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Boy Names of French Origin

French baby names and what they mean, for french, france, frankish, franks, with 285 results. Usage of these boy names reached its apex 108 years ago (ADOPTION OF 4.6%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 2.7%, DOWN 42%), with names such as Harvey becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable boy names in this compilation are Beau (#151), Bennett (#120), Gael (#132), Remy (#425) and Dax (#453), while Bohne (TOP 12%) and Bonnett (5%) are familiar surnames. Here is the list of French names for girls.

French names

Acelin - Bayard | Bayless - Boden | Bogart - Cannon | Capp - Colville | Corbett - Del | Delaney - Etienne | .. - .. | Verrill - Yves

Acelin - Bayard

"Noble." Acelyn is a moderately common boys' name. See also Ashlin.


"Wearing a mustache." Popular, and Algernon, Aljernon, Allgernon are similar to common surnames Allenson (UPPER 48%), Angeron (82%), which also end with -on. The Normans were usually clean shaven ..

"Lovable." Amador and forms peaked in popularity 21 years ago. .. founder of a French shrine (Rocamadour) ..


"Friend." Aimes (UPPER 53%) and Ames (1%) appear commonly as last names. The name may be related to ..

"Love." Cross-gender use. Amor is rare as a children's name.


"Man, warrior." Adoption of Andre, Dray, etc. as boys' names in 2018 was 5.9% less than 2017. André is a variant of Andrew ..


"Follower of a nobleman." Used frequently as children's names, Ansel, Ansell, etc. are similar to the conventional Angel. Also variant of Anselm (Old German) ..


Variant of Anthony .. Usage of Antoine as a baby name in 2018 was down 36.9% compared to 10 years ago. See also Anthone.


"Genuine, bold, brave." Archibald and variants became more trendy in 2018, gaining on average +14 rankings as birth names with Archie leading the upswing. Brought to Britain with the Norman ..


"Soldier." Arman (UPPER 15%), Armand (8%), Armon (23%), Armond (22%) and Ormond (8%) occur regularly as surnames. Variant of Herman ..

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French names: Algernon, Ames, Andre, Ansel, Antoine

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French names: Archibald, Armand, Arnett, Arnold, Austin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of French names: Baldwin, Bayard

Variant of Arnold. Not in Top 2000. See also Arnat.


"Little eagle." Arnot and variants are barely found as men's names. Broadcaster Peter Arnett.


Arnold, var. Arnaud2
"Eagle ruler." Arend, Arn, Arnau, Arnaud and Arnauld are more unique as variations of Arnold. From the phrase arn wald ..


"Great, magnificient." Austin has faded in favor as a boys' name circa 1997. Variant and oral form of Augustine ..

"Oat pasture." Avenall, Aveneil, etc. are not Top 2000 names. Place name.

"Unmarried man." Not in popularity charts. Usually a surname.

"Bold, brave friend." Baldwin, Baldewin, etc. are rarely found as men's names. Adopted by the Normans and introduced ..

"Flag; ensign bearer." Banner, like the similar-sounding Bonnar, exists more usually as a surname. An occupational name.

"Beard." Barben (TOP 41%), Barbe (14%) are conventional last names. The French word for beard is ..


"Auburn-haired." Bay (UPPER 3%), Bayard (12%) and Baylen (100%) are found frequently as last names. .. a 16th century French knight and ..

Quick Reference

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

1. Acelin - Bayard
Acelin, Algernon, Amadour, Ames, Amor, Andre, Ansel, Antoine, Archibald, Armand, Arnaud, Arnett, Arnold [Arnaud], Austin, Avenall, Bachelor, Baldwin, Banner, Barber, Bayard

Bayless, Beal, Beau [Beal], Beauchamp, Beaufort, Beaumont, Beauregard [Beau], Bedell, Belden, Bellamy, Belmont, Bennett, Berger, Bernard, Bertram [Bertrand], Bertrand, Bevis, Blaise, Blanton, Boden

Bogart, Bonamy, Bonar, Boone, Bouvier, Boyce, Bray, Bruce, Burgess, Burke, Burl, Burnell, Burnet, Cable, Cabot, Cade, Calumet, Calvin, Canning, Cannon

Capp, Cardell, Carvell, Case, Chalmers, Chancellor, Chandler, Chaney, Channing [Cannon, ..], Chantrey, Chase, Chevalier [Chevy], Chevron, Chevy [Chevalier], Cheyne [Chaney], Claiborne, Cockrell, Colbert [Cole], Cole, Colville

Corbett, Cordell, Cornell, Coty, Courtney, Coyan, Curtis [Kurtis], Cyrano, Dabney, Dace, Danton, Darcel, Darrel [Darryl], Darryl [Darrel], Dartagnan, Darvell, Davenport, Dax, Debonair, Del

Delaney [Delano], Delano, Delmar, Delroy, Denis, Denver, Destin, Deverell, Devereux, Devine, Didier, Drury, Dumont, Durand, Dureau, Duvall, Egmont, Elroy, Esme, Etienne

Evo, Fabrice, Fabron, Ferrand, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Fitzhugh, Fitzpatrick, Fitzroy, Fletcher, Florent, Fontaine, Forest, Fortune, Franchot, Frederick, Fremont, French, Gable, Gael

Gage, Garland, Garner, Garnet, Gaspard, Gaston, Gay, Gaylord [Gay], Ged, Germain, Gilbert, Gillett, Glanville, Granger, Granville, Greville, Griswold, Grosvenor, Guerrant, Hackett

Hackman, Hamlet, Harbin, Harcourt, Harman, Harvey, Hazard, Helmut, Hewett, Hugh [Hugo], Hugo, Ivo [Yves, ..], Jacques, Jardine, Jarvis, Jean, Jerard, Jules, Kurtis, Lacrosse

Lacy, Lafayette, Lamar, Lance, Lancelot, Lanier, Laramie, Larrimore, Lasalle, Lebrun, Leggett, Leron, Leroux, Leroy [Elroy], Levant, Lisle [Lyle], Louis, Lowell, Lyle [Lisle], Lyon

Macy, Mallory, Manville, Marc, Marcel, March, Marmion, Marquis, Marshall, Maslin, Mayhew, Melville, Merle, Miguel, Montague, Montaine, Montgomery, Moore, Morell, Mortimer

Narcisse, Neville, Noel, Norris, Norville, Orville, Osten [Austin], Page, Parrish, Percival, Peverell, Pierre, Plantagenet, Platt, Pomeroy, Prewitt, Price, Purvis, Quennell, Quincy

Ranger, Raoul, Rawlins, Remy [Remy], Rene [Rene], Reynard, Richmond, Rives, Rodel, Rodeo, Rousseau, Rushkin, Russell, Saber, Sable, Sacheverell, Sargent, Saville, Scout, Seeley

Senior, Sennett, Sorrell, Taft, Taylor, Telford, Tempest, Thierry, Toussaint, Travis, Tremont, Tyson, Umber, Vachel, Vardon, Verdell, Vere, Vermont, Vernon, Verrier

Verrill, Villiers, Wallace, Yann, Yves [Ivo, ..]

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