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Jeanette (F)>

Jeanette (female)

Variants:Janet (F) Jeannette (F) Jennet (F)
Diminutive for:Janette (F)
Pet Name(s):Nettie (F)
Derivative of:Jeanne (F)
Can be spelt:Genette (F)
Source(s): "Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communications [BS, EA]

Jeanette is the English spelling variant of Jeannette, which is a French diminutive of Jeanne.

Jennet is shown in the Oxford Names Companion as a spelling variant of Jeanette but it also says it was used in medieval times as a diminutive [or pet name] for Jean.