Anthony Name Meaning & Origin

Anthony

Pronunciation: AN-thə-nee (key)

Origin of the name Anthony:

Derived from the Latin Antonius, an old Roman family name of unknown etymology. “Priceless” and “of inestimable worth” are popular folk definitions of the name. Var: Anton, Antonio. Short: Toni, Tonio, Tony.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Antoine, Anton, Antonio, Antony, Tonio, Tony

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Comments and insights on the name Anthony: | Edit

Most Anthony's I've met have been fairly soft-hearted likeable blokes with a good sense of humour. One of my best mates is an Anthony and he's willing and wanting to help out and be there when most needed. He listens like many friends couldn't. He's very sweet and honest about his care for you. He can have a tendency to be easily outraged or offended if he doesn't know you so well, therefore trust is very important to him. He's always been good with the ladies and tends to be the biggest hit with the more genuine less superficial types. If he trusts you, you'll have a loving sweet laughter-filled friendship for life.

Personal experiences with the name Anthony: | Edit

As a young Anthony I didn't really care for the name. Though when I first heard it in a song, I had to blush - it was both embarrassing and uplifting. I've found many people haven't liked their own name as children. For me, it was just my name, it meant nothing - I neither loved it nor hated it. I wanted to create my own identity and with it my own name. Since then, I've more than grown into it. I'm a composer and I often get told I have a great name for this sort of thing. I don't want to piss in my own pocket but I might have to agree. It seems a pretty rare name nowadays though I always feel a little awkward around other Anthony's. What the hell do I call them?! Not my own name surely! That's weird! ;-)

Nicknames for Anthony: | Edit

Ants, Ant, Anth, Tone, Tones, Tony, Tone-row.

Meanings and history of the name Anthony: | Edit

In Latin the meaning of the name Anthony is: Highly praiseworthy or priceless. The true origins of the name are unknown.

Famous real-life people named Anthony: | Edit

Anthony Hopkins - British actor.
Susan B. Anthony - editor, publisher, journalist, civil rights advocate, women's civil rights advocate.
Anthony Anderson - American comedian and actor.

Anthony in song, story & screen: | Edit

Anthony "Tony" Stark - Marvel Comics and Cinematic Universe

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