Tobey

Tobey - A very unique male name



  Oct 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tobey appeared on the charts for the first time in 1974 on position #1449. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tobey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tobey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Tobey. The baby boy name Tobey was given to 8 baby boys in 2011, ranking #3252 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 206,655 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tobey peaked in popularity 45 years ago in 1974 on position 1449.



Famous with this name

Tobey Maguire
Dan Tobey
Mark Tobey


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Rating: 5/5 (2 people)


Tobey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tobey is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,011 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,011.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Tobey is where you live.


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Tobey origin and meaning

Tobey is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Tobey, pop culture references for the name Tobey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tobey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Tobey, sorted by popularity.

Toby / Toivo / Tab / Tovia / Tuvia / Tuff / Tobe / Tobie / Tobiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20113252
20093810
20083794
20073803
20063688
20052084
20041876
20031849
20023326
19812502
19741449

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2011

Even more about Tobey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Tobey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Tobey?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1974
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Tobey
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 206,655
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1974
2011 births +8

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