Meaning and name origin
Latonya \l(a)-ton-ya, lat(o)-nya\ as a girl's name is of American and Russian origin, and the meaning of Latonya is "praiseworthy". Latonya is a variant of La- (American): combination of the La- prefix with various endings. Also a variant of Latanya; modern name: combination of La- with Tanya. Latonya is also used as a variant of Tonya (Russian). See also Latona.
Latonya is a very popular first name for females (#574 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Latonya for girls. Latonya reached its highest rank of #249 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Latonya and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Tonya, Latonya, Latonia and Latanya. (2014 statistics).