Annette: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Annette

Annette

Pronunciation: an-NEHT (key)

Origin of the name Annette:

French pet form of Anne (gracious, full of grace).

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Comments and insights on the name Annette: | Edit

Annette is a beautiful, classic name that is wildly underused. It is nice that it is long, formal and elegant, but has great nickname options. Annie is one of my favorite nicknames of all time.

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I never thought about Annette for a baby until I met an adorable little girl named Annette. It sounded so pretty and feminine but also cute and spunky. It suddenly felt fresh and not dated and I loved it. I'd say it is due for a comeback!

My name is Annette also and I can not understand how when I introduce myself after talking a minute people always say "it was nice meeting you ANITA". I hate this. My name is ANNETTE, not Anita or Ann, or Annie. I love my name. Just saying.

Nicknames for Annette: | Edit

Annie, Etta, Nett, Netsy

Meanings and history of the name Annette: | Edit

French diminutive of Anne, meaning 'Grace' in Hebrew.

Famous real-life people named Annette: | Edit

Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Sekrève of the Netherlands
Annette Abbott Adams, American attorney, Appellate Court Justice and 1st woman Asst. U.S. Attorney General.
Annette Bear-Crawford, Australian suffragist.
Annette Bening, American actress.
Annette Dytrt, German figure skater.
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, 19th century German author, and one of the most important German poets.
Annette Messager, artist
Annette Funicello, American singer and actress.
Annette Kellerman, Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star.
Annette O'Toole, American actress.
Annette Mills, English actress.
Annette is actress Sandra Bullock's middle name.

Annette in song, story & screen: | Edit

Reese Witherspoon's character in Cruel Intentions

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