Tonya name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tonya

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Tonya is of Irish origin and means "Fairy Queen; Praise Worthy; Priceless".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tonya means "Praiseworthy; Fairy Queen".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Tonya means "Faerie Queen/Praiseworthy".
  4. 3 submissions from the United States and Australia agree the name Tonya means "Priceless".
  5. According to a user from Oklahoma, U.S., the name Tonya is of German origin and means "'Priceless'. Can also be spelled Tonja".
  6. 2 submissions from Michigan, U.S. agree the name Tonya means "praiseworthy" and is of Russian / African origin.
  7. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Tonya means "Queen of a battle".
  8. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Tonya means "Child of God".
  9. A submission from Ohio, U.S. says the name Tonya means "Gift of god" and is of American origin.
  10. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Tonya means "Native American Indian and Irish Pentecostal decent".
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Phonetic rendering of Russian То́ня (Tónja), an informal pet form of Антони́на (Antonína, “Antonina”).

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

Notable Persons Named Tonya

Notable Persons Named Tonya

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding is a figure skater.

Tonya Evinger

Tonya was born on June 4th, 1981 in Odessa, Missouri.


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.

Tonya Cooley

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

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.

Tonya Knight

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

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    Actress; Dancer; Model
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Fun Facts about the name Tonya

  • What name lists does Tonya rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tonya? Tonya is the 583rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tonya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,775 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 7,244 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tonya!
  • Random Tonya Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tonya ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 22 babies in District of Columbia have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Tonya: The name spelled backwards is Aynot. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yoatn. How do you pronounce that?
  • Tonya name meaning

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