Tony name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tony mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tony

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from India and the United States agree the name Tony means "Royal Warrior" and is of French / American origin.
  2. According to a user from Alabama, U.S., the name Tony is of Latin origin and means "The name tony means a god like warrior that can never be held down with what others think about him".
  3. A submission from Nigeria says the name Tony means "Warrior".
  4. A submission from India says the name Tony means "A handsome warrior prince" and is of Japanese origin.
  5. According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Tony means "God fearing young men".
  6. According to a user from Canada, the name Tony is of African American origin and means "Suit Up".
  7. A user from Rwanda says the name Tony is of American origin and means "a fun man".
  8. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Tony means "Helicopter".
  9. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Tony is of Italian origin and means "Worthy to be praised".
  10. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Tony means "Angel sent form above" and is of Italian origin.
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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 Awards 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/Antony
  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

Notable Persons Named Tony

Tony Bellew

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

Tony Blair

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.

Tony Robbins

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.

Tony Ferguson

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

Tony Curtis

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.

Tony Bennett

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tony

Grégory Tony

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

Little Tony

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.

Fat Tony

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.

Axel Tony

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.


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.

Motu Tony

Motu Tony is a rugby player.


Common last names for Tony

  • Smith
  • Martinez
  • Johnson
  • Garcia
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Brown
  • Lopez
  • Jones
  • Rodriguez
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Gonzales
  • Sanchez
  • Hernandez
  • Silva
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Perez

Common first names for Tony

  • John
  • James
  • Mary

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 304th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252,348 babies born with the first name Tony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tony to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (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 8,300 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tony!
  • Random Tony Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tony ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 326 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Tony: The name spelled backwards is Ynot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yotn. 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!
  • Tony name meaning

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