Netta: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Netta

Netta

Pronunciation: n/a

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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Netta is said to reach back to Roman origins, as in the Anthony/Antonius family.

Netta is said to be a nickname for Agnes in Scotland.

Though realizing that the name Netta is rare, I'd had no idea HOW rare. A name that only had 18 people per one million of that name, and that at it's "peak" of popularity in the 1880s - wow.

Personal experiences with the name Netta: | Edit

My grandmother's name was Netta - Netta Belle - and if living today she would be in her 120s. The couplet of her name, "Netta Belle" I always experienced as a very pretty and feminine one, and fitting for a very modest, sweetly old fashioned and feminine lady. She was tiny throughout her adult life, only weighing about 96 pounds although 5 ft. 4 in. tall, and she always dressed neatly, modestly and simply in dresses of her own making. She was quite a homemaker, and a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress and keeper of a clean and orderly house. I remember watching her churn cottage cheese and bake Sally Lund yeast breads. I remember her polishing the silver and washing the clothes in Fels Naptha. Even simple meals she served at a pretty table and everything tasted good. Back in those days half a century ago the smell of the coffee wafting up at breakfast time to the second floor where I was sleeping has never been matched to this day, even counting Starbucks or Seattle's Best. Netta Belle was to me almost a Disney's "Belle" decades earlier.

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"Nett" was the nickname that most of my grandmother's friends gave her, and she was called "Aunt Nett" as a term of respect and endearment by many. One of her oldest friends, since her girlhood, sometimes called her "Nettie".

Meanings and history of the name Netta: | Edit

Originating as a short form for Antoinette and other names ending in "-netta" or "-nette" this name was also given in its own right in 19th century America.

Netta is sometimes also used as a nickname for Agnes (particularly in Scotland).

Famous real-life people named Netta: | Edit

Netta Westcott, actress
Netta Packer, actress

Netta in song, story & screen: | Edit

The first film released by Universal (1912) was entitled The Dawn of Netta

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