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This is a beautiful name, but I like the variation Josetta even better.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2006
I know a French lady named Josette. She told me that her understanding is that her name is a diminutive of "Josephine", once a very popular name in France (Napoleon's empress).
-- leananshae  12/18/2007
Josette may also find its origins in the name Cosette, from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables", as a sort of play on words. If one accepts the idea that Cosette is derived from Chosette, it's rather easy to see the leap from Chosette (shoh-zet) to Josette (zhoh-zet). The "play on words" comes in if you imagine combining the "jo" of Josephine with the "-osette" of Cosette, effectively marrying one image of the French feminine ideal (quiet regal strength) with another (vulnerable innocence).
-- leananshae  12/18/2007
Josette DuPrey was the lover of Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows.
-- yohevid  8/2/2008
There was a movie called "Josette", starring French actress Simone Simon, in 1938 or 39.
-- elizabeth hamlet  7/9/2010

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