Meaning and name origin
Antonio \a-nto-nio, an-tonio\ as a boy's name is pronounced an-TOH-nee-oh. It is of Spanish and Italian 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 is a very popular first name for males (#100 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4320 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Antonio for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Antonio and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anthony (#21), Antonio (#139), Tony (#448), Anton (#897) and Antoine. (2014 statistics).
Antonio is also pronounced similarly to Antoney, Antoni and Antony. Other suggested similar baby names are Andonia, Antone, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine and Antons. These names tend to be less commonly used than Antonio.