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Tobias (Τοβίας) is a Greek version of the Hebrew biblical name "Toviyah" (טוביה), meaning "The goodness of God". It is a popular male given name in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and amongst Jewish people. In English-speaking countries it is often shortened to Toby. In German, this name appears as Tobias or Tobi; in French (where it is mostly found among Protestants) as Tobie; and in Swedish as Tobbe. Tobias has also been a surname.


Several people are called Tobias in the Bible:

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