Diminutive of Job, Hebrew

Joby Origin and Meaning

The name Joby is a boy's name meaning "persecuted".

A jaunty diminutive of Job, or simply a soundalike to Toby, Koby et al.

Famous People Named Joby

  • Joby TalbotEnglish composer
  • Joby SanchezAmerican mixed martial artist
  • Joby WarrickAmerican journalist
  • Joseph "Joby" WrightAmerican basketball player and coach
  • Joby BakerCanadian actor
  • S. John "Joby" ShawEnglish rugby leaguer

Joby in Pop Culture

  • Joby Jacksonfairground showman in "The Good Companions" (1929) by J. B. Priestley
  • Job "Joby" little boy in the 1984 adaptation of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn"