Anthony: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Anthony

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

To be honest sounds a middle name to me. But a nice name too

Personal experiences with the name Anthony: | Edit

It's a three syllable word that does not lend itself well to getting one's name called on a sport's field. Even "tony" only shortens it to two syllables. On the other hand, I was usually the only Anthony in my classes. It carries an air of "smartness" with it, I think. I haven't known a lot of stupid Anthonys.

I, on the other hand, have met plenty of stupid Anthonys. But they're usually nice guys anyway.

I have met both smart and stupid Anthonys, one of the latter being my older brother...theyre usually nice though. He hates the name Tony so we either call him Anthony, or Ant...My dad sometimes calls him Antonio...though i have no idea why

My brother Anthonie(Anthony) is not really our brother but he's very Reckless person. He likes to play HoN(Heroes of newerth).-zirukurt01

My older brother is named Anthony. He is the third Anthony in out family... My grandpa is the first, my dad the second and of course my brother is the third. We call him "TJ" because it'd just be confusing having three Tonys ( Tony is what everyone calls my dad) so my parents took the "T" from Tony and the "J" from their middle name "James"

My brother was born in 1980. In my father's family, the naming tradition would have dictated my brother's name to be Anton Joseph and my brother's future son to be LeRoy Andrew. It doesn't seem like a pattern but it is. Anton being our great-great grandfather's name and Joseph being our grandfather's name. LeRoy would be my brother's future son's great-great grandfather and Andrew is our father's name. My mother, being my mother, could not deal with Anton (German) being her son's name so she declared his name would be Anthony (and never a nickname) and his middle name would come from her side of the family. And thus, my brother should be Anton but is Anthony and I highly doubt either of our future sons will be LeRoy!

- a side note - I can't imagine my brother being anyone but Anthony and I guess Mom's plan wasn't so error proof after all. ~Tony's little sister~

My name is Toni, my father died when I was 5. He was my hero, so I named my son, Anthonee because I didn't want another Tony. His friends may call him Tony someday, but my family calls him Anthonee. No Tony for the family.

Nicknames for Anthony: | Edit

Tony, Toni, Ton, Tons, Antonio, Ant, Fox, Tonio, Antonino, Anth, TJ, Tho, Annie, Andy

Meanings and history of the name Anthony: | Edit

Worthy of Praise; Prince of the Sea.

Famous real-life people named Anthony: | Edit

Tony (Anthony) Blair, British Prime Minister (1997-2007)
Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (1955-57)
Anthony Hopkins, British actor
Anthony Kiedis- Lead singer of band Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tony (Anthony) Shalhoub, Actor
Mark Anthony, singer
Anthony Padilla- American internet personality, part of the YouTube comedy duo Smosh
Anthony Quintal (@lohanthony)- American internet personality
Anthony Perkins-Actor the original Norman Bates 1932-1992

Anthony in song, story & screen: | Edit

Tony Soprano;
Tony the John Travolta character in Saturday Night Fever;
Tony the Tiger, who loves Frosted Flakes (they're grr-eat!)
Anthony's Song by Billy Joel
Anthony "Tony" Stark, comic book alter-ego of the superhero Iron Man that appears Marvel comic books, as well as the subsequent movies starring Robert Downey Jr.
NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo of CBS television show NCIS
Tony Stonem, character on Skins
Anthony Marantino, high-strung wedding planner and gay confidante of Charlotte York on the HBO series "Sex and the City".

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