Menu

Tobias name meaning

First Name
22k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
14k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

How to Pronounce Tobias

Click Me Audio

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tobias

User Submitted Origins

Hebrew
59%
Norwegian
19%
English
19%
Greek
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 people from the United States and Sweden agree the name Tobias is of Hebrew origin and means "God is good".
  2. A user from Alaska, U.S. says the name Tobias is of Hebrew origin and means "'Yahweh is good'. (Yahweh is the Hebrew god".
  3. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Tobias means "Goodness of God".
  4. According to a user from Canada, the name Tobias is of Jewish origin and means "Beloved of God".
  5. A user from Nigeria says the name Tobias is of African origin and means "Tobias 'means, God is merciful".
  6. According to a user from Zambia, the name Tobias is of American origin and means "King".
names by meaning.

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Tobias to us below

International Interest
Also see international interest
Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek Τοβίας (Tobías), from Hebrew טוֹבִיָּה‎ (toviyá, literally “my good is YHWH”).

  1. The main character in the Book of Tobit, regarded as apocryphal by most Protestants. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.

Tobias was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Tobias

Notable Persons Named Tobias

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.

Popularity:
Toby Kebbell

Toby Kebbell is an actor. He has been prominent since 2000. Toby was given the name Tobias Alistair Patrick Kebbell on July 9th, 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, UK. Toby is also known as Kebbell and Tobias Alistair P. (birth name).

Popularity:
Tobias Menzies

Tobias Menzies is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1998. Tobias was born on March 7th, 1974 in London.

Popularity:
Tobias Santelmann

Tobias Santelmann is an actor. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Tobias was born on August 8th, 1980 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Popularity:
Tobias Schweinsteiger

Tobias Schweinsteiger is a soccer player for the Bayern Munich Junior Team, TSV 1860 Rosenheim, FC Kufstein, Falke Markt Schwaben, SSV Jahn Regensburg II, FC Ismaning, VfB Lübeck, Eintracht Braunschweig, SpVgg Unterhaching, SSV Jahn Regensburg, and FC Bayern Munich II. Tobias was born on March 12th, 1982 in Rosenheim, West Germany.

Popularity:
Tobias Zachary Ziegler

Tobias Zachary Ziegler is a white house communications director.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobias

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobias

George Tobias

George Tobias was a film and television actor. His career lasted from 1927 to 1927. George was born on July 14th, 1901 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 27th, 1980.

Popularity:
Oliver Tobias

His career lasted from 1968 to 1968. Oliver was given the name Oliver Tobias Freitag on August 6th, 1947 in Zürich.

Popularity:
John Tobias

John Tobias is a comic book artist, graphic designer, video game designer, comic book, and video game design. John was born on August 24th, 1969 in Chicago.

Popularity:
Jesse Tobias

Jesse Tobias is an alternative rock musician, songwriter, record producer, and arrangement. He plays Guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Jesse was born on April 1st, 1972 in Austin, Texas.

Popularity:
Paul Tobias

Paul Tobias is a hard rock musician. He was most active from 1984 to present. Paul was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul is also known as Paul Huge.

Popularity:
Isabella Tobias

Isabella was born on August 23rd, 1991 in New York City.

Popularity:
  • Phillip Vallentine Tobias
    Scientist
  • Ken Tobias
    Musician
  • Rudolf Tobias
    Musical Artist
  • Herbert Tobias
  • Timothy John Tobias
    Musician
  • József Tóbiás
    Leader of the Opposition
  • Janet L. Tobias
    Film Director

Common last names for Tobias

  • Martinez
  • Miller
  • Garcia
  • Yoder
  • Cohen
  • Lucero
  • Martin

Common first names for Tobias

  • Mary
  • John
  • William
  • Robert
  • Joseph
  • George
  • Charles
  • James
  • Anna
  • Helen
  • Ruth
  • Dorothy
  • Richard
  • David
  • Henry
  • Frank
  • Paul

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tobias U.S.
  White 55.01% 64.26%
  African American 13.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tobias

People with the last name Tobias are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tobias

  • What name lists does Tobias rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tobias? Tobias is the 1,656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tobias was the 2,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tobias have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,802 babies born with the first name Tobias in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tobias to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tobias? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tobias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tobias is Sunday, August 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Tobias born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tobias was in 2016 with a total of 1,520 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tobias!
  • Random Tobias Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tobias ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 12 babies in Alaska have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Tobias: The name spelled backwards is Saibot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Siatob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tobias? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,482 people with the last name Tobias.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tobias? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tobias as their last name.
  • Tobias name meaning

    Related Names by Origin

    Rank Name Gender
    340 Siah Neutral
    4.4m Michael Boy
    686 Kyro Boy
    434 Jasai Boy
    260k Esther Girl
    37k Zion Neutral
    173 Zani Neutral
    105 Deya Girl
    300 Noriah Girl
    428k Sara Girl

    Related Names by Gender

    Rank Name Origin
    4.4m Michael Hebrew
    170 Zameer Islamic/Muslim
    140k Xavier English
    1k Jamario African American
    329 Leng Chinese
    686 Kyro Hebrew
    264 Aveer Indian (Sanskrit)
    5k Zayn Arabic
    1k Taquan African American
    87k Elias Greek