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Top 100 Most Popular French Baby Names

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Are you a soon-to-be mom; probably pregnant for the first time and looking for the perfect baby name for your soon expected child? How about French baby names?!

You may not have thought of French baby names, but believe me, the French language, its elegance and romantic nature alone could be an inspiration for you as a parent when naming your baby.

Come to think of it, France is a country well-known for its beauty, its rich culture and history. So, as a captivating tourist attraction with profound richness in art, fashion and literature, when thinking of the perfect name to give your child think of French baby names.

We have thoroughly researched and listed out the most popular and exotic French baby names for you to choose from. The list is for both baby boys and baby girls.

50 Popular French Baby Names for Boys

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Name: Abelard

Meaning: Brave Abel

Origin: French

Name variation: Abaillard, Abaelard, Abailardus, Abaelardus, Abaielardus.

Notable People with Abelard: Peter Abelard, French theologian.

Popularity: currently not ranked in U.S. births.

Comment: Abelard is a name that’s been used by parents who are considering baby names for boys.

Name: Adam

Meaning: Son of the red earth.

Origin: Hebrew

Name variation:

Notable People with Adam:  Adam Sandler, actor; Adam West, actor; A musician-Adam Ant; Adam Brody, actor.

Popularity: Did not hit the U.S top 100 but ranks #18 from the 80s and currently #78 in the U.S.

Comment: Adam, is the first man God created. It is also a generic term for mankind.

Name: Amir

Meaning: king, ruler; treetop

Origin: Arabic or Hebrew

Name variation: Mir

Notable People with Amir: Amir Orad. Sisense CEO, Big Data Analytics, Cyber & Fintech Veteran, Builder & Scaler at SisenseTel. Laurent Amir Khlifa Khedider Haddad‎, born 20 June 1984 in Paris, France, is a French-Israeli singer and songwriter.

Popularity: #149 in 2018

Comment: A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official, it was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps.

Name: Ali

Meaning: Supreme, exalted

Origin: Arabic

Name variation: Aly, Ila and Lia

Notable People with Ali: Muhammad Ali the boxing champion. Ali (actor), Telugu comedian and TV presenter; A French rapper name Ali; Ali (American rapper), aka Ali Jones, American rapper

Popularity: #309 in 2018

Comment: The meaning of Ali is one of the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, deemed by Muhammad to be a recommended name for a male child. It’s been primarily associated with boxing immortal Muhammad Ali, known as “the greatest.” But Ali is also one of the most popular unisex names for both boys and girls.

Name: Antoine

Meaning: Praiseworthy and priceless

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Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Anoino, Antawn, Anthony, Antjuan, Antjwon, Antoan, Anton, Antone, Antonio, Antonioh, Antony and more…

Notable People with Antoine: American pianist and singer-songwriter Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., American film director Antoine Fuqua, American football player Antoine Brandon Cason, American basketball player Antoine Devon Walker, French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French nobleman and chemist Antoine Lavoisier

Popularity: was on the top 1,000 list for boys in the early 1900s but dropped off in 1912. It resurged up in 1957 and became most popular in 1985 when it hit 262. It dropped off the list again in 2014.

Comment: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot and writer whose most famous work was Le Petite Prince or The Little Prince.

Name: Armand

Meaning: An army soldier

Origin: French, German, Teutonic

Name variations: Arman, Armande, Armonde, Armondo, Armando, Armani, Armanie, Armano, Arme, Armon, Armond, Ormand, Ormond

Notable People with Armand: French poet Armand Robin, American actor Armand “Armie” Douglas Hammer, French journalist Armand Carrel, American actor Armande Anthony Assante, French painter Armand Doré.

Popularity: #625 in the U.S. in 1900, it remained a top 1,000 until 1971. Armand ranks in the top 200 in France.

Comment: Armand Peugeot was a French engineer and early developer of the automobile.

Name: Arthur

Meaning: Noble one; bear

Origin: French, Celtic

Name variations: Are, Artus, Arty, Aurther, Aurthur, Authur Art, Artair, Arte, Artek, Arther, Arthor, Artie, Artor, Artur, Arturo

Notable People with Arthur: Scottish physician and novelist Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, American tennis player Arthur Robert Ashe Jr., American playwright Arthur Asher Miller, Canadian-American TV presenter Arthur Gordon “Art” Linkletter, American singer Arthur “Art” Ira Garfunkel, son of actress Selma Blair – Arthur Saint Bleick, son of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews – Arthur Michael William Matthews

Popularity: It was number #15 in the U.S. in 1900. Arthur is a favorite in France and was in the top 10 in 2017.

Comment: Arthur is a traditional name that is centuries old. The story of King Arthur, Camelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table is fictitious, but historians continue to debate whether or not Arthur is based on a real person.

Name: Brice

Meaning: Speckled; son of a nobleman

Origin: French, English, Scottish

Name variations: Bri, Bricio, Bricius, Bryce, Brychan, Brye

Notable People with Brice: American actor James Brice Beckham, American football player Brice Butler, French politician Brice Hortefeux, American basketball player (Jonathan) Brice Johnson.

Popularity: Among top 1,000 names from 1959 to 2015, fell but then ranked #175 in 2018.

Comment: Saint Brice was the Bishop of Tours in France from 397 AD until his death in 444 AD.

Name: Charles

Meaning: Strong and manly; free man; farmer

Origin: French, Teutonic, German

Name variations: Chad, Char, Charlemagne, Charleston, Charley, Charlie, Charlot, Charls, Charlton,, Charly, Chas, Chay, Chaz, Chazz, Chick, Chip, Chuck

Notable People with Charles: Holy Roman Emperor Charles I “the Great” (aka Charlemagne), Holy Roman Emperors Charles II – VI, Kings of France Charles II-IX, Kings of Sweden Charles I-XIII, English actor Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, American cartoonist Charles Samuel “Chas” Addams, American basketball player Charles Wade Barkley.

Popularity: #5 in 1900 and number 52 in 2018.

Comment: Charles is a popular, classic, age-old name. Charlemagne, also known as Charles I and Charles the Great, is one of the most famous leaders of all time. He was King of the Franks and ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages.

Name: Claude

Meaning: Lame, crippled, and limping

Origin: French, English, Latin

Name variations: Cladio, Claud, Claudian, Claudicio, Claudie, Claudien, Claudio, Claudios, Claudiu, Claudius, Clavio, Klaud, Klaude, Klaudiusz, Klavdii, Kolos

Notable People with Claude: French physicist and winner of the Nobel prize in physics Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Jamaican-American novelist Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay, French impressionist painter (Oscar)-Claude Monet, son of painter Pablo Picasso – Claude Ruiz Picasso

Popularity: Ranked top #200 name until 1953, dropped but became #1,000 in 1994.

Comment: Claude Monet was a French impressionist artist whose famous paintings include Woman with a Parasol; Impression, Sunrise; and the Water Lilies series.

Name: Denis

Meaning: Devoted to the wine god, Dionysius

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Deion, Den, Denes, Denies, Dennis, Dennison, Denny, Dennys, Denys, Dionisio, Dionysius, Denijs, Deniss, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Denni, Dennie, Dennies,

Notable People with Denis: Philosopher Denis Diderot, American actor Denis Colin Leary, American actor Denis Patrick Seamus O’Hare, Canadian actor Denis Forest, American writer Denis Hale Johnson.

Popularity: Ranked #277 in the U.S. in 1952. It fell out of the top 1,000 in 1992 and is now less common.

Comment: Saint Denis was a Bishop of Paris who lived in the third century. He is the patron saint of France.

Name: François

Meaning: A man from France or a free man

Origin: French

Name variations: Fran, Francis, Francisco, Frank, Frankie, Frans, Fransawawa, French

Notable People with François: Former Prime Minister of France François Fillon, director François Truffaut.

Popularity: Unique in the United States, but it is more common in France.

Comment: François Holland is a recent former President of France who held the office from 2012 to 2017.

Name: Frederic

Meaning: A peaceful ruler

Origin: French

Name variations: Fred, Freddy, Frederick, Frederik, Fredric, Fredrich, Fredrick, Ric

Notable People with Frederic: American landscape painter Frederic Edwin, French film director Frédéric Forester, American actor Frederic Fenimore Forrest, American screenwriter Frederic Lebow, English jurist and historian Frederic William Maitland.

Popularity: #343 in 1915 in the U.S.

Comment: The French artist Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi is the sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty as a gift for the United States.

Name: Gabriel

Meaning: God is the strength and hero

Origin: French, Hebrew

Name variations: Gab, Gabbi, Gabbie, Gabriele, Gabrielli, Gabriello, Gabrielo, Gabryel, Gaby, Gabys, Gabby, Gabe, Gabel, Gabell, Gabelle, Gabi, Gabian, Gabie, Gabiel, Gabin, Gabirel, Gabko, Gabo, Gábor, Gabreal, Gabrial

Notable People with Gabriel: American NFL player Gabriel Andrew “Gabe” Carimi, American actor and film producer Gabriel Swann Macht, American singer Gabriel Eduardo “Gabe” Saporta, American actor (Louis) Gabriel Basso III, Son of singer Joan Baex and David Harris – Gabriel Harris, American comedian Gabriel “Gabe” Weston Kaplan, American baseball player Gabriel Stefan “Gabe” Kapler.

