Meaning and name origin
Antonia \a-nto-nia, an-tonia\ as a girl's name is pronounced ann-TONE-yah. It is of Latin origin. Feminine of Anthony, used since classical times, when it was a common Roman feminine family name. Also a diminutive of Ann. Toni is the pet form. Willa Cather novel "My Antonía"; English writer Antonia Fraser.
Antonia▼ has 37 variant forms: Anteunette, Anthonia, Antoinette▼, Antoinetta, Antonella, Antonetta, Antonette▼, Antonie, Antonietta, Antonija, Antonina▼, Antonine, Antonique, Antonisha, Antoniya, Antonnette, Antonya, Netta, Nettie▼, Netty, Onita, Teunisje, To, Toinette, Toini, Tona, Tonechka, Tonette, Toni▼, Tonia▼, Tonie, Toos, Toosje, Tony, Tonya▼, Tunke and Tunna.
Antonia is a very popular first name for females (#426 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41469 out of 88799, Top 47%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Antonia for girls. Antonia reached its highest rank of #265 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Antonia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ann (#945), Antonia (#975), Nettie, Toni, Tonya, Tonia, Netta, Antonietta, Anthony, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonette and Antonina. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Ansonia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Antonia.