Browse Names

This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is French.
There are 390 names matching your criteria.

ABEL   m   English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) or הָבֶל (Havel) which meant "breath"... [more]
ABRAHAM   m   English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of ABRAM (1) and הָמוֹן (hamon) "many, multitude"... [more]
ABSOLON   m   French
French form of ABSALOM.
ACHILLE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ACHILLES.
ADAM   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make"... [more]
ADÉLARD   m   French (Quebec)
French form of ADALHARD.
ADOLPHE   m   French
French form of ADOLF.
ADRIEN   m   French
French form of ADRIAN.
AIMÉ   m   French
From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
ALAIN   m   French
French form of ALAN.
ALAN   m   English, Scottish, Breton, French
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. It was used in Brittany at least as early as the 6th century, and it possibly means either "little rock" or "handsome" in Breton... [more]
ALBAN   m   German, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa... [more]
ALBERT   m   English, French, Catalan, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright"... [more]
ALDÉRIC   m   French
Variant of ALDRIC.
ALDRIC   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power"... [more]
ALEX   m & f   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALEXANDRE   m   French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Form of ALEXANDER. This name was borne by the 19th-century French author Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), who wrote 'The Three Musketeers'.
ALEXIS   m & f   German, French, English, Greek, Ancient Greek
From the Greek name Αλεξις (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, to help"... [more]
ALFRED   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch
Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
ALPHONSE   m   French
French form of ALFONSO.
AMABLE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of AMABILIS.
AMAURY   m   French
French form of AMALRIC.
AMBROISE   m   French
French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMÉDÉE   m   French
French form of AMADEUS.
AMOUR   m & f   French
French form of AMOR.
ANATOLE   m   French
French form of ANATOLIUS.
ANDRÉ   m   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Andreas (see ANDREW).
ANSELME   m   French
French form of ANSELM.
ANTHELME   m   French
French form of ANTHELM.
ANTOINE   m   French, African American
French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONIN   m   French
French form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO). This name was borne by the French playwright Antonin Artaud (1896-1948).
APOLLINAIRE   m   French (Rare)
French form of APOLLINARIS. It was adopted as a surname by the Polish-French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), who based it on his Polish middle name Apolinary.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour... [more]
ARISTIDE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARMAND   m   French
French form of HERMAN.
ARMEL   m   French
From the old Welsh name Arthfael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARNAUD   m   French
French form of ARNOLD.
ARSÈNE   m   French
French form of ARSENIOS.
ARTHUR   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king"... [more]
AUBERT   m   French
French variant of ALBERT.
AUBIN   m   French
French form of ALBINUS.
AUGUSTE (1)   m   French
French form of AUGUSTUS.
AUGUSTIN   m   French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AURÈLE   m   French
French form of AURELIUS.
AURÉLIEN   m   French
French form of AURELIANUS.
BABYLAS   m   Late Greek, French (Rare)
Derived from the name of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon. Saint Babylas was a 3rd-century patriarch of Antioch who was martyred during the reign of emperor Decius.
BAPTISTE   m   French
Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek βαπτω (bapto) "to dip"... [more]
BARNABÉ   m   French
French form of BARNABAS.
BARTHÉLÉMY   m   French
French form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BASILE   m   French
French form of BASIL (1).
BASTIEN   m   French
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
BAUDOUIN   m   French
French form of BALDWIN.
BENJAMIN   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Biblical
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand"... [more]
BENOIT   m   French
French form of BENEDICT.
BÉRENGER   m   French
French form of BERENGAR.
BERNARD   m   English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
BERTRAND   m   French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)"... [more]
BLAISE   m   French
From the Roman name Blasius which meant "lisping" from Latin blaesus. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
BONIFACE   m   French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrid) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country... [more]
BRICE   m   French, English
From the name Bricius, which was probably a Latinized form of a Gaulish name meaning "speckled". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a disciple of Saint Martin of Tours.
BRUNO   m   German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown"... [more]
CALIXTE   m   French
French form of CALIXTUS.
CAMILLE   f & m   French, English
French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA. It is also used in the English-speaking world, where it is generally only feminine.
CANDIDE   m & f   French
French form of CANDIDUS or CANDIDA.
CASIMIR   m   English, French
English form of the Polish name Kazimierz, derived from the Slavic element kaziti "to destroy" combined with miru "peace, world"... [more]
CÉLESTE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS.
CÉLESTIN   m   French
French form of CAELESTINUS.
