French Submitted Names

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AANOR f Breton
Variant of Azenor. Folk etymology likes to associate this name with Eléonore due to confusing the variant Aenor with the possibly Germanic name Aenor borne by the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine (see Eleanor for further information).
AAROUN m Provençal
Niçard form of Aaron.
ABDÈRE m French (Rare)
French form of Abderos.
ABDOUN m Provençal
Niçard form of Abdon.
ABDOUNÌA f Provençal
Niçard form of Abdonie.
ABELART m Provençal
Niçard form of Abélard.
ABÉLIA f French (Rare), Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of Abelia.
ABELÌA f Provençal
Niçard form of Abélie.
ABELIE f French (Quebec, Rare)
Québecois variant of Abélie.
ABELINA f German (Rare), Spanish, Provençal
Spanish elaboration of Abelia, Niçard diminutive Abelìa as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
ABELLE f French
French feminine form of Abel.
ABIGAËL f Dutch, French
Dutch form of Abigail.
ABIGAËLLE f French
French form of Abigail.
ABIGAÏL f French, Dutch, Catalan
Dutch and French form of Abigail as well as a Catalan variant.
ÂBRÉHAN m Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Abraham.
ABSOLON m French
French form of Absalom.
ACACE m French
French form of Akakios via Acacius.
ACANTHE m & f French (Rare)
French feminine and masculine form of Acantha.
ACTÉE m French
French form of Actaeus.
ADALSINDE f French
French form of Adalsinda.
ÂDAM m Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Adam.
ADAMANTINE f French (Gallicized), English
Means "of unyielding quality" or "diamond like". From the Latin adamantinus meaning 'incorruptible, inflexible', itself from the Greek adamantinos (ἀδαμάντινος) of the same meaning, with the Greek or Latin suffix of -ine meaning 'like', 'made of', or 'of the nature of'... [more]
ADATTE f Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Archaic French name of unkown origin and meaning. It seems to have been a local name only found in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ADAUCTE m French
French form of Adauctus.
ADELAÏDA f Provençal
Provençal form of Adelaide.
ADÉLAÏS f French
French form of Adelais.
ADELGONDE f Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Adelgund.
ADÉLIE f French (Rare)
French variant of Adèle and cognate of Adelia. Adélie Land (Terre Adélie in French) in Antarctica was named in 1840 by the French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville in honour of his wife.
ADELIN m & f French, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculine form and feminine variant of Adelina.
ADELPHE f French (Rare)
Probably from Greek, either ἀδελφός (adelphós) "brotherly, sisterly" or its feminine form ἀδελφή (adelphḗ) "sister". This name was borne by a sister of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas-Davy de La Pailleterie (1762-1806), father of Alexandre Dumas père... [more]
ADELPHINE f French (Quebec, Rare), French (African)
Possibly a diminutive or elaborated form of Adelphe.
ADENORA f Breton
Breton form of Éléonore.
ADÉODAT m French
French form of Adeodatus.
ADHÉMAR m French, Medieval French, Medieval German
Germanic name used most commonly in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France meaning, "noble, illustrious."
ADOLPHINE f Dutch, French, German
French feminine form of Adolphe.
ADORLÉE f French (Swiss, Rare)
Presumably an elaboration of Adorée.
ADRABORANN f Breton (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Adraboran, a Breton variant ("Bretonnisation") of the name of the star Aldebaran.
ADRASTE m French
French form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
ADRASTÉE f French
French form of Adrasteia.
ADRI f & m Italian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian, Adriana, and other names beginning with Adri.
AEL m Breton (Modern)
Directly taken from Breton ael "angel".
AELA f Breton (Modern)
Feminine form of Ael and cognate of Angela.
AELEZ f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Ael. This is also the Breton word for "angels".
AFRE f French (Archaic)
French form of Afra.
AFRICAIN m French (Archaic)
French form of Africanus. It coincides with the modern French adjective africain "African" and the noun Africain "(man) from Africa".
AGADRÈME f French (Rare)
French variant of Angadrisma.
AGATE f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
AGATHANGE m French
French form of Agathangelos.
AGNAN m Breton
Derived from the Latin agnus meaning "lamb".
AGRICOLE m French
French form of Agricola.
AÏDA f French
Diminutive of Adélaïde.
AÏDAN m French
French form of Aidan.
AIMABLE f & m French (Archaic)
French form of Amabilis.
AIMABLLE m Norman
Norman form of Amabilis.
AIMERIC m French (Archaic)
Original form of Emmerich used in France, which was later replaced by the more modern Émeric.
