The name Antonia ranked 641st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 426th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
This name is based on the ancient Roman family name of Marc Antony, friend of Julius Caesar and paramour of Cleopatra. Some authorities believe that name ultimately originated among the ancient Etruscans.
Arts and Music
Antonia Brico (born 1902, died 1989)
Danish-American conductor. First woman to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Her life story was told in the 1975 documentary Portrait of Antonia (see list of Conductors)