Tosh 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 Tosh mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tosh

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New Zealand says the name Tosh means "Son of the Cheif".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tosh is of Hebrew origin and means "Soldier of God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Tosh
Neat; trim.

Etymology: Cf. OF. tonce shorn clipped, and E. tonsure

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Pretentious or silly talk or writing

From 19th-century British thieves cant, of uncertain origin. Sense of nonsense possibly influenced by tush (“nonsense! tsk tsk!”) attested from 15th century.

  1. (Britain, obsolete slang, uncountable) Copper; items made of copper
  2. (chiefly Britain, uncommon slang, uncountable) Valuables retrieved from sewers and drains
  3. (chiefly Britain, slang, uncountable) Rubbish, trash, (now) especially in the sense of nonsense, bosh, balderdash
    , J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv
    ‘Took yeh from the ruined house myself, on Dumbledore’s orders. Brought yeh ter this lot...’
    ‘Load of old ,’ said Uncle Vernon.
  4. (Britain, archaic school slang, countable) A bath or foot pan
  5. (cricket, slang, pejorative, uncountable) Easy bowling
  6. (Britain, humorous slang, uncountable) Used as a form of address.

Compare Old French tonce (“shorn, clipped”) and English tonsure.

From 19th-century British slang tosheroon, from or alongside tusheroon, of uncertain derivation from British slang caroon (“crown, a 5-shilling silver coin”), from Sabir and (originally) Italian corona (“crown”). The term was either derived from or influenced by madza caroon, the British slang for the Sabir and Italian mezzo corona (“half-crown”), possibly under influence from tosh ("copper items; valuables") above or from the half-crown's value of two shillings, sixpence.

  1. (Britain, obsolete slang, countable) A half-crown coin; its value
    , J. Maclaren-Ross, Doomsday Book, i. v. 63
    Here's a to buy yourself some beer.
  2. (Britain, obsolete slang, countable) A crown coin; its value
  3. (Britain, archaic slang, uncountable) Any money, particularly pre-decimalization British coinage

    tosh was also found in the following language(s): Uzbek

    Notable Persons Named Tosh

    Notable Persons Named Tosh

    Tosh McKinlay

    Tosh McKinlay is a soccer player for the Celtic Boys Club, Dundee F.C., Heart of Midlothian F.C., Celtic F.C., Stoke City F.C., Grasshopper Club Zürich, Kilmarnock F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football team. Tosh was born on December 3rd, 1964 in Glasgow.

    Tosh Greenslade

    Tosh Greenslade is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2012.

    Tosh Chamberlain

    Tosh Chamberlain is a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Dover Athletic F.C., and Ebbsfleet United F.C. Tosh was born on July 11th, 1934 in London, England.

    Tosh Powell

    Tosh was born in 1907. Tosh is also known as Powell and Thomas Morgan. He passed away on June 2nd, 1928.

    Tosh Van der Sande

    Tosh was born on November 28th, 1990 in Wijnegem, Belgium.

    Tosh Masson

    Tosh was born on February 27th, 1985.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tosh

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tosh

    Daniel Tosh

    Daniel Tosh is a black comedy, observational comedy, satire, and sarcasm comedian. Daniel was given the name Daniel Dwight Tosh on May 29th, 1975 in Boppard.

    Peter Tosh

    Peter Tosh was a reggae, ska, rocksteady, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, melodica, percussions, drums, violin, and Gibson Les Paul Doublecut. His career lasted from 1961 to 1987. Peter was given the name Winston Hubert McIntosh on October 19th, 1944 in Grange Hill, Jamaica. Peter is also known as Stepping Razor. He left this life on September 11th, 1987.

    Mac and Tosh

    Mac and Tosh is a fictional character.

    Stuart Tosh

    Stuart Tosh is a musician. Stuart was given the name Stuart Mcbeath Tosh on September 26th, 1948.

    Andrew Tosh

    Andrew Tosh is a reggae musician. He plays Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Kete drum, and Akete. Andrew was given the name Carlos Andrew McIntosh on June 19th, 1967.

    John Tosh

    • Steve Tosh
      Soccer Player

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tosh U.S.
      White 92.58% 64.26%
      African American 0.70% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.68% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.94% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.35% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tosh

    People with the last name Tosh are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Tosh

  1. How Popular is the name Tosh? Tosh is the 15,997th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tosh was the 14,050th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tosh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 544 babies born with the first name Tosh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tosh to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tosh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Tosh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tosh is Thursday, August 7th, 1873.
  5. What year had the most people named Tosh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tosh was in 2006 with a total of 31 babies.
  6. Random Tosh Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tosh is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 2011.
  7. Weird things about the name Tosh: The name spelled backwards is Hsot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Soth. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tosh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,143 people with the last name Tosh.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tosh? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tosh as their last name since less than 1 person in 137k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Tosh name meaning

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