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The Top 100 French Baby Names & Meanings For Boys And Girls

Updated on 2 August 2021 • 13 minute read
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Overview

Thanks to the many prominent French figures in science, arts, and even politics, French names have long been part of the world’s history and culture.

Whether you’re honoring your French ancestry or fascinated by the romantic French language, you can find inspiration in our top 100 French baby names below:

 

The Top 100 Popular French Baby Names for Boys

The following are our top choices for French boys’ names you can choose for your baby:

 

André 

  • Origin: French and Portuguese
  • Meaning: Strong and manly
  • Variations/Synonyms: Andrew, Drew, and Andres (Spanish)
  • Description: This name can also mean “warrior” and could be a good name for a brave child.

 

Antoine

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Praiseworthy and priceless
  • Variations/Synonyms: Antonyo, Anoino, Antawn, Anthony, Antjuan, Antjwon, Antoan, Anton, Antone, Antonio, Antonioh, Antony, Antuwain, Antwain, Antwaine, Antwan, Antwane, Antwann, Antuan, Antwanne, Antwaun, Antwon, Antwone, and Antwonne
  • Description: It’s a name that can also mean “beyond praise.”

 

Armand

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: An army soldier
  • Variations/Synonyms: Armande, Arman, Armando, Armanie, Armano, Armani (Italian), Arme, Armon, Armond, Armonde, Armondo, Ormond, and Ormand
  • Description: The name is notable in fiction as one of the best vampires in Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles.” Antonio Banderas played the character in the movie “Interview with the Vampire.

 

Arthur

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Noble one; bear
  • Variations/Synonyms: Arturo, Artus, Artair, Art, Arte, Artek, Arther, Arthor, Artie, Artor, Artur, Arty, Aurther, Aurthur, and Authur
  • Description: The legendary King Arthur is one of the most popular figures carrying this name.

 

Basile

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Little prince; a kingly boy
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bassil, Basil, Bassel, or Basel
  • Description: It can be a good name for a noble little boy.

 

Beau

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Handsome; a fashionable young man
  • Variations/Synonyms: Beaudan, Beaudin, and Beal
  • Description: It can be a sweet name for your baby boy.

 

Benoit  

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Blessed
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ben, Benny, Benni, or Bennie
  • Description: In Latin, the name means “one who says the good.”

 

Blaise

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: Sophisticated and worldly-wise
  • Variations/Synonyms: Blaize, Blayze, and Blaze
  • Description: This is a gender-neutral name but is more popularly used for boys.

 

Charles

  • Origin: French and German
  • Meaning: A free man
  • Variations/Synonyms: Charleston, Charley, Charlie, Carl, Carroll, Chad, Char, Charlemagne, Charlot, Charls, Charly, Chas, Charlton, Chay, Chaz, Chick, Chip, Chazz, and Chuck
  • Description: The name is derived from Karl, a German name that means “freeman.”

 

Chase

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: To hunt
  • Variations/Synonyms: Chace, Chayce, and Chayse
  • Description: This can also be used as a name for baby girls.

 

Claudes

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Lame, crippled, or limping
  • Variations/Synonyms: Claud, Cladio, Claudian, Claudicio, Claudien, Claudio, Claudie, Claudios, Claudiu, Claudius, Clavio, Klaude, Klaudiusz, Klaud, Klavdii, and Kolos
  • Description: Though its meaning isn’t great, the name remains popular because of famous people. Examples are French impressionist painter Claude Monet and French composer Claude Debussy.

 

Denis

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: Devoted to wine god Dionysius.
  • Variations/Synonyms: Dennis, Den, Denes, Deion, Denies, Denijs, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Deniss, Denni, Dennie, Dennies, Denny, Dennys, Dennison, Denys, Dionisio, and Dionysius
  • Description: This French name also has Greek origins.

 

François

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A free man; a man from France 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Francis, Fran, Francisco, Frankie, Frans, Frank, Fransawawa, and French
  • Description: It’s the French equivalent of the English name Francis.

