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Origin of the name TONKA.
Etymology of the name TONKA.
Meaning of the baby name TONKA.


TONKA.  A pet form of Antonia (q.v.), meaning "inestimable." (Slownik Česko-Némecký, Jungmann, 1835).  Usage:  Bulgaria (Тонка), Czech Republic, Slovakia.

... In 1868 Hajji Dimitr and Stefan Karadja succeeded in gathering together in Roumania about one hundred and twenty-four insurgents, who decided to cross over into Bulgaria at the beginning of July.  No sooner had this news reached Roustchouk (that is to say, only Mother Tonka's house, which was already well known to the insurgents) than her two sons and their comrades crossed over to the Roumanian side of the river that very evening.  Stefan Karadja himself, with a number of other lads, was then at Giurgevo.  Two days later Mother Tonka crossed over to Giurgevo herself, to take a last farewell of her two sons and to wish God-speed to the Bulgarian heroes... (Zachary Stoyanoff, Potter, 1913)


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