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What does Toni mean?

Toni Pronunciation of Toni [toni] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Toni) is pronounced TOH-nee. It is of English origin. Short form of Antonia and Antoinette, with contemporary variants based on Toni. Author Toni Morrison; actress Toni Colette.


Toni has 16 variants: Toinette, Toinon, Tola, Tona, Tonee, Tonell, Tonette, Toney, Tonia, Tonie, Toniesha, Tonina, Tonisha, Tony, Tonya and Twanette.

6 more relations via Antoinette, Antonia: To, Toini, Tonye, Toos, Tunke and Tunna.

Creative forms:
(female) Tanni, Thoni, ..

(male) Tois, Toto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Toni Johanna (T.J.), ..

How popular is Toni?

Toni is a very popular first name for women (#291 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#62396 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Toni entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #156 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1333 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Toni name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Antonia (#1014 in 2015), Tonisha, Tony, Tonya, Tonie, Tonia, Tonette, Antoinette and Tona are the popular variation forms of Toni (#1333 in 2015). Other forms, like Tunke, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Toni was at its apex 5 decades ago (usage of 0.6%) and is now much lower, with forms such as Antonia becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Toni, Antoinette, Antonia, Tona, Tonette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tonia, Tonie, Tonisha, Tony, Tonya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Toni is pronounced similarly to Tahni, Tahnia, Tana, Tanaia, Tanee, Tania, Tanja, Tawni, Tawnia, Tawnie, Tawny, Teana, Teena, Teenie, Tena, Teona, Teoni, Teonna, Teyna, Tiana, Tina, Tiny, Tonnya, Tonyah and Tyana. Other recommended names are Anni, Bonni, Conni, Dani, Eboni, Jeni, Joni, Kani, Keni, Kioni, Lani, Leni, Leoni, Loni, Lonni, Nani, Noni, Oni, Rani, Roni, Ronni, Taji, Tali, Tami, Tanis, Tati, Teone, Teri, Theoni, Tine, Tiona, Tobe, Tobi, Toby, Toma, Tommi, Tonica, Tora, Tori, Toria, Torie, Torri, Tory, Tosia, Tova, Tove, Toya, Trini, Vonni and Zuni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Toni.

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