Antoinette Name Meaning & Origin
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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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
Toni, Netta, Ann, Nettie
- Meanings and history of the name Antoinette
- Famous real-life people named Antoinette
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI
- Antoinette in song, story & screen
Dramatic and beautiful main character in Jean Rhys's retelling of Jane Eyre: Wide Sargasso Sea