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Tobias Snape is the name of Severus Snape's father in the Harry Potter series.
-- HebrideanBlack  8/17/2005
Tobias was the name of a boy in the "Animorphs" book series who was stuck being a hawk for the rest of his life.
-- ArtemisTheHunter  12/11/2005
'Tobias' literally means 'God is Great'.
-- tobiesmummy  1/1/2006
A nicer sounding name than Tobiah.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2006
Actor Tobey Maguire's full name is Tobias Vincent Maguire.
-- hana  2/28/2006
Todias MORETTI is the Austrian actor who plays Moser in Inspector Rex.
-- Lyptik  4/15/2006
I like the meaning of this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Tobias is a great name for a boy, I also like the name Tobin.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2006
This is such a cool name! I adore it. It's strong, timeless and not overused.
-- wefrox  8/4/2006
Very popular in Germany, pronounced to-BEE-us.
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-- JHK  9/3/2006
This is the name of Heidi's father in the novel. He is only mentioned, he's not an actual character.
-- Hero  10/14/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Tobias here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Tobias is very popular in Norway nowadays.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2006
Tobias Wolff is an author.

Common nickname in Sweden is Tobbe, our Toby I suppose.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2007
Tobias is a really strong name. I like it very much. I hate Toby however. It grates on my ears and I don't know why.
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2007
Tobias Fünke was a character on the TV series "Arrested Development".
-- DearPrudence  6/18/2007
I like the name, but I am a little concerned about the fact that it is Biblical, and Biblical names in general are pretty much a turn-off for me.
-- violetagate  6/19/2007
Tobias is also the Czech and Slovak form.
Name Day: 2th November, 12th September.
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/9/2007
My sister wants to name her first son Tobias. I really like it, it's a timeless classic! Although I don't really like the nickname Toby, I prefer Tobias. Some names are good the way they are, they don't need a nickname.
-- joanie2007  7/27/2007
Petforms: Toby, Tobin, Tobes, Tobiah.
-- Ronja  8/25/2007
Tobias Menzies, is a British actor.
-- rove  9/16/2007
I love this name, it is a formal name for an adult and for a boy, his nickname could be "Tobi," which I think sounds great as well.
-- rove  9/16/2007
In the television show, Degrassi: The Next Generation, there is a character named Toby whose full name is Tobias.
-- BoiCrazii  1/13/2008
Danish tennis player Frederik Fetterlein and Czech model Tereza Maxová have a son Tobias Fetterlein.
-- MaggieSimpson  5/20/2008
I've always loved the name Tobias, and the only experience I've had in meeting one was great too. Most people don't seem to like the nickname Toby though which I don't understand because I like that as well, it makes the name less formal and the people bearing it more approachable.
-- Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  6/30/2008
When I told my friend that if I ever had a baby boy I would name him Tobias, she started to laugh at me and said "That poor kid!" But I don't care, and will have to agree with most of the comments here; Tobias is a wonderful name, and the fact that not many people have it makes it even better. I think some good pet names would be Toby, Tobe, or Tobes.
-- MariCami104  8/4/2008
Tobias Sammet, lead singer of Edguy and Avantasia bears this name.
-- verokelly  8/18/2008
It's funny; I used to think this was a really weird name, but now I adore it! It's so masculine, intelligent and amazing. Simply amazing. Any boy would be lucky to have this name. During his childhood, he could call himself Toby.
-- Emilie Autumn Fan  8/29/2008
Toby Flood, a professional rugby player who plays for England, was born Tobias Gerald Flood.
-- cressidajoy  11/15/2008
Tobias "Toby" Kevin Michael McKeehan, known as "TobyMac," is a Christian musician, formerly of the group dc Talk.
-- breakofday  9/26/2009
I'm glad to hear so many people like this name because I do too!
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2009
Tobias Ragg was a fictional character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim. He was the dimwitted young man who sang to advertise both a hair growth elixir, and then Mrs. Lovett's pies.
-- Kaloleina  7/7/2010
Tobias Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a famous Scottish 18th-Century novelist, famous for writing such works as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.

I also think this is rather a lovely name, and Toby is a great nickname. :)
-- walesgal92  8/15/2010
This is such a good name! It sounds so nice, has a wonderful meaning, and I like the nickname Toby.
-- Liesl  1/28/2011
I first came across this name in the Animorphs series and at the start, it felt quite an unusual name, but it's definitely grown on me since and now I find it's a really nice, strong and natural-feeling name. One of my favourites.

A side-effect though of first finding this name from Animorphs (as previously mentioned as the boy who's stuck as a falcon) I will always associate this name with flying.
-- Catsafari  3/12/2011
I am in love with the name Tobias. I thought Tobias is such a great name; too bad it is not popular in Hungary. (I like popular names.) I would totally give it, and by now, I do not even care if Tobias is not popular in Hungary (yet?). :) It is such a cute name!
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2011
Tobias Harris is a professional American basketball player.
-- Anonymous User  3/20/2012
Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (b. 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2012
I'm not a huge fan of this name. Seeing it for the first time, it's easy to mispronounce, and it also blatantly has the word 'bias' right at the end of it.
-- Icycoldhot  9/25/2013
Tobias Eaton is the real name of Four in the Divergent trilogy.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2013
My younger brothers name is Toby; named after my father's best friend who died of cancer. I just love this name. It's sweet and boyish but it's nice and professional for an adults name. If I have children I would like to name my son Toby.
-- Lauradj  4/25/2014
Baby boy due Sept 2014. He will be Tobias.
-- natrocboy  4/28/2014
Baby boy due Dec 2014 will be Tobias. Husband and I love it!
-- Kiohru  7/26/2014

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