The name Antoine ranked 608th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 536th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is based on the Roman family name of Marc Antony, friend of Julius Caesar and paramour of Cleopatra. His was an ancient family, and some believe the name comes from the language of the Etruscans, masters of the Italian peninsula before the ascendance of Rome.
The modern world's view of Marc Antony has been strongly influenced by Shakespeare's portrayal of him in the plays Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.
Arts and Music
Antoine ''Fats'' Domino (born 1928)
American musician, singer and songwriter.
Wrote ''''Ain''t That a Shame'''' and ''''Whole Lot of Loving'''' (see list of Songwriters)