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How popular is Tony?

The less frequently given name Tony was the 542nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 48, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1965.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1961 with 8,297 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Tony was 29 in 1886.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Tony occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1897-1900, 1906-1916, 1936-1947, and 1951-1959, whereas 1989-1999, and 2006-2009 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Tony popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The popularity trend for Tony has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Tony lately has dropped.

The name Tony still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Tony has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Tony (Girl)Tony (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 514 542
2016 < 5 -- 562 523
2015 < 5 -- 575 504
2014 < 5 -- 664 447
2013 < 5 -- 663 435
2012 < 5 -- 653 428
2011 < 5 -- 690 409
2010 5 19,592 748 384
2009 < 5 -- 804 378
2008 5 20,230 885 354
2007 10 11,549 1,001 320
2006 6 16,986 984 328
2005 7 14,409 1,029 318
2004 8 12,686 957 321
2003 12 9,014 999 302
2002 < 5 -- 1,070 282
2001 10 10,056 1,025 291
2000 7 13,053 1,086 283
1999 5 16,752 1,133 266
1998 10 9,231 1,177 255
1997 10 8,982 1,248 242
1996 12 7,545 1,315 229
1995 11 8,044 1,555 196
1994 20 5,008 1,626 190
1993 24 4,381 1,872 171
1992 18 5,465 1,926 163
1991 22 4,642 2,099 155
1990 25 4,110 2,182 147
1989 21 4,520 2,299 132
1988 21 4,300 2,243 133
1987 42 2,489 2,290 123
1986 31 3,048 2,359 120
1985 31 2,998 2,522 114
1984 36 2,623 2,441 112
1983 47 2,134 2,351 119
1982 34 2,761 2,607 112
1981 34 2,716 2,649 111
1980 38 2,533 2,727 108
1979 44 2,245 2,646 104
1978 61 1,726 2,774 97
1977 50 1,972 2,941 92
1976 66 1,549 3,063 86
1975 54 1,755 3,325 80
1974 64 1,530 3,220 80
1973 60 1,567 3,355 78
1972 52 1,721 4,002 68
1971 71 1,464 4,889 62
1970 78 1,354 5,482 57
1969 71 1,368 5,515 54
1968 69 1,348 5,879 52
1967 66 1,359 6,222 50
1966 59 1,446 6,570 49
1965 67 1,349 6,825 48
1964 52 1,589 7,201 50
1963 54 1,545 7,879 52
1962 47 1,671 8,194 52
1961 62 1,426 8,297 53
1960 59 1,441 7,996 52
1959 67 1,313 7,562 53
1958 46 1,586 6,937 57
1957 53 1,470 5,862 71
1956 24 2,317 4,672 85
1955 37 1,730 3,750 93
1954 32 1,872 3,346 105
1953 24 2,173 2,774 117
1952 19 2,498 2,190 133
1951 15 2,800 1,931 141
1950 20 2,248 1,757 149
1949 23 2,064 1,986 139
1948 21 2,181 2,268 125
1947 25 1,984 2,277 126
1946 20 2,147 1,974 129
1945 23 1,791 1,641 129
1944 19 2,022 1,493 143
1943 23 1,832 1,455 145
1942 20 1,975 1,408 145
1941 27 1,534 1,225 145
1940 16 2,099 1,232 142
1939 23 1,632 1,175 140
1938 10 2,919 1,058 153
1937 18 1,907 921 160
1936 25 1,501 893 160
1935 28 1,414 884 162
1934 19 1,831 840 168
1933 15 2,145 810 171
1932 19 1,870 855 170
1931 15 2,198 813 170
1930 28 1,494 912 163
1929 24 1,639 874 165
1928 30 1,465 955 160
1927 34 1,402 1,034 153
1926 22 1,875 1,011 157
1925 27 1,640 977 158
1924 24 1,806 1,033 156
1923 29 1,553 1,027 150
1922 22 1,893 1,146 137
1921 22 1,918 1,196 134
1920 23 1,809 1,146 136
1919 10 3,202 1,097 136
1918 8 3,824 1,163 135
1917 13 2,541 1,111 131
1916 15 2,234 1,054 132
1915 7 3,765 1,016 130
1914 6 3,571 733 138
1913 5 3,656 508 147
1912 6 2,943 394 153
1911 < 5 -- 207 162
1910 < 5 -- 212 151
1909 < 5 -- 155 160
1908 < 5 -- 142 163
1907 8 1,628 139 160
1906 < 5 -- 96 189
1905 < 5 -- 86 204
1904 < 5 -- 87 200
1903 6 1,772 78 200
1902 < 5 -- 74 208
1901 < 5 -- 62 221
1900 < 5 -- 101 194
1899 < 5 -- 42 265
1898 5 1,950 51 247
1897 < 5 -- 54 237
1896 < 5 -- 56 245
1895 < 5 -- 43 271
1894 < 5 -- 48 252
1893 < 5 -- 42 271
1892 < 5 -- 47 264
1891 < 5 -- 53 222
1890 5 1,515 39 278
1889 6 1,264 45 243
1888 < 5 -- 57 233
1887 < 5 -- 40 253
1886 < 5 -- 29 319
1885 < 5 -- 33 295
1884 < 5 -- 41 268
1883 < 5 -- 32 293
1882 < 5 -- 46 255
1881 < 5 -- 36 267
1880 < 5 -- 42 261

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.