Menu

Annette

- this week

Gender: Female Meaning of Annette: "grace" Origin of Annette: French, diminutive of Ann

The name Annette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "grace". Annette and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Among the first wave of widely-used girls' names from France, now as passe as the Mouseketeers.

Find other names based on Annette using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Annette

Annette van Vollenhoven-Sekreve, Princess of Orange-Nassau; wife of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
Annette Joanne Funicello, American singer and actress
Annette Lu (Hsiu-lien), former Vice President of Taiwan
Annette Carol Bening, American actress
Annette Ngosi "Annie" Ilonzeh, American actress
Annette Faye King, New Zealand politician
Annette Messager, French artist
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German poet
Annette Schwarz, German adult actress and model
Annette O'Toole, American actress
Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
Annette "Netty" Garrett aka NettyPlays, British YouTuber
(Catherine) Annette Hanshaw, American jazz singer
Sandra Annette Bullock, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Annette

Annette Piper, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
Annette Hargrove, character in movie "Cruel Intentions"

Anetra, Anett, Anneth, Aneta, Anette, Annetta, Annett, Anetta, Anet

Comments

I'm a Banana Says:

2018-08-16T20:45:39

A net

srudolph Says:

2017-10-27T10:38:31

This is my mom's name. Apparently as a child she didn't like the connection to Annette Funicello (Mouseketeer) but that reference is dated now and no one makes the link. It's such a pretty name - and would work well as a middle!

Lizzy Lou Says:

2017-10-08T22:34:17

The only person I can think of is Annette Benning.

Lizzy Lou Says:

2017-10-08T22:34:01

Who cares what your family and friends think? It's your kid and it's a pretty name. They can name their own kids.

Annette Larson Says:

2017-04-01T17:22:30

My name is Annette I simply dreaded it when I was younger but now I've come to terms with my name

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-25T15:41:48

I love the name, personally. It's unusual and very pretty. I have only heard it used in fiction, and don't think I have ever met anyone called Annette.

morning_glory Says:

2016-11-25T10:46:19

I think this is pretty. The spelling "Annet" (which I first came across in one of Ellis Peters' Felse novels) makes it less old-French-prettiness and more mysterious-mermaid-loveliness (in my opinion).

As for " a net" that some people will probably find off-putting, I have the same reaction to that as I do to most of the "this part of the name sounds like this, so I don't like it" comments. (Although in some cases I suppose they are justified . . . )

Toronto87 Says:

2016-02-02T22:21:51

Love Annette but not sure it would get a good reception from my family and friends. Great way to get to the nickname Annie as well. The description on Nameberry doesn't give this one enough credit.

Michaela Says:

2015-12-11T22:02:10

oh look! A net.

scblovesnames Says:

2015-03-21T01:17:48

I love this name. Really dislike the description. Give it the respect it deserves as a viable option to Ann.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-16T19:11:04

I would love to meet a little Annette. Annie and Nettie are such adorable nicknames, and the name itself is lovely and sweet. In France, it would likely be a nickname for Anne, rather than the other way around.

Alicia1 Says:

2014-09-17T03:25:12

This is such a pretty, underused name. I have never met someone with this name. Maybe time to bring it back! I have noticed more little ones named Annabelle/Annabella, Annette might seem fresh again