Toni Name Meaning & Origin

Toni

Pronunciation: TOH-nee (key)

Origin of the name Toni:

Originally a pet form of Antonia, a name of uncertain derivation.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Antoinette, Antonia, Antonina

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Nicknames for Toni

Tone
Toni Baloney
Toe-Knee
Fat Toni
T-dog

Meanings and history of the name Toni

Feminine diminutive of Antonia, Antonie or Antoinette; used in many languages. From Greek, meaning "flower".

In the 1940s, Toni began to surpass its progenitor, Antonia, but today's parents would be better advised to reconsider the pioneer strength of the original.

The official meaning of the name Toni is "priceless one".

Famous real-life people named Toni

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford), Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor
Toni Braxton, American singer and actress
Toni Tennille (born Cathryn Antoinette Tennille), American singer
Toni Collette (born Antonia Collette), Australian actress
Toni Basil (born Antonia Christina Basilotta), American singer, director, actress and choreographer
Toni Childs, American singer-songwriter

Toni in song, story & screen

Toni Williams, the secret admirer of the '80s movie "Secret Admirer", played by Lori Loughlin
Toni Buddenbrooks, naive and childish sister of Thomas, in Thomas Mann's classic novel "Buddenbrooks"
Toni Cipriani, character in the Grand Theft Auto series
"Toni", film by Jean Renoir
Toni Ho, a character from the Iron Man comics

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