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

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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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.