Very very despicable, ugly, terrible name.
I think that Anthony is a very strong and wholesome name! It does age well and I can see it on any man with great courage and independence.
I usually think common names are very unpleasant and boring but I love this name so much because it’s very cute and I love how it sounds.
Ugly classic name but still usable.
As far as I am concerned, I see nothing that would indicate anything "evil", "unholy", etc about this forename. It is only just that, a name. A person may not like one or another particular name for whatever reason, but to say it has an "evil" connotation is just silly. On a personal note, I have met many different types of people who so happen to carry this name who were either good or not so good. As far as the name itself, I think it is pretty decent. :)
This name is evil and unholy. Sorry to anyone named Anthony, Antonius, Tony, Ant, or any variation of this name.
I didn’t like it when I was a kid, purely because I thought it sounded soft. However, I now realize it’s a strong name with roots in my religion. Also, my namesake saint was simply a legend.
A handsome classic name that never gets old. Beautiful.
Ah, Anthony. This is a handsome name that I’ve always liked. Plus, Tony is a cool nickname.
Anthony Albanese is an Australian politician serving, since 2022, as the 31st prime minister of Australia. He has been the leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2019, and a member of parliament (MP) for Grayndler since 1996. Albanese previously served as the 15th deputy prime minister of Australia under the second Rudd government in 2013, and held various ministerial positions in the governments of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard from 2007 to 2013.
Anthony Brandon Wong, often credited simply as Anthony Wong, is an Australian actor. His roles include Ghost in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Famous bearer: Anthony Behethenus from the game "World War One Hundred Thirty".
Anthony is such a boring name.
Ugly name.
Although this name is overused it's honestly very nice sounding. It's beautifully put together. This is my boyfriend's name. If your name is Anthony you should love it because even as a common name it's still great!
It may sound unisex, but I still like it better on boys.
I like this name. I also agree with it needing more love.
This is my brother's name. When my mom named him she wanted to use the nickname Tony for him, sadly when he started school he had half a dozen other boys in his class named Anthony who all went by Tony. So he refused to go by the nickname Tony and has always been Anthony.
Anthony is a classic name, yet modern enough to hold his own in the Top 30. This name is adored all over the world in multiple languages. And, it's not ridiculously common or overused like, Jacob, John, David, and Michael, etc. Last time I checked, it was getting super popular in Brazil... even, overtaking Antonio. The name Anthony, commands respect when spoken! ;)
The meaning of Anthony being “priceless” is an absolute gem. One can really never go wrong with this tried and true name.
Anthony is a decent and elegant name that ages well beyond some other names.
Nothing much to say. Feels overused, plain, just boring. Just boring!
Great name! Deserves more love.
This is one of those names that never go out of style. In the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and it was even still kickin it in the 2000s. Nowadays, I don't know if it's as common anymore, but this name is a really handsome name and I really love it.
I love it--nicknamed Tony.
I hate my name Anthony. Children can't even pronounce it. Anthony is Latin for poofter. My parents didn't put much thought into the fact I'm not Catholic and neither are they. They were on a cloud or just didn't care. Anthony... I hate it, always have and always will.
Here in England, Anthony is one of those names that isn't extremely common like David and Christopher, but isn't rare either - it's a strong sounding name which I like but I don't like the nickname Tony.
I discovered some interesting things after tracing my Greek Cypriot surname Antoniades "Αντωνιάδης", I found out the ending (the suffix) is the most ancient Greek suffix. And that would make it older than Rome itself. Interestingly, Greek Cypriots are said to be from Peloponnese, most possibly Arcadia... And Marcus Antonius said he was of Greek descent. Son of Herakles would make him Dorian Greek, who were also based in the Peloponnese. So Anton-ius/Anton-iades "Son of Anton" is highly likely to be of Greek origin.
But on the flip side Antonius' blood was making up a few Royal families not just Rome. His descendants married into Anatolian Kingdoms, one being the Kingdom of Pontus. And it's also said some Cypriots are from there as well, because of the suffix commonality. So now I'm confused- what is the true origin of the name? My father's name is Antonis Antoniades for ref.I'm kind of interested with this dilemma... Could Anton-Suffix be pre-Roman? I am going to do a couple of DNA tests this year so maybe that might shed some light on the matter. From someone with no history and a meaningless name to this, it has really been eye opening in many ways. I have learnt so much about history, language, names, geography, anthropology and tons more. If anyone knows anything more about my surname I would be really grateful for your input!. Especially if you're a Greek speaker. I might even share some of my Kingdoms with you heheFor people saying Anthony would be a strange female name yes, but the original name didn't have the H. So the feminine version of Antony is Antonia, with possible nickname of Tonya.
