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Anatole

HeartAH-nah-tole
Greek
"from the east, rising sun"

Anatole Origin and Meaning

The name Anatole is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the east, rising sun".
Anatole is one of the unique boys' names with an unusual-ish feel but an uncertain provenance, with a meaning related to sunrise and thus to fire. While it's Greek in origin, it is associated more closely with France. Anatole Kuragin is a dashing, roguish prince in Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Fewer than five baby boys were named Anatole in the US last year, making it a good choice if you're looking for a truly uncommon boy's name that has a solid history.
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Anatole Popularity

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Lists containing Anatole

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Famous People Named Anatole

  • Anatole France (born FrançoisAnatole Thibault), French poet and novelist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Anatole Paul BroyardAmerican literary critic
  • Anatole Litvak (born Mikhail Anatol Litwak)Ukrainian film director
  • Anatole NovakFrench cyclist
  • Anatole de MonzieFrench administrator, encyclopedist and politician
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Anatole in Pop Culture

  • Anatole Kuragincharacter in Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
  • Anatolefemale character on TV's "Life with Derek"
  • "Anatole" book and animated series about a French mouse
  • Anatole Leonardcharacter in anime "Robotech"
  • Anatole Ngembacharacter from "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Anatole Kuragincharacter in "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
  • Anatole Garroncharacter in 1943 film "Phantom of the Opera"
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