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Origin & Meaning

The name Babette is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Babette is "foreigner, stranger, traveler from a foreign land".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Babette Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Babette has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Babette to other names.


A name originally used for anyone who did not speak Greek. It referred to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded to the Greeks like bar-bar.

According to legend, St. Barbara was imprisoned in a tower by her father, who was struck down by lightning after murdering her. She is accordingly the Patron Saint of architects, stonemasons, fortifications, artillerymen and firework makers.


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Babette is a diminutive (nickname) of Barbara.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Babette in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Babette.

Just for fun, see the name Babette in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Babette in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.