CÉSAIRE   m   French
French form of CAESARIUS.
CÉSAR   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR. A famous bearer was the American labour organizer César Chávez (1927-1993).
CHARLES   m   English, French
From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word meaning "man". However, an alternative theory states that it is derived from the common Germanic name element hari meaning "army, warrior"... [more]
CHARLOT   m   French
French diminutive of CHARLES.
CHRISTIAN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century... [more]
CHRISTOPHE   m   French
French form of CHRISTOPHER.
CLAIR   m   French, English
French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
CLAUDE   m & f   French, English
French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS. In France the masculine name has been common since the Middle Ages due to the 7th-century Saint Claude of Besançon... [more]
CLÉMENT   m   French
French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
CLOVIS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized), French
Shortened form of Clodovicus, a Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG). Clovis was a Frankish king who united France under his rule in the 5th century.
CÔME   m   French
French form of COSMAS.
CONSTANT   m   French, English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name CONSTANS. It was also used by the Puritans as a vocabulary name, from the English word constant.
CONSTANTIN   m   Romanian, French
Romanian and French form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
CORENTIN   m   Breton, French
Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton. This was the name of a 5th-century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
CORIN   m   French
French form of QUIRINUS.
CORNEILLE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of CORNELIUS.
COSME   m   Portuguese, French
Portuguese and French form of COSMAS.
CYRIL   m   English, French, Czech, Slovak
From the Greek name Κυριλλος (Kyrillos) which was derived from Greek κυριος (kyrios) "lord", a word used frequently in the Greek Bible to refer to God or Jesus... [more]
CYRILLE   m & f   French
French form of CYRIL, sometimes used as a feminine form.
DAMIEN   m   French
French form of DAMIAN.
DAVID   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved"... [more]
DENIEL   m   Breton
Breton form of DANIEL.
DENIS   m   French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris... [more]
DÉODAT   m   French
French form of DEODATUS.
DÉSIRÉ   m   French
Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE.
DIDIER   m   French
French form of DESIDERIO.
DIEUDONNÉ   m   French
Means "given by God" in French, used as a French form of DEUSDEDIT.
DIMITRI   m   Russian, French
Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
DIODORE   m   French
French form of DIODORUS.
DOMINIQUE   f & m   French
French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC.
DONAT   m   French, Occitan, Catalan, Polish
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of DONATO.
DONATIEN   m   French
French form of DONATIANUS.
DORIAN   m   English, French
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young... [more]
EDGAR   m   English, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear"... [more]
EDGARD   m   French
French form of EDGAR.
EDMÉ   m   French (Archaic)
Short form of EDMOND.
EDMOND   m   French
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
ÉDOUARD   m   French
French form of EDWARD.
ÉLIE   m   French
French form of ELIJAH.
ELOI   m   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
ELOUAN   m   Breton, French
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.
ÉMERIC   m   French
French form of EMMERICH.
ÉMILE   m   French
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL). This name was borne by French author Emile Zola (1840-1902).
ÉMILIEN   m   French
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMMANUEL   m   Biblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us"... [more]
ENZO   m   Italian, French
The meaning of this name is uncertain. In some cases it seems to be an old Italian form of HEINZ, though in other cases it could be a variant of the Germanic name ANZO... [more]
ÉRIC   m   French
French form of ERIC.
ERMENEGILDE   m   French
French form of HERMENEGILDO.
ERNEST   m   English, French, Slovene, Polish
Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious". It was introduced to England by the German House of Hanover when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century, though it did not become common until the following century... [more]
ERWAN   m   Breton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANN   m   Breton
Variant of ERWAN.
ETHAN   m   English, Jewish, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֵיתָן ('Eitan) meaning "solid, enduring, firm"... [more]
ÉTIENNE   m   French
French form of STEPHEN.
EUGÈNE   m   French
French form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUSTACHE   m   French
French form of Eustachius or Eustathius (see EUSTACE).
ÉVARISTE   m   French
French form of EVARISTUS.
ÉVRARD   m   French
French form of EVERARD.
FABIEN   m   French
French form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FABRICE   m   French
French form of the Roman family name Fabricius, which was derived from Latin faber "craftsman". Gaius Fabricius Luscinus was a 3rd-century BC Roman general and statesman.
FÉLICIEN   m   French
French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
FÉLIX   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of FELIX.
FERDINAND   m   German, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovene, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave"... [more]
FERNAND   m   French
French form of FERDINAND.
