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Toby is an engine on "Thomas the Tank Engine" movie and book series.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Toby can also be spelled as 'Tobie' - usually in it's feminine form.
tobiesmummy  1/1/2006
Tobey Maguire, famous actor from 'Seabiscuit' and the 'Spider-Man' movies, is a famous bearer of this name. (He's also ADORABLE!)
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006
TobyMac is a bearer of this name. He's a GREAT singer.
Miamaya  7/20/2006
Could also be the short form of Tobiah or Tobin.
pink_floyd_fan  8/1/2006
Went to school with a girl named Toby it suited her very well, she was a tomboy.
Today1  8/5/2006
Country singer Toby Keith.
Today1  8/5/2006
A BEATUIFUL sweet CUTE gorgeous name! No? I've only ever heard it referred to as a boy's name. But it seems lovely for a girl also. I want to name my first boy child this. It's adorable.
ciarakiki_xx  8/8/2006
I love this name, it's cute and simple and is the name of a boy I know. I think it suits him perfectly! It's not too common either which is good.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
It's also a lovely, unusual and attractive name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2006
No offence to those who have this as a name, but this gives me the impression of a chubby child. It is a nice, strong sounding name but I am just used to a boy in my class who is chubby and often called Toby by some mean boys. I suppose that the name just rubbed off me that way, otherwise I would like it more.
Sylvanist  11/20/2006
A bearer is Toby Stevens! Plays dark, mysterious Mr. Rochester in BBC 2006 version of Jane Eyre.
Surreal  3/25/2007
To be honest, I find this name too kiddish. If an adult came up to me and said, "My name's Toby," I probably wouldn't take him very seriously.
Surreal  3/25/2007
In the manga and anime Naruto, there is a character named Toby. However, it is spelled with an I instead of a Y.
teenrobo3  2/7/2008
I always kind of liked this name for a boy. I don't care much for it on a girl.
number1212  11/30/2008
I absolutely love this name. I've had this huge crush/obsession with Toby Keith for a long time, and I think of someone like him every time I think of this name: a fun-loving, down-to-earth, very funny, patriotic, and just in general a super nice guy. I know a lot of people who get a bad impression of this name, or name their child this after some alcolic or something in their family with this name, and don't like it. With people out there like Toby Keith bearing the name, I think it stands for something good and wholesome.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2008
I hate this name for boys yet love it for girls.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2009
Personally I would like the name better as a pets name. Maybe like a papillion or a house cat named this.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2009
Main character in the book "Toby Scudder: King of the School" [Original title: "Toby Scudder: Ultimate Warrior"] written by David Gifaldi. I won't give a book review because I'm biased due to the fact that I'm the author's niece. I do like the name very much, although I prefer the spelling "Tobey".
ginamarie  5/12/2009
The main character on the CTV show "The Listener" is named Toby Logan, a paramedic who is also telepathic.
maxwelledison  7/30/2009
In my honest opinion, this is a dog's name. I have a friend whose dog's name is Tobias (nickname Toby). Your child will likely get picked on for having this name.
Dianaisme12  12/19/2009
I think Toby is super cute as a boy's name (horrible on a girl) - maybe a little TOO cute. Sometimes I do think this sounds a bit like a dog's name, since it is the name of Mr Punch's dog in the puppet show.
SandSea  2/20/2010
Toby is the ultimate little dog's name. It seems positively comical to me on a grown man.
vomiting  2/2/2011
Toby Turner is a famous Youtuber!
lakin5  1/16/2012
Tobi is my aunt's name. She's a knock out and always has been. To me Tobie has too many letters, Toby is for a boy and nickname while Tobi is a fun loving, artistic and mature woman.
Cuss10  2/11/2012
Toby Dean was a singer and made records in the '40s.
Toby  7/2/2012
Toby Nance is a character on the Canadian sci-fi show "Primeval: New World". She is portrayed by Crystal Lowe.
Fray  2/19/2013
Toby Duncan (full name Toby Wan-Kenobi Duncan) is the youngest member of the Duncan family on Disney Channel's comedy "Good Luck Charlie."
― Anonymous User  3/21/2013
Toby (to me) is kind of a common name, I know a couple of boys named Toby. But I haven't met anyone with their name spelled Tobie, like mine. I personally hate the name since I'm a girl, I know it's unisex but it's a better boys name and I hate the name even more when someone says their cat or dogs name is Toby.
TobieHartless  11/16/2013
My dog, who was a girl, was named Tobi. We thought ending the name in an "i" instead of a "y" made it feminine. I think the name suited her; she was a white and tan Lhasa Apso.

I've also met two women who spelled their name Tobie.

I love this name, for both boys and girls. It's simple and sweet.
Beenie  1/31/2015
Toby is a very cute and sweet name for a guy. I ♥ this name to pieces! ^______^
― Anonymous User  6/8/2015
Toby Fox, a music producer and game developer who developed the the critcally acclaimed popular role-playing game "Undertale" and its soundtrack.
Lycanthrope217  11/19/2015
My brother's name is Toby, not Tobias. It is cute. I do like it, but it is a dogs name.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2016
My father, Tobe Allen Briles Jr, named me Toby, so that while I share a family name, I could still be my own man. Our last name, Briles, is German in it's origin, and in Germany there is what's known as a "Toby" mug.
Shakespeare named a character "Sir Toby Belch", which I find both flattering and amusing, and was used as the name of the presence, haunting the family in the "Paranormal Activity" movie series.
My personal favorite usage of my namesake, was the baby in the 80's movie, "Labyrinth", with David Bowie (RIP).
Tobyornottoby  5/23/2016
The name Toby was given to 79 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
This name is okay I guess. It kinda sounds like a dog name. "Here Toby, come here boy". Think about it.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
As my name is Toby Keith, surname different, I find the comments both intriguing and disheartening. My name was bestowed upon me by my father, years before the country singer became famous.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2016
Toby Chu is an American film composer. Over the last 20 years, he has composed music for over 50 films and television programs. His works include Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Surf's Up 2: WaveMania for Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros.’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable (2017 film), and New Line Cinema’s period thriller The Wolves at the Door. He is also scoring the Freeform original series Beyond (2017 TV series). Chu’s previous scoring credits include Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, State of Affairs (TV series), and The Riches. Before embarking on solo projects, Chu worked with the Grammy-nominated composer Harry Gregson-Williams for over a decade. Chu collaborated with Daft Punk, arranging and orchestrating "Adagio for Tron" on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. He has also been credited for musical contributions to Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Domino, and Team America: World Police.
cutenose  2/12/2017
I think Toby is a cute boy's name, not a girl's name. It's so cute!
Charleyboobear  3/5/2017
Toby is gorgeous. I view it as a masculine name, not unisex. It can be short for names such as Tobias, or used independently. Whilst any name can be used for any gender, technically, Toby is not unisex, in the way that Robin and Ashley are. People call girls James, Michael, Kevin, Stuart, Andrew, Steven, etc. I honestly can't say why, when they are male names, and there are enough beautiful female names out there. Calling a boy Annabel or Jessica would not make those names unisex. It would make the parents cruel.
Paula Puddephatt  5/22/2017
The name Toby was given to 314 boys born in the US in 2016.
82.61 percent of people with the first name Toby are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Toby is a very good name, but definitely not a girl name.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2017

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