Gender: Female Meaning of Claudette: "lame; enclosure" Origin of Claudette: French, feminine variation of Claude

Claudette Origin and Meaning

The name Claudette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lame; enclosure".

Once seen as a dated French Claudette-Colbert feminization, along with Annette and Paulette, we can see Claudette moving into a more plausible Colette-Cosette arena. While some may be put off by the common "lame" meaning, some etymologists theorize that the name may relate to the word for enclosure or clause, an alternate meaning that may appeal to a child with a form of this otherwise-appealing name.

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marlena1300 Says:


Cosette holds more undeniable charm.

arr! Says:


I don't like it that much, but because I've seen Miss Claudette on OITNB, I'm starting to warm up about it. You know, connection with strong character, i.e. Miss Claudette, really helps.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I think this name has a dusty vintage charm to it. For some reason I love the nn Claude. Its adorable.

paulapuddephatt Says:


A very attractive name, really like this, and Claudetta

headintheclouds Says:


One of those vintage names that can seem too heavy, clunky and still recent enough that it's not quite fashionably revival-worthy yet; I certainly dislike a few other names that fit into this category. But there's a charm and appeal to Claudette for me that transcends all that. It has glamor from the Claudette Colbert association, strong political activist namesake from Claudette Colvin, and a weighty yet feisty vibe to it. Plus the elegant -ette ending is oh so French!