What does Antonio mean?
Antonio \a-nto-nio, an-tonio\ as a boys' name is pronounced an-TOH-nee-oh. It is of Spanish, Italian and Latin origin. Variant of Anthony. This form is even more popular than Antoine, likely due to the number of Spanish-speaking immigrants to America. Saint Anthony of Padua is a very important saint in the Catholic church, venerated on June 13. Football player Antonio Freeman; actor Antonio Banderas.
Antonio has 40 more alternative forms via Anthony, Antoine: Andy, Anntoin, Antal, Anthone, Anthoney, Antin, Antione▼, Antjuan, Antoine▼, Antone▼, Antoney, Antoni, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine, Antons, Antony▼, Antuan, Antun, Antuwain, Antuwaine, Antuwan, Antuwayne, Antuwon, Antwahn, Antwain, Antwaine, Antwan▼, Antwaun, Antwohn, Antwoin, Antwoine, Antwon▼, Antwone, Antwuan, Teunis, Thonus, Toney▼, Toni and Twan.
Antonio is a very prominent first name for men (#100 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3200 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Antonio for boys. Antonio reached its peak rank of #74 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is currently at #139. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Antonio (#139 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Anthony (#21 in 2014), Andy (#281), Tony (#448), Anton (#897), Antwon, Toney, Antwan, Antone, Antione, Antoine and Antony. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4988%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2678%, down 46.3%), with versions such as Antoine, Antwan, Tony, Antony and Antione becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Antonio and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Andonia. This name tends to be less commonly used than Antonio.