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What does Babette mean?

Babette Pronunciation of Babette [ba-bette] as a girls' name is of French, Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Babette is "foreign; God is my oath". Diminutive of Barbara (Greek); nickname of Elizabeth (Hebrew).

Associated with: greek, oath.


20 related forms via Barbara, Elizabeth: Babbett, Babbette, Babbie, Babe, Babett, Babita, Barbette, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Lisbette, Lisette, Lizette, Lysbette, Lyzbette and Lyzette.

Creative forms:
(female) Babetta, Bebette, ..

(male) Babetley, Babetney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Babette Sara (B.S.), ..

How popular is Babette?

Babette is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2349 out of 4276, Top 55%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Babette was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #982 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Babette name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Babette outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 the previous year), Barbara (#865), Betty (#1287), Bettye, Lisette, Lizette, Bettie, Bette, Betti and Babe are the prominent varying forms of Babette appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Babbette, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Babette was at its apex during 1930-1939 (adoption of 10.9%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.7%, 93.3%), with forms like Lisette going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Babette, Babe, Barbara, Bette, Betti in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Elizabeth, Lisette, Lizette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Babette is pronounced similarly to Bobbette and Bobette. Other recommended names are Arette, Arlette, Auberte (see Alberta), Aubrette, Bazeele, Benetta, Bente, Berett, Berte, Bretta, Brette, Briette, Britte, Brunette, Cadette, Clarette, Cosette, Danette, Dannette, Eliette, Elyette, Erlette, Eyvette, Fayette, Halette, Hette, Ivette, Jackette, Jacobette, Janette, Jazette, Jeanette, Jette, Joette, Jonette, Kolette, Korette, Lanette, Laurette, Lavette, Linette, Lurette, Lynette, Manette, Marette, Mariette, Marnette, Minette, Mosette, Nadette, Nanete, Nanette, Patte, Paulette, Rayette, Robette, Rosette, Ryette, Sabrette, Saleste, Sarette, Sarotte (see Sarah), Shakette (see Sha-), Tonette, Twanette, Vedette, Vidette, Vinette, Waldette, Wanette, Wyette, Yette and Yevette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Babette.

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