FIACRE   m   French
French form of FIACHRA.
FIRMIN   m   French
From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
FLAVIEN   m   French
French form of FLAVIAN.
FLORENCE   f & m   English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages... [more]
FLORENT   m   French
French masculine form of Florentius (see FLORENCE).
FLORENTIN   m   French
French form of FLORENTINUS.
FLORIAN   m   German, Polish, French
From the Roman name Florianus, a derivative of FLORUS. Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, is the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
FRANCIS   m & f   English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used... [more]
FRANCISQUE   m   French
French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
FRANCK   m   French
French form of FRANK (1).
FRANÇOIS   m   French
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.
FRANK (1)   m   English, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century... [more]
FRAÑSEZ   m   Breton
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
FRED   m   English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FRÉDÉRIC   m   French
French form of FREDERICK.
FULBERT   m   French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
GABIN   m   French
French form of Gabinus (see GAVINO).
GAËL   m   French, Breton
Meaning uncertain. It possibly derives from the ethno-linguistic term Gael, which refers to speakers of Gaelic languages. Alternatively it may be a variant of GWENAËL.
GAÉTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GASPARD   m   French
French form of JASPER.
GASTON   m   French
Probably from a Germanic name derived from the element gasti meaning "stranger". Alternatively, it may derive from the name of the Gascony region of southwest France... [more]
GAUBERT   m   French
French form of the Germanic name Waldobert, composed of the elements wald "rule" and beraht "bright"... [more]
GAULTIER   m   French
French form of WALTER.
GAUTHIER   m   French
French form of WALTER.
GAUTIER   m   French
French form of WALTER.
GEOFFREY   m   English, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage"... [more]
GEOFFROY   m   French
French form of GEOFFREY.
GEORGES   m   French
French form of GEORGE. This name was borne by the French artists Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Georges Braque (1882-1963).
GÉRALD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GÉRARD   m   French
French form of GERARD.
GÉRAUD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GERMAIN   m   French
French form of GERMANUS.
GERVAIS   m   French
French form of GERVASIUS.
GHISLAIN   m   French
French form of Gislenus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Gislin, derived from the element gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge"... [more]
GHYSLAIN   m   French (Rare)
Variant of GHISLAIN.
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright"... [more]
GILLES   m   French
French form of GILES.
GODEFROY   m   French
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
GRATIEN   m   French
French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
GRÉGOIRE   m   French
French form of GREGORY.
GUILLAUME   m   French
French form of WILLIAM.
GUSTAVE   m   French
French form of GUSTAV. This name was borne by the French artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
GUY   m   English, French
Norman French form of WIDO. The Normans introduced it to England, where it was common until the time of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a revolutionary who attempted to blow up the British parliament... [more]
GWENAËL   m   French, Breton
Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and hael "generous". Saint Gwenhael was a 6th-century abbot of Brittany.
GWENNEG   m   Breton
Derived from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Gwenneg was an 8th-century monk of Brittany.
GWILHERM   m   Breton
Breton form of WILLIAM.
HADRIEN   m   French
French variant form of ADRIAN.
HECTOR   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Arthurian Romance
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess"... [more]
HENRI   m   French, Finnish
French form of HENRY.
HERBERT   m   English, German, French, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and beraht "bright"... [more]
HERCULE   m   French
French form of HERCULES.
HERVÉ   m   French
French form of HARVEY.
HILAIRE   m   French
French form of HILARIUS.
HIPPOLYTE (2)   m   French
French form of HIPPOLYTOS.
HONORÉ   m   French
French form of HONORATUS. It is also sometimes used as a French form of HONORIUS.
HORACE   m   English, French
English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages... [more]
HUBERT   m   English, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright"... [more]
HUGUES   m   French
French form of HUGH.
HUMBERT   m   German, French, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright"... [more]
HYACINTHE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS.
IGNACE   m   French
French form of IGNATIUS.
IRÉNÉE   m   French
French form of IRENAEUS.
ISIDORE   m   English, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift"... [more]
JACKY   m   French
Diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUES   m   French
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JASMIN (2)   m   French (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
JASON   m   English, French, Greek Mythology (Anglicized), Biblical
From the Greek name Ιασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal"... [more]
JEAN (1)   m   French
French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) were two well-known bearers of this name... [more]
JEAN-BAPTISTE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
JEAN-MARIE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
JEANNOT   m   French
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
JÉRÉMIE   m   French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÔME   m   French
French form of JEROME.
