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What does Arlette mean?

Arlette \a-rlette, ar-lette\ as a girls' name is pronounced ar-LET. Ancient name of uncertain origin. Probably of Norman French origin, a diminutive based on German "arn" meaning "eagle". Also possibly French feminine form of Charles. Name of the mistress of Duke Robert of Normandy in the 11th century; their son was William the Conqueror.


Arlette has 4 variants: Arlet, Arleta, Arleth and Arletta.

For more information, see also the related girl name Arlene.


Arlette is a very prominent first name for females (#2110 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Arlette and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Arlette (#unlisted) are Arlene, Arleth and Charles. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4657%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Arlene and Charles becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlene, Arleth, Charles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arlette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arlette is alike in pronunciation to Erlette. Other recommended similar baby names are Alette, Allette, Arette, Ariette, Arletha, Arnette and Artlette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Arlette.