Meaning and name origin
Antoinette \a-ntoi-nette, antoin(et)-te\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 popular first name for females (#361 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Antoinette for girls. Antoinette reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Antoinette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ann (#945), Antonia (#975), Nettie, Toni, Tosha, Tonia, Netta, Antonietta, Anthony, Antionette, Antoinette, Antonetta and Antonina. (2014 statistics).