 

Frederic

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A peaceful ruler
  • Variations/Synonyms: Frederick, Frederik, Fred, Freddy, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrich, and Ric
  • Description: Frederic is also a name used for a luxury perfume brand.

 

Gaston

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: The foreigner; the guest
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gastan, Gastawn, Gascone, Gasten, Gastone, Gastun, and Gastowyn
  • Description: The name can also mean “a man from Gascony in southwest France.”

 

Gilbert

  • Origin: French and German
  • Meaning: Pledge; promise
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gilberto, Gilburt, Bert, Bertie, Gibbon, Gibby, Gil, Gilber, Gilibeirt, Gill, Gilleabart, Gilly, Guilbert, and Giselbert
  • Description: This name can also mean “noble youth” and “famous.”

 

Jacques

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: The one that replaces or comes after 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Jacob, Jack, Jacot, Jacque, Jake, Jaq, Jacquard, Jaque, Jaques, and Jock
  • Description: This ancient name first appeared in the Middle Ages but remained a popular French name.

 

Jean 

  • Origin: French, Celtic, and Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Jéan, Jeane, Gene, Jeann, Jeanne, Jeannot, Jeanot, Jeanty, Jene, Jhon, Jeano, and John
  • Description: It’s for the baby who’s a blessing in your life.

 

Jules 

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Forever young
  • Variations/Synonyms: Jule, Jewel, Jewels, Joles, Joules, Julien, Julieus, Julio, Julian, and Julius
  • Description: The name is derived from the Latin name “Julius.”

 

Laurent

  • Origin: French, Latin, and Greek
  • Meaning: The bright, shining one
  • Variations/Synonyms: Laurence
  • Description: It comes from the Greek word “Lavrenti,” which means “the bright one.” 

 

Leo

  • Origin: French, English, Latin, and Greek
  • Meaning: Bold like a lion
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lee, Leib, Leibel, Leao, Léo, Leoh, Leon, Leio, Leonardo, Leoncio, Leonn, Leontios, Leond, Lev, Lio, Lion, Liutas, Lyon, and Lyo
  • Description: This can make a great name for a brave boy.

 

Louis

  • Origin: French, German, and Teutonic (an old Indo-European language)
  • Meaning: Brave warrior
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lash, Lashi, Lasho, Aloysius, Lew, Lewes, Lewis, Lothar, Lou, Louie, Louies, Lodovico, Lucho, Lude, Ludek, Ludis, Ludko, Ludovicus, Ludvig, Ludvik, Ludwik, Ludovic, Lue, Lughaidh, Lui, Luie, Luis, Luisito, Luiz, Luki, Luigi, and Lutek
  • Description: It can be a brave name for your baby boy.

 

Marcel

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A little warrior
  • Variations/Synonyms: Marceaux, Marceli, Marceau, Marcelin, Marcelino, Marcelle, Marcell, Marcellin, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcely, Marciel, Marcelo, and Marsel
  • Description: This is another brave name for a baby boy.

 

Marshall

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: One who looks after horses
  • Variations/Synonyms: Marshal
  • Description: This occupational name remains among the popular names in or outside France.

 

Martin

  • Origin: French, Latin, or Spanish
  • Meaning: Warlike; brave
  • Variations/Synonyms: Mairtan, Mairtin, Mardy, Maarten, Martan, Marteen, Marten, Martene, Marti, Martie, Mart, Martine, Martinho, Martino, Martinus, Marton, Marty, Tino, and Marto
  • Description: This can be a cool name for a baby boy.

