"from Antium"

Toni Origin and Meaning

The name Toni is a girl's name meaning "from Antium".

In the 1940s, Toni began to surpass its progenitor, Antonia, but it peaked in 1960 and has since dropped back below the US Top 1000.

American author Toni Morrison is an eminent namesake. She was actually born Chloe Ardelia but took the baptismal name Anthony when she converted to Catholicism aged 12, which is where her nickname comes from. Australian actress Toni Collette is another notable bearer.

# 928 in the US

Toni Rank in US Top 1000

Toni Popularity

Famous People Named Toni

  • Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford)American novelist
  • Toni Michelle BraxtonAmerican R&B singer,songwriter, philanthropist, actress, and reality television personality ("Braxton Family Values")
  • Toni Basil (born Antonia Christina Basilotta)American pop singer
  • Antonia "Toni" GarrnGerman model
  • Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" TennilleAmerican pop singer
  • Antonia "Toni" ColletteAustralian actress
  • Antoinette "Toni" FrissellAmerican photographer
  • Toni ChildsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Antoinette "Toni" HallidayEnglish singer of duo Curve
  • Toni DugganEnglish football player
  • Toni Cornell (b. 2004)daughter of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell
  • Toni Deion PressleyAmerican soccer player

Toni in Pop Culture

  • Toni Cummingscharacter on TV's "Alias"
  • Sister Tonicharacter on TV's "The L Word"
  • Tonicharacter on TV's "Smallville"
  • Antoinette "Toni" Topaz in series Riverdale