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What does Anton mean?

Anton /an-ton/ as a boys' name is pronounced AN-tohn. It is of German, Slavic and Latin origin. Variant of Anthony.


Anton has 4 variants: Andon, Teun, Ton and Toon.

Related boy name: Antonio.

Anton has 24 more related forms via Anthony: Andy, Anntoin, Antal, Anthone, Anthoney, Antin, Antoine, Antone, Antoney, Antoni, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine, Antonino, Antonio, Antonius, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antuwan, Antwahn, Antwohn, Antwon and Antwuan.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Anston, Arton, ..

(female) Anadan, Antonne, ..

How popular is Anton?

Anton is a very popular first name for men (#591 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5072 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Anton for boys. Anton reached its highest rank of #193 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #897 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anton outside U.S.

Prominent related forms of Anton (#897 from current records) are Anthony (#21 from current records), Antonio (#139), Andy (#281), Antoine (#1038), Antony (#1406), Antwon (#1763), Anthoney, Antoni, Andon, Antone and Antonino. Other variants, like Antin, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Anton was at its apex 2 decades ago (average #1004) and is somewhat lower today (#1295, 46%), with forms such as Andon becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anton, Andon, Andy, Anthoney, Anthony in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Antoine, Antone, Antoni, Antonino, Antonio in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Antony, Antwon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anton, Anthony outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anton is alike in pronunciation to Antione, Antjuan, Antuwon, Antwain, Antwan, Antwaun, Antwoin, Antwoine, Antwone, Winton and Wynton. Other recommended names are Aaron, Acton, Admon, Adnon, Adon, Aeron, Aeson, Affton (see Afton), Afton, Ahron, Aitan, Aldon, Allton, Alon, Alten, Alto, Alton, Ammon, Amon, Anatol (see Anatole), Andor, Aniol, Annan, Anno, Annson, Anson, Ansson, Anteo, Antino, Antol, Antole, Antolin, Antoly, Antuan, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arnon, Aron, Arron, Artor, Arvon, Aryon, Aston, Auron, Avon, Aymon, Ayron, Danton, Dunton, Elton, Eston, Eton, Eyton, Fenton, Kenton, Linton, Lynton, Manton, Orton, Paton, Renton, Seton and Tanton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anton.