Anthony

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1.4m
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anthony

"Anthony" is a name 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)
Wiktionary

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 Named Anthony

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 was born on July 23rd, 1936.

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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 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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 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 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 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 is an actress and model. Lysette was given the name Lysette Chodzko on September 26th, 1963 in Marylebone, London, England.

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How popular is the baby name Anthony in the U.S.?

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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 5,260 23 5,237 #40 boy name
1922 5,116 24 5,092 #39 boy name
1923 5,143 26 5,117 #39 boy name
1924 5,214 20 5,194 #39 boy name
1925 5,066 25 5,041 #39 boy name
1926 5,093 34 5,059 #42 boy name
1927 4,950 31 4,919 #43 boy name
1928 4,750 32 4,718 #44 boy name
1929 4,779 48 4,731 #44 boy name
1930 4,708 30 4,678 #44 boy name
1931 4,340 39 4,301 #46 boy name
1932 4,256 34 4,222 #45 boy name
1933 4,000 26 3,974 #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 4,704 16 4,688 #46 boy name
1939 4,636 27 4,609 #47 boy name
1940 4,786 19 4,767 #46 boy name
1941 5,254 19 5,235 #46 boy name
1942 6,234 23 6,211 #44 boy name
1943 6,224 22 6,202 #44 boy name
1944 5,618 14 5,604 #46 boy name
1945 5,696 10 5,686 #46 boy name
1946 6,798 25 6,773 #44 boy name
1947 8,039 24 8,015 #41 boy name
1948 7,903 23 7,880 #41 boy name
1949 8,470 20 8,450 #36 boy name
1950 8,645 23 8,622 #36 boy name
1951 9,887 32 9,855 #34 boy name
1952 11,233 44 11,189 #34 boy name
1953 11,725 35 11,690 #32 boy name
1954 13,199 58 13,141 #32 boy name
1955 14,217 57 14,160 #31 boy name
1956 15,618 67 15,551 #30 boy name
1957 17,104 66 17,038 #27 boy name
1958 17,512 82 17,430 #27 boy name
1959 18,034 83 17,951 #26 boy name
1960 19,604 97 19,507 #25 boy name
1961 20,310 122 20,188 #25 boy name
1962 20,213 104 20,109 #24 boy name
1963 20,359 111 20,248 #22 boy name
1964 20,258 120 20,138 #21 boy name
1965 20,451 112 20,339 #22 boy name
1966 20,799 172 20,627 #22 boy name
1967 21,045 157 20,888 #21 boy name
1968 20,377 137 20,240 #21 boy name
1969 21,065 158 20,907 #20 boy name
1970 21,330 143 21,187 #22 boy name
1971 19,367 138 19,229 #23 boy name
1972 17,597 134 17,463 #22 boy name
1973 16,561 145 16,416 #21 boy name
1974 16,521 125 16,396 #21 boy name
1975 16,636 137 16,499 #21 boy name
1976 16,759 140 16,619 #22 boy name
1977 16,946 146 16,800 #21 boy name
1978 16,965 150 16,815 #20 boy name
1979 17,681 154 17,527 #21 boy name
1980 17,780 161 17,619 #24 boy name
1981 18,705 132 18,573 #23 boy name
1982 19,781 135 19,646 #22 boy name
1983 19,994 164 19,830 #22 boy name
1984 21,116 158 20,958 #21 boy name
1985 22,284 199 22,085 #20 boy name
1986 22,145 197 21,948 #19 boy name
1987 23,328 213 23,115 #17 boy name
1988 23,807 178 23,629 #18 boy name
1989 24,543 125 24,418 #16 boy name
1990 25,174 100 25,074 #15 boy name
1991 24,526 87 24,439 #18 boy name
1992 23,245 81 23,164 #19 boy name
1993 21,878 94 21,784 #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 20,069 41 20,028 #18 boy name
1998 19,681 51 19,630 #19 boy name
1999 19,525 55 19,470 #18 boy name
2000 19,699 52 19,647 #17 boy name
2001 19,769 40 19,729 #11 boy name
2002 19,625 45 19,580 #12 boy name
2003 20,180 38 20,142 #10 boy name
2004 19,657 55 19,602 #11 boy name
2005 19,401 27 19,374 #8 boy name
2006 19,426 26 19,400 #9 boy name
2007 19,650 29 19,621 #7 boy name
2008 18,415 28 18,387 #7 boy name
2009 16,325 26 16,299 #11 boy name
2010 15,509 27 15,482 #10 boy name
2011 14,284 24 14,260 #11 boy name
2012 13,201 15 13,186 #15 boy name
2013 12,264 15 12,249 #19 boy name
2014 11,572 18 11,554 #21 boy name
2015 10,608 12 10,596 #25 boy name
2016 9,826 11 9,815 #30 boy 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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Fun Facts about the name Anthony

  • How Popular is the name Anthony? Anthony is the 21st most popular name of all time. In 2016 Anthony was the 30th most popular name. As a last name Anthony was the 618th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anthony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,430,880 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 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anthony ranks 20th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 594 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1989.
  • 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 Ntnohya. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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