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  • Records indicate that 500 girls in the United States have been named Tonda since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1964, when 135 people in the U.S. were given the name Tonda. Those people are now 50 years old.

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      26 Positive Comments

  • "My wife name is Tonda she born July 13, 1973 in Hazlehurst, Georgia." Jul. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda I was born in 1974 my Mom spent her summer with we Aunt that lived in Dayton, Ohio and meet a little girl there named Tonda. My Mom always said the name came from an Indian Princess but I could never verify that information. I love my name! It's nice to see they other meanings." Jun. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda, my mother and grandmother told me it was Cherokee and meant Love, Honor and Respect. I was born in 1964. I hear all the variations of the name but I tell them like others have that it is Honda with a T. The funny thing is my sister is Rhonda and her best friend was Wanda" Jun. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tonda. Tonda Lee. Born in 1961. I've never been able to find the meaning of my name, so nice to hear meanings like 'friend'. It's always been a difficult name to have and for people to get on the first round, but I've always liked it. I always am saying " It's like.....Honda with a T!" My dad named me after somebody else he knew by that name and I was always told that it was Scandanavian. When friends travel they often will come back from a different country and will have seen the name Tonda: like on a pizza shop, or a street name, there was also an orangoutang named Tonda that was the oldest orangoutang in captivity. She died! LOL! Wish I met her." Jun. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda and I too am from Columbus, OH. I too drive a Honda (civic)! SMALL WORLD! A lady at my job suggested that I look up the meaning of my name and I found this site. I am really glad I did!" May. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Columbus, Ohio and my name is Tonda. Funny thing..I tell people, yes my name is Tonda and I do drive a Honda. (I really do drive a Honda!) They always seem to remember my name. My grandmother was Cherokee and I have been told that my name is from the Cherokee language." Apr. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda. I absolutely love my name and how unique it is. My mother found my name in a book. I too have searched for the meaning of our name and was told "Tonda" is an American Indian word for "Friend". I have met 4 other Tondas in my life and even worked with one for a few years. I laughed when I read the post below saying she often tells people her name is "Honda with a T", because I too have said that more times than I can count!" Dec. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always loved my name, Tonda and I was born in 1969. I was told it's Cherokee for Honor, respect and love (My great Grandmother was a Cherokee woman and quite beautiful. But, that is NOT where my mother got my name. She combined my Dad's and her first names. She wanted something close to Wanda (her mother's name) she was killed in a water-skiing accident in 1966. She took parts from Thomas and Sandra and came up with Tonda (an tribute to Grandma)." Nov. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda...born in 1956...from Illinois. I was told that Mom had an Indian girlfriend who named her daughter that and if she ever had a girl, that was her name. I have never met another Tonda, yet, but come close when other people mention they have met others Tondas. Thanks..." Jul. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is TONDA also....I was born in 1945 and never heard my name before I joined a group called WE ARE " TONDA " then I met a lot of Tondas.. Until then I thought I was the only one with the name Tonda...When people ask me my name I say HONDA WITH A T LOL and they usually still don't say it right...I have been called Tonya, Tanda, Tonnie, Tanya, Tondra and many more...I tell people it is pronounced TON-DA after 4 o 5 times they finally get it right. Although some still say it wrong to this day lol... As of yet I never met another TONDA but hope to someday" May. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Tonda also and I love my name. I was born in 55 in W.V. I have met 2 Tonda's in my life time. I get called Tonya too but; I mess up other peoples name too." May. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tonda i love my name .i have a sister in law name tonda also.how odd is that? my mom named me not sure where she got it .my middle is michelle. they make a doll that is a indian doll name tonda you can order it on line from sears or amazon. put out by ashton drake." May. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda! I was born in 1979...I LOVE my name.. I was told it means Love, Honor, & Respect! comes from an Indian Princess..my fathers great great granmother was Cherokee Indian ..