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Gender: Female Meaning of Minette: "faithful defender" Origin of Minette: French

The name Minette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "faithful defender". Minette and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Frenchified name rarely used in France. And perhaps even more rarely used in the US -- there were NO baby girls given the name on the official records of 2014.

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Famous People Named Minette

Minette, nickname for Princess Henrietta of England, daughter of Charles I
Minette, 18th-century Haitian stage artist of duo Minette et Lise
Minette Walters, English crime novelist
Minnette de Silva, Sri Lanka’s first ever female architect

Pop Culture References for the name Minette

Minette, main character in Eva Ibbotson's "Island of the Aunts"
Minette, Jamaican girl in "Brother Man" by Roger Mais
Minette, fashion designer in the Nancy Drew PC game "Danger by Design"
Loveday Minette, character in "The Little White Horse" (1946) by Elizabeth Goudge
Minetta Brook, underground stream in New York City
Female cat, slang with sexual innuendo for female reproductive parts, diminutive of the French word "minerai" (ore) a type of iron ore mined between Lorraine and Luxembourg

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