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The ANTHONY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 52,146 580 0.019 193
United States (1880 census) 10,006 604 0.02 200
Change since 1880 +42140 +24 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 1,947 837 0.012 119
United Kingdom 5,804 1085 0.013 126
Top States for ANTHONY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 3,984 273 0.032 324
Texas 3,846 679 0.018 184
California 3,637 908 0.011 107
Florida 3,003 682 0.019 188
New York 2,858 596 0.015 151
Top States for ANTHONY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 1,791 342 0.040 401
Washington DC 215 268 0.038 376
Mississippi 1,035 426 0.036 364
Pennsylvania 3,984 273 0.032 324
South Carolina 1,253 521 0.031 312


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ANTHONY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ANTHONY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ANTHONY in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ANTHONY by picking someone at random in Louisiana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ANTHONY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ANTHONY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ANTHONY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ANTHONY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 959 1.84
Asian/Pacific 574 1.1
Native American/Alaskan 323 0.62
White (Caucasian) 33,076 63.43
Black/African American 15,868 30.43
White (Hispanic) 1,351 2.59

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ANTHONY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ANTHONY in historical publications

(origin: Greek.) From ??, a flower; flourishing, beautiful, graceful.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ANTHONY. The personal name ; also a parish in Cornwall. Places called St. Antoine and Antoigni occur in Nonuandy.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ANTHONY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANTHONY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ANTHONY

The following words are slight variants of ANTHONY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.