Нежные французские имена мужские

Французские мужские имена

Французские мужские имена очень изысканны и очаровательны. Они придают «нотки» какого-то особого шарма и аристократического грассирования (картавости) даже банальным, хорошо знакомым нам словам, которые в другом языке звучали бы слишком просто. Такие имена для мальчиков в России дают своим детям те современные родители, которые были в свое время покорены романами А.Дюма и В.Гюго. Что же касается Франции, то здесь малышей нарекают в честь близких родственников либо попросту называют любыми красивыми словами, которые с веками превращаются в имена собственные (например, Марсель – «относящийся к Марсу», Жюль – «кудрявый», Жан – «данный Богом»). В последнее время стране характерна та же идея глобализации, что и всему миру. Поэтому коренным маленьким французам часто дают арабские, славянские и американские имена, несмотря на желание нации сохранить свою самобытную культуру.

Список мужских французских имен

Мужские имена

А
Абсолон   мой отец — мир
Аделард   благородная сила
Аднет   земля
Аднот   земля
Адольф   благородный волк
Адриан   адриатический, сильный, мужественный
Аим   очень любимый
Александр   мужчина, защитник
Ален   живущий по соседству со скифами, красивый; красивый камень; олень; лис
Алфонс   благородный и готовый
Алэр   радостный, счастливый
Амадиу   любить бога
Амадоер   привлекательный
Амбруаз   бессмертный
Амеди   любить бога
Аморай   власть работы
Амори   власть работы
Амэйбл   привлекательный
Анатоуль   восток и восход солнца
Андрайон   из Хадрии
Андрэ   человек, воин
Анселм   защита бога
Антоин   неоценимый
Антонин   вступать в бой; состязаться; цветок
Аполлинер   разрушитель
Аристид   превосходство
Арман   мечта, сильный мужчина, воин
Армэль   каменный принц
Арно   власть орла
Артюр   божественный меч, медведь
Асс   благородный от рождения
Астор   ястреб-стеревятник
Атаназ   бессмертный
Ашиль   причиняющий боль
Б
Базиль   король
Баптист   опустившийся
Барзэлеми   сын Талмэй
Барнэйб   сын увещевания
Бартомиу   сын Талмэй
Бастиан   из Себэйста (город в Малой Азии)
Бедоир   тот, кто знал о подвигах Артура
Бенезет   благословляемый
Беноит   благословляемый
Бернар   сильный, отважный, стойкий медведь
Бернард   сильный, стойкий, отважный + медведь
Блез   шепелявый, неповоротливый
Бодуен   поддерживающий друга
Бонифас   хорошая судьба
Брис   нога, пестрый
В
Валентин   сильный, крепкий, здоровый
Валери   иностранная власть
Вейлр   сильный
Венсан   побеждающий
Вивьен   живый, оживляемый
Г
Габриэл   помощник Бога, сильный человек Бога, Божья твердыня
Гаетан   из Каита
Гай   веселый, игривый
Гаскон   из Гасконии
Гаспард   дорожите предъявителем
Гастон   из Гасконии
Гауэйн   белый ястреб
Гвенаэль   святый и щедрый
Гильберт   залог
Гильбэ   залог
Годард   сильный бог
Годдард   сильный бог
Госс   хороший или бог
Готие   правитель армии
Готье   правитель армии
Гратин   угождающий, приятный
Грегоир   осторожный, бдительный
Гуарин   защитник, защищающий
Гуаринот   защитник, защищающий
Гуиллом   шлем
Гюстав   медитирующий
Д
Д’артагнан   из Артагнана
Давид   любимый, любимец
Дайодор   подарок зевса
Дайон   Зевс
Дамиен   приручить, подчинить
Дегэйр   заблудший, потерянный
Дезире   желаемый
Денис   принадлежащий богу Дионису
Деодат   данный богу
Джасмин   цветок жасмина
Джервэйс   служащий копья
Джервэйса   служащий копья
Джереми   Господь возвеличит
Джерод   правитель копья
Джехан   бог добрый
Джиннот   бог добрый
Джоердэйн   текущий вниз
Джозеф   приумножающий
Джозу   бог — спасение
Джорджес   крестьянин
Джори   крестьянин
Джосселин   гот
Дидье   желанный
Диудонн   данный богом
Доминик   принадлежащий Господу
Донат   данный (богом)
Донатиан   данный (богом)
Е
Еуген   хорошо рожденный
Ж
Жак   держащийся за пятку
Жан   помилованный Богом, Яхве милостив
Жан-баптист   бог является добрым
Жерар   отважный копьеносец
Жермен   брат
Жером   святое имя
Жиль   ребенок, молодой козел
Жиральд   правитель копья
Жирард   храброе копье
Жоффруа   мир бога
Жоэл   яхве — бог
Жюлиан   мягко-бородатый, символическая ссылка на молодежь
Жюль   из рода Юлиев, кудрявый, июльский
Жюльен   пушистый, кудрявый
Жюст   ярмарка
З
Зачари   бог помнил
И
Ивес   тисовое дерево
Ивон   тисовое дерево
Изаи   бог — спасение
Изидор   подарок Изиса
Илберт   яркое сражение
Иняс   незнание
Ирэн   мирный
Итен   сильный, прочный, постоянный
К
Камиль   совершенный
Килиан   маленький воин
Киприан   родом с острова Кипр
Климент   нежный и милосердный
Кловис   известный воин
Клод   хромой
Коломб   голубь
Коломбэйн   голубь
Константен   устойчивый
Корентин   ураган, буря
Корин   мужчины вместе
Корнеил   рожок
Косм   красота
Коум   красота
Кристиан   христианин
Кристоф   несущий Христа
Л
Лазар   Бог помог
Лайонел   лев
Ламмерт   яркие земли
Ланс   земля
Леджер   копье людей
Лео   лев
Леон   лев
Леонайд   сын льва
Леонард   храбрый лев
Леонс   подобный льву
Леопольд   храбрый
Линдр   человек льва
Лоран   лаврентский, житель города Лаврент
Лоренс   из Лаврентия
Лорент   из Лорентума
Лорентин   из Лорентума
Лотер   воин людей
Лоуп   волк
Луи   знатный воин
Лука   светлый
Люк   свет
Люсиан   легкий
М
Максайм   самый большой
Максимилиан   величайший
Макэр   благословляемый
Марин   из моря
Марк   маркиз, молоток; посвященный Богу Марсу
Маркеллин   воинственный
Маркэль   воинственный
Марселон   маленький воин
Мартин   посвященный Марсу, принадлежащий Марсу (римскому богу войны)
Матео   дарованный Богом, дар Яхве (Бога), Божий человек
Матис   дарованный Богом, дар Яхве (Бога), Божий человек
Матиу   подарок бога
Маттиу   подарок бога
Мейкснс   самый большой
Михель   кто походит на бога?
Мишель   равный, подобный Богу, испрошенный у Бога
Могир   копье совета
Модест   скромник
Модестайн   умеренный, трезвый
Моджер   копье совета
Морис   темнокожий, мавр
Моррис   темнокожий, мавр
Н
Назэр   из Назарета
Наполеон   лев Неаполя
Нарсис   нечувствительный, сон
Натан   данный Богом
Никодем   победа людей
Николас   завоеватель, победитель народов
Николя   победитель народов
Нил   чемпион; облако
Нихэль   чемпион
Но   отдых
Ноа   умиротворяющий, успокаивающий
Нолан   победитель, чемпион
Ноэль   день рождения бога
О
Обен   из Элба
Оберон   медведь эльфа
Обэ   яркое благородство
Огастин   почтенный
Огюст   почтенный
Ода   богатый
Одилон   богатый
Одрик   правитель
Озанн   поставляющий
Озэйнн   поставляющий
Оливье   войско эльфов
Онезим   выгодный
Орел   золотый
Орелин   золотый
Отес   богатый
П
Папиллайон   бабочка
Паскаль   Пасха
Пасхаль   ребенок пасхи
Патрик   дворянин, голубых кровей; благородный
Патрис   дворянин
Пепин   семя фруктов
Перрин   скала, камень
Персевэль   долина, в которую проникают
Персиваль   долина, в которую проникают
Пирр   скала, камень
Понс   моряк
Пьер   камень
Р
Раинер   мудрый воин
Раймунд   мудрый защитник
Рауль   сильный вожак; славный волк
Рафаэль   исцеленный Богом
Реджис   управлять или справляться
Реинманд   мудрый защитник
Реинод   мудрый правитель
Ремай   гребец
Реми   гребец
Ренард   мудрый и сильный
Ренод   мудрый правитель
Рин   рожденный заново
Роберт   неувядающая слава, блестящий от славы
Роджер   слава + копье
Родолф   известный волк
Родольф   известный волк
Родриг   известная власть
Рок   отдых
Роланд   родная земля
Ролэйнд   известная земля
Ромен   римский
Роюзл   небольшая краснота
Рул   известный волк
С
Саин   копье
Саломон   человек мира
Саржа   служащий
Сача   защитник человечества
Себастин   из Себэйста ( город в Малой Азии )
Себастьен   севастийский, тот, кто родом из Севастии
Север   север
Северин   строгий
Сезар   волосатый
Серафин   горение
Силвестр   из леса
Силестин   небесный
Сильвен   из леса
Сиприан   с Кипра
Сириль   лорд
Сисар   волосатый
Сисэр   волосатый
Стефан   венок, венец, корона
Т
Телесфор   приносящий плоды
Тео   дарованный Богом, Божий дар
Теодор   дар Божий; посланник Бога
Теофил   друг бога
Тибо   смелый люди
Тимоти   почитающий бога
Тирри   король наций
Тома   близнец
Туссэйнт   святой
Тьери   король наций
Тьерри   народный правитель
У
Уго   душа, разум
Ф
Фабрис   мастер
Фабьен   как Фабиус
Феликайт   удачливый
Феликин   удачливый
Феликс   счастливый
Фернан   готовый к поездке
Ферранд   готовый к поездке
Феррант   готовый к поездке
Фиакр   ворон
Филберт   очень яркий, известный
Филиберт   очень яркий, известный
Филипп   любящий лошадей
Фирмин   устойчивый
Флорентин   флорентийский, флорентиец
Фолкет   племя
Форест   живущий в лесу
Франк   свободный
Франкоис   свободный
Франсуа   франкский, французский
Фредерик   мирный правитель
Фрери   мирный правитель
Фулкс   племя
Х
Хамелет   небольшая деревня
Хамнет   небольшой дом
Хамон   домой
Херв   борющийся
Хилэр   радостный, счастливый
Хонор   честь, доблесть
Хорас   имеющий хорошее зрение
Хугуес   сердце, мнение, или дух
Ч
Чарлот   человек
Чарльз   мужчина, воин, свободный человек
Ш
Шарлеман   большой Чарльз
Э
Эварист   хороший
Эврард   сильный как боров
Эдгард   богатое копье
Эдмонд   защитник процветания
Эдуард   священный страж, страж богатства, счастья
Эймерай   домашний правитель
Эймери   домашний правитель
Эймерик   домашний правитель
Эли   бог — мой бог
Элисон   благородный вид
Элои   выбирающий
Эмери   власть
Эмерик   домашний правитель
Эмилин   конкурирующий
Эмиль   соперник, ревностный, страстный
Энзо   краткая форма имени Лоренцо,лаврентский, житель города Лаврент
Энис   похвала
Эрик   вечный правитель, могущественный, вождь
Эркюль   слава Херы
Эрменеджилд   огромная дань
Эсм   уважаемый, любимый
Этьенн   корона
Эюсташ   хороший урожай, стабильность
Ю
Юдес   ребенок
Юдо   ребенок
Юдон   ребенок
Юрбен   городской обитатель

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мужское французское имя

Статья содержит французские имена для мальчиков: 316 самых красивых французских мужских имен со значением (список по алфавиту). В этом списке вы найдете редкие и красивые имена для француза мужчины.

