[ 2 syll. an-ton, ant-on ] The baby boy name Anton is pronounced as AAN-TaoN in German or aaN-TOWN in Russian †. Anton is used predominantly in the Czech, German, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Ukrainian languages, and it is derived from Latin origins. The name has also been adopted by English speakers.
Anton is a variation (Czech, German, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Ukrainian) of the name Anthony (English).
Both the origin and meaning of Anton is inherited by all variant forms.
Other variants of Anton include the short forms Tone (English and Slavic), Toni (English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Slavic, and Spanish), and Tönjes (Frisian and German), and the pet forms Andy (English), Teun (Dutch), Ton (Dutch), and Toon (Dutch).
Anton is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1903, 0.043% of baby boys were given the name Anton. Its ranking then was #249. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Anton, Anthony was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Anton include Andeeno, Andon, Antain, Antaine, Antawn, Antem, Anthny, Anthoine, Anthone, Antin, Antoan, Antoine, Antoinne, Antonn, Antonne, Antton, Antun, Antuwain, Antuwaine, and Antuwayne.
† Pronunciation for Anton: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
A famous person named Anton is Anton Chekhov, Author, born 29 January 1860 - 2 July 1904, Taganrog, Russia.