Anthony derives from Antonius, an old Roman family name that boasts Marc Antony as a member. There are many achievers named Anthony, plus no fewer than half a dozen saints who bear the name, including Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Italy, and Saint Anthony the Great. Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest living actors. Anthonys even work hard when they’re part of the mob, proved by Tony Soprano as the patriarch and protagonist of HBO’s fictional series The Sopranos.
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