What does Anthony mean?
Anthony [an-tho-ny] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Anthony) is pronounced AN-tha-nee. It is of Latin origin. English form of the old Roman family name Antonius, probably of Etruscan origin. Mark Anthony (82-30 BC), Roman triumvir and general, sat on the throne and had a tempestuous political career with Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Saint Anthony (third century) was an Egyptian hermit monk who founded the first Christian monastic order and is traditionally renowned for his resistance to evil. According to legend, he lived alone in the wilderness for over 80 of his hundred-some years. In England, the name is usually spelled and pronounced without the "h". Actors Anthony Quinn, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Perkins, Tony Curtis, Anthony Banderas; photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon; composer Anton Bruckner; playwright Anton Chekhov; basketball player Anthony Mason; singer Marc Anthony.
Anthony has 32 variants: Andy, Anntoin, Antal, Anthone, Anthoney, Antin, Antoine▼, Anton▼, Antone▼, Antonello, Antoney, Antoni, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine, Antonino, Antonio, Antonius, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antuwan, Antwahn, Antwohn, Antwon▼, Antwuan, Teunis, Thonus, Toney, Toni, Tony▼ and Twan.
1 more different relation via Anton, Tony: Andon▼.Creative forms:
(male) Aethony, Authony, ..
(female) Anthola, Anthona, .. Middle name pairings:
Anthony Jairo (A.J.), ..
How popular is Anthony?
Anthony is a very prominent first name for males (#22 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#580 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Anthony reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. in 2007, and is currently at #25. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Andon, Andy (#323 via latest list), Anfernee, Anthoney, Antoine (#1000), Anton (#960), Antone, Antoni, Antonino, Antonio (#152), Antony (#1375), Antwon, Toney, Toni and Tony (#504) are the prominent alternative forms of Anthony (#25 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Anthony was well-received among parents in 1990 (adoption of 1.68%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.81%, ▼51.7%), with versions such as Anton becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Acton, Afton, Alphons, Alphonz, Alton▼, Anatoly, Anchor, Annson, Anson▲, Ansson, Anteo, Antino, Antioch, Antioco, Antione, Antol, Antole, Antoly, Antuan, Antuwon (see Antoine), Antwan▼, Antwoin, Antwoine, Antwone, Arthor, Aston, Athan, Athens, Athol, Atholl, Athos and Deanthony. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anthony.