Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts טוֹבִיָּה(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. to-BIE-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) meaning "Yahweh is good", from the elements טוֹב (tov) meaning "good" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This was the name of an Ammonite in the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTobias(Biblical Greek) Toviyyah(Biblical Hebrew) Tobia(Biblical Italian) Tobias(Biblical Latin) Tobiáš(Czech) Tobias(Danish) Tobias, Toby(English) Topias, Topi(Finnish) Tobias(German) Tovia, Tuvya(Hebrew) Tobia(Italian) Tobias(Norwegian) Tobiasz(Polish) Tobias(Swedish) Tevye(Yiddish)


Entry updated May 29, 2020