A classy take on Nicole, Collette has not appeared on the list of popular baby names since the 1980s. But it might be time for Colette to have her due. Modern, literary parents might be attracted to the name given that Colette was the penname of elegant French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. This name suggests European models of beauty and femininity.


  • french: Victory

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Model Collette Roberts

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Dylan McDermott