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What does Tony mean?

Tony \t(o)-ny\ 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. Tonio is a Latin short form. Actors Tony Curtis, Tony Danza; singer Tony Bennett.


Tony has 3 variants: Toney, Tonie and Tonio.

For more on this name, 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.


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)

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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Anthony (#21 last year), Antonio (#139), Andy (#281), Anton (#897), Toney, Antwon, Antone, Antoine and Antony are the popular related forms of Tony (#448 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.518%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.3214%, down 38%), with versions such as Antoine, Tony, Antony, Antone and Antwon falling out of fashion. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Tony and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.