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Meaning and name origin

Tony \t(o)-ny\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Tony), is pronounced TOH-nee. It is of English origin. Short form of Anthony (Latin) and its variants, frequently used since medieval times as an independent name. Tonio is a Latin short form. Actors Tony Curtis, Tony Danza; singer Tony Bennett.


Tony has 3 variant forms: Toney, Tonie and Tonio.

For more information, see also the related boy name Antonio.


Tony is a very popular first name for males (#103 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18896 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tony for boys. Tony reached its highest rank of #50 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tony name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tony and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anthony (#21), Antonio (#139), Tony (#448) and Toney. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anthony, Antonio, Toney, Tony in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anthony, Antonio, Tony outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tony is also pronounced similarly to Tenny, Tino, Toni and Tyno. Other suggested similar baby names are Tan, Toby, Tom, Tome, Tomey, Tomm, Tommy, Ton, Toon, Tory and Tune. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tony.