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Girl Names of French Origin

French baby names and what they mean, for french, france, with 236 results. These French and Old French names have a unique feel of romance to them, and are used in France and by French-speaking peoples. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity 46 years ago (USAGE OF 11%) and have become much less conventional since (USAGE 4.7%, 57%), with names like Destiny becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Scarlett (#18), Eleanor (#41), Rosalie (#254), Noelle (#249) and Felicity (#356), while Channel (TOP 13%) and Jollie (33%) are conventional last names. Here is the list of French names for boys.

French names

Aceline - Bay | Beige - Chandelle | Chandler - Cinderella | Claudette - Delight | Demi - Ermintrude | Esme - Genevieve | .. - .. | Shereen - Yvonne

Aceline - Bay

"Noble." Unconventional, but Aceline, Asceline are comparable to popular last names Arline (UPPER 12%), Angevine (19%), which also end with -ine. Feminine of Acelin.

A blend of Adela and Lisa. Adelisa was not among 2016's Top names. See also Adelita.

The agate is a semiprecious gemstone .. Agate is not a Top 2000 name. See also Agata.


"Beloved." Used frequently as baby names, Aimee, Amey, etc. are pronounced like the familiar Ammie. From French "aimer" meaning "to love" ..

"To entice, attract." Allora is a somewhat common kid's name. Based on the noun, which means ..

"Lark." Unusual, with the -ette suffix for Alouette, Allouette, Alowette, like Andrette, Antonette. Bird name ..


"Love." Somewhat popular as children's names, Amor, Amora, etc. sound like the conventional Amirah.

"Little love." Unique, with the feminine -tte suffix for Amorette, like Alivette.


Amy, var. Amya1, Aimee
"Beloved." Usage of Amy and Aimee as baby names has faded circa 1970-1979. .. of the Old French Amee, meaning ..


"Beloved." Used widely as a birth name, Amya is similar to the familiar Amiya. See also Amaya. Variant of Amy ..

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French names: Aimee, Amor, Amy, Amya, Anais

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French names: Annette, Antoinette, Auda, Babette


Ana´s is a variant of .. Used widely as a baby name, Anais is comparable to the common Angie. See also Anise.

"Servant." Ancelote is unique as a first name. Feminine of Lancelot, the famous knight ..


"He (God) has favored me." Somewhat common as birth names, Nettie, Annette, etc. are similar to the familiar Lettie. French pet form of Ann. Elaborated ..


French feminine diminutive of Antoine, from .. Less common today. Antoinette last appeared in 2009 in the Top 2000. See also Antoinetta.

"Silver." Argene, Arjane and Arjean were not among 2016's Top names.

Feminine of Albert .. Auberma and Auberna are creative variations. See also Huberta.


"Prosperous." A somewhat rare baby name, Auda exists more frequently as a surname.

"Great, magnificent." Used frequently as girls' names, Austina, Austine, etc. are comparable to the familiar Justina. Feminine of Austin or Augustine.


"Foreign; God is my oath." Less common today. Babette was last listed in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Bobette. Diminutive of Barbara (Greek) ..

"Berry." Bay is not a Top 2000 name. Gender-neutral name. Geography name ..

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for French names for girls.

1. Aceline - Bay
Aceline, Adelisa, Agate, Aimee, Allura, Alouette, Amor, Amorette, Amy [Esme, ..], Amya, Anais, Ancelote, Annette, Antoinette, Argene, Auberta, Auda, Austine, Babette, Bay

Beige, Belle, Bernadette [Bernadine], Bernadine, Bijou, Blanche, Blanchefleur, Brie, Brier, Brigitte, Burnett, Cadette, Caitlin, Cameo, Caprice, Capucine, Caresse, Cendrine, Cerise [Cherise], Chandelle [Shantelle]

Chandler, Chanel, Chaney, Chante, Chantal [Shantelle, ..], Cher [Sherry, ..], Cherelle, Cherene, Cherida, Cherie [Sherry, ..], Cherilyn, Cherise [Sherisa], Cherish, Cherry [Cheryth, ..], Cheryl [Cherilyn, ..], Cheryth, Chorine, Christabel, Christine, Cinderella

Claudette, Claudine, Clove, Coco, Colette [Coco], Corisande, Cosette, Courtney [Kourtney], Creola, Crescent, Dabney, Daffodil, Dalmace, Danielle, Daveney, Debonnaire, Deja, Delancey, Delaney, Delight

Demi, Denise, Desiree, Destiny, Didiane, Dielle, Dior, Dixie, Dominique, Dory, Douce, Edwige, Eglantine, Eleanor, Elise, Elita, Emma [Ima, ..], Emmeline, Ermine, Ermintrude

Esme, Estee, Estelle [Estee], Evette, Evonne [Ivonne], Fawn, Fayette, Felicity, Fifi, Fleur, Flower, Fontanne, Frances [Francine], Francine, Gael, Gala, Garland, Gay, Geneva, Genevieve [Jenevieve, ..]

Georgette, Germaine, Ghislaine, Gigi, Giselle, Heloise, Henrietta, Honesty, Hortense, Huette, Ila, Ima, Ivette, Ivonne [Evonne], Jacqueline, Jasmine, Jeanette, Jeannine, Jenevieve, Jerrie

Jewel, Jodelle, Joelle, Joie, Jolie, Joy [Joie], Julie, Karlotta [Lottie], Kourtney, Lacey, Laurence, Leala, Leontyne, Liana, Linette, Lorraine, Lottie, Lourdes, Lucille, Lyric

Macy, Magali, Mallory, Manon, Margery [Marjorie], Margo, Marguerite, Marian [Marion], Marianne, Maribel, Marie, Marietta, Marion [Marian], Marjolaine, Marjorie [Margery, ..], Marquise, Martinique, Maud, Mauve, Mavis

Mazarine, Melisande, Merle, Michelle, Mignon, Millicent [Melisande], Mimi, Minuit, Mireio, Mystique, Nadine, Nanette [Ninon], Natividad, Nicolette, Ninon, Noelle, Odette, Oleisa, Oralia, Orane

Ottilie [Ottilie], Parrish, Pascale, Pernella, Perry, Pierette, Pleasant, Questa, Quincey, Remy, Renee, Rochelle, Romaine, Rosalie, Royale, Satin, Scarlett, Scout, Serenity, Shantelle

Shereen, Sherisa, Sherry [Shereen], Solange, Soleil, Sorrel, Suzanne, Taylor, Tempest, Vanity, Villette, Yannick, Ynez, Ysabel, Yvette [Ivette], Yvonne [Yvette, ..]

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