French feminine diminutive form of Antoine
"priceless one"

Antoinette Origin and Meaning

The name Antoinette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "priceless one".

This feminization of Anthony, like other early French forms, such as Babette and Nanette, is not heard as often as it once was, but it could be time for a reappraisal of this delicate Gallic choice.

The name is most familiar via the ill-fated Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Antoinette Giry is a character in Phantom of the Opera. And the theatrical Tony awards were named for theatrical actress and director Antoinette Perry (born Mary Antoinette).

Other options: Antonia and Antonella.

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Famous People Named Antoinette

  • Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna)Queen consort of Louis XVI of France
  • Antoinette Ghislaine de MerodePrincess consort of Charles III of Monaco
  • Mary Antoinette "Tony" PerryAmerican actress
  • Antoinette Lindsay "Toni" TrucksAmerican actress
  • Antoinette Louisa Brownfirst female ordained minister in the US
  • Jeanne Antoinette Poissonmistress to King Louis XV, known as Madame de Pompadour
  • Antoinette Marie Magnin MalletCanadian Titanic survivor
  • (Anne)Antoinette,Cécile Saint,Huberty, French operatic soprano
  • Antoinette Cherish Flores TausFilipina,American actress
  • Antoinette de BourbonDuchess of Guise, maternal grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Antoinette Bourignon de la PorteFrench,Flemish mystic and adventurer
  • Antoinette AmalieDuchess of Brunswick,Lüneburg, Princess of Wolfenbüttel
  • Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline FridaPrincess of Saxe,Altenburg, Duchess of Anhalt
  • Antoinette Ernestine AmaliePrincess of Wettin, Duchess of Württemberg
  • Antoinette Louise Alberte Suzanne GrimaldiPrincess of Monaco, Baroness of Massy; sister of Rainier III
  • Antoinette Meralise PicattoAmerican actress
  • Antoinette BowerGerman actress
  • AntoinetteAmerican rapper
  • Antoinette CellierEnglish actress
  • Antoinette MeyerSwiss skier
  • Antoinette Geraldine MackesonSandbach, Welsh MP
  • Antoinette SterlingEnglish,American singer
  • Antoinette "Tony" PirieEnglish biochemist
  • Antoinette Joyce Guedia MouafoCameroonian swimmer
  • Antoinette de Maignelaismistress of Charles VII of France
  • Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette DarrieuxFrench actress

Antoinette in Pop Culture

  • Antoinettedog of Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club
  • Antoinette "Toni" Childscharacter on UPN sitcom "Girlfriends"
  • Antoinettethe little sister of Claudine, the French exchange student, in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • Antoinette "Toni" Topaz in series Riverdale