Tobias

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18k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tobias

"Tobias" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is good". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From the Ancient Greek Τοβίας (Tobías), from Hebrew טוֹבִיָּ֖ה (toviyá, literally “my good is YHWH”).

  1. The main character in the Book of Tobit, regarded as apocryphal by most Protestants. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name.

Tobias was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Tobias

Tobey Maguire is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 1988 to present. Tobey was given the name Tobias Vincent Maguire on June 27th, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Toby Kebbell is an actor. He has been prominent since 2000. Toby was given the name Tobias Alistair Patrick Kebbell on July 9th, 1982 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, UK. Toby is also known as Kebbell and Tobias Alistair P. (birth name).

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Tobias Menzies is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1998. Tobias was born on March 7th, 1974 in London.

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Tobias Santelmann is an actor. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Tobias was born on August 8th, 1980 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Tobias Schweinsteiger is a soccer player for the Bayern Munich Junior Team, TSV 1860 Rosenheim, FC Kufstein, Falke Markt Schwaben, SSV Jahn Regensburg II, FC Ismaning, VfB Lübeck, Eintracht Braunschweig, SpVgg Unterhaching, SSV Jahn Regensburg, and FC Bayern Munich II. Tobias was born on March 12th, 1982 in Rosenheim, West Germany.

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Tobias Zachary Ziegler is a white house communications director.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tobias

George Tobias was a film and television actor. His career lasted from 1927 to 1927. George was born on July 14th, 1901 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 27th, 1980.

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His career lasted from 1968 to 1968. Oliver was given the name Oliver Tobias Freitag on August 6th, 1947 in Zürich.

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John Tobias is a comic book artist, graphic designer, video game designer, comic book, and video game design. John was born on August 24th, 1969 in Chicago.

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Jesse Tobias is an alternative rock musician, songwriter, record producer, and arrangement. He plays Guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Jesse was born on April 1st, 1972 in Austin, Texas.

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Paul Tobias is a hard rock musician. He was most active from 1984 to present. Paul was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul is also known as Paul Huge.

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Isabella was born on August 23rd, 1991 in New York City.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1883 6 0 6
1884 8 0 8
1888 7 0 7
1889 10 0 10
1890 7 0 7
1892 5 0 5
1893 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1901 8 0 8
1902 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1906 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 5 0 5
1912 11 0 11
1913 7 0 7
1914 11 0 11
1915 16 0 16
1916 20 0 20
1917 27 0 27
1918 23 0 23
1919 16 0 16
1920 21 0 21
1921 24 0 24
1922 17 0 17
1923 15 0 15
1924 18 0 18
1925 11 0 11
1926 13 0 13
1927 18 0 18
1928 10 0 10
1929 8 0 8
1930 8 0 8
1931 8 0 8
1932 11 0 11
1933 14 0 14
1934 22 0 22
1935 9 0 9
1936 8 0 8
1937 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1939 13 0 13
1940 18 0 18
1941 20 0 20
1942 18 0 18
1943 16 0 16
1944 16 0 16
1945 14 0 14
1946 15 0 15
1947 11 0 11
1948 9 0 9
1949 23 0 23
1950 27 0 27
1951 27 0 27
1952 28 0 28
1953 14 0 14
1954 17 0 17
1955 21 0 21
1956 20 0 20
1957 24 0 24
1958 29 0 29
1959 37 0 37
1960 45 0 45
1961 49 0 49
1962 42 0 42
1963 55 0 55
1964 47 0 47
1965 70 0 70
1966 51 0 51
1967 57 0 57
1968 58 0 58
1969 103 0 103
1970 142 0 142
1971 125 0 125
1972 140 0 140
1973 149 0 149
1974 212 0 212
1975 238 0 238
1976 277 0 277
1977 256 0 256
1978 282 0 282
1979 279 0 279
1980 245 0 245
1981 208 0 208
1982 192 0 192
1983 154 0 154
1984 144 0 144
1985 151 0 151
1986 172 0 172
1987 151 0 151
1988 185 0 185
1989 195 0 195
1990 199 0 199
1991 191 0 191
1992 163 0 163
1993 197 0 197
1994 186 0 186
1995 220 0 220
1996 203 0 203
1997 261 0 261
1998 315 0 315
1999 328 0 328
2000 339 0 339
2001 364 0 364
2002 424 0 424
2003 491 0 491
2004 489 0 489
2005 516 0 516
2006 551 0 551
2007 570 0 570
2008 507 0 507
2009 535 0 535
2010 495 0 495
2011 474 0 474
2012 515 0 515
2013 564 0 564
2014 736 0 736
2015 1,114 0 1,114
2016 1,508 0 1,508

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Popularity of Tobias as a first name

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Popularity of Tobias as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tobias U.S.
  White 55.01% 64.26%
  African American 13.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tobias

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tobias

  • How Popular is the name Tobias? Tobias is the 1,758th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tobias was the 2,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tobias have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,836 babies born with the first name Tobias in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tobias to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tobias? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tobias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tobias is Sunday, August 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Tobias born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tobias was in 2016 with a total of 1,508 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tobias!
  • Random Tobias Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tobias ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 12 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Tobias: Your name in reverse order is Saibot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isatob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tobias? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,482 people with the last name Tobias.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tobias? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tobias as their last name.

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