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02-08-2013, 05:10 PM
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Interesting. I know that Finland is very close to Russia (I think they were part of it at one point, no?), do you know if there's some sort of Russian influence with the name?
I'd rather guess it's from German descent. Lots of Antons here in Austria and Germany. It's very common in Italy as well - Antonio.
Wikied it: Anton ist die Kurzform des lateinischen männlichen Vornamens Antonius.
"Anton is the short form of the latin male name "Antonius"".
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