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Gender: M Meaning of Anthony: "priceless one" Origin of Anthony: Latin Anthony's Popularity in 2015: #25

Anthony, versatile and perennially popular, is comfortable anywhere, from the streets of Little Italy to mainline Philadelphia, and still ranking at Number 25 last year. The name of the patron saint of Italy and of the poor, one of the best-loved saints of the Catholic church, Anthony still retains some of its Latinate charm, as does its nickname Tony. Anthony also has Shakespearean cred via "Anthony and Cleopatra" and several other plays -- often in the Italian Antonio form.

In England, whether it's spelled Anthony or Antony, the name is often pronounced without the "h" -- just as it can be heard on the sidewalks of New York.

Well-known bearers of the name include actors Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Quinn and Antonio Banderas; singers Tony Bennett and Anthony Kiedis; chef/author Anthony Bourdain; former British prime minister Tony Blair; and skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Anthony's feminine form Antonia has more style value now.

Famous People Named Anthony

Saint Anthony the Great, Egyptian monk and Desert Father
Saint Anthony of Padua, Portuguese Franciscan friar
Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian leader of the Counter Reformation
Anthony Quinn (born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca), Mexican-American actor
Anthony Jeselnik, American comedian
Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews, English actor
Anthony Michael Bourdain, American chef and TV host
(John) Anthony Burgess (Wilson), English novelist
Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair, British prime minister
Anthony Dominick "Tony" Bennett, American singer
Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy, American football coach
Anthony David "Tony" Gonzalez, American football player
Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, American skateboarder
Anthony Marcus "Tony" Shalhoub, American actor
Anthony Michael "Tony" Oller, American actor and singer of MKTO
William Anthony "Tony" Parker, American basketball player
Anthony John "Tony" Abbott, Australian prime minister
(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, British prime minister
Anthony Kiedis, American singer of band the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anthony Lee Ervin, American swimmer
Anthony Stewart Head, English actor
(Philip) Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
Anthony Perkins, American actor
Daniel Anthony Padilla, YouTuber of comedic duo Smosh
Anthony Natale, American actor
Anthony Green, American lead singer of Circa Survive
Anthony Cosmo Callea, Australian singer
Anthony James Leggett, English physicist; Nobel prize winner
Anthony Ryan Auld, American fashion designer ("Project Runway")
Anthony Deane Rapp, American actor
Anthony David Weiner, former U.S. Congressman from New York
Anthony Eric Estrada, son of Erik Estrada

Pop Culture References for the name Anthony

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, character on TV's "NCIS"
Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark aka Iron Man, character in Marvel's Iron Man series
Sir Anthony Strallan, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Anthony, character in movie "The Invention of Lying"
Anthony Lockwood, titular character of the book "Lockwood & Co"
Anthony Brian Williams, son of Amy Pond & Rory Williams of TV's "Doctor Who"
Anthony Marston, character on British mini-series "And Then There Were None"
Anthony, character in "Teasers & Pleasers: Short-Short Stories to Tickle Your Fancy in All the Right Places" by Liam Holt
St. Anthony's Fire, skin disease also known as erysipelas
Anthony Goldstein, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"

Anthny, Antony, Anthoney, Anfernee, Anthonie, Anthoni, Tony

Anthony's International Variations

Uaithne, Antaine (Irish Gaelic) Andonios, Antonios (Greek) Andone, Andoni (Basque) Antoine (French) Antonio (Spanish) Antal (Eastern European) Antoni, Tosia, Tola (Polish) Akoni (Hawaiian) Toncse (Hungarian) Anton (Scandinavian)