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A famous bearer is Antonio Banderas from movies such as 'Spy Kids' and 'The 13th Warrior'.
-- DarciElila  8/9/2005
Antonio Banderas is also the actor for Zorro and does the voice of Puss in Boots from Dreamwork's Shrek 2.
-- Kumashea  6/29/2006
Famous bearer is Antonio Vivaldi, an Italian baroque music composer.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Antonio Gaudi from Barcelona was another famous bearer of this name.
-- FairyGirl  6/24/2006
Antonio was the name of one of the main characters in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin".
-- ladyknight  9/1/2006
This is one sexy name!
-- lilly_g  2/12/2008
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar was the prime minister/dictator of Portugal from 1932-1968.
-- mymymetrocard  2/28/2009
Gahhhhhh, such a hot, sexy name. :D
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2009
Antonio is a classy name, very masculine and refined. I love it!
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2009
I love this name, it sounds so classy and sophisticated, the impression I get when I hear this name is that of a handsome, well educated gentleman who comes from either Spain or Italy, it's got a mysterious flare to it.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2009
This is also a boys name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/29/2009
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar (1989-1970) was Prime Minister of Portugal and led an authoritarian, far-right government.

Children's author J.K. Rowling used his surname for the name of the evil Salazar Slytherin, the founder of Slytherin House at Hogwarts.

It was a quite deliberate choice for Rowling, who had lived and worked as a language teacher in Portugal.
-- keepitreal  1/24/2011
Antonio Badile (c. 1518 – 1560) was an Italian painter from Verona.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2011
Antonio Balestra (12 August 1666 – 21 April 1740) was an Italian painter of the Rococo period.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2011
Antonio Bibiena (1700-74) was a member of the dynasty Bibiena (or Galli-Bibiena) which was a family of Italian architects, quadraturisti and stage designers.
-- Anonymous User  9/17/2011
Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was an Italian sculptor, mainly in marble.
-- Anonymous User  10/17/2011
Antonio Marziale Carracci (1583 – 8 April 1618) was an Italian painter.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2011
Antonio Pignatelli was the birthname of Pope Innocent XII (Pontificate between 1691-1700).
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Antonio Ghislieri was the birthname of Pope Pius V (Pontificate between 1566-1572).
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Antonio Foscarelli is one of the characters of Agatha Christie's famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express".
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Antonio (1695-1757) was the son of King Pedro II of Portugal and his second wife Marie Sophie.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Antonio Fernandez Carriedo, the personification of Spain in the manga/anime Axis Powers Hetalia.
-- Pattysama  6/16/2013
A sexy, gorgeous name.
-- Anonymous User  4/20/2014
I can only think of Italian food, so rock on, all Antonio's in the world. And please do, I repeat, do nickname yourself Antoine, which is even better than Antonio.
-- Antonio432  3/21/2015
I like it a bit better than Anthony, which I love, but like Anthony it suffers from being so common it has gotten boring. Still a nice name, though.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
Antonio Raillo is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Ponferradina on loan from RCD Espanyol as a central defender.
-- lilolaf  1/27/2017
Antonio Aguilar Barraza was a Mexican singer, songwriter, film actor, film producer, and screenwriter. During his career, he recorded over 150 albums, which sold 25 million copies, and participated in more than 120 films. He was given the honorific nickname "El Charro de México" because he is credited with popularizing la charrería, considered to have originated in Mexico, to international audiences. To this day, he has been the only Hispanic artist to sell out the Madison Square Garden of New York City for six consecutive nights in 1997.
-- cutenose  1/27/2017
Antonio Sánchez is a Puerto Rican radio and television personality, show host and producer. Known for his crass humor, he is also known for his nickname, El Gangster. As of 2008, his television show, No te Duermas, has been on the air for 19 years.
-- lilolaf  2/7/2017
Antonio Esparragoza is a former boxer in the featherweight division from Venezuela.
-- lilolaf  2/7/2017

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