What does Claudette mean?
Claudette /clau-det-te/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced klaw-DET. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Claudette is "lame". Feminine diminutive of Claude. Made popular in the 1930s by French film celebrity Claudette Colbert.
Related girl name: Claudia.
VariationsKreatif forms: Caldette, Claudetce, Claudetne. [more]
How popular is Claudette?
Claudette is a very prominent first name for women (#656 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Claudette for girls. Claudette was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #314 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Claude and Claudia (#724 the previous year) are the popular related forms of Claudette ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5027%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.092%, ▼81.7%), with the versions Claudette and Claudia becoming less trendy. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Claudette and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Claudetta. This name tends to be less commonly used than Claudette.