I’ve been thinking a lot more about names, partly in reflection of my wife’s reluctance for me to change my name.
In my male form I am known by all as Tony (short for Anthony) and had intended to transition to Antonia Michele frankly preferring Michele over Antonia (Toni).
I then thought to Google to see if Tony is used as a girls name.
From babynamespedia I learn that Tony is indeed a girls name; the baby girl name Tony is also used as a boys name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced TOW-Niy- †. Tony’s origin is Latin, and its use, English. Tony is a familiar form of Antonia.
ThinkBabyNames.com says “Tony as a girls’ name is of Latin and English origin. Tony is an alternate spelling of Antoinette (French, Latin): French feminine variation of Antoine. Tony is also a variation of Antonia (Latin). Tony is also used as a derivative of Toni (English). Tony is a very prominent first name for women (#1544 out of 4276, Top 36%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Tony has 1 masculine form: Anthony.
What does Tony mean? From Latin Priceless, Inestimable
I might just stay Tony (but NOT Anthony)