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Antony is a Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian and Swedish given name that is a form of Anthony in use in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, India, Pakistan, England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Republic of Karelia, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Austria, eastern Switzerland, part of Serbia, part of Romania, Guyana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Nigeria.[1] As a surname it is derived from the Antonius root name.[2] People with this name include the following:

Given name[edit]


  • A. K. Antony (born 1940), Indian politician, former Defence Minister of India and three-time Chief Minister of the state of Kerala
  • Anto Antony (born 1956), Indian politician
  • Johny Antony (fl. 1991–present), Indian film director
  • P. J. Antony (1925–1979), Indian stage and film actor
  • Steve Antony, British children's author and illustrator

It is also the name of some places:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Antony". Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Last name: Antony". Retrieved November 6, 2019.