Gender: Female Meaning of Ettie: "little" Origin of Ettie: French diminutive

Ettie Origin and Meaning

The name Ettie is a girl's name meaning "little".

Ettie or Etty works as a nickname for any name with a prominent "et" sound, usually at the end: think Henrietta, Juliette or Colette. The -ette ending is a French diminutive suffix.

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SouthernPeach Says:


In the southern US, it sounds completely like Eddie. I love Ettie though! I have a different mindset when using each, but when it comes out, they both sound like Eddie... ;(

cheesy-biscuit Says:


This name could be a nn for Arietti or Harriet

Mrsfaith Says:


We use Ettie as a nn for the longer Arietty (from the Borrowers)

NameGarden Says:


I like it on paper, but it's not feminine as I first thought, because it sounds a bit like Eddie. I still like the name though.

grace147 Says:


I think this is adorable! So vintage and cute while spunky enough for her to like it through the teenage years.