Anthony Name Meaning

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Fact: Anthony has never fallen off the top 100 names ever since 1883.

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A Deep Dive

Anthony Overview

Meaning

Priceless one, praiseworthy

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Roman family name “Antonius.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈænθəni/

Popularity

Consistently popular in many countries, particularly in the US and UK, often ranking in the top 50.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Classic, Vintage, Traditional, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, charismatic, reliable, determined

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Significant in Christianity due to Saint Anthony the Great and Saint Anthony of Padua.

Name Day

January 17th
A Deep Dive

Anthony Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Antonius, Antony, Antonio, Antoine, Anton, Antonin, Anthon, Antanas, Antal, Antoni

Common Nicknames

Tony, Ant, Tonio, Nino, Toni

Diminutives

Ant, Ton, Ani, To, Nio

Famous People

  • Anthony Hopkins
    (Welsh Actor)
  • Anthony Bourdain
    (American Chef)
  • Anthony Joshua
    (British Boxer)
  • Anthony Martial
    (French Footballer)
  • Anthony Fauci
    (American Immunologist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Anthony"
    (2020, Movie)
  • Anthony Marston
    ("And Then There Were None," Novel)

Places

  • Anthony City
    (Kansas, USA)
  • Anthony Lagoon
    (Northern Territory, Australia)
  • Anthony River
    (Tasmania, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Anthony?

The name Anthony is traditionally believed to mean “priceless one” or “praiseworthy.” This name is often associated with qualities of high value and esteem.

What Is the Origin of The Name Anthony?

The name Anthony has Latin origins. The name became popular in Christian Europe due to Saint Anthony the Great, a 3rd-century Christian monk who is considered the father of monasticism.

Another influential figure was Saint Anthony of Padua, a 13th-century Portuguese Catholic priest and friar known for his powerful preaching and devotion to the poor.

Anthony Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Anthony in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#432021#442022#462023
Top 3 Rankings#72007#72008#82005

