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Gender: Male Meaning of Anatole: "from the east, rising sun" Origin of Anatole: Greek

The name Anatole is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the east, rising sun". Anatole and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Anatole is one of the unique boys' names with an exotic-ish feel but an uncertain provenance. While it's Greek in origin, it is associated more closely with France. Only six baby boys were named Anatole in the US last year, making it a good choice if you're looking for a name that's truly uncommon yet has some history.

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Famous People Named Anatole

Anatole France (born François-Anatole Thibault), French poet and novelist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Anatole Paul Broyard, American literary critic
Anatole Litvak (born Mikhail Anatol Litwak), Ukrainian film director
Anatole Novak, French cyclist
Anatole de Monzie, French administrator, encyclopedist and politician

Pop Culture References for the name Anatole

Anatole Kuragin, character in Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
Anatole, female character on TV's "Life with Derek"
"Anatole," book and animated series about a French mouse
Anatole Leonard, character in anime "Robotech"
Anatole Ngemba, character from "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
Anatole Kuragin, character in "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"

Anatole's International Variations

Anatoli, Anatoly, Tolya (Russian) Anatolios (Greek) Anatol (Slavic) Anatolio (Italian)