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The baby name Tobias is mentioned several times throughout the Bible and has inspired many famous works of art. It's also found throughout modern pop culture in books, in movies and on TV. While it's been a popular name in the United States since the 1960s, it's currently experiencing a big surge that is expected to continue well into the 2020s.

Meaning of the name Tobias:

Hebrew: God is good
Greek: God is good

Origin of the name Tobias:

The biblical baby name Tobias is the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Tobiah.”

Symbolism of the name Tobias:

Tobias in the Book of Tobit was able to heal his father's blindness and help a woman who is harassed by an evil spirit, so the name may symbolize someone who is helpful.

Style of the name Tobias:

Classic

Gender of the name Tobias:

Tobias is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Tobias:

toh-BY-ess

Number of syllables in the name Tobias:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Tobias:

Tobias has an old-fashioned feel. Combined with its biblical origins, it evokes the image of a man who is good and noble.

Alternative spellings for the name Tobias:

  • Tobyas

Nicknames for the name Tobias:

Popularity of the name Tobias:

Tobias made the list of the top baby boy names in the United States during the early 20th century, but it fell out of favor after 1906 and didn't reemerge until the 1960s. Since then, it has grown in popularity. According to the Social Security Administration, it ranked at number 268 in 2020.

Related names for the name Tobias:

Great middle names for Tobias and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Tobias:

Tobiases in popular culture:

  • Tobias Beckett (character in the “Star Wars” movies)
  • Tobias Funke (character on the TV show “Arrested Development”)
  • Tobias Snape (character in the “Harry Potter” book and movie series)
  • Tobias Fornell (character on TV show “NCIS”)
  • Tobias Eaton (character in the “Divergent” book series)