Popularity: #25 from 2008–2016 in France.

Comment: Saint Gabriel is one of the three most recognized archangels along with St. Michael and St. Raphael.

Name: Gaston

Meaning: The foreigner, the guest

Origin: French

Name variations: Gascone, Gastan, Gasten, Gastone, Gastowyn, Gastun, Gastawn,

Notable People with Gaston: French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, French-American racing driver and automaker Gaston Chevrolet, American NFL football player Gaston Alfred Green III, son of singer Sophie B. Hawkins – Dashiell Gaston Hawkins, French novelist Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux, son of American actress Jaclyn Smith – Gaston Anthony Richmond

Popularity: In 1900, it ranked #635 in the US. Today it is uncommon.

Comment: Gaston is an old name. Gaston is a good looking, self-centered character who falls for Belle and becomes the villain in the 1991 Disney animated movie Beauty and the Beast.

Name: Gilbert

Meaning: Pledge, promise

Origin: French, German

Name variations: Gibbon, Gibby, Gil, Gilber, Gilbert, Gilberto, Gilburt, Gilibeirt, Gill, Bert, Bertie, Gilleabart, Gilly, Giselbert, Guilbert

Notable People with Gilbert: American novelist and poet Gilbert Sorrentino, American painter Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart), American basketball player Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr., English writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton, American actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Mexican-born American actor Gilbert Roland,

Popularity: Ranked #146 in 1900 until 1969.

Comment: Gilbert is a classic boy name. Gilbert and Sullivan are the songwriting team and genius duo behind operettas such as The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the Yeomen of the Guard.

Name: Guy

Meaning: Guide, leader

Origin: French

Name variations: Gai, Gui, Guido, Guye, Guyon, Gye, Veit, Vitus

Notable People with Guy: Canadian actor Guy Fauchon, American celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Ramsay Fieri, American hockey goalie Guy Andre Herbert, Scottish bassist for the musical group Coldplay Guy Rupert Berryman, French writer Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant.

Popularity: Ranked #99 in 1900 until 1968. It decreased in popularity and reappeared in 2007, and has not reappeared.

Comment: “G.U.Y.” is the name of a Lady Gaga song from her 2013 Album ARTPOP.

Name: Hugo

Meaning: Mind, intellect

Origin: Latin, French, German

Name variations: Hugh, Ugo, Hewgo, Hughes, Hue, Hew, Hughie, Huey, Hewy

Notable People with Hugo: Late president of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Australian actor Hugo Wallace Weaving, Austrian composer Hugo Philipp Jacob Wolf

Popularity: #422 in 2018

Comment: Hugo is one of the gargoyles in the Disney movie, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Victor is another gargoyle, and their names honor Victor Hugo, the author of the original novel.

Name: Jacques

Meaning: supplanter; the one that comes after or replaces

Origin: French

Name variations: Jack, Jacob, Jacot, Jacquard, Jacque, Jake, James, Jaq, Jaque, Jaques, Jock

Notable People with Jacques: American NFL football player Jacques E. Cesaire, 22nd President of France Jacques René Chirac, French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, German-American psychologist and biologist Jacques Loeb, and more…

Popularity: Jacques had its most popular year in the U.S. in 1969 when it reached number 602.

Comment: Jacques is traditionally a more popular name in France. Jacques Cousteau was an explorer and researcher who taught the world about the ocean and its inhabitants.

Name: Jean

Meaning: God is gracious

Origin: French, Celtic, Hebrew

Name variations: Gene, Jéan, Jeane, Jeann, Jeanne, Jeannot, Jeano, Jeanot, Jeanty, Jene, Jhon, John

Notable People with Jean: French novelist and poet Jean Genet, Canadian-American novelist and poet Jean-Louis “Jack” Lebris de Kerouac, French racing driver Giovanni ‘Jean” Alesi, Canadian actor Jean-Luc Bilodeau, American baseball player Jean Joseph Octave Dubuc, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, French physicist and winner of the Nobel prize Jean Baptiste Perrin, and more…

Popularity: Ranks in the top 100 in France.

Comment: Jean is a classic boy name. In the fictional world of Star Trek, Jean-Luc Picard is a Captain and commanding officer of the Federation starships USS Stargazer, USS Enterprise-D, and USS Enterprise-E.

Name: Jules

Meaning: Forever young, youthful; soft, downy.

Origin: Latin, French, Greek

Name variations: Jewel, Jewels, Joles, Joules, Jule, Julian, Julien, Julieus, Julio, Julius

Notable People with Jules: French racecar driver Jules Lucien André Bianchi, Belgian microbiologist and winner of the Nobel Prize Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent Bordet, American cartoonist Jules Ralph Feiffer, French composer Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet, American painter Jules Olitski, French author Jules Gabriel Verne

Popularity: Ranks among the top 10 names since 2008.

Comment: Jules Verne is the French writer and pioneer of science fiction whose famous works include 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Name: Leo

Meaning: Bold like a lion

Origin: French, English, Latin, Greek

Name variations: Leao, Lee, Leib, Leibel, Leio, Léo, Leoh, Leon, Leonardo, Leoncio, Leond, Leonn, Leontios, Lev, Lio, Lion, Liutas, Lyo, Lyon

Notable People with Leo: French composer Leo Arnaud, son of actors Kim Raver and Manuel Boyer – Leo Kipling Boyer, English actor Leo Gratten Carroll, son of actor Javier Bardem and actress Penelope Cruz- Leonardo Encinas Cruz, American actor and producer Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, American actor and martial artist Leo Howard, Son of actress and model Jaime King – Leo Thames Newman, Russian novelist Lev “Leo” Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Popularity: #50 in 2018

Comment: Leo is an old, royal, and religious name. There were six emperors, thirteen popes, and many kings and saints who went by the name of Leo.

Name: Louis

Meaning: Brave warrior

Origin: French, German, Teutonic

Name variations: Aloysius, Lash, Lashi, Lucho, Lude, Ludek, Ludis, Ludko, Ludovic, Ludovicus, Ludvig, Ludvik, Lasho, Lew, Lewes, Lewis, Lodovico, Lothar, Lou, Louie, Louies,

Notable People with Louis: King of France Louis I-XV, King of France Louis XVI (Louis-Auguste), Dauphin (of King) of France Louis XVII (Louis-Charles), King of France Louis XVII (Louis Stanslas Xavier), American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong, American baseball player Louis “Lou” Boudreau, French inventor Louis Braille, American actor and professional bodybuilder Louis Jude “Lou” Ferrigno, American novelist Louis Sachar, English broadcaster and author Louis Sebastian Theroux, English singer Louis William Tomlinson and more..

Popularity: #263 in 2018.

Comment: Leo has a lot of elements going for it: its leonine associations suggest strength of character and physique, its zodiac reference appeals to New Agers, and its ‘o’ ending gives it added energy. Louis Pasteur was a French scientist who developed pasteurization and vaccines for rabies and anthrax.

More Popular French Baby Boy Names

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Name: Luc

Meaning: The light

Origin: French

Name variations: Lucian, Lukas, Luke, Luca, Lucas, Lucca, Luces,

Notable People with Luc: French composer Luc Ferrari, French film director and screenwriter Luc Jacquet, French virologist Luc Antoine Montagnier, French film director Luc Paul Maurice Besson, Canadian ice hockey player Joseph Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player Luc Jean-Marie Robitaille

Popularity: Ranked #933 in 2002. Luc is a much more popular name in France.

Comment: Luc is an uncommon name in the United States. Luc Jacquet is the writer and director of the Oscar-winning documentary film March of the Penguins.

Name: Marc

Meaning: Warlike

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Mark. Markell, Markus, Marky, Marousek, Marq, Marque, Marquus, Marx, Markey, Markie, Markku, Marko, Marku, Marcas, Marcellin, Marcellino, Marcello, Marco, Marcus, Marecek, Marek, Mares

Notable People with Marc: Mexico-born Amerian singer and television producer Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz), American singer and songwriter Marc Craig Cohn, American actor Marc Evan Jackson, American actor Marcus Paul “Marc” Blucas, American fashion designer Marc Jacobs,

Popularity: #826 in 2018

Comment: Marc has been popular in the U.S. since the 1930s. The modern artist Marc Chagall is well known throughout the world for his abstract style.

