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Page 1/2. 30 France names and what they mean, for france for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of French names for boys.
Aimee .. Saint Ame of France (seventh century), also called Amatus ..
Ann .. Among the royal name bearers: two queens of England, a queen of France, an empress of Russia and, today, Princess Anne of England ..
Brie .. Variant spelling of Bree, altered to coincide with the place name for a region in France most famous for the production of its cheese ..
Brittany .. Modern coinage from the name of an ancient duchy (Bretagne) in France .. Celtic Bretons emigrated from France and became the Bretons of England ..
Calypso .. In France, the name may have been influenced by the reserarch boat of the French underwater researcher Jacques Costeau which was called "Calypso".
Catherine .. English form of Katherine also used in France ..
Cluny Place name, found in both France and Scotland, used as a given name.
Courtney .. Transferred use of the surname, originally a place name from France called Courtenay, which is from a Latin personal name meaning "short" ..
Daisy .. Often used as a nickname for Margaret, where in France, the flower is called a "marguerite" ..
Eleanor .. Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century) was heiress to a large part of France, wife of two kings and mother of two more (Richard the Lionhearted and John) ..
Elise .. The form Élise was popular in France in the 17th century and was well-used as an English name by the 19th century, probably made famous by an 1810 Beethoven piano piece, "Für Elise".
Fanny .. (Latin) "From France." Pet form of Frances, very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries ..
Gallia .. The original Latin term for the country France.
Jeanette .. A favorite name in France ..
Julie .. Imported from France in the 1920s ..
Loire Place name: a river in France ..
Lorraine .. Name of the province in France (where Joan of Arc came from) and a family name of French royalty ..
Lourdes .. Miracles of healing are attributed to the place in France where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in 1858 to a young girl, later honored as Saint Bernadette ..
Macon Place name: a town in France, and later, a town in Georgia.
Aimee, Ann, Brittany, Catherine, Courtney, Daisy, Eleanor, Elise, Fanny, Frances, Jeanette, Julie, Lorraine and Lourdes are commonly used names, while Brie, Calypso, Cluny, Gallia, Loire and Macon are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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