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Gender: M Meaning of Anthony: "priceless one" Origin of Anthony: Latin Anthony's Popularity in 2013: #19

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Anthony, versatile and perennially popular, is comfortable anywhere, from the streets of Little Italy to mainline Philadelphia, and is still one of the Top 20 names in the country, given to more than 12,000 boy babies 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 classic 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.

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Famous People Named Anthony

Anthony Andrews, English actor
Anthony Bourdain, American chef and TV host
Anthony Burgess, English writer
Anthony "Tony" Danza, American actor
Anthony "Tony" Dungy, American football coach
Anthony "Tony" Gonzalez, American football player
Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, American skateboarder
Anthony Head, English actor
Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
Anthony Perkins, American actor
Anthony "Tony" Shalhoub, American actor
Daniel Anthony Padilla, YouTube personality from comedic duo Smosh
Anthony "Tony" Romo, American football player
Anthony Natale, American actor
Anthony Green, American musician and lead singer of Circa Survive
Anthony Cosmo Callea, Australian singer
Anthony James Leggett, Nobel prize winner for Physics
Anthony Ryan Auld, Fashion designer & Project Runway star
Anthony Rapp, American Broadway actor
Anthony Eric Estrada, son of Erik Estrada

Pop Culture References for the Name Anthony

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, character on NCIS
Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark, Iron Man in the Marvel universe, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.
Sir Anthony Strallan, Downton Abbey
St. Anthony's Fire, skin disease also known as erysipelas
Anthony, from the movie "The Invention of Lying"
Anthony Lockwood, titular character of the book "Lockwood & Co"
Anthony Brian Williams, Amy Pond & Rory Williams' adopted son (Doctor Who)

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

Anthony's International Variations

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