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Toby

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1902 5 5 0
1903 7 7 0
1905 8 0 8
1906 5 0 5
1907 12 6 6
1908 11 11 0
1909 16 8 8
1910 22 16 6
1911 20 13 7
1912 14 14 0
1913 35 24 11
1914 33 19 14
1915 67 40 27
1916 68 46 22
1917 60 38 22
1918 63 39 24
1919 75 45 30
1920 59 37 22
1921 82 59 23
1922 63 39 24
1923 64 36 28
1924 83 59 24
1925 65 39 26
1926 60 39 21
1927 58 25 33
1928 66 41 25
1929 62 35 27
1930 72 42 30
1931 65 35 30
1932 80 36 44
1933 94 58 36
1934 155 101 54
1935 151 94 57
1936 211 152 59
1937 184 118 66
1938 210 157 53
1939 226 154 72
1940 224 147 77
1941 261 170 91
1942 277 156 121
1943 276 160 116
1944 270 117 153
1945 256 133 123
1946 242 116 126
1947 275 127 148
1948 253 117 136
1949 266 117 149
1950 260 110 150
1951 251 109 142
1952 299 108 191
1953 263 83 180
1954 278 94 184
1955 290 100 190
1956 353 108 245
1957 339 89 250
1958 382 83 299
1959 367 73 294
1960 454 82 372
1961 376 74 302
1962 446 85 361
1963 479 90 389
1964 439 64 375
1965 547 74 473
1966 405 55 350
1967 496 67 429
1968 608 54 554
1969 832 79 753
1970 1,083 100 983
1971 1,108 76 1,032
1972 988 98 890
1973 1,103 98 1,005
1974 1,197 117 1,080
1975 1,350 158 1,192
1976 1,212 116 1,096
1977 1,153 93 1,060
1978 938 53 885
1979 721 55 666
1980 702 53 649
1981 497 39 458
1982 510 43 467
1983 423 39 384
1984 397 53 344
1985 379 57 322
1986 330 26 304
1987 340 46 294
1988 319 45 274
1989 309 46 263
1990 337 28 309
1991 289 32 257
1992 326 37 289
1993 318 34 284
1994 344 37 307
1995 361 45 316
1996 379 37 342
1997 386 41 345
1998 377 37 340
1999 370 38 332
2000 458 51 407
2001 484 71 413
2002 541 41 500
2003 645 64 581
2004 677 65 612
2005 593 67 526
2006 570 62 508
2007 511 51 460
2008 493 53 440
2009 452 56 396
2010 407 50 357
2011 351 61 290
2012 450 98 352
2013 552 71 481
2014 519 75 444
2015 442 79 363

Fun Facts about the name Toby

  • How many people with the first name Toby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,107 babies born with the first name Toby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Toby to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Toby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Toby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Toby is Tuesday, March 8th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Toby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Toby was in 1975 with a total of 1,192 babies. That's a lot of babies named Toby!
  • Random Toby Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Toby ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 12 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Toby: Your name in reverse order is Ybot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Boyt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Toby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,548 people with the last name Toby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Toby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Toby as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Toby as a last name

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Common last names for Toby

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  • Gibson

Common first names for Toby

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Toby U.S.
  White 60.01% 64.26%
  African American 29.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Toby

People with the last name Toby are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Toby" mean? The list below shows the origins of Toby as well as things modernly associated with the name Toby such as celebrities named Toby.

English

Origin and Meaning of Toby

The name "Toby" is of English origin, and it means "God is good". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun To"by
A small jug, pitcher, or mug, generally used for ale, shaped somewhat like a stout man, with a cocked hat forming the brim.

Etymology: Perh. from the proper name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat

The Middle English vernacular form of Tobias.

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A female given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. (chiefly UK) in the traditional Punch and Judy show the showman's (live) dog trained to take part in the puppet show and to carry a bag around the audience soliciting donations.

From Shelta toba (“the road”).

  1. The superintendent of a street market.

    Notable Persons With the Name Toby

    Toby Jones

    Toby Jones is an actor. He was most active from 1992 to present. Toby was born as the child of Freddie Jones on September 7th, 1966 in Hammersmith.

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    Toby Kebbell

    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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    Toby Stephens

    Toby Stephens is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Toby was born as the child of Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens on April 21st, 1969 in Middlesex Hospital.

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    Toby Alderweireld

    Toby Alderweireld is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Beerschot AC, Ajax Youth Academy, AFC Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Southampton F.C., Belgium national youth football team, and Belgium national under-17 football team. Toby was born on March 2nd, 1989 in Antwerp. Toby is also known as Alderweireld and Tobias Albertine Maurits.

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    Toby Keith

    Toby Keith is a country music musician. His ongoing career started in 1993. Toby was given the name Toby Keith Covel on July 8th, 1961.

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    Toby Regbo

    Toby Regbo is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Toby was given the name Toby Finn Regbo on October 18th, 1991 in London, England, UK.

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    • Toby Turner
      (famed human)
    • Toby Schmitz
      (actor)
    • Toby Gerhart
      (football player)
    • Toby Young
      (journalist)
    • Toby Smith
      (keyboardist)
    • Toby Gad
      (record producer)
    • Toby Whithouse
      (actor)
    • Toby Flood
      (leading person)
    • Toby Anstis
      (radio)
    • Toby Leung
      (writer)
    • Toby Jepson
      (musician)
    • Toby Perkins
      (politician)
    • Toby Ann Stavisky
      (New York State Senate)
    • Toby Mott
      (famous person)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Toby

    Ryan Toby

    Ryan Toby is a singer, actor, artist, songwriter, and musician. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Ryan was given the name Maurice Ryan Toby on November 26th, 1976 in Willingboro Township, New Jersey.

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    Doug Toby

    Doug Toby is an actor. He was most active from 1979 to 1995. Doug was given the name Douglas Alan Zahn on July 13th, 1964 in Los Angeles. Doug is also known as Doug Tobey, Tobey, and Doug.

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    Ronald Toby

    Ronald Toby is an important somebody. Ronald was born in 1942.

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    Gabriel Toby

    Gabriel Toby is a Deputy Governor of Rivers State and Deputy Governor ofRivers State. Gabriel was born in Opobo. Gabriel is also known as George and Tamunobiebere.

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    Joseph Toby

    Joseph Toby is a soccer player for the Flagler College, Orlando City U-23, FC JAX Destroyers, IMG Academy Bradenton, Orlando City SC, Arizona United SC, and Jacksonville Armada FC. Joseph was born on February 6th, 1989 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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    Darren Toby

    Darren Toby is a soccer player for the Charlotte Eagles, University of Mobile, College of Charleston, Syracuse Silver Knights, and VSI Tampa Bay FC. Darren was born on January 18th, 1982 in Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago.

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    What does the name Toby mean?

    Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

    Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

    Bis for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

    Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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