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What does French mean?

French Pronunciation of French [french] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of French is "from France". Transferred surname.

Associated with: surname.


Creative forms:
(male) Furnch, ..

(female) Freca, Freney, ..

Middle name pairings:
French Ishmael (F.I.), ..

How popular is French?

French is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#473 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

French reached its highest rank of #769 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of French outside U.S.

Similar Names

French is alike in pronunciation to Franche. Other suggested similar names are Arch, Beach, Beech, Branch, Erich, Fenix, Fenn, Ferenc, Ferench (see Ferenc), Fitch, Fletch, Foncho (see Alfonso), Fraener, Fraenir, Fran, Franc, Franchot, Francis, Franck, Francke, Franco, Franio, Frank, Franko, Franky, Frann, Frans, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzi, Frasco, Frean, Fred, Fredd, Freddy, Fredek (see Frederick), Fredi, Fredo, Fredro, Free, Freed, Freen, Freman, Frewen, Frewin, Frey, Freyne, Frick, Frisco, Lech and Welch. These names tend to be more frequently used than French.

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