 

Maurice

  • Origin: French, Latin, and English
  • Meaning: Having dark skin
  • Variations/Synonyms: Marin, Maritz, Maruo, Maurecio, Maricio, Maureese, Maurencio, Mauri, Mauricio, Maurids, Mauridsje, Maurin, Maurise, Maurisio, Maurisse, Mauritio, Maurits, Mauritz, Mauriece, Mauro, Maury, Maurycy, Mavriki, Meurig, Mo, Maurizio, Moreese, Morice, Moricz, Moris, Morris, Morry, Mortiz, Morys, Morrice, Moss, Muiris, and Murice
  • Description: Some people think that the name meaning is too harsh to use for a baby name, but other parents like it because it’s the name of Belle’s father in “Beauty and the Beast.”

 

Nicolas

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: A victory of the people
  • Variations/Synonyms: Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nic, Nichol, Nico, Nicola, Nicolas, Nick, Nicolus, Niko, and Nikolas
  • Description: The simple spelling for the more popular Nicholas, it’s associated with popular figures such as Nicolas Cage.

 

Noel

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Born on Christmas Day or during Christmastime
  • Variations/Synonyms: Natal, Natale, Nata, Noél, Noël, Noell, Nole, Noele, Noli, Nollaig, Novelo, Nowell, Nowel, and Nowelle
  • Description: It’s a name popularly given to a baby born during the Christmas season. 

 

Olivier 

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Olive tree
  • Variations/Synonyms: Oliver
  • Description: It’s the French version of the popular English name Oliver.

 

Orville

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: From the gold town
  • Variations/Synonyms: Orv, Orval, Orvalle, Aurville, Orvele, Orvelle, Orvil, and Orvylle
  • Description: This can be a nice name for a precious baby.

 

 Paris

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: A great lover
  • Variations/Synonyms: Parris and Parissa
  • Description: Some parents like to name their child after the city of love.

 

Pascal

  • Origin: French, Latin, and English
  • Meaning: Born at Easter Time
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pascale, Pascalle, Pace, Pacey, Paschal, Paschalis, Pascoal, Pascow, Pascoe, Pascuall, Pascul, Pasquall, Pasquale, Pasquali, and Pascual
  • Description: This can be a good name for a smart kid or one who’s born during Easter.

 

Paul

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Little one or small
  • Variations/Synonyms: Paley, Pall, Paolo, Pauley, Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Paulus, Pauly, Pawl, Pol
  • Description: This French name has biblical roots and is among the most popular Christian names.

 

Percival

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: Piercing the veil; the warrior of the cauldron
  • Variations/Synonyms: Purcival, Parsival, Parzival, Peceval, Perc, Perce, Perceval, Parsafal, Parsefal, Parsifal, Percevall, Percey, Perci, Percivale, Percivall, Percy, Peredur, Perry, Persival, and Purcell
  • Description: This can be a brave name for your baby boy.

 

Philippe

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: One who loves and befriends horses
  • Variations/Synonyms: Phyllipe, Felippe, Filipe, Phellipe, Phil, Philip, Felipe, Philipe, Phillepe, Phillippe, Phillippee, and Phillipe
  • Description: This has long been a favored name among the royals. It can be a noble name for your baby.

 

Pierre

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Strong and solid, just like a rock
  • Variations/Synonyms: Peter, Pier, Pierce, Peiree, Piere, Pierrot, Piers, Piero, Pietro, and Pyerre
  • Description: This is the French version of Peter, another popular biblical name.

 

Quentin

  • Origin: French, English, and Latin
  • Meaning: The fifth one
  • Variations/Synonyms: Qwentin, Qwinten, Quantin, Quen, Quenelle, Quenn, Quent, Kwent, Kwenten, Quenten, Quentilien, Quenton, Quentyn, Quincy, Quinn, Quentan, Quint, Quintan, Quintel, Quintin, Quintn, Quinton, Quintus, Quinten, and Quito
  • Description: Though it means “fifth,” this name has been popularly used even for babies who aren’t the fifth child.

 

René

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Born again or reborn
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ranay, Ranee, Ranae, Ren, Renai, Renat, Renato, Renatus, Renae, Renault, Renay, Renee, Reney, Renie, Renn, Reni, Renne, Rennee, Rennell, Rennie, Renny, Renney, and Rhennay
  • Description: This is one of the most common French names used in many countries.

