Tobias – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?



The name is a Greek form of a Hebrew name that means 'God is good'.


Tobias has been a popular name since the 1980s and its popularity culminated in 2002 when 282 boys were given the name Tobias. The popularity of the name has decreased in recent years.

Well-known bearers of the name

The name Tobias is borne by several characters in the Bible but is best known from the story of the Tobias who travelled with the archangel Rafael to acquire a cure for his father’s blindness in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. Tobias Trier is a Danish singer who was born in 1973.