(New Orleans, La)" Apr. 29, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my aunt named me and i aways wondered where my name came from . i've meet 3 tonda's in my life time .we were very close in age give or take a year or two. and from the same area. my name is differnt from others but so am i "i am Tonda" and very proud to be so! 1965 marysville ,ohio!" Nov. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born 1977 and given the name Tonda. I was told it was Native American." Nov. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow.This site is great. My name is Tonda and I was born on October 30, 1967. Yes, I love my name. Many people do pronounce it wrong simply because they refuse to listen or accept a different name. I despise being called Tonya, especially when the ending is dragggggeeeddddd. I always tell those who take the time to say it right how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness and attentiveness. The correct way to say my name is to rhyme it with Honda. I've never met another person with this name. Once again, I love my unique name and thank you for the definitions "priceless" and "love." We all are. (Mississippi)" Nov. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI' MY NAME IS TONDA ALSO, BORN 12/25/59 & I LOVE MY NAME. I DID NOT KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY MORE. SPELL WRONG BY OTHERS OR NOT. BATON ROUGE LA." Oct. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda and i live in GA and i would have never thoght in my whole life there was another Tonda out there. This is pretty wicked." Aug. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes my name is Tonda and i love it...i was born in 1978 after a friend of my dads. Its unique and ive always loved my name! Ive only met one other Tonda in my 33 yrs" Jun. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, my name is Tonda, I have an Identical sister named Conda! Yes, and we get called by a lot of names that are not right. Thanks for all the posts about Tonda, I can really relate." Jan. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tondalah, i go by Tonda because it is easier, my mother also told be she heard about in a story or movie back in the early 50's, even with the shorter version i still get people that say donna, tondra etc. I also didn't realize they were some many others Hi to all" Dec. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tonda. I was born 06-18-1952. Named after an Indian princess my aunt read about in a story book long ago. I looked up the name and found over 500 Tondas living in Canada. All of them were men. Very popular There. The meaning of the name was, " Great warrior" and " "Peacekeeper." I am female and love my name also. Let's put a Tonda convention together! See how many of us there really are in this world. You are right, people always remember us because of our name. Love to all the other Tondas out there. Glad I'm not alone. Would love to meet some of you." Sep. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Tonda, and i hve been called a lot of different name Tonya, Tondra,Tundra and lots more i always thought i was the only Tonda in the world. But now i know i am not. And we all have a beautiful name i still get call Tonya a lady just called me that last week. Hello there is no y in my name." Aug. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I once went with a girl named Tonda, she was part Cherokee indian. The name means LOVE in Cherokee. The name suited her well. She had a big heart, any guy would be lucky to have her love." Jun. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "showin some Love to all the Tonda's out there! if your a parent and your thinking about choosing this name for your baby girl i highly reccomend this Beautiful name and no don't 2nd guess your self yes as you see that this name does have it's down sideds but in the end your little girl will learn to love it not just for the uniqueness but also because you picked a name that represents her. For all the wonderful, beautiful, and very talented Tonda's "STOP!" your search for the meaning because i'll give you what i think is the best meaning for this name it's:"A BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED,& AMAZING YOUNG GIRL." All i can say is embrace who you are that includes your name because a name is not just a tittle but it's a way to be remembered by if you love you than thats all that really counts "right?" Tonda Nichole Mackinder signing out (te amo) 7/25/93" Jun. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "haaa!yes my name is Tonda and i love my name but it annoys me how people can spell & say my name wrong i think its said the way its spelled me and my friend Tonda just say people need to stop acting dumb and learn to say it right...ıı all my love to all the Tonda's out their always love who you are and love this name because its special you really don't need a meening because its already their its Tonda & nothing more than thatıı born: July/25/1993 (living in Orlando FL)" May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Tonda. I was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1952. I was told that my name had Cherokee origin as my great-grandmother and grandmother (maternal) were Cherokee. I would like information on the WE ARE TONDA group. My email address is craelm2001@yahoo.com. I live in Indiana now. I did not like my name growing up but now as I have gotten older I say it with pride and correct people who mispronounce it. We are a great unique group." Apr. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda. I was born in 1946. I have never liked my name." Apr. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tawnda pronounced Tonda. I live in Columbus Ohio. I wonder if that guy is talking about me. :) LOL." Apr. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

