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What does Tonya mean?

Tonya Pronunciation of Tonya as a girls' name is pronounced TAHN-yah. It is of Russian origin, and the meaning of Tonya is "praiseworthy". Short form of Antonina. See also Tanya and Tawny. Also form of Antonia. Also form of Tatiana. Also form of Toni.




VARIANTS Latonya, Toya

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA TANYA, TAWNY Tahna, Tahnia, Tahnya, Taina, Tana, Tanee, Taneea, Taney, Tania, Tanita, Tanja, Tarnya, Tawna, Tawnia, Tawnya, Tonnya, Tonyah

(female) Tenya, ..

(male) Tota, ..

Tonya Marian (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tonya?

Tonya is a very popular first name for women (#209 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tonya entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #49 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tonya name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Antonia (#1209 IN 2018), Antonina, Latonya, Taina, Tana, Tania (#1395), Tanja, Tanya, Tatiana (#696), Tawny, Tawnya, Toni (#1763) and Toya are the popular varying forms of Tonya ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Tahna, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tonya was more pronounced in the 1970s (ADOPTION OF 0.97%) and has become significantly lower since (ADOPTION 0.05%, 94.6%), with versions like Toni becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tonya, Antonia, Antonina, Latonya, Taina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tana, Tania, Tanja, Tanya, Tatiana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tawny, Tawnya, Toni, Toya in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tonya is alike in pronunciation to Tanaia, Tanaya, Tanea, Tani, Teanna, Teena, Teina, Tenaya, Teona, Teoni, Teonna, Teyna, Tiana, Tianna, Tinah, Tiny, Toini, Tona, Toney, Tonia, Tonye, Toyanna, Tunna, Tyana and Tyanna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aanya, Aenya, Anya, Bronya, Dinya, Donya, Dosya, Ennya, Enya, Fanya, Fenya, Ginya, Inya, Ionya, Joya, Kenya, Lenya, Manya, Panya, Roya, Sofya, Sondya, Sonya, Talya, Tanga, Tasya, Tiona, Tionna, Toby, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tonica, Tonina, Toolya (see Tulia), Tora, Tory, Tosia, Tosiya, Tossa, Toulya, Tova, Treya, Tulya, Vanya, Vinya, Zenya, Zinya, Zofya and Zoya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tonya.

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