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Gender: Male Meaning of Antonio: "priceless one" Origin of Antonio: Spanish and Italian variation of Anthony Antonio's Popularity in 2017: #158

The name Antonio is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "priceless one". Antonio is ranked #158 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Werewolf Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Antonio is a Shakespearean favorite -- the Bard used it in no less than five of his plays, and has long been a ubiquitous classic in Spanish-speaking countries, where the nickname Tonio is also prevalent. Antonio is also among an elite group of perennially popular names in the US, where it has always been among the boys' Top 1000 since baby name record-keeping started in 1880.

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Famous People Named Antonio

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer
Antonio Cesaro (born Claudio Castagnoli), American pro wrestler
(Jose) Antonio Dominguez Banderas, Spanish actor
Antonio Sabato, Jr., American actor and model
Antonio Salvatore "Tony" Danza, American actor
Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo, American football player
Antonio Gramsci, Italian Marxist theorist
Antonio "Toni" Negri, Italian Marxist theorist
Antonio Salieri, Italian classical composer
Antonio Tajani, Italian politician, vice president of the European Parliament
(José) Antonio de la Caridad Maceo y Grajales, Cuban revolutionary
(Luis) Antonio Valencia (Mosquera), Equadorian footballer
Antonio Ethan Gates, American NFL football player
Antonio Cromartie, American football player
Antonio Brown, American football player
Antonio DeShonta Smith, American football player
Antonio Rico Johnson, American football player
Antonio Dixon, American football player
Antonio Coleman, American CFL football player
Antonio Garay, American football player
Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
Antonio Musa Brassavola, Italian physician
Antonio Carlos Brasileiro Jobim, Brazilian Bossa Nova composer
Antonio Francisco Lisboa aka Aleijadinho, Brazilian Baroque sculptor
António Luís Santos da Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
Antonio Mirante, Italian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Antonio

Antonio Dawson, Character in TV's "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Justice"
Antonio Fernandez Carriedo, the personification of Spain in the manga/anime "Axis Powers: Hetalia"
Antonio Diego aka Bane, villain in the Batman series
Juan Antonio Gonzalo, character in movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
"Baby Antonio's Circus," Australian children's TV series
Stefan Antonio Salvatore, one of the lead characters on TV's, "The Vampire Diaries"
Antonio Villalta, character in the 2012 silent film "Blancanieves"
Antonio Sorrentino, Character in Kelley Armstrong, "Women of the Otherworld"

Tonito, Tonio, Antonnio, Antonyo, Antone, Tony


ambercat Says:


This is one of those names that sounds like someone handsome -- every male that I have met named Antonio has been handsome except for one. Maybe even he grew up to be good looking (at the time we were both about 10 years old and didn't get along at all).

Guest Says:


One of my favorite boy names because it sounds cool with any last name :)