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Toby

First Name
41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Toby

"Toby" is a name 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
Wiktionary

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 Named Toby

    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 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 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 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 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 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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    Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 is an important somebody. Ronald was born in 1942.

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    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 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 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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    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 82 59 23
    1925 66 39 27
    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 259 110 149
    1951 252 109 143
    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 455 82 373
    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 1,213 117 1,096
    1977 1,152 93 1,059
    1978 939 53 886
    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 378 37 341
    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 553 71 482
    2014 520 75 445
    2015 449 80 369
    2016 393 79 314

    Where is the name Toby popular?

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    Popularity of Toby as a first name

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    Popularity of Toby as a last name

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    Common last names for Toby

    • Smith
    • Cohen
    • Williams
    • Harris
    • Johnson
    • Schwartz
    • Martinez
    • Rosen
    • Katz
    • Thomas
    • 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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    Fun Facts about the name Toby

    • How Popular is the name Toby? Toby is the 1,127th most popular name of all time. As a last name Toby was the 18,028th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Toby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,512 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 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 30 babies in Kansas 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 Boty. 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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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.