Gender: Male Origin of Ornette: Musical name

Ornette Origin and Meaning

The name Ornette is a boy's name .

Long associated with jazz great Ornette Coleman, this name's main problem is that almost all other ette-ending names -- from Annette to Paulette -- are unequivocally feminine.

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beachbear Says:


The reason -ette names are cringe-worthy on boys is the same reason they SHOULD be cringe-worthy on girls... because -ette is diminutive. No human being should be labeled from birth as diminutive.