French, short form of Nicole, feminine variation of Nicholas, Greek
"people of victory"

Colette Origin and Meaning

The name Colette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "people of victory".
Like the French author with whom the name is most closely associated, Colette is a chic and charming name that is being rediscovered. After disappearing for nearly 30 years, Colette rejoined the Top 1000 in 2012 at Number 659 and has continued to rise since then.

Dylan McDermott used it for his daughter, as did actress Constance Zimmer.

There is an appealing animated Colette featured in the film Ratatouille.
# 448 in the US

Colette Rank in US Top 1000

# 210 on Nameberry

Colette Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Colette Popularity

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Famous People Named Colette

  • Saint Colette of Corbie (born Nicole Boellet)French abbess; founder of the Colettine Poor Clares
  • (SidonieGabrielle) Colette, French novelist
  • Colette de Jouvenel aka BelGazou, daughter of novelist Colette and Henry de Jouvenel
  • Colette Peignot aka LaureFrench author
  • Colette AppelAmerican pair skater
  • Colette CalascioneAmerican artist
  • Colette CarrAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Colette Deréal (born Colette Denise de Glarélial)French actress and singer
  • Colette FitzpatrickIrish TV news anchor
  • Colette FleschLuxembourgian politician and Olympic fencer
  • Colette GiudicelliFrench Senator
  • Colette MannAustralian actress
  • Colette MelotFrench Senator
  • Colette Marino aka DJ ColetteAmerican DJ
  • Colette Katy ButlerAmerican vlogger (as part of the Shaytards)
  • Colette Alleysister of American actress Kirstie Alley
  • Colette Rose McDermott (b. 1996)daughter of actor Dylan McDermott
  • Colette Lamoureux (b. 2008)daughter of actress Constance Zimmer and Russ Lamoureux
  • Colette Dubrow (b. 2011)daughter of reality TV personality Heather Dubrow of "Real Housewives of Orange County"
  • Colette Koala Haggerty (b. 2018)daughter of American rapper, singer, and songwriter Macklemore, sister to Sloane Ava Simone
  • Colette Kathleen Marmet (b. 2020)daughter of actress Robin Tunney
  • Colette Clifforddaughter of YouTuber Cameron Clifford

Colette in Pop Culture

  • Colette Shewardcharacter on British TV series "Holby City"
  • Colette Tatoucharacter in Disney's "Ratatouille"
  • Colette Valoischaracter on TV's "Pan Am"
  • Colette Brunelcharacter in video game "Tales of Symphonia"
  • Colettecharacter in film "Poetic Justice"
  • Colettecharacter in the Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton
  • Colette Beauvoircharacter in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
  • Colette Iselincharacter in "Marie Antoinette: Serial Killer" by Katie Alender
  • Colette Bonnetcharacter in "Sims" series
  • Colette MullenCain's wife on CW's "Supernatural"
  • Colettecarnival worker in Lemony Snicket's "A Series Of Unfortunate Events"

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