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

The name Claudette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lame; enclosure". Claudette and is often added to user-created lists like Old-Fashioned, Vintage, Retro, Classic, Eclectic, Unusual and Uncommon Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Claudette

Claudette Colbert (born Emilie Chauchoin), French-American actress
Claudette Marie Rogers Robinson, American singer-songwriter, ex-wife of Smokey Robinson
Claudette Werleigh, 7th and first woman Prime Minister of Haiti
Claudette Ortiz, American singer and reality TV personality ("R&B Divas: Los Angeles")
Claudette Colvin, first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Claudette Tardif, Canadian Senator
Claudette Bradshaw, Canadian MP
Claudette Mink, Canadian actress
Claudette Herbster-Josland, French Olympic fencer
Claudette Pace, Maltese politician and singer
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, French-Canadian pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Claudette

Miss Claudette Pelage, character on TV's "Orange is the New Black"