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Odette is a beautiful name associated with many famous and brave individuals, including heroine Odette Brailly from World War 2. Despite the beauty and courage behind the name option, it has only appeared on the top 1,000 list once in 1905. This name with French origins may soon catch up, however, as vintage-sounding names are becoming popular again.

Meaning and Origin of the name Odette:

The name Odette comes from the French word meaning “wealth.” The baby name Odette originates as a version of the baby name Oda or Odilia in French culture. Oda is the girls' version of the name Odo, which comes from the name Otto. On the other hand, Odilia comes from the German word “aud.”

Symbolism of the name Odette:

It is likely that Odette traces its origins more closely to the name Odilia. This name references back to the German word “aud,” which means “wealth” or “fortune.”

Nicknames for the name Odette:

  • Odie
  • Ody
  • Detta
  • Dett
  • Dette
  • Dotty
  • Detty
  • Etty
  • Ode
  • Ottie
Baby name Odette

Style of the name Odette:


Gender of the name Odette:

Odette is a vintage and feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Odette:

AW-deht or O-deht

Number of syllables in the name Odette:


Emotion evoked from the name Odette:

Odette feels vintage, feminine, and classic. It is a lovely name that feels kind and humble.

Alternative spellings for the name Odette:

  • Adette
  • Odete
  • Odett

Popularity of the name Odette:

Odette has only been on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index one year. That year was 1905 when the baby name ranked at number 843.

Great middle names for Odette and their meanings:

  • Eleanor (bright one, shining one)
  • Natalie (birthday, Christmas)
  • Lucille (light)
  • Rowan (river in paradise)
  • Ariana (most holy)
  • Eliza (joyful, my God is an oath)
  • Naomi (pleasant one, beauty)
  • Paloma (dove)

Famous people with the name Odette:

  • Odette Annable (actress, “You Again”)
  • Odette Hallowes (heroine from World War 2)
  • Odette Myrtil (violinist)
  • Odette Laure (actress, “Daddy Nostalgie”)
  • Odette Joyeux (actress, “Love Story”)
  • Odette (character from “The Swan Princess”)
  • Odette (character from “Swan Lake”)
  • Odette de Crecy (character from “Remembrance of Things Past”)
  • Odette (character from “Leap!”)
  • Odette (character from “The Handmaid's Tale”)
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