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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 (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Antioch name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Antiochos and Antiochus. Like Antioch, these names are not commonly used.


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