Origin : Latin

priceless one

The name Anthony is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "priceless one". Anthony, versatile and perennially popular, is comfortable anywhere, from the streets of Little Italy to mainline Philadelphia, though it seems to be in a downswing. It's been declining in popularity in recent years, but still charts highly. The name of the patron saint of Italy and of the poor, one of the best-loved saints of the Catholic church, Anthony still retains some of its Latinate charm, as does its nickname Tony. Anthony also has Shakespearean cred via "Anthony and Cleopatra" and several other plays -- often in the Italian Antonio form. In England, whether it's spelled Anthony or Antony, the name is often pronounced without the "h" -- just as it can be heard on the sidewalks of New York. Well-known bearers of the name include actors Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Quinn and Antonio Banderas; singers Tony Bennett and Anthony Kiedis; chef/author Anthony Bourdain; former British prime minister Tony Blair; and skateboarder Tony Hawk. Anthony's feminine form Antonia has more style value now.

Popularity of name Anthony over time

There are 1447915 people in the U.S. with the first name Anthony, this name was mostly popular in 1990 with popularity 25075 .

Anthony is used for both genders.

99.51 percent of people with the first name Anthony are man

0.49 percent of people with the first name Anthony are woman

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Most Famous People Named Anthony

American actor
Irish actor best known for his role as Scorpius Malfoy in the British play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
American chef and TV host
character in movie "The Invention of Lying"
character on TV's "NCIS"
English actor
Egyptian monk and Desert Father
titular character of the book "Lockwood & Co"
Mexican-American actor
Italian leader of the Counter Reformation
character in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
character in "Teasers & Pleasers: Short-Short Stories to Tickle Your Fancy in All the Right Places" by Liam Holt
American ice dancer
character in Marvel's Iron Man series
character in DC Universe
American comedian
son of Amy Pond & Rory Williams of TV's "Doctor Who"
skin disease also known as erysipelas
English novelist
character on British mini-series "And Then There Were None"
British prime minister
character in DC Universe
Portuguese Franciscan friar

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