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Baby Name Anton

Meaning of Anton - What does the name Anton means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: Scandinavian
Name Meaning: Scandinavian cognate of Anthony, which is derived from the Latin Antonius, an old Roman family name of uncertain origin. Anthony the Great (c. 251-c. 356), an Egyptian hermit and founder of Christian monasticism, was one of several saints of this name. The fame of Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), Dutch businessman and amateur scientist who pioneered microscopy and discovered protozoa and bacteria, led to the popularity of Anton as a given name
Origins: View this name in other origins - German, Rumanian, Russian, Scandinavian
More Info:Cognate: Antonius (Dutch).
Shortened forms: Teunis (Dutch); Tonjes, Tonnies (Frisian)
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