Gender: Male Origin of Toby: Diminutive of Tobias Meaning of Tobias: Greek from Hebrew, "God is good" Toby's Popularity in 2018: #842

Toby Origin and Meaning

The name Toby is a boy's name .

This jaunty unisex nickname name has recently been given a shot of testosterone via actor Tobey Maguire and the gruff, erudite character on West Wing.

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Rank in US: #842

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Morri Arty Says:


I adore this name! It's so sweet, yet still masculine. I've never heard of a girl Toby, and even though I think it could work for a female, I definitely prefer it on a male.

JossieChris Says:


October nn Toby

paulapuddephatt Says:


I know what you mean. We all have names that we can't use for similar reasons. 😀

Catherine D Says:


I used to have a massive (and embarrassing) crush on a boy named Toby so I don't think I'd use the name now. But it is a cute name

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like this name very much, but only for boys. I don't see it as unisex.

Addie88 Says:


Since when is Toby "unisex" I have never even heard of a female Toby.

Zelliew Says:


I knew a dog named Toby. I've never come across a boy with the name though

Guest Says:


I think this nickname is supercute but my mom hates it because of Roots, I can never use it. She won't even let me use it for a puppy! :( lol