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Список мужских французских имен

Имена на букву А

Абсолон — мой отец — мир

Аделард — благородная сила

Аднет — земля

Аднот — земля

Адольф — благородный волк

Адриан — из Хадрии

Аим — очень любимый

Александр — защитник человечества

Ален — красивый

Алоиз — находчивый

Алфонс — благородный и готовый

Алэр — радостный, счастливый

Амадиу — любить бога

Амадоер — привлекательный

Амбруаз — бессмертный

Амеди — любить бога

Аморай — власть работы

Амори — власть работы

Амэйбл — привлекательный

Анатоуль — восток и восход солнца

Андрайон — из Хадрии

Андрэ — человек, воин

Анселм — защита бога

Антоин — неоценимый

Антонин — неоценимый

Аполлинер — разрушитель

Аристид — превосходство

Арман — смелый, выносливый человек

Армэль — каменный принц

Арно — власть орла

Асс — благородный от рождения

Астор — ястреб-стервятик

Атаназ — бессмертный

Ашиль — причиняющий боль

Имена на букву Б

Базиль — король

Баптист — опустившийся

Барзэлеми — сын Талмэй

Барнэйб — сын увещевания

Бартомиу — сын Талмэй

Бастиан — из Себэйста (город в Малой Азии)

Бедоир — тот, кто знал о подвигах Артура

Бенезет — благословляемый

Беноит — благословляемый

Бернард — бас медведя

Блез — разговаривающий шепотом

Бодуен — поддерживающий друга

Бонифас — хорошая судьба

Брис — нога, пестрый

Имена на букву В

Валентин — здоровый, сильный

Валери — иностранная власть

Вейлр — сильный

Вивьен — живый, оживляемый

Имена на букву Г

Гаетан — из Каита

Гай — лес

Гаскон — из Гасконии

Гаспард — дорожите предъявителем

Гастон — из Гасконии

Гауэйн — белый ястреб

Гвенаэль — святый и щедрый

Гильберт — залог

Гильбэ — залог

Годард — сильный бог

Годдард — сильный бог

Госс — хороший или бог

Готие — правитель армии

Готье — правитель армии

Гратин — угождающий, приятный

Грегоир — осторожный, бдительный

Гуарин — защитник, защищающий

Гуаринот — защитник, защищающий

Гуиллом — шлем

Гюстав — медитирующий

Имена на букву Д

Дайодор — подарок Зевса

Дайон — Зевс

Дамиен — приручить, подчинить

Д’артагнан — из Артагнана

Дегэйр — заблудший, потерянный

Дезире — желаемый

Денис — последователь Диониса

Деодат — данный богу

Джасмин — цветок жасмина

Джервэйс — служащий копья

Джервэйса — служащий копья

Джереми — назначенный богом

Джерод — правитель копья

Джехан — бог добрый

Джиннот — бог добрый

Джоердэйн — текущий вниз

Джозеф — приумножающий

Джозу — бог — спасение

Джорджес — крестьянин

Джори — крестьянин

Джосселин — гот

Дидье — желаемый

Диудонн — данный богом

Доминик — принадлежащий лорду

Донат — данный (богом)

Донатиан — данный (богом)

Имена на букву Е

Еуген — хорошо рожденный

Имена на букву Ж, З

Жак — вытеснитель

Жан — бог добрый

Жан — баптист — бог является добрым

Жермен — брат

Жером — святое имя

Жиль — ребенок, молодой козел

Жиральд — правитель копья

Жирард — храброе копье

Жоффруа — мир бога

Жоэл — яхве — бог

Жюлиан — мягко — бородатый

Жюль — мягко — бородатый

Жюст — ярмарка

Зачари — бог помнил

Имена на букву И

Ивес — тисовое дерево

Ивон — тисовое дерево

Изаи — бог — спасение

Изидор — подарок Изиса

Илберт — яркое сражение

Иняс — незнание

Ирэн — мирный

Имена на букву К

Камиль — дежурный (для храма)

Киприан — из Кипра

Климент — нежный и милосердный

Кловис — известный воин

Клод — хромый

Коломб — голубь

Коломбэйн — голубь

Константен — устойчивый

Корентин — ураган, буря

Корин — мужчины вместе

Корнеил — рожок

Косм — красота

Коум — красота

Кристоф — Христос — предъявитель

Имена на букву Л

Лазар — мой бог помог

Лайонел — лев

Ламмерт — яркие земли

Ланс — земля

Леджер — копье людей

Леон — лев

Леонайд — сын льва

Леонард — сильный, лев

Леонс — подобный льву

Леопольд — смелый

Линдр — человек льва

Лоренс — из Лорентума

Лорент — из Лорентума

Лорентин — из Лорентума

Лотер — воин людей

Лоуп — волк

Луи — известный воин

Люк — из Лукании

Люсиан — легкий

Имена на букву М

Максайм — самый большой

Максимилиан — самый большой

Макэр — благословляемый

Марин — из моря

Марк — воинственный

Маркеллин — воинственный

Маркэль — воинственный

Марселон — маленький воин

Марсель — относящийся к Марсу

Мартин — из Марса

Матис — подарок бога

Матиу — подарок бога

Маттиу — подарок бога

Мейкснс — самый большой

Михель — кто походит на бога?

Могир — копье совета

Модест — умеренный, трезвый

Модестайн — умеренный, трезвый

Моджер — копье совета

Морис — темнокожий, мавр

Моррис — темнокожий, мавр

Имена на букву Н

Назэр — из Назарета

Наполеон — лев Неаполя

Нарсис — нечувствительный, сон

Никодем — победа людей

Николас — победа людей

Нил — чемпион

Нихэль — чемпион

Но — отдых

Норманн — северный человек

Ноэль — день рождения бога

Имена на букву О

Обен — из Элба

Оберон — медведь эльфа

Обэ — яркое благородство

Огастин — почтенный

Огюст — почтенный

Ода — богатый

Одилон — богатый

Одрик — правитель

Озанн — поставляющий

Озэйнн — поставляющий

Оливье — армия эльфа

Онезим — выгодный

Орел — золотый

Орелин — золотый

Отес — богатый

Имена на букву П

Папиллайон — бабочка

Паскаль — ребенок пасхи

Пасхаль — ребенок пасхи

Патрис — дворянин

Пепин — семя фруктов

Перрин — скала, камень

Персевэль — долина, в которую проникают

Персиваль — долина, в которую проникают

Пирр — скала, камень

Понс — моряк

Имена на букву Р

Раинер — мудрый воин

Раймунд — мудрый защитник

Рауль — мудрый волк

Рафаэль — бог зажил

Реджис — управлять или справляться

Реинманд — мудрый защитник

Реинод — мудрый правитель

Ремай — гребец

Реми — гребец

Ренард — мудрый и сильный

Ренод — мудрый правитель

Рин — рожденный заново

Роберт — известный

Роджер — известное копье

Родолф — известный волк

Родольф — известный волк

Родриг — известная власть

Рок — отдых

Роланд — известная земля

Ролэйнд — известная земля

Ромен — римский

Роюзл — небольшая краснота

Рул — известный волк

Рэй — проблеск

Имена на букву С

Саин — копье

Саломон — человек мира

Саржа — служащий

Сача — защитник человечества

Себастин — из Себэйста ( город в Малой Азии )

Север — строгий

Северин — строгий

Серафин — горение

Силвестр — из леса

Силестин — небесный

Сильвен — из леса

Сиприан — с Кипра

Сириль — лорд

Сисар — волосатый

Сисэр — волосатый

Стефан — корона

Имена на букву Т

Телесфор — приносящий плоды

Тео — подарок бога

Теодор — подарок бога

Теофил — друг бога

Тибо — смелый человек

Тибор — храбрый

Тимоти — почитающий бога

Тирри — король наций

Туссэйнт — святой

Тьери — король наций

Имена на букву Ф

Фабрис — мастер

Фабьен — как Фабиус

Феликайт — удачливый

Феликин — удачливый

Феликс — удачливый

Фернан — готовый к поездке

Ферранд — готовый к поездке

Феррант — готовый к поездке

Фиакр — ворон

Филберт — очень яркий, известный

Филиберт — очень яркий, известный

Филипп — любитель лошадей

Фирмин — устойчивый

Флорентин — цветущий

Фолкет — племя

Форест — живущий в лесу

Франк — свободный

Франкоис — свободный

Фредерик — мирный правитель

Фрери — мирный правитель

Фулкс — племя

Имена на букву Х

Хамелет — небольшая деревня

Хамнет — небольшой дом

Хамон — домой

Херв — борющийся

Хилэр — радостный, счастливый

Хонор — честь, доблесть

Хорас — имеющий хорошее зрение

Хугуес — сердце, мнение, или дух

Имена на букву Ч

Чарлот — человек

Чарльз — человек

Имена на букву Ш

Шарлеман — большой Чарльз

Шарль — мужчина, человек

Имена на букву Э

Эварист — хороший

Эврард — сильный как боров

Эдгард — богатое копье

Эдмонд — защитник процветания

Эдуард — опекун процветания

Эймерай — домашний правитель

Эймери — домашний правитель

Эймерик — домашний правитель

Эли — бог — мой Бог

Элисон — благородный вид

Элои — выбирающий

Эмери — власть

Эмерик — домашний правитель

Эмилин — конкурирующий

Эмиль — конкурент

Энис — похвала

Эркюль — слава Херы

Эрменеджилд — огромная дань

Эсм — уважаемый, любимый

Этьенн — корона

Эюсташ — хороший урожай, стабильность

Имена на букву Ю

Юдес — ребенок

Юдо — ребенок

Юдон — ребенок

Юрбен — городской обитатель

Французские имена для мальчиков

Франция – страна любви, нежности, чувственности. Это отражается во всем, в том числе и именах, которыми здесь называют детей. Кстати, к имени здесь, как и в других странах мира, относятся очень внимательно, даже трепетно.

Прежде чем начать говорить непосредственно о мужских французских именах, хочется упомянуть о том, что французы – верующий народ. Именно поэтому к имени для своего ребенка они относятся очень трепетно. Французы не ограничиваются одним именем, считая, что несколько имен будут, подобно святым, охранять ребенка на протяжении всей его жизни. Кстати, очень часто мальчикам дают имен их дедов и прадедов.

Итак, если вы хотите дать своему сыну красивое французское имя, то обязательно присмотритесь к тем именам, что были популярны в прошлом веке. Все дело в том, что они отличались, как раз, благородством, изыском, утонченностью. Это, прежде всего, Филипп, Николас, Кристиан, Даниэль, Кристофер, Патрик, Мишель.

Самыми распространенными французскими мужскими именами по-прежнему остаются Николя, Марсель, Севастьян и ряд других. Они так же не лишена романтичной нотки, так свойственной для всей Франции в целом.

Французский язык с точки зрения фонетики признан одним из самых красивых мировых языков. Многие французские имена для мальчиков удивляют своей благозвучностью, мелодичностью. Как и многие другие национальные именословы, именник во Франции сформировался под влиянием исторических событий. В древнегалльском периоде именослов французов в основном состоял из кельтских и греческих имен. Ну а библейские имена пришли во Францию через Грецию. После нападения римлян, в список французских мужских имен вошли имена латинского происхождения, например имя Ланцелот, что означает «странствующий рыцарь». После германского вторжения среди французов появились немецкие имена: Аббо (значение «сияющий»), Хуго (значит «блестящий») и т. д.

В прошлые века французские власти не разрешали называть детей чужеродными именами, поэтому заимствование имен практически прекратилось. Родители должны были выбирать для своего мальчика имя, записанное в церковном католическом календаре. Сейчас такого закона нет, но многие католики до сих пор придерживаются этого обычая.

По французской традиции старшего сына называют в честь деда по отцовской линии, второго сына нарекают в честь деда по материнской линии, а третьему сыну можно давать любое имя из церковного календаря. Естественно сейчас молодые французы не соблюдают эти правила, и дают своим детям те мужские французские имена, которые им больше всего нравятся по значению или на слух.

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Как во Франции выбирают имена для мальчиков

Французы, и не только они, желают дать своему наследнику имя, которое отличалось бы звучностью, запоминалось и несло хороший посыл. Идеи для наречения мамы и папы новорожденного мальчика берут в разных источниках, например:

  • в исторических хрониках своей страны. Во Франции уже много лет держится мода на мужские имена, которые носили некогда французские монархи: Роберт, Луи, Карл, Филипп. При этом их этимология может привести к корням латинским или греческим. Но это для ономастики обычное явление, поэтому не так важно. Королевские имена всегда пользуются любовью у французского населения.

  • В семейных традициях: первенцу присваивают двойное имя в честь предков — деда по отцу, деда по матери: Жан-Поль, Жан-Клод и т.д. Может быть и третья часть — имя святого покровителя, которое дается младенцу после крещения. Второй сын в семье получает имя прадедушки по отцовской линии, женское имя бабушки матери и имя святого. Традиция обязательного составного наречения существовала во Франции вплоть до 1993 года, сейчас это по желанию родителей.

  • В Библии. Это тоже старинная традиция у многих народов мира: называть ребенка именем святого, надеясь на его защиту и покровительство. А французы — верующие католики, поэтому среди красивых мужских имен много, связанных с христианством: Пьер, Бенжамен, Кристоф, Мишель, Давид.

  • В искусстве. Родители-эстеты придумывают имя своему малышу, вдохновляясь литературой, театром, кинематографом: Ален, Патрик, Кристиан, Бернар, Фредерик, Лоран, Эрик, Себастьян, Стефан.

Как Петр становился Пьером

В России был период — с 18-го и до начала 20 века, когда в аристократических кругах собеседники обращались друг к другу только на французский манер, помните ироничное замечание Грибоедова про «смесь французского с нижегородским»? Тогда сплошь и рядом Петр становился Пьером, Степан — Этьеном, Павел — Полем, Сергей — Сержем, Иван — Жаном, Николай — Николя, Евгений — Эженом.

Но сегодня другая мода. Сами французы считают удачными следующие мужские имена: Тьерри, Пьер, Кристоф, Жан, Мишель и Филипп.  

Самые красивые французские мужские имена

А мы составили свой топ самых красивых современных французских имен для мальчиков.

Ален — считается, что носители этого имени отличаются уравновешенным характером и умеют произвести выгодное впечатление. Этому веришь, когда вспоминаешь известных французов — красавца-сердцееда Алена Делона или эталона современной гастрономии шеф-повара Алена Дюкасса.

Марсель — у этого слова много значений: это и топоним во Франции (есть такой город), и мужское имя, и фамилия. Происхождением обязано, скорее всего Древнему Риму, переводится с латыни как «посвященный богу войны Марсу». Имя хорошо прижилось именно на французской земле. Много Марселей можно найти среди деятелей культуры и искусства: писатели Марсель Аллен и Марсель Пруст, французский актер-мим Марсель Марсо и многие другие.

Эмиль. Короткое имя давно стало популярным во всей Европе. Оно хорошо сочетается со многими фамилиями, вот только несколько интернациональных примеров: Эмиль Лотяну (советский кинорежиссер), американский актер Эмиль Хирш, Эмиль Хегле Свенсен — норвежский биатлонист, Эмиль Золя — французский писатель. 

Даниэль. Вообще-то корни слова уходят в древнееврейский язык и означают буквально «Бог мой судья». Но всплеск популярности у него произошел в новейшей истории, после выхода культового фильма Люка Бессона «Такси», в котором всех зрителей обаял харизматичный таксист Даниэль Моралес (Сами Насери).

Натан — последнее время этим именем часто называют мальчиков во Франции, хотя это не исконно французское имя, оно пришло из древнееврейского языка и означает «дарованный».

Камиль. Еще одно распространенное во Франции (и не только) красивое мужское имя. Есть несколько версий о его происхождении. По одной — это латинское имя «хранитель для храма», по другой — корни стоит искать в арабском языке — «совершенный», «зрелый».

