C names, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Word names

Cadette

Cadette is the feminine singular of cadet in French, which refers to a student in military school training to be an officer in English, derived from French cadet which was used to refer to the younger sons of a noble family who won’t inherit. The name comes from Latin capitellum meaning “small head” and “capital or chapter of a column”, derived from Latin caput (head; capital; chief, leader; chapter, division, paragraph) via a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Kadette (English)

 

Male forms:

  • Cadet (English, French)
  • Kadet (English)

 

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