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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010

Tony

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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 1,248 16 1,232
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 2,290 21 2,269
1949 2,009 23 1,986
1950 1,781 20 1,761
1951 1,939 14 1,925
1952 2,218 19 2,199
1953 2,800 25 2,775
1954 3,372 32 3,340
1955 3,788 37 3,751 #93 boy name
1956 4,693 24 4,669 #85 boy name
1957 5,917 53 5,864 #70 boy name
1958 6,985 46 6,939 #57 boy name
1959 7,627 67 7,560 #53 boy name
1960 8,057 59 7,998 #52 boy name
1961 8,357 62 8,295 #53 boy name
1962 8,241 47 8,194 #52 boy name
1963 7,934 54 7,880 #52 boy name
1964 7,255 52 7,203 #50 boy name
1965 6,891 67 6,824 #48 boy name
1966 6,628 59 6,569 #49 boy name
1967 6,289 66 6,223 #50 boy name
1968 5,949 69 5,880 #52 boy name
1969 5,587 71 5,516 #54 boy name
1970 5,563 78 5,485 #57 boy name
1971 4,959 71 4,888 #62 boy name
1972 4,050 52 3,998 #68 boy name
1973 3,416 60 3,356 #78 boy name
1974 3,283 64 3,219 #80 boy name
1975 3,380 54 3,326 #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 2,689 44 2,645
1980 2,763 38 2,725
1981 2,682 34 2,648
1982 2,641 34 2,607
1983 2,398 47 2,351
1984 2,477 36 2,441
1985 2,552 31 2,521
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 2,207 25 2,182
1991 2,121 22 2,099
1992 1,943 18 1,925
1993 1,897 24 1,873
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 1,034 10 1,024
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 1,011 10 1,001
2008 887 5 882
2009 804 0 804
2010 751 5 746
2011 688 0 688
2012 652 0 652
2013 662 0 662
2014 660 0 660
2015 571 0 571

Fun Facts about the name Tony

  • How many people with the first name Tony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 250,271 babies born with the first name Tony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tony to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 42 new born babies.
  • When was Tony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tony is Friday, October 12th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Tony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tony was in 1961 with a total of 8,295 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tony!
  • Random Tony Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tony ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 21 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Tony: Your name in reverse order is Ynot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tony? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,166 people with the last name Tony.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tony? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tony as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Tony

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Common first names for Tony

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tony U.S.
  White 39.54% 64.26%
  African American 36.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tony

People with the last name Tony are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun To"ny
A simpleton.

Etymology: Abbrev. from Anthony

The statuettes awarded by the American Theatre Wing are formally known as Antoinette Perry Award(s) for Excellence in Theatre; they are named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who was nicknamed Tony.

  1. A male given name, a short form of Anthony
  2. A female given name
  3. Any of the statuettes awarded by the American Theatre Wing.

Tony was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

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 Hawk

Tony Hawk is a sportsperson. Tony was born in 1968 in Carlsbad, California, United States.

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Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn is an actor/director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Tony was born in 1960 as Anthony Howard Goldwyn in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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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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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1948 to 2010. Tony was born in 1925 as Bernard Schwartz in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Tony Blair

Tony Blair is an officeholder. Tony was born in 1953 as Anthony Charles Lynton Blair in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Tony

Tony Allen
Tony Evans
Tony Lara
Tony Robbins
Tony And Joe's

What does the name Tony mean?

Tis for treat, that you always are.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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