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What does Toby mean?

Toby Pronunciation of Toby 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.




VARIANTS Thobey, Thobie, Thoby, Tobe, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi, Tobie

RELATED FORMS VIA TOBEY, TOBIAS Tobia, Tobiah, Tobin, Tobit, Tobyn



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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 #842 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Tobe, Tobey, Tobias (#275 VIA LATEST LIST), Tobie and Tobin (#1810) are the popular related forms of Toby (#842). These relations of Toby were favored 2 years ago (AVERAGE #1411) and are almost as common today (#1487, 12.7%), but with versions such as Toby becoming 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

Toby is pronounced similarly to Tobia and Tobiah. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Bobby, Cobby, Coby, Colby, Corby, Ebby, Gaby, Joby, Koby, Kolby, Robby, Ruby, Tab, Tabb, Tay, Tobal, Tobin, Tobit, Tobyn, 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.