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Definitions for anthony
ˈæn tə ni, -θə- for 1,2 ; ˈæn θə ni for 3an·tho·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antony, Anthony, Mark Antony, Mark Anthony, Antonius, Marcus Antoniusnoun

    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)

  2. Anthony, Susan Anthony, Susan B. Anthony, Susan Brownell Anthonynoun

    United States suffragist (1820-1906)


  1. Anthonynoun

    A male given name from Latin, in regular use since the Middle Ages.

    "...Think you've got the best name I've heard," she was saying. - - "Anthony Patch. Only you ought to look sort of like a horse, with a long narrow face - and you ought to be in tatters." "That's the Patch part though. How should Anthony look?" "You look like Anthony," she assured him seriously - he thought she had scarcely seen him - "rather majestic," she continued, " and solemn."

  2. Anthonynoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Anthonynoun

    A city, the county seat of Harper County, Kansas, United States.

  4. Anthonynoun

    A city in New Mexico

  5. Anthonynoun

    A town in Texas

  6. Etymology: From Latin Antōnius, name of a Roman gens (with excrescent -h- suggested by an unetymological association with Ancient Greek ἄνθος (ánthos, " flower")). The Roman clan name is of uncertain etymology, but is not Greek or Hebrew; most likely of Etruscan origin, possibly derived from Ani, the Etruscan god of the sky.


  1. Anthony

    Anthony or Antony is a masculine given name, derived from the Antonii, a gens (Roman family name) to which Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) belonged. According to Plutarch, the Antonii gens were Heracleidae, being descendants of Anton, a son of Heracles. Anthony is an English name that is in use in many countries. It has been among the top 100 most popular male baby names in the United States since the late 19th century and has been among the top 100 male baby names between 1998 and 2018 in many countries including Canada, Australia, England, Ireland and Scotland.Equivalents include Antonio in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Maltese; Αντώνιος in Greek; António or Antônio in Portuguese; Antoni in Catalan, Polish, and Slovene; Anton in Dutch, Galician, German, Icelandic, Romanian, Russian, and Scandinavian languages; Antoine in French; Antal in Hungarian; and Antun or Ante in Croatian. The usual abbreviated form is Tony (sometimes "Tone", "Ant", "Anth" or "Anton"). Its use as a Christian name was due to the veneration of St. Anthony the Great, the founder of Christian monasticism, particularly in Egypt. Also significant was the later cult of St. Anthony of Padua. In the United States, it is the 43rd most popular male name as of 2021, according to the Social Security Administration. When the background is Italian, Nino or Toni, shortened from Antonino, are used. Its popularity in the United Kingdom peaked during the 1940s; in 1944 it was the sixth most popular male name and was still as high as 14th in 1964.


  1. anthony

    Anthony is typically a male given name that is derived from the Latin Antonius, meaning "priceless one" or "worthy of admiration or praise". The name is widely used in many cultures and languages. It can also be a surname in certain cultures. Famous bearers include Roman military and political leader Mark Antony, British actor Anthony Hopkins, and U.S. women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Anthony is ranked #618 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Anthony surname appeared 55,114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 19 would have the surname Anthony.

    59.8% or 32,969 total occurrences were White.
    31.9% or 17,598 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 2,105 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 1,262 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 843 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 342 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anthony' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4006

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anthony' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3840

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anthony in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anthony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of anthony in a Sentence

  1. Mary White:

    Anthony's relationship with Evan Benn is a true revelation of Anthony Bourdain character. Anthony Bourdain friendship with Evan Benn was amazing. Anthony Bourdain was Anthony Bourdain and a very good friend. Anthony Bourdain generosity and spirit will truly be missed.

  2. Rob McCracken:

    Anthony and I have always been close since we met. I know what he went through and how it helped get to where he is today. With all of this I will strive to get the best out of Anthony and I will always be there for him

  3. Anthony Girit:

    Your beauty puts me in such grace that I cannot move, like a dead rabbit to a roman hunter. - Anthony "Kubilay" Girit

  4. Chicago Tribune:

    When the police arrived, Anthony Prate was taken into custody and is currently being held in CookCounty Jail without bond. Daniels grisly death has put the spotlight back on the bizarre events leading up to the death of Anthony Prate first wife, Bridget Prate, who died in 2011. CHICAGO TODDLER UNHURT AS FATHER AND ANOTHER MAN DIE IN GUNFIRE EXCHANGE In that incident, Anthony Prate claimed Anthony Prate overheard Anthony Prate wife talking to another man and said they were plotting to kill Anthony Prate. Anthony Prate dialed 911 and demanded that both Anthony Prate wife of nearly 20 years and the man she was talking to be arrested. When authorities arrived, Bridget Prate told them it had all been a big misunderstanding and the officers left. Anthony Prate was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23 death of Anthony Prate girlfriend Malgorzata Daniel, a 48-year-old nurse who authorities said was stabbed 30 times in her home. ( Cook County Jail) Less than a week later, she was dead. Police found Bridgets crumpled body under the dashboard of a car that crashed while Prate was driving. Anthony Prate told the police that Anthony Prate wife had unbuckled Bridget Prate seat belt to look for Bridget Prate purse and a water bottle just seconds before Anthony Prate lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the center line, and hit an oncoming car and a tree before coming to a stop. When paramedics arrived, three bystanders had surrounded the car while Anthony Prate attempted to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Anthony Prate wife. Bridget Prate didnt have a pulse and Bridget Prate wasnt breathing. One of the bystanders said Anthony Prate, who had suffered only minor injuries, looked frantic and shocked.

  5. Karen Dawn:

    Number one : Stay home if Anthony Fauci're sick. It's really, really dangerous ; other people may get sick. If Anthony Fauci're immunocompromised or if Anthony Fauci have a weakened immune system, if Anthony Fauci have any chronic diseases -- heart disease ; any of the respiratory diseases including asthma, emphysema, COPD ; diabetes -- stay home. If Anthony Fauci are obese, stay home. If Anthony Fauci're over 65, please stay home, if you do go, please wear a mask, physically distance yourself at least six feet from other people -- I know that's really hard to do -- and don't shout. And then once you leave the rally, quarantine yourself for two weeks.

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