Antoinette - Meaning of Antoinette
[ 3 syll. an-toi-net-te, ant-oine-tte ] The baby girl name Antoinette is pronounced aeNTWah-NEHT †. Antoinette is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English and French. The name is well-known from Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), the Queen of France during the French Revolution. She was famous for her beauty, intelligence, lavishness, and knowledge of the arts, but was also known for being oblivious to the state of the poor in her country. The name has been adopted by English speakers since the mid-19th century.
Antoinette is a form (English and French) of Antonia.
Antoinette is the feminine version of the French, Irish, Dutch, and English Antoine.
Antoinette has 22 forms. Forms of the name include Anta, Antanette, Antionette, Antoinella, Antoinet, Antoinetta, Antonella, Antonetta, Antonette, Antonice, Antonie, Antonieta, Antonietta, Antonina, Antonine, and Antonique. Other English variants include the contracted form Toinette (used in French as well), and the familiar forms Netta, Netti, Tonette (used in French as well), Toni (used in French, and Greek as well), and Tonye.
The origin and thus the meaning of the name Antoinette is inherited by all variant forms.
Antoinette is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1917, 0.105% of baby girls were named Antoinette. It was #170 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of only irregular use. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Antoinette, Antonella was the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Antoinette: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
Details of famous persons named Antoinette:
Ballerina Antoinette Sibley, born February 27, 1939, Bromley, Kent, England.
Clergywoman Antoinette Brown, born 20 May 1825 - 5 November 1921, Henrietta, New York.
Royalty Marie Antoinette, born Maria Antonia 2 November 1755 - 16 October 1793, Vienna, Austria.
Theater Actress Antoinette Perry, born June 27, 1888 - June 28, 1946, Denver, Colorado.