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Anthony

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 130 0 130
1881 128 0 128 #100 boy name
1882 139 0 139
1883 143 0 143 #94 boy name
1884 179 0 179 #89 boy name
1885 153 0 153 #95 boy name
1886 174 0 174 #93 boy name
1887 153 0 153 #98 boy name
1888 193 0 193 #94 boy name
1889 219 0 219 #80 boy name
1890 189 0 189 #90 boy name
1891 170 0 170 #96 boy name
1892 255 0 255 #78 boy name
1893 220 0 220 #82 boy name
1894 257 0 257 #77 boy name
1895 221 0 221 #86 boy name
1896 281 5 276 #73 boy name
1897 249 0 249 #76 boy name
1898 325 0 325 #65 boy name
1899 291 0 291 #64 boy name
1900 406 0 406 #67 boy name
1901 328 5 323 #62 boy name
1902 420 0 420 #54 boy name
1903 399 0 399 #54 boy name
1904 422 0 422 #56 boy name
1905 490 0 490 #48 boy name
1906 542 0 542 #44 boy name
1907 593 0 593 #46 boy name
1908 690 0 690 #41 boy name
1909 758 0 758 #40 boy name
1910 986 6 980 #37 boy name
1911 1,295 7 1,288 #35 boy name
1912 2,488 8 2,480 #37 boy name
1913 2,789 8 2,781 #38 boy name
1914 3,709 14 3,695 #37 boy name
1915 4,746 24 4,722 #36 boy name
1916 4,765 16 4,749 #37 boy name
1917 5,046 19 5,027 #38 boy name
1918 5,187 19 5,168 #39 boy name
1919 4,761 24 4,737 #41 boy name
1920 4,979 32 4,947 #43 boy name
1921 5,261 23 5,238 #40 boy name
1922 5,116 24 5,092 #39 boy name
1923 5,142 26 5,116 #39 boy name
1924 5,215 20 5,195 #39 boy name
1925 5,063 25 5,038 #39 boy name
1926 5,095 34 5,061 #42 boy name
1927 4,952 31 4,921 #43 boy name
1928 4,747 32 4,715 #44 boy name
1929 4,778 48 4,730 #44 boy name
1930 4,707 30 4,677 #44 boy name
1931 4,339 39 4,300 #46 boy name
1932 4,258 34 4,224 #45 boy name
1933 3,998 26 3,972 #46 boy name
1934 3,856 17 3,839 #52 boy name
1935 3,933 25 3,908 #52 boy name
1936 3,994 16 3,978 #48 boy name
1937 4,358 24 4,334 #47 boy name
1938 4,703 16 4,687 #46 boy name
1939 4,637 27 4,610 #47 boy name
1940 4,788 20 4,768 #46 boy name
1941 5,255 19 5,236 #46 boy name
1942 6,235 24 6,211 #44 boy name
1943 6,225 22 6,203 #44 boy name
1944 5,618 14 5,604 #46 boy name
1945 5,696 10 5,686 #46 boy name
1946 6,799 25 6,774 #44 boy name
1947 8,039 24 8,015 #41 boy name
1948 7,902 23 7,879 #41 boy name
1949 8,470 20 8,450 #36 boy name
1950 8,651 24 8,627 #36 boy name
1951 9,877 31 9,846 #34 boy name
1952 11,236 44 11,192 #34 boy name
1953 11,725 35 11,690 #32 boy name
1954 13,193 58 13,135 #32 boy name
1955 14,215 57 14,158 #31 boy name
1956 15,622 67 15,555 #30 boy name
1957 17,099 66 17,033 #27 boy name
1958 17,516 82 17,434 #27 boy name
1959 18,035 83 17,952 #26 boy name
1960 19,605 97 19,508 #25 boy name
1961 20,314 122 20,192 #25 boy name
1962 20,211 104 20,107 #24 boy name
1963 20,359 111 20,248 #22 boy name
1964 20,261 120 20,141 #21 boy name
1965 20,447 111 20,336 #22 boy name
1966 20,802 173 20,629 #22 boy name
1967 21,044 156 20,888 #21 boy name
1968 20,376 137 20,239 #21 boy name
1969 21,062 158 20,904 #20 boy name
1970 21,332 143 21,189 #22 boy name
1971 19,367 138 19,229 #23 boy name
1972 17,594 134 17,460 #22 boy name
1973 16,563 145 16,418 #21 boy name
1974 16,519 124 16,395 #21 boy name
1975 16,637 137 16,500 #21 boy name
1976 16,758 140 16,618 #22 boy name
1977 16,945 146 16,799 #21 boy name
1978 16,964 150 16,814 #20 boy name
1979 17,683 154 17,529 #21 boy name
1980 17,776 161 17,615 #24 boy name
1981 18,705 132 18,573 #23 boy name
1982 19,780 135 19,645 #22 boy name
1983 19,991 164 19,827 #22 boy name
1984 21,109 158 20,951 #21 boy name
1985 22,281 199 22,082 #20 boy name
1986 22,148 197 21,951 #19 boy name
1987 23,328 213 23,115 #17 boy name
1988 23,804 178 23,626 #18 boy name
1989 24,544 125 24,419 #16 boy name
1990 25,174 100 25,074 #15 boy name
1991 24,527 87 24,440 #18 boy name
1992 23,243 81 23,162 #19 boy name
1993 21,880 94 21,786 #19 boy name
1994 21,689 90 21,599 #18 boy name
1995 20,567 87 20,480 #19 boy name
1996 20,568 67 20,501 #19 boy name
1997 20,068 41 20,027 #18 boy name
1998 19,678 51 19,627 #19 boy name
1999 19,524 55 19,469 #18 boy name
2000 19,699 52 19,647 #17 boy name
2001 19,768 40 19,728 #11 boy name
2002 19,624 45 19,579 #12 boy name
2003 20,180 38 20,142 #10 boy name
2004 19,652 55 19,597 #11 boy name
2005 19,394 27 19,367 #8 boy name
2006 19,421 26 19,395 #9 boy name
2007 19,643 29 19,614 #7 boy name
2008 18,410 28 18,382 #8 boy name
2009 16,316 25 16,291 #11 boy name
2010 15,502 27 15,475 #10 boy name
2011 14,274 24 14,250 #11 boy name
2012 13,188 15 13,173 #15 boy name
2013 12,249 15 12,234 #19 boy name
2014 11,556 18 11,538 #21 boy name
2015 10,575 11 10,564 #25 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Anthony

