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Names that end in -ette: A to L

Let’s take a look at names that end in -ette over the last 100 years. Below we have a table of names given to American girls in 2012, 1962 and 1902  that began with the letters A through L. (M through Y are covered in this post). That’s 50 years apart for each row. Many folks believe that today’s names are far more creative than in decades gone by. That doesn’t seem to be the case with names ending in -ette, at least going back to 1962.

You will see that names ending the -ette suffix were far more trendy in 1962. 50 years earlier, in 1902, there were very few. The -ette suffix was mainly used to make a pet name or diminutive in French-speaking countries. In Italian, it’s -etta and in Spanish, it’s -ita.

The table is in alphabetical order to facilitate comparison. Here are the top 5 names in each year:

2012: Juliette, Colette, Scarlette, Annette, Bridgette
1962: Annette, Jeanette, Yvette, Lynette, Bernadette
1902: Jeanette, Jeannette, Antoinette, Annette, Bernadette

2012 (61) 1962 (111) 1902 (17)
Alette  5 Alette  7
Alfanette  5
Amorette  8
Anette  31 Anette  48
Angelette  11
Angenette  9
Anjanette  6
Annazette  7
Annette  213 Annette  6077 Annette  115
Anntoinette  11
Anntonette  5
Anquinette  7
Anthonette  6
Antionette  8 Antionette  209
Antoinette  82 Antoinette  995 Antoinette  143
Antonette  8 Antonette  67 Antonette  15
Antoniette  17
Antoninette  5
Antwanette  6
Arlette  148 Arlette  53
Arnette  28
Babbette  11
Babette  163
Barbette  18
Bennette  6
Bernadette  88 Bernadette  1138 Bernadette  53
Bernedette  5
Bernette  16
Bobbette  31
Bobette  39
Bonnette  5
Brenette  5
Bridgette  189 Bridgette  446
Brigette  23 Brigette  106
Briggette  8
Burnette  7
Carlette  27
Charlette  65 Charlette  55
Charolette  26 Charolette  48
Chrisette  48
Claudette  11 Claudette  331
Colette  424 Colette  476
Collette  64 Collette  155
Corlette  6
Cosette  85 Cosette  11
Cossette  5
Cozette  24 Cozette  17
Danette  7 Danette  447
Dannette  72
Darlette  6
Davette  7
Dawnette  21
Deanette  11
Deette  26
Denette  35
Dennette  12
Dianette  5
Donette  53
Donnette  47
Dorette  11
Eliette  16
Elliette  96
Ernette  5
Evalette  12
Evelette  7
Everette  12
Evette  31 Evette  126
Evolette 16
Eyvette  10
Fayette  12
Garnette  6
Geanette  6
Genette  6
Gennette  5
Georgette  23 Georgette  230 Georgette  6
Gerette  5
Ginette  15
Giuliette  7
Gwenette  12
Harriette  50 Harriette  32
Henriette  11 Henriette  15
Ivette  73 Ivette  176
Jamilette  14
Janette  78 Janette  588 Janette  6
Jannette  6 Jannette  120
Jeanette  105 Jeanette  2612 Jeanette  198
Jeannette  47 Jeannette  908 Jeannette  174
Jenette  6 Jenette  24
Jennette  42 Jennette  8
Joanette  15
Jodette  6
Joette  38
Johnette  41
Johnnette  7
Jolette  24 Jolette  6
Jonette  48
Jonnette  8
Josette  51 Josette  59
Jozette  5
Juanette  5
Juliette  1025 Juliette  122 Juliette  25
Julliette  5
Kennette  6
Kholette  5
Kolette  12 Kolette  9
Lafayette  5
Lanette  7 Lanette  125
Lannette  14
Laurette  61 Laurette  8
Lavette  25
Leanette  5
Lenette  35
Lennette  12
Leonette  5
Levette  8
Lianette  5
Linette  22 Linette  90
Linnette  22
Lisette  65 Lisette  55
Lissette  54 Lissette  20
Lizette  104 Lizette  60
Lizzette  19 Lizzette  10
Lonette  9
Lonnette  7
Lorette  5 Lorette  13 Lorette  5
Lovette  10 Lovette  10
Lucette  7 Lucette  7
Lunette  5 Lunette  8
Lynette  100 Lynette  1208
Lynnette  22 Lynnette  457 Lynnette  5
Lysette  13
Lyzette  6

These statistics were compiled from U.S. Social Security (SSA) name data for 2012, 1962 and 1902. The figures to the right of each name shows the number of births the name was attributed to. The SSA does not publish statistics for names given to less than 5 children in any year. In the early 1900s, there were undoubtedly a lot more children born at home as well and some of them probably had an -ette name. One syllable names, like Bette, Brette and Jette, don’t really qualify as names with an -ette suffix, so they were not included.


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