Name: Marcel

Meaning: A little warrior

Origin: French

Name variations: Marceau, Marceaux, Marceli, Marcelin, Marcelino, Marcell, Marcelle, Marcellin, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcelo, Marcely, Marciel, Marsel

Notable People with Marcel: Canadian model Marcel Castenmiller, American singer Marcel Francois Chagnon, French artist (Henri-Robert)-Marcel Duchamp, American football player Marcel Xavier Jones, French novelist (Valentin Louis Georges Eugène) Marcel Proust, American chef Marcel Vigneron, son of rapper Dr. Dre and singer Michel’le – Marcel Young

Popularity: # 734 in 2018

Comment: Marcel is the name of the pet Capuchin monkey that belonged to Ross on the TV series Friends.

Name: Martin

Meaning: Warlike

Origin: Latin

Name variations: Maarten, Marti, Mairtan, Mairtin, Martinus, Marto, Marton, Marty, Tino, Mardy, Mart, Martan, Marteen, Marten, Martene, Martie, Martine, Martinho, Martino

Notable People with Martin: English actor Martin John Christopher Freeman, American civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr., 8th U.S. president Martin Van Buren, English actor and film director (Alexander) Martin Clunes,

Popularity: #272 in 2018

Comment: Martin is a traditional name. Martin Luther was a 14th-century monk who was part of the Reformation where Christians broke away from the Catholic church. Followers of his teachings are Protestants who belong to the Lutheran Church.

Name: Maurice

Meaning: Having dark skin

Origin: French, Latin, English

Name variations: Mauritio, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio Maricio, Marin, Maritz, Maruo, Maurecio, Maureese, Maurencio, Mauri, Mauricio, Maurids, Mauridsje, Mauriece, Maurin, Maurise, Maurisio, Maurisse, Mauro, Morry, Mortiz, Morys, Moss, Muiris, Murice, Maury, Maurycy, Mavriki, Meurig, Mo, Moreese, Morice, Moricz, Moris, Morrice, Morris

Notable People with Maurice: American football player Sparrow Maurice “Mo” Hurt Jr., American football player Maurice Jones-Drew, American actor Maurice Benard, American football player (Gregory) Maurice Fountain, English singer Maurice Ernest Gibb, French composer (Joseph)-Maurice Ravel, American writer Maurice Bernard Sendak, French artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Popularity: Was most popular in 1914 with a rank of #94.

Comment: Maurice is a name that goes back centuries. Maurice Koechlin was one of the engineers behind some major designs including the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the Garabit viaduct.

Name: Nicolas

Meaning: A victory of the people

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Nic, Nichol, Nick, Nico, Nicola, Nicolas, Nicolus, Niko, Nikolas, Nicholas, Nicholaus

Notable People with Nicolas: American actor Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola), French painter Nicolas Poussin, son of actors Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier – Nicolas-Jaques Charrier

Popularity: Ranked #132 in the U.S in 1998.

Comment: Nicolas Sarkozy was the President of France from 2007 to 2012.

Name: Noel

Meaning: Born on Christmas Day or at Christmastime

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Nata, Nollaig, Novelo, Nowel, Nowell, Nowelle, Natal, Natale, Noél, Noël, Noele, Noell, Nole, Noli

Notable People with Noel: English actor and director Noel Anthony Clarke, English Playwright and musician Noël Coward, British novelist and screenwriter Douglas Noel Adams, English TV presenter Noel Ernest Edmonds

Popularity: It was most popular in 1938 and ranked at #267.

Comment: Père Noël is Father Christmas and the French name for that famous gift-giver, Santa Claus.

Name: Orville

Meaning: From the gold town

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Aurville, Orvelle, Orvil, Orvylle, Orv, Orval, Orvalle, Orvele

Notable People with Orville: American actor and comedian Orville Willis “Will” Forte IV, American guitarist Orville Johnson, Canadian poet and author Orville Lloyd Douglas, American golfer Orville James Moody,

Popularity: Orville was very popular in 1913 and ranked #120 until the 1970s.

Comment: The USS Orville is the name of the spacecraft in Seth MacFarlane’s futuristic science fiction TV series, The Orville.

Name: Pascal

Meaning: Born at Eastertime

Origin: French, Latin, English

Name variations: Pascow, Pascual, Pascuall, Pascul, Pasquale, Pasquali, Pasquall, Pace, Pacey, Pascale, Pascalle, Paschal, Paschalis, Pascoal, Pascoe,

Notable People with Pascal: German racing driver Pascal Wehrlein, Canadian hockey player Pascal Dupuis, French singer and songwriter Pascal Obispo

Popularity: Pascal is an uncommon name in the United States.

Comment: Pascal is a popular boy’s name in French-speaking countries. It tends to be more common for boys born on or around Easter or those born on May 17 which is the feast day of Saint Pascal.

Name: Paul

Origin: French, Latin

Meaning: Little one or small

Name variations: Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Paley, Pall, Paolo, Pauley, Paulus, Pauly, Pawl, Pol

Notable People with Paul: Canadian singer Paul Albert Anka, American co-founder of Microsoft Paul Gardner Allen, English actor Paul Bettany, English actor Paul Blackthorne, American composer and novelist Paul Frederic Bowles, American football player Paul Martin Butcher, American travel writer and novelist Paul Edward Theroux

Popularity: Paul is a top 100 name in France. It ranked #234 in 2018.

Comment: Paul is a classic name that dates back thousands of years. Paul is the name of a chain of pâtisseries or bakeries in France and 33 other countries that specializes in bread, pastries, and other sweet treats. Paul also the Pharisee who persecuted Christians but later became an Apostle of Jesus Christ years A.D.

Name: Percival

Meaning: Piercing; pierce the veil

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Parsafal, Perceval, Percevall, Percey, Perci, Parsefal, Parsifal, Parsival, Parzival, Peceval, Perc, Perce, Percivale, Percivall, Percy

Notable People with Percival: American novelist Percival Everett, American football player William Percival “Percy” Harvin III, American businessman and astronomer Percival Lawrence Lowell, Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Percival Young

Popularity: #914 in 1902.

Comment: Percival is an old name, but unique in the United States. Sir Percival was one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.

Name: Philippe

Meaning: One who loves and befriends horses

Origin: French

Name variations: Phil, Philip, Philipe, Phillepe, Phillipe, Phillippe, Phillippee, Phyllipe, Felipe, Felippe, Filipe, Phellipe

Notable People with Philippe: King of the Belgians Philippe Léopold Louis Marie, French volleyball player and coach Philippe Blain, American portrait photographer Philippe Halsman, French singer and songwriter Philippe Russo, American military officer Philippe de Trobriand

Popularity: Philippe is very common in France.

Comment: Philippe is Maurice and Belle’s horse in Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast.

Name: Pierre

Meaning: Strong and solid like a rock  

Origin: French

Name variations: Piere, Piero, Pierrot, Piers, Pietro, Pyerre, Peiree, Peter, Pier, Pierce,

Notable People with Pierre: American NFL football player Charles Pierre Thomas, American NFL football player Pierre Allen, Prime minister of Canada (Joseph Philippe) Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, French composer Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez,

Popularity: Among the top 1,000 list in the US.

Comment: Pierre is the capital city of South Dakota, but it’s not the state’s largest or most populated city.

Name: Quentin

Meaning: The fifth one

Origin: French, English, Latin

Name variations: Quintel, Quinten, Quintin, Quintn, Quinton, Quintus, Quito, Qwentin, Qwinten, Kwent, Kwenten, Quantin, Quen, Quenelle, Quenn, Quent, Quentan, Quenten, Quentilien, Quenton, Quentyn, Quincy, Quinn, Quint, Quintan,

Notable People with Quetin: American football player Quentin Tremaine Jammer, son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt – Quentin Roosevelt, American film director Quentin Jerome Tarantino, English illustrator and writer Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, English DJ and musician Quentin Leo Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), English explorer/writer/filmmaker Quentin Keynes

Popularity: #545 in 2018.

Comment: Quentin is a well-established name. Quentin Blake is an artist and writer who illustrated many children’s books including works by Dr, Seuss and Roald Dahl.

Name: Raphael

Meaning: Healed by God

Origin: Hebrew

Name variations: Raphel, Raphello, Raphie, Raphiel, Ravel, Ray, Rephael, Falito, Rafael, Rafaele, Rafaelle, Rafaello, Rafaelo, Rafal, Rafe, Rafel, Raffaello, Raffello, Rapfaelle, Raphaél, Raphaelle, Raphaello, Raphale

Notable People with Raphael: Biblical archangel Raphael, American child actor Raphael Alejandro, son of American actor Robert De Niro – Raphael De Niro, Italian singer and pianist Raphael Gualazzi, American musician Raphael Saadiq, American actor and director Raphael Sbarge

Popularity: Among the top 10 baby names since 2015.

Comment: Raphael is an ancient name that dates back thousands of years. Raphael is the name of an archangel, an Italian Renaissance artist, and a Ninja Turtle.

Name: René

Meaning: Born again or reborn

Origin: Latin

Name variations: Ranae, Ranay, Ranee, Ren, Renae, Renai, Renat, Renato, Renatus, Renault, Renay, Renee, Reney, Reni, Renie, Renn, Renne, Rennee, Rennell, Renney, Rennie, Renny, Rhennay

Notable People with René: Canadian producer and talent manager René Angélil, French aviator Colonel René Paul Fonck

Popularity: It was most popular in 1983.

