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

Anthony is of latin origin and means 'Priceless one'. Variations include Antonio, Antony, Anton and Tony.

Personal experiences with the name Anthony

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

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

Meanings and history of the name Anthony

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

Anthony Perkins, American actor
Anthony Hopkins - British actor.
Anthony Andrews, British actor
Susan B. Anthony - editor, publisher, journalist, civil rights advocate, women's civil rights advocate.
Anthony Anderson - American comedian and actor.
Anthony Rizzo - professional baseball player (Chicago Cubs)
Anthony Awadis, Iraqi-American YouTuber and cousin of FaZe Rug
Anthony Rendon - professional baseball player (Washington Nationals)

Anthony in song, story & screen

Anthony "Tony" Stark - Marvel Comics and Cinematic Universe
Billy Joel - Movin' Out - the name 'Anthony' is a lyric in this song.

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