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Anthony

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202346
(-2 from 2022)
6237
(-351 from 2022)
0.34061
202244
(-1 from 2021)
6588
(-193 from 2021)
0.35174
202143
(-2 from 2020)
6781
(-245 from 2020)
0.36192
202041
(-3 from 2019)
7026
(-689 from 2019)
0.37985
201938
No change from 2018
7715
(-326 from 2018)
0.40145
201838
(-5 from 2017)
8041
(-827 from 2017)
0.41369
201733
(-3 from 2016)
8868
(-1025 from 2016)
0.44808
201630
(-5 from 2015)
9893
(-763 from 2015)
0.48839
201525
(-4 from 2014)
10656
(-950 from 2014)
0.52122
201421
(-2 from 2013)
11606
(-685 from 2013)
0.56636
201319
(-4 from 2012)
12291
(-933 from 2012)
0.60825
201215
(-4 from 2011)
13224
(-1061 from 2011)
0.65169
201111
(-1 from 2010)
14285
(-1220 from 2010)
0.70320
201010
(+1 from 2009)
15505
(-818 from 2009)
0.75472
200911
(-4 from 2008)
16323
(-2087 from 2008)
0.76962
20087
No change from 2007
18410
(-1226 from 2007)
0.84433
20077
(+2 from 2006)
19636
(+224 from 2006)
0.88647
20069
(-1 from 2005)
19412
(+28 from 2005)
0.88544
20058
(+3 from 2004)
19384
(-229 from 2004)
0.91119
200411
(-1 from 2003)
19613
(-536 from 2003)
0.92805
200310
(+2 from 2002)
20149
(+559 from 2002)
0.95895
200212
(-1 from 2001)
19590
(-147 from 2001)
0.94791
200111
(+6 from 2000)
19737
(+84 from 2000)
0.95421
200017
(+1 from 1999)
19653
(+183 from 1999)
0.94109
199918
(+1 from 1998)
19470
(-165 from 1998)
0.95488
199819
(-1 from 1997)
19635
(-397 from 1997)
0.96837
199718
(+1 from 1996)
20032
(-474 from 1996)
1.00271
199619
No change from 1995
20506
(+24 from 1995)
1.02339
199519
(-1 from 1994)
20482
(-1118 from 1994)
1.01831
199418
(+1 from 1993)
21600
(-186 from 1993)
1.05968
199319
No change from 1992
21786
(-1389 from 1992)
1.05475
199219
(-1 from 1991)
23175
(-1268 from 1991)
1.10401
199118
(-3 from 1990)
24443
(-642 from 1990)
1.15314
199015
(+1 from 1989)
25085
(+663 from 1989)
1.16564
198916
(+2 from 1988)
24422
(+782 from 1988)
1.16518
198818
(-1 from 1987)
23640
(+517 from 1987)
1.18066
198717
(+2 from 1986)
23123
(+1163 from 1986)
1.18567
198619
(+1 from 1985)
21960
(-135 from 1985)
1.14275
198520
(+1 from 1984)
22095
(+1135 from 1984)
1.14815
198421
(+1 from 1983)
20960
(+1128 from 1983)
1.11685
198322
(-1 from 1982)
19832
(+182 from 1982)
1.06418
198221
(+2 from 1981)
19650
(+1076 from 1981)
1.04124
198123
(+1 from 1980)
18574
(+964 from 1980)
0.99732
198024
(-3 from 1979)
17610
(+90 from 1979)
0.94945
197921
(-1 from 1978)
17520
(+714 from 1978)
0.97805
197820
(+1 from 1977)
16806
(+1 from 1977)
0.98361
197721
(+1 from 1976)
16805
(+200 from 1976)
0.98312
197622
(-1 from 1975)
16605
(+119 from 1975)
1.01710
197521
No change from 1974
16486
(+96 from 1974)
1.01615
197421
No change from 1973
16390
(-28 from 1973)
1.00537
197321
(+1 from 1972)
16418
(-1042 from 1972)
1.01745
197222
(+1 from 1971)
17460
(-1765 from 1971)
1.04298
197123
(-1 from 1970)
19225
(-1953 from 1970)
1.05756
197022
(-2 from 1969)
21178
(+271 from 1969)
1.11184
196920
(+1 from 1968)
20907
(+679 from 1968)
1.14298
196821
No change from 1967
20228
(-653 from 1967)
1.13932
196721
(+1 from 1966)
20881
(+254 from 1966)
1.17347
196622
No change from 1965
20627
(+298 from 1965)
1.13483
196522
(-1 from 1964)
20329
(+202 from 1964)
1.07300
196421
(+1 from 1963)
20127
(-115 from 1963)
0.99293
196322
(+2 from 1962)
20242
(+142 from 1962)
0.98042
196224
(+1 from 1961)
20100
(-106 from 1961)
0.95637
196125
No change from 1960
20206
(+708 from 1960)
0.93677
196025
(+1 from 1959)
19498
(+1536 from 1959)
0.90045
195926
(+1 from 1958)
17962
(+530 from 1958)
0.82909
195827
No change from 1957
17432
(+375 from 1957)
0.80896
195727
(+3 from 1956)
17057
(+1495 from 1956)
0.77925
195630
(+1 from 1955)
15562
(+1389 from 1955)
0.72509
195531
(+1 from 1954)
14173
(+1049 from 1954)
0.67805
195432
No change from 1953
13124
(+1429 from 1953)
0.63427
