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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 105 years ago (adoption of 4.6%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 2.7%, down 43%), with names such as Louis becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable boy names in this compilation are Bennett (#153), Beau (#203), Noel (#374), Remy (#520) and Dax (#549), while Bonnett (top 5%) and Bodden (7%) 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

Acelin
"Noble." Unusual, but Acelin is similar to common last names Andelin (top 41%), Armelin (39%), which also end with -elin. See also Ashlin.

AlgernonAlgernon
"Wearing a mustache." Algernon, Al, Alger and Algie are common as variant forms. The Normans were usually clean shaven ..

Amadour
"Lovable." Amadour, Amador and Amadore are seldom found as first names, and Amador appears frequently (upper 1%) as a last name. .. founder of a French shrine (Rocamadour) ..

Ames
"Friend." Ames, Aimes and Aymes are not in the Top 2000. The name may be related to ..

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

AndreAndre
"Man, warrior." Andre, Dray, etc. became more trendy in 2015, gaining +121 positions as boys' names with Andrei gaining the most. André is a variant of Andrew ..

AnselAnsel
"Follower of a nobleman." Sparing use, with usage of 0.008% for Ansel and variants as children's names in 2015, higher than 0.006% in 2014. Also variant of Anselm (Old German) ..

AntoineAntoine
Variant of Anthony .. Usage of Antoine as a baby name in 2015 was down 42.4% compared to 10 years ago. See also Anthone.

ArchibaldArchibald
"Genuine, bold, brave." Usage of Arch and variants was well-received among parents a century ago and has become less, with Arch becoming less stylish. Brought to Britain with the Norman ..

ArmandArmand
"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, Andre, Ansel, Antoine, Archibald

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

Arnaud1
Variant of Arnold. Not in Top 2000. See also Arnat.

ArnettArnett
"Little eagle." Arnet (upper 40%), Arnett (1%), Arnot (27%) and Arnott (8%) exist regularly as surnames. Broadcaster Peter Arnett.

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

AustinAustin
"Great, magnificient." Usage of Austin and variants as boys' names in 2015 was 39.8% less than 2005. Variant and oral form of Augustine ..

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

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

Baldwin
"Bold, brave friend." Baldwin is prevalent as a variation. Adopted by the Normans and introduced ..

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

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

BayardBayard
"Auburn-haired." Bay and variants were favored as birth names in 2010. .. 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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