  • How many people with the first name Anthony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,420,894 babies born with the first name Anthony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anthony to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anthony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 130 new born babies.
  • When was Anthony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anthony is Sunday, November 23rd, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Anthony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anthony was in 1990 with a total of 25,074 babies. That's a lot of babies named Anthony!
  • Random Anthony Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anthony ranks 19th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 437 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Anthony: Your name in reverse order is Ynohtna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayohnnt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anthony? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 55,114 people with the last name Anthony.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anthony? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Anthony as their last name.

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Popularity of Anthony as a first name

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Popularity of Anthony as a last name

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Common last names for Anthony

  • Smith
  • Russo
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Marino
  • Thomas
  • Esposito
  • Romano
  • Martin
  • Davis
  • Bruno
  • Jackson
  • Caruso
  • Rossi
  • Rizzo
  • White
  • Giordano

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anthony U.S.
  White 59.82% 64.26%
  African American 31.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anthony

People with the last name Anthony are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Anthony" mean? The list below shows the origins of Anthony as well as things modernly associated with the name Anthony such as celebrities named Anthony.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Anthony

The name "Anthony" is of Latin origin, and it means "Of Unknown Meaning". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States suffragist (1820-1906)
  2. Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)

From Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- suggested by an unetymological association with Greek ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”)). The Roman clan name is of uncertain etymology, but is not Greek or Hebrew; most likely of Etruscan origin.

The reference to "Antonius"—swineherd patron and to pigs is especially noteworthy in Anthony from the "Online Etymology Dictionary":

"[...] St. Anthony (4c.), Egyptian hermit, patron saint of swineherds, to whom one of each litter was usually vowed, hence Anthony for "smallest pig of the litter (1660s; in condensed form tantony pig from 1590s)[...]"
  1. A male given name, in regular use since the Middle Ages.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A city in Kansas
  4. A city in New Mexico
  5. A town in Texas

Notable Persons With the Name Anthony

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner is a Member of the New York City Council, from the 48th district, and Member of theNew York City Council. He was most prominent from 1999 to 2011. Anthony was given the name Anthony David Weiner on September 4th, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Anthony Kennedy

Anthony Kennedy is an influential individual. Anthony was born on July 23rd, 1936.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins is an actor, composer, and painter. He has been prominent since 1960. Anthony was given the name Philip Anthony Hopkins on December 31st, 1937 in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales.

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Tony Blair

Tony Blair is a for Sedgefield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, Member of Parliament, forSedgefield, Leader . Tony was given the name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair on May 6th, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis is a funk rock, alternative rock, rap rock, and punk rock musician. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Anthony was born on November 1st, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Anthony is also known as Tony, Cole Dammett, Tony Flow, and Antoine the Swan.

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is a chef. Anthony was given the name Anthony Michael Bourdain on June 25th, 1956 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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  • Tony Robbins
    (life performance coach)
  • Anthony Martial
    (soccer player)
  • Anthony Perkins
    (actor)
  • Van Jones
    (activism)
  • Tony Bennett
    (singer)
  • Anthony Michael Hall
    (actor)
  • Anthony Mackie
    (actor)
  • Robbie Coltrane
    (actor)
  • Anthony Bennett
    (basketball player)
  • Anthony Davis
    (basketball player)
  • Tony Goldwyn
    (actor/director)
  • Anthony Quinn
    (actor)
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins
    (actor)
  • Anthony Pettis
    (important individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is a basketball player for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Carmelo was born on May 29th, 1984 in Brooklyn.

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Susan Brownell Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony was a famed individual. Susan was born Susan Brownell Anthony on February 15th, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, U.S. She passed away on March 13th, 1906.

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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony is an actor, singer, record producer, and television producer. He holds the title Tu Amor Me Hace Bien". He has been prominent since 1988. Marc was given the name Marco Antonio Muñiz on September 16th, 1968 in New York, New York, U.S.

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La La Anthony

La La Anthony is a television personality. She has been prominent since 1998. La was given the name Alani Nicole Vázquez on June 25th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. La is also known as La La".

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Gethin Anthony

Gethin Anthony is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Gethin was born on October 9th, 1983.

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Lysette Anthony

Lysette Anthony is an actress and model. Lysette was given the name Lysette Chodzko on September 26th, 1963 in Marylebone, London, England.

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What does the name Anthony mean?

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Tis for tender, loving nature.

His for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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