Toby name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Toby

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  1. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Toby is of Hebrew origin and means "God is good".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Toby is of English origin and means "A strong and gifted individual".
  3. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Toby is of Greek origin and means "Good".
  4. According to 2 people from Philippines and the United Kingdom, the name Toby is of Fiction origin and means "Strong".
  5. A submission from Germany says the name Toby means "Gift" and is of English origin.
  6. According to a user from Israel, the name Toby is of Jewish origin and means "In yiddish its a Pigeon".
  7. According to a user from Germany, the name Toby means "Toby Smith is a Minecraft youtuber known as Tubbo!!!".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun To"by
A small jug, pitcher, or mug, generally used for ale, shaped somewhat like a stout man, with a cocked hat forming the brim.

Etymology: Perh. from the proper name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat

The Middle English vernacular form of Tobias.

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.
  2. (rare) A female given name from Hebrew.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. (chiefly UK) in the traditional Punch and Judy show the showman's (live) dog trained to take part in the puppet show and to carry a bag around the audience soliciting donations.

From Shelta toba (“the road”).

  1. The superintendent of a street market.

    Notable Persons Named Toby

    Notable Persons Named Toby

    Toby Jones

    Toby Jones is an actor. He was most active from 1992 to present. Toby was born as the child of Freddie Jones on September 7th, 1966 in Hammersmith.

    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).

    Toby Stephens

    Toby Stephens is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Toby was born as the child of Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens on April 21st, 1969 in Middlesex Hospital.

    Toby Alderweireld

    Toby Alderweireld is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Beerschot AC, Ajax Youth Academy, AFC Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Southampton F.C., Belgium national youth football team, and Belgium national under-17 football team. Toby was born on March 2nd, 1989 in Antwerp. Toby is also known as Alderweireld and Tobias Albertine Maurits.

    Toby Keith

    Toby Keith is a country music musician. His ongoing career started in 1993. Toby was given the name Toby Keith Covel on July 8th, 1961.

    Toby Regbo

    Toby Regbo is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Toby was given the name Toby Finn Regbo on October 18th, 1991 in London, England, UK.

    • Toby Turner
    • Toby Schmitz
    • Toby Gerhart
      Football Player
    • Toby Young
    • Toby Smith
    • Toby Gad
      Record Producer
    • Toby Whithouse
    • Toby Flood
    • Toby Anstis
    • Toby Leung
    • Toby Jepson
    • Toby Perkins
    • Toby Ann Stavisky
      New York State Senate
    • Toby Mott

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Toby

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Toby

    Ryan Toby

    Ryan Toby is a singer, actor, artist, songwriter, and musician. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Ryan was given the name Maurice Ryan Toby on November 26th, 1976 in Willingboro Township, New Jersey.

    Doug Toby

    Doug Toby is an actor. He was most active from 1979 to 1995. Doug was given the name Douglas Alan Zahn on July 13th, 1964 in Los Angeles. Doug is also known as Doug Tobey, Tobey, and Doug.

    Ronald Toby

    Ronald was born in 1942.

    Gabriel Toby

    Gabriel Toby is a Deputy Governor of Rivers State and Deputy Governor ofRivers State. Gabriel was born in Opobo. Gabriel is also known as George and Tamunobiebere.

    Joseph Toby

    Joseph Toby is a soccer player for the Flagler College, Orlando City U-23, FC JAX Destroyers, IMG Academy Bradenton, Orlando City SC, Arizona United SC, and Jacksonville Armada FC. Joseph was born on February 6th, 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

    Darren Toby

    Darren Toby is a soccer player for the Charlotte Eagles, University of Mobile, College of Charleston, Syracuse Silver Knights, and VSI Tampa Bay FC. Darren was born on January 18th, 1982 in Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago.


    Common last names for Toby

    • Smith
    • Cohen
    • Williams
    • Harris
    • Johnson
    • Schwartz
    • Miller
    • Garcia
    • Katz
    • Thomas
    • Jones

    Common first names for Toby

    • Mary
    • Charles
    • William
    • John
    • James
    • Walter

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Toby U.S.
      White 60.01% 64.26%
      African American 29.59% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.87% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 3.17% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Toby

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

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Toby

  1. What name lists does Toby rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Toby? Toby is the 1,159th most popular name of all time. As a last name Toby was the 18,028th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Toby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,512 babies born with the first name Toby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Toby to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Toby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  5. When was Toby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Toby is Tuesday, March 8th, 1870.
  6. What year had the most people named Toby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Toby was in 1975 with a total of 1,192 babies. That's a lot of babies named Toby!
  7. Random Toby Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Toby ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 16 babies in Maine have the same name in 1976.
  8. Weird things about the name Toby: The name spelled backwards is Ybot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ybot. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Toby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,548 people with the last name Toby.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Toby as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  11. Toby name meaning

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