Meaning & History
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). This has been a common name in Italy since the 14th century. In Spain it was the most popular name for boys in the 1950s and 60s.A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello (c. 1395-1455). It is also the name of the main character in The Merchant of Venice (1596) by William Shakespeare.
Other Languages & CulturesAntoine, Antwan(African American) Antonius(Ancient Roman) Andoni, Antton(Basque) Anton(Belarusian) Anton, Andon, Doncho, Toni(Bulgarian) Antoni(Catalan) Antonín(Czech) Anton(Danish) Anton, Antoon, Antonie, Antonius, Teun, Teunis, Theun, Theunis, Ton, Toon(Dutch) Anton, Antony, Anthony, Tony(English) Antono, Anĉjo(Esperanto) Anton, Tõnis(Estonian) Anton, Anttoni, Toni(Finnish) Antoine(French) Antón(Galician) Anton, Toni(German) Antonios, Antonis(Greek) Akoni, Anakoni(Hawaiian) Antal, Tóni(Hungarian) Anton(Icelandic) Antoon(Limburgish) Antanas(Lithuanian) Anton, Antonij, Andon, Dončo(Macedonian) Anton(Norwegian) Antoni(Polish) António, Toni, Toninho(Portuguese) Antônio(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Anton, Antoniu(Romanian) Anton(Russian) Antonije, Anto(Serbian) Anton(Slovak) Anton, Tone(Slovene) Anton(Swedish) Anton(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantsAbatantuono, Abbatantuono, D'antonio, Di Antonio(Italian) Antonio, Antúnez(Spanish)
People think this name is
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