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Antonius or Antoníus is a masculine given name of Etruscan origin[citation needed] from the root name Antōnius as well as a surname. Antonius is a Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Latin, Norwegian, and Swedish name used in Greenland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, part of the Republic of Karelia, Estonia, Belgium, Netherlands, Suriname, South Africa, Namibia, and Indonesia, while Antoníus is an Icelandic name used in Iceland.[1][2]

The nomen of the gens Antonia, one of the most important families in ancient Rome, with both patrician and plebeian branches. It is also the source of the English personal name Anthony, as well as a number of similar names in various European languages.

Marcus Antonius claimed that the gens was descended from Anton, a son of Hercules. Women of the family were called Antonia. The Antonii produced a number of important generals and politicians, some of whom are listed below. For other persons with this name, see Antonia (gens).

Other Antonii[edit]

Women of the gens[edit]

Other ancient people with the name Antonius[edit]

Latinized medieval and Renaissance name[edit]

Adopted name by Roman Catholic clergy[edit]

Modern given name[edit]

Antonius or Anthonius is a common given name in the Netherlands; in daily life, most people with this name use short forms like Antoine, Anton, Antoni(e), Antoon, Teun, Teunis, Theunis, Theuns, Toine, Ton, Tony, Toon and Twan.

Modern surname[edit]


  1. ^ "Antonius". Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Antoníus". Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd Ed. (1970).
  4. ^ Valerius Maximus, Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX 4.2.6
  5. ^ Cicero, Philippicae 2.38
  6. ^ Plutarch, Life of Antony 9