What does Arlette mean?
Arlette [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.
Affiliated girl name: Arlene.Creative forms:
(female) Adlette, Arleti, ..
(male) Arletre, Arletti, .. Middle name pairings:
Arlette Dora (A.D.), ..
How popular is Arlette?
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. Demographics)
Arlette was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #1185 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #1663 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Arlette (#1663 in recent rankings) are Arlene (#1376 in recent rankings), Arleta, Arleth (#1782), Arletta and Charles. These relations of Arlette were at the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.29%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.02%, down 95%), with versions such as Arlene becoming less fashionable.
Arlette is alike in pronunciation to Earlette and Erlette. Other recommended names are Aletta, Alette, Alletta, Allette, Anette, Annette▼, Arete, Aretta, Arette, Ariette, Arlee, Arleene, Arlenne, Arletha, Arleyne, Arnett, Arnetta, Arnette, Artlette, Brette, Briette, Carlette, Colette▲, Ellette, Erletta, Ervette, Gilette, Grette, Halette, Irvette, Jolette, Julette, Kolette, Marlette, Olette, Orette, Ornette, Perlette and Yolette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Arlette.See names in meaning and etymology.