French Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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MIREILLE   f   French
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859)... [more]
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINE   f   French
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MOÏSE   m   French
French form of MOSES.
MONIQUE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
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-).
MORGANE   f   French
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MURIEL   f   English, French, Irish
Medieval English form of a Celtic name which was probably related to the Irish name MUIRGEL. The Normans brought it to England from Brittany... [more]
MURIELLE   f   French
French variant of MURIEL.
MYLÈNE   f   French
Contraction of MARIE and HÉLÈNE. It can also be used as a French form of MILENA.
MYRIAM   f   French
French form of MIRIAM.
NADÈGE   f   French
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADIA (1)   f   French, English, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name... [more]
NADINE   f   French, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
NARCISSE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of NARCISSUS.
NATACHA   f   French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of NATASHA.
NATALIE   f   French, English, German
From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia... [more]
NATHALIE   f   French, German
French and German variant of NATALIE.
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.
NICOLE   f   French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
NICOLETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLINE   f   French, Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century... [more]
NINETTE   f   French
Diminutive of NINA (1).
NINON   f   French
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
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).
NOÈLE   f   French
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLA   f   French
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOËLLE   f   French, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOÉMIE   f   French
French form of NAOMI (1).
NOLWENN   f   Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
NORBERT   m   German, English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements nord "north" and beraht "bright"... [more]
OANEZ   f   Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OCÉANE   f   French
Derived from French océan meaning "ocean".
OCTAVE   m   French
French form of OCTAVIUS.
ODETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
ODILE   f   French
French form of ODILIA.
ODILON   m   French, Portuguese
French masculine form of ODILIA.
OLIVIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIER   m   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of OLIVER.
OLYMPE   f   French
French form of OLYMPIAS.
ONÉSIME   m   French
French form of ONESIMUS.
OPHÉLIE   f   French
French form of OPHELIA.
ORIANE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORIANNE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
OSANNE   f   French (Rare)
French form of OSANNA.
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]
PASCALE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCALINE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCHAL   m   French (Rare)
Variant of PASCAL.
PATRICE (1)   m   French
French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICK   m   Irish, English, French, German
From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders... [more]
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him... [more]
PAULE   f   French
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULETTE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of PAUL.
PAULINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PÉNÉLOPE   f   French
French form of PENELOPE.
PER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PERIG   m   Breton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERLE   f   French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERRINE   f   French
French feminine form of Perrin, a diminutive of PIERRE.
PÉTRONILLE   f   French
French form of PETRONILLA.
PHARAMOND   m   Literature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in 'Henry V' (1599).
PHILBERT   m   French (Rare)
Variant of PHILIBERT.
PHILIBERT   m   French
Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover"... [more]
PHILIPPE   m   French
French form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPINE   f   French
Elaborated feminine form of PHILIPPE.
PHILOMÈNE   f   French
French form of PHILOMENA.
PIERRE   m   French, Swedish
French form of PETER. This name was borne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist painter, and by Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a physicist who discovered radioactivity with his wife Marie.
PIERRETTE   f   French
Feminine diminutive of PIERRE.
PIERRICK   m   Breton, French
Breton diminutive of PIERRE.
PLACIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PONS   m   French (Rare)
French form of PONTIUS.
PRISCILLA   f   English, French, Italian, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while... [more]
PROSPER   m   French, English
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
PRUDENCE   f & m   English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form... [more]
PRUNE   f   French
Means "plum" in French.
QUENTIN   m   French, English
French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England... [more]
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe"... [more]
RAINIER   m   French
French form of RAYNER.
RAOUL   m   French, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAPHAËL   m   French
French form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAEL   m   German, French, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed"... [more]
RAPHAËLLE   f   French
French feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAYMOND   m   English, French
From the Germanic name Raginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector"... [more]
RAYMONDE   f   French
French feminine form of RAYMOND.
RÉBECCA   f   French
French form of REBECCA.
RÉGINE   f   French
French form of REGINA.
RÉGIS   m   French
From a surname meaning "ruler" in Occitan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Jean-François Régis, a 17th-century French Jesuit priest.
REINE   f   French
Means "queen" in French.
RÉMI   m   French
Variant of RÉMY.
RÉMY   m   French
French form of the Latin name Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.
RENARD   m   French (Rare)
French form of REYNARD. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard became a French word meaning "fox".
RENAUD   m   French
French form of REYNOLD. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne after killing the king's nephew... [more]
RENÉ   m   French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
REYNAUD   m   French
French form of REYNOLD.
RICHARD   m   English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright"... [more]
ROCH   m   French, Polish
French and Polish form of ROCCO.
RODOLPHE   m   French
French form of RUDOLF.
RODRIGUE   m   French
French form of RODERICK.
ROGER   m   English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear"... [more]
ROLAND   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and land meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave"... [more]
ROLANDE   f   French
French feminine form of ROLAND.
ROMAIN   m   French
French form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANE   f   French
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROPARZH   m   Breton
Breton form of ROBERT.
ROSAIRE   m   French
Means "rosary" French.
ROSALIE   f   French, German, Dutch, English
French, German and Dutch form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type"... [more]
ROSELLE   f   French (Rare)
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSEMONDE   f   French
French form of ROSAMUND.
ROSETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSINE   f   French
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROXANE   f   French, English, Ancient Greek
French and English form of ROXANA. This is the name of Cyrano's love interest in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897).
ROXANNE   f   English, French
Variant of ROXANE.
ROZENN   f   Breton
Means "rose" in Breton.
RUBEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
SABINE   f   French, German
French and German form of SABINA.
SACHA   m & f   French
French form of SASHA.
SALOMÉ   f   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMON   m   French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
French and Scandinavian form of SOLOMON.
