"faithful defender"

Minette Origin and Meaning

The name Minette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "faithful defender".

Frenchified name rarely used in France. And perhaps even more rarely used in the US -- there were NO baby girls given the name on the official records of 2021.

Famous People Named Minette

  • Minettenickname for Princess Henrietta of England, daughter of Charles I
  • Minette18th,century Haitian stage artist of duo Minette et Lise
  • Minette WaltersEnglish crime novelist
  • Minnette de SilvaSri Lanka’s first ever female architect

Minette in Pop Culture

  • Minettemain character in Eva Ibbotson's "Island of the Aunts"
  • MinetteJamaican girl in "Brother Man" by Roger Mais
  • Minettefashion designer in the Nancy Drew PC game "Danger by Design"
  • Loveday Minettecharacter in "The Little White Horse" (1946) by Elizabeth Goudge
  • Minetta Brookunderground stream in New York City
  • Female catslang with sexual innuendo for female reproductive parts, diminutive of the French word "minerai" (ore) a type of iron ore mined between Lorraine and Luxembourg
  • Minetteminor character in the video game Skullgirls