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What does Nadette mean?

Nadette Pronunciation of Nadette [nadette] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Nadette is "strong, brave bear". Short form of Bernadette.

Associated with: strong, brave.


2 related forms via Bernadette: Benadette and Beradette.

Creative forms:
(female) Nadet, Nadetti, ..

(male) Nadeter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nadette Monica (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nadette?

Nadette is a rare first name for women and an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Bernadette (#1492 in 2015) is the only prominent varying form of Nadette (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Beradette, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Nadette reached its most widespread 55 years ago and is now significantly reduced, with Bernadette becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Babette, Cadette, Danette, Fayette, Halette, Idette, Janette, Jazette, Lanette, Lavette, Manette, Marette, Nadege, Nadene, Nanete, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Nynette, Odette, Rayette, Sarette, Vedette, Vidette, Waldette and Wanette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nadette.

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