 

Richard

  • Origin: French, English, and German
  • Meaning: Strong and powerful ruler
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ricardo, Richardo, Raechard, Rashard, Rhisiart, Ric, Ricard, Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Rich, Richar, Richardsen, Richardson, Richart, Richaud, Richer, Richerd, Richey, Richi, Richie, Richird, Richshard, Rick, Rickard, Ricke, Rickee, Rickert, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rik, Riocard, Rishard, Rishi, Ritch, Rirsherd, Ritcherd, Ritchey, Ritchie, Ritchy, Ritshard, Ritchard, and Ryk
  • Description: The name is popular in many parts of the world.

 

Roy

  • Origin: French, German, and English
  • Meaning: A king or a person with royal upbringing; red-haired
  • Variations/Synonyms: Royal, Royalton, Royce, Rey, Roi, Roye, Royle, Ruy, and Roycell
  • Description: You can use it as a nickname or real name for your baby.

 

Russell

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Redhead, fox-colored
  • Variations/Synonyms: Russelle, Ruscell, Rusel, Rousell, Rush, Russ, Russel, Russie, Russo, Ruste, Rusten, Russon, Rustie, Rustin, Ruston, Rusty, and Rustyn
  • Description: This can be a nice name for a red-haired baby.

 

Sacha

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Defender of humankind or defending warrior
  • Variations/Synonyms: Sascha, Sache, Sancha, Sasha, Socha, Soche, Soscha, Sassa, and Sosha
  • Description: It’s a good name for a brave little boy.

 

Samuel

  • Origin: French and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Asked of God, told by God
  • Variations/Synonyms: Samel, Sam, Samelle, Sami, Samko, Sammie, Sammy, Samual, Samo, Samoule, Samoyla, Samu, Samualie, Samuele, Samuelis, Samuelito, Samuell, Samuil, Samuku, Samvel, Samwel, Samwell, Samy, Samuole, Schmuel, Shem, Shemuel, Shmuel, and Somhairle
  • Description: This biblical name is an all-time favorite for baby boys.

 

Sébastien

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Revered; respected and adored
  • Variations/Synonyms: Sebastian, Sebasten, Bashie, Bashtian, Basti, Bastiaio, Bastian, Bastiano, Bastien, Sabastian, Seba, Sebashun, Sebastiaio, Sébastien, Sebastion, Sebastuan, Sebastiano, Sebastyen, Sebastyn, Sebby, Servastien, Sevastian, Steb, and Sebestyen
  • Description: This is the French version of Sebastian, a name that’s popular in the US.

 

Thomas

  • Origin: French, Greek, and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Twin
  • Variations/Synonyms: Thompson, Thomason, Thomaz, Thomes, Thomison, Thommas, Thommy, Thomeson, Thomsen, Thomson, Thomy, Tom, Tomah, Tomaisin, Tomaro, Tomas, Tomaso, Tomaz, Tomie, Tomio, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tomlinson, Tomasso (Italian), Tommas, Tommey, Tommie, and Tommy (English)
  • Description: Thomas was one of Jesus’s disciples.

 

Travis

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: Tollgate-keeper; to cross over at the crossing or the crossroads
  • Variations/Synonyms: Trayvis, Traver, Travers, Traves, Traveus, Travious, Traviss, Travius, Travous, Travus, Travys, Trevais, Treves, Trevez, Treveze, Trevis, Trevius, Treviuss, Treviz, Travais, and Travees
  • Description: It’s a laidback French occupational name for your baby.

 

Valentin

  • Origin: French, Latin, and Russian
  • Meaning: Healthy and valiant
  • Variations/Synonyms: Valentine, Valencia, Valente, Valenteo, Valenti, Valentijan, Valentinian, Valentino, Valentinus, Valenton, Vali, Valiant, Valin, Valentyn, Vallinitin, Val, Valient, and Valen
  • Description: This is a valiant name for a baby boy.