Венсан — аристократическое и строгое по транскрипции, имя подходит мужчинам с большими планами на жизнь, оно и переводится как «победитель». Среди знаменитых французов с этим именем — актеры Венсан Перес, Венсан Кассель, Венсан Лакост.

А какое французское имя нравится вам? Пишите в комментариях!

TOP 200 French Names For Boys And Girls: Origin, Meaning, Variations And Pronunciation

  • by Green Baby World Team
  • Last update: April 25, 2022
French Names

France is a country with a long history and cultural heritage. There are clearly traced links with the Roman Empire. Numerous dialects add national flavor to the everyday life of the country. There they are respectful of their history.

France borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Andorra. This neighborhood has influenced the culture of the country, including the formation of names. Therefore, in France, borrowing proper names from neighboring cultures has been practiced since ancient times. During the wars of conquest, new unusual names were “brought” into the country, which were called ‘newborns’.

As in many Catholic countries, it is a custom in France to give children several names (initially to provide the child with as many patron saints as possible). In everyday life, only one is usually used (the so-called ‘prénom usuel’ or “everyday name”). For example, if a child has “Antoine Michel Nicolas” on his birth certificate, then at home and at school he will simply be called Antoine (or rather, Tony or Titi). Many French people consider this custom very practical: if a person later wants to change their name, they can be called by any of the names given to them at birth, without needing to bother with lengthy official procedures.

By the way, double names that are written in documents with a hyphen (Jean-Claude, Jean-Pierre, Marie-Laure) are officially considered one name. Many modern celebrities (film actors, musicians, and artists) have double and triple names. Among them are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and others.

Another feature of this French use of names of past centuries is universality. This means that both boys and girls were often given the same names. The names Corentin, Michel, and some others serve as examples of this.

As in other countries, French parents carefully choose a name for their child. Let’s start our journey into the world of French names!


Article content: 

  • Top 100 French Names For Boys 
    • French Boy Names With Greek And Latin Origin
    • Names With Greek Origin
    • Names With Latin Origin
    • French Names For Boys With Hebrew Origin
    • French Boys Names With Different Roots
    • Short French Male Names
  • Top 100 French Names For Girls
    • French Girls Names With Greek And Latin Origin
    • Names With Greek Origin
    • Names With Latin Origin
    • French Names For Girls With Hebrew Origin
    • French Girls Names With Different Roots

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French Boy

A large proportion of male names in France have Latin or Greek roots and came to the country through the adoption of Christianity. In fact, there are very few native French names. Let’s see which male names the French themselves consider the best and most popular.

French Boy Names With Greek And Latin Origins

In the list below, we have provided some popular baby names with ancient roots for boys.

Names With Greek Origins

1.  Alexandre

How to pronounce:  A-LUG-ZAHNDR
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος
Meaning: Man’s defender
Female version of the name: Alexandrine
Alternative spelling:  Alex
Variations in other languages: Oleksandr (Ukrainian), Aleksandr (Russian), Alexandr (German), Alejandro (Spanish), Alessandro (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In Greek mythology, this was another name for Paris. This name also appears in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer of this name was Alexander the Great, who was king of Macedon. 
Famous Persons:  Alexandre Vauthier is a fashion designer.

2.  Andre

Original: André
How to pronounce:  AH-DREH
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας
Meaning: Man
Female version of the name: Andrée
Alternative spelling:  Dédé, Andruet, Androt, Andrin
Variations in other languages: Andrew (English), Andrey (Russian), Andrés (Spanish), Andrea (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name became popular in the Middle Ages.
Famous Persons:  André Zwoboda is a French producer, director, and screenwriter.

3.  Christophe

How to pronounce:  KREES-TAWF 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος
Meaning: Bearing Christ
Alternative spelling:  Chris, Cricri, Cristou, Tophe, Totophe
Variations in other languages: Christopher (English), Krzysztof (Polish)
Interesting Facts: This name used to mean that the bearer carried Christ in their heart. In the Middle Ages, it came to refer to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, who carried Jesus across the river when he was young.
Famous Persons:  Christophe Dumaux is an opera singer from France.

4.  Damien

How to pronounce:  DA-MYEH
Origin:  Ancient Greek δαμάζω 
Meaning: To tame
Variations in other languages: Demyan (Russian), Damian (Spanish), Damiano (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Saint Damien, along with his brother, was a patron saint of physicians. He and his brother were martyred. 
Famous Persons:  Damien Boisseau is a voice actor.

5.  Denis

How to pronounce:  DU-NEE
Origin:  Ancient Greek Διονύσιος
Meaning: Dedicated to the god Dionysos
Female version of the name: Denise
Alternative spelling:  Denys, Deniseau, Deniset
Variations in other languages: Dionisio (Spanish), Denys (Ukrainian)
Interesting Facts: According to Greek mythology, Dionysos, the son of Zeus and Semele, is the god of wine, fertility, dance, and revelry. He was the son of Zeus and Semele.
Famous Persons:  Denis Villeneuve is a French-Canadian writer and film director [1].

6.  Georges

How to pronounce:  ZHAWRZH 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Γεώργιος
Meaning: Farmer
Female version of the name: Georgine, Georgette
Alternative spelling:  Jojo, Georget, Georgin, Georgel, Georgelet, Georgelin, Georgeton
Variations in other languages: George (English), Georgiy (Russian), Djordje (Serbian), Jorge (Spanish), Giorgio (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Georges Gorse is a French diplomat and politician.

7.  Gilles

How to pronounce:  ZHEEL 
Origin:  Ancient Greek αἰγίδιον 
Meaning: Young goat
Female version of the name: Gillonne
Alternative spelling:  Égide, Gillet, Gillot
Variations in other languages: Egidio (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Saint Giles was the patron saint of the crippled. 
Famous Persons:  Gilles Leroy is a writer.

8.  Jerome

Original: Jérôme
How to pronounce:  ZHEH-ROM 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ἱερώνυμος
Meaning: Sacred name
Alternative spelling:  Gérôme, Jéjé, Gégé, Gé, Géromet
Variations in other languages: Jerome (English), Jeronimo (Spanish), Geronimo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In the 5th century, Saint Jerome created the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible.
Famous Persons:  Jérôme Anthony is a television presenter.

9.  Jules

How to pronounce:  ZHUYL
Origin:  Ancient Greek ἴουλος
Meaning: Downy-bearded
Female version of the name: Julie
Alternative spelling:  Julot, Julou, Jujules
Variations in other languages: Giulio (Italian), Juliusz (Polish)
Interesting Facts: This was the name of a prominent patrician family of Rome, who stated they descended from Julus, Aeneas’ son.
Famous Persons:  Jules Verne was an author. 

10.  Lionel

How to pronounce:  LYAW-NEHL
Origin:  Ancient Greek Λέων
Meaning: Lion
Female version of the name: Léonelle
Alternative spelling:  Léonel
Interesting Facts: This is a French diminutive of ‘Léon’. In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a knight who was Sir Bors’ brother. 
Famous Persons:  Lionel Poilâne was an internationally renowned French baker and entrepreneur.

11.  Nicolas

How to pronounce:  NEE-KAW-LA 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Νικόλαος
Meaning: Victory of the people
Female version of the name: Nicole
Alternative spelling:  Nico, Coco, Nicolet, Nicolin, Colas, Colin, Colinot, Colinet, Collin
Variations in other languages: Nikolay (Russian), Mykola (Ukrainian), Niklas (Swedish), Nicola (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Nicolas Sarkozy is a former president of France [2].

12.  Pacome

Original: Pacôme
How to pronounce:  PA-KOO-ME
Origin:  Ancient Greek Παχώμιος
Meaning: Thick, tight
Famous Persons:  Pacôme Rupin is a politician.

13.  Philippe

How to pronounce:  FEE-LEEP 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Φίλιππος
Meaning: Fond of Horses
Female version of the name: Philippine 
Alternative spelling:  Pipo, Philou, Phil
Variations in other languages: Philip (English), Felipe (Spanish), Filippo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In the New Testament, Philippe (Philip) was an apostle.
Famous Persons:  Philippe Russo is a singer.

14.  Pierre

How to pronounce:  PYEHR
Origin:  Ancient Greek Πέτρος
Meaning: Stone 
Female version of the name: Pierrette
Alternative spelling:  Pierrin, Perrin, Perin, Pierrel, Pierron, Pierrou, Perrinel, Perriquet, Périnel, Pernel, Pernin, Périneau, Périnet, Pérignon
Variations in other languages: Peter (English), Pedro (Spanish), Pyotr (Russian), Pietro (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This has been widely used as a name in France since the 13th century.
Famous Persons:  Pierre Affre is a sculptor.

15.  Stephane

Original: Stéphane
How to pronounce:  STEH-FAN 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Στέφανος
Meaning: Crown, wreath
Female version of the name: Stéphanie
Variations in other languages: Stepan (Russian), Stephen (English)
Interesting Facts: Acts in the New Testament tells the story of Saint Stephane, a deacon who was stoned to death. He is believed to be the first Christian martyr. 
Famous Persons:  Stéphane Sednaoui is a French actor, film producer, director, and photographer.

16.  Theodore

Original: Théodore
How to pronounce:  TEH-AW-DAWR 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος
Meaning: God’s gift
Female version of the name: Théodore 
Alternative spelling:  Théo 
Variations in other languages: Theodore (English), Teodor (Polish), Fyodor (Russian)
Famous Persons:  Théodore Cornut was an 18th-century French mathematician and architect for the military.

17.  Timothee

Original: Timothée
How to pronounce:  TEE-MAW-TEH
Origin:  Ancient Greek Τιμόθεος
Meaning: Honoring God
Variations in other languages: Timothy (English), Timofey (Russian), Timoteo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Saint Timothee, who accompanied Paul on his missionary journeys, was the recipient of some of Paul’s epistles in the New Testament. 
Famous Persons:  Timothée Chaillou is an art critic from France.

18.  Ulysse

How to pronounce:  UY-LEES 
Origin:  Ancient Greek ὀδύσσομαι
Meaning: To hate
Interesting Facts: This is a French version of ‘Odysseus’. In Greek mythology Odysseus was a Greek hero who fought in the Trojan War. 
Famous Persons:  Ulysse Gémignani is a sculptor from France.

19.  Zephirin

Original: Zéphirin
How to pronounce:  ZE-FEE-RAN
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος
Meaning: West wind
Female version of the name: Zéphirine
Alternative spelling:  Zéphyrin
Interesting Facts: Although it was widely used in the 1800s and 1900s, this name is mostly only used in French-speaking African countries now.
Famous Persons:  Zéphirin Camélinat was a French politician and trade unionist.

Names With Latin Origins

20.  Adrien 

How to pronounce:  A-DREE-YEH
Origin:  Latin Hadrianus
Meaning: Adriatic
Female version of the name: Adrienne
Alternative spelling:  Didi, Didou, Adri, Adrie
Variations in other languages: Adorjan (Hungarian), Jadran (Serbian), Adriano (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name is often interpreted as meaning “a man who comes from Adria”, Adria being an ancient port city.
Famous Persons:  Adrien Auzout is an astronomer from France.

21.  Amedee

Original: Amédée
How to pronounce:  A-MEH-DEH 
Origin:  Latin Amare and Deus
Meaning: Love of God
Variations in other languages: Amadeo (Italian), Amadej (Slovene)
Famous Persons:  Amédée Faure was a portrait painter [3].

22.  Antoine

How to pronounce:  AH-TWAN
Origin:  Latin Antonius
Meaning: From the family of the Antonias
Female version of the name: Antoinette
Alternative spelling:  Titi, Toine, Toinou, Titouan, Titoine
Variations in other languages: Antonio (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name was, in antiquity, a surname used by a noble Roman family which came into use as a first name over time.
Famous Persons:  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French aviator, aristocrat, journalist, and poet [4].

23.  Aurelien

Original: Aurélien
How to pronounce:  O-REH-LYEH
Origin:  Latin Aureus
Meaning: Golden
Female version of the name: Aurélie
Alternative spelling:  Aurèle
Interesting Facts: This name was in use as a surname in antiquity. Marcus Aurelius was an emperor of Rome who bore a variation of this name.
Famous Persons:  Aurélien Passeron is a road racing cyclist from France.

24.  Benoit

Original: Benoît
How to pronounce:  BU-NWA 
Origin:  Latin Benedictus
Meaning: Blessed
Female version of the name: Benoite
Variations in other languages: Benedict (English), Benito (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Benoît Tréluyer is a racing driver from France.

25.  Camille

How to pronounce:  KA-MEE
Origin:  Latin Camillus
Meaning: A youth employed in religious services
Female version of the name: Camille
Alternative spelling:  Mimi, Cam
Variations in other languages: Kamil (Czech), Camilo (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: In the English-speaking world, this name is generally considered feminine rather than masculine.
Famous Persons:  Camille Lacourt is a swimmer from France.

26.  Claude

How to pronounce:  KLOD
Origin:  Latin Claudus
Meaning: Lame, crippled
Female version of the name: Claudie
Variations in other languages: Klaudijs (Latvian), Klaudiusz (Polish), Claudio (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name has been in use in France since at least the 7th century, in which it was borne by a famous saint.
Famous Persons:  Claude Debussy was a composer from France [5].

27.  Desire

Original: Désiré
How to pronounce:  DEH-ZEE-REH
Origin:  Latin Desideratum 
Meaning: Desired
Female version of the name: Désirée
Interesting Facts: This comes directly from the French word that means ‘desired’ or ‘wished for’.
Famous Persons:  Désiré Charnay is an archaeologist from France.

28.  Dominique

How to pronounce:  DAW-MEE-NEEK  
Origin:  Latin Dominicus
Meaning: Of the Lord
Female version of the name: Dominique 
Alternative spelling:  Domi, Dom , Dodo
Variations in other languages: Dominic (English), Domenico (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name has traditionally been used for babies born on Sunday.
Famous Persons:  Dominique Lapierre is an author from France.