JOACHIM   m   French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary... [more]
JOCELYN   f & m   English, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Gauts, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix... [more]
JODOC   m   Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JOËL   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of JOEL.
JOFFREY   m   French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JONATHAN   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן (Yehonatan),contracted to יוֹנָתָן (Yonatan), meaning "YAHWEH has given"... [more]
JOSEPH   m   English, French, German, Biblical
From Ioseph, the Latin form of Greek Ιωσηφ (Ioseph), which was from the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add"... [more]
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELIN   m   French
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOSUÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of JOSHUA.
JOURDAIN   m   French
French form of JORDAN.
JUDICAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of the Old Breton name Iudicael, derived from the elements iud "lord, prince" and cael "generous". This was the name of a 7th-century Breton king, also regarded as a saint.
JUDIKAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of JUDICAËL.
JUDOC   m   Breton, Ancient Celtic
Breton form of JOYCE.
JULES (1)   m   French
French form of JULIUS. A notable bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905), author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' and other works of science fiction.
JULIEN   m   French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JUSTE   m   French
French form of JUSTUS.
JUSTIN   m   English, French, Slovene
From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome... [more]
KEVIN   m   English, Irish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish Cóemgein, composed of the Old Irish elements cóem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth"... [more]
KILLIAN   m   Irish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
KYLIAN   m   French
French variant of CILLIAN.
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright"... [more]
LAURENT   m   French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIN   m   French
French form of LAURENTINUS.
LAZARE   m   French
French form of LAZARUS.
LÉANDRE   m   French
French form of LEANDER.
LÉO   m   French
French form of LEO.
LÉON   m   French
French form of LEON.
LÉONARD   m   French
French form of LEONARD.
LÉONCE   m   French
French form of LEONTIOS.
LÉONIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LÉOPOLD   m   French
French form of LEOPOLD.
LILIAN   f & m   English, French
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.
LIONEL   m   French, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
LOAN   m   French
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOÏC   m   French, Breton
Breton form of LOUIS.
LOTHAIRE   m   French
French form of LOTHAR.
LOU   f & m   English, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LOUIS   m   French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne... [more]
LOUP   m   French
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus which meant "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.
LUC   m   French
French form of LUKE.
LUCAS   m   English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUDOVIC   m   French
Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
MAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chief" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MANU (2)   m & f   French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (or MANUELA in Germany).
MANUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors... [more]
MARC   m   French, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCELLIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male"... [more]
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS... [more]
MATÉO   m   French
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHÉO   m   French
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHIEU   m   French
French form of MATTHEW.
MATHIS   m   German, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
MATHYS   m   French
French variant of MATTHIAS.
MATTHIAS   m   Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot... [more]
MATTHIEU   m   French
Variant of MATHIEU.
MAURICE   m   English, French
From the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of MAURUS. Saint Maurice was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Egypt. He and the other Christians in his legion were supposedly massacred on the orders of emperor Maximian for refusing to worship Roman gods... [more]
MAXENCE   m   French
French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest". This was the agnomen of an early 4th-century Roman emperor, a rival of Constantine... [more]
MAXIME   m   French
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIEN   m   French
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MICHAËL   m   Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHEL   m   French, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events... [more]
MICKAËL   m   French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MOÏSE   m   French
French form of MOSES.
MORGAN (1)   m & f   Welsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
NARCISSE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NATHAN   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave"... [more]
NATHANAËL   m   French
French form of NATHANAEL.
NAZAIRE   m   French
French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
NICÉPHORE   m   French
French form of NIKEPHOROS.
NICHOLAS   m   English, French
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people"... [more]
NICODÈME   m   French
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICOLAS   m   French
French form of NICHOLAS.
NOÉ   m   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1).
NOËL   m   French
Means "Christmas" in French. In the Middle Ages it was used for children born on the holiday. A famous bearer was the English playwright and composer Noël Coward (1899-1973).
NORBERT   m   German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright"... [more]
OCTAVE   m   French
French form of OCTAVIUS.
ODILON   m   French, Portuguese
French masculine form of ODILIA.
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
ONÉSIME   m   French
French form of ONESIMUS.
OSCAR   m   English, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers... [more]
PADRIG   m   Welsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
PAOL   m   Breton
Breton form of PAUL.
PASCAL   m   French, German, Dutch
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) "Passover"... [more]


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