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Gender: M Origin of Ornette: Musical 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.

Famous People Named Ornette

(Randolph Denard) Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist

Pop Culture References for the name Ornette

Ornette Howard, from the TV series "Friday Night Lights"