Meaning and name origin
Claudette \c-lau-dette, claud(et)-te\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Claudia.
Claudette is a very popular first name for females (#656 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Claudette for girls. Claudette reached its highest rank of #314 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Claudette and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Claudia (#724), Claudette and Claude. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Claudetta. This name tends to be less commonly used than Claudette.