Anthony

Anthony - A popular male name



  Mar 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Anthony, meaning priceless one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #37. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Anthony and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Anthony? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Anthony. The baby boy name Anthony was given to 13,105 baby boys in 2012, ranking #15 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 125 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Anthony peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2007 on position 7.



Famous with this name

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Mackie


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Anthony is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Anthony is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #2 - and is the least popular in Vermont at position #136.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Anthony is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Anthony is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Anthony goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Anthony origin and meaning

Anthony is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means priceless one. To see famous people named Anthony, pop culture references for the name Anthony and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Anthony

We've found the following names that sound similar to Anthony, sorted by popularity.

Antonio / Antoine / Anton / Antwan / Antony / Antwon / Antione / Antone / Antonia / Antwain /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201215
201111
201010
200911
20087
20077
20069
20058
200411
200310
200212
200111
200017
199918
199819
199718
199619
199519
199418
199319
199219
199118
199015
198916
198818
198717
198619
198520
198422
198322
198221
198123
198024
197921
197820
197721
197622
197521
197421
197321
197222
197123
197022
196920
196821
196721
196622
196522
196421
196322
196224
196125
196025
195926
195827
195727
195630
195531
195432
195332
195234
195134
195036
194936
194841
194741
194644
194546
194446
194344
194244
194146
194046
193948
193846
193747
193648
193551
193453
193346
193245
193147
193044
192944
192844
192744
192642
192540
192440
192339
192239
192141
192043
191941
191839
191738
191638
191536
191437
191338
191238
191136
191037

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware2
New Jersey2
Nevada2
Arizona5
California7
Connecticut7
Rhode Island8
Illinois8
District of Columbia11
New York12
Florida13
Texas14
New Mexico18
Pennsylvania19
Massachusetts20
Oregon20
Ohio24
Washington26
Colorado27
Maryland28
Georgia29
Michigan31
Virginia31
North Carolina33
New Hampshire33
Oklahoma34
Maine37
Louisiana38
Indiana40
Wisconsin42
Kansas45
Kentucky45
South Carolina46
Arkansas48
Missouri49
Nebraska51
Tennessee53
Mississippi55
Idaho55
Alabama57
Iowa58
Minnesota62
South Dakota62
West Virginia64
Utah65
Hawaii70
Alaska70
Wyoming88
Montana93
North Dakota107
Vermont136

Even more about Anthony


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Anthony a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Anthony?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Anthony
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 125
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +13,105

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