Meaning and Name Origin
Antonia \a-nto-nia, an-tonia\ as a girls' 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. Willa Cather novel "My Antonía"; English writer Antonia Fraser.
Antonia▼ has 38 variants: Anteunette, Anthonia, Anthony, Antoinetta, Antoinette▼, 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, Tony, Tonya▼, Toos, Toosje, Tunke and Tunna.
Antonia▼ has 1 more related variation via Ann: Annie▼.
Antonia is a very popular first name for women (#426 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41469 out of 88799, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Antonia for girls. Antonia reached its highest rank of #265 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #975 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Antonia and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Antonia (#975 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Annie (#311 in 2014), Ann (#945), Nettie, Toni, Tonia, Tonya, Netta, Antonina, Antonetta, Antonette, Anthony, Antonietta and Antoinette. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Ann, Antonina, Toni, Nettie and Antonette becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Ansonia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Antonia.