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ABSALON m Danish (Rare), Faroese, Norwegian (Rare), Polish, Gascon, French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Polish, French, Gascon, Danish, Faroese and Norwegian form of ABSALOM
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
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".
ALBÉRIC m French
French form of ALBERIC
. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
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
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.
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
ALOÏSE f French
Feminine form of ALOÏS
. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
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
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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-).
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