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Gender Feminine
Usage Galician

Meaning & History

Galician form of French Salette, taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Notre-Dame de La Salette ("Our Lady of La Salette"). A Marian apparition reported by two children is said to have occurred at La Salette-Fallavaux, France, in 1846.
The place name Salette itself dates back to at least 1696 and seems to have originally been the surname of a local gentleman. According to academics, the surname is derived from Middle High German and Old High German sal, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *salaz- or *saliz- or *salą, "hall; large room".
Added 12/23/2018 by Frollein Gladys
Edited 6/12/2021 by LMS and Frollein Gladys