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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:
_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.
― Anonymous User  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
I absolutely love this name. I named my son Tobias, who passed away peacefully as a still born with trisomy 18. He was healed by God, the doctors told us he had all these body abnormalities and he was only born with one. The meaning of the name is very powerful!
I love you baby boy Tobias, Mommy misses you.
jbechan  9/25/2014
Tobias is a character in The Amazing World of Gumball.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2015
The name Tobias has grown on me. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first but after saying this name again and again I now LOVE this name! It's classy, handsome and pretty refreshing, actually. :)
― Anonymous User  3/21/2015
Means God is good! What can get better than that? Toby is a cute nickname too.
LV51sfan91  4/30/2015
A gorgeous, masculine, and distinctive name with a long history of use. I love that it's not very common in the US, but don't love the religious aspect or the nickname Toby that much. Tobias Menzies is a wonderful English actor from the Outlander TV show.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2015
I found this name after reading the divergent series. Love this name and nickname Toby.
al84  9/24/2015
Tobias is my last name. I've always loved my last name, as it has always stood out among the Smiths and Leonards and whites and Browns of the crowds.

My family is of Czech descent and the name dies with my sister and I, so I will be using it as a first name for my "son" (hoping I have one!)
atobias  11/10/2015
Tobias Eaton was a character in Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' book series.
KittenMeow  5/21/2016
Named my son Tobias in 2000. Now he's in high school and loves his name because of its uniqueness. He's grown up with the nickname Toby.
― Anonymous User  8/30/2016
Tobias Schweinsteiger is a retired German footballer and now assistant manager of the Bayern Munich under-17 team. As player he was deployed as a midfielder or forward. He is the older brother of German international and Manchester United player Bastian Schweinsteiger.
lilolaf  1/22/2017
What a great man and boy's name. I hope it gets used more often in the future because Toby is a great nickname :-)
Goldcrown  7/12/2017
Tobias Jens Forge, musician from Sweden. Creator and lead singer of the band Ghost. Previous bands: Repugnant, Crashdiet, Subvision and Magna Carta Cartel.
eatyourbrains  8/16/2017
I love this name! Especially the biblical meaning behind it and the fact that it is uncommon in the United States. My son, Tobias Judah will be born December 2017.
Tobiasmom  10/26/2017
I love this name! It's not overused, and it suits people of all ages. Toby is a great nickname in my opinion :)
BehindAName9  10/28/2017

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