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1k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joby

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Alt. Meaning

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons Named Joby

Joby Baker is an actor and painter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to 1984. Joby was born on March 26th, 1934 in Montreal.

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Joby Talbot is a composer. Joby was born on August 25th, 1971 in Wimbledon, London.

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Joby Harold is a screenwriter, film producer, and film director.

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Joby Warrick is a journalist and reporter. Joby was born on August 4th, 1960 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA.

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Joby Ogwyn is a mountaineering and mountaineer. Joby was born on August 8th, 1974 in Louisiana.

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Joby was born on June 24th, 1991 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joby

Hans Joby was an actor. He was most active from 1920 to 1944. Hans was born on August 3rd, 1884 in Brașov. He died on April 30th, 1943.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1939 5 0 5
1947 7 0 7
1949 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1953 7 0 7
1954 7 0 7
1955 6 0 6
1956 14 5 9
1957 11 6 5
1958 10 0 10
1959 13 0 13
1960 12 0 12
1961 12 6 6
1962 14 5 9
1963 29 6 23
1964 15 0 15
1965 20 0 20
1966 20 0 20
1967 16 0 16
1968 24 0 24
1969 28 5 23
1970 21 5 16
1971 31 0 31
1972 33 0 33
1973 39 10 29
1974 38 5 33
1975 35 6 29
1976 45 9 36
1977 37 0 37
1978 23 0 23
1979 21 0 21
1980 22 0 22
1981 16 0 16
1982 12 0 12
1983 17 0 17
1984 21 0 21
1985 14 0 14
1986 21 0 21
1987 19 0 19
1988 14 0 14
1989 14 0 14
1990 19 0 19
1991 21 0 21
1992 21 0 21
1993 8 0 8
1994 23 0 23
1995 24 0 24
1996 26 0 26
1997 14 0 14
1998 14 0 14
1999 18 0 18
2000 19 0 19
2001 12 0 12
2002 22 0 22
2003 12 0 12
2004 11 0 11
2005 11 0 11
2006 15 0 15
2007 10 0 10
2008 12 0 12
2009 15 0 15
2010 16 0 16
2011 16 0 16
2012 12 0 12
2013 13 0 13
2014 10 0 10
2015 13 0 13
2017 10 0 10

Fun Facts about the name Joby

  • How Popular is the name Joby? Joby is the 9,405th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Joby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,194 babies born with the first name Joby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joby to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Joby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joby is Thursday, February 23rd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Joby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joby was in 1977 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Joby Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joby is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Joby: Your name in reverse order is Yboj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybjo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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