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Toni


Gender: Feminine
Language
: English
Etymology:
Toni is a short form of Antonia, a feminine form of Anthony, a modern form of an Ancient Greek name, Antony. It original meaning is unknown, but it could be “Flowering” from “anther” (flower), or “Priceless,” or “Beyond Praise.”

History:
Toni arose in the 20th century in the United States partially as a feminine form of Tony, and partially as a diminutive name.

Pronunciation: toe-nee.

Famous Bearers
:
Artists and Authors:
Toni Morrison
(Chloe Anthony Wofford) (1931-)
American writer. Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Toni Cade Bambara
(1939-1995)
American writer.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.064 % named Toni

Popularity of Toni:
Popularity (for newborns)
:
In the United States...
1900-1920: N/A
1920-1930: 850th most popular.
1930-1940: 570th most popular.
1940-1950: 220th most popular.
1950-1960: 169th most popular.
1960-1970: 154th most popular.
1970-1980: 184th most popular.
1980-1990: 228th most popular.
1990: 292nd most popular.
1991: 287th most popular.
1992: 328th most popular.
1993: 310th most popular.
1994: 294th most popular.
1995: 334th most popular.
1996: 352nd most popular.
1997: 379th most popular.
1998: 405th most popular.
1999: 498th most popular.
2000: 555th most popular.
2001: 591st most popular.
2002: 660th most popular.
2003: 731st most popular.


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