A very strong, versatile name. I think it's a bit under-used these days and one name that has stood the test of time. Reminds me of a smart, kind young man.
Anthony is a nice name for a boy, but it's quite common where I live. Tony is an alright nickname. Anthony on girls? It wouldn't sound good at all, and there are already feminine forms.
One of the seemingly out dated names that I quite like. I only like it in its full form though, due to a dislike for the diminutive Tony. I went to a Catholic high school and it was quite popular there.
Well, I love this name! I also like the nickname Tony too! One of my reasons I love this name is it reminds of the man who sacrificed himself to save the world- Tony Stark / Iron man. Yep! I'm the biggest Marvel fan ;)
SUPER common name in the Catholic religion, I know so many! Particularly common in Chaldean families (Arab Christians) this name is very popular where I live, but it sounds nice overall.
Yes, there is no H in the Greek alphabet, but there are letters which are comparable to English *h sound (th, ph), like θ, theta, which is th, or ϕ, phi, which were more dental in the old Greek than they are now. That is why there is Anthony, not Antony, philosophy, not filosofy.
Kawhi Anthony Leonard (born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the San Antonio Spurs, Leonard won an NBA championship in 2014, when he was named the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). After seven seasons with the Spurs, Leonard was traded to the Raptors in 2018. In 2019 he led the Raptors to their first NBA championship in franchise history and won his second Finals MVP award. He is a three-time All-Star and has two All-NBA first team selections. Nicknamed "The Claw" or "The Klaw" for his ball-hawking skills, Leonard has earned five All-Defensive team selections and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.
In the Latin origin it means "priceless".
This could also be a feminine name. I know this name is supposed to be masculine but you know a lot of traditional boy names had feminine usage in the past. Anthony does sound a little feminine, even more feminine than say Michael or Alexander. So maybe this name is unisex. I still prefer it slightly more on a boy because it’s traditionally a boy's name, but for a girl it’s not so bad! Personally I’d name a girl Anthony before I name a girl Michael!
In 2018, 20 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Anthony who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 21st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I understand this name is used more for boys, but I’m sure it sounds good on a girl too!:)
An okay name. It's very very common in my school, probably because it's a Catholic school.
Rather boring name.
Anthony Wayne Ishii is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Born in Santa Ana, California, Ishii received an Associate of Science degree from Reedley Junior College in 1966, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1970, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1973. He was a deputy in the City Attorney's Office of Sacramento, California in 1975, and a deputy public defender, Public Defender's Office, County of Fresno, California in 1979. He was in private practice in Fresno, California from 1979 to 1983. He was a Justice Court judge, Parlier-Selma Judicial District, County of Fresno, California from 1983 to 1993, and a Municipal Court judge, Central Valley Municipal Court, County of Fresno, California from 1994 to 1997.
Anthony John "Tony" Abbott was the PM of Australia from the 18th September 2013 to the 15th of September 2015.
Anthony Ramos, the actor who plays John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical "Hamilton". (he's really cute ♡)
My man's name is Anthony, he dislikes it very much but I love it in full, not shortened. I love saying it.
I really like this name, my favorite boy name.
Anthony "Tony" Hicks, lead guitarist for the British group the Hollies. He was born in Lancashire, Enlgand in 1945 and he joined the Hollies when he was 17 in 1963.
The origin of the name Anthony is Ephraim which is Hebrew for Antony (no H in the Greek alphabet), son of Joseph, the patriarch, and Asenath born in Egypt in the third generation; Grandson of Jacob, who is Israel, son of Isaac, who pronounced Ephraim, now Anthony, the birth-right leader of the orthodox twelve-tribes in Genesis chapter 48 according to Moses of the fourth generation, author of the first four books and Apocrypha, contained in the only book of life authorized by all twelve tribes individually and Antonius (typeset only) from which I scribe. Anthony also means doubly-fruitful and General in English. Ephraim was, and Anthony is, one of the four holy fathers (later Four Holy Marshalls of Rhineland) with whom God consulted in Apocrypha. Anthony is also the eponym for Antiquity.
