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Anthony or Antony is a masculine given name, derived from the Antonii, a gens ( Roman syndicate mention ) to which Mark Antony ( Marcus Antonius ) belonged. According to Plutarch, the Antonii gens were Heracleidae, being descendants of Anton, a son of Heracles. [ 2 ] Anthony is an english name that is in use throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, the british Isles, Guyana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Nigeria. [ 3 ] “ anthony ” is equivalent to Antonio in italian, spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Maltese ; António or Antônio in Portuguese ; 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 “ timbre ” or “ Ant ” or “ Anth ” or “ Anton ” ). Its use as a christian name was due to the fear of St Anthony the Great, the founder of christian monasticism, particularly in Egypt. besides significant was the subsequently cult of St Antony of Padua. The spell with “ heat content ” is not found until the sixteenth century when William Camden claimed that the name derived from the greek ἄνθος ( anthos, flower or possibly a small scandalmongering boo such as a wagtail ). The spelling pronunciation former became common in the United States but not in the british Isles. [ 4 ] In the United States, it is the 41st most democratic male name as of 2020, according to the Social Security Administration. [ 5 ] [ needs update ] When the backdrop 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 democratic male mention and was still a high as 14th in 1964. [ 6 ]

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The name was historically spelled Antony, as used in William Shakespeare ‘s play Antony and Cleopatra. In the seventeenth century, the letter “ heat content ” was inserted into the spell on the impression that the appoint derived from the greek word ἄνθος ( anthos ), meaning “ flower ”. [ 7 ] In Britain, the diachronic pronunciation predominates for both spellings, while in the United States the spelling pronunciation is more common when the “ Anthony ” spell is used. [ 8 ]

Translations and variants [edit ]

  • Albanian: Andon (standard Albanian and Tosk Albanian dialect), Ndue (Gheg Albanian dialect), Anton
  • Arabic: أنتوني, انطوان، انطون، طانيوس، مطانيوس
  • Basque: Andoni, Antton
  • Belarusian: Антось (Antoś), Энтані (Entani)
  • Bengali: এন্থনি (Ēnthoni), আন্তোনিও (Āntōni’ō)
  • Bulgarian: Anton, Antoan, Andon, Doncho
  • Catalan: Antoni, Toni
  • Chinese: 安东尼 (simplified), 安東尼 (traditional) (Mandarin: Āndōngní, Cantonese: Ōndūngnèih)
  • Croatian: Anton, Antonijo, Antonio, Antun, Ante, Anto, Tonči, Tonći, Toni
  • Czech: Antonín, Antek, Tonik, Tonda
  • Dalmatian: Tuone
  • Danish: Anton, Anthon
  • Dutch: Anton, Antoon, Antonie, Antonius, Teun, Teunis, Theun, Theunis, Ton, Toon
  • Esperanto: Antono, Anĉjo
  • Estonian: Anton, Tõnis, Tõnu, Tõnn
  • Filipino: Antonio, Antón, Onyo, Onying, Ton, Tonton, Tonio, Tonyo, Tunyíng
  • Finnish: Anton, Anttoni, Antton, Antto, Toni
  • French: Antoine, Antonin
  • Galician: Antón
  • German: Anton, Toni
  • Greek: Αντώνιος (Antó̱nios), Αντώνης (Antonis), Andonios, Andonis
  • Gujarati: એન્થની (Ēnthanī)
  • Hawaiian: Anakoni, Akoni
  • Hebrew: אנטוני המלך, טוני
  • Hindi: एंथनी (Ēnthanī)
  • Hungarian: Antal, Tóni
  • Irish: Antaine, Antoine, Antóin
  • Italian: Antonio, Antonino, Antonello, Nino, Tonino, Tonio, Totò
  • Japanese: アンソニー (Ansonī)
  • Kannada: ಆಂಟನಿ (Āṇṭani)
  • Korean: 앤토니 (Anthony)
  • Latin: Antonius, Antoninus
  • Latvian: Antonijs, Antons
  • Lithuanian: Antanas
  • Macedonian: Anton, Antonij, Andon, Doncho
  • Marathi: अंन्थोनी (Annthōnī)
  • Malayalam: ആൻ്റണി (Antoni), അന്തോണി (Anthōṇī)
  • Mongolian: Антони (Antoni)
  • Nepali: एन्थोनी (Ēnthōnī)
  • Norwegian: Anton
  • Persian: آنتونی
  • Polish: Antoni, Antek, Antoś, Antonin, Tolek, Tonek
  • Portuguese: António (fem. Antónia), Antônio (fem. Antônia), and Antão, with diminutives Tó, Toino, Toni and Toninho.
  • Romanian: Anton
  • Russian: Антон (Anton)
  • Sami: Ante
  • Serbian: Антоније (Antonije), Анто (Anto)
  • Sheng: Anto, Toni
  • Slovak: Anton, Tóno, Tónko (diminutive)
  • Slovene: Anton, Tone
  • Spanish: Antonio, Antón, Toño (diminutive)
  • Swahili: Antoni, Antonio, Toni
  • Swedish: Anton, Ante
  • Sylheti: আন্তনি (Antoni)
  • Tamil: அந்தோணி (Antōṇi)
  • Telugu: ఆంథోనీ (Ānthōnī)
  • Thai: แอนโทนี่ (Xæ n tho nī̀)
  • Ukrainian: Ентоні (Entoni), Anton, Antin
  • Urdu: انتھونی

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

  • BehindTheName.com entry (also contains a list of versions of Anthony in other languages)

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