The name is usually associated as being a diminutive form of Tobias, but is actually a Medieval English form of Tobias.
As of 2010, Toby was the 54th most popular male name in England/Wales. His popularity in other countries are as follows:
- # 56 (Australia, NSW, 2010)
- # 411 (the Netherlands, 2010)
- # 669 (United States, 2010)