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What does Anthony mean?

Anthony Pronunciation of Anthony as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Anthony) is pronounced AN-tha-nee. It is of Latin origin. English form of the old Roman family name Antonius, probably of Etruscan origin. Mark Anthony (82-30 BC), Roman triumvir and general, sat on the throne and had a tempestuous political career with Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Saint Anthony (third century) was an Egyptian hermit monk who founded the first Christian monastic order and is traditionally renowned for his resistance to evil. According to legend, he lived alone in the wilderness for over 80 of his hundred-some years. In England, the name is usually spelled and pronounced without the "h". Actors Anthony Quinn, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Perkins, Tony Curtis, Anthony Banderas; photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon; composer Anton Bruckner; playwright Anton Chekhov; basketball player Anthony Mason; singer Marc Anthony.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, saint, renowned (famous), legend (mythology), england, earl (noble)


VARIANTS Andy, Antal, Anthone, Anthoney, Anntoin, Antin, Antoine, Anton, Antone, Antonello, Antoney, Antoni, Antonije, Antonin, Antonine, Antonino, Antonio, Antonius, Antons, Antony, Antun, Antuwan, Antwahn, Antwohn, Antwon, Antwuan, Teunis, Thonus, Toney, Toni, Tony, Twan

SEE ALSO Anfernee, Danton


FEMININE FORMS Antoinette, Antonia



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How popular is Anthony?

Anthony is a very prominent first name for males (#22 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#580 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anthony reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. in 2007, and is currently at #38. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Andon, Andy (#369 VIA LATEST LIST), Anfernee, Anthoney, Antoine (#1051), Anton (#1088), Antone, Antoni, Antonino, Antonio (#163), Antony (#1814), Antwon, Toney, Toni and Tony (#586) are the prominent alternative forms of Anthony (#38) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Anthony was well-received among parents in 1990 (ADOPTION OF 1.68%) and has become significantly diminished since (ADOPTION 0.67%, 59.9%), with versions such as Antone becoming less stylish.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Antonio, Antony, Antwon, Toney, Toni, Tony in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Acton, Afton, Alphons, Alphonz, Alton, Anatoly, Anchor, Andon, Annson, Anson, Ansson, Anteo, Antino, Antioch, Antioco, Antione, Antol, Antole, Antoly, Antuan, Antuwon (see Antoine), Antwan, Antwoin, Antwoine, Antwone, Arthor, Aston, Athan, Athens, Athol, Atholl, Athos and Deanthony. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anthony.