Toby

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This article is about the name. For other uses, see Toby (disambiguation).
Toby
Pronunciation TOH-Bee
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name English
Meaning God is Good
Other names
Related names Tobias

Toby is a popular male name in many English speaking countries. The name is from the Middle English vernacular form of Tobias. Tobias itself is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Toviah, which translates to Good is Yahweh. Yahweh is the name of the Jewish national god. Tobit is also an alternate form of Tobias.

It is also used as a contraction of Tobin, an Irish surname now also used as a forename.

Tobermory (Scottish Gaelic: Tobar Mhoire) means "Mary's well".


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