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Gender: Female Meaning of Antoinette: "priceless one" Origin of Antoinette: French feminine diminutive form of Antoine

The name Antoinette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "priceless one". Antoinette and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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 Merode, Princess consort of Charles III of Monaco
Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry, American actress
Antoinette Lindsay "Toni" Trucks, American actress
Antoinette Louisa Brown, first female ordained minister in the US
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, mistress to King Louis XV, known as Madame de Pompadour
Antoinette Marie Magnin Mallet, Canadian Titanic survivor
(Anne-)Antoinette-Cécile Saint-Huberty, French operatic soprano
Antoinette Cherish Flores Taus, Filipina-American actress
Antoinette de Bourbon, Duchess of Guise, maternal grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots
Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte, French-Flemish mystic and adventurer
Antoinette Amalie, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Princess of Wolfenbüttel
Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline Frida, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg, Duchess of Anhalt
Antoinette Ernestine Amalie, Princess of Wettin, Duchess of Württemberg
Antoinette Louise Alberte Suzanne Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco, Baroness of Massy; sister of Rainier III
Antoinette Meralise Picatto, American actress
Antoinette Bower, German actress
Antoinette, American rapper
Antoinette Cellier, English actress
Antoinette Meyer, Swiss skier
Antoinette Geraldine Mackeson-Sandbach, Welsh MP
Antoinette Sterling, English-American singer
Antoinette "Tony" Pirie, English biochemist
Antoinette Joyce Guedia Mouafo, Cameroonian swimmer
Antoinette de Maignelais, mistress of Charles VII of France
Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux, French actress

Pop Culture References for the name Antoinette

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

Antoinette's International Variations

Antonella (Italian) Antoniná (Slavic)


Marlaina Says:


My Italian grandmother had this name and went by Tina. She gave it as a middle name to my mother and my mother gave it as a middle name to my youngest sister.
Although it has roots in my family I wouldn't consider it.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


It's lovely, but not the type of name that a non-French girl could pull off easily, if at all. Other, similar versions such as Claudette or Ninette would be more realistic, methinks...

Catastroffy Says:


I find this delicate and pretty when pronounced properly with a French accent, but English-speakers tend to butcher it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I once met someone named Antinette, spelled without the o. It doesn't appear to be a very common name.