Meaning and Name Origin
Richette \r(i)-chette, rich(et)-te\ as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Richette is "powerful leader". Richette is a variation of Ricarda (Old German): feminine of Richard. A seldom-used name for girls.
Richette has 19 different forms via Ricarda: Richanda, Richarda, Richardella, Richardene, Richardette, Richardina, Richardyne, Richel, Richela, Richele, Richella, Richelle▼, Richenda, Richenza, Richia, Richilene, Richina, Richmal and Richmalle.
Richette is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Richette is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Richette and corresponding names. The only prominent variation form of Richette (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Richelle. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during 1970-1979 and is now significantly lower, with the form Richelle becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Richette is alike in pronunciation to Rochette. Like Richette, this name is not commonly used.