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Girl Names Ending with -lette

Lette ending baby names and what they mean, with 35 results. -lette names are used more often as feminine names. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.1%, DOWN 27.1%), with names such as Paulette becoming less in vogue. Arlette (#892), Colette (#533), Scarlette (#828) and Violette (#1090) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, while Millette (TOP 8%) and Rowlette (19%) are conventional -lette last names.

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Alette - Marlette | Nicolette - Yolette

Alette - Marlette

Ellette1, Allette, Alette1
Var. of Aleta. Derived fr. Greek. "Footloose." Alleti and Alte are creative forms.

Form of Alethea. From Greek. "Verity, truth." Unusual, but Alette is similar to common last names Audette (UPPER 8%), Alderette (36%), which also end with -ette. See also Anette.

Olette, Alette3
Forms of Alida. Root fr. Latin. "Small winged one." Unusual. Alette and Olette are not found in the US Demographics.


Var. of Arlene. .. Possibly feminine form of Arlen, from .. Used frequently as a girls' name, Arlette is similar to the familiar Arlet. See also Arette.

.. Probably of Norman French origin, a .. Arlette is a frequently occurring (UPPER 49%) women's name. See also Allette.

Var. of Arthuretta. Source fr. Celtic language. Feminine of Arthur. Not in popularity charts. See also Arlette.

Var. of Belle. Root fr. French word. "Beautiful." Not in Top 2000. See also Nellette.


Form of Carla. Derivative of Old German. "Free man." Carlette is an uncommon feminine name. See also Earlette.

Charlotte and variants

Sharlette, Charolette, Charlette
Forms of Charlotte. Stems fr. Old German word. "Free man." Charlette and variants were popular as birth names 8 decades ago.

Colette and variants

Colette1, var. Kolette, Collette
Stems fr. French, Greek elements. "People of victory." Usage of Colette and variants as children's names in 2018 was a lot more than in 2008.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lette names: Arlette, Carlette, Charlette, Charolette, Colette

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lette names: Collette, Jolette, Nicolette

Nicole and variants

Nicolette, Colette2
Var. of Nicole. Derived fr. Greek. "People of victory." Usage of Colette and Nicolette as children's names in 2018 was up 2.2% compared to a year ago.

Erlette, Earlette
Forms of Earla. Derived fr. Old English. "Princess." Earlette and Erlette are uncommon as children's names.

Form of Ella. Based on Old German element. "Other, foreign." Ellette is not a Top 2000 name. See also Eliette.

Nellette, Ellette3
Var. of Helen. Based on Greek element. "Sun ray." Ellette and Nellette are not in the Top 2000.

Origin fr. Greek word. "Young goat." Not in Top 2000.

Var. of Halimeda. Origin fr. Greek word. "The sea." Rare, with the unusual androgynous-sounding -tte suffix for Halette, like Huguette.


Var. of Julia. Root fr. Latin language. "Youthful; Jove's child." Less widespread today. Jolette last appeared in 2005 in the Top 2000. See also Jolietta.

Var. of Juliet. Source fr. Latin word. "Youthful; Jove's child." Not in popularity charts. See also Joliette.

Form of Elisabeth. Based on Hebrew language. "God is my oath." Lisolette was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Var. of Marla. Derivative of English, Latin elements. "Star of the sea." Compare surnames Marlett (TOP 15%), Marzette (29%). See also Carlette.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lette names for girls.

1. Alette - Marlette
Aleta [Alette, Ellette, Allette], Alethea [Alette], Alida [Olette, Alette], Arlene [Arlette], Arlette, Arthuretta [Artlette], Belle [Bellette], Carla [Carlette], Charlotte [Sharlette, Charlette, Charolette], Colette [Kolette, Collette], Nicole [Colette, Nicolette], Earla [Erlette, Earlette], Ella [Ellette], Helen [Ellette, Nellette], Gilette, Halimeda [Halette], Julia [Jolette], Juliet [Julette], Elisabeth [Lisolette], Marla [Marlette]

Nicolette [Nicollette], Odele [Odelette], Pascale [Pascalette], Paula [Paulette, Paullette], Pearl [Perlette, Pearlette], Philippa [Philette], Rilla [Rillette], Sally [Sallette], Scarlett [Scarlette], Starla [Starlette], Ursula [Ursulette], Villette, Violet [Vyolette, Violette, Viollette], Wilhelmina [Willette], Yolanda [Yolette]

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