Meaning and name origin
Antioch \a-ntio-ch, an-tioch\ as a boy's name is of Italian origin, 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.
Antioch is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Antioch for boys. Antioch has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).