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What does Tobias mean?

Tobias Pronunciation of Tobias 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, old, puritans, 19th century


VARIANTS Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobia, Tobiah, Tobie, Tobin, Tobit, Toby, Tobyn




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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)

Tobias reached its highest rank of #246 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is at #275 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Toby (#842 LAST YEAR), Tobin (#1810), Tobe, Tobey and Tobie are the popular alternative forms of Tobias (#275). Usage of these relations of Tobias was widespread among parents in the year 2016 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and is almost as widespread today (ADOPTION 0.09%, DOWN 12.7%), but with forms such as Toby 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 sound-alike 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.

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