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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 "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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)


maitehernandez Says:


I love Nina as a nickname for Antonia

Starelli Says:


So pretty! It’s unique without being strange, easy ish to pronounce, and the likelihood of it being misspelled is low.

NameLover 11 Says:


i REALLY like this name. When I hear it I think of Amelia form AmeliaEverythingBabyNames on youtube because this is her favorite name.. The meaning is amazing.

Rainbow glitter Says:


This is MY name. It's alright. It's very graceful, but not my favourite. I like the names Madeline and Emily. Antonia would probably be one of my favourites. It's better than other names like Peggy, Polly or Olga

Masha Says:


I have a friend named Maria Antonia (she's hispanic) so I think it looks good as a nn as well

roseofjune Says:


I'm so sad this name is ruined for me by a bratty teenaged Antonia...

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Antonia is very pretty. Much prettier than Antonella or Antoinette, I have known 2 Antonia's who were both as sweet as their names. Antonina is nice as well, but I prefer Antonia.

abertawe Says:


I recall that in that book, the pronunciation is Ann-to-NEE-a

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Wow. LOVE.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Beautiful name with a great meaning.
My choice: Antonia, nickname "Annie".

Saffron_Rice Says:


A lovely name. Lady Antonia Fraser/Pinter is a famous English writer. I do think the name deserves Annie rather than Toni as a nn though.

lynn_wentworth Says:


I find this name weirdly beautiful, but I worry about the masculinity of it and the even more masculine nn Toni

Gr19 Says:


Emilia Elena- I think Maeve, Eleanor, Charlotte, June, Alice, Maria, Rose, Mary, or Emily would make a pretty, classic middle name

Emilia elena Says:


This is a nice name. I love the name Anthony as more of a middle name for a Boy so the first name for a girl would probably be Antonia So my 1 girl and 1 boy (Antonia middle name? and Christian Anthony) I have a son (Harris Christopher)

Eva Thyssen Says:


This name is pretty common here in Chile. The most heard nickname is Anto.

Alicia1 Says:


If only I had a daughter to bestow this name upon, I love it! Gorgeous and unique, no wat to go wrong with this one

ladybug99 Says:


It may or may not change your life (it may)

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theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:


wuts tbr mean

sistergoldenhair Says:


My grandmother's name. She went by Tonya tho.

raevynstar Says:


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll add it to my TBR pile now. :)

ladybug99 Says:


Antonia will always hold a special place in my heart after Willa Cather's (also a great name) 'My Antonia'. I recommend it to the world- it will make you love this name!

Guest Says:


File this under: names I used to hate now am in love with

Haili73 Says:


Someday this shall be my daughter's name. As a Catholic who frequently loses things, I love the fact that it honors St. Anthony, patron of lost things, has a lovely meaning, and even has Annie as a nickname, which I have loved my entire life.

leonoras Says:


I love the idea of Tonia or Toni as nicknames. I've always liked older-fashioned girl names with hip boy nickname options.

Tauriel Says:


For e this name sounds so... so... powerful and interesting. I feel like if you know someone named Antonia you could never know what to expect from her and she would be very beautiful and strong.