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Gender: F Meaning of Reinette: "little queen" Origin of Reinette: French

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Reinette was the childhood nickname of Madame La Pompadour, perhaps a cute short form for Regina or Reina but hardly worthy of the full name on the birth certificate today.

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Famous People Named Reinette

Allegedly, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson (Madame de Pompadour) was nicknamed this by her mother when she as a child. It translated into "little queen". Later, Jeanne-Antoinette would become the official mistress and unofficial queen to Louis XV, and virtually rule France.

Pop Culture References for the Name Reinette

French term for a type of apple and frog
Madame de Pompadour "Reinette," character in BBC's "Doctor Who"