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What does Tobey mean?

Tobey Pronunciation of Tobey as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Tobey) is of Hebrew and English derivation, and Tobey means "God is good". Tobey is an alternate spelling of Tobias (Hebrew): biblical name from the Old Testament. Tobey is also a variant of Toby (English).




VARIANTS Tobie, Tobiah, Tobia, Tobi, Tobee

OTHER FORMS VIA TOBIAS, TOBY Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobin, Tobit, Tobyn

(male) Tobo, ..

(female) Tomy, ..

Tobey Carlos (T.C.), ..

How popular is Tobey?

Tobey is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8475 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tobey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #1447 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Tobey are Tobe, Tobias (#275 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Tobie, Tobin (#1810) and Toby (#842). These forms of Tobey reached the peak of their popularity less than a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and are almost as common today (ADOPTION 0.1%, 13%), but with forms like Toby becoming less trendy. Toby is more universally found than the rest, though Tobias is now more frequently used.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abbey, Abey, Bobbey, Bodey, Bogey, Cobey, Codey, Colbey, Coley, Coney, Corey, Covey, Coxey, Hobey, Jodey, Joey, Jorey, Kobey, Kodey, Korey, Morey, Roley, Rorey, Taber, Tavey, Tobal, Tome, Tomek, Tomeo, Tomey, Tommey, Tommy, Toney, Tony, Tore, Toren, Torey, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Tower and Trey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tobey.

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