Anthony - Meaning of Anthony

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[ 3 syll. an-(t)ho-ny, ant-h-ony ] The baby girl name Anthony is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as AENTahN-iy- or AEN-THahN-iy- †. Anthony's language of origin is Old Greek. The meaning of Anthony is 'flourishing'. See Anthony for more information.

See also the related categories, greek and flourishing.

Anthony is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1987 with 0.011% of baby girls being named Anthony. It was #817 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. Among all girl names in its family, Anthony was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018. In the last century Anthony has primarily been a boy name. In 1988, 127 times more boys than girls were given the name Anthony.

Baby names that sound like Anthony include Amandine, Antonee, Antoney, Antoni, Antonia, Antonie, Antonine, Aanandini, Amodini, Antonina, Anunciación, Indiana, Anandamayi, Andeane, Ondene, Ondin, Ondyne, Undeen, Undene, and Undine.

† English pronunciation for Anthony: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)"

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