Comment: René is a traditional boy name that has been in the top 1,000 in the U.S. René Descartes was a mathematician, scientist, and the father of modern philosophy. He said, “I think, therefore I am” and made many important contributions to algebra, geometry, and physics.

Name: Richard

Meaning: Strong and powerful ruler

Origin: French, English, German

Name variations: Richie, Richird, Richshard, Rick, Rickard, Ricke, Rickee, Rickert, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rik, Riocard, Rirsherd, Rishard, Rishi, Ritch, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchey, Ritchie, Ritchy, Ritshard, RykDick, Dickie, Dicky, Raechard, Rashard

Notable People with Richard: 37th U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, American comedian Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, Kings of England Richard I, Richard II, and Richard III, English actor Richard Crispin Armitage, British businessman Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Welsh actor Richard Burton, English evolutionist (Clinton) Richard Dawkins

Popularity: Among 200 baby names in the U.S.

Comment: Richard Adams is the author of Watership Down, a novel about the adventures of a group of rabbits looking for a new place to call home.

Name: Roy

Meaning: A king, royal; red-haired

Origin: French, German, English

Name variations: Royce, Roycell, Roye, Royle, Ruy, Rey, Roi, Royal, Royalton,

Notable People with Roy: German-American magician Roy Horn (born Uwe Ludwig Horn), American singer and television star Roy Rogers, American humor writer Roy Alton Blount Jr., American co-founder of Walt Disney Co. Roy Oliver Disney, French-Canadian actor Roy Michael Joseph Dupuis, American pop artist Roy Fox Lichenstein, American singer and musician Roy Kelton Orbison

Popularity: #542 in 2018.

Comment: Roy is a traditional name. Roy Oliver Disney along with his brother Walter Elias, are the co-founders of The Walt Disney Company.

Name: Russell

Origin: French

Meaning: Having red hair, fox-colored

Name variations: Russie, Russo, Russon, Ruste, Rusten, Rustie, Rustin, Ruston, Rusty, Rustyn, Rousell, Ruscell, Rusel, Rush, Russ, Russel, Russelle,

Notable People with Russell: American entrepreneur and music producer Russell Wendell Simmons, English actor and comedian Russell Edward Brand, Australian actor Russell Ira Crowe, English comedian and actor Russell Joseph Howard, American NFL player Russell Okung, American basketball player Russell Westbrook, American NFL player Russell Carrington Wilson

Popularity: #413 in 2018.

Comment: Russell is another well-established name that has been around for a long time. Russell is the Junior Wilderness Explorer who accidentally joins Carl Fredricksen on his trip to Paradise Falls in Disney Pixar’s Up.

Name: Sacha

Meaning: Defender of humankind or defending warrior

Origin: Greek

Name variations: Sache, Sancha, Sascha, Sasha, Sassa, Socha, Soche, Soscha, Sosha

Notable People with Sacha: English actor and writer Sacha Bennett, English actor and comedian Sacha Noam Baron Cohen, French singer and actor Alexandre “Sacha” Distel, Canadian filmmaker and journalist Alexandre Emmanuel “Sacha” Trudeau

Popularity: Among the top 20 in 2017.

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen is an actor and comedian famous for creating funny characters such as Borat and Ali G.

Name: Samuel

Meaning: Asked of God, told by God

Origin: Hebrew

Name variations: Sam, Samel, Samelle, Sami, Samko, Sammie, Sammy, Samo, Samoule, Samoyla, Samu, Samual, Samualie, Samuele, Samuelis, Samuelito, Samuell, Samuil.

Notable People with Samuel: American news anchor Samuel Andrew “Sam” Donaldson Jr., American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, Birth name of American novelist Mark Twain – Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American firearm inventor and industrialist Samuel Colt, American singer and actor Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr., Polish-American film producer Samuel Louis “Sam” Warner

Popularity: Ranked #21 in 2016-2018.

Comment: Samuel Morse is the inventor of the telegraph and Morse code.

Name: Sébastien

Meaning: Revered, respected and adored

Origin: French

Name variations: Sabastian, Seb, Seba, Sebashun, Sebasten, Sebastiaio, Sebastian, Sebastiano, Sébastien, Bas, Bashie, Bashtian, Basti, Bastiaio, Bastian, Bastiano, Bastien, Sebastion, Sebastuan.

Notable People with Sébastien: Son of rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose – Sebastian “Bash” Taylor Thomaz, Early Roman martyr Saint Sebastian, French painter and engraver Sébastien Bourdon, English film and television actor (Charles) Sebastian Thomas Cabot, English novelist and journalist Sebastian Charles Faulks, son of American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger – Sebastian Thomas Hilfiger,

Popularity: Sébastien is currently very trendy and ranked number 18 in 2018.

Comment: Sébastien is more common in France. Sébastien Érard was a harp and piano manufacturer who made improvements and obtained patents that are still in use on today’s modern versions of the instruments.

Name: Simon

Meaning: God has heard

Origin: Hebrew, Greek

Name variations: Samein, Semyon, Shimon, Si, Siemen, Siemon, Sim, Simao, Sime, Simeon, Simidh, Simion, Simmy, Simond, Simone, Síomón, Sy, Syme, Symen, Symon, Szmon, Ximen, Ximenes, Ximens, Ximun

Notable People with Simon: English actor and comedian Simon John Pegg, English music producer and TV judge Simon Phillip Cowell, English producer Simon Fuller, English musician Simon Jonathon Gallup, American actor and musician Simon Maxwell Helberg,

Popularity: #254 in 2018 in France.

Comment: Simon was one of the twelve apostles, but Jesus changed his name to Peter. He became Peter the Apostle and then Saint Peter.

Name: Sinclair

Meaning: From Saint Claire

Origin: French, Scottish

Name variations: Clair, Clare, Sinc, Sinclaire, Sinclare, Synclair, Synclare, Synclarie

Notable People with Sinclair: American novelist (Harry) Sinclair Lewis, American novelist Upton Sinclair

Popularity: Sinclair is an uncommon name that is not in the top 1,000 in the U.S.

Comment: The USS Sinclair was a Navy ship that sailed from 1919 to 1926. It was named for the decorated naval war hero, Arthur Sinclair.

Name: Travis

Meaning: To cross over or the crossroads

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Travais, Travees, Traver, Travers, Traves, Traveus, Travious, Traviss, Travius, Travous, Travus, Travys, Trayvis, Trevais, Treves, Trevez, Treveze, Trevis, Trevius, Treviuss, Treviz

Notable People with Travis: American Gospel musician Travis Green, American musician Travis Lazarus “Travie” McCoy, American musician and songwriter Travis Landon Barker, American singer and songwriter Travis Clark, American baseball player Travis Takashi Ishikawa, American NFL player Travis Michael Kelce, American television personality and emergency physician Travis Stork

Popularity: #313 in 2018.

Comment: Travis Coates is the young boy in the classic story and Disney movie, Old Yeller.

Name: Théo

Meaning: Gift and blessing from God; “the boldest”

Origin: French, Greek, German

Name variations: Ted, Teddy, Theeo, Theodor, Theodore, Theodoros, Theon, Theos

Notable People with Théo: American professional basketball player Theophalus Curtis “Theo” Ratliff, American baseball team president (Chicago Cubs) Theo Nathaniel Epstein, Canadian ice hockey player Theoren Wallace “Theo” Fleury, son of businesswoman Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – Theodore James “Theo” Kushner, American actor John Theodore “Theo” Rossi

Popularity: #243 in 2018.

Comment: Theo LeSieg is one of the pen names used by Theodor Seuss Geisel, but his most famous pen name is Dr. Seuss.

Name: Thomas

Meaning: Twin

Origin: French, Greek, Hebrew

Name variations: Thom, Thomason, Thomaz, Tomah, Tomaisin, Tomaro, Tomas, Tomaso, Thomes, Thomeson, Thomison, Thommas, Thommy, Thompson, Thomsen, Thomson, Thomy, Tom, Tomasso, Tomaz, Tomie, Tomio, Tomkin, Tomlin, Tomlinson, Tommas, Tommey, Tommie, Tommy

Notable People with Thomas: American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, The Apostle Saint Thomas, American television journalist Thomas John “Tom” Brokaw, American actor Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks, British poet and novelist Thomas Hardy, British Philosopher Thomas Hobbes

Popularity: Among the top 100 names in the U.S.

Comment: Thomas is a classic name. Thomas the Tank Engine is a character in the children’s TV series Thomas & Friends.

50 Popular French Baby Girl Names

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Name: Aimée

Meaning: Beloved

Origin: French

Name variations: Aimee, Aimia, Aimie, Aimy, Aimya, Amey, Amie, Aime, Aimey,

Notable People with Aimée: American actress Aimee Carrero, Canadian actress Aimée Leigh, British actress Aimee Kelly,

Popularity: Ranked #123 on the top 1,000 list of names for girls. But fell out of the top 1,000 in 2016.