29.  Emilien

Original: Émilien
How to pronounce:  EH-MEE-LYEH
Origin:  Latin Aemilius
Meaning: Rival
Female version of the name: Émilienne, Émilie
Alternative spelling:  Emilien, Amélien, Milien, Mimi, Milou, Émile
Variations in other languages: Emilio (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Émilien Jacquelin is a biathlete from France.

30.  Fabien

How to pronounce:  FA-BYEH
Origin:  Latin Faba
Meaning: Bean
Female version of the name: Fabienne
Alternative spelling:  Fabie, Fabi, Fab
Variations in other languages: Fabian (English), Fabiano (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Fabien Yves Jérôme Corbineau is an actor and model from France.

31.  Fabrice

How to pronounce:  FAB-REES
Origin:  Latin Faber
Meaning: Craftsman
Female version of the name: Fabricienne
Alternative spelling:  Fabricien
Variations in other languages: Fabrício (Portuguese), Fabrizio (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Fabrice Lhomme is an investigative journalist from France.

32.  Francois

Original: François
How to pronounce:  FRAH-SWA
Origin:  Latin Franciscus
Meaning: Frankish, French
Female version of the name: Françoise
Alternative spelling:  Francisque, Francis, Fanfan, Fafa
Variations in other languages: Franz (German), Franciszek (Polish), Francisco (Spanish), Francesco (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name could be derived from the Franks, a Germanic tribe, who were named as such based on a spear that they used.
Famous Persons:  François-Xavier Roth is a conductor from France.

33.  Fulgence

How to pronounce:  FUL-ZHONS
Origin:  Latin Fulgens
Meaning: Shining
Variations in other languages: Fulgenzio (Italian), Fulgencio (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Fulgence Bienvenüe, a famous French civil engineer, was known for the construction of the Paris Métro. He is frequently called “Le Père du Métro” (Father of the Metro). 

34.  Honore

Original: Honoré
How to pronounce:  AW-NAW-REH 
Origin:  Latin Honoratus
Meaning: Esteemed, distinguished
Female version of the name: Honorine
Interesting Facts: At least 7 saints have borne this name, including the patron saint of bakers, a 6th-century bishop of Amiens.
Famous Persons:  Honoré de Balzac was a French playwright and novelist.

35.  Laurent

How to pronounce:  LAW-RAH
Origin:  Latin Laurus
Meaning: Laurel
Female version of the name: Laurence 
Alternative spelling:  Laurie, Lolo
Variations in other languages: Lorenzo (Italian), Laurence  (English)
Interesting Facts: In ancient Rome, laurel leaves were used to make victory garlands, giving this name a favorable meaning.
Famous Persons:  Laurent Fabius is a former Prime Minister of France.

36.  Lucien

How to pronounce:  LUY-SYEH
Origin:  Latin Lux
Meaning: Light
Female version of the name: Lucienne
Alternative spelling:  Lulu
Variations in other languages: Luciano (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This was an extremely popular name in antiquity, being borne by many prominent Romans and two Etruscan kings.
Famous Persons:  Lucien Revolucien is a hip-hop artist from France.

37.  Marcel

How to pronounce:  MAR-SEHL
Origin:  Latin Marcus
Meaning: Dedicated to the god Mars, warlike
Female version of the name: Marcelle
Alternative spelling:  Marceau, Marcile, Marcelet, Marcelon, Marcelot, Marcelou, Marcelin
Variations in other languages: Marcello (Italian)
Interesting Facts:
Famous Persons:  Marcel Achard is a French screenwriter and playwright.

38.  Martin

How to pronounce:  MAR-TEH
Origin:  Latin Martis
Meaning: Dedicated to the god Mars
Female version of the name: Martine
Variations in other languages: Martino (Italian),  Martyn (Ukrainian)
Interesting Facts: Saint Martin of Tours, a 4th-century bishop, is the patron saint of France. When, according to legend, he came across a cold beggar in winter, he ripped his cloak in two and gave the beggar half of it. 
Famous Persons:  Martin Fourcade is a biathlete from France.

39.  Maurice

How to pronounce:  MAW-REES
Origin:  Latin Maurus
Meaning: Dark-skinned, Moorish
Female version of the name: Mauricette
Alternative spelling:  Maur, Rice, Momo, Mauriceau, Mauricet
Variations in other languages: Mauro (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Maurice Blanchot was a French literary theorist, writer, and philosopher.

40.  Maxime

How to pronounce:  MAK-SEEM
Origin:  Latin Maximus
Meaning: The greatest
Female version of the name: Maxette, Maxime
Alternative spelling:  Max, Maxou
Variations in other languages: Maksim (Russian), Maksym (Ukrainian), Massimo (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Maxime Minot is a politician from France.

41.  Octave

How to pronounce:  AWK-TAV  
Origin:  Latin Octavus
Meaning: Eighth 
Alternative spelling:  Octavien
Variations in other languages: Ottavio (Italian), Octavio (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: The first Roman emperor, Augustus, originally bore this name as his family name before changing it during his reign. 
Famous Persons:  Octave Dayen is a cyclist from France.

42.  Olivier

How to pronounce:  AW-LEE-VYEH
Origin:  Latin
Meaning: Olive tree
Alternative spelling:  Oli
Variations in other languages: Oliver (English)
Interesting Facts: This name is also the word for “olive tree” in French.
Famous Persons:  Olivier Weber is a French reporter and novelist.

43.  Pascal

How to pronounce:  PAS-KAL
Origin:  Latin Paschalis
Meaning: Relating to Easter
Female version of the name: Pascale
Alternative spelling:  Pascalou, Calou  
Interesting Facts: The same Latin word was used for both Easter and Passover due to them occurring at a similar time of year. 
Famous Persons:  Pascal Thévenot is a politician from France.

44.  Patrice 

How to pronounce:  PA-TREES 
Origin:  Latin Patricius 
Meaning: Noble
Female version of the name: Patricie 
Alternative spelling:  Pat, Patou
Variations in other languages: Patrick (English), Patricio (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This is the French form of ‘Patrick’. 
Famous Persons:  Patrice Coirault is an ethnomusicologist from France.

45.  Prosper

How to pronounce:  PRAWS-PEHR
Origin:  Latin Prosperus
Meaning: Fortunate
Variations in other languages: Prospero (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Prosper Sainton is a French conductor and violinist.

46.  Quentin

How to pronounce:  KAHN-TEH
Origin:  Latin Quintus
Meaning: Fifth
Variations in other languages: Quinto (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Traditionally, this name was either given to a child born in the fifth month of the year, or to the fifth child born in a family.
Famous Persons:  Quentin Lafargue is a racing cyclist from France.

47.  Sebastien

Original: Sébastien
How to pronounce:  SEH-BAS-TYEH
Origin:  Latin Sebastianus
Meaning: From Sebaste
Female version of the name: Sébastienne 
Alternative spelling:  Séb, Sébas, Bastien, Baste, Bastou, Baba
Variations in other languages: Seppo (Finnish), Sebastian (Spanish), Sebastiano (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name refers to those who came from Sebaste, a town in Asia Minor.
Famous Persons:  Sébastien Agius is a singer who won the first season of the French version of the X Factor.

48.  Sylvain

How to pronounce:  SEEL-VEH
Origin:  Latin Silva
Meaning: Forest
Female version of the name: Sylvaine
Alternative spelling:  Silvain 
Variations in other languages: Silvio (Italian), Silas (Greek)
Famous Persons:  Sylvain Longchambon is an ice dancer from France.

49.  Valentin

How to pronounce:  VA-LAH-TEHN
Origin:  Latin Valens
Meaning: Strong
Female version of the name: Valentine
Alternative spelling:  Val, Valou, Vava, Tinou, Tintin
Variations in other languages: Valentino (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Valentin Roberge is a footballer from France.

50.  Vianney

How to pronounce:  VYA-NEH
Origin:  Latin Vivus
Meaning: Alive
Female version of the name: Vivienne
Famous Persons:  Vianney Bureau is a singer and songwriter from France.

51.  Victor

How to pronounce:  VEEK-TAWR
Origin:  Latin
Meaning: Winner
Female version of the name: Victoire
Alternative spelling:  Toto, Vic
Variations in other languages: Viktor (Russian), Vittorio (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Victor Loche is a zoologist from France.

52.  Vincent

How to pronounce:  VEHN-SAHN
Origin:  Latin Vincere
Meaning: To conquer
Female version of the name: Vincente
Interesting Facts: Among early Christians this name was highly popular, due in part to its association with many early saints.
Famous Persons:  Vincent Collet is a coach in basketball.

53.  Vivien

How to pronounce:  VEE-VYEHN
Origin:  Latin Vivus
Meaning: Alive
Female version of the name: Viviane
Variations in other languages: Vivian (English)
Famous Persons:  Vivien Brisse is a cyclist from France.

French Names For Boys With Hebrew Origins

In French culture many names have Hebrew and Biblical roots. You will see some in the list below. 

54.  Daniel

How to pronounce:  da-NYEH-leh 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ 
Meaning: God is my Judge 
Female version of the name: Danièle
Alternative spelling:  Dany, Danie, Dani
Variations in other languages: Daniil (Russian), Danylo (Ukrainian), Daniel (English), Daniele (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In The Book of Daniel, which takes place during the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, Daniel interprets the dreams of King Nebuchadnezzar. After being thrown into a den of lions, he was saved by an angel.
Famous Persons:  Daniel Roullier is a businessman and billionaire.

55.  Emmanuel

How to pronounce:  EH-MA-NWEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל
Meaning: God is with us
Female version of the name: Emmanuelle 
Alternative spelling:  Manuel, Manou, Manu, Manue, Mano
Variations in other languages: Emanuel (Spanish), Emanuele (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In the Old Testament, this was the foretold name of the Messiah.
Famous Persons:  Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is the 25th President of France [6].

56.  Gabriel

How to pronounce:  GA-BREE-YEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל
Meaning: God is my strength
Female version of the name: Gabrielle
Alternative spelling:  Gabie, Gabi, Gaby, Gab, Gabou
Variations in other languages: Gavriil (Russian), Havrylo (Ukrainian), Gabriel (English), Gabriele (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In the Old and New Testaments, Gabriel is an archangel who delivered messages from God to Daniel, Zechariah, and Mary.
Famous Persons:  Gabriel Fauré was a late Romantic composer [7]. 

57.  Gaspard

How to pronounce:  GAS-PAR 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew גִּזְבָּר
Meaning: Treasurer
Variations in other languages: Jasper (English)
Interesting Facts: It is believed that one of the Wise Men of the Bible bore this name.
Famous Persons:  Gaspard Dughet is a painter. 

58.  Jacques

How to pronounce:  ZHAHK
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יַעֲקֹב
Meaning: Supplanter, seizing by the heel
Female version of the name: Jacquine 
Alternative spelling:  Jacob, Jacquemin, Jacquou, Jacquot, Jacquet, Jacquelin, Jacquelyn, Jacquelinet, Jacquin, Jacquinet
Variations in other languages: Jacob (English), Yakov (Russian), Jaime (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This is the French version of ‘Jacob’. 
Famous Persons:  Jacques-Yves Cousteau was an underwater explorer [8].

59.  Jeremie

Original: Jérémie  
How to pronounce:  ZHEH-REH-MEE 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יִרְמְיָה
Meaning: Yahweh will exalt
Variations in other languages: Jeremiah (English)
Interesting Facts: In the Old Testament, this is the name of one of the important prophets.
Famous Persons:  Jérémie Chardy is a professional tennis player from France.

60.  Lazare

How to pronounce:  LA-ZAR  
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew אֶלְעָזָ
Meaning: God helped
Female version of the name: Lazarine 
Variations in other languages: Lázaro (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of a man who was restored to life by Jesus in the New Testament.
Famous Persons:  Lazare Nicolas Marguerite was a French politician, physicist, and mathematician.

61.  Manuel

How to pronounce:  MA-NWEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל
Meaning: God is with us
Female version of the name: Manuelle 
Alternative spelling:  Emmanuel
Interesting Facts: It is likely that this version of the name was transferred from Byzantium to Spain, Portugal, and beyond, especially since the royal families were connected.
Famous Persons:  Manuel Dubrulle is a badminton player.

62.  Matthieu

How to pronounce:  MA-TYUU  
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ
Meaning: Gift of God
Alternative spelling:  Matt, Titou
Variations in other languages: Matthew (English), Matvey (Russian), Mateusz (Polish), Matteo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is the French form of ‘Matthew’. ‘Matthew’ is the name of a tax collector in the Bible who became one of the apostles and is believed to be the author of the first gospel. 
Famous Persons:  Matthieu Delpierre is a footballer.

63.  Michel

How to pronounce:  MEE-SHEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew מי כאל
Meaning: Who is like God?
Female version of the name: Michelle
Alternative spelling:  Michou, Mimi, Michon, Michot, Michaud, Michaudet, Michelet, Michelin, Michelon, Michelot 
Variations in other languages: Michael (English), Mikhail (Russian), Michele (Italian), Miguel (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This is the French version of ‘Michael’. Archangel Michael, as well as featuring in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament, heads the heavenly army in the New Testament in the Book of Revelation. 
Famous Persons:  Michel Drucker is a French TV host and journalist.

64.  Thomas

How to pronounce:  TAW-MA
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew תאום
Meaning: Twin
Female version of the name: Thomasine
Alternative spelling:  Toto, Tom, Thomasset, Massenot, Masset, Massenet, Thomasson, Masson, Thomassot, Massot, Thomassin, Massin, Thomel, Thomelin, Thomelet, Thomelot
Variations in other languages: Tomasz (Polish), Tommaso (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of the apostle who doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead in the New Testament. When he saw Jesus, though, he examined his wounds himself.
Famous Persons:  Thomas Pesquet is an astronaut.

