More info about the name "Colette"
Colette is a short form of Nicolette, a diminutive of Nicole. Nicole is a feminine form of Nicholas, originating in Greek language and meaning "people's triumph, victory". It is mostly used in English and French, in English-speaking countries it has been used since the middle of the 20th century. It might be related to the Greek goddess of victory, Nike. It can be used as a surname as well.