"from Antium"

Anthony Origin and Meaning

The name Anthony is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "from Antium".

Anthony is derived from the Roman family name Antonii, and was initially used as Antony, without the "h." The name evolved into Anthony in the 17th century, when it was speculated that it derived from the Greek word anthos, meaning "flower." In England, whether it's spelled Anthony or Antony, the name is often pronounced as the latter, while Americans typically utter the "h" if present.

Anthony, versatile and perennially popular, is comfortable anywhere, from the streets of Little Italy to mainline Philadelphia, though it seems to be in a downswing. It's been declining in popularity in recent years, but still charts highly. 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.

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.

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Famous People Named Anthony

  • Anthony GearyAmerican actor
  • Saint Anthony the GreatEgyptian monk and Desert Father
  • Saint Anthony of PaduaPortuguese Franciscan friar
  • Saint Anthony Maria ZaccariaItalian leader of the Counter Reformation
  • Anthony Quinn (born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca)Mexican,American actor
  • Anthony JeselnikAmerican comedian
  • Anthony PonomarenkoAmerican ice dancer
  • Anthony Colin Gerald AndrewsEnglish actor
  • Anthony BoyleIrish actor best known for his role as Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
  • Anthony Michael BourdainAmerican chef and TV host
  • (John) Anthony Burgess (Wilson)English novelist
  • Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" BlairBritish prime minister
  • Anthony Dominick "Tony" BennettAmerican singer
  • Anthony Kevin "Tony" DungyAmerican football coach
  • Anthony David "Tony" GonzalezAmerican football player
  • Anthony Frank "Tony" HawkAmerican skateboarder
  • Anthony Marcus "Tony" ShalhoubAmerican actor
  • Anthony Michael "Tony" OllerAmerican actor and singer of MKTO
  • William Anthony "Tony" ParkerAmerican basketball player
  • Anthony John "Tony" AbbottAustralian prime minister
  • (Robert) Anthony Eden1st Earl of Avon, British prime minister
  • Anthony KiedisAmerican singer of band the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Anthony Lee ErvinAmerican swimmer
  • Anthony Stewart HeadEnglish actor
  • (Philip) Anthony HopkinsWelsh actor
  • Anthony PerkinsAmerican actor
  • Daniel Anthony PadillaYouTuber of comedic duo Smosh
  • Anthony NataleAmerican actor
  • Anthony GreenAmerican lead singer of Circa Survive
  • Anthony Cosmo CalleaAustralian singer
  • Anthony James LeggettEnglish physicist; Nobel prize winner
  • Anthony Ryan AuldAmerican fashion designer ("Project Runway")
  • Anthony Deane RappAmerican actor
  • Anthony David Weinerformer U.S. congressman from New York
  • Anthony RussoAmerican director
  • Anthony TrujilloAmerican YouTuber
  • Anthony Eric Estradason of American actor Erik Estrada
  • Anthony Stanislaw Albert RadziwillAmerican,born prince, TV executive and filmmaker, son of Lee Bouvier Radziwill
  • Anthony Fantanoa music journalist and YouTube personality, host of The Needle Drop

Anthony in Pop Culture

  • Anthony "Tony" DiNozzocharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Anthony Garciacharacter in DC Universe
  • Anthony "Tony" Zuccocharacter in DC Universe
  • Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark aka Iron Mancharacter in Marvel's Iron Man series
  • Sir Anthony Strallancharacter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Anthonycharacter in movie "The Invention of Lying"
  • Anthony Lockwoodtitular character of the book "Lockwood & Co"
  • Anthony Brian Williamsson of Amy Pond & Rory Williams of TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Anthony Marstoncharacter on British mini,series "And Then There Were None"
  • Anthonycharacter in "Teasers & Pleasers: Short,Short Stories to Tickle Your Fancy in All the Right Places" by Liam Holt
  • St. Anthony's Fireskin disease also known as erysipelas
  • Anthony Goldsteincharacter in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
  • Anthonyalso known as Angel Dust, a character in the animated series "Hazbin Hotel"
  • Anthony J. Crowleya character in the book/series "Good Omens"

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