There are multiple origins and translations for the hugely popular name Anthony:
1. Latin name, comes from the Latin word anteo denotation - "one who anticipating/preventing". Antonia gens - was a patrician family at Ancient Rome.
2. Comes from the ancient Greek word (ἄνθος) [anthos] interpretation - "sprout; flower; blossom", or derived from the Greek root (ἀντί) [anti] - "against, instead; opposite".