What does Antoinette mean?
Antoinette \a-ntoi-nette, antoin(et)-te\ as a girls' name is pronounced ann-twa-NET. It is of French and Latin origin. French feminine diminutive of Antoine, from Anthony. Also a diminutive of Ann. Indelibly linked with French Queen Marie Antoinette. Ballerina Antoinette Sibley.
Antoinette▼ has 22 variants: Antionette, Antonetta, Antonia▼, Antonie, Antonietta, Antonina▼, Antonine, Antonique, Antwahnette, Antwanetta, Antwinett, Netta, Netti, Nettie▼, Netty, Toinette, Tonette, Toni▼, Tonia▼, Tonie, Tony and Tonye.
For more information, see also the related girl name Tosha.
Antoinette is a very prominent first name for females (#361 out of 4276, Top 8%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#117538 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Antoinette for girls. Antoinette reached its top rank of #175 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Antoinette and affiliated names. Ann (#945 the previous year), Annie (#311), Anthony, Antionette, Antonetta, Antonia (#975), Antonietta, Antonina, Netta, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tosha are the popular varying forms of Antoinette listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3381%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0549%, down 83.8%), with forms such as Ann, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tosha becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)