Antonio: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Antonio
Origin of the name Antonio:
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.
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Mission San Antonio in California's Monterey County was named after San Antonio de Padua (St. Anthony of Padua)
San Antonio, Texas was also named after Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was when Spanish explorers stopped in the area in 1691.
In Spanish and Italian it is written Antonio, whereas in Portuguese it is written António or Antônio.
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There is a brief "prayer" to Saint Anthony, probably due to rhyming in Spanish more than any association he might have with matchmaking:
"San Antonio, dame novio", which means, "Saint Anthony, give me a boyfriend".
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Tonio, Tony, Toño, Toñito
Tó, Toninho, Antoninho, Toni, Tonecas (in Portuguese), Tino
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Origin Italian - priceless. Variation of Antonius.
Origin Portuguese - of inestimable worth. Variation of Anthony
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Antonio Banderas, actor
Antonio Aguilar, singer, actor and producer
Antonio Salandra, Italian Prime Minister
Antonio Starabba, Italian Prime Minister
Antonio Segni, Italian Prime Minister
Antonio "Tony" Mendez, American author and former CIA operative. Ben Affleck plays Mendez in the film Argo.
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