Gender: Feminine
Origin: French
Fre (ahn-NET); Eng (uh-NET)

Annette was originally a French diminutive form of Anne, but has been used as an independent given name since at least the early 20th-century.

It has crossed over into other culture, including English and German, and has been Slavicized as Aneta in both Czech and Polish.

The name was borne by actress, Annette Funicello (b.1942) and peaked in 1960 when it was the 62nd most popular female name in the United States. As of 2010, Annette does not appear in the U.S. top 1000.

As of 2010, its Slavic form of Aneta was the 18th most popular female name in the Czech Republic.

The name is borne by Czech pop-singer, Aneta Langerová (born 1986).

An Italian form is Annetta.