195332
(+2 from 1952)
11695
(+513 from 1952)
0.58410
195234
No change from 1951
11182
(+1341 from 1951)
0.56667
195134
(+2 from 1950)
9841
(+1228 from 1950)
0.51478
195036
No change from 1949
8613
(+161 from 1949)
0.47355
194936
(+5 from 1948)
8452
(+573 from 1948)
0.46903
194841
No change from 1947
7879
(-135 from 1947)
0.44196
194741
(+3 from 1946)
8014
(+1242 from 1946)
0.43142
194644
(+2 from 1945)
6772
(+1086 from 1945)
0.41033
194546
No change from 1944
5686
(+82 from 1944)
0.41460
194446
(-2 from 1943)
5604
(-598 from 1943)
0.40341
194344
No change from 1942
6202
(-7 from 1942)
0.42637
194244
(+2 from 1941)
6209
(+970 from 1941)
0.44089
194146
No change from 1940
5239
(+470 from 1940)
0.41750
194046
(+2 from 1939)
4769
(+160 from 1939)
0.40205
193948
(-2 from 1938)
4609
(-80 from 1938)
0.40669
193846
(+1 from 1937)
4689
(+350 from 1937)
0.41259
193747
(+1 from 1936)
4339
(+361 from 1936)
0.39675
193648
(+4 from 1935)
3978
(+69 from 1935)
0.37377
193552
No change from 1934
3909
(+69 from 1934)
0.36547
193452
(-6 from 1933)
3840
(-134 from 1933)
0.36160
193346
(-1 from 1932)
3974
(-249 from 1932)
0.38953
193245
(+1 from 1931)
4223
(-86 from 1931)
0.39304
193146
(-2 from 1930)
4309
(-365 from 1930)
0.40279
193044
No change from 1929
4674
(-60 from 1929)
0.41381
192944
No change from 1928
4734
(+17 from 1928)
0.42741
192844
(-1 from 1927)
4717
(-202 from 1927)
0.41335
192743
(-1 from 1926)
4919
(-139 from 1926)
0.42335
192642
(-3 from 1925)
5058
(+17 from 1925)
0.44158
192539
No change from 1924
5041
(-150 from 1924)
0.43781
192439
No change from 1923
5191
(+70 from 1923)
0.44404
192339
No change from 1922
5121
(+30 from 1922)
0.45228
192239
(+1 from 1921)
5091
(-148 from 1921)
0.45245
192140
(+3 from 1920)
5239
(+295 from 1920)
0.46040
192043
(-2 from 1919)
4944
(+207 from 1919)
0.44914
191941
(-2 from 1918)
4737
(-431 from 1918)
0.46655
191839
(-1 from 1917)
5168
(+141 from 1917)
0.49282
191738
(-1 from 1916)
5027
(+278 from 1916)
0.52402
191637
(-1 from 1915)
4749
(+27 from 1915)
0.51438
191536
(+1 from 1914)
4722
(+1027 from 1914)
0.53603
191437
(+1 from 1913)
3695
(+914 from 1913)
0.54074
191338
(-1 from 1912)
2781
(+301 from 1912)
0.51860
191237
(-2 from 1911)
2480
(+1192 from 1911)
0.54933
191135
(+2 from 1910)
1288
(+308 from 1910)
0.53357
191037
(+3 from 1909)
980
(+222 from 1909)
0.46999
190940
(+1 from 1908)
758
(+68 from 1908)
0.42858
190841
(+5 from 1907)
690
(+97 from 1907)
0.41475
190746
(-2 from 1906)
593
(+51 from 1906)
0.37393
190644
(+4 from 1905)
542
(+52 from 1905)
0.37622
190548
(+8 from 1904)
490
(+68 from 1904)
0.34210
190456
(-2 from 1903)
422
(+23 from 1903)
0.30469
190354
No change from 1902
399
(-21 from 1902)
0.30853
190254
(+8 from 1901)
420
(+97 from 1901)
0.31638
190162
(+5 from 1900)
323
(-83 from 1900)
0.27943
190067
(-3 from 1899)
406
(+115 from 1899)
0.25043
189964
(+1 from 1898)
291
(-34 from 1898)
0.25262
189865
(+11 from 1897)
325
(+76 from 1897)
0.24603
189776
(-3 from 1896)
249
(-27 from 1896)
0.20420
189673
(+13 from 1895)
276
(+55 from 1895)
0.21384
189586
(-9 from 1894)
221
(-36 from 1894)
0.17451
189477
(+4 from 1893)
257
(+37 from 1893)
0.20578
189381
(-3 from 1892)
220
(-35 from 1892)
0.18176
189278
(+18 from 1891)
255
(+85 from 1891)
0.19399
189196
(-6 from 1890)
170
(-19 from 1890)
0.15559
189090
(-10 from 1889)
189
(-30 from 1889)
0.15789
188980
(+13 from 1888)
219
(+26 from 1888)
0.18398
188893
(+5 from 1887)
193
(+40 from 1887)
0.14857
188798
(-5 from 1886)
153
(-21 from 1886)
0.13997
188693
(+2 from 1885)
174
(+21 from 1885)
0.14617
188595
(-7 from 1884)
153
(-26 from 1884)
0.13196
188488
(+4 from 1883)
179
(+36 from 1883)
0.14584
188392
(+13 from 1882)
143
(+4 from 1882)
0.12714
1882105
(-5 from 1881)
139
(+11 from 1881)
0.11391
1881100
(+3 from 1880)
128
(-2 from 1880)
0.11822
1880103
First SSA data recorded
130
First SSA data recorded
0.10980

