Given Name COSETTE

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KAW-ZET (French)  [details]

Meaning & History

From French chosette meaning "little thing". This is the nickname of the illegitimate daughter of Fantine in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862). Her real name is Euphrasie, though it is seldom used. In the novel young Cosette is the ward of the cruel Thénardiers until she is retrieved by Jean Valjean.


literature, theatre, Victor Hugo characters
Entry updated July 2, 2017