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Updated January 22, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God is good

What does Tobias mean and stand for?

The name Tobias is of Hebrew origin and means "God is good." It is the Greek form of the name Tobiah, whom was a hero in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. Tobias also appears in the Old Testament quite often.

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How Popular Is The Name Tobias

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Tobías), Hungarian (Tóbiás), and Jewish : from a Greek form of the Hebrew male personal name Tōvyāh ‘Jehovah is good’, which, together with various derivative forms, has been popular among Jews for generations.

What Does the Name Tobias Mean?

The name Tobias is of Hebrew origin and means "God is good." Tobias is the name of many biblical figures.

How Popular is the Name Tobias?

Tobias is the number 277 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. Since 2016, Tobias has been fairly stagnant, staying within 30 ranks of 250.

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Popularity of the Name Tobias in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Tobias was at its peak popularity in February 2019.

Tobias was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. New Jersey
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Massachussetts
  5. Deleware

Famous People Named Tobias and Tobias in Pop Culture

A popular name in the New Testament, Tobias is still a popular modern name. With notable namesakes such as author Tobias Wolff, novelist Tobias George Smollett, actor Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire, YouTuber Tobias Joseph "Toby" Turner (Tobuscus), and singer Tobias Forge, it is no surprise that the name has still remained popular. Tobias has also been widely used in pop culture, appearing in he Amazing World of Gumball, NCIS, Arrested Development, The West Wing, Criminal Minds, and Sweeney Todd.

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