Tobias: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tobias
Origin of the name Tobias:
A borrowing from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin, Tobias is from the Ecclesiastic Greek Tōbias, which is from the Hebrew Tuviya, a name derived from tōbhīyāh (the Lord is good, God is good).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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When our son arrived we were undecided on a name. As my husband and I had a peaceful moment in the hours following his birth, my husband sat down on my hospital bed and declared, "God is good." I responded, "He is and that's what Tobias means, so that's his name!" We love the name and we love our Toby.
My great grandpa was Tobias and my grandma told the most wonderful stories about him. I decided when I was 11 I'd name one of my children after him. My son is now 13 years old and I love having my Tobias!!!
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Toby, Tobe, Tobers, Four, Toby-Wan Kenobi
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Tobias Wolff, author
Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire, actor
Tobias Smollett, 18th Century British novelist
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Tobias Fünke, character on television series "Arrested Development"
Tobias Zachary Ziegler (Toby), character on television series "The West Wing"
Tobias Henkel, Criminal Minds
Tobias Snape, Severus Snape's father in the "Harry Potter" series
Tobias, a character in the young adult series "Animorphs" by K.A. Applegate
Tobias Eaton, main character in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" trilogy.
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