Meaning and Name Origin
Latonya \l(a)-ton-ya, lat(o)-nya\ as a girls' name. The name Latonya means "praiseworthy". Latonya is a derivative of La- (American): combination of the La- prefix with various endings. Latonya is also a derivative of Latanya; modern name: combination of La- with Tanya. Latonya is also used as a derivative of Tonya (Russian). See also Latona.
Latonya▼ has 40 more alternative forms via La-, Latanya, Tonya: Lacacia, Lacinda, Lacoya, Laday, Ladonya, Lajuana, Lakendra, Lakia, Lanae, Lanai, Lanesha, Lanessa, Lanika, Lanisha, Lanita, Laporsha, Laquana, Laquanda, Laquita, Laray, Larhonda, Larisha, Laronda, Lasandra, Lashanda▼, Latanja, Latasha▼, Latavia, Latifah▼, Latisha▼, Latoria, Latoya▼, Latrice▼, Latricia, Latrisha, Lavonda, Lavonna, Lavonne▼, Lawanda▼ and Toya.
Latonya is a very popular first name for females (#574 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Latonya for girls. Latonya was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #249 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Latonya and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Latonya ranked in the Top 1000 are Latricia, Latrice, Lavonne, Lawanda, Toya, Tonya, Latoya, Latanya, Lashanda, Latasha, Latifah, Latonia, Latisha and Laquita. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Latrice, Lavonne, Lawanda, Tonya and Latoya becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)