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Famous bearer: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the famous Russian playwright, writer and physician.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2005
Main character in the musical "West Side Story".
-- JellyBee  12/22/2005
The name day of the name Anton in my country is January 17 and the origin of the name is Greek meaning flower. I've also heard that it means "precious".
-- slander  12/28/2005
Anton LaVey is the founder of the Church of Satan.
-- breakofday  1/7/2006
Famous bearer is Anton Bruckner, an Austrian Romantic composer.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
German pronunciation: AWN-ton. [noted -ed]
Considered traditional but not outdated in Germany.
-- JHK  9/2/2006
Anton is a great name for a boy! A much better alternative to Anthony in my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2007
Anton. Like the main charecter from Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, which by the way was one of my favourite books. But his full name was Antoshka Gorodetsky.
-- writingmuse13  2/18/2008
Actually, Writingmuse, I believe - please correct me if I'm wrong here - that "Antoshka" is just the familiar form of the name Anton. So I think it's actually Anton Gorodetsky.
-- ArtemisTheHunter  3/27/2008
Listen to the German pronunciation of Anton here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  4/26/2008
This is much nicer than Anthony, which I find rather boring. I gave it to the main character of a book I'm writing about the Russian Revolution.
-- bananarama  7/9/2008
This name is also used in The Netherlands. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  10/18/2008
Anton Corbijn is a Dutch photographer and director. He is well known for directing music videos, including Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box". He is famous for doing U2 and Depeche Mode's photography, filmography and sleeve artwork for more than twenty years.
-- Undine  1/17/2009
Anton Pacino (born 2001), son of actor Al Pacino.
-- CarolinW  2/3/2009
A famous bearer would be Anton Viktorovich Yelchin; known for being Charlie Bartlett, in the movie of the same name, as well as Pavel Checkov in the 2009 movie version of Star Trek and Kyle Reese in "Terminator Salvation".
-- veronica.voodoo  11/1/2009
While less common than its other form Antun, this name is also used in Croatia.
-- goricar  11/13/2009
Archduke Anton of Austria (1779-1835), son of Emperor Leopold II of the Holy Roman Empire.
-- CarolinW  3/23/2010
Anton is a Croatian name too. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2010
As much as I love the name Anthony, there are too many Anthonys (Anthonies?) in this world. Anton is a great alternative.
-- mrose19  6/12/2011
Anton is also used in Finland. It's name day is on January 17th. [noted -ed]
-- Yippal  6/24/2011
This name exists also in contemporary Greek: ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ.
The name itself derives from the Greek mythology: ADONIS was the demi god of beauty.
-- georgev1112  9/15/2011
Anton (1690-1690) was the son of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and his first wife Maria Antonia.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
Anton (1755-1836) was the son of Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony and his wife Maria Antonia.
-- CarolinW  7/20/2012
The electronic music producer and DJ Zedd's real name is Anton Zaslavski.
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2013
The author of the first Slovak language standard was named Anton (Anton Bernolák).
-- Valo  12/9/2013
In Swedish, and presumably Danish and Norwegian as well, it's pronounced as: an-ton, like the an from "an apple" and "ton" as in the weight, so it's harsher than the English.
-- GopherTuna  3/13/2014

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