 

Victor

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: The winner or the victorious one
  • Variations/Synonyms: Victoir, Victoire, Victore, Vic, Vick, Vico, Victoriano, Victorien, Victorin, Victorino, Victoro, Vidor, Vik, Victorio, Vikter, Viktor, Vitin, Vittorio (Italian), Vitya, Wictor
  • Description: In Latin, it can also mean “the conqueror.”

 

Warren

  • Origin: French and German 
  • Meaning: Park keeper or a park warden
  • Variations/Synonyms: Waren, Warrene, and Warrenne
  • Description: This can be a nice name for a nature-loving child.

 

Yves

  • Origin: French and German
  • Meaning: An archer
  • Variations/Synonyms: Yvon, Ives, Ivo, Yve, Yvo, Eve, Eves, and Evo
  • Description: This can be a unisex name but is usually given to a baby boy in France.

 

Popular French Baby Names for Girls

Some baby names can be used for both girls and boys, while others are primarily male or female. 

Yet there are also baby girl names in one country considered boy names in other countries, or vice versa.

Here are our top picks for French names for your baby girl:

 

Adele

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Noble; nobility
  • Variations/Synonyms: Adeline and Adelyn
  • Description: This noble name can be a nice pick for your baby girl.

 

Aimée

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aimee, Aimia, Aime, Aimey, Amy, Aimie, Aimy, Aimya, Amey, Amee, and Amie
  • Description: It hails from the Old French name Amée and the Latin name Amata which means “beloved.”

 

Amélie

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Industrious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Amelia, Amelie, Emily, Emelie, Amely, Amelly, and Amylie
  • Description: This is a lovely name for your baby that’s derived from the Old German name Amelia.

 

Annabelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Loving
  • Variations/Synonyms: Anabel, Annabel, Anabelle, Annabell, Anna, and Belle
  • Description: It’s the French version of Amabel. 

 

Antoinette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Praiseworthy
  • Variations/Synonyms: Antonia, Antonetta, Antonella, and Antonine
  • Description: This can be a beautiful name for your baby girl.

 

Aubrey

  • Origin: French and German
  • Meaning: Elf ruler
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aubri, Aubray, Awbery, Aubree, and Aubrie
  • Description: While this used to be a primarily male name from the Middle Ages, it has become popular as a female name in modern times.

 

Belle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A beautiful girl
  • Variations/Synonyms: Isabel, Isabelle, Annabelle, Arabella, Izabella, Annabella, Mabel, and Isabela
  • Description: It’s a popular name because Belle is the main character in “Beauty and the Beast.”

 

Bernadette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Brave as a bear
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bernediene, Bernetta, Bernardette, Bernadina, Bernita, Bernadene, Bernette, and Bernarda
  • Description: Some parents favor this brave name because of its meaning.

 

Blanche

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: White and fair
  • Variations/Synonyms: Blanch, Blanchette, Blanca, and Bianca
  • Description: This is a nice name for a fair child.

 

Brigitte

  • Origin: French and Celtic
  • Meaning: The exalted or holy one
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bridget, Bridgete, Bridgette, Bridgit, and Bridgite
  • Description: This name originated from the Celtic word “briganti,” which means “mighty” or “exalted.”

 

Camille

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Young ceremonial attendant or a girl in white
  • Variations/Synonyms: Cammille, Camilla, Camia, Camile, Camilia, Camill, Camilya, Camiel, Cammyl, Camylle, Chamelea, Camielle, Camil, Camillia, Cammilla, Cammillie, Chamelle, Cammilyn, Cammyll, Camyle, Chamelia, Chamika, Chamila, Camyll, Chamilia, Chamille, and Kamille
  • Description: It’s a lovely name for your little one.

