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Origin of the name TOBY.
Etymology of the name TOBY.
Meaning of the baby name TOBY.

  

TOBY.  An Irish form of biblical Tobias (q.v.), meaning "pleasing to Jehovah" or "Jehovah (is) my good."  Usage: America, England, Ireland. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

Shandy.  Captain Shandy is called Uncle Toby.  He was wounded at the siege of Namur, and had retired from the service.  He is benevolent and generous, simple as a child, brave as a lion, and gallant as a courtier.  His modesty with Widow Wadman and his military tastes are admirable.  He is said to be drawn for Sterne's father.  (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Brewer, 1898)

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