French Submitted Names

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AAMOR   f   Breton (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Aanor influenced by Latin amor "love".
AANOR   f   Breton
Variant of Aenor.... [more]
ABÉLARD   m   French (Rare, Archaic)
Contracted form of Adalhard.
ABÉLIA   f   French (Rare)
French form of Abelia.
ABELIE   f   French (Quebec, Rare)
Rare French variant of Abelia, the name of a genus of "Honeysuckle."
ABELLE   f   French
Feminine French form of Abel.
ABIGAËL   f   Dutch, French
Dutch form of Abigail.
ABIGAËLLE   f   French
French form of Abigail.
ABIGAÏL   f   French, Dutch
Dutch and French form of Abigail.
ÂBRÉHAN   m   Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Abraham.
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.
ADAMA   m & f   French (African, Rare), African
Bambara (West African language) variant of Adam.
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. ... [more]
ADELIN   m & f   French, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculinization of Adelina and variation of Adeline.
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.
ADELYS   f   French
Form of Adelais.
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.
ADORATION   f   French (Rare, Archaic)
Rare French form of the feminine given name Adoración.
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 and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
ADRYEN   m   French
Variant of Adrien.
AELA   f   Popular Culture, French (Rare), German (Rare)
Character from the Elder Scrolls.
AELEZ   f   Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Ael. This is also the Breton word for "angels".
AELIS   f   English, French
Variant of Aalis.
AFRICAIN   m   French (Archaic)
French form of Africanus. It coincides with the modern French adjective africain "African" and the noun Africain "(man) from Africa".
AFRODISE   m   French
Variant of Aphrodise
AGAPET   m   French (Archaic)
French form of Agapetos.
AGAPIT   m   French (Archaic), Russian (Archaic)
From the Ancient Greek name Agapetus.
AGATE   f   Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
Nordic spelling and Latvian form of Agathe as well as a French variant of this name.
AHÈS   f   Breton Legend, Breton
The beautiful and lascivious daughter of Gralon, King of Ker-Ys. She was a magician and a princess of Cornouaille (Brittany) present in several Breton legends.
AÏDA   f   French
Diminutive of Adélaïde.
AÏDAN   m   French
French form of Aidan.
AILETSE   f   French (Hellenized, Rare)
French name of very rare usage meaning "Star of the sea's night sky"
AIMABLE   f & m   French (Archaic)
French form of AMABILIS, from the latin word amabilis, meaning "loveable".
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, Medieval French, French (Rare)
Short form of Azalaïs (compare Aalis).... [more]
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).
ALBÉRY   m   French
Variant of Albéric (see also Aubry).
ALBERZH   m   Breton
Breton form of Albert.
ALBINETTE   f   Medieval French, French (Archaic), French (Acadian, Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Medieval French diminutive of Albine (as -ette is a French feminine diminutive suffix). In other words: you could say that this name is the feminine form of Albinet.... [more]
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
Italian form of Alcestis, also used as a masculine name.... [more]
ALCIDA   f   French
Female 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]
ALEMANDINE   f   Arthurian Romance, French
Presumably derived from Alemanni, a Latin name for the Germanic tribes who inhabited western and central Europe in the Dark Ages, derived from Old German Alle-Männer "all men". It was used in the Arthurian tale 'Floriant et Florete', where it belongs to the queen of the White City on the Island of Beautiful Maidens.
ALETTE   f   French, Norwegian
French form of the Low German name Alhet, a short form of Adelheid (compare Aletta).
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.
ALEXIN   m   French (Rare, Archaic)
French form of Alexinus.... [more]
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.
ALEYNA   f   Turkish, French (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Flemish (Modern)
Turkish name derived from Arabic 'aleina "above us", a phrase that was adopted from the Qur'an.... [more]
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]
ALIDORE   m   French (Rare)
Variant form of Alidor.
ALIDORINE   f   French (Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Alidor.
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.
ALIX   m   French
Variant of Alex.
ALIXANDRE   m   French
Variant of Alexandre.
ALIXANE   f   French (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexane influenced by Alix.
ALIXE   f   French
French variant of Alix.
ALIZÉE   f   French (Modern)
Modern French name derived from the word alizé meaning "trade wind".... [more]
ALLAIN   m   French, English
Variant of Alain.
ALLEECE   f   French
This is a French name meaning "dignified aristocrat".
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]
ALMODIE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of Almodis.
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.
ALPHÉE   m   French
French form of Alphaeus.
ALTAGRÂCE   f   French (Rare)
French form of Altagracia.
ALTHÉE   f   French (Rare)
French form of Althea.
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.
ALYSSON   f   English, French
Variant of Alison or Alyson. Seems to be related to Alyssa.
ALZINA   f   French (Rare, Archaic)
From the Catalan word alzina, meaning "holm oak".
AMADOUR   m   French
French form of Amator.
AMALABERG   f   French
Variant of Amalberge.
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.
AMARANTHE   f   French (Rare)
French form of Amarantha.
AMARANTHINE   f   English, French
Diminutive or elaboration of Amarantha.
AMARYNCÉE   m   French
French form of Amarynceus.
AMÂTRE   m   French
French form of Amator.
AMBRINE   f   French
French transcription of Ambreen, or diminutive of Ambre.
AMBROISIE   f   French (Rare)
French form of Ambrosia.
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), French
Gallicized feminine form of Amel, ultimately from the Arabic Amal.
ÂMICE   f   Jèrriais
Jèrriais feminine name meaning "friendly, amicable".
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.
ANAËLLE   f   French
Feminine form of Anael.
