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.
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).
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).
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.