- I am fond of this name both for the Willa Cather novel, "My Antonia," and for the name in its own right. I find it very dignified and strong, yet it also has a wealth of nicknames for those who like shorter, less formal monikers which can help zoom in on the bearer's personality: Toni, Tonia, Ann, Anna, Annie, Nia, Nina.
- Antonia - A beautiful, unusual yet not to out of the ordinary. Has plenty of great nicknames (Ann, Toni)
- I think this is a very underused but beautiful traditional Italian name
- Antonia Rochelle: old names, but beautiful together. Definitely different
This is a feminine form of the Latin name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The form Antonía /ANN toe nee a/ was used for the eponymous Bohemian immigrant pioneer by the author Willa Cather for her novel My Ántonia.
See Also: Anthony
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