Anton Name Meaning & Origin

Anton

Pronunciation: AN-tahn (key)

Origin of the name Anton:

Derived from the Latin Antonius, an old Roman family name of unknown etymology. “Priceless” and “of inestimable worth” are popular folk definitions of the name. Var: Anton, Antonio. Short: Toni, Tonio, Tony.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Antonin, Antony, Tony, Anthony, Antonio

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Nicknames for Anton

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Meanings and history of the name Anton

Anton is a solidly German name.

Famous real-life people named Anton

Anton Chekhov, Russian author and playwright
Anton Yelchin, American actor
Anton Forsberg, Swedish hockey player

Anton in song, story & screen

Anton Chigurh, the antagonist in Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country for Old Men, and the Coen brothers' film adaption (in which he was played by Javier Bardem)
Anton Yelchin played Quentin in the film Rudderless, Jacob in the film Like Crazy, Odd Thomas in the self titles film, Charlie Bartlett in the as long self titled film, and most notably as Ensign Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboots 2009-2016. Yelchin also started in Huff, Green Room, The Smurfs, Alpha Dog, and Hearts In Atlantis.
Anton "Tony", character in West Side Story
Anton Tobias, main character in the 1999 thriller film Idle Hands

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