Name: Anthony

Origin and Meaning of the Name Anthony

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    (AN thun ee; AN tun ee)
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    Anthony is from the Roman family name Antonius. Commonly shortened to "Tony" in the English speaking world, Anthony is one of the most common male names in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.

    Saint Anthony the Great was the father of Christian monasticism, and is invoked against skin complaints (including "St Anthony's fire"). Saint Anthony of Padua is a Doctor of the Church, and is called upon to help locate lost items.

    Bearers include actors Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Head, author Anthony Burgess, Flemish 17th century artist Anthony van Dyck, Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and two British Prime Ministers - Anthony Eden and Anthony 'Tony' Blair.

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