AIMERY m French (Archaic)
Variant of Aimeric. The Normans introduced this name to England.
AIRELLE f French (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Derived from airelle, the French name for the plant genus Vaccinium. The French derived the name from Portuguese airella, which in turn was derived from Latin atra "dark, black, gloomy".
ALAÏS f Provençal, French (Rare)
Contracted form of Azalaïs.
ALANEZ f Breton
Breton feminine form of Alan.
ALAR m Breton (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a Breton form of Alaric and a Breton form of Éloi.
ALARA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Alar.
ALBANE f Basque, French, German
Basque, French and German feminine form of Albanus (see Alban).
ALBÉRIC m French
French form of Alberic. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
ALBÈRT m Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Albert.
ALBÉRY m French
Variant of Albéric (see also Aubry).
ALBERZH m Breton (Rare)
Breton form of Albert.
ALBOÏN m French
French form of Alboin.
ALCANDRE m French
French form of Alkandros via Alcander.
ALCÉE m French
French form of Alcaeus.
ALCESTE f & m French, Italian
French and Italian masculine and feminine form of Alcestis.
ALCIDA f French (Rare)
Feminine form of Alcide.
ALCIME m French (Rare)
From the Latin #alcimus", meaning "valiant".
ALCYONÉE m French
French form of Alcyoneus.
ALDEGONDE f Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Aldegund.
ALDUIN m English, French, Popular Culture
English and French form of Aldwin. Alduin was a king of the Lombards in the 6th century AD.... [more]
ALEXANE f French (Modern)
Elaboration of Alexe and Alexa.
ALEXIANE f French
French form of Alexiana.
ALEXIEN m French
French form of Alexian.
ALEXIENNE f French
French form of Alexiana.
ALEXINE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of Alexin.
ALEXY m & f French, English (Modern)
English diminutive of Alexandra or Alex and French diminutive of Alexis.
ALIAUME m French
French form of Adalhelm. Previously a name that had gone out of fashion after the Middle Ages, but it has enjoyed a modest revival in France since the late '80s (which reached its peak in 1996).
ALIDOR m French (Rare)
An old and obscure French given name of unknown meaning, which may possibly ultimately be of Occitan origin (compare Aliénor) or even Basque origin. It seems that it was mostly used in the 19th century, not just in France but also in (the French-speaking part of) Belgium and the Canadian province Quebec... [more]
ALIOCHA m French
French form of Alyosha.
ALISE f French (Archaic)
Local French form of Alice recorded up to the 1700s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the Canton of Châtenois in the Vosges département of eastern France and in the region of Lorraine.
ALISSE f Picard
Picard form of Alice.
ALIXANE f French (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexane influenced by Alix.
ALIXE f French
Variant of Alix.
ALLAIN m French, English
Variant of Alain.
ALLYRE m French
Probably of Germanic origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Gallo-Roman saint praised by Gregory of Tours. He was a bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, France, which he worked to establish as a center of religious teaching and devotion... [more]
ALLYRIANE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of Allyre.
ALMAÏDE f Literature (Rare), Norman
Norman feminine name of unknown etymology.... [more]
ALMEDA f Spanish, English, Breton (Archaic)
As a Spanish given name, Almeda is a transfer of the Spanish surname which is derived from Almeida, a habitational name from Arabic al-medina "the city". Its use has been influenced by Alameda, a topographic name from Spanish alameda "poplar grove", and ultimately by the Spanish word álamo "poplar".... [more]
ALODIE f French (Rare, Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Alodia. It is still sometimes used in France today, albeit (very) rarely.
ALOÏSE f French (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Aloys. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
ALOYSE m French (Rare)
French form of Aloysius.
ALPHÉE m French
French form of Alphaeus.
ALTHÉE f French (Rare)
French form of Althea.
ALTINAÏ f French (Rare)
Variant transcription of Altinai.... [more]
ALWENA f Breton
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include an adoption of the Welsh name (which is unlikely as the Breton name seems to be older than the Welsh name in question), a younger form of Breton Alc'houen and a variant of Anglo-Norman Alfwena.
ALYNE f French, Arthurian Romance
Variant of Aline. It appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', where it belongs to a daughter of Pellinore who commits suicide after her lover is killed.
ALYONNE f Provençal (Archaic)
Possibly a feminine form of Hélion.
ALZINA f French (Rare, Archaic)
From the Catalan word alzina, meaning "holm oak".
AMABILE m & f Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Italian form of Amabilis and also rare French form of Amabilis. The name is unisex in Italy and strictly feminine in the francophone world. Also compare Amable.