65.  Raphael

Original: Raphaël
How to pronounce:  RA-FA-EHL 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew רְפָאֵל
Meaning: God heals
Female version of the name: Raphaëlle
Alternative spelling:  Raph, Raphy, Fafa, Raphou
Variations in other languages: Raffaele (Italian)
Interesting Facts: ‘Raphael’ is the name of an archangel according to Hebrew tradition. 
Famous Persons:  Raphaël Jacquelin is a professional golfer from France.

66.  Tobie

How to pronounce:  TAW-BEE
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew טוֹבִיָּהוּ
Meaning: Yahweh is good
Variations in other languages: Tobias (English)
Interesting Facts: In the apocryphal book of Tobit, which appears in some versions of the Old Testament, this is the name of the main hero. 
Famous Persons:  Tobie Nathan is a writer from France.

67.  Zacharie

How to pronounce:  ZA-KA-REE 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew זְכַרְיָה
Meaning: Yahweh remembers
Variations in other languages: Zakhar (Russian)
Interesting Facts: In the Old Testament, many characters bear this name.
Famous Persons:  Zacharie Heince is an engraver and painter from France.

French Boys Names With Different Roots

The following French boys’ names have different origins: German, English, and others. We believe you are sure to find something special here!

68.  Armand

How to pronounce:  AR-MAH
Origin:  Old German Hardman
Meaning: Strong man
Female version of the name: Armande
Variations in other languages: Armando (Italian), German (Russian)
Famous Persons:  Armand Peugeot, a French industrialist who pioneered the automobile industry [9].

69.  Bernard

How to pronounce:  BEHR-NAR
Origin:  Old German Bernhard
Meaning: Strong bear
Female version of the name: Bernadre
Alternative spelling:  Béber, Nanar, Bernardel, Bernardet, Bernardon, Bernardot, Bernardou, Bernardin
Variations in other languages: Bernhard (English), Bernardo (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: Many saints, such as 10th-century Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps, had this name.
Famous Persons:  Bernard Cottret is a French literary scholar and historian.

70.  Charles

How to pronounce:  SHARL
Origin:  Old German Karl
Meaning: Man
Female version of the name: Charline, Charlotte
Alternative spelling:  Charlot, Lolo, Charlou, Charlie
Variations in other languages: Karl (German), Karol (Polish), Carlos (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: In Europe, this name became widely used due to the legacy of Charles the Great (742-814), commonly known as ‘Charlemagne’. He was a king of the Franks who came to rule most of Europe. 
Famous Persons:  Charles Aznavour is a French-Armenian actor and singer.

71.  Edouard

Original: Édouard
How to pronounce:  EH-DWAR 
Origin:  Old English Eadweard
Meaning: Rich guard
Female version of the name: Édouarde
Variations in other languages: Edward (English), Duarte (Portuguese), Eduardo (Spanish), Edoardo (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Édouard Vuillard was a painter from France [10].

72.  Frederic

Original: Frédéric
How to pronounce:  FREH-DEH-REEK 
Origin:  Old German Frideric
Meaning: Peaceful ruler
Female version of the name: Frédérique
Alternative spelling:  Fred, Fredou, Fredo
Variations in other languages: Frīdrihs (Latvian), Fredrik (Norwegian), Fryderyk (Polish), Federico (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Frédéric Chopin was a French and Polish composer [11].

73.  Gaston

How to pronounce:  GAS-TAW
Origin:  Old German Gasto
Meaning: Guest
Variations in other languages: Gastone (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In French, this is the name for Saint Vedastus, called ‘Vaast’ in Flemish. Starting from the 13th century, this name was also borne by several counts of Foix-Béarn.
Famous Persons:  Gaston Michel is an actor from France.

74.  Gerard

Original: Gérard
How to pronounce:  ZHEH-RAR 
Origin:  Old German Gerhard
Meaning: Spear and brave
Female version of the name: Gérarde
Alternative spelling:  Gégé, Gérardin, Gérardon, Gérardot
Variations in other languages: Gerrard (English), Geert (Dutch), Gerardo (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Gérard Banide is a football coach from France.

75.  Guillaume

How to pronounce:  GEE-YOM 
Origin:  Old German Willihelm
Meaning: Will, helmet
Female version of the name: Guillemette, Guillemine 
Alternative spelling:  Gui, Guigui, Guillaumel, Guillaumin, Guillaumet, Guillaumot, Guillet, Guillon, Guillin, Guillemin, Guillemet, Guillemot
Variations in other languages: William (English), Guillermo (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Guillaume Pellicier is a diplomat from France.

76.  Herve

Original: Hervé
How to pronounce:  EHR-VEH  
Origin:  Breton Haerviu
Meaning: Battle-worthy
Female version of the name: Hervianne
Alternative spelling:  Hervieu, Herviot, Hervelin 
Variations in other languages: Harvey (English)
Interesting Facts: This name was the name of a Breton hermit from the 6th century who is the patron saint of the blind.
Famous Persons:  Hervé Bugnet is a French football player.

77.  Lambert

How to pronounce:  LAHN-BEHR
Origin:  Old German Landaberaht
Meaning: Bright land
Variations in other languages: Lamberto (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Lambert-Sigisbert Adam was a sculptor from France.

78.  Louis

How to pronounce:  LWEE
Origin:  Old German Chlodovech
Meaning: Famous war, battle
Female version of the name: Louise
Alternative spelling:  Ludovic, Lou, Loulou, Louison, Lulu, Ludo 
Variations in other languages: Luis (Spanish), Aloisio (Italian)
Interesting Facts: In the Middle Ages, this name was popular with royalty and moderately popular with the public. After Louis XVI was guillotined during the French Revolution, the name became less popular.
Famous Persons:  Louis Vuitton was a fashion designer from France.

79.  Thibaut

How to pronounce:  TEE-BO
Origin:  Old German Theudobald
Meaning: Brave people
Alternative spelling:  Thibault, Thibaud, Thiébaud, Thiébault, Thiébaut, Titi, Tib, Thib, Tibou, Thibaudeau, Thibaudot, Thibaudet, Thibaudin, Thibaudon, Thiébaudet, Thiébaudot
Variations in other languages: Teobaldo (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Thibaut Pinot is a road bicycle racer from France.

80.  Thierry

How to pronounce:  TYEH-REE 
Origin:  Old German Theoderic
Meaning: Rich ruler
Alternative spelling:  Thierri
Variations in other languages: Tiidrik (Estonian)
Famous Persons:  Thierry Mugler was a fashion designer from France.

81.  Tristan

How to pronounce:  TREES-TAH
Origin:  Celtic Drustan
Meaning: Noise, tumult
Female version of the name: Tristane
Alternative spelling:  Titou
Interesting Facts: This version of the name first appeared in French tales from the 12th century, probably altered due to the connection with the Old French word triste meaning “sad”. 
Famous Persons:  Tristan Murail is a composer.

82.  Xavier

How to pronounce:  GZA-VYEH
Origin:  Basque Etxeberria
Meaning: New house
Female version of the name: Xavière
Interesting Facts: This was the last name of the 16th-century Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier who was born in a village with this name. He is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries and was a missionary to China, Japan, India, and other areas in East Asia.
Famous Persons:  Xavier Armange is a French illustrator and writer.

Short French Male Names

If you are looking for short French names for boys, we are sure you will find one in the list below!  

83.  Adam

How to pronounce:  A-DAH
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew אָדָם
Meaning: Man
Variations in other languages: Adamo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Genesis in the Old Testament states that Adam was created from the earth by God. Adam and Eve were  the first humans. Until they were banished from the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they had lived happily in the Garden.
Famous Persons:  Adam Allouche is a French-Lebanese international competitive swimmer.

84.  Aime

Original: Aimé
How to pronounce:  EH-MEH 
Origin:  Latin Amatus
Meaning: Beloved
Female version of the name: Aimée
Variations in other languages: Amy (English)
Interesting Facts: In the Middle Ages, this was used as an English name infrequently. It was revived in the 19th century.
Famous Persons:  Aimé Clariond is a French film and stage actor.

85.  Alain

How to pronounce:  A-LEH
Origin:  Gaelic
Meaning: Uncertain
Female version of the name: Alaine
Variations in other languages: Alan (English), Alen (Slovene)
Interesting Facts: As early as the 6th century, this name was used in Brittany, and it possibly meant either “handsome” or “little rock” in Breton. Another theory suggests that it may originate from the tribal name of the Alans, an Iranian group of people who, in the 4th and 5th centuries, migrated to Europe.
Famous Persons:  Alain Bensoussan is a mathematician from France.

86.  Guy

How to pronounce:  GEE
Origin:  Old German Wido
Meaning: Wide
Female version of the name: Guyette 
Alternative spelling:  Gui, Guidon, Guitou, Guiet, Guion, Guyon, Guyonet, Guyonnet, Guyonnot
Variations in other languages: Wit (Polish), Guido (German)
Famous Persons:  Guy de Maupassant was a French journalist and writer [12].

87.  Hugo

How to pronounce:  UY-GO
Origin:  Old German Hugu
Meaning: Soul
Female version of the name: Huguette
Alternative spelling:  Hugues
Variations in other languages: Hugh (English)
Interesting Facts: This name has also been borne as a surname, as in the case of French author Victor Hugo [13].
Famous Persons:  Hugo Nys is a tennis player from France.

88.  Jean

How to pronounce:  ZHAH
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יוֹחָנָן
Meaning: Yahweh is gracious
Female version of the name: Janne
Alternative spelling:  Jehan, Jeannot, Jeanick, Jeannick, Jeannotin, Jeannet, Jeanneton, Jehannin, Jehanin, Jeannin, Janin, Janiot, Jeanel, Janel, Janelet, Jeannicot, Jeannequin
Variations in other languages: John (English), Ivan (Russian), Juan (Spanish), Giovanni (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Since the 12th century, this has been the most used male name in France.
Famous Persons:  Jean Reno is an actor from France. 

89.  Leon

Original: Léon
How to pronounce:  LEH-AW
Origin:  Ancient Greek Λέων
Meaning: Lion
Female version of the name: Léone, Léonne
Alternative spelling:  Léo
Variations in other languages: Lev (Russian), Leone (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This Greek name was combined with the Latin cognate Leo in the Christian era. Because of this, the two different versions of the name are used somewhat interchangeably across Europe.
Famous Persons:  Léon Gaumont is a French industrialist and inventor.

90.  Luc

How to pronounce:  LUYK
Origin:  Latin Lux
Meaning: Light
Female version of the name: Lucie
Alternative spelling:  Lucas,  Lulu, Luce
Variations in other languages: Luke (English), Luca (Italian) 
Interesting Facts: Luca (Luc), likely of Greek ethnicity and considered a saint by many, was a doctor who traveled with the apostle Paul. He apparently authored the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament.
Famous Persons:  Luc Besson is a French producer, film director, and screenwriter [14].

91.  Marc

How to pronounce:  MARK
Origin:  Latin Marcus
Meaning: Dedicated to the god Mars, warlike
Alternative spelling:  Marquet, Marqueteau, Marqueton
Variations in other languages: Mark (English)
Interesting Facts: Marc is believed to be the author of the Second Gospel.
Famous Persons:  Marc Andreu is a rugby union player from France.

92.  Noe

Original: Noé
How to pronounce:  NOEH
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew נֹהַַ
Meaning: Peace, rest
Variations in other languages: Noah (English)
Interesting Facts: In the Old Testament, Noe (Noah) built the Ark that allowed him, his family, and two animals of each species (one male and one female) to survive the Great Flood. 
Famous Persons:  Noé Willer is a singer from France.

93.  Noel

Original: Noël
How to pronounce:  NAW-EHL 
Origin:  French
Meaning: Christmas
Female version of the name: Noële
Interesting Facts: During the Middle Ages, this name was used for children born on the holiday. 
Famous Persons:  Noël Mamère is a French politician and journalist.

94.  Paul

How to pronounce:  PAWL
Origin:  Latin Paulus
Meaning: Small, humble
Female version of the name: Paule
Variations in other languages: Pavel (Russian), Pavlo (Ukrainian), Paolo (Italian), Pablo (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: When he converted to Christianity, Saul of Tarsus was given the name ‘Paul’. Paul wrote a lot of the epistles that constitute books of the New Testament.
Famous Persons:  Paul Cézanne was an artist from France.

95.  Raoul

How to pronounce:  RA-OOL
Origin:  Old Norse Ráðúlfr 
Meaning: Advise and wolf
Variations in other languages: Ralph (English)
Famous Persons:  Raoul de Godewaersvelde was a singer from France.

96.  Remy

Original: Rémy
How to pronounce:  REH-MEE 
Origin:  Latin Remigis
Meaning: Oarsman, rower
Female version of the name: Rémise
Alternative spelling:  Rémi
Variations in other languages: Remigio (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of a 5th-century saint who converted and baptized the ruler of the Franks, King Clovis.
Famous Persons:  Rémi Casty is a player in the French rugby league.

97.  Rene

Original: René
How to pronounce:  RU-NEH
Origin:  Latin Renatus
Meaning: Born again
Female version of the name: Renée
Variations in other languages: Renato (Italian), Renat (Russian)
Famous Persons:  René Simard is a singer.

98.  Yann

How to pronounce:  YAN
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יוֹחָנָן
Meaning: Yahweh is gracious
Variations in other languages: John (English), Ivan (Russian), Juan (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This is a French variation of ‘John’.
Famous Persons:  Yann Tiersen is a musician from France.

99.  Yves

How to pronounce:  EEV
Origin:  Old German Ivo
Meaning: Yew tree
Female version of the name: Yvette
Alternative spelling:  Yvon
Variations in other languages: Ivo (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Some believe that this name may actually originate from Celtic via a Celtic cognate.
Famous Persons:  Yves Saint Laurent was a renowned fashion designer.

