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Tony

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Short form of Antony
  • #291 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 42 0 42
1881 36 0 36
1882 46 0 46
1883 32 0 32
1884 41 0 41
1885 33 0 33
1886 29 0 29
1887 40 0 40
1888 57 0 57
1889 51 6 45
1890 44 5 39
1891 53 0 53
1892 47 0 47
1893 42 0 42
1894 48 0 48
1895 43 0 43
1896 56 0 56
1897 54 0 54
1898 56 5 51
1899 42 0 42
1900 101 0 101
1901 62 0 62
1902 74 0 74
1903 84 6 78
1904 87 0 87
1905 86 0 86
1906 96 0 96
1907 147 8 139
1908 142 0 142
1909 155 0 155
1910 212 0 212
1911 207 0 207
1912 400 6 394
1913 513 5 508
1914 739 6 733
1915 1,023 7 1,016
1916 1,069 15 1,054
1917 1,124 13 1,111
1918 1,171 8 1,163
1919 1,107 10 1,097
1920 1,169 23 1,146
1921 1,219 22 1,197
1922 1,167 22 1,145
1923 1,057 29 1,028
1924 1,055 24 1,031
1925 1,004 27 977
1926 1,033 22 1,011
1927 1,069 34 1,035
1928 987 30 957
1929 895 24 871
1930 940 28 912
1931 828 15 813
1932 874 19 855
1933 825 15 810
1934 858 19 839
1935 912 28 884
1936 918 25 893
1937 940 18 922
1938 1,067 10 1,057
1939 1,198 23 1,175
1940 1,247 16 1,231
1941 1,251 27 1,224
1942 1,426 20 1,406
1943 1,480 23 1,457
1944 1,511 19 1,492
1945 1,665 23 1,642
1946 1,994 20 1,974
1947 2,301 25 2,276
1948 2,289 21 2,268
1949 2,012 23 1,989
1950 1,778 20 1,758
1951 1,938 14 1,924
1952 2,222 19 2,203
1953 2,796 25 2,771
1954 3,371 31 3,340
1955 3,787 38 3,749 #93 boy name
1956 4,697 24 4,673 #85 boy name
1957 5,914 53 5,861 #70 boy name
1958 6,985 46 6,939 #57 boy name
1959 7,628 67 7,561 #53 boy name
1960 8,056 59 7,997 #52 boy name
1961 8,358 62 8,296 #53 boy name
1962 8,240 47 8,193 #52 boy name
1963 7,935 54 7,881 #52 boy name
1964 7,252 52 7,200 #50 boy name
1965 6,891 67 6,824 #48 boy name
1966 6,627 59 6,568 #49 boy name
1967 6,290 66 6,224 #50 boy name
1968 5,951 69 5,882 #52 boy name
1969 5,584 71 5,513 #54 boy name
1970 5,566 78 5,488 #57 boy name
1971 4,958 71 4,887 #62 boy name
1972 4,050 52 3,998 #68 boy name
1973 3,418 60 3,358 #78 boy name
1974 3,283 64 3,219 #80 boy name
1975 3,379 54 3,325 #80 boy name
1976 3,128 66 3,062 #86 boy name
1977 2,991 50 2,941 #92 boy name
1978 2,832 61 2,771 #97 boy name
1979 2,688 44 2,644
1980 2,762 38 2,724
1981 2,682 34 2,648
1982 2,640 34 2,606
1983 2,398 47 2,351
1984 2,476 36 2,440
1985 2,550 31 2,519
1986 2,389 31 2,358
1987 2,332 42 2,290
1988 2,264 21 2,243
1989 2,321 21 2,300
1990 2,206 25 2,181
1991 2,121 22 2,099
1992 1,943 18 1,925
1993 1,896 24 1,872
1994 1,646 20 1,626
1995 1,566 11 1,555
1996 1,327 12 1,315
1997 1,258 10 1,248
1998 1,187 10 1,177
1999 1,138 5 1,133
2000 1,093 7 1,086
2001 1,033 10 1,023
2002 1,070 0 1,070
2003 1,011 12 999
2004 965 8 957
2005 1,035 7 1,028
2006 988 6 982
2007 1,010 10 1,000
2008 887 5 882
2009 803 0 803
2010 751 5 746
2011 688 0 688
2012 651 0 651
2013 660 0 660
2014 658 0 658

Want to know about the populiarty of Tony? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 249,680 babies born with the name Tony in the United States. That's more than enough Tonies to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 42 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tony" was in 1961 with a total of 8,296 babies. (That's a lot of baby Tonies)

According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tony" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 244 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of 8,358 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Tony popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tony" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tony as well as things modernly associated with the name Tony such as celebrities named Tony.

English

Origin and Meaning of Tony

The name "Tony" is of English origin, and it means "Short form of Antony". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart is a nascar driver. Tony was born in 1971 as Anthony Wayne Stewart in Columbus, Indiana, U.S.

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo is a NFL player. Tony was born in 1981 in San Diego, California.

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Tony Parker

Tony Parker is a basketball biography. Tony was born in 1982 in Bruges, Belgium.

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Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa is an actor, director, action choreographer, writer, producer, martial arts choreographer, martial artists, physical educator, stunt man instructor in eskrima and kino mutai. Tony was born in 1976 as Worawit Yeerum in Surin province, Isan, Thailand.

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Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett is a singer and painter specializing in traditional pop, show tunes, swing, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1949 to present. Tony was born in 1926 as Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn is a MLB player. Tony was born in 1960 in Los Angeles, California.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for tender, loving nature.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ynot". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oytn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Tony born May 29, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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