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What does Antoinette mean?

Antoinette \a-ntoi-nette, antoin(et)-te\ as a girls' name is pronounced ann-twa-NET. 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 on this name, see also the related girl name Tosha.

Antoinette has 2 more different forms via Ann, Anthony: Annie and Anthonia.


Antoinette is a very prominent first name for females (#361 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an unusual last name for all people. (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Antoinette name in U.S.

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

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. This girl name reached the top of its popularity during 1940-1949 and is now significantly less widespread, with forms such as Ann, Nettie, Toni, Tonia and Tosha becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann, Annie, Anthony, Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta, Antonia, Antonietta, Antonina, Netta in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nettie, Toni, Tonia, Tosha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Antoinette is pronounced similarly to Anteunette, Antonette and Antonnette. Another suggested similar baby name is Antoinetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Antoinette.