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What does Odette mean?

Odette [odet-te] as a girls' name is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Odette is "wealth". In the famous ballet "Swan Lake", Odette is the good swan while Odile is the evil black swan. Folk singer Odetta.

Associated with: wealth, lake (river), good, black.


Odette has 1 variant: Odetta.

Affiliated girl names: Odila and Odelia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Odetthia, Odettia, ..

(male) Odeton, Odetos, ..

How popular is Odette?

Odette is a very prominent first name for females (#1920 out of 4276, Top 45%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Odette for girls. Odette entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1308 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Odette and corresponding names. Odile and Odelia are the popular related forms of Odette. Adoption of these relations of Odette was common a century ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Odette, Odelia, Odile in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Odette is pronounced similarly to Idette. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Anette, Arette, Bette, Brette, Cadette, Evette, Grette, Hette, Huette, Ivette, Jette, Joette, Mette, Nadette, Odele, Odelette, Odelle, Oletta, Olette, Oretta, Orette, Ornette, Ryette, Vedette, Vidette, Wyette, Yette, Yuette and Yvette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Odette.