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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Toby baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,107 babies born with the name Toby in the United States. That's more than enough Tobies to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Toby" was in 1975 with a total of 1,192 babies. (That's a lot of baby Tobies)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Toby" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 1,153 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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

Toby Keith

Toby Keith is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Toby was born in 1961 as Toby Keith Covel.

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Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Toby was born in 1969 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Toby Jones

Toby Jones is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Toby was born in 1967 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Toby Allen

Toby Allen is a musical artist . Toby was born in 1973.

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Toby Hall

Toby Hall is a MLB player. Toby was born in 1975 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Toby

Toby Kebbell
Toby Regbo
Toby Sebastian
Toby Strebel
Toby Sheldon

Alternative Meanings

T is for talent, hidden or not.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

B is for bloom, your glow of life.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ybot". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oybt". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Toby born Oct 15, 1937

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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