Anthony (given name)

Anthony (given name)

Infobox Given Name
gender = male
origin = Antonius

Anthony or Antony is a male given name, (ninth most popular male first name in the United States as of 2006), derived from "Antonius", a Roman family name. That name seems to have come originally from the Etruscan language, although no further information is known about this derivation. Its popularity as a Christian name largely stems from its association with St. Anthony the Great, the founder of Christian monasticism. The Greek word ανθος ("anthos"), meaning "flower" is incorrectly considered by some sources to be the meaning of the name [ [ Behind the Name - Anthony] , Behind The Name] ; others incorrectly claim it is from the ancient Greek name Anthonios, king of Achaia. In fact, "Anthony" is not spelled with a "th" in any language other than English. It is often shortened to "Tony" or "Tone"; or when the background is Sicilian, "Nino", shortened from "Antonino".

Famous people with this name

;In politics
* Tony Benn, veteran British left-wing politician
* Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister
* Anthony Eden, British politician

;In music
* Marc Anthony, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter who is popular for his salsa and Latino-style music
* Tony Blackplait, Estonian punk rock musician, lead singer of Vennaskond
* Anthony Burger, pianist
* Anthony Cruz, rapper known as AZ
* Anthony Hamilton (musician), R&B/soul/"neo-soul" singer and songwriter
* Anthony Henderson, rapper known as Krayzie Bone
* Tony Iommi, Lead guitarist from the british heavy metal group Black Sabbath.
* Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica
* Anthony Kiedis, lead singer and founding member of American funk rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch composer and rock musician has released his 1993 album "Pools Of Sorrow, Waves Of Joy" under his second name
* Anthony Morris, singer/songwriter guitarist Canadian solo artist under the name of "Taking Back April"
* Tony Rice, Bluegrass singer and guitarist
* Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter, known as early collaborator with The Beatles
* Tony Sunshine, R&B singer from the Bronx
* Anthony Field, aka the blue wiggles a member of the children's group The Wiggles.;In sports
* Tony Adams (American football)
* Tony Adams, English footballer
* Tony Baltazar, boxer
* Tony Batista , Dominican baseball player
* Tony Clark, baseball player
* Tony Conigliaro, baseball player
* Tony Gwynn, baseball player
* Tony Hawk, born Anthony Frank Hawk, Professional skateboarder
* Anthony Morelli, quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions
* Tony Parker, basketball player
* Tony Stewart, twice champion NASCAR driver
* Anthony Davidson, F1 driver
* Anthony Hamilton, F1 father of Lewis Hamilton, 2007 FIA F1 World Championship Runner-Up
* Anthony West, MotoGP rider
* Anthony Henry, NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys
* Anthony Sandoval, American long-distance runner
* Tony da Silva, France born Portuguese footballer
* Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver

;In media
* Anthony Ausgang, American painter and mixed media visual artist
* Tony Blackburn, British disc jockey, first DJ heard in BBC Radio 1 in 1967
* Tony Booth, British actor, father of Cherie Blair
* Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz), American actor
* Anthony Daniels, British actor best known for the role of C-3PO in all six Star Wars films
* Tony Danza, American actor and talk show host
* Anthony Edwards, American actor best known for the role of Dr. Mark Green on TV's ER
* Tony Hancock, British comedian and actor, known for playing a fictional character with the same name on radio and television in the 1950/60s
* Tony Hawks, British comedian and writer
* Anthony Stewart Head, British actor & singer, best known for the role of Rupert Giles in TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer
* Anthony Hopkins, British actor
* Anthony Horowitz, British author & scriptwriter
* Anthony Steven Kalloniatis, aka ANT an American-Greek openly gay comedian
* the Tony Award
* Anthony Montgomery, American actor best known in the role of Ensign Travis Mayweather on the television series
* Anthony Padilla, from "Smosh" on Youtube
* Anthony Quinn, a two-time Academy Award-winning Irish American and Mexican American actor.
* Tony Randall, American actor best known for his TV and movie roles roles, especially The Odd Couple
* Tony Robinson, British actor and TV presenter
* Tony Shalhoub, American television and film actor, lead role on Monk
* Anthony Trollope, Victorian Novelist
* Anthony Fedorko, artist / illustrator based in Los Angeles, California

Fictional people

* Tony Almeida, CTU Agent in 24.
* Toni Cipriani, the main Character on
* Anthony Daly, character in BBC's TV show Doctor Who
* Anthony Soprano, main character on the HBO hit show, The Sopranos. Portrayed by James Gandolfini
* Anthony Stark, the alter ego to the superhero Iron Man
* Tony Stonem, a main character in British dramedy "Skins"
* Anthony DiNozzo, the senior agent in NCIS
* Kreivi Antony DiMera, a criminal in Days of our Lives
* Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino in Scarface
* Tony Manero, played by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
* Tony Rydinger, character from the 2004 Pixar film, The Incredibles, who is Violet Parr's crush

ee also

; Disambiguation page for other meanings of Anthony

* Anthony

; Disambiguation pages for other spellings

* Anton
* Antoni
* Antonio
* Antonius
* Antony
* Antoine

; Disambiguation pages for this name in combination with others

* Mark Anthony
* Tony Lam
* Tony Leung

ee also

*Anthony (disambiguation)


External links

* [ entry] (also contains a list of versions of Anthony in other languages)

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