      28 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Tonda , born 12/29/1963 from Columbus ohio.I was told there was a movie with a Indian Princess named Tondalah and my name was short for that." Jun. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, my name is Tonda, female,born aug 1951, in Columbus county, NC. My mother said she read it in a book. Dean Martin sang a song called tondalondalayo in '51. Also a movie called 'Caveman' starred Ringo Starr, in the movie his name was tonda." Feb. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I, too, am named Tonda. Born in Pa. and have been told that my grandmother named me. Not sure of the origin but have been told its Indian and means "blue flower"...Only spoke with one other Tonda my whole life...she was an ATT operator." Feb. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always had to repeat myself when asked my name. I too have used the "honda..xcept t instead of h." how. Awesomely cool. I just love this site. I will tell others about it and use it often myself. Just love...love..it. Growing up never could find things w name on...ex. Shoelaces...he.he.lil girl thing alot of us went thru..my cousin tassy couldnt find hers either. Would love to talk to other tondas. My emails are...hargis86@hotmail.com or tondatrystyn@gmail.com. I am 45yrs. Born inEl Dorado Springs,Missouri on may 11th 1968..to sharron grider n lonnie hargis. My paternal grandmotherVerona Funk stogsdill named me. Tonda Lynn Hargis. I have 1sister..holly n 1brother..wesley.. I met an elderly indian man several years back. He said tonda was indian name..i forget which tribe..he said it means "ROUGH RIDE" In indian. How ironic...sorta...i have ridden n owned horses my whole life...since i was 2 yrs of age. How cool. I currently live in bolivar,Mo. And work at Teters floral productions. Make fake floral arrangements...for graves n such. Would love to hear from other tonda s. Hope to hear from some of ya.ok?.. Talk to you then.i have a son.. Quinton hes 24y. And a daughter...Trystyn shes 15yr. I love them dearly. Have great week." Jan. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am no longer positive whether this submit is written by way of him as no one else recognise such particular approximately my trouble. You're incredible! Thanks!" Sep. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1969 and have been told it's an Indian name but I really don't know. I don't mind the name now that I'm an adult but as a child I didn't like it. Especially growing up when the movie "Cave Man" came out and Ringo Starr's character was "Tonda". Kids can be cruel. It's unique so I'm happy with it now, I don't let it get to me when people mispell it or say it wrong, it's different so people hear what they hear. If it's important, I'll correct them, if not, I let it go." Sep. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda,from N.C. and i was born in 1968. My mother chose my name when she was a little girl.....she had a friend named Tonda and my momma loved the name so much that she decided when she grew up and had children of her own,she would name her girl Tonda. All my life, I have been told by others what a beautiful name I have, and I must say that i totally agree. My mother passed away in Oct. 2012, and I am proud to know that she chose such a unique name for me because she was a special lady!!!" Jul. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1984. My dad named me Tonda. In first grade I was teased a lot because of it so I started using my middle name which is much more common. I have always been ashamed of my name, but now that I'm older I'm starting to appreciate its uniqueness. I've never met another Tonda." Jul. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda too. I was born in 1969 it is an indian name. I did a family tree and on my mothers side i am the 16th generation of pocahontas and cherokee my family was in the trail of tears it is a cool name" Apr. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tonda, and I was born in '61. My mother found the American Indian name in the Campfire girl's handbook and changed the A to an O. In college a Campfire Girl counselor told me that while TANDA meant Love, Honor, & respect, TONDA meant "Friend," and they named all their counselors at camp, "Tonda." It was 20 years or so before I heard of anyone else being named this, and now I run into the name occasionally. Whatever, it's a great name to have!" Feb. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Tonda also and I was born in 1965. I also went through having my name mispronounced. I do think it's unique and I love it. I've been trying to find its meaning." Jan. