Toby

Toby - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Toby appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1844. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Toby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Toby? 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 Toby. The baby boy name Toby was given to 304 baby boys in 2012, ranking #677 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,398 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Toby peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1975 on position 188.



Famous with this name

Toby Kebbell
Toby Stephens
Toby Jones


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Toby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Toby is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #295 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,087.

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 Toby is where you live.


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Toby origin and meaning

Toby is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Toby, pop culture references for the name Toby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Toby

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

Toivo / Tab / Tobey / 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
2012677
2011783
2010679
2009626
2008583
2007542
2006519
2005472
2004430
2003431
2002470
2001527
2000536
1999590
1998559
1997552
1996546
1995566
1994599
1993612
1992603
1991638
1990579
1989631
1988557
1987541
1986506
1985487
1984455
1983426
1982371
1981376
1980303
1979296
1978234
1977209
1976200
1975188
1974203
1973216
1972241
1971226
1970240
1969270
1968323
1967359
1966404
1965349
1964418
1963409
1962419
1961471
1960403
1959484
1958462
1957504
1956500
1955551
1954563
1953538
1952529
1951604
1950582
1949601
1948627
1947590
1946609
1945567
1944505
1943590
1942616
1941661
1940748
1939737
1938918
1937997
19361186
19351051
19341150
19331467
19321121
19301836
19281687
19271461
19241768
19191631
19181844

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia295
Oregon341
Oklahoma428
Indiana436
Connecticut450
Ohio494
Pennsylvania499
Nevada501
Missouri514
Washington534
Mississippi537
Wisconsin576
Tennessee595
Utah619
Colorado626
Massachusetts629
Louisiana649
Florida670
Virginia676
Arizona719
Texas735
Minnesota770
California800
Illinois865
Georgia937
North Carolina952
New York987
New Jersey1087

Even more about Toby


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 Toby 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 Toby?

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
1975
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Toby
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,398
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +304

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