[ 4 syll. an-to-nia, ant-on-ia ] The baby boy name Antonia is also used as a girl name, and more frequently so. It is pronounced in English as aeN-TOWN-iy-ah, in Dutch and German as aaN-TOW-Niy-aa, in Italian and Spanish as aaN-TOW-NYaa, or in Polish as aaN-TAON-Yaa †. The origin of Antonia is Latin. Antonia is a variant of the name Anthony (English).
Antonia is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1974 with 0.007% of baby boys being given the name Antonia. Its ranking then was #774. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is today of infrequent use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Antonia, Anthony was the most popular in 2018. Antonia has in the past century been predominantly given to girls. In 1979, girls named Antonia outnumbered boys by 3 times.
Baby names that sound like Antonia include Andonia, Anthonio, Antionah, Antoinio, Antonino, Antonio, Antonios, Antonius, Antonnio, Anandamaya, Anthanasios, Amidan, Amitan, Andeano, Andeeno, Andeino, Andieno, Andino, Andon, and Andoni.
† Pronunciation for Antonia: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"