 

Caroline

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A free man or woman
  • Variations/Synonyms: Carolyn, Carollyn, Carole, Carol, Carly, and Carrie.
  • Description: It’s a female version of Charles or Karl.

 

Céline

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Heaven
  • Variations/Synonyms: Celine, Celin, Selin, Selyn, Cellyn, and Celynne
  • Description: Many fans of singer Celine Dion choose this name for their baby girls.

 

Charlotte

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Free man
  • Variations/Synonyms: Carlotte, Charolotte, Carlyne, Charill, Carline, Chariot, Charlaine, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlott, Charlotty, Charlyne, Charolet, Charolette, Charalot, Charo, Char, Charla, and Lotta 
  • Description: It’s another female version of Charles.

 

Chloé

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: Flourishing and blooming
  • Variations/Synonyms: Chloee, Cloeie, Kloe, Clo, Cloe, Cloy, Khloe, Cloee,  Khloey, Chloie, and Cloie
  • Description: This can be a modern French name for your baby.

 

Claire

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Bright or clear
  • Variations/Synonyms: Clare, Clarice, Clairice, Klaire, Klare, Claireen, Claireta, Clairissa, Clairita, Clarabel, Clarabelle, Clarette, Claresta, Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisse, Claryrissa, Cayrinda, Clarrie, Klara, Klare, Klaretta, Claryce, Clare, Clairette, Claryce, Claribelle, Cliara, Klaire, Kliara, and Kiyara
  • Description: It’s the French form of Clara, the female version of Clarus (a Latin masculine name).

 

Clementine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Merciful, mild
  • Variations/Synonyms: Clemette, Clemenza, Clementyna, Clementyn, Klementynne, Klementine, Klementina, Clementya, Clementina, Clemency, Clemence, Clem, Clemencie, and Clemencia
  • Description: Clementine is a citrus fruit, but it also makes a nice name for baby girls.

 

Colette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Victorious and triumphant
  • Variations/Synonyms: Nicolette, Collette, Colletta, Collett, Collete, Kollette, Kolette, Collet, Coletta, and Coleta 
  • Description: It can be a sweet name for a brave girl.

 

Corinne

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Maiden
  • Variations/Synonyms: Corynne, Corynn, Coryna, Coryn, Corryn, Corrinee, Korinne, Korina, Koreen, Karynna, Karinne, Corrinna, Corrinn, Corrinda, Corrina, Corrienne, Correna, Corren, Correen, Corina, Corin, Corianna, Corinn, Corinee, Corinda, Corenna, Coreen, Carynne, Corrine, Corine, and Korin
  • Description: It’s a nice name for a precious baby girl.

 

Danielle

  • Origin: French and Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is the judge
  • Variations/Synonyms: Daniela, Danella, Danelle, Danette, Danyelle, Dani, Danyel, Daniyelle, Daniele, Danialle, Daniell, and Danie
  • Description: It’s a good name for brave little girls.

 

Delphine

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: Dolphin
  • Variations/Synonyms: Delfine
  • Description: It’s a playful name for a little girl.

 

Dominique

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Lord; belonging to God
  • Variations/Synonyms: Domanke, Domenica, Domenique, Domanique, Domineek, Domineke, Domini, Dominika, Dominiqua, and Dominik
  • Description: This can be a name for a girl born on Sunday, the “Day of the Lord.”

 

Elaine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A bright, shining light
  • Variations/Synonyms: Elaina, Elena, Alayne, Allaine, Eilanie, Alaina, Alaine, Alayna, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elainea, Elanini, Elainia, Elania, Elanie, Elanit, Elanna, Elayne, Elena, Ellaina, Elauna, Elayn, Elayna, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Laine, Laney, Lanie, and Ellen
  • Description: It’s a good pick for a baby girl who’s the light of your life.

 

Elise

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pledged to God or God’s promise
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ellis, Ellise, Elisse, Ellisse, Elyse, Ellyse, Elysse, and Ellysse
  • Description: Elise first appeared in the Middle Ages but became popular in English-speaking countries by the late 19th century.

