French Submitted Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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ABDÈRE m French (Rare)
French form of ABDEROS.
ABDON m Biblical Hebrew, Catalan (Rare), French
Abdon (Hebrew עַבְדּוֹן from עָבַד "to serve") is the name of four biblical individuals.
ABDONIE f French
Feminine form of ABDON.
ABÉLIA f French (Rare), Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of ABELIA.
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.
ABSALON m Danish (Rare), Faroese, Norwegian (Rare), Polish, Gascon, French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Polish, French, Gascon, Danish, Faroese and Norwegian form of ABSALOM.
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.
ADAMANTINE f French, 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.
ADÉLAÏS f French
French form of ADELAIS.
ADELGONDE f Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of ADELGUND.
ADELICE f Medieval French, Louisiana Creole, French (Modern)
Variant of ADELICIA. In France, this name was revived in the 1990s.
ADELPHE m French (Rare)
French form of ADELPHUS.
ADELPHINE f French (Quebec, Rare), French (African)
Possibly a diminutive or elaborated form of ADELPHE.
ADÉODAT m French
French form of ADEODATUS.
ADHÉMAR m French
French form of ADALMAR.
ADOLPHINE f Dutch, French, German
French feminine form of ADOLPHE.
ADORLÉE f French (Swiss, Rare)
Presumably an elaboration of ADORÉE.
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.
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.
AGÉNOR m French
French form of AGENOR.
AGILOLPHE m French
French form of AGILULF.
AGRICOLE m French
French form of AGRICOLA.
AÏDA f French
Diminutive of ADÉLAÏDE.
AÏDAN m French
French form of AIDAN.
AIGNAN m French (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of ANIANUS. Saint Aignan (358–453) was Bishop of Orléans, France, and assisted Roman general Flavius Aetius in the defense of the city against Attila the Hun in 451.
AIMA f French, Danish
Variant of AIMÉE.
AIMABLE f & m French (Archaic)
French form of AMABILIS.
AIMABLLE m Norman
Norman form of AMABILIS.
AIME m French (Anglicized), American (Rare)
Unaccented version of AIMÉ occasionally used in the USA in the early 20th century.
AIMERIC m French, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
French, Languedocian, Provençal and Gascon form of EMMERICH.
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".
ALAINE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of ALAIN.
ALAÏS f Occitan, French (Rare)
Contracted form of AZALAÏS.
ALBANE f Basque, French, German
Basque, French and German feminine form of Albanus (see ALBAN).
ALBANIE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of 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).
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.
ALCIDIE f French
Feminine form of ALCIDE.
ALCIME m French (Rare)
From the Latin alcimus meaning "valiant".
ALCYONÉE m French
French form of ALCYONEUS.
ALDE m French (Archaic)
French form of ALDO.
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.
ALFRÈDE f French (Archaic)
Feminine form of ALFRED.
ALFRÉDINE f French (Archaic)
French feminine form of ALFRED.
ALIANORE f French (European), Medieval English
Derived from ALIENOR, a Provençal form of the Greek HELENE, which is derived from the element ēlē “light, torch, bright”.
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.
ALIXIA f Medieval French, French (Rare)
Recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland. It might be a Latinization of ALIX.
ALIZÉ f French
Variant of ALIZÉE.
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]
ALODIE f French (Rare, Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French variant of ALODIA. It is still sometimes used in France today, albeit (very) rarely.
ALOÏS m Dutch, French
French and Dutch form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOÏSE f French
Feminine form of ALOÏS. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
ALPHÉE m French
French form of ALPHAEUS.
ALTHÉE f French (Rare)
French form of ALTHEA.
ALTINAÏ f French (Rare)
Variant transcription of ALTINAI.... [more]
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.
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... [more]
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.
AMANDE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of AMAND.
AMANS m French, Occitan
French variant of AMANCE and Occitan 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... [more]
AMARYNCÉE m French
French form of AMARYNCEUS.
AMÂTRE m French
French form of AMATOR.
AMATULLAH f Arabic, Turkish, French
Feminine form of ABDULLAH.
AMAUBERGE f French (Rare, Archaic)
Meaning unknown, though it might be related to the Germanic name AMALBURG. This may have been the real name of Dangereuse de l'Isle Bouchard, the grandmother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
AMBÉRINE f French
French feminine form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMBRINE f French
French transcription of AMBREEN, or diminutive of AMBRE.
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.
AMÉLINE f French
Variant of AMELINE.
AMELINE f French
French form of AMELINA.
AMELLE f Arabic (Maghrebi, Gallicized), French
Gallicized feminine form of Amel, ultimately from the Arabic Amal.
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, Romanian
Catalan, Romanian 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.
ANASTASE m French
French form of ANASTASIUS.
ANATOLIE f French
French 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.
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.
ANDRIANO m Brazilian, French (Rare)
Blend of ANDRÉ and ADRIANO or a creative masculine form of ANDRIANA.
ANDROGÉE m French
French form of ANDROGEUS.
ANDROMAQUE f French
French form of ANDROMACHE.
ANDROMÈDE f French
French form of ANDROMEDA.
ANDRONIQUE m French
French form of Andronikos via ANDRONICUS.
ANDRY m French (Archaic)
French form of ANDRIC.
ANGELETTE f French
French diminutive of ANGÈLE.
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, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
French. Languedocian, Provençal, Gascon 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.
ANISETTE f French
"pure, chaste, holy, sacred, purifying"
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.
ANNELLE f English, Literature, Popular Culture, French (Rare)
Diminutive of ANNE (1). It was used for a character in Robert Harling's play 'Steel Magnolias' (1987) and the subsequent film adaptation (1989).
ANNET m Medieval French, French (Archaic)
Masculine diminutive of Anne.
ANNIBAL m French
French form of HANNIBAL.
ANNIK f Cornish, French
Cornish cognate and Gallicized form of ANNIG.
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.
ANTÈRE m French
French form of ANTEROS via ANTERUS.
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.
ANTINÉA f Literature, French
Create by Pierre Benoit in its novel 'L'Atlantide' (1919) for Queen Antinéa. The name is inspired by Tin Hinan, a 4th-century Tuareg queen with a legendary story... [more]
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.
AONÈNE f Norman
Diminutive of Âone.
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.