Toby Name Meaning

Toby is the quintessential little boy name. He’s charming, friendly, and easy to spell, making him a favorite on baby name lists. Meaning “Yahweh is good,” this Hebrew pick is also a hit with the spiritual crowd.

Infographic of Toby name meaning, which is A shortened form of Tobias, Toby is a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh is good."
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Toby Name Popularity

How popular is the name Toby? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 1,547 5 0.0005%
1919 1,402 6 0.0006%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,444 6 0.0005%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 1,286 8 0.0007%
1928 1,376 6 0.0006%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,429 5 0.0005%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,048 13 0.0013%
1933 1,286 6 0.0006%
1934 1,068 12 0.0012%
1935 997 14 0.0014%
1936 1,090 10 0.001%
1937 949 15 0.0015%
1938 884 20 0.002%
1939 725 33 0.0032%
1940 739 35 0.0033%
1941 657 49 0.0044%
1942 612 68 0.0054%
1943 583 76 0.0058%
1944 505 105 0.0085%
1945 568 71 0.0058%
1946 606 70 0.0047%
1947 589 94 0.0056%
1948 621 72 0.0045%
1949 600 86 0.0053%
1950 581 93 0.0058%
1951 602 89 0.0052%
1952 520 136 0.0078%
1953 536 131 0.0074%
1954 562 126 0.0069%
1955 553 134 0.0073%
1956 499 191 0.0101%
1957 502 194 0.0101%
1958 462 243 0.0129%
1959 485 224 0.0118%
1960 403 339 0.0179%
1961 472 248 0.0131%
1962 419 329 0.0179%
1963 407 344 0.0192%
1964 418 330 0.0187%
1965 349 441 0.027%
1966 404 304 0.0195%
1967 359 398 0.0262%
1968 323 516 0.0344%
1969 270 728 0.0473%
1970 240 958 0.0602%
1971 226 1,015 0.0675%
1972 241 863 0.0634%
1973 216 992 0.0765%
1974 203 1,064 0.0819%
1975 188 1,182 0.092%
1976 199 1,077 0.0836%
1977 209 1,036 0.0769%
1978 234 864 0.0643%
1979 295 643 0.0456%
1980 303 614 0.042%
1981 376 421 0.0286%
1982 371 432 0.0289%
1983 425 328 0.0222%
1984 455 291 0.0196%
1985 488 274 0.0181%
1986 506 256 0.017%
1987 538 235 0.0154%
1988 557 226 0.0145%
1989 626 199 0.0123%
1990 578 260 0.0157%
1991 634 212 0.013%
1992 599 245 0.0153%
1993 611 241 0.0155%
1994 597 252 0.0164%
1995 566 280 0.0186%
1996 544 303 0.0202%
1997 552 309 0.0209%
1998 556 312 0.0208%
1999 589 280 0.0187%
2000 536 364 0.0238%
2001 527 373 0.0248%
2002 470 471 0.0314%
2003 431 549 0.0361%
2004 430 572 0.0375%
2005 471 496 0.0324%
2006 517 461 0.0294%
2007 537 439 0.0278%
2008 578 395 0.0256%
2009 623 355 0.0238%
2010 666 305 0.0212%
2011 772 236 0.0166%
2012 664 306 0.0215%
2013 531 455 0.032%
2014 597 398 0.0273%
2015 684 314 0.0216%
2016 730 277 0.0192%
2017 795 221 0.0158%
2018 807 209 0.0152%
2019 898 168 0.0124%

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What names are variants of Toby?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Toby.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Thobey

God is good

Hebrew

Thobie

God is good

Hebrew

Thoby

God is good

Hebrew

Tobe

God is good

Hebrew

Tobee

God is good

Hebrew

Tobey

God is good

Hebrew

Tobi

God is good

Hebrew

Tobias

God is good

Hebrew

Tobie

God is good

Hebrew


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1 Comment

  1. after having a miscarriage. When I became pregnant again I was worried, I was praying that God would let us keep this baby and everything be okay. Then God gave me the name Toby, which at the time I didn’t know it meant. Good is Yahweh. So I was blown away. Plus I didn’t even know we were having a boy yet! So he is our rainbow baby gift from God. We didn’t even choose his name. It was given to us by the Lord and we are so thankful!


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