Name: Toby

Origin and Meaning of the Name Toby

  • Meaning:
    God is good
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  • Meaning:
    God is good
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  • Pronunciation:
    (TOE bee)
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    English speaking countries
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    Toby can be a nickname for Tobias, Tobiah or Tobin, or a stand-alone name.

    In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' Sir Toby Belch is the frequently drunk uncle of Olivia.

    In British 'Punch and Judy' shows, Punch's dog is called Toby.

    A toby jug is a jug in the form of a seated person. They became popular in the 1760s and are collectible today.

    Toby Stephens is an English actor, he played the Bond villain Gustav Graves in 'Die Another Day'. Another actor named Toby is Toby Jones who played Truman Capote in the 2006 film 'Infamous'.

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