Tobi

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
131
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tobi

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Tobi means "Our lord/God is great a king." and is of Yoruba origin.
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Tobi means "TOBI god is big as a king God is big is king" and is of Yoruba origin.
  • A submission from Turkey says the name Tobi means "Big" and is of Nigerian origin.
Other origins: French

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Notable Persons Named Tobi

Tobi Vail is a musician. She plays Drum kit, Guitar, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 80 to 80. Tobi was given the name Tobi Celeste Vail on July 20th, 1969 in Auburn, Washington.

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Tobi Adebayo-Rowling is a soccer player for the Sligo Rovers F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Eastbourne Borough F.C., and Peterborough United F.C. Tobi was born on November 16th, 1996 in Camden Town, England.

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Tobi Wong is an artist in the field of sculpture. Tobi was given the name Donald Tobias Wong on June 10th, 1974 in Vancouver.

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Tobi Sho-Silva is a soccer player for the Charlton Athletic F.C., Welling United F.C., and Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Tobi was born on March 27th, 1995.

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Tobi Lark is a gospel music and soul music singing. She was most prominent from 1960 to present. Tobi was given the name Bessie Grace Gupton in 1941 in Alabama. Tobi is also known as Bessie Watson, Tobi Legend, and Tobi Lark.

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Tobi Stoner is a baseball player. Tobi was born on December 3rd, 1984 in Landstuhl.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobi

Niki was born on July 14th, 1940.

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Triin was born on June 3rd, 1995 in Tartu.

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Tobi is a sports team member for the Esporte Clube Santo André.

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How popular is the baby name Tobi in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1934 6 6 0
1937 8 8 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 8 8 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 12 12 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 18 18 0
1948 16 16 0
1949 16 16 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 27 27 0
1952 24 24 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 29 29 0
1955 33 33 0
1956 47 47 0
1957 39 39 0
1958 34 34 0
1959 35 35 0
1960 36 36 0
1961 41 41 0
1962 40 40 0
1963 66 66 0
1964 44 44 0
1965 55 55 0
1966 62 55 7
1967 59 54 5
1968 65 65 0
1969 78 69 9
1970 101 92 9
1971 101 88 13
1972 119 108 11
1973 91 82 9
1974 148 136 12
1975 161 150 11
1976 124 109 15
1977 83 76 7
1978 73 65 8
1979 42 32 10
1980 45 39 6
1981 39 34 5
1982 35 27 8
1983 25 25 0
1984 30 30 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 26 26 0
1987 29 19 10
1988 31 20 11
1989 22 16 6
1990 29 24 5
1991 27 22 5
1992 18 18 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 32 25 7
1995 34 34 0
1996 34 28 6
1997 34 34 0
1998 42 32 10
1999 29 23 6
2000 40 27 13
2001 42 33 9
2002 45 40 5
2003 45 38 7
2004 34 27 7
2005 38 28 10
2006 29 17 12
2007 25 16 9
2008 29 17 12
2009 30 17 13
2010 26 15 11
2011 29 17 12
2012 34 15 19
2013 33 14 19
2014 34 10 24
2015 32 14 18
2016 24 16 8
2017 21 12 9

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Popularity of Tobi as a first name

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Popularity of Tobi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tobi U.S.
  White 57.25% 64.26%
  African American 19.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tobi

People with the last name Tobi are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Tobi

  • How Popular is the name Tobi? Tobi is the 4,971st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tobi was the 129,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tobi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,246 babies born with the first name Tobi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tobi to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tobi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tobi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tobi is Thursday, May 13th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tobi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tobi was in 1975 with a total of 150 babies.
  • Random Tobi Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tobi is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Tobi: Your name in reverse order is Ibot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Itbo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tobi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131 people with the last name Tobi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tobi? Tobi is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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