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What does Annette mean?

Annette Pronunciation of Annette [an-nette] as a girls' name is pronounced an-NET. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Annette is "He (God) has favored me". French pet form of Ann. Elaborated forms like Annetta may also be considered variations of Agnes. Actress Annette Bening.


Annette has 8 variants: Anet, Anett, Anetta, Anette, Annett, Annetta, Annettchen and Nettie.

Affiliated girl name: Anne.

13 more related forms via Agnes, Ann, Annetta: Agnelle, Agnese, Agnesse, Agneta, Agnethe, Agnetta, Agnettah, Annest, Anneyce, Annice, Annie, Anniesse and Annise.

Creative forms:
(female) Anneti, Ante, ..

(male) Annetre, Anto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Annette Zara (A.Z.), ..

How popular is Annette?

Annette is a very popular first name for females (#175 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#79958 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Annette reached its apex position of #75 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1334 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annette name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annette outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Agnes (#1272 the previous year), Anette, Ann (#893), Anne (#569), Annetta, Annice, Annie (#323) and Nettie are the popular related forms of Annette (#1334 the previous year). These relations of Annette were favored during 1880-1889 (median #507) and are now much less widespread (#1376, 96%), with forms such as Ann becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annette, Agnes, Anette, Ann, Anne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annetta, Annice, Annie, Nettie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes, Annie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Annette is alike in pronunciation to Annet, Annot and Wanette. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Allette, Amneet, Andee, Andrette, Aneeta, Aneta, Anisette, Anjanette, Anneke, Annelie, Annelle, Annemae, Annemie, Annita, Annitta (see Anita), Annthea (see Anthea), Anthe, Antonette, Arette, Ariette, Arlette, Arnett, Arnetta, Arnette, Danette, Dannette, Dennette, Finette, Genette, Ginette, Ginnette, Janette, Jannette, Jenette, Jennette, Jonette, Junette, Kennette, Lanette, Lenette, Linette, Linnette, Lonette, Lunette, Lynette, Lynnette, Manette, Minette, Minnette, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Ninnette, Nynette, Ornette, Renette, Ronette, Ronnette, Tonette, Vinette and Vynette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Annette.

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