Origin of the name ANTONIA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANTONIA.
A feminine form of Latin Antonius,
Italian and Spanish Antonio,
and English Antony
meaning "inestimable." Triumvir derived it from Antius
(strength), a son of Hercules. (History of Christian Names, Yonge,
1884). Usage: America, Bulgaria (Антония),
England, Greece (Αντωνία),
Italy, Portugal (Antónia), Spain.
Antonia Major, and Antonia
Minor, the elder and younger daughters of M. Antonius and Octavia. (A
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Smith, 1876)