What does Tony mean?
Tony [tony] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Tony) is of Latin and English origin. Tony is an alternate spelling of Antoinette (French, Latin): French feminine variation of Antoine. Tony is also a variation of Antonia (Latin). Tony is also used as a derivative of Toni (English).
Tony has 1 masculine form: Anthony.Creative forms:
(female) Tany, Thony, ..
(male) Toin, Toty, .. Middle name pairings:
Tony Zayda (T.Z.), ..
How popular is Tony?
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)
Tony reached its highest position of #1462 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Tony are Antoinette, Antonia (#1014 from recent data), Tona, Toni (#1333), Tonia, Tonie and Tonya. Adoption of these relations of Tony reached its peak 45 years ago (usage of 0.6%) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Tonia becoming less stylish.
Tony is pronounced similarly to Tahna, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanaya, Tanea, Tanee, Taney, Tani, Tanja, Tanya▼, Tawna, Tawney, Tawny, Teana, Teena, Tena▼, Teona, Teyna, Tiana, Tiani, Tina▼, Tinie, Tonnya and Tonyah. Other suggested similar names are Anny, Bonny, Conny, Dany, Donny, Ebony▼, Evony, Hany, Jany, Konny, Peony, Ronny, Tacy, Tandy, Tansy, Tavy, Teone, Thoby, Tine, Tiona, Tobe, Tobey, Tobi, Toby, Toia, Toma, Tommy, Tora, Torey, Tori▼, Torry, Tory, Tova, Tove and Toya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tony.See names in meaning and etymology.