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Gender: Female Meaning of Ninette: "grace" Origin of Ninette: French diminutive of Ann

The name Ninette is a girl's name meaning "grace". Ninette and is often added to lists like Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Not quite Nanette and not quite Ninon, this is one of the more unusual 'ette' options. There was an eponymous Spanish film, starring Elsa Pataky, based on a novel.

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Famous People Named Ninette

Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson "Lily James", English actress
Ninette de Valois (1898-2001), prima ballerina and founder of the Royal Ballet
Ninette Tayeb (aka Ninet) Israeli pop singer, winner of TV's "Kochav Nolad" ("Israeli Idol")

Pop Culture References for the name Ninette

"Ninette," 2005 Spanish movie


Shaybaby1 Says:


I also love this for personal reasons! While maybe a stretch, this could translate as "little Nina". Which would be a perfect name tribute to my beloved deceased grandmother, whose name was Frances, but was known by her grandkids only as "Nina" (an invention of mine as a tot). We used her proper name as our daughter's middle name, but she was stillborn. So I'd love to use some other form if we ever have another to carry on "Nina's" legacy.

ShannaGrace Says:


Love this name! This is my sisters middle name. Jerri Ninette. My chose it for two reasons. The meaning is Grace which is my Grans name, my moms mom. Also the it is the diminutive of Ann which is my moms middle name.