A names, Etruscan, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Antony

Antony is a variant of Anthony which comes from Latin Antonius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning. Though there’s a very good possibility that it derives from Etruscan roots, several possible Greek and Latin meanings have been attributed to it though it’s possible that they are attempts at Greek and Latin loanwords, such as Greek possibly meaning “priceless one” , or Latin antius (chief, leader); or it could be related to the town of Antium in Latium, or Latin ante meaning “before”, perhaps referring to a premature child. The most famous bearer of the name, Mark Antony, claimed descent from Anton, a son of the Greek warrior and half-god Heracles, though it seems he made him up in an effort to make his genealogical line more impressive and ancient. In the 16th or 17th century England, the Anthony spelling came into being, from an incorrect belief that it originated from Greek anthos (flower) and it’s been a popular spelling ever since. Antony is also an English and Indian surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Etruscan

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Variants:

  • Anthony
  • Antonius (Ancient Roman)
  • Antonio (Spanish, Italian, Croatian)
  • Anton (German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian, Romanian, Estonian, Finnish)
  • Antoine
  • Antwan
  • Antonie
  • Antonis (Greek)
Female forms:
  • Antonia (Ancient Roman, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian)
  • Antoinette (French)
  • Antoinetta (English, Dutch)
  • Antonietta (Italian diminutive of Antonia)
  • Antonella (Italian diminutive of Antonia)
  • Antonija (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene)
  • Antoniya (Bulgarian)
  • Antónia (Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian)
  • Antônia (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Antonie (Czech)
  • Toini (Finnish)
  • Toinette (French)
  • Antía (Galician)

 

Male forms:

  • Anthony (English)
  • Antonius (Ancient Roman, Dutch)
  • Antoon (Dutch, Limburgish)
  • Antonie (Dutch, English)
  • Antonios (Greek)
  • Antonis (Greek)
  • Antonijo (Croatian)
  • Antun (Croatian)
  • Anton (German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian, Romanian, Estonian, Finnish)
  • Antoine (French)
  • Antonio (Spanish, Italian, Croatian)
  • Antwan (English)
  • Antton (Basque)
  • Andoni (Basque)
  • Andon (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Antoni (Polish, Catalan)
  • Antono (Esperanto)
  • Anttoni (Finnish)
  • Antón (Galician)
  • Akoni (Hawaiian)
  • Anakoni (Hawaiian)
  • Antal (Hungarian)
  • Antonello (Italian diminutive of Antonio)
  • Antanas (Lithuanian)
  • Antonij (Macedonian)
  • António (Portuguese)
  • Antônio (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Antoniu (Romanian)
  • Antonije (Serbian)

 

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