100.  Yvon

How to pronounce:  EE-VAWN
Origin:  Old German Ivo
Meaning: Yew tree
Female version of the name: Yvette, Yvonne
Alternative spelling:  Yves
Variations in other languages: Ivo (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Yvon Villarceau is an astronomer from France.

Top 100 French Names For Girls

French Girl Holding a Flag

French female names are some of the most beautiful and melodic names in the world. In Catholic families, women had to have three names, the last one referring to the saint who was commemorated on the day of their baptism.

French Girl Names With Greek And Latin Origins

Ancient Greek and Roman history and mythology lent many beautiful female names to French culture. In the list below, we will see many French names for girls that have been inspired by Ancient mythology.

Names With Greek Origins

1.  Angelique

Original: Angélique
How to pronounce:  AHN-ZHEH-LEEK 
Origin:  Ancient Greek ἄγγελος
Meaning: Angel, messenger
Variations in other languages: Angelica (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name has been in use since around the 18th century.
Famous Persons:  Angélique D’Hannetaire is an actress from France.

2.  Alexandrine

How to pronounce:  A-LEHK-SAHN-DREEN  
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος
Meaning: Man’s defender
Male version of the name: Alexandre
Alternative spelling:  Alex, Sandrine
Variations in other languages: Alejandra (Spanish), Oleksandra (Ukrainian), Aleksandra (Russian), Alessandra (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name was used as an epithet for the goddess Hera in Greek mythology, and also as an alternative name for the Greek legendary prophetess Cassandra.
Famous Persons:  Alexandrine Zola was writer Emile Zola’s wife [15].

3.  Antoinette

How to pronounce:  AHN-TWA-NEHT  
Origin:  Ancient Greek ἄνθος
Meaning: Flower
Male version of the name: Antonin
Alternative spelling:  Toinette, Toinon
Variations in other languages: Antonieta (Portuguese), Antonina (Russian)
Interesting Facts: This was used by Marie Antoinette, who was the queen of France who was guillotined during the French Revolution [16].
Famous Persons:  Antoinette Feuerwerker was a fighter and jurist [17].

4.  Chloe

Original: Chloé
How to pronounce:  KLO-EH 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Χλόη
Meaning: Green shoot
Alternative spelling:  Chlo, Clo, Chlochlo, Cloclo, Lolo
Variations in other languages: Khloe (English), Cloe (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This was used as an epithet for Demeter in Greek mythology.
Famous Persons:  Chloé Georges is an acrobatic skier from France.

5.  Colette

How to pronounce:  KAW-LEHT
Origin:  Ancient Greek Νικόλαος
Meaning: Victory of the people
Male version of the name: Nicolas 
Alternative spelling:  Nicole, Nicolette
Variations in other languages: Nicoletta (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of a nun and saint from the 15th century who gave away all her wealth to the poor.
Famous Persons:  Colette Capdevielle is a politician from France.

6.  Corinne

How to pronounce:  KAW-REEN
Origin:  Ancient Greek Κόριννα
Meaning: Maiden
Alternative spelling:  Coco
Variations in other languages: Corine (Dutch)
Famous Persons:  Corinne Maury is a French film director and lecturer.

7.  Denise

How to pronounce:  DU-NEEZ
Origin:  Ancient Greek Διονύσιος
Meaning: Dedicated to the god Dionysos
Male version of the name: Denis
Variations in other languages: Denisa (Slovak)
Interesting Facts: Dionysos, from whom this name ultimately derives, is the ancient Greek god of wine, fertility, revelry, and dance.
Famous Persons:  Denise Gence is an actress from France.

8.  Eliane

Original: Éliane
How to pronounce:  EH-LYAN  
Origin:  Ancient Greek ἥλιος 
Meaning: Sun
Male version of the name: Elian
Variations in other languages: Eliana (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Éliane Radigue is a composer of electronic music.

9.  Irene

Original: Irène 
How to pronounce:  EE-REHN
Origin:  Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη
Meaning: Peace, calmness 
Male version of the name: Irénée
Alternative spelling:  Renie
Variations in other languages: Irina (Russian), Iryna (Ukrainian)
Interesting Facts: This name comes from Eirene, the name of the Greek goddess of peace and springtime.
Famous Persons:  Irène Jacob is a Swiss and French actress.

10.  Line

How to pronounce:  LEEN
Origin:  Ancient Greek Λῖνος
Meaning: Linen
Male version of the name: Lin
Alternative spelling:  Linette
Famous Persons:  Line Papin is a novelist from France.

11.  Juliette

How to pronounce:  ZHUY-LYEHT 
Origin:  Ancient Greek ἴουλος 
Meaning: Downy-bearded
Male version of the name: Julien
Alternative spelling:  Juju, Lili 
Variations in other languages: Yuliya (Russian), Julija (Slovene), Giulia (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Juliette Noureddine is a singer from France.

12.  Lydie

How to pronounce:  LEE-DEE
Origin:  Ancient Greek Λυδία
Meaning: From Lydia
Variations in other languages: Lidija (Slovene), Lidia (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name refers to those who lived in Lydia, an ancient region in Asia Minor, named for Lydos, the legendary king.
Famous Persons:  Lydie Salvayre is a writer.

13.  Madeleine

How to pronounce:  MAD-LEHN
Origin:  Ancient Greek Μαγδαληνή
Meaning: From Magdala 
Alternative spelling:  Mado, Madou, Madelon, Magdelon
Variations in other languages: Maddalena (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name refers to those who lived in the Magdala, an ancient coastal village.
Famous Persons:  Madeleine Béjart is a French theater director and actor.

14.  Margaux

How to pronounce:  MAR-GO  
Origin:  Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης
Meaning: Pearl
Alternative spelling:  Marguerite, Margod, Gogo
Variations in other languages: Margarete (German), Margarita (Russian), Margherita (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name is a variation of ‘Margod’. This name comes from a town in France which produces wine.
Famous Persons:  Margaux Pinot is a judoka from France.

15.  Monique

How to pronounce:  MAW-NEEK
Origin:  Ancient Greek μόνη
Meaning: The only one, alone
Alternative spelling:  Momo
Variations in other languages: Monika (Polish)
Interesting Facts: Some believe this name comes from ‘moneo’ the Latin word which means to ‘remind’, ‘call’, ‘inspire’, or ‘predict’.
Famous Persons:  Monique Haas is a pianist from France.

16.  Melissa

Original: Mélissa
How to pronounce:  MEH-LEE-SA
Origin:  Ancient Greek Μέλισσα
Meaning: Bee
Alternative spelling:  Mémé, Mel, Méli, Lili
Interesting Facts: This name was borne by Procles’ daughter in Greek mythology and it was also used as an epithet of priestesses and nymphs.
Famous Persons:  Mélissa Theuriau is an actress, journalist, and documentary producer.

17.  Melanie

Original: Mélanie
How to pronounce:  MEH-LA-NEE 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Μέλαινα
Meaning: Dark, black
Alternative spelling:  Mémé, Mel
Variations in other languages: Melany (English)
Interesting Facts: A 5th-century Roman saint who gave all her money to charity bore this name.
Famous Persons:  Mélanie Doutey is an actress from France.

18.  Penelope

Original: Pénélope
How to pronounce:  PEH-NEH-LAWP  
Origin:  Ancient Greek  πηνέλοψ
Meaning: Teal (a kind of wild duck)
Variations in other languages: Pinelopi (Greek)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of Odysseus’ wife in the Homeric epic The Odyssey.
Famous Persons:  Pénélope Bagieu is a cartoonist from France.

19.  Perrine

How to pronounce:  PEH-REEN  
Origin:  Ancient Greek Πέτρος
Meaning: Stone
Male version of the name: Pierre
Alternative spelling:  Pierrine
Variations in other languages: Petra (Finnish), Pietra (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Perrine Delacour is a golfer from France.

20.  Sandrine

How to pronounce:  SAHN-DREEN 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος
Meaning: Man’s defender
Alternative spelling:  Sansan, Sandy, Sandie
Variations in other languages: Sandra (English)
Interesting Facts: This is an independent French variation of ‘Alexandrine’.
Famous Persons:  Sandrine Fricot is a French high jumper from France.

21.  Sophie

How to pronounce:  SAW-FEE
Origin:  Ancient Greek Σοφία
Meaning: Wisdom
Alternative spelling:  Soso, Fifi, Sophinette
Variations in other languages: Sophia (English), Zofia (Polish)
Interesting Facts: Sophia is the Greek goddess of spiritual wisdom. Once part of the Judeo-Christian heritage of the west, she has been largely forgotten about.
Famous Persons:  Sophie Adriansen is a writer from France.

22.  Stephanie

Original: Stéphanie
How to pronounce:  STEH-FA-NEE 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Στέφανος
Meaning: Crown
Male version of the name: Stéphane
Alternative spelling:  Fannie, Fanny, Fanette, Fannette, Fanélie, Steph, Sté, Nanie, Nanou, Ninie
Variations in other languages: Stefania (Polish), Stefana (Serbian)
Famous Persons:  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro is a tennis player from France.

23.  Veronique

Original: Véronique
How to pronounce:  VEH-RAW-NEEK 
Origin:  Ancient Greek Φερενίκη
Meaning: Bringing victory
Alternative spelling:  Bérénice, Véro
Variations in other languages: Veronica (English)
Interesting Facts: This name was borne by a legendary saint. She is said to have found Jesus’ face imprinted upon a towel after wiping him with it.
Famous Persons:  Véronique Bonnecaze is a pianist from France.

Names with Latin Origins

24.  Adrienne

How to pronounce:  A-DREE-YEHN
Origin:  Latin Hadrianus
Meaning: From Hadria
Male version of the name: Adrien
Alternative spelling:  Didi, Didou, Adri, Adrie  
Variations in other languages: Adrianna (English), Adriana (Italian)
Interesting Facts: ‘Hadria’ was the name of two settlements in Rome. One of them (modern Adria) was a crucial Etruscan port town in northern Italy, and the other (modern Atri) is in central Italy, and was named after the northern town.
Famous Persons:  Adrienne Horvath is a politician from France.

25.  Aimee

Original: Aimée
How to pronounce:  EH-MEH 
Origin:  Latin Amatus
Meaning: Beloved
Male version of the name: Aimé
Variations in other languages: Amada (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Aimée Barancy is a French poet, journalist, musician, and novelist.

26.  Amandine

How to pronounce:  A-MAHN-DEEN 
Origin:  Latin Amandus
Meaning: Lovable, worthy of love
Male version of the name: Amand
Alternative spelling:  Amande, Didine  
Variations in other languages: Amanda (English)
Famous Persons:  Amandine Henry is a French footballer.

27.  Aurelie

Original: Aurélie
How to pronounce:  O-REH-LEE 
Origin:  Latin Aureus
Meaning: Golden
Male version of the name: Aurèle
Alternative spelling:  Auré, Aurèle, Réré, Ré, Rélie, Lélie, Lili 
Variations in other languages: Aurelia (Italian), Aurelija (Lithuanian)
Famous Persons:  Aurélie Thiele is an engineer from France.

28.  Aurore

How to pronounce:  AW-RAWR 
Origin:  Latin
Meaning: Dawn
Variations in other languages: Avrora (Russian)
Interesting Facts: Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn. This name has sometimes been used as a first name since the Renaissance.
Famous Persons:  Aurore Jéan is a cross-country skier from France.

29.  Beatrice

Original: Béatrice
How to pronounce:  BEH-A-TREES 
Origin:  Latin Viatrix
Meaning: Traveler 
Alternative spelling:  Béa
Variations in other languages: Beatrix (English), Beatriz (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This name was widely used by early Christians.
Famous Persons:  Béatrice Dalle is an actress from France.

30.  Blandine

How to pronounce:  BLAHN-DEEN 
Origin:  Latin Blandus
Meaning: Charming
Interesting Facts: Saint Blandina, a 2nd-century slave from Lyons, was martyred and thrown to wild beasts.
Famous Persons:  Blandine Rouille is a French yacht racer

31.  Camille

How to pronounce:  KA-MEE
Origin:  Latin Camillus
Meaning: A youth employed in religious services
Male version of the name: Camille
Alternative spelling:  Lilou
Variations in other languages: Camila (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Camille Dalmais is a French musician and popular singer [18].

32.  Cecile

Original: Cécile
How to pronounce:  SEH-SEEL 
Origin:  Latin Caecilius
Meaning: Blind
Male version of the name: Cécilien
Variations in other languages: Cecilija (Slovene), Cecilia (Italian)
Interesting Facts: Saint Cecile, the patron saint of music and musicians, was a 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who refused to worship the Roman gods and was sentenced to death.
Famous Persons:  Cécile Ousset is a pianist from France.

33.  Celine

Original: Céline
How to pronounce:  SEH-LEEN 
Origin:  Latin Caelum
Meaning: Heaven
Male version of the name: Célien
Alternative spelling:  Célinie, Cécé, Cel, Liline, Nini
Variations in other languages: Celina (German)
Interesting Facts: This name is sometimes also used as a short form of the name Marceline.
Famous Persons:  Céline Bonnier is a Canadian and French actress.

34.  Claire

How to pronounce:  KLEHR
Origin:  Latin Clarus
Meaning: Bright, clear, brilliant
Alternative spelling:  Clairette, Clairounette 
Variations in other languages: Chiara (Italian), Clara (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This name was very popular throughout the 20th century, but in France it has since been eclipsed in popularity by the similar name Clara.
Famous Persons:  Claire Julie de Nanteuil was a writer from France.

35.  Clarisse

How to pronounce:  KLA-REES 
Origin:  Latin Clarus
Meaning: Bright, clear, brilliant
Alternative spelling:  Clacla
Variations in other languages: Clarissa (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is an independent variation of ‘Claire’.
Famous Persons:  Clarisse Agbegnenou is a judoka from France.

36.  Claude

How to pronounce:  KLOD
Origin:  Latin Claudus
Meaning: Lame, crippled
Male version of the name: Claude
Alternative spelling:  Claudie
Variations in other languages: Klavdiya (Russian), Claudia (Italian)
Interesting Facts: While this name is mentioned in the New Testament, it was rare in the Christian world until the 16th century.
Famous Persons:  Claude Jade is an actress from France.

