Antoine is a venerable French name that is still stylish in its native habitat, where it is in the Top 30. In the US, it was most popular in the 1970s and eighties, reaching Number 262 in 1985.
There have been a number of eminent namesakes, including French Rococo painter Antoine Watteau, aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of the childhood classic, Le Petit Prince,and movie director Antoine Fuqua, as well as a number of outstanding athletes.
Phonetic spellings Antwon and Antwan have also been used.
Antoine is the real name of jazz pianist and singer Fats Domino.