Meaning and name origin
Arlette \a-rlette, ar-lette\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Arlene.
Arlette is a very popular first name for females (#2110 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Arlette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charles and Arlene. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Arlette is also pronounced similarly to Erlette. Other suggested similar baby names are Alette, Allette, Arette, Ariette, Arletha, Arnette and Artlette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arlette.