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Given Name FANTINE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature

Meaning & History

This name was used by Victor Hugo for the mother of Cosette in his novel 'Les Misérables' (1862). The name was given to her by a passerby who found the young orphan on the street. Hugo may have intended it to be a derivative of the French word enfant "child".