Meaning and Name Origin
Claudette \c-lau-dette, claud(et)-te\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Claudia.
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Claudette and corresponding names. Claude and Claudia (#724 the previous year) are the popular related forms of Claudette. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Claudette and Claudia becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Claudetta. This name tends to be less commonly used than Claudette.