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Gender: Female Origin of Colette: French surname Meaning of Nicole: French feminine variation of Nicholas, Greek, "people of victory" Colette's Popularity in 2017: #531

The name Colette is a girl's name of French origin. Colette is ranked #531 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That".

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Like the French author with whom the name is most closely associated, Colette is a chic and charming name that is being rediscovered. After disappearing for nearly 30 years, Colette rejoined the Top 1000 in 2012 at Number 659 and has continued to rise since then.

Dylan McDermott used it for his daughter, as did actress Constance Zimmer.

There is an appealing animated Colette featured in the film Ratatouille.

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Famous People Named Colette

Saint Colette of Corbie (born Nicole Boellet), French abbess; founder of the Colettine Poor Clares
(Sidonie-Gabrielle) Colette, French novelist
Colette de Jouvenel aka Bel-Gazou, daughter of novelist Colette and Henry de Jouvenel
Colette Peignot aka Laure, French author
Colette Appel, American pair skater
Colette Calascione, American artist
Colette Carr, American singer-songwriter
Colette Deréal (born Colette Denise de Glarélial), French actress and singer
Colette Fitzpatrick, Irish TV news anchor
Colette Flesch, Luxembourgian politician and Olympic fencer
Colette Giudicelli, French Senator
Colette Mann, Australian actress
Colette Melot, French Senator
Colette Marino aka DJ Colette, American DJ
Colette Katy Butler, American vlogger (as part of the Shaytards)
Colette Alley, sister of American actress Kirstie Alley
Colette Rose McDermott (b. 1996), daughter of actor Dylan McDermott
Colette Lamoureux (b. 2008), daughter of actress Constance Zimmer and Russ Lamoureux
Colette Dubrow (b. 2011), daughter of reality TV personality Heather Dubrow of "Real Housewives of Orange County"
Colette Koala Haggerty (b. 2018), daughter of American rapper, singer, and songwriter Macklemore, sister to Sloane Ava Simone

Pop Culture References for the name Colette

Colette Sheward, character on British TV series "Holby City"
Colette Tatou, character in Disney's "Ratatouille"
Colette Valois, character on TV's "Pan Am"
Colette Brunel, character in video game "Tales of Symphonia"
Colette, character in film "Poetic Justice"
Colette, character in the Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton
Colette Beauvoir, character in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
Colette Iselin, character in "Marie Antoinette: Serial Killer" by Katie Alender
Colette Bonnet, character in "Sims" series
Colette Mullen, Cain's wife on CW's "Supernatural"

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