What does Tony mean?
Tony [tony] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Tony) is pronounced TOH-nee. It is of English and Latin origin. Short form of Anthony and its variants, frequently used since medieval times as an independent name. Actors Tony Curtis, Tony Danza; singer Tony Bennett.
Associated with: medieval.
Related boy name: Antonio.Creative forms:
(male) Tany, Torny, ..
(female) Tope, .. Middle name pairings:
Tony Pierre (T.P.), ..
How popular is Tony?
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 (#22078 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Tony reached its top position of #51 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #504. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Anthony (#25 from recent data), Antonio (#152), Andy (#323), Antony (#1375), Toney and Toni are the popular related forms of Tony (#504 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Tony reached its highest 25 years ago (median #724) and is now significantly diminished (#911, ▼51%), with the version Tony falling out of fashion.
Tony▼ is pronounced similarly to Tanney, Teeno, Teino, Tenny, Tino and Tyno. Other suggested similar names are Arny, Donny▼, Hany, Jonny, Lonny, Ronny▼, Sonny▲, Tan, Tandy, Tay, Thoby, Tobe▼, Tobey, Tobi, Toby▼, Tobyn, Tod▼, Todd▼, Togo, Tom▼, Tome, Tomey, Tomm, Tommy▼, Ton, Toon, Tor, Tore, Torey, Toro, Torr, Torry, Toru, Tory▼, Tov, Townly (see Townsend), Trey▼, Troy▼, Tune and Ty▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tony.