What does Toby mean?

a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat

What's the origin of Toby?


How is Toby pronounced?


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

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that it suggests that you are someone who is easygoing and carefree, while others might say that it suggests that you are someone who is loyal and devoted to your friends and family.

Is Toby a good cat name?

Toby has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Toby is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Toby is found in these categories:

country cat names

Rooted in rural charm, it's popular among Southern pet owners.

mischievous cat names

Toby suggests playful antics and cheeky charm, perfect for naughty felines.

traditional cat names

Popular for centuries, this feline moniker hails from Shakespearean times.

cute cat names

This moniker evokes a playful, friendly feline, thanks to Toby Flenderson from "The Office".


Based on likes, Toby ranks #21 with users of

Toby is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Toby is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Toby was, over the past 30 days, the 18th ranked cat name for views on

As of May 2024, Toby is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has stayed pretty consistent in terms of popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Toby was viewed 31 times, and liked 0 times.

Cat names like Toby:

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Meaning: a source of difficulty

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