French Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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FLORETTE   f   French (Rare)
French diminutive of FLORA.
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.
FLORIANE   f   French
French feminine form of FLORIAN.
FLORIANNE   f   French
Variant of FLORIANE.
FLORINE   f   French
French feminine form of FLORINUS.
FRANCE   f   French
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
FRANCETTE   f   French
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
FRANCINE   f   French, English
Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS.
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.
FRANÇOISE   f   French
Feminine form of FRANÇOIS.
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).
FRAÑSEZA   f   Breton
Breton feminine 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.
FRÉDÉRIQUE   f   French
French form of FREDERICA.
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).
GABRIELLE   f   French, English
French feminine form of GABRIEL. This was the real name of French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971).
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.
GAËLLE   f   French, Breton
Feminine form of GAËL.
GAÉTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAËTAN   m   French
French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
GAETANE   f   French
French feminine 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.
GENEVIÈVE   f   French
From the medieval name Genovefa, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from the Germanic elements kuni "kin, family" and wefa "wife, woman"... [more]
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).
GEORGETTE   f   French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GEORGINE   f   French
French feminine form of GEORGE.
GÉRALD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GÉRALDINE   f   French
French feminine form of GERALD.
GÉRARD   m   French
French form of GERARD.
GÉRAUD   m   French
French form of GERALD.
GERMAIN   m   French
French form of GERMANUS.
GERMAINE   f   French
French feminine form of GERMAIN. Saint Germaine was a 16th-century peasant girl from France.
GERVAIS   m   French
French form of GERVASIUS.
GERVAISE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine 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]
GHISLAINE   f   French
Feminine form of GHISLAIN.
GHYSLAIN   m   French (Rare)
Variant of GHISLAIN.
GHYSLAINE   f   French
Variant of GHISLAINE.
GIGI   f   French
French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.
GILBERT   m   English, French, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright"... [more]
GILBERTE   f   French
French feminine form of GILBERT.
GILLES   m   French
French form of GILES.
GINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE.
GISÈLE   f   French
French form of GISELLE.
GISELLE   f   French, English (Modern)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court... [more]
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.
GUENIÈVRE   f   French
French form of GUINEVERE.
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.
GWENAËLLE   f   French, Breton
Feminine form of GWENAËL.
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.
HANNAH   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace"... [more]
HAYDÉE   f   Spanish, French
Spanish and French form of HAIDEE, from Byron's 'Don Juan' (1819). It was later used by Alexander Dumas for a character in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (1844).
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]
HÉLÈNE   f   French
French form of HELEN.
HÉLOÏSE   f   French
French form of ELOISE.
HENRI   m   French, Finnish
French form of HENRY.
HENRIETTE   f   French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
French feminine diminutive 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.
HERMINE   f   German, French
German feminine form of HERMAN.
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.
HONORINE   f   French
French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS. Saint Honorina was a 4th-century martyr from the Normandy region in France.
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]
HORTENSE   f   French, English
French form of HORTENSIA.
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.
HUGUETTE   f   French
Feminine form of HUGUES.
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.
INÈS   f   French
French form of INÉS.
IRÈNE   f   French
French form of IRENE.
IRÉNÉE   m   French
French form of IRENAEUS.
IRIS   f   Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the name of the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
ISABEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century... [more]
ISABELLE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of ISABEL.
ISAURE   f   French
French form of ISAURA.
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]
JACINTHE   f   French
French cognate of HYACINTH (2).
JACKY   m   French
Diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUELINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
JACQUES   m   French
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JACQUETTE   f   French (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of JACQUES.
JADE   f   English, French
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic... [more]
JANINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
Variant of JEANNINE. It has only been in use since the 20th century.
JASMIN (2)   m   French (Rare)
French masculine form of JASMINE.
JASMINE   f   English, French
From the English word for the climbing plant with fragrant flowers which is used for making perfumes. It is derived from Persian یاسمن (yasamen) (which is also a Persian name).
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.
JEANINE   f   French, English, Dutch
Variant of JEANNINE.
JEAN-MARIE   m   French
Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE.
JEANNE   f   French, English
Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN). Joan of Arc is known as Jeanne d'Arc in France.
JEANNETTE   f   French, English, Dutch
French diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNINE   f   French, English
Diminutive of JEANNE.
JEANNOT   m   French
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
JÉRÉMIE   m   French
French form of JEREMIAH.
JÉRÔME   m   French
French form of JEROME.
JESSICA   f   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
This name was first used in this form by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596), where it belongs to the daughter of Shylock. Shakespeare probably based it on the biblical name ISCAH, which would have been spelled Jescha in his time... [more]
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]
JOANNE   f   English, French
Variant of JOAN (1) or JOHANNE.
JOCELINE   f   French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
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]
JOCELYNE   f   French
French feminine form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
JODOC   m   Breton
Variant of JUDOC.
JOËL   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of JOEL.
JOËLLE   f   French
French feminine form of JOEL.
JOFFREY   m   French
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
JOHANNE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Medieval French
French, Danish and Norwegian form of Iohanna (see JOANNA).
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]
JOSÉE   f   French
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
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]
JOSÈPHE   f   French
French feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOSÉPHINE   f   French
French feminine form of JOSEPH. A notable bearer of this name was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).
JOSETTE   f   French
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSIANE   f   French
Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE.
JOSSE   m   French (Rare), Medieval French
French form of Iudocus (see JOYCE).
JOSSELIN   m   French
French variant of JOCELYN.
JOSSELINE   f   French
French feminine 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.
JUDITH   f   English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְהוּדִית (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel... [more]
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.
JULIANE   f   French, German
French and German feminine form of JULIAN.