37.  Carine

How to pronounce:  KA-REEN  
Origin:  Latin Carino
Meaning: Dear, beloved
Variations in other languages: Karina (Russian)
Interesting Facts: This name is also the name of a constellation. In this case, however, the name means “keel” in Latin, which references a part of Jason’s ship the Argo.
Famous Persons:  Carine Tardieu is a French director, writer, and screenwriter.

38.  Coralie

How to pronounce:  KAW-RA-LEE 
Origin:  Latin Corallium
Meaning: Coral
Alternative spelling:  Coco
Variations in other languages: Coral (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: A Thracian saint and martyr from the 4th century bore this name.
Famous Persons:  Coralie Balmy is a freestyle swimmer from France.

39.  Dominique

How to pronounce:  DAW-MEE-NEEK 
Origin:  Latin Dominicus
Meaning: Of the Lord
Male version of the name: Dominique
Alternative spelling:  Domi, Dom, Dodo
Variations in other languages: Domenica (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Dominique Blanchar is an actress from France. 

40.  Emilie

Original: Émilie
How to pronounce:  EH-MEE-LEE 
Origin:  Latin Aemulus
Meaning: Rival
Male version of the name: Émilien
Alternative spelling:  Mimi, Milie, Mélie, Lili, Emi
Variations in other languages: Emily (English)
Famous Persons:  Émilie Vina is a cross-country skier from France.

41.  Fabienne

How to pronounce:  FA-BYEHN 
Origin:  Latin Faba
Meaning: Bean
Male version of the name: Fabien
Alternative spelling:  Fabie, Fabi, Fab
Variations in other languages: Fabia (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Fabienne Serrat is a French world champion ski alpine racer.

42.  Fleur

How to pronounce:  FLUUR
Origin:  Latin Flos
Meaning: Flower
Male version of the name: Fleury
Alternative spelling:  Flore
Variations in other languages: Fiore (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name was borne by Saint Fleur of Issendolus, a nun in the 14th century. 
Famous Persons:  Fleur Mino is a soprano from France.

43.  Francoise

Original: Françoise
How to pronounce:  FRAHN-SWAZ
Origin:  Latin Franciscus
Meaning: French, Frankish
Male version of the name: François
Alternative spelling:  Fanfan, Fanou, Fafa, Françou, Francette, Francine, France , Fanchette, Fanchon, Fanny, Fany
Variations in other languages: Franciszka (Polish), Francisca (Spanish), Francesca (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Françoise Claustre is an archaeologist from France [19].

44.  Floriane

How to pronounce:  FLAW-RYAN 
Origin:  Latin Flos
Meaning: Flower
Male version of the name: Florian
Alternative spelling:  Florianne, Fleuriane, Flo, Floflo
Variations in other languages: Floriana (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Floriane Soulas is a French novelist specializing in science fiction.

45.  Justine

How to pronounce:  ZHUYS-TEEN
Origin:  Latin Justus
Meaning: Fair
Male version of the name: Justin
Alternative spelling:  Juju, Titine, Tinou
Variations in other languages: Justyna (Ukrainian)
Interesting Facts: This name may have been popularized by the titular character of the 1791 work Justine, by Marquis de Sade [20].
Famous Persons:  Justine Braisaz-Bouchet is a biathlete from France.

46.  Laetitia

Original: Laëtitia
How to pronounce:  LEH-TEE-SYA 
Origin:  Latin Laetitia
Meaning: Joy, happiness
Variations in other languages: Leticia (Spanish), Letizia (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Laëtitia Philippe is a French footballer.

47.  Laurence

How to pronounce:  LAW-RAHNS 
Origin:  Latin Laurentius
Meaning: From Laurentum
Male version of the name: Laurent
Alternative spelling:  Laure, Lol
Variations in other languages: Lauren (English), Lorenza (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This name refers to those who resided in an ancient Italian city, Laurentum.
Famous Persons:  Laurence des Cars is a French art historian and curator.

48.  Liliane

How to pronounce:  LEE-LYAN 
Origin:  Latin Lilium
Meaning: Lily
Male version of the name: Lilian
Famous Persons:  Liliane de Kermadec is a French screenwriter and film director.

49.  Lucie

How to pronounce:  LUY-SEE
Origin:  Latin Lux
Meaning: Light
Male version of the name: Luce
Alternative spelling:  Lulu
Variations in other languages: Liucija (Lithuanian)
Famous Persons:  Lucie Boissonnas is a writer from France.

50.  Oriane

How to pronounce:  AW-RYAN 
Origin:  Latin Aurum
Meaning: Gold
Alternative spelling:  Orianne, Ori
Variations in other languages: Oriana (English)
Interesting Facts: This was the name of a medieval legendary figure who married Amadis the knight.
Famous Persons:  Oriane Bertone is a French and Italian climber.

51.  Pascale

How to pronounce:  PAS-KAL  
Origin:  Latin Paschalis
Meaning: Relating to Easter
Male version of the name: Pascal
Alternative spelling:  Pascaline
Variations in other languages: Pasqualina (Italian), Pascuala (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This name is from Hebrew פֶּסַח (Pesach) which means “Passover”. Passover is the Hebrew holiday that celebrates the liberation of Jewish people from Egypt. 
Famous Persons:  Pascale Garaud is a French and American astrophysicist.

52.  Patricia

How to pronounce:  PA-TREES
Origin:  Latin Patricius
Meaning: Noble
Male version of the name: Patrice
Alternative spelling:  Patricie, Pat, Patou,  Patti, Tricia
Variations in other languages: Patricie (Czech), Patrycja (Polish), Patrizia (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Patricia Kaas is a singer and actress from France.

53.  Paule

How to pronounce:  POL
Origin:  Latin Paulus
Meaning: Small, humble
Male version of the name: Paul 
Variations in other languages: Paula (Spanish), Paola (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Paule Maurice is a composer from France.

54.  Renee

Original: Renée
How to pronounce:  RU-NEH
Origin:  Latin Renatus
Meaning: Born again
Male version of the name: René
Variations in other languages: Renata (Russian)
Famous Persons:  Renée Doria is an opera singer from France.

55.  Solene

Original: Solène
How to pronounce:  SAW-LEHN 
Origin:  Latin Sollemnis
Meaning: Religious
Alternative spelling:  Solange, So, Soso, Sosso, Sol
Interesting Facts: This name was borne by a woman who became a saint. She was a shepherdess slain by her master.
Famous Persons:  Solène Rigot is an actress from France.

56.  Valerie

Original: Valérie
How to pronounce:  VA-LEH-REE
Origin:  Latin Valere
Meaning: To be strong
Male version of the name: Valère
Alternative spelling:  Val, Valou, Vava  
Variations in other languages: Valeriya (Russian)
Famous Persons:  Valérie Lacroute is a politician from France.

57.  Yolande

How to pronounce:  YAW-LAHND
Origin:  Latin Violante
Meaning: Violet
Alternative spelling:  Iolanthe, Yoly
Variations in other languages: Jolanta (Polish)
Interesting Facts: Some believe that this name actually has Germanic origins.
Famous Persons:  Yolande Folliot is an actress from France.

French Names For Girls With Hebrew Origins

These female names with Hebrew and Biblical origins are also popular in France. 

58.  Axelle

How to pronounce:  A-KSEHL  
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew אַבְשָׁלוֹם
Meaning: My father is peace
Male version of the name: Axel
Interesting Facts: This name is a feminine and French variation of ‘Absalom’.
Famous Persons:  Axelle Lemaire is a politician from France.

59.  Daniele

Original: Danièle
How to pronounce:  DA-NYEHL  
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew דָּנִאֵל
Meaning: God is my judge
Male version of the name: Daniel
Alternative spelling:  Danie, Dani, Dany
Variations in other languages: Danielle (English), Daniela (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Danièle Huillet is a filmmaker from France.

60.  Deborah

Original: Déborah
How to pronounce:  DEH-BAW-RA 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה
Meaning: Bee
Variations in other languages: Debora (Italian)
Interesting Facts: This is the name of a prophetess in the Old Testament who aids the combatting of the Canaanites by forming an army.
Famous Persons:  Déborah Münzer is a cultural figure and politician from France.

61.  Emmanuelle

How to pronounce:  EH-MA-NWEHL 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל
Meaning: God with us
Male version of the name: Emmanuel
Alternative spelling:  Manuelle, Manu, Manue
Variations in other languages: Manuela (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Emmanuelle Seigner is an actress from France.

62.  Gabrielle

How to pronounce:  GA-BREE-YEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל
Meaning: God’s warrior
Male version of the name: Gabriel
Alternative spelling:  Gabie, Gabi, Gaby, Gab, Gabou
Variations in other languages: Gabrijela (Croatian)
Famous Persons:  Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a renowned businesswoman and fashion designer [21].

63.  Jacqueline

How to pronounce:  ZHAK-LEEN
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יַעֲקֹב
Meaning: Holding on to the heel
Male version of the name: Jacques
Alternative spelling:  Jacquette
Variations in other languages: Jacoba (Dutch), Žaklina (Serbian)
Famous Persons:  Jacqueline Pagnol is an actress from France.

64.  Jeanette

How to pronounce:  ZHA-NEHT
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יוֹחָנָן
Meaning: God is gracious
Male version of the name: Jean
Alternative spelling:  Jeanne
Variations in other languages: Janina (Polish), Juana (Spanish), Ivanka (Ukrainian)
Famous Persons:  Jeannette Bougrab is a French politician and lawyer.

65.  Joelle

Original: Joëlle
How to pronounce:  ZHAW-EHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יוֹאֵל
Meaning: Yahweh is God
Male version of the name: Joël
Alternative spelling:  Jo, Jojo
Variations in other languages: Joella (English)
Famous Persons:  Joëlle Ceccaldi-Raynaud is a politician from France.

66.  Josette

How to pronounce:  ZHAW-ZEHT 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew יוֹסֵף
Meaning: Yahweh will reward
Male version of the name: Joseph
Alternative spelling:  Joséphine, Josèphe, Jo, Jojo
Variations in other languages: Giuseppa (Italian), Józefa (Polish)
Famous Persons:  Josette Dagory, known as Josette Day, was an actress from France.

67.  Lea

Original: Léa
How to pronounce:  LEH-A 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew לָאָה
Meaning: Weary
Alternative spelling:  Lélé
Variations in other languages: Leah (English)
Interesting Facts: Lea was a Biblical figure. She was the mother of 6 men who came to be the leaders of the 12 Israelite tribes.
Famous Persons:  Léa Drucker is an actress from France.

68.  Manon

How to pronounce:  MA-NAWN
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew מִרְיָם
Meaning: Bitter
Interesting Facts: This is an independent French variation of ‘Marie’.
Famous Persons:  Manon Arcangioli is a tennis player from France.

69.  Marielle

How to pronounce:  MA-RYEHL 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew מִרְיָם
Meaning: Bitter
Alternative spelling:  Mariette
Interesting Facts: This is an independent French variation of ‘Marie’.
Famous Persons:  Marielle Gallo is a Member of European parliament.

70.  Michele

Original: Michèle
How to pronounce:  MEE-SHEHL 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew מִיכָאֵל
Meaning: Who is like God?
Male version of the name: Michel
Alternative spelling:  Michou, Mimi, Michon, Micheline
Variations in other languages: Michela (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Michèle Sebag is a computer scientist from France.

71.  Noemie

Original: Noémie
How to pronounce:  NAW-EH-MEE 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew נָעֳמִי
Meaning: Pleasantness
Alternative spelling:  Naomi, Nono, Mimi, Noé, Nomie, Nao, Nana
Interesting Facts: This was the name of Ruth’s mother-in-law in the Old Testament who returned to Bethlehem with Ruth after her husband and sons died. 
Famous Persons:  Noémie Nadaud is an acrobatic gymnast from France.

72.  Rachel

How to pronounce:  RA-SHEHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew רָחֵל
Meaning: Ewe
Alternative spelling:  Rachelle, Rara, Lili
Variations in other languages: Rakel (Danish)
Interesting Facts: Rachel was the favored wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
Famous Persons:  Rachel Legrain-Trapani is an actress, beauty queen, and television host.

73.  Raphaelle

Original: Raphaëlle
How to pronounce:  RA-FA-EHL
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew רְפָאֵל 
Meaning: God has healed 
Male version of the name: Raphaël
Variations in other languages: Rafaella (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Raphaëlle Bacqué is a journalist from France.

74.  Simone

How to pronounce:  SEE-MAWN
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן
Meaning: God has heard 
Male version of the name: Simon
Alternative spelling:  Simonette 
Variations in other languages: Jimena (Spanish), Simona (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Simone Téry is a journalist from France.

75.  Suzette

How to pronounce:  SUY-ZEHT 
Origin:  Ancient Hebrew שׁוֹשַׁנָּה
Meaning: Water lily
Alternative spelling:  Suzanne, Suzelle, Suzèle, Suzon, Suson
Variations in other languages: Zuzanna (Polish), Susan (English)
Interesting Facts: A woman who is falsely accused of adultery in the Apocrypha of the Old Testament bore this name.
Famous Persons:  Suzette Defoye is a French theater director, stage actor, ballet dancer, and opera singer.

76.  Zoe

Original: Zoé
How to pronounce:  ZAW-EH
Origin:  Ancient Greek 
Meaning: Life
Alternative spelling:  Zozo, Zouzou
Variations in other languages: Zoya (Russian), Zoey (English)
Interesting Facts: This name has been adopted by Hellenized Jews as a version of the name ‘Eve’.
Famous Persons:  Zoé Félix is an actress from France.

French Girls Names With Different Roots 

The following French names for girls have beautiful and diverse meanings. In this list, you will see names with French, German, and other origins.

