What does Tony mean?
Tony \t(o)-ny\ as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Tony) is of French, Latin and English origin. Tony is a variation of Antoinette (French, Latin): French feminine diminutive of Antoine. Tony is also a variation of Antonia (Latin). 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 (#22078 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 1960-1969 (usage of 0.2818%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0019%, down 99.3%), with forms like Antonina, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tonya becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tony and corresponding names. (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.