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Meaning and Name Origin

Tony \t(o)-ny\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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.


Variations

Tony has 3 variants: Toney, Tonie and Tonio.

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

Tony has 30 more alternative forms via Anthony: Andy, Anntoin, Antal, Anthone, Anthoney, Antin, Antoine, Anton, Antone, Antonello, Antoney, Antoni, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine, Antonino, Antonio, Antonius, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antuwan, Antwahn, Antwohn, Antwon, Antwuan, Teunis, Thonus, Toni and Twan.


Popularity

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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Tony for boys. Tony reached its top position of #50 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is currently at #448. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Tony and related names. Popular related forms of Tony (#448 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Anthony (#21 last year), Antonio (#139), Andy (#281), Anton (#897), Toney, Antwon, Antone, Antoine and Antony. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1980-1989 and is now significantly less, with versions such as Antoine, Tony, Antony, Toney and Antwon falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andy, Anthony, Antoine, Anton, Antone, Antonio, Antony, Antwon, Toney, Tony in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Tony is pronounced similarly to Tenny, Tino 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 frequently used than Tony.

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