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Tonya

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1923 7 7 0
1930 5 5 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 11 11 0
1935 10 10 0
1936 23 23 0
1937 21 21 0
1938 23 23 0
1939 20 20 0
1940 35 35 0
1941 31 31 0
1942 75 75 0
1943 67 67 0
1944 92 92 0
1945 101 101 0
1946 118 118 0
1947 152 152 0
1948 139 139 0
1949 134 134 0
1950 153 153 0
1951 205 205 0
1952 241 241 0
1953 294 294 0
1954 355 355 0
1955 401 401 0
1956 566 566 0
1957 646 646 0
1958 761 761 0
1959 1,075 1,075 0
1960 1,328 1,328 0
1961 1,840 1,840 0
1962 2,255 2,247 8
1963 2,379 2,366 13
1964 2,706 2,700 6
1965 2,982 2,968 14
1966 3,643 3,630 13 #96 girl name
1967 5,193 5,166 27 #68 girl name
1968 5,677 5,660 17 #60 girl name
1969 6,189 6,167 22 #54 girl name
1970 7,169 7,139 30 #49 girl name
1971 6,927 6,899 28 #45 girl name
1972 7,274 7,245 29 #37 girl name
1973 7,208 7,180 28 #36 girl name
1974 6,913 6,878 35 #37 girl name
1975 5,929 5,899 30 #45 girl name
1976 4,990 4,965 25 #58 girl name
1977 4,285 4,265 20 #64 girl name
1978 3,843 3,827 16 #77 girl name
1979 3,512 3,495 17 #86 girl name
1980 3,085 3,079 6 #97 girl name
1981 2,770 2,757 13
1982 2,387 2,377 10
1983 1,966 1,957 9
1984 1,861 1,855 6
1985 1,647 1,641 6
1986 1,305 1,298 7
1987 1,188 1,188 0
1988 1,003 1,003 0
1989 830 830 0
1990 725 725 0
1991 590 590 0
1992 542 542 0
1993 432 432 0
1994 373 373 0
1995 274 274 0
1996 220 220 0
1997 222 222 0
1998 141 141 0
1999 147 147 0
2000 138 138 0
2001 103 103 0
2002 88 88 0
2003 100 100 0
2004 67 67 0
2005 77 77 0
2006 45 45 0
2007 55 55 0
2008 58 58 0
2009 44 44 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 34 34 0
2013 25 25 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 26 26 0

Fun Facts about the name Tonya

  • How many people with the first name Tonya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,694 babies born with the first name Tonya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tonya to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tonya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tonya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tonya is Tuesday, February 12th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Tonya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tonya was in 1972 with a total of 7,245 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tonya!
  • Random Tonya Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tonya ranks 13th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 286 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Tonya: Your name in reverse order is Aynot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnoya. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Tonya as a first name

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Popularity of Tonya as a last name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Tonya

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.

Wiktionary

Phonetic rendering of Russian То́ня (Tónja), an informal pet form of Антони́на (Antonína, “Antonina”).

  1. A female given name, diminutive of Antonina or Antonia

Notable Persons With the Name Tonya

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding is a figure skater.

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Tonya Evinger

Tonya Evinger is a notable human. Tonya was born on June 4th, 1981 in Odessa, Missouri.

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Solé

Solé is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, actress, and rapping. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Solé was given the name Tonya Michelle Johnston on July 17th, 1973. Solé is also known as Mrssole.

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Tonya Cooley

Tonya Cooley is a model. Tonya was born on January 7th, 1980 in Visalia, California.

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Tonya Pinkins

Tonya Pinkins is an actor, author, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 2014. Tonya was born on May 30th, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Tonya Knight

Tonya Knight is a bodybuilder. Tonya was born on March 24th, 1966 in Peculiar, Missouri.

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  • Tonya Lee Williams
    (famed person)
  • Tonya Kay
    (actress; dancer; model)
  • Tonya Hurley
    (writer)
  • Tonya Verbeek
    (athlete)
  • Tonya Cardoza
    (leading somebody)
  • Tonya Surman
    (co-founder)
  • Tonya Suzanne Holly
    (noteworthy human)

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What does the name Tonya mean?

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Yis for young, the years never show!

Ais for adorable, how precious

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Sources: 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.

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