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From the ancient Greek name Anthonios, king of Achaia.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Famous Bearer: Prime Minister Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair of Britain. Mr. Blair was a statesman who became Prime Minister in 1997 (born 1953). All due respect of his full name.
-- Tbird  7/18/2005
I think Anthony Hopkins is a better example, you don't want to put people off using the name!
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2005
Famous bearer: Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
-- reservoirdoll1987  11/2/2005
Anthony is Tony Hawk's first name.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Famous bearer: Anthony Callea, Australian singer.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
To my knowlegde, Anthony is rightly classified as an Etruscan name - its origin can be traced to a god called Ani-Dune, who has the same function as the Roman god Janus and is depicted with two faces, one looking forward and one backwards. I found translations like "the godly" and "the priceless".
-- joachim  4/16/2006
Another famous bearer of the name is Anthony 'Tony' Soprano, the central characters of the successful TV show 'The Sopranos', played by James Gandolfini.
-- reservoirdoll1987  4/25/2006
Susan B. Anthony was a legendary civil rights leader.
-- breakofday  5/15/2006
A famous bearer is Anthony Perkins, superstar of the Psycho (1960, 1983, 1986, 1990) movies, also made The Trial. He was a very attractive man who was very nice.
-- ScarlettMarnieBates  5/16/2006
My brother's name is Anthony. I like this name much better than Tony. It is a very good name for him although he does not look the part having light skin, freckles, blue eyes, and red hair.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2006
'Anthony' is the name of a great song by Nickel Creek. In the song he was a guy who ran off at the prospect of true love.
-- dramaelf  7/21/2006
Anthony Goldstein, a minor character from the Harry Potter book series. He is a Prefect from the Ravenclaw House.
-- Raphaelus  8/7/2006
Anthony Rapp is a broadway actor/singer. He played Mark Cohen in RENT.
-- scarletquillraven  11/18/2006
I like this name but I'm not keen on the shortened form 'Tony'.
-- Beornhild  12/16/2006
This is my favorite name of all time. If I think of the name Anthony, I think of a strong, funny guy with brown hair and beautiful brown eyes. My eldest son is named Anthony, it suits him well! I named him after my favorite actor, Anthony LaPagilia.
-- johnnyreb  1/7/2007
I love the name Anthony. It should not be shortened, especially to Tony. It makes me think of that guy from Seinfeld (who Elaine dated). He kinda buged me.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2007
Anthony is the middle name of singer Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
-- neverland4962  3/10/2007
Anthony is the middle name of actor Milo Anthony Ventimiglia, whose most famous roles are Jess on Gilmore Girls and Peter Petrelli on Heroes.
-- jmacsgurl1991  3/14/2007
I love the name Anthony. My boyfriend's name, so slightly biased. I hate the nickname Tony - which is good because his nickname has always been Ant.
-- Skyla  3/25/2007
This is normally pronounced AN-tun-ee in the UK and AN-thun-ee in the US - hence the common British short form Tony, which isn't much used in America.
-- Anonymous User  4/15/2007
Anthony Padilla is from Smosh.
-- laurennicole  6/2/2007
Call me weird but I don't care for any male names beginning with the letter A and I hate the name Anthony. If I had to have an Anthony, I would call him Tony. Boy names beginning with the letter A are too soft.
-- Honeyrose  6/10/2007
Despite the 'th' sound in the American pronunciation of this name, Tony is a common nickname.
-- earthnut  8/23/2007
I absolutely like this name! It's cool and nice.
-- aquaspirit96  9/5/2007
Anthony DiNozzo "Tony" is a main character on NCIS.
-- ClementineFox7  10/12/2007
A possible feminine namesake could be Anthea, pronounced: ANN-thee-ah or as in the French, ANN-tay-ah. Both are really pretty ways of naming a girl after an Anthony I think. Everyone knows the common feminine forms -- Antonia, Antoinette, etc -- so why not try something different?
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
Anthony Declan Slattery, more commonly known as actor/comedian/singer Tony Slattery, most famous for his time on British improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? is a (somewhat) famous bearer of this name.
-- The Lilac Pilgrim  12/23/2007
A famous bearer is American deaf actor Anthony Natale.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/25/2007
I love this name, it's one of those more "classic" names that are still actually used.
-- carlisle_01  1/11/2008
Anthony means "Priceless".
-- Anonymous User  1/25/2008
Anthony "Tony" Stark is the alter ego of Marvel Comics' Iron Man.
-- FMRadio  3/2/2008
I love this name so much! Reminds me of a love I had before I moved away. It's common & cute, but not too over-used.
-- SingingDove114  3/24/2008
A famous bearer is Anthony E. Zuiker (born August 17, 1968), the creator and executive producer of the CSI television franchise - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" since 2000, "CSI: Miami" since 2002, and "CSI: New York" since 2004. He's been nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards for producing the first of the three series.
-- AndrewJKD  4/2/2008
Someone already said that Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but this is also the middle name of his bandmate John Frusciante, the lead guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers! I always thought this was cool. :)
-- funkymonk  4/15/2008
Anthony Gonzalez, also known as M83, has this name. He creates some pretty impressive, lush soundscapes, and his music tends to be very intense, emotional, and often either euphoric or melancholic.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Lord Anthony Dewhurst, of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
-- welovejamesarness  5/25/2008
Number 8 for boys in 2005.
-- Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
Sorry, but give it a rest. It's too common. I'm from New York, and every other boy here who's not Christopher is named Anthony. And don't forget that the nickname Tony is always given to the mobster on TV or in the movies.
-- bananarama  9/14/2008
Means priceless.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2008
There's always Anthony Hope of Sweeney Todd- or Anthony DiNozzo from NCIS. Or for that matter, Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man. Not everyone nicknamed Tony is a mobster, guys.