Comment: Aurore and Aimée is a children’s story by French writer Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

Name: Antoinette

Meaning: Praiseworthy

Origin: Latin

Name variations: Antonetta, Antonella, Antonine, Antonia

Notable People with Antoinette: First female ordained minister in the U.S. Antoinette Louisa Brown, Queen Consort of Louis XVI Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna), ballerina Antoinette Sibley, actress/director Antoinette Perry, English-American singer Antoinette Sterling

Popularity: Not so popular especially in 1989.

Comment: Antoinette is a name that has been around for centuries. Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France who is rumored to have said the famous words, “Let them eat cake.”

Name: Blanche

Meaning: White and fair

Origin: French

Name variations: Blanch, Blanca, Blanchette, Bianca

Notable People with Blenche: Queen-consort of Lous VII of France Blanche of Castile, mother of King Henry IV of England Blanche of Lancaster, American actress Blanche Baker, American actress and poet Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs, French actress Blanche Ravalec, American operatic soprano Blanche Thebom, American actress Blanche Walsh

Popularity: It was among the top 100 names in the early 1900s but gradually declined in use from 1920 to 1960. Blanche may be ready to return in use.

Comment: Blanche is a vintage name that is centuries old. Blanche Devereaux is one of the main characters in The Golden Girls, a classic TV series with a cult following about four older women who live together in a house in Miami.

Name: Bernadette

Meaning: Brave as a bear

Origin: French, English, Teutonic

Name variations: Bernita, Bernetta, Bernardette, Bernadina, Bernadene, Bernette, Bernarda, Bernediene

Notable People with Bernadette: American actress and singer Bernadette Peters, former First Lady of France Bernadette Chirac, American actress Bernadette Yao, French actress Bernadette Lafonte,

Popularity: was #188 in 1946.

Comment: Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski is a scientist and the wife of Howard Wolowitz on the television comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

Name: Camille

Meaning: Girl in white, religious attendant

Origin: English, Latin, French

Name variations: Camilla, Cammilyn, Cammyll, Camyle, Camyll, Chamelia, Chamika, Chamila, Chamilia, Chamille, Kamille, Camia, Camiel, Camile, Camilia, Camill, Camilya, Cammille, Cammyl, Camylle, Chamelea, Chamelle, Camielle, Camil, Camillia, Cammilla, Cammillie

Notable People with Camille: American academic and social critic Camille Anna Paglia, French-Swiss violinist Camille Berthollet, French sculptor Camille Claudel, American actress and model Camille Constance Anderson, American reality TV personality and ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammar Camille Grammar

Popularity: #238 in 2012.

Comment: Camille was a historically male name that became a female name in the last 150 years or so. Hurricane Camille was a category five storm that made landfall in Mississippi during the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season causing catastrophic damage.

Name: Charlotte

Meaning: Strong and free

Origin: French, Old German

Name variations: Charlaine, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charo, Char, Charla, Lotta, Carline, Carlotte, Carlyne, Charill, Chariot, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlott, Charlotty, Charlyne, Charolet, Charolette, Charalot, Charolotte, Cheryl, Cheryn

Notable People with Charlotte: American author Charlotte Armstrong, American model Charlotte McKinney, French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, American actress Charlotte Rae, American actress Charlotte Ross, American actress Charlotte D’Amboise

Popularity: #6 in 2018 in France. Charlotte is a top 100 name in France.

Comment: Charlotte is a long-honored traditional name that is very trendy. Charlotte is the spider who weaves words into her web to save her friend Wilbur the pig in the classic children’s novel Charlotte’s Web.

Name: Chanel

Meaning: From the canal or channel

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Chanal, Chaneel, Chanei, Chanele, Chane, Chanelle, Channal, Channel, Channell, Channelle, Chenel, Chenell, Chenelle, Shanel, Shanell, Shanelle, Shannel, Shannelle, Shenelle, Shynelle

Notable People with Chanel: French fashion designer Gabriele Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, American supermodel Chanel Iman, Priest and martyr (patron saint of Oceania) Saint Peter Chanel, English actress Chanel Cresswell, American screenwriter and producer Chanel Capra

Popularity: #382 in 1991.

Comment: Chanel is a newer name. The House of Chanel was founded in 1909 by fashion designer and entrepreneur Coco Chanel.

Name: Clementine

Meaning: Merciful, Mild

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Klementynne, Klementine, Klementina, Clemette, Clemenza, Clementyna, Clementyn, Clementya, Clementina, Clemency, Clemencie, Clemence, Clem, Clemencia

Notable People with Clementine: Wife of British Prime Minister Clemintine Ogilvy Hozier Churchill, Princess of Orleans (Marie) Clementine Leopoldine Caroline Clotilde, American food writer Clementine Paddleford, daughter of model Claudia Schiffer Clementine de Vere Drummond Vaughn

Popularity: Among the top 1,000 list in 2014.

Comment: Clementine is an old name that is new again. A clementine is a small, sweet citrus fruit and a type of mandarin orange.

Name: Candice

Meaning: white, pure, sincere

Origin: Latin

Name variation: Candace, Candace, Candyse, Kandace, Kandice. Pet: Candi, Candie, Candy, Kandi, Kandie, Kandy.

Notable People with Candice: Candice Sue Millard, American author and journalist, Candice Susan Swanepoel, South African supermodel, Candice Rickelle Glover, American pop singer and American Idol winner, Candice Loren Crawford, Miss Missouri USA 2008, Candice Michelle (Beckman), American pro wrestler, Candice Pool, Jewelry designer and wife of famous Youtuber Casey Neistat

Popularity: #86 in 1984 in the U.S.

Comment: Some bearers complained of how others make fun of the name “Candice” due to the pronunciation.

Name: Chloé

Meaning: Flourishing and blooming

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Clo, Cloe, Cloy, Kloe, Chloee, Cloeie, Khloe, Khloey, Chloie, Cloee, Cloie

Notable People with Chloé: American swimmer Chloe Elizabeth Sutton, American dancer and model Chloe Elizabeth Lukasiak, American actress Chloe Grace Moretz, American snowboarder Chloe Kim, American actress and fashion designer Chloe Stevens Sevigny

Popularity: Chloe is a name that is tremendously popular and trendy. Ranked among the top 10 for over 20 years now.

Comment: Chloé Pig is Peppa Pig’s cousin and a supporting character on the animated children’s television series Peppa Pig.

Name: Colette

Meaning: Victorious and triumphant

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Kollette, , Coletta, Coleta, Nicolette, Kolette, Collette, Colletta, Collett, Collete, Collet

Notable People with Colette: American artist Colette Calascione, American singer-songwriter Colette Carr, daughter of American singer and songwriter Mackelmore Colette Koala Haggerty, daughter of actress Robin Tunney Colette Kathleen Marmet

Popularity: #533 in 2018.

Comment: Saint Colette was a nun who gave her money to the poor and founded the Colettine Poor Clares.

Name: Claire

Meaning: Clear and brightly shining

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Clarice, Claireen, Claireta, Clairice, Clairissa, Clairita, Clarabel, Clarabelle, Claresta, Clarette, Claribel, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisse, Clarrie, Claryrissa, Cayrinda, Klara, Klare, Klaretta, Claryce, Clare, Clairette, Claribelle, Claryce, Cliara, Klaire, Kliara, Klyara, Sinclair

Notable People with Claire: Princess of Belgium Claire Louise Coombs, American novelist Claire Cook, American actress Claire Trevor, American actress Claire Catherine Danes, American TV journalist Claire Shipman, American actress Claire Elizabeth Coffee, American actress Claire Titelman, American violinist Claire Hodgkins, American actress Claire Yarlett

Popularity: Ranked #40 in 2016.

Comment: Claire’s is a retail store that sells fashion jewelry and other accessories for girls and women.

Name: Desiree

Meaning: Desired and longed for

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Desirae, Desaree, Desarae, Dezaree, Deziree, Desyree, Desire, Desi, Dezi, Ree

Notable People with Desiree: American singer and voice actress Desirée Goyette, American guitarist Desiree Apolonio Bassett, American runner Desiree Nicole Linden, former White House Social Secretary Desirée Glapion Rogers

Popularity: Rank #95 in 1983. But was no longer in the top 1,000 as of 2018.

Comment: Desiree is a variety of large, red potatoes that are perfect to mash, roast, or cut for wedges and chips.

Name: Dominique

Meaning: Belonging to the Lord

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Domineek, Domineke, Dominga, Domini, Dominika, Dominiqua, Domanique, Domanke, Domeineque, Domeneque, Domenica, Domenique

Notable People with Dominique: American actress Dominique Ariane Swain, American gymnast Dominique Margaux Dawes, American gymnast Dominique Helena Moceanu, American actress Dominique Marie Grund, American actress Dominique Ellen Dunne, daughter of actor Michael Caine – Dominique Caine

Popularity: Best ranked #83 in 1985.

