What does Tawney mean?
Tawney /ta-w-ney/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Tawney's name origins are Irish and Old English, and the meaning of Tawney is "a green field; golden brown". Tawney is an alternate form of Tawny (Irish, Old English): also an English surname. Compare surname Tunney.
How popular is Tawney?
Tawney is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#16249 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Tawney and corresponding names. Tawnya and Tawny are the popular related forms of Tawney (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.144%) and have become less popular since. (2014 Birth Statistics)