Meaning:god is good


Pronunciation:toe bee

Variations:Tobi, Tobias

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About Toby

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Toby is a name that has fallen in popularity over the years, although it is still a great choice for parents who are looking for something a bit more traditional. Because it is not so popular these days, it means it is a good choice for parents who don’t want their son to have the same name as everyone else!

Detailed Meaning

Toby is the English form of the biblical name Tobias. The name itself has Hebrew origins and it means “God is good.” It has lost popularity in recent years, however.

Famous People With This Name

Toby Jones is an English actor, Toby Turner is a famous Internet personality (he is better known as Tobuscus), and Toby Bailey was a former professional basketball player.

Possible Nicknames

A possible nickname for Toby could be Tobe, rather than Tob, which would sound a little bit strange.

Related Names

Related names include Tobias, from which it is derived, and alternative spellings include Tobee, Tobey, Tobi and Tobie.

Stories Featuring This Name

Toby the Tram Engine is a character from “Thomas & Friends,” Toby Flenderson is a character from the US version of “The Office,” and Toby Ziegle is a character in “The West Wing.”

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