Comment: “Dominique” is a song about the 12th-century priest, Saint Dominic. It was a hit single for The Singing Nun in the 1960s.

Name: Danielle

Meaning: God is the judge

Origin: Hebrew, French

Name variations: Daniela, Danyelle, Danella, Danelle, Danette, Dani Danyel, Daniyelle, Daniell, Daniele, Danialle, Danal

Notable People with Danielle: American actress Danielle Andrea Harris, American actress Danielle Nicole Panabaker, American actress Danielle Christine Fishel, American actress (and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter) Danielle Riley Keough

Popularity: Ranked 14 in 1987.

Comment: Danielle was extremely popular and a top 100 name in the U.S. from 1971 until 2004. Danielle Steel is a well-known romance writer and one of the best-selling authors of all time.

Name: Denise

Meaning: Devoted to the wine god, Dionysius

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Danice, Daniece, Danise, Denece, Deneise, Denese, Deni, Denice, Deniece, Denissa, Denisse, Denize, Denni, Dennie, Dennise, Denny, Denyce, Denyse, Denisia

Notable People with Denise: American actress Denise Lee Richards, American fitness guru Denise Austin, American actress Denise Michelle Crosby, American actress Denise Nickerson, American actress Denise Lor, American novelist Denise Vega

Popularity: Ranked among the top 1,000 list in 2016.

Comment: Denise Quiñones won the Miss Universe competition in 2001 representing Puerto Rico.

Name: Eva

Meaning: Life

Origin: Latin form of Eve, Hebrew

Name variation: Evita, Eve, Evie

Notable People with Eva: Evita Peron, wife of the Argentine President Juan Peron.

Popularity: #76 in 2018

Comment: Eva is found in many different languages as a variation of Eve—the Old Testament name recognizable as the first woman in Abrahamic religions.

Name: Elaine

Meaning: Bright, shining light

Origin: French, Greek, English

Name variations: Alaina, Alaine, Alayna, Alayne, Allaine, Eilanie, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elainea, Elanini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elania, Elanie, Elanit, Elanna, Elauna, Elayn, Elayna, Elayne, Elena, Ellaina, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Laine, Laney, Lanie

Notable People with Elaine: U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, American director/actress Elaine May, American painter Elaine Hamilton-O’Neal, American actress Elaine Miles, American actress and singer Elaine Stritch, American Olympic beach volleyball player Elaine Youngs, American historian and author Elaine Tyler May

Popularity: Ranked top 100 from 1923 to 1958.

Comment: Elaine Benes is one of the main characters and one of Jerry’s best friends on the television comedy series Seinfeld.

Name: Fleur

Meaning: A flower

Origin: French

Name variations: Fleurine, Fleury, Flora, Fleura, Fleure, Fleurette

Notable People with Fleur: English singer and songwriter Fleur East, Luxembourgian figure skater Fleur Maxwell, American journalist and editor Fleur Fenton Cowles, English makeup artist and YouTube personality Fleur de Force,

Popularity: Fleur is a unique name. It is not currently on the top 1,000 list in the U.S., but it may be up and coming.

Comment: Fleur Delacour is a character in the Harry Potter book series who marries Bill Weasley and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Name: Francine

Meaning: From France or free

Origin: French

Name variations: Fran, Franceen, Francene, Frances, Francesca, Franchele, Francie, Francille, Francina, Francina, Francis, Frankie, Frannie

Notable People with Francine: American pro wrestler Francine Fournier-Meeks, American novelist Francine Rubin Pascal, American singer Francine Reed, Brazillian model Francine Amaral, American Singer Francine Hurd Barker, American economist Francine Dee Blau, American actress/director/philanthropist Francine (Fran) Joy Drescher, American designer Francine Farkas Sears

Popularity: Ranked among the top 500 girl names from 1932-1972. It is now a less common name.

Comment: Fran Drescher is the nasal-sounding actress who played the main character Francine “Fran” Fine in the TV sitcom The Nanny.

Name: Genevieve

Meaning: Belonging to the tribe or race of women

Origin: French, German, Celtic

Name variations: Gen, Gena, Genaveeve, Genavieve, Genavive, Gene, Geneera, Geneva, Geneveeve, Genever, Genevie, Genevievre, Genie, Genivieve, Genoveve, Genovia, Genovieve, Genovive, Genvieve, Ginata, Ginett, Ginetta, Ginette, Gineveve, Ginevieve, Ginevive, Ginnetta, Ginnette, Guinevieve, Guinivive, Gwenevieve, Gwenivive, Janeva, Jenevieve, Jennavieve

Notable People with Genevieve: Patron Saint of Paris, France Saint Genevieve, American actress Genevieve Nicole Padalecki, American interior designer and TV host Genevieve Gorder, American poet Genevieve Taggard, American actress Genevieve Rose Angelson, Canadian actress Genevieve Sterling Buechner, daughter of American model and actress Kate Upton and American professional baseball pitcher Justin Verlander – Genevieve Upton (Vivi) Verlander

Popularity: Ranked #172 in 2018.

Comment: Genevieve is a well-established name that has been around for a long time. Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, is believed to have saved Paris from the Huns through her prayers and devotion to God.

Name: Gabrielle

Meaning: God is the hero and strength

Origin: French, Hebrew

Name variations: Gaby, Gabbrielle, Gabriele, Gabrielia, Gabriell, Gabriella, Gabriellen, Gabriellia, Gabrieyelle, Gabbryel, Gabby, Gabielle, Gabraelle, Gabreal, Gabreale, Gabrealle, Gabrell, Gabrial, Gabriala, Gabrialla, Gabriana, Gabrila, Gabrilla, Gabrille, Gabrina, Gabryel, Gabryella, Gabryelle

Notable People with Gabrielle: Former U.S. Congresswoman from Arizona Gabrielle Dee (Gabby) Giffords, American Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Christina Victoria (Gabby) Douglas, American volleyball player Gabrielle Allyse Reece, American actress Gabrielle Christian, American novelist Gabrielle Zevin

Popularity: Ranked among top 100 name from 1990 to 2010.

Comment: The iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel’s real name is Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Name: Giselle

Origin: French, German, Teutonic

Meaning: A promise or pledge

Name variations: Ghisel, Ghisele, Ghisella, Ghiselle, Gisel, Gisela, Gisele, Giseli, Gisell, Gissela, Gissell, Gissella, Giza, Gizel, Gizella, Gizelle, Gizi, Gysell

Notable People with Giselle: American TV journalist Giselle Fernández, American voice actress Giselle Loren, American singer Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter

Popularity: Giselle is an old name that hit the U.S. top 1,000 in 1983 and reached a peak in 2007-2009.

Comment: Giselle is a beautiful, old French ballet that is one of the most famous and most performed around the world.

Name: Jacqueline

Origin: French, Hebrew

Meaning: The one who comes after or replaces

Name variations: Jaquelin, Jaqueline, Jaquelyn, Jacalin, Jacalyn, Jackaline, Jackalinne, Jackelyn, Jacketa, Jackette, Jacki, Jackie, Jackie, Jacklin, Jacklyn, Jacklynn, Jacklynne, Jackqualine, Jackqueline, Jacky, Jaclin, Jaclyn, Jacolyn, Jacqualyn, Jacquel, Jacquelean, Jacquelin, Jacquella, Jacquelle, Jacquelyn, Jacquelynn, Jacquelynne, Jacquenette, Jacquette, Jacqui, Jacquine, Jaculine, Jakelyn

Notable People with Jacqueline: Former first lady of the U.S. Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, American singer and actress Jacqueline Emerson, American Olympic heptathlete Jacqueline “Jackie” Joyner-Kersee, American actress and wife of Adam Sandler Jacqueline Samantha “Jackie” Sandler

Popularity: Jacqueline was #339 in 2018.

Comment: The record-setting flyer, Jacqueline Auriol, was one of the first women to become a test pilot and break the sound barrier.

More Popular French Baby Girl Names

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Name: Jolie

Meaning: Pretty

Origin: French

Name variations: Joely, Jole, Jolee, Joleen, Joleigh, Jolena, Jolene, Joley, Joli, Jolia, Jolien, Jolienne, Jolina, Joline, Jolleen, Jollie, Jolly

Notable People with Jolie: American actress and director Angelina Jolie (Voight), Hungarian-American socialite Jolie Gabor, American singer Jolie Holland, American singer and feminist Jolie Christine Rickman, American country music singer Jolie Edwards, American actress Jolie Jenkins

Popularity: Ranked #563 2008.

Comment: Jolie is Angelina Jolie’s middle name. She was born Angelina Jolie Voight.

Name: Jeanne

Meaning: God is gracious

Origin: French

Name variations: Jean, Jeane, Jeanette, Jeanetta, Jenna, Jeanine, Janine, Jeannie, Jeana, Jane, Joan, Joanne, Joanna

Notable People with Jeanne: American actress Jeanne Elizabeth Crain, American actress Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Jeanne Philips (aka Abigail van Buren), American radio comedienne Jeanne Robertson, TV journalist Jeanne Moos, American sportscaster Jeanne Zelasko

Popularity: #384 in 1920s through the 1970s.