JULIE   f   French, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Danish, Norwegian and Czech form of JULIA. It has spread to many other regions as well. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the early 20th century.
JULIEN   m   French
French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
JULIETTE   f   French
French diminutive of JULIE.
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]
JUSTINE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN). This is the name of the heroine in the novel 'Justine' (1791) by the Marquis de Sade.
KARINE (1)   f   French
French form of CARINA (1). It can also function as a short form of CATHERINE, via Swedish Karin.
KATARIN   f   Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
KATELL   f   Breton
Breton form of KATHERINE.
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.
LAETITIA   f   Late Roman, French
Original form of LETITIA, as well as the French form.
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright"... [more]
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LAURE   f   French
French form of LAURA.
LAURENCE (2)   f   French
French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENT   m   French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIN   m   French
French form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURENTINE   f   French
Feminine form of LAURENTIN.
LAURETTE   f   French
French diminutive of LAURA.
LAURINE   f   French
Diminutive of LAURE.
LAZARE   m   French
French form of LAZARUS.
LÉA   f   French
French form of LEAH.
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.
LÉONE   f   French
French feminine form of LEON.
LÉONIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIE   f   French
French feminine form of LEONIUS.
LÉONNE   f   French
Feminine form of LÉON.
LÉONTINE   f   French
French form of LEONTINA.
LÉOPOLD   m   French
French form of LEOPOLD.
LÉOPOLDINE   f   French
French feminine form of LEOPOLD.
LILI   f   German, French, Hungarian
German, French and Hungarian diminutive of ELISABETH, also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily"... [more]
LILIAN   f & m   English, French
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.
LILIANE   f   French
French form of LILLIAN.
LILIANNE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of LILIANE.
LILOU   f   French
Either a diminutive of French names containing the sound lee or a combination of LILI and LOUISE.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINE   f   Danish, Norwegian, French
Short form of CAROLINE and other names ending in line.
LIONEL   m   French, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
LISETTE   f   French, English
Diminutive of ÉLISABETH.
LIVIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LOAN   m   French
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOANE   f   French
Feminine form of ELOUAN.
LOÏC   m   French, Breton
Breton form of LOUIS.
LORETTE   f   French
Variant of LAURETTE.
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).
LOUANE   f   French
Combination of LOU and ANNE (1).
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]
LOUISE   f   French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch
French feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUISETTE   f   French
Diminutive of LOUISE.
LOUNA   f   French (Modern)
Possibly a variant of LUNA.
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).
LUCE   f   Italian, French
Italian and French variant of LUCIA. This also means "light" in Italian.
LUCETTE   f   French
Diminutive of LUCIE.
LUCIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIENNE   f   French
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
LUCILE   f   French, English
Variant of LUCILLE.
LUCILLE   f   French, English
French form of LUCILLA. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
LUCINDE   f   French
French form of LUCINDA.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUDIVINE   f   French
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.
LUDOVIC   m   French
Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
LYDIE   f   French
French form of LYDIA.
LYLOU   f   French
Variant of LILOU.
MADELEINE   f   French, English, Swedish
French form of MAGDALENE.
MADELINE   f   English, French
English form of MAGDALENE. This is the name of the heroine in a series of children's books by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published 1939.
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.
MAELA   f   Breton
Feminine form of MAËL.
MAËLLE   f   French, Breton
French feminine form of MAËL.
MAËLYS   f   French
Feminine form of MAËL, possibly influenced by the spelling of MAILYS.
MAEVA   f   Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian.
MAGALI   f   French, Occitan
Occitan form of MAGDALENE.
MAGALIE   f   French
Variant of MAGALI.
MAHAUT   f   French
Medieval French form of MATHILDE.
MAÏA   f   French
French form of MAIA (1).
MAILYS   f   French
Variant of MAYLIS.
MANON   f   French, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
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.
MARCELINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLETTE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARGAUX   f   French
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGOT   f   French
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITE   f   French
French form of MARGARET. This is also a French word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARI (1)   f   Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA... [more]
MARIANNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1)... [more]
MARIE   f   French, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution... [more]
MARIELLE   f   French
French diminutive of MARIE.
MARIETTE   f   French
French diminutive of MARIE.
MARILÈNE   f   French
Combination of MARIE and HÉLÈNE.
MARILOU   f   French, English, Dutch
Combination of MARIA and LOUISE.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINE   f   French, Georgian
French and Georgian feminine form of MARINUS.
MARION (1)   f   French, English
Medieval French diminutive of MARIE.
MARISE   f   French
French diminutive of MARIE.
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]
MARJOLAINE   f   French
Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
MARLÈNE   f   French
French form of MARLENE.
MARTHE   f   French, Norwegian
French and Norwegian form of MARTHA.
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]
MARTINE   f   French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARYVONNE   f   French
Combination of MARIE and YVONNE.
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).
MAXIMILIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAYLIS   f   French
From the name of a town in southern France, possibly derived from Occitan mair "mother" and French lys "lily". It is also sometimes considered a combination of MARIE and lys.
MÉLANIE   f   French
French form of MELANIE.
MELINA   f   English, French, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey"... [more]
MÉLINE   f   French
French variant of MELINA.
MÉLISANDE   f   French
French form of MILLICENT used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' (1893). The play was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera (1902).
MÉLISSA   f   French
French form of MELISSA.
MÉLODIE   f   French
French cognate of MELODY.
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]
MICHÈLE   f   French
French feminine form of MICHEL.
MICHELINE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of MICHEL.
MICHELLE   f   French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
MICKAËL   m   French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MIRABELLE   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.


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