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Names may be associated with an origin, eg. Nelson is associated with "African" but is not of African origin.

These 236 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 44 years ago (usage of 11%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 4.7%, 57%), with names like Marjorie becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Scarlett (#30), Serenity (#60), Noelle (#251), Elise (#166) and Lyric (#271).

Here is the list of French names for boys.

Aceline - Bay | Beige - Chandelle | Chandler - Cinderella | Claudette - Delight | Demi - Ermintrude | Esme - Genevieve | Georgette - Jerrie | Jewel - Lyric | Macy - Mavis | Mazarine - Orane | Ottilie - Shantelle | Shereen - Yvonne

"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 2014's Top names. See also Adelita.

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

"Beloved." Aimee, Aime and Amey are generally used as variations. From French "aimer" meaning "to love" ..

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

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

"Lark." Ailte and Alouda are kreatif forms. Bird name ..

"Love." Amor and Amora are familiar as variant forms.

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

AmyAmy [Aimee2, Amya, .. more]
"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 Anaya. See also Amaya. Variant of Amy ..

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." Annett (upper 21%) and Annette (53%) appear frequently as last names. 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 2014's Top names.

Feminine of Albert .. Rare. Auberta, similar to Alletta, uses the feminine-sounding -ta ending. See also Huberta.

"Prosperous." Auda is familiar as a form.

"Great, magnificent." Austine, Austyn, etc. became more trendy in 2014, gaining +291 positions as girls' names with Austin gaining the most. 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

Index of all 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

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

3. Chandler - Cinderella
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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