Et Names

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Sometimes I just seem to get obsessed with names which have a certain quality, be it that they end in -ie or -us, start with re- or st-. The most recent combination of letters that I’ve developed a fondness of is names that end in -et or -ette.

The Classics

Annette/Nanette, grace

Antoinette, meaning uncertain, ultimately derives from Anthony

Bernadette, brave bear

Bridget/Bridgitte,  exalted one

Claudette, lame, crippled

Colette, victory of the people

Elisabet/Elisavet/Lisette, my God is an oath

Georgette, earthworker

Harriet/Henriette, homeruler

Janet/Jeanette, God is gracious

Juliette, downy-bearded

Mariette, bitter or beloved

Margaret, pearl

Odette, wealth or fatherland

Paulette, humble

Scarlet, red

Suzette, lily

Violette, violet

Yvette, yew

The French Words

Amourette/ Amoret, crush, flirtation

Catherinette, unmarried girl over 25 yrs (kind of like the French version of Bridget Jones)

Chouette, great or owl.

Fleurette, small flower

Lunette, glasses

Miette, crumb

Minette, kitten

Noisette, hazelnut

Rainette, tree frog

Robinet, tap/faucet

Rosette, bow

Pipette, also the name of a key piece of science lab equipment.

The Best of the Rest

Ayelet, gazelle

Babette, my God is an oath

Garnet, dark red

Griet, pearl


Joliet, spelling influenced by joli(e), which means pretty.

Kismet, fate


Lynette, image, idol

Monet, home or blessed protector

Murrelet, name of a species of sea-bird

Nicolette, victory of the people

Olivette, elf army

Padget/ Paget, page


Privet, not only the road Harry Potter grew up in, but also the Russian word for hello.

Riet, bitter


Tiferet, glory, beauty

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3 thoughts on “Et Names

  1. eponymia

    I love the “-et” sound, generally. Lots of nice ones here, I think I like Nanette, Odette and Olivette best. What’s the background on Tiferet?


  2. I love Garnet =)


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