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Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 4 (Ranked #6080).

What does the name "Tonya" mean?

Tonya (American): Short form of Antonia, or a form of Tanya

The name "Tonya" is of American origin and it means "Short form of Antonia, or a form of Tanya". It's a name commonly given to girls.

T is for time, you give to friends.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Aynot". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nyota". 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.

How popular is the name "Tonya" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Tonya? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,664 babies born with the name Tonya in the United States. That's more than enough Tonyas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1923 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tonya" was in 1972 with a total of 7,245 babies. (That's a lot of baby Tonyas)

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tonya" is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of only 355 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Tonya popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Tonya in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Tonya

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding is a figure skater. Tonya was born in 1970 in Portland, Oregon, U.S.


Tonya Mitchell

Tonya Mitchell is a singer, actress, and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to 2002. Tonya was born in 1982 as Tonya Jean Mitchell.


Past life for Tonya born Dec 8, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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