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    is my name russian?

    hey im new here.

    i have russian ancestors (my great grandparents were russian) and im beginning to learn as we are visiting russia soon.

    i know there is a russian name antonina, and my name is antonia - is this also russian?

    thanks alot

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    I would say the name is russified, the original name is obviously anton or anthony, which comes from a roman family (example: roman general Mark Anthony (marcus anthonius)). Anthos means flower in roman.
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    This name - Antonina (also the male Anton) is popular in Russia. The diminutive is Tonya.
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    Gerty, she said her name was Antonia, not Antonina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    I would say the name is russified, the original name is obviously anton or anthony, which comes from a roman family (example: roman general Mark Anthony (marcus anthonius)). Anthos means flower in roman.
    Anthos (άνθος) means flower in Greek not Latin. I don't know if it is the same in Latin they have taken a lot of words for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Gerty, she said her name was Antonia, not Antonina.
    But I was talking about what?
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    [quote=Греческо]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":voub69vq
    I would say the name is russified, the original name is obviously anton or anthony, which comes from a roman family (example: roman general Mark Anthony (marcus anthonius)). Anthos means flower in roman.
    Anthos (άνθος) means flower in Greek not Latin. I don't know if it is the same in Latin they have taken a lot of words for us.[/quote:voub69vq]

    In Latin flower was "flos".
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    antonia is a greek name.
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