What does Anthony mean?
Anthony [an-tho-ny] as a name for girls (also used more generally as boys' name Anthony) is of Latin derivation. Anthony is an alternate form of Antonia (Latin): feminine of Anthony. See also Antoinette.
Anthony has 1 variant: Anthonia.Creative forms:
(female) Anthona, Arthony, ..
(male) Anthoon, .. Middle name pairings:
Anthony Nya (A.N.), ..
How popular is Anthony?
Anthony is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2130 out of 4276, Top 50%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#580 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Anthony entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #932 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Anthony rated in the Top 2000 are Antoinette and Antonia (#1014 from current records). Other forms, like Antonya, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Anthony was well-received among parents a century ago (average #807) and has become significantly reduced since (#1671, ▼89.5%), with versions such as Antoinette becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Afton, Aithne, Anemona, Anemone, Annona, Annsonya (see Ansonia), Anny, Anona, Ansonya, Anthe, Anthea, Antheia, Anthemya (see Anthemia), Antheya, Anthia, Anthoula, Antigone, Arthene, Aston, Athena▲, Athene, Athina, Bethany▼ and Betheny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anthony.See names in meaning and etymology.