Comment: Jeanne is the name of a 12-mile-wide crater on Venus that is the result of an object that hit the surface of the planet.

Name: Jewel

Origin: French, Portugese

Meaning: Pretty, precious gemstone

Name variations: Jeul, Jewell, Jewella, Jewelle, Joule, Juel, Jule, Jules

Notable People with Jewel: American singer Jewel (Kilcher), American country music singer Jewel Faye “Sammi” Smith, Canadian actress Jewel Staite

Popularity: #866 in 2018.

Comment: The Jewel Tower is a sightseeing stop in London, England near Westminster Abbey. It was part of the Medieval Palace of Westminster built in the 1300s.

Name: Josephine

Meaning: God will add or increase

Origin: French

Name variations: Fifine, Fina, Finetta, Finette, Hosefa, Jo, Joetta, Joette, Joey, Jojo, Joline, Josafene, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josaphine, Josebe, Josée, Josefa, Josefena, Josefene, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephene, Josephina, Josephyna, Josetta, Josette, Joseva, Joseve, Josey, Josiane, Josianna, Josianne, Josie, Josine, Josipha, Josy, Jozsa, Jozsi, Jozska, Pepina, Pepita, Sephie, Sephine, Yosebe, Yosepha, Yosephina

Notable People with Josephine: inventor of the dishwasher Josephine Garis Cochran/Cochrane, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon – Josephine de Beauharnias, Queen of Sweden and Norway Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Princess of Belgium Joséphine Caroline Marie Albertine, English feminist and reformer Josephine Elizabeth Butler, American singer/dancer/actress (Freda) Josephine Baker

Popularity: #91 in 2018.

Comment: Josephine is a vintage name that never goes out of style. Joséphine Bonepart was the Empress of France and Napolean’s wife.

Name: Juliet

Meaning: Forever young

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Giuletta, Juiana, Jules, Julette, Julia, Julie, Julieta, Juliete, Juliett, Julietta, Juliette, Julyet

Notable People with Juliet: American ballerina/model/actress Juliet Doherty, American novelist Juliet Grey, American TV journalist Juliet AnnMarie Huddy, American actress/director/producer/ballerina Juliet Rose Landau, American water polo player Juliet Moss, daughter of actors Emily Watson and Jack Waters – Juliet Waters

Popularity: #227 in 2017

Comment: Juliet Capulet is one of the main characters in the classic romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Name: Lourdes

Meaning: From the town of Lourdes in France

Origin: French

Name variations: Lordecita, Lordes, Lordez, Lourde, Lourdetta, Lourdez, Lourdi, Lurdetta

Notable People with Lourdes: American actress Lourdes Benedicto, American model Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, American radio journalist Lourdes “Lulu” Garcia-Navarro, American actress Maria de Lourdes Viliers “Mia” Farrow, daughter of singer Madonna Lourdes Maria “Lola’ Ciccone Leon

Popularity: Ranked #532 in 1963 and 1966.

Comment: Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow is the full name of the successful, award-winning actress known as Mia Farrow.

Name: Lorraine

Meaning: From the province of Lorraine

Origin: French, Latin, Teutonic

Name variations: Laraine, Larayne, Lareine, Lareyne, Larraine, Lauraine, Laurene, Laurraine, Leraine, Lerayne, Lora, Lorain, Loraine, Lorane, Lorayne, Lorena, Lorette, Lori, Lorianne, Lorine, Lorrain, Lorrayne, Lorrie, Lors, Louraine

Notable People with Lorraine: American actress Lorraine Bracco, American actress and daughter of actor Jack Nicholson – Lorraine Broussard Nicholson, American ice dancer Lorraine McNamara, American playwright Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, American soccer player Lorraine Ming “Lorrie” Fair, American actress Lorraine Toussaint, English actress and model Lorraine Chase

Popularity: Among the top 100 name in the U.S. from 1918 to 1948.

Comment: Lorraine is an area in the northwest part of France that is part of the broader region of Grand Est which also includes Alsace, Champagne, and Ardenne.

Name: Louise

Meaning: Brave warrior

Origin: French, German, Teutonic

Name variations: Aloisa, Aluisa, Eloisa, Eloise, Heloise, Lois, Loise, Lou, Louie, Louisa, Louisetta, Louisette, Loulou, Lovisa, Lovise, Loyisa, Lu, Luisa, Luisetta, Luiyiza, Lulie, Lulu, Lutza

Notable People with Louise: Louise is a common name among royalty including Queen consort of Frederick William III of Prussia Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (born Luis Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie), Queen consort of Christian IX of Denmark Louise of Hesse-Kassel (born Luise Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Auguste Julie von Hessen-Kassel), French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, English actress Louise Jameson, British reality TV star Louise Thompson

Popularity: Ranked at the top spot in 2015.

Comment: Louise is a traditional name. Lady Louise Windsor is a member of the British Royal Family and a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth.

Name: Lucie

Meaning: Illuminating and light

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Lucee, Lucette, Lucia, Lucia, Luciana, Lucienne, Lucille, Lucinda, Lucy

Notable People with Lucie: German-British actress Lucie Mannheim, American actress Lucie Désirée Arnaz, Welsh singer Lucie Bethan Jones, American poet Lucie Brock-Broido, French-Canadian actress Lucie Laurier, English singer and songwriter Lucie Joanne Silvas (Silverman)

Popularity: #51 in the U.S. in 2018.

Comment: The St. Lucie river flows through St. Lucie County and Martin County in South Florida.

Name: Marie

Meaning: Star from the sea of bitterness

Origin: Hebrew, French

Name variations: Mary, Maree, Maria, Mariah, Mariane, Mariel, Marielle, Mariet, Marlene, Marrie, Marietta, Mariette, Marye

Notable People with Marie: Queen consort of Louis XVI of France Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna), Japanese-British-American model Marie Helvin, American actress and singer Mary “Marie” Cahill, Canadian actress Marie Prevost, Canadian actress Marie Avgeropolous

Popularity: Ranked #576 in 2018.

Comment: Marie is an age-old name. Marie Curie is one of the most famous scientists. She discovered radium and polonium and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.

Name: Michelle

Meaning: Who is like or closest to God

Origin: Hebrew, French, English

Name variations: Shelly, Chelle, M’chelle, M’shell, Machealle, Machele, Machell, Machella, Machelle, Mashelle, Michelina, Micheline, Michell, Michella, Michellene, Michellyn, Micquela, Mechelle, Meichelle, Meschell, Meschelle, Meshell, Meshella, Meshelle, Mia, Micaela, Michaela, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaelle, Michal, Michel, Michele, Michelene, Midge, Miguela, Mikaela, Miquela, Mischel, Mischelle, Misha, Mishael, Mishaelle, Mishayla, Mishcelle, Mishell, Mishelle, Mitchele, Mitchelle, Mychelle, Myshell, Myshella, Shelli

Notable People with Michelle: Former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, English actress Michelle Suzanne Dockery, American Olympic figure skater Michelle Wingshan Kwan, American actress Michelle Marie Pfieffer, American actress (Mayte) Michelle Rodriquez, American actress Michelle Ingrid Williams, American R&B singer (Tenitra) Michelle William

Popularity: Ranked #2 in 1968, 1969, 1971, and 1972.

Comment: “Michelle” is a Grammy-winning Beatle’s song that was released in 1965 and hit number one in France and five other countries in 1966.

Name: Manon

Meaning: Bitter or child of wishes

Origin: French

Name variations: Mannon, Marion, Manen, Manin,

Notable People with Manon: German fashion model Manon Von Gerkan, Italian lover of Casanova Manon Balletti, Belgian actress Manon Capelle, Canadian ice hockey player Manon Rhéaume, of drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Manon Smith

Popularity: Ranked among the top 10 baby girl names in France for the past 20 years.

Comment: Manon is an iconic French Opera and one of the most celebrated works by composer Jules Massenet.

Name: Margot

Meaning: Like a pearl, child of light

Origin: French

Name variations: Margaux, Margeaux, Margo, Marguerite, Margaret, Margie, Maggie

Notable People with Margot: American radio journalist Margot Susanna Adler, Sister of diarist Anne Frank – Margot Betti Frank, American actress Margaret Ruth “Margot” Kidder, Australian actress and film producer Margot Elise Robbie

Popularity: Ranked #358 in 2018.

Comment: Margot is one of Elle Wood’s sorority sisters in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde.

Name: Monique

Meaning: A wise counselor and advisor

Origin: Latin, French

Name variations: Moneek, Moneeque, Moni, Monica, Monicke, Moniqe, Mo, Mona,

Notable People with Monique: American Olympic runner Monique Hennagan, Belgian-American actress and singer Monique Jacobson van Vooren, American actress/comedienne Mo’Nique (born Monique Angela Hicks), American actress (Adrienne) Monique Coleman, American actress and model Monique Alexander, Canadian actress and singer Monique Leyrac, fashion designer Monique Lhuillier

Popularity: Ranked #93 in 1980, then started to drop in 2008.

