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What does Tonye mean?

Tonye \t(o)-nye, ton-ye\ as a girls' name is a variant of Antoinette: French feminine diminutive of Antoine. Distinctive as a name for newborns.


Tonye has 4 variants: Toni, Tonia, Tonie and Tony.

Tonye has 17 more related variations via Antoinette: Antionette, Antonetta, Antonia, Antonie, Antonietta, Antonina, Antonine, Antonique, Antwahnette, Antwanetta, Antwinett, Netta, Netti, Nettie, Netty, Toinette and Tonette.


Tonye is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Tonye is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Tonye and affiliated names. Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonia (#975 the previous year), Antonietta, Antonina, Netta, Nettie, Toni and Tonia are the prominent varying forms of Tonye (#unlisted). This girl name was at the top of its popularity during the years 1940-1949 and is now significantly less popular, with forms such as Antoinette, Antonina, Nettie, Toni and Tonia falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonia, Antonietta, Antonina, Netta, Nettie, Toni, Tonia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tonye is pronounced similarly to Tanee, Tanya, Tinie, Tiny, Tona, Tonee, Toney, Tonnya, Tonya and Tonyah. Other recommended similar baby names are Teone, Tine and Tommye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tonye.