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[ 2 syll. to-ny, ton-y ] The baby boy name Tony is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is TOW-Niy- †. Tony is largely used in the English, Greek, and Latin languages, and it is derived from Latin and Old English origins.

Tony is an English, Greek, and Latin short form of the name Anthony (English).

Tony is also a variant of the name Hamilton (English).

Tony is also a variant of the name Remington (English).

See also the related category greek.

Tony is a classic favorite. Currently it is still a fairly popular baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was before. At the modest peak of its usage in 1962, 0.390% of baby boys were given the name Tony. Its ranking then was #52. The baby name has since suffered a steep fall in popularity, and is now of occasional use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.024% and its ranking #586. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Tony, Anthony was the most popular. In 2018, its use outnumbered Tony's by 17 times. In the past century Tony has predominantly been a baby boy name.

Baby names that sound like Tony include Toney, Toni, Townie, Tachan, Tadin, Tadon, Tae-Hyun, Taimu, Tainn, Taiwan, Tajuan, Talmyn, Tama, Tamam, Taman, Tammy, Tamnais, Tanae, Tanaye, and Tane.

† Pronunciation for Tony: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Details of famous persons named Tony:
Actor Tony Curtis, born Bernard Schwarz, 3 June 1925, Bronx, New York.
Actor Tony Randall, born Arthur Leonard Rosenberg, 26 February 1920 - 17 May 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Actor Tony Shalhoub, born 9 October 1953, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Fictional Character Scarface, born Tony Montana, 1983.
Guitarist Tony Iommi, born Frank Anthony Iommi, 19 February 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England.
Politician Tony Blair, born Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, 6 May 1953, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Singer Tony Bennett, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, 3 August 1926, Astoria, Queens, New York City.
Skateboarder Tony Hawk, born 12 May 1968, Carlsbad, California.
TV Personality Tony Snow, born Robert Anthony Snow, 1 June 1955, Berea, Kentucky.


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