What does Tonye mean?
Tonye /to-nye/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Tonye's roots are French and Latin. Tonye is a variant transcription of Antoinette (French, Latin): French feminine transcription of Antoine. Compare last name Tona.
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.Kreatif forms: Tainye, Tanye. [more]
How popular is Tonye?
Tonye is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Tonye is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonia (#975 the previous year), Antonietta, Antonina, Netta, Nettie, Toni and Tonia are the prominent varying forms of Tonye (outside Top 1000). Variants like Tonette are seldom used. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.2854%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0025%, down 99.1%), with forms such as Antoinette, Antonina, Nettie, Toni and Tonia falling out of style. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Tonye and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.