77.  Amelie

Original: Amélie
How to pronounce:  A-MEH-LEE  
Origin:  Old German Amal
Meaning: Work
Male version of the name: Amélien
Alternative spelling:  Mimi, Mémé, Mélie, Lili
Variations in other languages: Amelia (English), Amálie (Czech)
Interesting Facts: Some people confuse this name with Emilia, but these names are not etymologically related and have different origins.
Famous Persons:  Amélie Diéterle is a French opera singer and actress.

78.  Anais

Original: Anaïs
How to pronounce:  A-NA-EES 
Origin:  Persian
Meaning: Immaculate, undefiled
Alternative spelling:  Naïs
Interesting Facts: This is a French version of ‘Anahita’. This is also the name of the Persian goddess of water and fertility. 
Famous Persons:  Anaïs Perrière-Pilte was a composer from France.

79.  Berengere

Original: Bérengère
How to pronounce:  BEH-RAHN-ZHEHR 
Origin:  Old German Beringer
Meaning: Bear and spear
Male version of the name: Béranger
Famous Persons:  Bérangère Nau is an ice dancer from France.

80.  Bernadette

How to pronounce:  BEHR-NA-DEHT
Origin:  Old German Bernhard
Meaning: Strong bear
Male version of the name: Bernard
Alternative spelling:  Bernarde, Bernardine
Variations in other languages: Bernardetta (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Bernadette Menu is an Egyptologist from France.

81.  Blanche

How to pronounce:  BLAHNSH
Origin:  French
Meaning: White, fair
Variations in other languages: Blanch (English)
Interesting Facts: This name has many cognates across many languages but every one is derived from the Germanic word blanc
Famous Persons:  Blanche Gardin is a French writer, actress, and comedian.

82.  Brigitte

How to pronounce:  BREE-ZHEET
Origin:  Celtic Brigantī
Meaning: The exalted one
Variations in other languages: Bridget (English), Brigida (Italian)
Famous Persons:  Brigitte Bardot is a French singer and actress [22].

83.  Chantal

How to pronounce:  SHAHN-TAL
Origin:  French
Meaning: Stony
Variations in other languages: Chantel (English)
Interesting Facts: This is from a French last name that originated from a place name meaning “stony”, originally given to honor Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal who, in the 17th century, founded the Visitation Order. 
Famous Persons:  Chantal Chawaf is a writer from France.

84.  Charline

How to pronounce:  SHAR-LEEN 
Origin:  Old German Karl
Meaning: Man
Male version of the name: Charles
Alternative spelling:  Charlotte
Variations in other languages: Carlota (Spanish), Carola (Polish), Charlize (Afrikaans)
Interesting Facts: This is a diminutive, independent, French, feminine variation of ‘Charles’.
Famous Persons:  Charline Picon is a windsurfer from France.

85.  Charlotte

How to pronounce:  SHAR-LAWT
Origin:  Old German Karl
Meaning: Man
Male version of the name: Charles
Alternative spelling:  Lolo, Lotte, Lolotte, Charlou, Loulou, Charlie
Variations in other languages: Carla (Italian), Carlota (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: Towards the end of the 20th century, this name gained popularity in both France and England.
Famous Persons:  Charlotte Perriand is a French designer and architect.

86.  Edwige

How to pronounce:  EHD-VEEZH 
Origin:  Old German Hathuwic
Meaning: Battle and war
Alternative spelling:  Hedwige, Vivi, Eddie
Variations in other languages: Hedwig (German)
Famous Persons:  Edwige Pitel is a cyclist from France.

87.  Elodie

Original: Élodie
How to pronounce:  EH-LAW-DEE 
Origin:  Old German Aljaaud
Meaning: Foreign and riches 
Alternative spelling:  Alodie, Didie, Didi , Didou, Lolo, Élo
Famous Persons:  Élodie Navarre is an actress from France.

88.  Genevieve

Original: Geneviève
How to pronounce:  ZHUN-VYEHV 
Origin:  Old German Genovefa
Meaning: Family and wife
Alternative spelling:  Gé, Gégé, Gigi, Gen, Ginette, Genevote
Variations in other languages: Genovaitė (Lithuanian), Genowefa (Polish)
Interesting Facts: This name may have Gaulish origins instead.
Famous Persons:  Geneviève Mulmann was the president of the Miss Prestige National Committee and the Miss France Committee.

89.  Gisele

Original: Gisèle
How to pronounce:  ZHEE-ZEHL  
Origin:  Old German Gisal
Meaning: Hostage, pledge
Alternative spelling:  Giselle
Variations in other languages: Gizella (Hungarian) 
Interesting Facts: Originally, this name was in use as a descriptive nickname for children given as a pledge to foreign courts.
Famous Persons:  Gisèle Biémouret is a politician from France.

90.  Geraldine

Original: Géraldine
How to pronounce:  ZHEH-RAL-DEEN
Origin:  Old German Gerwald
Meaning: Rule of the spear
Male version of the name: Gérald
Alternative spelling:  Gégé
Famous Persons:  Géraldine Maillet  is a French columnist, model, novelist, screenwriter, and director.

91.  Louise

How to pronounce:  LWEEZ
Origin:  Old German Chlodovech
Meaning: Famous war
Male version of the name: Louis
Alternative spelling:  Lois, Loïs, Loïse, Lou, Loulou
Variations in other languages: Lovisa (Swedish)
Famous Persons:  Louise Labé, also nicknamed “Louïze Labé Lionnoize” and “la Belle Cordière” was a French Renaissance poet [23].

92.  Mathilde

How to pronounce:  MA-TEELD
Origin:  Old German Mahthildis
Meaning: Strength in the battle
Alternative spelling:  Math, Mat, Mathou, Matou, Thildou, Mathi, Mathy, Dédé, Mathounette, Matounette, Maud, Maude, Mahaut, Mahault, Mahaud
Variations in other languages: Matylda (Polish)
Interesting Facts: This name has popularity in part due to the Australian folk song Waltzing Matilda.
Famous Persons:  Mathilde Ollivier is a French producer, model, and actress.

93.  Mireille

How to pronounce:  MEE-RAY
Origin:  Occitan Mirar
Meaning: To admire
Interesting Facts: The first documented use of this name was in 1859 by Frédéric Mistral in a poem. 
Famous Persons:  Mireille Johnston is a French-American author and chef.

94.  Noelle

Original: Noëlle
How to pronounce:  NAW-EHL
Origin:  French
Meaning: Christmas
Male version of the name: Noël
Alternative spelling:  Noëllie
Variations in other languages: Noelia (Spanish)
Famous Persons:  Noëlle Boisson is a film editor from France.

95.  Oceane

Original: Océane
How to pronounce:  AW-SEH-AN 
Origin:  French
Meaning: Ocean
Alternative spelling:  Océanne
Famous Persons:  Océane Dodin is a tennis player from France.

96.  Odette

How to pronounce:  AW-DEHT
Origin:  Old German Odilia
Meaning: Fatherland
Variations in other languages: Otilia (Spanish)
Interesting Facts: This name is borne by the princess in the 1877 ballet Swan Lake [24]. 
Famous Persons:  Odette Herviaux is a politician from France.

97.  Odile

How to pronounce:  AW-DEEL 
Origin:  Old German Odilia
Meaning: Fatherland
Alternative spelling:  Odille, Othilie
Variations in other languages: Otilia (Spanish), Odelia (English)
Famous Persons:  Odile Lesage is a heptathlete from France.

98.  Roseline

How to pronounce:  ROZ-LEEN  
Origin:  Old German Roslind
Meaning: Horse and soft
Alternative spelling:  Roselinde, Roselyne
Interesting Facts: This name’s spelling was shifted in the Middle Ages due to the Latin phrase ‘rosa linda’ which means “beautiful rose”. 
Famous Persons:  Roselyne Bachelot is a French radio host, television host, and politician.

99.  Violette

How to pronounce:  VYAW-LEHT 
Origin:  French
Meaning: Violet
Variations in other languages: Viola (Finnish), Wioleta (Polish)
Interesting Facts: An alternative potential origin for this name is that it comes from the Latin word viola
Famous Persons:  Violette Huck is a tennis player from France.

100.  Yvette

How to pronounce:  EE-VEHT
Origin:  Old German Ivo
Meaning: Yew
Male version of the name: Yves
Alternative spelling:  Yvonne
Famous Persons:  Yvette Chauviré is a ballet dancer from France.

Bottom Line

As you can see, the sounds, origins, and meanings of French names are very interesting. We think that is why French baby names are worth looking into if you are searching for a beautiful name for your baby. Perhaps you will find it here!

©️ By Marina Kaverina

270+ French Boy Names

  1. MontagueHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «pointy hill»

    • Description:

      The family name of Shakespeare’s Romeo has an effete, monocled image.

  2. ÉtienneHeart
    • Origin:

      French variation of Stephen, Greek

    • Meaning:

      «garland, crown»

    • Description:

      Appealingly gentle and romantic French classic—with a lot more charm than Steve.

  3. BastienHeart
    • Origin:

      French and Spanish, diminutive of Sebastien

    • Meaning:

      «person from ancient city of Sebastia»

    • Description:

      In this form, or as Sebastian or as Bas, Bastien is a fashionable Euro name with a possible future in America.

  4. ClovisHeart
    • Origin:

      Teutonic, French, early form of Ludwig or Louis

    • Description:

      An aromatic, unconventional name.

  5. AlgernonHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «moustached man»

    • Description:

      While this name came into being in the Victorian era as a nickname for a man with whiskers, the name was quickly embraced as a true name by the Victorians and is likely most familiar to you as the name of Oscar Wilde’s fabulous character in The Importance of being Earnest . However, Algernon is not confined to the fictional world of satire; many real world namesakes exist including US footballer Algernon Crumpler (aka Alge Crumpler), British impressionist painter Algernon Talmage, and Canadian astrophysicist Joseph Algernon Pearce, who discovered many thinks about the Milky Way. Plus, who can go past the adorable nickname Algie?

  6. LafayetteHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «faith»

    • Description:

      Foppish name with a distinguished forebear, French general Marquis de Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution. It accounts for the L in L. Ron Hubbard. Old-time short form: Fayette or Fate.

  7. SeverinHeart
    • Origin:

      French variation of Severus; Latin

    • Meaning:

      «stern, serious»

    • Description:

      Severin is an ancient Roman family name borne by several early saints. It’s still alive throughout Europe, and could be ready for import here. Severin Winter is a wrestling prodigy character in John Irving’s The 158-Pound Marriage and, in its original Latin form, Severus Snape appears in Harry Potter.

  8. SachaHeart
    • Origin:

      French variation of Sasha

    • Meaning:

      «defending warrior»

    • Description:

      Sasha in all its forms — which include Sacha and Sascha — is rising in popularity for both boys and girls. Its most prominent current bearer is Sacha Baron Cohen.

  9. NevilleHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «new town»

    • Description:

      More often used in Britain than here, where most names ending in ville fall into the unthinkable class, this might make an exception via fans of the musical Neville Brothers.

  10. AramisHeart
    • Origin:

      French literary name

    • Description:

      One of Dumas’ swashbuckling Three Musketeers, now better known as a men’s cologne.

  11. SylvainHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «wood, forest»

    • Description:

      Doesn’t everything sound better with a French accent? Sylvain, the French variation of the Roman wood god’s name, sounds somehow cooler and more sophisticated than Sylvan.

  12. CorentinHeart
    • Origin:

      French, Breton

    • Meaning:

      «tempest, hurricane»

    • Description:

      Corentin is an intriguing saint’s name fashionable in France but virtually unknown here— which you may consider a big plus. St. Corentin possessed a magical fish that regenerated itself each night, feeding himself and his lucky visitors in perpetuity.

  13. LeroyHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «the king»

    • Description:

      Leroy’s heyday was in the early twentieth century, when it was in the US Top 100 until 1949. As a result, it’s now more frequently seen as a father or grandfather name rather than a viable newborn option. Though it has dropped off the popularity charts several times in recent years, it hasn’t fallen into complete obscurity yet.

  14. BeauregardHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «beautiful gaze»

    • Description:

      In the past this was seen as a jokey Southern colonel name, but we have heard of some parents considering it as a path to the likeable Beau.

  15. LuisHeart
    • Origin:

      French and German variation of Louis

    • Meaning:

      «renowned warrior»

    • Description:

      Luis has long been one of the most popular Hispanic names in America — it was in the Top 100 every year from 1980 to 2014, though it’s dropped a bit in popularity. It’s familiar, yet would add a worldly touch to a basic surname.

  16. LancelotHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «servant»

    • Description:

      In Arthurian legend, Lancelot was one of the most dashing of the Knights of the Round Table who eventually had an affair with Queen Guinevere: it makes for a romantic story— but perhaps overly romantic— name.

  17. DeverauxHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «riverbank»

    • Description:

      Swashbuckling name worthy of a hero in a romance novel. Deveraux or Devereaux is drawn from the River Eure in France. Mick Jagger has a son named Deveraux.

  18. LandryHeart
    • Origin:

      French and English

    • Meaning:

      «ruler»

    • Description:

      St. Landry was a seventh century bishop of Paris, founder of the city’s first hospital. The name is more familiar in recent years thanks to legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, an association that makes this a sports hero name, as well as a thoroughly masculine one. Landry is also in use for girls in the US. Landry is one of the oldest surnames in France, dating back to the medieval period, and is particularly popular among Cajun-Americans. It has been on the Social Security list since 2010.

  19. ThierryHeart
    • Origin:

      French variation of Theodoric

    • Meaning:

      «ruler of the people»

    • Description:

      Thierry, which is very popular in France, would make an interesting import; it’s somewhat familiar through designer Thierry Mugler and international soccer star Thierry Henry. It almost sounds like Terry, but not quite.

  20. MerleHeart
    • Origin:

      French

    • Meaning:

      «blackbird»

    • Description:

      Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith.

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