Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Tobias m. Greek Τοβίας from Hebrew טוביה 'the goodness of God'.

The titular character in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Thobie, Tobie.

Czech Republic
Latin
1353 Thobie (dat) chlumecky 131
England
Dutch
1572 Tobias AuFr Bie; 1573 Tobias ibid. Bije; 1576 Tobias ibid. Gheeraerts; 1577 Tobias ibid. Capelle; 1578 Tobias ibid. Dregge; 1579 Tobias ibid. Bolten; 1585 Tobias ibid. Dhamer; 1586 Tobias ibid. Burdts; 1590 Tobias ibid. Bedler; 1591 Tobias ibid. Abeele; 1592 Tobias ibid. Abeele; 1593 Tobias ibid. Bethburrie; 1594 Tobias ibid. Abeele; 1595 Tobias ibid. Baert; 1596 Tobias ibid. Abeele; 1599 Tobias ibid. Abeele
Italy
Latin
1326 Tobia (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 437; 1327 Tobia (abl) ibid. no. 449; 1376 Thobia (abl) DouGen1 p. 98
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Tobias". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Tobias.