Pronounced AN thu NEE
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About the name Anthony

A variant on the Roman clan name Antonius, this name is probably of Etruscan origin. Its meaning is uncertain, but "of high worth" or "godly" or "praiseworthy" has been suggested. A descent from the Greek anthos, "flower", has been suggested, but there's no reason to believe there is anything Greek in this name.

In history and literature Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius) was a Roman general who loved Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, dramatized by Shakespeare in the play Antony and Cleopatra.
Saint Anthony is the patron saint of Swineherds, to whom one piglet from each litter was to be dedicated.
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Antone, Antony, Antonio, Antione, Antonia, Antonius, Anton, Andoni


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