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The first name 

Tovia is a male first name. In some cases it's also given to girls.

Tovia – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Tovia in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Tovia in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Tovia by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Tovia ranks at #6,934. That means there are 6,933 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Tovia.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Tovia -
once in a blue moon

Do you know the feeling when you go to the zoo and the animal that is supposed to be in the enclosure is not there? You know it should to be there, but you've never seen it? It's the same with Tovia. Boys named Tovia have made themselves scarce. But some parents got a taste for it many years ago: Reaching pos. 2,706 Tovia ranked higher than ever in 1960. By comparison, there have been 108 years in which the first name Tovia has not been given at all (or less than 5 times, which is the minimum number required for a name to be included in the statistics), most recently in 2009. In general, parents name their sons Tovia only once in a blue moon, so boys and men with this name can consider themselves really special!

In years where the graph has no value, the name Tovia was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Tovia in 2022 – a precious jewel

In 2022, Tovia continues to be a precious jewel: 10 newborns were named Tovia that year, ranking #6,627 in the SmartGenius name statistics. If your baby's name is Tovia, you must have a flair for beautiful and rare names: Congratulations, your child is sure to feel unique.

Tovia -
at home in

Meeting a man or boy named Tovia is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Tovia can be found in only : . No other state currently has residents named Tovia. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few men and boys called Tovia living in one state or another. (If your name is Tovia and you live outside of , we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Tovia is in New York, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in New York, only 0.00118% of all male residents are called Tovia – that’s just one in 84,544! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 151 men going by that name. So, if your name is Tovia, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Tovia has 5 letters 
and begins with a T

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter T is a particularly popular initial letter for boys’ names. That’s because 6.3% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With five letters, the name Tovia is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 6.3% of all boys' names that begin with the letter T, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. And Thomas is the boys’ name starting with T, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
T, o, v, i and a

If you take all the letters in the name Tovia – T, o, v, i and a – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Tavio.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Tovia

If your name is Tovia and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Tovia

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Tovia, you can simply say:






This is how the name Tovia is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Tovia in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Tovia

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Tovia is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Tovia

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Tovia sounds like this: