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What does Toby mean?

Toby Pronunciation of Toby [to-by] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Toby) is pronounced TOH-bee. It is of English origin. Short form of Tobias (Hebrew) "God is good". Actor Tobey Maguire.

Associated with: good.


Toby has 8 variants: Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi and Tobie.

5 more related forms via Tobey, Tobias: Tobia, Tobiah, Tobin, Tobit and Tobyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Taby, Tonby, ..

(female) Tody, Tosy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Toby Kalvin (T.K.), ..

How popular is Toby?

Toby is a very popular first name for men (#483 out of 1220, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#18506 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Toby reached its highest rank of #226 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #689 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Tobe, Tobey, Tobias (#316 via latest list), Tobie and Tobin (#1362) are the popular related forms of Toby (#689 via latest list). These relations of Toby were favored today (average #1394), except for versions such as Toby which have become less stylish. Tobias is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Bobby, Cobby, Coby, Colby, Corby, Ebby, Gaby, Joby, Koby, Kolby, Robby, Ruby, Tab, Tabb, Tay, Tobal, Tod, Todd, Togo, Tom, Tome, Tomey, Tomm, Tommy, Ton, Toney, Toni, Tony, Toon, Tor, Tore, Torey, Toro, Torr, Torry, Toru, Tory, Tov, Trey, Troy and Ty. These names tend to be less commonly used than Toby.