Meaning:God is good
Tobias is a boy's name deriving from Hebrew and Greek roots, meaning "God is good." Thanks to the Book of Tobias in the Deuterocanon/Apocrypha of the Bible, this name became popular for parents of the Christian and Jewish faith. In English-speaking countries, the name is often shortened to Toby, a standalone legend in its own right. Tobias, however, comes from a long line of distinguished and culturally significant figures, from eighteenth-century novelist Tobias Smollet to Harry Potter's Tobias Snape, father of Severus. Possessing a multi-faceted background has made Tobias a universally appealing choice.
Tobias Name Popularity Data
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Overall:Tobias is currently #726 on The Bump
Boy:Tobias is currently #197 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Tobias is currently #534 in U.S. births
Boy:Tobias is currently #186 in U.S. births
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