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda also and I was born in 1960. My dad was Italian. He said he named me after the street name Tona Wanda Drive still located in Des Moines, Iowa. Must have been some story there. Ha." Dec. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tonda, I was born in 1965,Ironton, Ohio. I really hated my name growing up, but truly love it now. My mother told me I was named after an Indian princess. I tried to find the meaning, and found that it means I Love you." Nov. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda too . Love my name and its funny that people cant pronounce such an easy name ." Nov. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is also Tonda. I was born in 1952. My mom said she read the name in a book and liked it. Have heard many different stories about origin. Have always hated my name..." Nov. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Tondylea pronounced Tondalaya I to have a lot of problems with people pronouncing it correctley. When I was little I was told that I was named after an Indian Princess and a pretty actress named Hedi Lamarr played the part. i love my name" Nov. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda. I am freshly 21. Growing up, I searched and searched for a meaning and could not find a solid answer. When I was 17, I searched and found a site saying it meant 'Priceless'. I love that meaning, but now I can't find it anywhere. I love my name. Yes it is ALWAYS pronounced incorrectly initially, but it is so unique. :) I grew up in Missouri. I've never met another Tonda." Oct. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Tonda too. I never really liked it in my younger years and always wished I was named something that was easier for people to say. Now I'm ok with it. My mother said I was named after a little girl she once met. I was born in 53 so I'm wondering if one of you older ladies was my name-sake. I am part Cherokee, so maybe I dated the man who mentioned that. I do tire of correcting people. I've heard about other named Tonda, but haven't met another." Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tonda. Born 1-1-55 and named after a t.v. Or radio show about a little Indian princess named Tonda Layo. Actually worked with another Tonda at one point." Mar. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tonda..I was born in 1945 and i have never met another Tonda ..there is a web site called "We Are Tonda" which a Tonda make up specally for us all you Tondas should go look at it..It is amazing how many of us get the same reaction and say the same things to people who say our name wrong..I really love my name" Jan. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, my name is Tonda. Growing up, I didn't like it. Now, I love it! It's different, and no one ever forgets it --which works to my advantage business-wise. I never even really have to call and say my last name, everyone just remembers "tonda"...twenty years later. :)" Aug. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I use to know a Tonda in Columbus Ohio She was hot, would like to talke to her again to see how she is doing." Mar. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also get called Tondra (I could never understand that)- "THERE IS NOT A R IN MY NAME"!!. If people would take the time and look at the name I'm sure it would not be mispronounced as much as it is. My sister name is Tanya but because people have mispronounced it for so long she now calls herself Tonya" Nov. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! I moved to a small town and finally got to shake the hand of another Tonda. Long distance opperators were always the worst. Growing up my mom said I would stomp my foot and pronounce my name when people would get it wrong,it works. I agree with LOVE to all the Tonda's." Aug. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Thonda (pronounced "Tonda"). Because the way it is spelled, it is almost always mispronounced "Th"onda. I recently attended a seminar and asked them to spell my name as Tonda on my name badge - it's amazing how many people throw an "r" in it (Tondra)! Here are some other names I get: Tahondra, Tunda, Tonya, and Thunder. I get mail for: Shonda, Rhonda, Fonda, Yonda, and Donda (most of them time, they ask me to print my name clearly and then change it anyway! Guess they think I don't know my own name!) I was born in 1970." Nov. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always get, "I've never heard that before", and also get the Tondra. I wish I could find a meaning. Love to all the Tonda's of the world." Apr. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get the same thing!!! Where do they come up with the "R"!!! I also get Tanya...people don't mispronounce Rhonda do they???? or Honda??? I tell them it is Honda with a "T"!!!LOL Born 5/5/59!" Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I often get called Tonya, or Tondra. I dont know where people come up with an R. And they always seem to have trouble pronouncing it, though personally I think it looks just like it's said." Jan. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate



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