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What does Orette mean?

Orette Pronunciation of Orette [orette] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Orette is "excellence; righteous". Orette is a variant form of Aretha (Greek): singer Aretha Franklin.

Associated with: greek, righteous.


Orette has 2 variants: Arete and Arette.

5 more related forms via Aretha: Areta, Aretta, Oreta, Oretha and Oretta.

Creative forms:
(female) Onette, Orte, ..

(male) Orred, ..

Middle name pairings:
Orette Rylynn (O.R.), ..

How popular is Orette?

Orette is an unusual given name for females. Orette is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Oretha, Aretta and Aretha are the popular varying forms of Orette (outside Top 2000). These relations of Orette reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (median #1545). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aretha, Aretta, Oretha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Orette is pronounced similarly to Ariette and Orit. Other suggested similar names are Alette, Anette, Arlette, Arnette, Bette, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Briette, Britte, Dorette, Erlette, Ervette, Evette, Grete, Grethe, Gretta, Grette, Hette, Huette, Idette, Irvette, Ivette, Jette, Joette, Korette, Lorette, Lurette, Marette, Mette, Odetta, Odette, Oletta, Olette, Oratia, Orelie, Ornett (see Arnette), Ornetta (see Arnette), Ornette, Ryette, Sarette, Wyette, Yette, Yuette and Yvette. These names tend to be more frequently used than Orette.

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in meaning and etymology.