Antoinette: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Antoinette

Antoinette

Pronunciation: an-twah-NEHT (key)

Origin of the name Antoinette:

Feminine diminutive form of Antoine, the French cognate of Anthony, which is from the Latin Antonius, an old Roman family name of unknown etymology.

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Related Names:

Ann, Antonieta, Netta, Toni

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I know a woman named Antoinette Feliz and she is absolutely gorgeous. She is 100% Italian and is a wonderful spirt. I asked her if she liked her name and she does. She mentioned that she likes to go by her full name but she does not mind being called 'Toni.' I had an Antoinette in my school, but I Never knew her name until it was printed in the senior yearbook: she always went by 'Toni' -she was Italian also. My mom has a patient named Antoinette Tomorrow who is 93 years old. It is an old, old name. My great-great aunt's name was Antoinette-she had 13 other siblings including my great grandmother; Viola, and Tootsie haha (Italian descent) I love it a lot. I am thinking about naming my girl this.

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Nicknames for Antoinette: | Edit

Toni, Netta, Ann, Nettie

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Famous real-life people named Antoinette: | Edit

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI

Antoinette in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dramatic and beautiful main character in Jean Rhys's retelling of Jane Eyre: Wide Sargasso Sea

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