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Gender: Female Meaning of Antonia: "priceless one" Origin of Antonia: Latin

The name Antonia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "priceless one". Antonia and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That, Girls".

From the experts:

Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys’ names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is hovering near the bottom of the US popularity list, which may be an excellent reason for you to use it.

Antonia was borne by several prominent women in ancient Rome, including the mother of the Emperor Claudius.

A recent distinguished namesake is British historian/biographer Lady Antonia Fraser. It is also the full name of actress Nia Vardalos.

Antonella is a pretty feminization; Antoinette, not so much.

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Famous People Named Antonia

Maria Antonia, birth name of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Antonia Alighieri, daughter of Italian poet Dante Alighieri
Antonia of Luxembourg (Antoinette Roberte Sophie Wilhelmine), last Crown Princess of Bavaria as wife of Crown Prince Rupprecht
Antónia María Fernanda Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Francisca de Assis Ana Gonzaga Silvéria Júlia Augusta de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, Princess of Portugal; Dowager Princess of Hohenzollern
Antonia Elizabeth Brigid Louise Mansfeld, Princess of Prussia; Duchess of Wellington; great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II
Antonia Minor, younger daughter of Roman statesman Marc Antony
Antonia Major, elder daughter of Marc Antony
Antonia Tryphaena, Princess of the Bosporan Kingdom
Antonia, Princess of Württemberg, literary patroness and Kabbalist
Antonia "Nia" Vardalos, American actress
Antonia "Toya" Johnson-Wright, American reality TV personality
Antonia Kidman, Australian journalist, sister of actress Nicole Kidman
Antonia Scarpa, American filmmaker and musician
Antonia Laura Thomas, English actress
Antonia (A.S.) Byatt, British novelist and critic
Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser (Pinter), English writer and widow of playwright Harold Pinter
Antonia Bird, English TV and film director
Antonia Benedetto, daughter of singer Tony Bennett
Antonia Lottner, German tennis player
Antonia Coello Novello, former U.S. Surgeon General
Antonia Lofaso, American chef
Antonia Okafor, American activist

Pop Culture References for the name Antonia

Ántonia "Tony" Shimerda, character in "My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Antonia Clark, or Toni, character in "The Weight of Silence" by Heather Gudenkauf
Antonia 'Ant', main character in the "Notes From a Liar and Her Dog" by Gennifer Choldenko
Queen Antonia Bayle, a character in the game EverQuest II
Antonia Gavilan de Logrono, character on TV's True Blood
Antonia, character in "Practical Magic"
Antonia Keville, birth name of sister Monica Joan on TV's Call the midwife

Antonia's International Variations

Antonie, Toinon, Toinette, Antoinette (French) Antonetta (Swedish) Antoniná (Slavic) Tona, Antonieta, Antonina, Antuca (Spanish) Tonia (Polish)