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Tonya

What does Tonya mean?

Tonya Pronunciation of Tonya [tonya] as a girls' name is pronounced TAHN-yah. It is of Russian origin, and the meaning of Tonya is "praiseworthy". Short form of Antonina. See also Tanya and Tawny.

Associated with: russian.

Variations

Tonya has 2 variants: Latonya and Toya.

Related girl names: Antonia, Tatiana and Toni.

Tonya has 17 more alternative forms via Tanya, Tawny: Tahna, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanee, Taneea, Taney, Tania, Tanita, Tanja, Tarnya, Tawna, Tawnia, Tawnya, Tonnya and Tonyah.

Creative forms:
(female) Tenya, Tinya, ..

(male) Tota, Toty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tonya Kinzley (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tonya?

Tonya is a very popular first name for women (#209 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Tonya entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #49 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Antonia (#1014 in 2015), Antonina, Latonya, Taina, Tana, Tania (#1481), Tanja, Tanya (#1933), Tatiana (#646), Tawny, Tawnya, Toni (#1333) and Toya are the popular varying forms of Tonya ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tahna, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tonya was more pronounced in the 1970s (adoption of 0.9%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.05%, 94.6%), with versions like Latonya becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tonya, Antonia, Antonina, Latonya, Taina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tana, Tania, Tanja, Tanya, Tatiana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tawny, Tawnya, Toni, Toya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tonya is alike in pronunciation to Tanaia, Tanaya, Tanea, Tani, Teanna, Teena, Teina, Tenaya, Teona, Teoni, Teonna, Teyna, Tiana, Tianna, Tinah, Tiny, Toini, Tona, Toney, Tonia, Tonye, Toyanna, Tunna, Tyana and Tyanna. Other recommended names are Aanya, Aenya, Anya, Bronya, Dinya, Donya, Dosya, Ennya, Enya, Fanya, Fenya, Ginya, Inya, Ionya, Joya, Kenya, Lenya, Manya, Panya, Roya, Sofya, Sondya, Sonya, Talya, Tanga, Tasya, Tiona, Tionna, Toby, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tonica, Tonina, Toolya (see Tulia), Tora, Tory, Tosia, Tosiya, Tossa, Toulya, Tova, Treya, Tulya, Vanya, Vinya, Zenya, Zinya, Zofya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tonya.

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