Tobe name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tobe mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tobe

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Tobe means "It's is the short form of 'Tobechukwu' meaning 'Praise God' or 'Praising God'".
  2. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Tobe means "Garment".
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International Interest
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  1. A cotton garment worn in parts of northern Africa.

tobe was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Tobe

Notable Persons Named Tobe

Tobe Hooper

Tobe Hooper is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, and producer. He was most active from 1969 to present. Tobe was given the name William Tobe Hooper on January 25th, 1943 in Austin, Texas.

Tobe Sexton

He has been prominent since 1985. Tobe was born on September 6th, 1968 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.


Tobe is an athlete for the Caja Segovia FS, Inter FS, Baku United FC, and Equatorial Guinea national futsal team. Tobe was born on July 14th, 1984 in Madrid.

Tobe Levin

Tobe was born in 1948.

Tobe Davis

Tobe was born on June 12th, 1888. She left this life on December 25th, 1962.

Tobe Da Diva

Tobe Da Diva is an on-air personality, tv host, and vlogger. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Tobe was born on January 19th, 1987 in Lagos State.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobe

Keiko Tobe

Tomas Tobé

Tomas Tobé is a businessperson and politician. He was most active from 2015 to present. Tomas was born on February 16th, 1978 in Gävle.


Tobe is an athlete for the Caja Segovia FS, Inter FS, Baku United FC, and Equatorial Guinea national futsal team. Tobe was born on July 14th, 1984 in Madrid.

Naoto Tobe

Naoto was born on March 31st, 1992.

Alain Brigion Tobe

Alain was born on November 6th, 1986.


Common first names for Tobe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tobe U.S.
  White 57.35% 64.26%
  African American 36.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tobe

People with the last name Tobe are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tobe

  • How Popular is the name Tobe? Tobe is the 11,173rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tobe was the 30,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tobe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 962 babies born with the first name Tobe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tobe to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tobe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Tobe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tobe is Thursday, March 25th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Tobe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tobe was in 1916 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Tobe Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tobe is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Tobe: The name spelled backwards is Ebot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oebt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tobe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 762 people with the last name Tobe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tobe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tobe as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tobe name meaning

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