Toby - boys name

Toby name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Toby name meaning:

The name Toby is typically considered a male name, originating from the Hebrew name Tobias, meaning "God is good." However, in recent years, Toby has also been used as a unisex name and can also be found as a nickname for girls named Tabitha or other names beginning with a "T." The name Toby can also be a shortened form of the name Tobiasina or Tobina, giving it a more feminine sound.

Despite its traditional male origins, Toby can be seen as a strong and versatile name for a girl, embodying qualities such as resilience, independence, and creativity. By choosing the name Toby for a girl, parents could be making a statement about breaking gender norms and embracing uniqueness and individuality. Ultimately, the meaning of the name Toby for a girl can be interpreted as a blend of traditional values and modern perspectives, making it a name that stands out and carries significance.

Origin: Hebrew

The Lord Is Good.


Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 66 out of 4789

918 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (65)
  • Wales (67)
  • Scotland (221)

Historical popularity of Toby

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Toby from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Toby in 2024