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

Annette Origin and Meaning

The name Annette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "grace".

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

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I'm a Banana Says:


A net

srudolph Says:


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:


The only person I can think of is Annette Benning.

Lizzy Lou Says:


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:


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

paulapuddephatt Says:


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:


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:


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:


oh look! A net.

scblovesnames Says:


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

Catastroffy Says:


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:


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