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What does Tawny mean?

Tawny \ta(w)-ny\ as a girls' name is pronounced TAW-nee. It is of Irish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Tawny is "a green field; golden brown". Also an English surname. Tawny and its variants probably are meant for a particular pronunciation of Tanya (taw- rather than tah-), or they refer to the literal meaning of tawny, the warm sandy color of a lion's coat.


Variations

Tawny has 10 variants: Tahnee, Taney, Tawna, Tawnee, Tawney, Tawney, Tawni, Tawnia, Tawnie and Tawnya.

For more information, see also related girl names Ebony and Tonya.

Tawny has 17 more related forms via Tanya: Tahna, Tahni, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanamaree, Tanazia, Tanee, Taneea, Tania, Tanita, Tanja, Tarnya, Tonnya, Tonya and Tonyah.


Popularity

Tawny is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2438 out of 4276, Top 57%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Tawny for girls. Tawny was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #971 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tawny name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tawny outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Tawny and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Tawny listed in the Top 1000 are Tawnya, Tonya, Tanya, Tania, Taina, Tana and Ebony. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4529%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Tania, Tanya, Ebony, Tonya and Tana falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ebony, Taina, Tana, Tania, Tanya, Tawny, Tawnya, Tonya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebony outside U.S.


Similar Names

Tawny is alike in pronunciation to Tani, Tawana, Tiny and Tony. Another recommended similar baby name is Tammy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tawny.

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