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The name Anthony has the following meaning:

Priceless. Also the name of a Roman clan. A safe but unadventurous choice.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby boy name, Anthony is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 12 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Anthony fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 10 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Anthony in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Anthony is pronounced as ant-thun-ee


Anthony originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Anthony and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Anthony: Boys - Atticus, Cassius, Corbin, Dexter, Fidel, Seneca, Silvio, Trent, Girls - Carla, Kiersten, Lucinda, Marina, Rosella, Venus, Both genders - Adria, Adrian, Amanda, Amy, Antonia, Arden


Popular Variants for the name Anthony: Andone (Spanish), Andoni, Anfernee, Antal, Anthany, Anthny, Anthoney, Anthoni, Anthonie, Antoine, Antonello (Eastern European), Antoni (Hungarian), Antonije, Antonio (French), Antony (English), Tola, Toncse (Basque), Tony (English), Tosia


Common nicknames for the name Anthony are: Tony, Tonio


We think the name Anthony should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Anthony to be: A tall, dark chap who is strong

In one word, you might describe Anthony as a(n) "strong" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Anthony (or its variants) are:

Marc Anthony, born on 16 September, a famous singer. Marc Anthony's background: A singer-songwriter born in United States, popular in Latin America for his salsa music and romantic ballads.

Anthony Michael Tony Bourdain, born on 25 June, a famous author. Anthony Michael Tony Bourdain's background: An American author and the 'Chef-at-Large' of Brasserie Les Halles, based in New York City with locations in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Bourdain is also host of the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure program, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Carmelo Kiyan Anthony, born on 29 May, a famous basketballer. Carmelo Kiyan Anthony's background: An American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a freshman in college, Anthony led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA championship in men's basketball. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NCAA Final Four and MVP of NCAA East Regional. He was also named the consensus national Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous choice as the Big East Conference Freshman of the Year.
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