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Boy Name: Tony

Name: Tony
Pronunciation: \t(o)-ny\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Tony's also a girl name)
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Antonio
Sounds Like: Toni, Ton
Variant forms: Toney, Tonie, Tonio
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 103
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 18896


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.

Tony has 3 variant forms: Toney, Tonie and Tonio.

For more information, see also the related name Antonio.

Baby names that sound like Tony are Toni and Ton.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Tony.


Tony is a very popular first name for men (#103 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#18896 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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