AMADOUR m French
French form of Amator.
AMALAFRÈDE f French
French form of Amalafrida.
AMALBERGE f French
French form of Amalberg.
AMALTHÉE f French
French form of Amalthea.
AMANCE f & m French (Rare)
French feminine and masculine form of Amantius.
AMANTINE f French (Rare)
Possibly from Latin Amantius, meaning “lovable.” This was the name of a French novelist, Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who wrote under the pseudonym George Sand. She and composer Frederic Francois Chopin were lovers for a time.
AMARANTHINE f English, French
Diminutive or elaboration of Amarantha.
AMARYNCÉE m French
French form of Amarynceus.
AMÂTRE m French
French form of Amator.
AMBÉRINE f French
French feminine form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
AMBRINE f French
French transcription of Ambreen, or diminutive of Ambre.
AMBROAZ m Breton
Breton form of Ambrose.
AMBROISINE f French
Feminine form of Ambroise.
AMÉDÉRINE f French (Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare feminization of Amédée.
AMÈLE f Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare), French (Rare)
Likely a variant transcription of Amelle.
AMELLE f Arabic (Maghrebi, Gallicized), French
Gallicized feminine form of Amel, ultimately from the Arabic Amal.
ÂMICE f Jèrriais
Means "friendly, amicable" in Jèrriais.
AMICIE f French
French cognate of Amice (compare Amicia).
AMMIEN m French
French form of Ammianus.
AMPHILOQUE m French
French form of Amphilochus.
AMPHIMAQUE m French
French form of Amphimachus.
AMYEN m French (Archaic)
Archaic French name of uncertain origin and meaning which was recorded up to the 1600s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Current theories include a local derivation of Latin Amantius (which would make Amyen a cognate of Amant).
ANACLET m Catalan, French
Catalan and French form of Anacletus.
ANACLÈTE f & m French
Feminine form and masculine variant of Anaclet.
ANACLETTE f French (Quebec)
Québecois variant of Anaclète.
ANAE f French
French diminutive of Hannah.
ANAËL m French (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Coined in the 1960s as a Breton masculine form of Anne.
ANAELLE f French
Variant of Anaëlle.
ANAÏDE f Armenian (Gallicized), French (Rare)
Gallicized form of the Armenian given name Anaida.
ANAXAGORE m French
French form of Anaxagoras.
ANAXANDRA f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology, French (Quebec, Rare)
Feminine form of Anaxandros. In Greek legend this name was borne by the wife of King Procles of Sparta. It was also the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek painter, who is mentioned in Clement of Alexandria's essay 'Women as Well as Men Capable of Perfection'.
ANAXANDRE m Catalan, French
Catalan and French form of Anaxander.
ANAXARQUE m French
French form of Anaxarchus.
ANAXIMANDRE m French
French form of Anaximander.
ANAXIMÈNE m French
French form of Anaximenes.
ANCÉE m French (Rare)
French form of Ancaeus.
ANCELIN m Medieval French, French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Anselme. There are also instances where this name is the masculine form of Anceline, which is a French diminutive of Ancelle.
ANCELINE f Medieval French, French (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French diminutive of Ancelle. There are also instances where this name is the feminine form of Ancelin, which is a French diminutive of Anselme.... [more]
ANCELLE f French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French variant of Ancille, which has also been used in non-francophone countries over time. Note that in the English-speaking world, there are very likely cases where this name is a feminization of Ansel.... [more]
ANCILLE f French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French form of Ancilla, which has also been used in non-francophone countries over time. Also compare Ancelle.... [more]
ANCOLIE f French (Rare)
Means "columbine" in French, ultimately derived from Latin aquila "eagle" (because the shape of the flower petals are said to resemble an eagle's claw).
ANDRÂ m Norman
Norman form of Andrew.
ANDRÉANNE f French (Quebec)
Probable feminine form of Andrew, though the likeness may be coincidental. Not entirely uncommon on Quebec, virtually unheard of anywhere else.... [more]
ANDRÉMON m French
French form of Andraimon via its latinized form Andraemon.
ANDREV m Breton
Breton form of André.
ANDREVA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrev.
ANDROGÉE m French
French form of Androgeus.
ANDROMAQUE f French
French form of Andromache.
ANDROMÈDE f French
French form of Andromeda.
ANDRY m French (Archaic)
French form of Andric.
ANGELIN m French, Romanian
Masculine form of Angeline.
ANGÉLINA f French
French form of Angelina.
