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origin: Greek


Origin: Latin

Meaning: Of Unknown Meaning

Funny story about this name: It’s only Anthony with an “h” because of a small issue in translation. In English, the name Antony (which stemmed from the Roman family name Antonius) was mistakenly associated with the Greek word that means “flower” (anthos), so the “h” was inserted around the seventeenth century, and Anthony became the norm. Ant(h)ony’s been popular for more than, oh, a millennium or so. Mark Antony (of Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra), a first-century Roman ruler, was the first famous bearer. Hermit St. Anthony the Great (and founder of Christian Monasticism) brought the name into popularity in the third century, and St. Anthony of Padua helped its run continue into the Middle Ages. It’s been in or around the top 50 for the last century in the US and is currently at its highest ranking ever. Not into the nickname “Tony?” Try the common British nickname Ant.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 7

Famous anthony

  • Anthony Hopkins - actor
  • Anthony “Tony” Blair - former UK Prime Minister
  • Anthony Bourdain - chef
  • Antonio Salvatore Iadanza (“Tony Danza”) - actor
  • Anthony “Tony” Hawk - skateboarder

Infamous anthony

  • Anthony “Tony” Soprano - character in The Sopranos
  • Anthony “Fat Tony” D’Amico - character in The Simpsons

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