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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 58 years ago (USAGE OF 8.8%) and have become much less conventional since (USAGE 4.3%, 51%), with names like Hortense becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Scarlett (#20), Demi (#395), Felicity (#354), Remy (#537) and Noelle (#228), while Dulaney (TOP 4%) and Delauney (76%) 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 2018'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." Amor (UPPER 14%), Amora (64%) and Amore (11%) exist commonly as last names.

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


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


"Beloved." Amya is intermittently used as a women's name. 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 .. Well-used, with usage of 0.019% for Anais as a baby name in 2018, higher than 0.014% the previous year. See also Anise.

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


"He (God) has favored me." Usage of Annette as a birth name has dwindled since 1960-1969. 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 2018'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." Austine, Austyn, etc. became more trendy in 2018, gaining +105 positions as girls' names with Austyn 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

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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