Anton (given name)

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Gender male
Word/name Antonius

Anton is a common given name throughout Europe. Like the English name Anthony, it is descended from the Roman name Antonius.


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Anton, mythological son of Hercules created by Mark Antony, and from whom he claimed descent
  • Anton, aka Tony, former co-leader of the gang, the Jets, from West Side Story
  • Anton O'Neill, title role of feature film Anton, directed by Graham Cantwell
  • Anton, fictional geneticist, credited with discovering Anton's Key, in the Ender's Game series of books by Orson Scott Card
  • Anton Chigurh, antagonist in the Cormac McCarthy novel No Country for Old Men and the 2007 movie of the same title
  • Anton Phibes, murderous organist in two cult movies starring Vincent Price
  • Anton Steenwijk, protagonist in the Harry Mulisch novel The Assault
  • Anton Jackson, a homeless person portrayed by Damon Wayans in the American comedy sketch show In Living Color
  • Anton Ego, food critic in the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille
  • Anton Gorodetsky, hero and narrator of most of the Watch novels by Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Anton Herzen, supposed vampire in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box who lived in Herzen Castle
  • Anton Tobias, main character in the horror comedy film Idle Hands, played by actor Devon Sawa
  • Anton Hofmiller, main character in the book Beware of Pity, written by Stefan Zweig
  • Anton Vanko, name of two Marvel Comics characters: Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash
  • Anton Zeck, a master thief hired to steal Shredder's helmet in TMNT 2012.
  • Anton Krieg, a German black market kingpin in Wolfenstein 2009
  • Frederick Anton Reiker, male protagonist in the book Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene.

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