French (Quebec) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of French names used more often in the province of Quebec in Canada. See also about French names.
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ABELIE f French (Quebec, Rare)
Québecois variant of Abélie.
ADELPHINE f French (Quebec, Rare), French (African)
Possibly a diminutive or elaborated form of Adelphe.
ANACLETTE f French (Quebec)
Québecois variant of Anaclète.
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'.
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.
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]
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]
AUDETTE f French (Quebec, Rare), English (Rare)
As a Québecois name, this is most likely intended as a diminutive of Aude while as an English name, it seems to be a variant of Odette.
AZAIRE m French (Cajun), American (South), French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare and archaic French form of Azariah.
AZALÉE f French, American, Louisiana Creole, French (Quebec)
French form of AZALEA. See also AZÉLIE; as a French given name, the form Azélie appears to be more common (in French-Canadian, Louisiana Creole French regions).... [more]
CAROLANE f French (Quebec)
Québécois form of Carole-Anne and Carol-Anne.
CÉDRIKA f French (Quebec)
Most likely a feminine form of Cédric.
CEDULIE f French (Quebec)
Québecois adoption of Cédulie.
CLÉOPHE m & f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Variant form of Cléophas (masculine) and Cléophée (feminine). A known bearer of this name was the Canadian political figure Cléophe Cimon (1822-1888).
CYPRINE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Possibly a contracted form of Cypriane.
DESNEIGES f French (Quebec, Rare)
Means "of the snows" in French, taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Notre Dame des Neiges meaning "Our Lady of the Snows" (see Nieves).
DÉSOLINE f French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
French form of the Italian name Desolina.
DOLORETTE f English (American, Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Combination of Dolores with the suffix -ette.
DOMITHILDE f French (Quebec)
Variant of Domitille influenced by Mathilde.
DYDIME m French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Didyme, the French form of Didymus. A known bearer of this name was Ambroise-Dydime Lépine (1840-1923), a Canadian Métis rebel leader.
ÉMILION m Breton (Gallicized), French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Breton form of Émile and/or Émilien as well as a French diminutive of Émile and variant of Émilien.... [more]
EUPHRÔNE m French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
French form of Euphronios via its latinized form Euphronius.
ÉVANGÉLIQUE f French (Rare), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Walloon (Rare)
Derived from the French adjective évangélique meaning "evangelical". In other words, this name is the French feminine form of Evangelicus.... [more]
ÉVANGÉLISTE m French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic), Walloon (Archaic)
French form of Evangelista. A known bearer of this name was the French clergyman and bishop Jean-Évangéliste Zaepffel (1735-1808).
FEBRINIE f English (Rare, Archaic), French (Cajun, Rare, Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
A common Americanized misconstruction of the French given name Fébronie.
FÉLIXE f French (Quebec, Rare)
Rare feminine form of Félix.
FÉLONISE f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Possibly a feminization of the French surname Félon, which is derived from the medieval French legal term félon "perjured", ultimately from Latin fallere "to deceive; to cheat; to disappoint; to fail".... [more]
GÉMÉLINE f French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Most likely derived from Latin Gemella. Compare the English name Gemelle.
GUYLAIN m French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Variant spelling of Guilain, which is a variant form of Ghislain.
JESSIANN f French (Quebec, Modern, Rare)
Invented name, possibly a combination of Jessica and Ann.... [more]
JOLIET f English, French (Quebec)
Transferred use of the surname Joliet.
JORANE f French (Quebec)
Meaning unknown, maybe from the French jour which means day. A famous person with this name is the French/Canadian cello player Jorane Pelletier.
JORDANNE f English (Modern, Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Either a rare feminine form of Jordan, most likely influenced by Anne, or a variant of Jordane.
JOSEPHTE f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Older French feminine form of Joseph, used especially in Québec, Canada. One notable bearer was Marie-Josephte Corriveau (1733-1763), a Québécois murderess who subsequently became a popular folk heroine.
LAETARE m French (Quebec, Rare)
From the Latin word laetare "rejoice! (imperative)". It is the name of the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent. This Sunday gets its name from the first few words (incipit) of the traditional Latin entrance (Introit) for the Mass of the day: "Laetare Jerusalem" ("Rejoice, O Jerusalem").
LAURIANE f French, French (Quebec), French (Swiss), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Lauriana. A known bearer of this name is Lauriane Gilliéron (b. 1984), who was crowned Miss Switzerland in 2005.
LAURIANNA f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), English (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Laurianne, which itself is a variant of Lauriane, one of the main French forms of Lauriana. Outside of the francophone world (such as in English-speaking countries), this given name tends to be either a variant of Lauriana or a combination of the names Laura or Laurie with Anna.
LAURIANNE f French, French (Quebec, Rare), French (Swiss, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Lauriane, which is one of the main French forms of Lauriana. Outside of the francophone world (such as in English-speaking countries and in the Netherlands), this given name tends to be a combination of the names Laura or Laurie with Anne.
LAURIENNE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Lauriana, which is occasionally used in non-francophone countries. Also compare the masculine counterpart Laurien.