Comment: Mount Monique is a mountain in Antarctica discovered in 1910 during a French expedition commanded by explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

Name: Nicolette

Meaning: A victory of the people

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Nicollette, Nikkolette, Nikolet, Nikolett, Nikolette, Colette, Nicholette, Nicki, Nicole, Nicolett, Nicoletta, Nicollett,

Notable People with Nicolette: Mother of actress Lindsay Lohan – Dina Lohan (Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), American actress Nicolette Savalas Sheridan, American country music singer Nicolette Larson, Canadian-American actress Nicolette Goulet

Popularity: Nicolette Ranked #327 in 1993.

Comment: Aucassin et Nicolette is an old French tale told in alternating verses of singing words and speaking words. 

Name: Noel

Meaning: Born on Christmas Day or at Christmastime

Origin: French, Latin

Name variations: Nowelle, Noël, Noela, Noelle, Nole, Noli, Noelani, Noele, Noeleen, Noelene, Noeline, Noell, Noella, Nollaig, Novelo, Nowel, Nowell

Notable People with Noel: Reality tv actress Kimberly Noel Kardashian West, English author Mary Noel Streatfeild, Canadian actress Jillian Noel Hennessy, American actress and comedian Noël Kristi Wells, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – Chicago Noel West

Popularity: Noel ranked at #587 in 1987 at its peak.

Comment: Père Noël is Father Christmas and the French name for the famous gift-giver, Santa Claus.

Name: Odette

Meaning: Praise God, poem, wealthy

Origin: German, French

Name variations: Odelle, Odessa, Odet, Oddete, Oddetta, Odelia, Odete, Odetta

Notable People with Odette: Daughter of American actor Mark Ruffalo – Odette Rufallo, American actress Odette Juliette Annable, French actress Odette Joyeaux, French actress Odette Laure,

Popularity: Ranked #843 in 1905 at its peak.

Comment: Odette is a very unique baby name; it is the leading female role in the classic Tchaikovsky masterpiece Swan Lake.

Name: Pauline

Meaning: Petite and small

Origin: German, French

Name variations: Polline, Paula, Paulina, Paulise, Paulyne, Pawline, Pauleen, Paulene, Paulette, Paulie,

Notable People with Pauline: American novelist and playwright Pauline Hopkins, Irish actress and author Pauline McLynn, daughter of actor Vin Diesel – Pauline Sinclair, American singer and screenwriter Pauline Chalamet, American tennis player Pauline Betz, American film critic Pauline Kael, daughter of singer Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley III – Grace Pauline Kelley

Popularity: Ranked #71 in 1900 and among the top 100 baby names until 1939.

Comment: Pauline is a classic name, it is also known as Lady, is the character Donkey Kong kidnaps and Mario tries to save in the original Donkey Kong video game.

Name: Patrice

Meaning: Noble born, noble

Origin: Latin, French, English

Name variations: Patricia, Trish, Trisha, Pat, Patie, Patrease, Patrece, Patreece, Patric,  Patrickk, Patricus, Patriece, Patrik, Patrique, Patrishia, Patrisse, Patrizius, Patryce, Patsie, Patsy, Patte, Pattek, Patten, Patti, Patton, Pattrice, Pattrick, Patty, Paddy

Notable People with Patrice: American actress Patrice Wymore, American musician Patrice Rushen, American singer Patrice Holloway

Popularity: Ranked at its peak as #211 in 1958.

Comment: Patrice is a gender-neutral name that is more often given to girls in the United States, but more often given to boys in France.

Name: Renée

Meaning: Reborn, born again

Origin: French

Name variations: Ranay, Ranee, Ren, Renae, Renai, , Rennie, Renny, Rhenee, Rhennae, Rhennay, Renat, Renata, Renato, Renatus, Renault, Renay, Ranae, Rene, Renea, Renette, Renie, Renita, Renna, Renne, Rennell

Notable People with Renée: American opera singer Renee Fleming, Australian singer Renee Rebecca Geyer, American basketball player Renee Danielle Montgomery, American actress (Rebecca) Renee Olstead, daughter of Rod Stewart – Renee Stewart, American actress Renee Felice Smith, American actress Renee Elise Goldsberry

Popularity: Ranked its peak among the top 100 girl names from 1959 to 1979.

Comment: Renée of France was the Duchess of Ferrara and the daughter of King Louis XII who supported the Reformation in France and Italy.

Name: Suzette

Meaning: Pretty and graceful like a lily

Origin: Hebrew, French

Name: variations: Suzy, Susene, Susette, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzannah, Suzanne, Suze, Suzee, Sue, Susee, Suzie

Notable People with Suzette: American writer Suzette Haden Elgin, American musician Suzette “Suzy” Quintanilla, American ballerina Suzette Logue, American actress Jamia Suzette “Jayma” Mays

Popularity: Ranked #341 in 1967.

Comment: Crêpes Suzette is a famous French dessert consisting of crepes with a liqueur and citrus sauce served on fire or flambé.

Name: Simone

Origin: Hebrew, French

Meaning: Hearkening, “she heard”

Name variations: Simona, Simonette, Simonia, Simonina, Simonna, Simonne, Somone, Symona, Cymone, Samone, Shimona, Shimonah, Simeona, Simina, Siminie, Simmi, Simmie, Simmona, Simmone, Simmonne, Simoane, Simon, Symone

Notable People with Simone: Daughter of actor and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Simone Alexandra Johnson, American novelist Simone Elkeles, Canadian singer Simone Denny, ocean explorer Simone Melchior Cousteau, daughter of TV host Geraldo Rivera – Simone Rivera Cruickshank, daughter of model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend -Luna Simone Stephens

Popularity: Ranked its peak at #311 in 1988.

Comment: Simone Deveaux is one of the main characters in the first season of the TV series and sci-fi drama, Heroes.

Name: Theodora

Meaning: God’s gift

Origin: Greek

Name variation: Thea, Dora, Theda, Theo, Teddy, Thora

Notable People with Theodora: Theodora I was empress of the Byzantine Empire and perhaps the most influential and powerful woman in the Roman Empire’s history. Theodora Richards is an American model. Theodora Rose Williams (b. 2012), daughter of English singer, songwriter, and actor Robbie Williams

Popularity: #508 in 1937 in the U.S.

Comment: Derived from the Greek Theodōra (God’s gift), a compound name composed of the elements theos (God) and dōron (gift).

Name: Violette

Meaning: A purple-blue flower

Origin: French, English

Name variations: Violette, Violia, Violin, Violletta, Viollette, Violyne, Vyolet, Vyoletta, Vi, Viola, Violaine, Violanta, Violanthe, Viole, Violeine, Violene, Violet, Violeta, Violete

Notable People with Violette: French novelist Violette Leduc, Canadian novelist Violette Malan, French-British WWII special agent Violette Reine Elizabeth Szabo, daughter of singer Tom Petty- Kimberly Violette Petty (a.k.a. AnnaKim Violette)

Popularity: Ranked among the top 1,000 names from 1900-1927.

Comment: Violette is a vintage name. Violet Beauregarde is the competitive, gum-chewing character who turns blue and swells up like a blueberry after disobeying the rules in Ronald Dahl’s classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Name: Yvonne

Meaning: Yew wood

Origin: French

Name variations: Evon, Evonne, Vonne, Vonnie, Vonny, Yavanda, Yavanna, Yavanne, Yavonda, Yavonna, Yavonne, Yvanna, Yveline, Yvon, Yvone, Yvonnah, Yvonnia, Yvonnie, Yvonny

Notable People with Yvonne: Actress Yvonne DeCarlo, actress Yvonne Strahovski

Popularity: Ranked highest at #77 in 1937.

Comment: Miss Yvonne was “the most beautiful woman in Puppetland” and one of Pee-wee’s regular visitors on the Saturday morning children’s TV show Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

Name: Zoe

Meaning: full of life, Vibrant

Origin: French, Greek

Name variations: Zoya, Zoyechka, Zoyenka, Zoa, Zoë, Zoee, Zoelie, Zoeline, Zoelle, Zoey, Zoia, Zoie, Zooey, Zowey,

Notable People with Zoe: American musician/model/actress Zoë Tamerlis Lund, American playwright/poet/author Zoë Byrd Akins, American actress Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario, American actress and musician (daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and singer Lenny Kravitz) Zoë Isabella Kravitz, American-British actress Zoë Wanamaker, English journalist and novelist Zoë Kate Hinde Heller

Popularity: Ranked #30 in 2012.

Comment: Zoe is a trendy name. Zoe is a young orange Muppet and one of Elmo’s friends on the long-running children’s program Sesame Street.

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We believe that you have been able to choose from this list, an exotic and very captivating French baby name for either the baby boy or girl you are expecting soon.

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