American States Popularity Rankings for Anthony

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

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California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#292021#272022#312023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#422021#382022#382023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#222021#212022#352023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#382021#392022#322023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#92021#122022#142023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#672021#502022#562023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#292021#292022#242023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#492021#522022#642023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#292021#172022#232023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#702021#702022#502023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#682021#632022#712023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#532021#872022#662023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#472021#502022#602023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#232021#272022#202023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#632021#802022#752023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#522021#552022#542023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#722021#672022#702023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#862021#882022#912023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1022021#852022#792023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#282021#442022#422023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#892021#1022022#972023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1002021#902022#702023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#602021#532022#682023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1032021#1012022#992023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#612021#642022#712023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#582021#722022#672023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#722021#1072022#872023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1072021#452022#852023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#712021#972022#532023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1122021#1242022#742023

Oregon (OR)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Kansas (KS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Nevada (NV)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Utah (UT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1672021#752022#502023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1232021#1162022#652023

Idaho (ID)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1582021#1282022#1142023

Alaska (AK)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Anthony in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#612020#692021#662022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#992021#812022#942023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#862018#972020#992021

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1212021#902022#1032023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1202021#1282022#1052023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1162007#1422008#1682009

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1482019#1222020#1342021

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1442012#1652013#1992014

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1922021#1472022#1692023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1532021#2172022#1822023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1642019#1662020#2022021

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#1892021

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1952021#3002022#2202023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#2332020#2322021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2972021#2952022#2682023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3072022#4012023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3082020#4142021#6022022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3602019#3862020#4562022

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#3952019#4182021#4042023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Anthony a Name for Boys or Girls?

Anthony is a common name for boys across various cultures and languages. In contemporary times, the name Anthony remains strongly associated with boys, particularly in English-speaking countries.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Anthony

Anthony in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Anthony Hopkins (Actor, born 1937): Welsh actor renowned for his role as Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs."
  • Anthony Bourdain (Chef, 1956-2018): American chef, author, and television personality known for his travel and food shows, particularly "Parts Unknown."
  • Anthony Joshua (Boxer, born 1989): British professional boxer and two-time unified heavyweight champion.
  • Anthony Martial (Footballer, born 1995): French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and the French national team.
  • Anthony (2020, Movie): A drama film about a young man navigating life and personal challenges.
  • Anthony Marston ("And Then There Were None," 1945, Novel): A character in Agatha Christie's mystery novel, known for his charming yet reckless personality.
  • Anthony (Kansas, USA): A small city known for its community events and historical significance in Harper County.
  • Anthony Lagoon (Northern Territory, Australia): A cattle station and lagoon offering unique natural scenery and wildlife experiences.
  • Anthony River (Tasmania, Australia): A river known for its picturesque landscapes and outdoor recreational activities.

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