Toby

Male

Meaning

God Is Good

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈtoʊbi/

Alt. Spellings

Tobi, Thoby

Traits associated with the name Toby:

Dogs named Toby tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Toby?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. Toby is a name that has been around for centuries and is still popular today. It suggests that you appreciate tradition and have a strong sense of loyalty.

Is Toby a good dog name?

Toby has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Toby is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Toby is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Toby outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Toby was, in the past month, the 26th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Toby is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Toby was viewed 0 times, and liked 5 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Toby's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Toby is most adored in New Mexico, Wisconsin and Connecticut.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in South Carolina, Oregon and New Hampshire.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Toby.

Most popular breeds named Toby:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Poodle

Famous dogs named Toby:

  • film icon A basset hound named Toby played a role in the movie The Great Mouse Detective.

Toby is found in these categories:

disney dog names
disney

A character from "The Great Mouse Detective" shares this moniker.

british dog names
british

Commonly used in UK as a nickname for Tobias.

traditional dog names
traditional

Popular since Victorian times, it's frequently featured in classic literature.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in Victorian times, this moniker harks back to simpler canine days.

cute dog names
cute

Evokes a friendly, small-sized pup, popularized by "The Office" character.

country dog names
country

Popular among rural communities, it's often associated with traditional, rustic lifestyles and Southern charm.

posh dog names
posh

Derived from nobility, often chosen by British upper-class pet owners.

Farm Dog Names
farm

Rooted in rural traditions, this moniker often graces countryside canine companions.

Dog names like Toby:

Genuine, bold or brave
Home ruler
Home ruler
Max
Greatest
God Is Good
Softener Of Cloth
Toby dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (9)

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Toby (Cusco, Peru)
My little dog is so cute at first that I mentioned the name and he barked at me three times that's why he stuck with the name Toby.
September 26, 2023 β—† Translated

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nicole (Scotland, United Kingdom)
i called my dog toby and he is soo cute
March 24, 2023

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Toby (Guatemala Department, Guatemala)
Since he arrived, he changed our lives, he is very playful, affectionate, sleepy and tender. My puppy Toby is just going to be 2 months old. It is an excellent name.
February 28, 2023 β—† Translated

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Alexandria (England, United Kingdom)
My puppy I 20 weeks old he is super super duper cute
January 28, 2023

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Mastercito (Hidalgo, Mexico)
Beautiful name for a dog. That was the name of my little angel who recently passed away, he was going to be 3 years old. Now he is in heaven playing with other puppies and waiting for me.
December 11, 2022 β—† Translated

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THOBY (Miranda, Venezuela)
He was a very noble, affectionate, playful puppy and a great companion, a little angel who was by my side for 15 years, whom I miss every day, since we let him go to rest three months ago, you will always be in my heart my Baby Thoby . As I miss you, you will be playing with the other little angels in the rainbow. My cute puppy. I miss you a lot
December 07, 2022 β—† Translated

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Toby albarracin HernΓ‘ndez (Departamento de Santander, Colombia)
Since it came to me, it has become the best thing in my life
November 15, 2022 β—† Translated

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lala (SamanΓ‘, Dominican Republic)
it's very good
November 02, 2022 β—† Translated

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Toby (Antioquia, Colombia)
He is a very affectionate pet and companion.
June 23, 2022 β—† Translated

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