Meaning and Name Origin
Tony \t(o)-ny\ as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Tony) is a variation of Antoinette: French feminine diminutive of Antoine. Tony is also a variation of Antonia (Latin): feminine of Anthony. Tony is also used as a derivative of Toni (English).
Tony has 41 more related variations via Antoinette, Antonia, Toni: Anteunette, Anthonia, Anthony, Antionette, Antoinetta, Antonella, Antonetta, Antonette▼, Antonie, Antonietta, Antonija, Antonina▼, Antonine, Antonique, Antonisha, Antoniya, Antonnette, Antonya, Antwahnette, Antwanetta, Antwinett, Netta, Netti, Nettie▼, Netty, Onita, Teunisje, To, Toinette, Toinon, Tola, Tonechka, Tonell, Tonette, Toniesha, Tonina, Tonisha, Toos, Toosje, Tunke and Twanette.
Tony has 1 masculine form: Anthony.
Tony is a very prominent first name for women (#1544 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#18896 out of 88799, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tony and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Tony (#unlisted) are Anthony, Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonette, Antonia (#975 last year), Antonietta, Antonina, Netta, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tonya. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with forms like Antonina, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tonya becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Tony is pronounced similarly to Tana▼, Taney, Tani, Tanya▼, Tawny, Tena▼, Teona, Teoni, Tina▼, Tiny, Tonnya and Tonyah. Other suggested similar baby names are Teone, Tine, Tiona, Toby▼, Toma, Tommy and Tory. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tony.