Tobey name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tobey

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tobey means "Ja (God) is good" and is of Hebrew origin.
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International Interest
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  1. United States abstract painter influenced by oriental calligraphy (1890-1976)

Notable Persons Named Tobey

Notable Persons Named Tobey

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 1988 to present. Tobey was given the name Tobias Vincent Maguire on June 27th, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Tobey Butler

Tobey Butler is a nascar driver.

Tobey Black

Tobey Black is a punk rock and indie rock musician. She plays Guitar and vocals.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobey

Kenneth Tobey

Kenneth Tobey was an actor. His career lasted from 1943 to 1997. Kenneth was born on March 23rd, 1917 in Oakland, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 22nd, 2002.

Mark Tobey

Mark Tobey was an artist in the field of painting. Mark was born on December 11th, 1890 in Centerville, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. He left this life on April 24th, 1976.

Rebecca Tobey

Rebecca Tobey is a cermic artists of animal sculptures. Rebecca was born in 1948 in Mason, Texas, Texas, USA.

Charles William Tobey

Charles William Tobey was a Governor of New Hampshire. His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to 1931. Charles was born on July 22nd, 1880 in Roxbury, Boston. He died on July 24th, 1953.

Alton Tobey

Alton Tobey was an artist in the fields of historical painting, illustration, murals, and portraits. Alton was born on November 15th, 1914 in Middletown, Connecticut. He died on January 4th, 2005.

David Tobey

David was born on May 1st, 1898. He left this life on July 25th, 1988.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tobey U.S.
  White 89.96% 64.26%
  African American 2.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tobey

People with the last name Tobey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tobey

  • How Popular is the name Tobey? Tobey is the 6,222nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tobey was the 8,732nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tobey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,396 babies born with the first name Tobey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tobey to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tobey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tobey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tobey is Tuesday, November 22nd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Tobey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tobey was in 2003 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Tobey Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tobey is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Tobey: The name spelled backwards is Yebot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ebyto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tobey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,756 people with the last name Tobey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tobey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tobey as their last name.
  • Tobey name meaning

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