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What does Manette mean?

Manette /ma-net-te/ as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Manette is "star of the sea". Manette is an alternate spelling of Mary (Latin) with the prefix Man-.

Associated with: star, sea


Manette has 1 variant: Minette.

Manette has 6 more related forms via Mary: Maree, Marelle, Maretta, Marette, Marietta and Mariette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meenette, Minte, ..

(male) Maneter, Manetter, ..

How popular is Manette?

Manette is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Manette is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Manette and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Manette (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Mary (#120 via latest list), Mariette, Marietta and Maree. Usage of these forms of Manette was widespread in the 1880s (adoption of 8.23%) and is now much less (adoption 0.17%, 97.9% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Marietta, Mariette, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Manette is pronounced similarly to Minnette. Other suggested similar names are Anette, Annette, Arnette, Babette, Cadette, Danette, Dannette, Dawnette, Fayette, Finette, Garnette, Genette, Ginette, Halette, Jaenette, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Jannette, Jazette, Jeanette, Jenette, Jonette, Junette, Lanetta, Lanette, Lavette, Lenette, Linette, Lonette, Lunette, Lynette, Mandee, Mandie, Margette, Marlette, Marnetta, Marnette, Mette, Minetta, Monet, Mosette, Musette, Nadette, Nanete, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Nynette, Ornette, Rayette, Renette, Ronette, Sarette, Tonette, Twanette, Vanetta, Vinette, Vynette, Wanetta, Wanette and Zanetta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Manette.