US Popularity:541
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

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tobias is currently #726 on The Bump
Boy:Tobias is currently #414 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Tobias is currently #541 in U.S. births
Boy:Tobias is currently #280 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 4
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Tobias, November 2020

  • Behind the Name, Tobiah, May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Tobias

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 172

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