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Gender: Female Origin of Jeanette: French, diminutive of Jeanne Meaning of Jeanne: French variation of Jean, "God is gracious"

The name Jeanette is a girl's name of French origin. Jeanette and is often added to lists like Coolated Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Relic of a past period of French favorites, out to pasture with Claudette and Paulette.

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Famous People Named Jeanette

Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Jeanette Anna MacDonald, American singer and actress
Jeanette Collins, American TV producer and writer
Jeanette Nolan, American actress
Jeanette Winterson, English novelist
Jeanette (born Janette Anne Dimech), Anglo-Spanish singer
Jeanette Biedermann, German singer and actress
Jeanette Bolden, American Olympic runner
Jeanette Aw (Ee-Ping), Singaporean actress
Jeanette Pohlen, American basketball player
Johanna Charlotta "Jeanette" Granberg, Swedish playwright
(Marie) Jeanette Wässelius, Swedish opera singer
Jeanette Lynn "Jet" Willis, 4th child (3rd daughter) of the family band The Willis Clan

Pop Culture References for the name Jeanette

Jeanette Miller, Chipette in the Alvin and the Chipmunks series
"Jeanette," song by The Beat
"Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella", French Christmas Carol

Netti, Jeannette, Jennett, Nettie, Jenette, Jeanett


headintheclouds Says:


I really like Jeanette too! Besides Juliet/Juliette, I think it's the only -ette name I like, although Jean/Jeanne aren't really my cup of tea. There's a certain vintage homespun charm to Jeanette, and the nickname Nettie is darling <3

Zelliew Says:


Jeanette never went out of style as far as I'm concerned

TeenberryO13 Says:


No, you're not. I guess there's two of us ;)

Daiseymae Says:


Am I the only one who likes this name?