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Anthony Meaning


What does Anthony mean?

The name Anthony is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Anthony is "worthy of praise".

Anthony is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced An-tho-nee.

The Given Name Anthony

The name Anthony is derived from the old Roman family name Antonius which is probably of Etruscan origin.

The name was origianlly spelled without an "h", Antony. The letter "h" was inserted in the seventeenth century, under the mistaken belief that the name derived from the Greek word anthos meaning "flower".

One of the most famous members of the family, Marcus Antonius or Mark Antony (83-30 BC), was a general who ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Octavian and Lepidus, in the Second Triumvirate.

Known for his tumultuous political and personal life, discord between Octavian and Antony, broke up the triumvirate and caused a civil war. As depicted in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, he and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide after his repeated military defeats against Octavian.

Anthony falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Anthony Burgess, and Anthony Daniels.

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Anthony Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 38 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,003 occurrences. It ranked 15,828 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 33 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,833 occurrences. It ranked 11,709 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

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Anthony Related Names

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  • Anthony James Leggett ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2003
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  • Anthony LaPaglia ~ Actor
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  • Anthony Manzi the Pilgrim ~ Saint
  • Anthony Michael Hall ~ Actor
  • Anthony Middleton ~ Saint
  • Anthony Munoz ~ Football Player
  • Anthony Nam Quynh ~ Saint
  • Anthony Neyrot ~ Saint
  • Anthony of Hungary ~ Saint
  • Anthony of Kiev ~ Saint
  • Anthony of Korea ~ Saint
  • Anthony of Padua ~ Saint
  • Anthony of Saint Francis ~ Saint
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  • Anthony Quinn ~ Actor
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  • Anthony the Great ~ Saint
  • Anthony Turner ~ Saint
  • Anthony van Dyck ~ Artist
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Anthony Numerology

What will your new littleAnthony be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Anthony Name Fun

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Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Anthony.

Just for fun, see the name Anthony in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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