Tony

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251k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tony

"Tony" is a name 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

Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons Named Tony

Tony was born on November 30th, 1982 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

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Tony Blair is a for Sedgefield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, Member of Parliament, forSedgefield, Leader . Tony was given the name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair on May 6th, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Tony Robbins is a life performance coach, self-help author, motivational speaker, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Tony was given the name Anthony J. Mahavoric on February 29th, 1960 in North Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Tony was born on February 12th, 1984 in Oxnard, California, United States.

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Tony Curtis was an actor. His career lasted from 1948 to 2010. Tony was given the name Bernard Schwartz on June 3rd, 1925 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. He left this life on September 29th, 2010.

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Tony Bennett is a singer, painter, and painting. His ongoing career started in 1949. Tony was given the name Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3rd, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tony

Grégory was born on May 27th, 1978 in Saint-Raphaël, Var.

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Little Tony was a pop music, rock, and roll musician. His career lasted from 1957 to 2013. Little was given the name Antonio Ciacci on February 7th, 1941 in Tivoli, Lazio. Little is also known as Little Tony. He left this life on May 27th, 2013.

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Fat Tony is a hip hop music rapping and disc jockey. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Fat was given the name Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu on March 24th, 1988 in Houston. Fat is also known as Obi and Anthony.

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Axel Tony is a zouk, rhythm, blues, soul music, and jazz fusion singing. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Axel was born in 1984 in Colombes.

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Tony is a soccer player for the América Futebol Clube (MG), Ituano FC, Boavista Sport Club, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube, Ceará Sporting Club, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, ABC Futebol Clube, Esteghlal F.C., and Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba. Tony was born on May 29th, 1986 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Motu Tony is a rugby player.

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How popular is the baby name Tony in the U.S.?

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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 1,218 22 1,196
1922 1,168 22 1,146
1923 1,056 29 1,027
1924 1,057 24 1,033
1925 1,004 27 977
1926 1,033 22 1,011
1927 1,068 34 1,034
1928 985 30 955
1929 898 24 874
1930 940 28 912
1931 828 15 813
1932 874 19 855
1933 825 15 810
1934 859 19 840
1935 912 28 884
1936 918 25 893
1937 939 18 921
1938 1,068 10 1,058
1939 1,198 23 1,175
1940 1,248 16 1,232
1941 1,252 27 1,225
1942 1,428 20 1,408
1943 1,478 23 1,455
1944 1,512 19 1,493
1945 1,664 23 1,641
1946 1,994 20 1,974
1947 2,302 25 2,277
1948 2,289 21 2,268
1949 2,009 23 1,986
1950 1,777 20 1,757
1951 1,946 15 1,931
1952 2,209 19 2,190
1953 2,798 24 2,774
1954 3,378 32 3,346
1955 3,787 37 3,750 #93 boy name
1956 4,696 24 4,672 #85 boy name
1957 5,915 53 5,862 #71 boy name
1958 6,983 46 6,937 #57 boy name
1959 7,629 67 7,562 #53 boy name
1960 8,055 59 7,996 #52 boy name
1961 8,359 62 8,297 #53 boy name
1962 8,241 47 8,194 #52 boy name
1963 7,933 54 7,879 #52 boy name
1964 7,253 52 7,201 #50 boy name
1965 6,892 67 6,825 #48 boy name
1966 6,629 59 6,570 #49 boy name
1967 6,288 66 6,222 #50 boy name
1968 5,948 69 5,879 #52 boy name
1969 5,586 71 5,515 #54 boy name
1970 5,560 78 5,482 #57 boy name
1971 4,960 71 4,889 #62 boy name
1972 4,054 52 4,002 #68 boy name
1973 3,415 60 3,355 #78 boy name
1974 3,284 64 3,220 #80 boy name
1975 3,379 54 3,325 #80 boy name
1976 3,129 66 3,063 #86 boy name
1977 2,991 50 2,941 #92 boy name
1978 2,835 61 2,774 #97 boy name
1979 2,690 44 2,646
1980 2,765 38 2,727
1981 2,683 34 2,649
1982 2,641 34 2,607
1983 2,398 47 2,351
1984 2,477 36 2,441
1985 2,553 31 2,522
1986 2,390 31 2,359
1987 2,332 42 2,290
1988 2,264 21 2,243
1989 2,320 21 2,299
1990 2,207 25 2,182
1991 2,121 22 2,099
1992 1,944 18 1,926
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 1,035 10 1,025
2002 1,070 0 1,070
2003 1,011 12 999
2004 965 8 957
2005 1,036 7 1,029
2006 990 6 984
2007 1,011 10 1,001
2008 890 5 885
2009 804 0 804
2010 753 5 748
2011 690 0 690
2012 653 0 653
2013 663 0 663
2014 664 0 664
2015 575 0 575
2016 562 0 562
2017 514 0 514

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Popularity of Tony as a first name

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Popularity of Tony as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Tony

  • What name lists does Tony rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tony? Tony is the 298th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tony was the 22,158th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 251,375 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 8,297 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tony!
  • Random Tony Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tony ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 19 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1963.
  • 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 Nyot. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.