ANICÉE f French
In France, from 1946 to 2006, 168 baby girls were named Anicée. Anicée Alvina (1953-2006) was a French singer and actress.
ANICET m French, Polish
French and Polish form of Anicetus.
ANICETTE f French
Feminine form of Anicet.
ANICIA f Ancient Roman, Spanish (Latin American, Rare), English (Rare), French (Rare)
Feminine form of Anicius. The most well-known bearer of this name was Anicia Juliana, the daughter of Western Roman Emperor Olybrius.
ANISE f French
French feminization of Anese (from Anesius), martyr from Africa, honored 31 March.
ANNAICK f French (Rare), Breton (Rare)
Variant of Annaig or Annick, a Breton diminutive of Anna.
ANNELINE f Afrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic), Danish, Norwegian
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Annelien as well as a Danish and Norwegian combination of Anne and Line (and thus a cognate of Annelien) as well as a Danish, Norwegian and archaic French diminutive of Anne found up to the 1700s in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
ANNET m Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Masculine diminutive of Anne.
ANNIBAL m French
French form of Hannibal.
ANOUCHKA f French
Variant of Annushka.
ANOUCK f Dutch, French
Variant of Anouk.
ANTÉE m French
French form of Antaeus.
ANTÉNOR m French, Slovak
French form of Antenor.
ANTÉROS m French
French form of Anteros.
ANTHÉE m French
French form of Antheus.
ANTHÈME m French
Variant form of Anthime.
ANTHIME m French
French form of Anthimos via Anthimus.
ANTHOINE m French
Alternative spelling of Antoine. Famous bearers include French race car driver Anthoine Hubert (1996-2019) and French hockey player Anthoine Lussier (1983-).
ANTIMAQUE m French
French form of Antimachus.
ANTISTHÈNE m French
French form of Antisthenes.
ANTONINE f French
French feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
ANYSE m French (Rare)
French form of Anysos.
ANYSIE f French (Rare)
French form of Anysia.
AODREN m Breton
Derived from Old Breton alt "high; elevated" and either Old Breton roen "royal" or Old Breton roen / roin "lineage of a king". In recent times, folk etymology likes to associate this name with Modern Breton aod "coast, shore, waterside".
AODRENA f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Aodren.
ÂONE f Norman
Norman form of Anne.
AONÈNE f Norman
Diminutive of Âone.
AOUREGAN f Breton
Breton name, in which the first element is aour meaning "gold" (ultimately from Latin aurum). The second element may be Breton gen "cheek, face" or gwenn "shining, holy"... [more]
AOURELL f Breton
Derived from Breton aour "gold", this name is generally considered the Breton form of Aurelia.
AOURGEN f Breton (Rare)
Derived from Breton aour "gold" and Old Breton ken "fair; beautiful; splendid" (kaer and koant in Modern Breton), this name is the Breton cognate of Welsh Eurgain.
APHARÉE m French
French form of Aphareus.
APHRODISE m French
French form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios).
APOLLODORE m French
French form of Apollodorus.
APOLLONIE f French
French form of Apollonia.
APSANDRE m French
French form of Apsander.
AQUILIN m French
French form of Aquilinus.
ARBELLE f French
Variant of Arbel, or combination of the names Arielle and Belle.
ARCADE m & f French (Rare), French (African), Arthurian Romance
French masculine and feminine form of Arcadius.... [more]
ARCADIE f French (Rare)
French form of Arcadia. It was borne by Arcadie Claret (1826-1897), a mistress of King Leopold I of Belgium.
ARCHANGE m French
French cognate of Arcangelo.
ARCHIMÈDE m French
French form of Archimedes.
ARCHIPPE m French
French form of Archippos via its latinized form Archippus.
ARDUIN m English, French
English and French form of Hardwin via its latinized form Arduinus. Also see Arduino.... [more]
ARÉGONDE f French
French form of Aregund.
AREGUNDA f French
Latinate form of Aregund.
ARÉTÉ f French (Rare)
French form of Arete.
ARÉTÉE m French
French form of Aretaeus.
ARGANTAEL f Medieval Breton, Breton (Rare)
Derived from Old Breton argant "silver" (arc'hant in Modern Breton), and by extension "bright; shining; resplendent", and Old Breton hael "generous; prince". Argantael was the wife of Nevenoe, the first Duke of Brittany.
ARGENTINE f French
French form of Argentina.
ARGINE f Popular Culture, French (Rare)
Argine is the name of the Queen of Clubs on French playing cards. While the names on other cards are recognisable figures from history or mythology, Argine is more obscure, it is explained as an anagram of the Latin word regina "queen".