 

Elodie

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Marsh flower or foreign riches
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ellody, Elody, and Ellodie
  • Description: This can be a sweet name for a little girl.

 

Eloise

  • Origin: French and English
  • Meaning: Healthy or wide
  • Variations/Synonyms: Elloise, Elouis, Eloisse, and Elloisse
  • Description: Nicknames for Eloise include Lola, Ellie, and Lolly.

 

Estelle

  • Origin: French, Hebrew, and Latin
  • Meaning: Star or crown
  • Variations/Synonyms: Estele, Estel, Estell, Esstel, and Esstele
  • Description: It’s the perfect name for a baby who can be a rising star.

 

Gabrielle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: God is my hero and my strength
  • Variations/Synonyms: Gabrealle, Gabbrielle, Gabbryel, Gabby, Gabraelle, Gabreal, Gabreale, Gabrell, Gabrial, Gabriala, Gabriana, Gabriele, Gabrielia, Gabrialla, Gabriell, Gabriella, Gabriellen, Gabriellia, Gabrila, Gabrilla, Gabrille, Gabrieyelle, Gabrina, Gabryel, Gabryella, Gabryelle, Gabbie, Gabriele, Gaby, and Gabie
  • Description: It’s the female version of Gabriel, known as one of God’s best angels.

 

Genevieve

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A tribe woman
  • Variations/Synonyms: Genavive, Gene, Genaveeve, Genavieve, Geneva, Geneveeve, Genever, Genevie, Genevievre, Genie, Genivieve, Genoveve, Genovia, Genovieve, Genovive, Genvieve, Ginata, Ginett, Ginetta, Ginette, Gineveve, Ginevieve, Ginevive, Guinevieve, Guinivive, Gwenevieve, Gwenivive, Janeva, Jenevieve, Jennavieve, Gennie, Ginny, and Jenny
  • Description: It comes from the medieval Germanic name Kenowefa or Genovefa. It’s also the name of the patron saint of Paris who defended the city from the fearsome conqueror Attila the Hun during the Middle Ages.

 

Irish

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Variations/Synonyms: Iris, Irris, Irrish, Airis, Airish, Airrish, and Airrissh
  • Description: It can be a beautiful name for a baby girl.

 

Isabelle 

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pledged to God
  • Variations/Synonyms: Issabel, Issabelle, Isabel, Issabel, Isabbel, Izzy, Izabel, Izzabel, Izabelle, and Izzabelle
  • Description: It’s the French version of Isabel.

 

Jeanne

  • Origin: French and Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Variations/Synonyms: Jeane, Jean, Jenna, Jeanine, Jeanette, Jeanetta, Janine, Jeannie, Jeana, Jane, and Jiin
  • Description: It’s considered as a feminine form of John.

 

Josephine

  • Origin: French and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Jehovah increases
  • Variations/Synonyms: Josefine, Josefa, Josefena, Josefene, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Joseva, Joseve, Josephyna, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josie, Josine, Josipha, Josy, Yosepha, Yosephina, Jossephine, Jossefine, and Jossie
  • Description: It’s a biblical name for your baby girl.

 

Juliette

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Little Julia
  • Variations/Synonyms: Juliete, Giuletta, Jules, Julette, Julia, Julie, Juliett, Julietta, Julyet, Julieta, and Jullie
  • Description: It’s a sweet name for a baby girl.

 

Liana 

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: A tropical vine
  • Variations/Synonyms: Liane, Lianna, Lianne, Lianie, and Liannie
  • Description: It can be a real name or a nickname for Elliana or Juliana.

 

Louis

  • Origin: French and German
  • Meaning: A renowned warrior
  • Variations/Synonyms: Louise, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloise, Aloisa, Aluisa, Lois, Loise, Lou, Louie, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Loulou, Lovisa, Lovise, Loyisa, Lu, Luisa, Luisetta, and Luisita
  • Description: This can be a brave name for a baby girl.