I have a nephew named Anthony. He will be four in a couple of months and the name fits him perfectly. Anthony is a type of name that I've always liked and one I have never turned down due to personal taste. It's a classic and handsome name that will age well with the person. Not to forget that it's also very practical and decent.
I can't help but to picture an "Anthony" only with dark features and darker skin. I can't picture an Anthony with light features and really fair skin at all.
My nephew often gets called 'Tony' It's a perfectly fine name. (Same with Anthony)
Anthony is a great name to use. It's one I give a solid thumbs up to.
I'm an Anthony with pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. Hi there :)
I love this name. It is a saint's name and will be my future son's name.
I really like this name, but it's so common that I feel it's gotten boring. Shame, because it's so beautiful and strong-sounding.
Much better than the nickname Tony. It makes me think of a teenager who's good at dancing LOL.
A very handsome, classic name. I love the name Anthony.
What about Anthony Horowitz. The British screenwriter of for example: Midsomer Murders, Foyle's War and Agatha Christie's Poirot.
He also writes books for young adults like the Alex Rider series.
These tv series are by accident my favourite ones and I've read all the books of Alex Rider.
My name is Anthony and I am proud to share the name of 2 great saints.
I'm not too keen on the nickname Tony. I mean, it's nice, but I like the full name Anthony better.
In the book 18, Peter's young, awkward, and naïve but surprisingly cunning law firm partner is named Anthony.
Anthony Kennedy is a Supreme Court Justice.
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 :)
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!
Sir Anthony Caro is a British sculptor, one of the most influential figures in post-war British art.
Anthony Rester, a character from the anime and mange Death Note.
Anthony Frederick Blunt (1907-1983) was a British art historian and spy.
English name meaning "Beyond Praise".
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.
Worthy of Praise is the definition of Anthony, and I agree.
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.
Anthony is not pronounced AN-ta-nee in the WHOLE of the UK. It is pronounced AN-tha-nee in Northern Ireland.
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.
Anthony Stonem, from the British teen drama Skins. Usually called Tony Stonem.
Yves Montand is a famous French singer of Italian origin.
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.
Anthony Bourdain. A famous chef who has a show on the Travel Channel.
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.
Anthony J. Crowley, Hell's agent on Earth and friends with the angel Aziraphale. ;)
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.
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.
Opera singer and actor Jan Rubeš and actress Susan Douglas have a son Anthony Dean Rubeš.
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".
A famous bearer was author Anthony Burgess (1917-1993).
I have seen elsewhere that this name could mean 'praiseworthy'.
To all the people saying it means "priceless," why would such an ancient word have such a modern meaning? It's absurd.
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.
Means priceless.
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.
Number 8 for boys in 2005.
Lord Anthony Dewhurst, of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Anthony "Tony" Stark is the alter ego of Marvel Comics' Iron Man.
Anthony means "Priceless".
I love this name, it's one of those more "classic" names that are still actually used.
A famous bearer is American deaf actor Anthony Natale.
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.
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?
Anthony DiNozzo "Tony" is a main character on NCIS.
I absolutely like this name! It's cool and nice.
Despite the 'th' sound in the American pronunciation of this name, Tony is a common nickname.
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.
Anthony Padilla is from Smosh.
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.
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.
Anthony is the middle name of actor Milo Anthony Ventimiglia, whose most famous roles are Jess on Gilmore Girls and Peter Petrelli on Heroes.
Anthony is the middle name of singer Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
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.
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.
I like this name but I'm not keen on the shortened form 'Tony'.
Anthony Rapp is a broadway actor/singer. He played Mark Cohen in RENT.
Anthony Goldstein, a minor character from the Harry Potter book series. He is a Prefect from the Ravenclaw House.
'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.
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.
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.
Susan B. Anthony was a legendary civil rights leader.
Another famous bearer of the name is Anthony 'Tony' Soprano, the central characters of the successful TV show 'The Sopranos', played by James Gandolfini.
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".
Famous bearer: Anthony Callea, Australian singer.
Anthony is Tony Hawk's first name.
Famous bearer: Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I think Anthony Hopkins is a better example, you don't want to put people off using the name!
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.
From the ancient Greek name Anthonios, king of Achaia.

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