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Gender: Male Meaning of Anthony: "priceless one" Origin of Anthony: Latin Anthony's Popularity in 2019: #38

Anthony Origin and Meaning

The name Anthony is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "priceless one".

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #38

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Famous People Named Anthony

Pop Culture References for the name Anthony

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

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)

Comments

Elena.Safavi Says:

2020-10-12T12:28:16

Classic, Handsome, Charming and Strong. It's one of the most beautiful name in the world.

Morri Arty Says:

2020-05-30T06:04:04

I love Anthony/Tony.

IJustWrite Says:

2019-12-18T00:00:32

I write a lot and I have a character named Anthony. He's named after Anthony Ramos because I'm a hardcore Hamilton fan, but I love the name in general!

IJustWrite Says:

2019-12-17T23:57:00

but you always got Ant-Man, Ant, or An

ILoveBabyNames123 Says:

2018-05-25T18:41:05

ANTHONY ROSENTHAL O-M-G

morning_glory Says:

2017-11-16T16:40:05

I've never heard it pronounced with the H either.

Alaina Says:

2017-05-24T19:48:47

I'm actually not a fan for Anthony. -.-

LV51sfan91 Says:

2016-10-19T02:34:31

I don't see the don't see the appeal. Tony is not a cool nickname and it sounds snobby.

Anthony Roe Says:

2016-05-17T22:17:14

I love in the Uk and I pronounce my name as Ant-uh-nee

snowsbeloved Says:

2016-01-01T10:20:08

My dads too! Anthony daddies unite!

amberdaydream Says:

2015-08-26T17:52:33

I live in the UK and it's always ANT-uh-nee where I am.

gmdx Says:

2015-08-13T21:05:51

After watching the movie, I've decided Ant-man's definitely an option.

greenypots Says:

2015-08-13T17:51:11

There's always Ant (I don't know if you like that any better but just saying)

greenypots Says:

2015-08-13T17:50:50

Am I the only person who lives in the UK and has never heard this pronounced with the H sound despite knowing many Anthonys?

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-02T05:14:30

I've always liked ANTHONY

Chloe14 Says:

2015-06-11T17:23:44

This is a gorgeous name! I can see why so many people like it.

gmdx Says:

2015-05-17T04:02:29

I really like this, but I'm not a fan of Tony. :(

Alicia1 Says:

2014-10-14T02:24:20

This is my husbands name and I love it! its popular for a reason, it has a beautiful meaning too!

jasminegarden Says:

2014-09-21T15:47:33

This is my dad's name :) I love it!