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What does Ornette mean?

Ornette Pronunciation of Ornette [or-nette] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ornette) means "little eagle". Ornette is an alternate form of Arnett (Old French, English): broadcaster Peter Arnett.

Associated with: little, eagle.


Ornette has 5 variants: Arnat, Arnet, Arnot, Arnott and Ornet.

Creative forms:
(male) Orneto, Ornetto, ..

(female) Ornetna, Ornetra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ornette Dev (O.D.), ..

How popular is Ornette?

Ornette is an unusual given name for males. Ornette is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Ornette (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Arnett. Adoption of this relation of Ornette was common 105 years ago. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barrette, Brette, Britte (see Brett), Burdette, Fayette, Gelette (see Gillett), Jette, Oreste, Orestes and Orvelle. Like Ornette, these names are not commonly used.

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