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  1. A town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity

From Ancient Greek Ἀντιόχεια (Antiókheia), from Ἀντίοχος (Antíokhos). This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of the Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea, Apamea and Seleucia.

  1. the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern-day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey).
  2. A city in California.
  3. A village in Illinois.
  4. A ghost town in Nebraska.
  5. A village in Ohio.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch was a saint. He holds the title Bishop, martyr, and Church Father. Ignatius was born in 35 in Roman Syria. He passed away in 108.


Bohemond I of Antioch was a noble. He passed away on March 3rd, 1111.


Saint Margaret of Antioch was a saint. She holds the title Virgin-Martyr and Vanquisher of Demons. Saint was born in 289 in Antioch of Pisidia. She died in 304.


Saint Theophilus of Antioch was a saint. He holds the title ApologistandPatriarch of Antioch. He breathed his last breath in 181.


Constance of Antioch is royalty. She was most prominent from 1131 to 1160.


Bohemond II of Antioch is royalty.


Fun Facts about the name Antioch

  • How unique is the name Antioch? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Antioch was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Antioch: Your name in reverse order is Hcoitna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahtconi. How do you pronounce that?

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