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.
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
Janet/Jeanette, God is gracious
Mariette, bitter or beloved
Odette, wealth or fatherland
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
Rainette, tree frog
Pipette, also the name of a key piece of science lab equipment.
The Best of the Rest
Babette, my God is an oath
Garnet, dark red
Joliet, spelling influenced by joli(e), which means pretty.
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.
Tiferet, glory, beauty