Meaning and Name Origin
Antioch \a-ntio-ch, an-tioch\ as a boys' name. Antioch's root is Italian, and the meaning of Antioch is "stubborn, resistant". Antioch is a variant of Antioco (Italian): Antioch is a city in what is now Turkey that was a center of Christianity from around 300 AD until the 18th century. Scarce as a name for newborns.
Antioch is an unusual first name for males. Antioch is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Antioch for boys. Antioch has not been ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)