Meaning and Origin of: Antonio

Meaning and Origin of Antonio

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Priceless
  • Greek : Flourishing

What does Antonio mean and stand for?

The name Antonio is of Greek origin and means "flourishing." It is the Spanish and Italian form of Antonius and has been popular in Italy since the 14th century, but it took until the 1950s and 1960s to become popular in Spain.

Syllables: 4

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from the personal name Antonio (see Anthony).

Famous people with this first name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Antonio has been steadily decreasing in popularity since falling out of the top 100 in 2008 and the top 150 in 2015. Despite the decline, Antonio has maintained a spot in the top 200 since 2000.

However, it is the 17th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Antonio was at its peak popularity in September 2019.

Antonio is a favorite of Shakespeare, appearing in no less than 5 of his plays. Antonio has also appearing in Batman (the first name of Bane), Chicago P.D., and The Vampire Diaries. Antonio has countless notable namesakes including, but not limited to rapper Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane, Antonio Salvatore "Tony" Danza, and various NFL players.

Where is it Popular?

Antonio was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Antonio

  • Ant
  • Nino
  • Toni
  • Tonio

Pairs well with these middle names