Anthony, Antony

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FOR REAL:Ever notice how in England, they pronounce this name Ant-ony, while in the USA, the TH is is pronounced, and it's ANTH ony? Originally, the name was Latin, and it was Antonius (probably from an unknown Etruscan word), which became Antony. Somewhere down the line, it got associated with the Greek word anthos, meaning "flower," and thus the (silent) TH was put in. Most baby name books still list it as meaning something like "flowering."

diminutives: Tony

related names: Antoinette, Antonia, Antoine, other forms