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Tobias
GenderMale
Origin
Language(s)Greek
MeaningJehovah is good
Other names
Nickname(s)Toby
DerivedTobijah

Tobias is a Greek form of the Hebrew name "Tobijah" from the Bible, meaning "Jehovah [God] is good". It is often used as a male given name in Germany, Scandinavia, the United States and among Jewish people. In countries that speak English it is often shortened to Toby. Other short forms are Tobi (English, Germany) and Tobbe (Sweden). It has also been a surname (last name).

Biblical

Several people are called Tobias in The Bible:

  • Tobias, son of Tobit; "Book of Tobias" is an older name for the Book of Tobit
  • Tobias the elder
  • Tobias, father of Hircanus
  • Tobiah (Ammonite)
  • Tobias, brother-in-law of Onias II, father of the Joseph who defeated Ptolemy III Euergetes.
  • Tobbe, son-in-law of Onias III, son of Onias II

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