definitely praiseworthy. From a Roman clan name. When you look at the 17th century, the spelling Anthony had been from the Greek anthos meaning flower.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male
masc. appropriate name, from Latin Antonius, title of a Roman gens (view Anthony).
Roman general under Julius Caesar into the Gallic wars; repudiated their partner for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were beaten by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
The 13th century saw the culmination of medieval preaching, especially in the rise of the two great mendicant orders of Francis and Dominic. Representative Franciscan names are Antony of Padua (d.