ANAÏDE   f   Armenian (Gallicized), French (Rare)
Gallicized form of the Armenian given name Anaida.
ANASTASE   m   French (Rare)
French form of Anastasius.
ANASTHASIE   f   French
Variant of Anastasie.
ANATOLIE   f   French (Archaic)
French feminine form of Anatolia.
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.
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]
ANCELOT   m   French
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).
ANDOCHE   m   French (Rare)
French form of Andochius.
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   French (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrev.
ANDRIENNE   f   French
French form of Andriana.
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.
ANGE   m & f   French
French form of Angel
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.
ANICK   f   French (Quebec)
Variant of Annick.
ANIK   f   French (Quebec)
Variant of Anick.
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.
ANNAIG   f   Breton
Breton diminutive of Anna.
ANNELINE   f   Afrikaans, Dutch, French (Archaic)
Variant of Annelien as well as an 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.
ANNOCIATA   f   French (African, Rare)
Variant form or spelling of Annonciata.
ANNOCIATE   f   French (African)
Variant form or spelling of Annonciate.
ANNONCIATION   f   French
French form of the feminine given name Anunciación.
ANOUCHKA   f   French
Variant of Annushka. Has been in use in France since the 1960s.
ANOUCK   f   Dutch, French
Variant of Anouk.
ANTÉE   m   French
French form of Antaeus.
ANTÉNOR   m   French, Slovak
French form of Antenor.
ANTHÉE   m   French
French form of Antheus.
ANTHÈME   m   French
Variant form of Anthime.
ANTHIME   m   French
French form of Anthimos via Anthimus.
ANTIDE   m   French (Archaic)
French form of Antidius.
ANTIMAQUE   m   French
French form of Antimachus.
ANTISTHÈNE   m   French
French form of Antisthenes.
ANTONINE   f   French
French feminine form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO).
AODREN   m   Breton
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". The suffix may be gen "cheek, face" or gwenn "shining, holy".
APHARÉE   m   French
French form of Aphareus.
APHRODISE   m   French
French form of Aphrodisius (see Aphrodisios)
APHRODYSE   m   French
Variant of Aphrodise
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.
ARÉTÉE   m   French
French form of Aretaeus.
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".
ARIBERT   m   French, Ancient Germanic, German
Probably a french form of the germanic name Heribert.... [more]
ARICIE   f   French, Literature, Theatre
French form of Aricia used by Jean Racine in his play 'Phèdre' (1677).
ARISTANDRE   m   French
French form of Aristander.
ARISTARQUE   m   French
French form of Aristarchus.
ARISTÉA   f   French, Theatre
Feminine form of Aristaeus. This is the name of a character in Vivaldi's opera L'Olimpiade (1734).
ARISTÉE   m   French
French form of Aristaeus.
ARISTIPPE   m   French
French form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
ARISTOBULE   m   French
French form of Aristobulus.
ARISTODÈME   m   French
French form of Aristodemos.
ARISTONIQUE   m   French
French form of Aristonicus.
ARISTOPHANE   m   French
French form of Aristophanes.
ARISTOTE   m   French
French form of Aristotle.
ARISTOXÈNE   m   French
French form of Aristoxenus.
ARLETTY   f   French, Popular Culture
Derived from Arlette.
ARMANCE   f   French (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Literature
Variant form of Armande, which was influenced or inspired by Latin, in that French names ending in -ce usually come from Latin names ending in -tius (for males) and -tia (for females)... [more]
ARMANDE   f   French
Feminine form of Armand. Name of Moliere's wife and a French author
ARMANDINE   f   French
Feminine form of Armand.
ARMANDUS   m   Dutch, French (Latinized)
Latinized form of Armand.
ARMANTINE   f   French (Rare), French (Cajun, Rare), Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Rare variant of French Armandine historically found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
ARMELINE   f   Breton
Breton feminine form of Armel.
ARNOLDINE   f   French, Dutch
French form of Arnoldina.
ARNOUL   m   French
Variant of Arnoulf.
ARNOULF   m   French
French form of Arnulf.
ARRHIDÉE   m   French
French form of Arrhidaeus.
ARSENDE   f   Gascon (Archaic), Picard (Archaic)
Gascon and Picard form of Arsendis.
ARTÈME   m   French
French form of Artemius.
ARTÉMIDORE   m   French
French form of Artemidoros.
ARTHURINE   f   French
Feminized form of Arthur.
ARTHUS   m   Breton, French
(breton) "the bear"... [more]
ARVELLE   f   French, English
Feminine form of Arvel.
ARZHUR   m   Breton
Breton form of Arthur.
ASCELINE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of Aceline.
ASCLÉPIOS   m   French
French form of Asclepius and/or Asklepios.
ASMODÉE   m   French
French form of Asmodaeus.
ASPASIE   f   French
French form of Aspasia.
ASSOMPTION   f   French
French form of Asunción.
ASTÈRE   m   French
French form of Asterius.
ASTÉRIA   f   French
French form of Asteria.
ASTÉRIE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of Astéria.
ASTÉROPÉE   m   French
French form of Asteropaeus.
ASTOLPHE   m   French
A dithematic name of Germanic origin formed from the name element AST "branch (of a tree)" and WOLF "wolf".
ASTRÉE   f & m   French (Rare)
French form of Astraea and Astraeus.
ATHALIE   f   French, Louisiana Creole
French form of Athaliah.
ATHANAÏSE   f   Picard
Picard form of Athénaïs.... [more]
ATHANASE   m   French
French form of Athanasius.
ATHANASIE   f   French, German
French and German feminine form of Athanasius.
ATHÉNA   f   French
French form of Athena.
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