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Gender: Female Meaning of Cosette: "little thing" Origin of Cosette: French literary nickname

The name Cosette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "little thing". Cosette and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Cosette is best known as the heroine of Les Miserables. In the Victor Hugo novel, Cosette was the nickname given to the girl named Euphrasie by her mother. Although Hugo invented the name, some etymologists believe it's a spin on Colette, originally a female short form of Nicolas.

Despite the popularity of Les Mis the musical, the name was given to only 138 girls in 2015 -- though it's worth noting that this is almost double the number from just a few years ago. Cosette would make a sweet if coquettish French choice.

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Famous People Named Cosette

Cosette Lee (born Mable Cosette LeGassicke), Canadian actress
Cosette Munch, Swedish fashion blogger
Cosette Renee "Cosy" Simon, American politician and businesswoman

Pop Culture References for the name Cosette

Cosette, character in "Les Miserables"
From French chosette meaning "little thing," a diminutive of French chose, which is cognate with Spanish cosa "thing," from Latin causa.

Cossetta, Cozette, Cossette

Cosette's International Variations

Cosetta (Italian)