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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

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


"Wearing a mustache." Adoption of Alger and forms was more pronounced among parents in the 1900s. The Normans were usually clean shaven ..

"Lovable." Amador and forms peaked in popularity 18 years ago. .. founder of a French shrine (Rocamadour) ..

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

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


"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 ..


"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) ..


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


"Genuine, bold, brave." Archibald and variants became more trendy in 2015, gaining on average +18 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, Andre, Ansel, Antoine, Archibald

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