I love this name- either as Anthony or Tony. Comes across as sincere, kind of cheeky, and sweet.
-- skazka  9/21/2008
To all the people saying it means "priceless," why would such an ancient word have such a modern meaning? It's absurd.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2008
I have seen elsewhere that this name could mean 'praiseworthy'.
-- jedi_skye  11/10/2008
A famous bearer was author Anthony Burgess (1917-1993).
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2009
Anton was the son of the mythic hero Hercules, and his sons where Antonioi (plural of Antonios). Greek historian Plutarch (AD 46-120) wrote a book on "the life of Antonios" the grandson of Hercules. The name is referenced there many times and the story is placed before the classical era, hence it can be safely presumed that Antonios (later Anthony) is indeed a Greek name. The "h" found after "t" in Anthony denotes the translation from the Greek name which uses an "omega" rather than an "omicron". Translation of "omega" adds the "h" to create the heavier accent of "omega" as opposed to "omikron" even though both vowels are pronounced "oh".
-- spxak1  5/19/2009
Opera singer and actor Jan Rubeš and actress Susan Douglas have a son Anthony Dean Rubeš.
-- MaggieSimpson  7/5/2009
I've never really liked this name. I don't have any personal associations like this, but for some reason it's always made me think of a bratty little kid. The popularity of this name baffles me, and plus the nickname Tony inevitably seems to go to a gangster or mobster on TV or in the movies.
-- Anyechka  7/22/2009
My brother's name is Anthony, and has always been called Anthony, and occasionally Ant. He is the only Anthony I know who goes by Anthony, not Tony or AJ. I hate how Tony is a nickname for Anthony, there is an h in Anthony, Tony should be short for Antony.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2009
Anthony J. Crowley, Hell's agent on Earth and friends with the angel Aziraphale. ;)
-- winter seas  8/1/2009
I just notice you list Anthony as a Roman name, starting with Anthony and Cleopatra. Anthony (as its "th" shows) is of Greek origin.

Anthon was the son of Hercules, and all his sons made up the clan of Antonides (part of Heraclides). Each descendant of this clan was called Anthonios (son of Anthon).

Plutarch mentions this in his "Life of Anthonios" chapter 4, section 2.
-- otheos  9/8/2009
Anthony Bourdain. A famous chef who has a show on the Travel Channel.
-- dramaelf  2/12/2010
As an Australian of Italian origin I hated my name 'Tony' because every second Italian was called that. I also disliked 'Anthony' because it sounds too formal. The chap who said it was of Greek origin is wrong because 'Anthony' only acquired the th in English during the Renaissance to make it seem like a classical Greek name. It never acquired the th in any other language.
-- Anton  3/10/2010
Yves Montand is a famous French singer of Italian origin.
-- Anton  3/13/2010
Anthony Stonem, from the British teen drama Skins. Usually called Tony Stonem.
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2010
It's a great name for a guy, with cool nicknames and an attractive edge. It's one of my favorite names for a boy.
-- Black_X  5/11/2010
Anthony is not pronounced AN-ta-nee in the WHOLE of the UK. It is pronounced AN-tha-nee in Northern Ireland.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/15/2010
I really like the name Anthony. I am trying to decide which I liked better as a middle name: Alexander or Anthony. I love both of names rather equally.
I think Anthony sounds upper-class, is what is comes down to, if we disregard Tony, etc.
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2010
Worthy of Praise is the definition of Anthony, and I agree.
-- Aquagirl  11/19/2010
To those who may think Anthony ("Tony") is unusable because of real-life Mobsters/television-criminals bearing the name; If you feel that way, you may as well scratch off the name Al (Albert(o)), because, God forbid, that Al Capone! Now that I think about it, Raymond should never be used because of New-England crime boss, Raymond Patriarco. Same with the names Silvio, Salvatore, Giuseppe, and many others. Just so you are aware, the growing stereotype is that all Italians are part of the Mafia. Which means, all noticably Italian names may also be victim to that lie. But would that stop you from using Rudolfo? Eliseo? Ernesto? Marcello? I hope not.
I think it is a bit unreasonable that you would refrain from naming your child such a strong name because of a few associations (that many people may not even realize, mind you).
To be honest, I am not a fan of politician Bill Clinton. Would that stop me from using the name William, you ask? Negative, my loves. The same stands for Senator John Kerry. I may not support the person, but I do enjoy the name.
-- Francesca  12/9/2010
English name meaning "Beyond Praise".
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2011
Anthony Frederick Blunt (1907-1983) was a British art historian and spy.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Anthony Rester, a character from the anime and mange Death Note.
-- dch784  9/24/2011
Sir Anthony Caro is a British sculptor, one of the most influential figures in post-war British art.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2011
I like this name... though I'm not really a big fan of the nickname Tony or Ant. I've generally always preferred just Anthony. It's so classical, timeless, and masculine in my opinion. Plus I love how it sounds when you say it. I don't feel like it's too common (although in my opinion, the nickname Tony is). Anyway, great name for a boy!
-- spaz123  7/10/2012
I love this name, I met a little boy named Anthony once. I like the nickname tony too, but I like Anthony a little better :)
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Anthony Kennedy is a Supreme Court Justice.
-- spaz123  3/23/2013
In the book 18, Peter's young, awkward, and naïve but surprisingly cunning law firm partner is named Anthony.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2013
I'm not too keen on the nickname Tony. I mean, it's nice, but I like the full name Anthony better.
-- ChloeAugusta  12/13/2014

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