LORIANE f French, French (Quebec), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Lauriane (see Lauriana).
LORIANNE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English, Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Loriane, which itself is a variant spelling of Lauriane, one of the main French forms of Lauriana.... [more]
LORIENNE f French (Quebec, Rare), French (Swiss, Rare, Rare)
French variant spelling of Laurienne, which is one of the main French forms of Lauriana.
MAÏKA f French (Quebec, Modern)
Gallicized form of Maika.
MARIÈVE f French (Quebec)
Contraction of Marie and Ève.
MARILOUP f French (Quebec)
Combination of Marie and Loup, possibly inspired by Marilou (and perhaps a play on Old French lou "wolf") or the Spanish name Marilupe (a contraction of María and Lupe).
MARISOLEIL f French (Quebec, Modern, Rare)
Combination of Marie and Soleil, possibly created as a French equivalent of Spanish Marisol.
MÉLASIPPE m French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
French form of Melasippos via its latinized form Melasippus.
MITSOU f French (Quebec, Modern, Rare)
Apparently this is a Francophone spelling of a Japanese name, Mitsu which means light and/or honey. A famous bearer is French Canadian Pop singer/actress Mitsou Gélinas.
NAPOLIN m French (Quebec, Archaic)
Diminutive of Napoléon. In other words, you could say that this name is the French cognate of Napolino.
NAPOLINE f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Diminutive of Napoléone. In other words, you could say that this name is the feminine form of Napolin.
OBÉLINE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare, Archaic)
Means "spit, nail, rod, pointed pillar, horizontal line". From the Greek obelos (ὀβελός) with the French diminutive ending of -ine, -ie, or -ia.
ODÉLIE f French (Quebec, Rare)
French form of Odelia, which is a variant of Odilia. Also compare Odalie and Odilie.
OVILA m English, Spanish, French (Quebec)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Latin ovile, meaning "sheepfold."
PARFAITE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), French (African)
French form of Perfecta. Also compare Parfait, which is the masculine equivalent of this name.
PHILANISE f French (Quebec)
Possible vairant of Philonice
PHILIAS m French (Quebec)
Possible variant of Phileas
PROTAIS m French (Archaic), French (African), French (Quebec, Archaic)
French form of Protasius. This given name is no longer in use in France today, but it still survives in francophone countries in Africa, such as Rwanda.... [more]
QUENTINE f French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
French form of Quintina. Also compare the masculine counterpart Quentin.
QUINTILIEN m French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
French form of Quintilianus (see Quintilian).
QUINTINE f French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Walloon (Archaic)
French variant form of Quentine, of which the use has not solely been limited to France: it has been used in other francophone regions in the world (such as Québec in Canada and Wallonia in Belgium) and even in non-francophone countries, such as the Netherlands.... [more]
RHÉAL m French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
Possibly a variant of Réal.
ROSÉE f French (Quebec, Rare)
Means "dew" in French, presumably a French equivalent of Rocío.
SAMUELLE f French, French (Quebec), English
French form of Samuella. A known bearer of this name is a daughter of American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949).
SÉRAPHIE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Either a shorter form of Séraphine or a French form of Seraphia.
SOULINE f French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Originally a local form of Soline found in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.
STAREN f French (Quebec)
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
STYVE m French (Quebec)
Québécois form of Stephen.
SYMPHORE m & f French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic)
French form of Symphorus (masculine) and Symphora (feminine). This name has always been predominantly used on men, and today there are no known living female bearers.... [more]
SYMPHORIEN m French (Rare), French (African), French (Quebec, Archaic), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Symphorianus. Known bearers of this name include the French physician and humanist Symphorien Champier (1471-1539) and the French police chief and senator Symphorien Boittelle (1813-1897).
SYMPHORIN m French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic), German (Archaic)
French and German form of Symphorinus. There have probably also been cases where this name is a corruption or a rare variant of Symphorien (French) and Symphorian (German).
SYMPHORINE f French (Rare), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Symphorina. There have probably also been cases where this name is a corruption or a rare variant of Symphorienne.
TESSERACT m & f Literature (Rare), French (Quebec)
The name of the four-dimensional analogue of the cube.... [more]
TRAJAN m French, French (Cajun), French (Quebec)
French version of the Roman cognomen name Traianus.
VAUDRÉE f French, French (Quebec)
A French form of Waldrada. It was borne by a 7th-century saint, the first abbess of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnais in Metz, France.
VÉNÉRANDE f French, French (Quebec)
French form of Veneranda. Virgin martyr of Champagne, honored 14 Nov.
VESPÉRINE f French (Quebec)
Presumably a feminized form of Vesper. It was used in 'Le Désespoir du singe' (2006-), a series of French-language graphic novels.
VICTORIQUE f & m French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
When borne by a female, this name is the French form of Victorica, which is the original feminine form of Victoricus. When borne by a male, this name is a variant spelling of Victoric.
XAINTE f French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Sainte. A notable bearer was Xainte Dupont (1595-1680), an early settler of New France, the wife of settler Zacharie Cloutier (1590-1677), and an ancestress to the Cloutier family of Quebec.