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What does Tobias mean?

Tobias /to-bi-as/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tobias is "God is good". Biblical name from the Old Testament, used by the Puritans and revived in the 19th century. Author Tobias Wolff.

Associated with: good, puritans, 19th century


Tobias has 14 variants: Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobia, Tobiah, Tobie, Tobin, Tobit, Toby and Tobyn.

Related boy name: Tuvya.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Taybias, Tybias, ..

(female) Tobine, Tobite, ..

How popular is Tobias?

Tobias is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1013 out of 1220, Top 83%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#2526 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tobias for boys. Tobias reached its highest rank of #419 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tobias name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tobias outside U.S.

Toby (#605 last year), Tobin (#1203), Tobie, Tobe and Tobey are the popular alternative forms of Tobias (#419 last year). Usage of these relations of Tobias was widespread among parents in the 1970s (adoption of 0.08%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.07%, down 14.5%), but with the form Tobe falling out of fashion. Tobias is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tobias, Tobe, Tobey, Tobie, Tobin, Toby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tobias, Toby outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Abbas, Adonias, Aias, Amias, Boas, Colas, Cordas, Costas, Darias, Elias, Esaias, Esias, Euodias, Ilias, Jonas, Josias, Kostas, Loucas, Loukas, Matias, Rodas, Tabib, Tamas, Tamhas, Tavis, Tevis, Thijs, Thomas, Thorian, Tijs, Tobal, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomasz, Tomie, Tommaso, Toni, Tonie, Tonio, Toran, Torean, Toril, Torin, Torio, Torion, Torran, Torrian, Toviach (see Tuvya), Toviah, Tovyah, Towers, Tris, Urias and Yonas. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tobias.