 

Lucille

  • Origin: French and Latin
  • Meaning: Light
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lucile, Lucila, Lucilla, Luccil, Lucil, Luccille, and Luccil
  • Description: It’s for the baby girl who’s the light of your life.

 

Madeleine

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: High tower or a woman from Magdala
  • Variations/Synonyms: Madeline, Madelyn, Madaleine, Madalyne, Maddie, Maddy, Madalaina, Madelaine, Madelena, Madelene, Madelina, Madelon, Madilyn, Madlen, Madlyn, Madoline, Mady, Madie, and Mady
  • Description: It can be a sweet name for a baby girl.

 

Margot

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Variations/Synonyms: Margaux
  • Description: For the baby who’s a precious gem.

 

Marguerite

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Variations/Synonyms: Marguerrete, Marguerrite, Marguirite, Margauret, Margaret, Margarrette, Margie, and Marggie
  • Description: It may also be considered as a version of Margot.

 

Michelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: One who’s like God
  • Variations/Synonyms: Michel, Meshelle, Mischel, Machelle, Mechelle, Meichelle, Meschell, Meschelle, Meshell, Meshella, Micaela, Michaela, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaella, Michaelle, Michel, Michele, Michelene, Michelina, Micheline, Michell, Michal,  Michella, Mikaela, Miquela, Mischel, Mischelle, Misha, Mishael, Mishaelle, Mishayla, Mishcelle, Mishell, Mishelle, Mitchelle, Mychelle, Myshell, Myshella, and Mitchele
  • Description: It’s the female version of the popular boy name Michael.

 

Natalie

  • Origin: French and Russian
  • Meaning: Birthday of the Lord
  • Variations/Synonyms: Nathalie, Nattalie, Nattalhie, and Natthalie
  • Description: It’s the French variation of the Russian name Natalia. It’s popularly given to girls born during the Christmas season.

 

Nicolette

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: People of victory
  • Variations/Synonyms: Nicole, Colette, Nicholette, Nickie, Nickel, Nicki, Nicole, Nicolett, Nicollett, Nicollette, Nicoletta, Nikkolette, Nikolet, Nikolett, and Nikolette
  • Description: It’s the French feminine variation of Nicholas.

 

Noelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Christmas
  • Variations/Synonyms: Noele, Noella, Noela, Noelani, Noeleen, Noelene, Noeline, Noell, Nowel, Nowell, and Nowelle
  • Description: It’s a feminine variation of Noël or Noel.

 

Remi

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Oarsman
  • Variations/Synonyms: Remmie, Remmi, and Remie
  • Description: It’s the female version of Remy. It can also be a nickname for longer real names such as Remedios.

 

Rosalie

  • Origin: French and Spanish
  • Meaning: Rose (flower)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Rossalie
  • Description: It’s the French version of Rosalia (Spanish) which means rose.

 

Simone

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: God has heard
  • Variations/Synonyms: Simonette, Samone, Shimona, Shimonah, Simeona, Simina, Simmone, Simmonne, Cymone, Simona, Simonina, Simonne, Somone, Symona, and Symone
  • Description: It’s a nice biblical name for your baby girl.

 

Sophie

  • Origin: French, Greek, and Italian
  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Variations/Synonyms: Sofia, Sopphia, Sopphie, and Soffie
  • Description: It’s the French version of Sophia.

 

Valerie

  • Origin: French and Greek
  • Meaning: Strength, health
  • Variations/Synonyms: Vallerie, Valeria, Valleria, Vallerria, Vallery, and Valery
  • Description: It’s the French variation of Valeria.

 

Vivienne

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Life
  • Variations/Synonyms: Vivein, Viviene, Vivvie, Vivvy, Vivy, and Viviane
  • Description: It’s the French variation of Vivian.

 

 

 

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