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What does Cosette mean?

Cosette /co-set-te/ as a girls' name is pronounced koh-ZETT. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cosette is "little thing".

From "cose" meaning "thing". Also possibly a feminine diminutive of Nicholas. Literary: in Victor Hugo's musical "Les MisÚrables", Cosette is the female romantic lead and Jean Valjean's beloved adopted daughter.

Associated with: little, literary, musical (opera)


Cosette has 2 variants: Cosetta and Cozette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Casette, Clasette, ..

(male) Cosetan, Cosetton, ..

How popular is Cosette?

Cosette is an uncommon given name for females. Cosette is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Cosette for girls. Cosette was first listed in 2013 and reached its apex position of #1794 in the U.S. then, and is at #1857 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Cosette and associated names. Nicholas is the only other popular alternative form of Cosette (#1857 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Cosette was more pronounced 1 year ago and has remained as conventional to this day.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cosette, Nicholas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cosette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bobette, Cadette, Cecette, Cloette, Coetta, Coletta, Colette, Collette, Conetta, Coretta, Dorette, Joette, Jolette, Jonette, Josetta, Josette, Jozette, Kolette, Korette, Lisette, Lonette, Lorette, Mosette, Musette, Robette, Ronette, Rosetta, Rosette, Susette, Tonette and Yolette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cosette.