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.
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.
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)
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)
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.