Netta 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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- Comments and insights on the name Netta
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
My husband's grandmother was Netta Elizabeth was born in 1912 and she was named after her Aunt Netta Elizabeth born probably in 1880. We named our 2015 baby Netta Elizabeth. She is very sweet, happy and beautiful just like the name sounds.
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.
- Nicknames for Netta
"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".
With our baby Netta we insist that she be called Netta--No nick names. (Though I have slipped and called her Nettie a few times by accident.)
- Meanings and history of the name Netta
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).
In Arabic it means the drops of water found inside a rose in the early morning.
- Famous real-life people named Netta
Netta Westcott, actress
Netta Packer, actress
Netta Skog, musician
- Netta in song, story & screen
The first film released by Universal (1912) was entitled The Dawn of Netta