[muh-ree;; French ma-ree] /məˈri;; French maˈri/ (Show IPA), 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI.
a female given name: derived from Antoine.
Contemporary Examples

Antoinette Tuff, who tried to kill herself nine months earlier, talked him out of it.
The Woman Who Stopped a School Shooting Caitlin Dickson January 21, 2014

“Wow Antoinette Tuff is a true hero for saving everyone at that schools life in Decatur, Georgia,” Bush tweeted.
In 911 Call, Atlanta School Bookkeeper Calms Shooter With ‘Love’ Patricia Murphy August 21, 2013

Historical Examples

He raised his head; he saw Antoinette; he looked wildly at her, as though he did not recognise her.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez

We call her “Antoinette” after the aeroplane, for she makes a noise like the aeroplane when she sings.
‘My Beloved Poilus’ Anonymous

The tender Antoinette would dismiss everything from her memory; you would be less than a cipher for her.
The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac

Antoinette examined the hotel-register; she did not see there the handwriting of the letter.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez

But Antoinette, coming from a village some eighty miles away, was a stranger and an alien.
The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke

While he modestly narrated his exploits, Antoinette had dismissed her pupil.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez

Mme. Antoinette Szumowska, the Polish pianist and lecturer was at one time termed his “only pupil.”
Piano Mastery Harriette Brower

If I were Antoinette, I would love the poor, but in their own interest.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez

See Marie Antoinette


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