SAMSON   m   Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon) which meant "sun"... [more]
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard"... [more]
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887)... [more]
SANDRINE   f   French
Elaborated form of SANDRA.
SARAH   f   English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people... [more]
SASHA   m & f   Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SCHOLASTIQUE   f   French
French form of SCHOLASTICA.
SÉBASTIEN   m   French
French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉBASTIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SÉGOLÈNE   f   French
Possibly a French form of SIEGLINDE.
SÉPHORA   f   French
French form of ZIPPORAH.
SÉRAPHIN   m   French
French form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
SÉRAPHINE   f   French
French form of SERAPHINA.
SERGE   m   French
French form of SERGIUS.
SÉVÈRE   m   French
French form of SEVERUS.
SÉVERIN   m   French
French form of SEVERINUS.
SÉVÉRINE   f   French
Variant of SÉVERINE.
SÉVERINE   f   French
French feminine form of SEVERINUS.
SIBYLLE   f   German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SIDONIE   f   French
French feminine form of SIDONIUS.
SIMON   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard"... [more]
SIMONE (1)   f   French, English
French feminine form of SIMON. A famous bearer was Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
SIXTE   m   French
French form of SIXTUS.
SIXTINE   f   French
French feminine form of SIXTUS.
SOLANGE   f   French
French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious". This was the name of a French shepherdess who became a saint after she was killed by her master.
SOLÈNE   f   French
Variant of SOLANGE.
SOPHIE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of SOPHIA.
SORAYA   f   Persian, Spanish, French
Persian form of THURAYYA. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya, wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
STÉPHANE   m   French
French form of STEPHEN.
STÉPHANIE   f   French
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
SUZANNE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of SUSANNA.
SUZETTE   f   French
French diminutive of SUSANNA.
SYBILLE   f   German, French
German and French form of SIBYL.
SYLVAIN   m   French
French form of SILVANUS.
SYLVAINE   f   French
French feminine form of SILVANUS.
SYLVESTRE   m   French
French form of SILVESTER.
SYLVIANE   f   French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIANNE   f   French
Variant of SYLVAINE.
SYLVIE   f   French
French form of SILVIA.
TATIENNE   f   French
French form of TATIANA.
TÉLESPHORE   m   French
French form of the Greek name Τελεσφορος (Telesphoros) which means "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit"... [more]
THEIRN   m   French
Possibly a Cajun French form of THEODORE.
THÉO   m   French
Short form of THÉODORE.
THÉODORE   m   French
French form of THEODORE.
THÉOPHILE   m   French
French form of THEOPHILUS.
THÉOTIME   m   French
French form of THEOTIMUS.
THÉRÈSE   f   French
French form of THERESA. It was borne by the French nun Saint Thérèse de Lisieux (1873-1897), who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church.
THIBAULT   m   French
French form of THEOBALD.
THIERRY   m   French
French form of THEODORIC.
THOMAS   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin"... [more]
TIMOTHÉ   m   French
French variant of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHÉE   m   French
French form of TIMOTHY.
TIPHAINE   f   French
French form of TIFFANY.
TIPHANIE   f   French
French variant of TIFFANY.
TOINETTE   f   French
Short form of ANTOINETTE.
TOUSSAINT   m   French
Means "all saints" in French. This is the name of a Christian festival celebrated on November 1.
TRISTAN   m   Welsh, English, French, Arthurian Romance
Old French form of the Pictish name Drustan, a diminutive of DRUST. The spelling was altered by association with Latin tristis "sad"... [more]
ULRICH   m   German, French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Odalric meaning "prosperity and power", from the element odal "heritage" combined with ric "power"... [more]
ULYSSE   m   French
French form of ULYSSES.
URBAIN   m   French
French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
VALENTINE (2)   f   French
French feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
VALÈRE   m   French
French form of VALERIUS.
VALÉRIAN   m   French
French form of Valerianus (see VALERIAN).
VALÉRIANE   f   French
French form of Valeriana (see VALERIANA).
VALÉRIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of VALERIA.
VALÉRY   m   French
Derived from the Germanic elements walha "foreign" and ric "power"... [more]
VÉRÈNE   f   French
French form of VERENA.
VÉRONIQUE   f   French
French form of VERONICA.
VESPASIEN   m   French
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VICTOIRE   f   French
French form of VICTORIA.
VICTOR   m   English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century... [more]
VICTORINE   f   French
French feminine form of VICTORINUS.
VIENNE   f   French
From the French name of the capital city of Austria, known in English as Vienna.
VINCENT   m   English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
From the Roman name Vincentius, which was from Latin vincere "to conquer". This name was popular among early Christians, and it was borne by many saints... [more]
VIOLETTE   f   French
French form of VIOLET.
VIRGINIE   f   French
French form of VIRGINIA.
VIVIANE   f   French
French form of VIVIANA. It is also the French form of VIVIEN (2).
VIVIANNE   f   French
Variant of VIVIANE.
VIVIEN (1)   m   French
French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
VIVIENNE   f   French
French form of VIVIANA.
WANDA   f   Polish, English, German, French
Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow... [more]
WINOC   m   Breton, French
Variant of GWENNEG.
XAVIER   m   English, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish (Archaic)
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries... [more]
YANICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANN   m   Breton, French
Breton form of JOHN.
YANNIC   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YEZEKAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).
YOLANDE   f   French
French form of YOLANDA. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law... [more]
YSEULT   f   French (Rare)
French form of ISOLDE.
YVES   m   French
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.
YVETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVON   m   French
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
YVONNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
ZACHARIE   m   French
French form of ZECHARIAH.
ZÉNAÏDE   f   French
French form of ZENAIDA.
ZÉPHYRINE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
ZOÉ   f   French
French form of ZOE.


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