French Submitted Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
gender
usage
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abdon m Biblical Hebrew, Hungarian, Catalan (Rare), French
Means "servant" in Hebrew. This is the name of four characters in the Old Testament including one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
Abdonie f French
Feminine form of Abdon.
Abéline f French (Rare)
French cognate of Abelina.
Abelle f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Abel.
Abigaël f Dutch, Flemish, French, French (Belgian)
Dutch form of Abigail and French variant of Abigaïl.
Abréhan m Norman
Cotentinais Norman form of Abraham.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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".
Agate f Latvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish, French (Rare), Picard, Basque
French variant and Nordic, Picard, Basque and Latvian form of Agathe. In French and Basque, the name coincides with the word for the gemstone.
Agnèss f Norman
Cotentinais Norman form of Agnes.
Aïda f French
In former times, this name was a diminutive of Adélaïde. Nowadays, however, it is usually used as the Gallicized form of Aida.
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.
Aimable f & m French (Archaic)
French form of Amabilis.
Aimablle m Norman
Norman form of Amabilis.
Aimeric m French, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
French, Languedocian, Provençal and Gascon form of Emmerich.
Aimery m French, French (Belgian), Norman, Anglo-Norman
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 (Rare), French
Basque and French feminine form of Albanus (see Alban).
Albanie f French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Alban.
Albéric m French
French form of Alberich. 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.
Alceste f & m French, Italian
French and Italian masculine and feminine form of Alcestis.
Alcidie f French
Feminine form of Alcide.
Alde m French (Archaic)
French form of Aldo.
Aldégonda f French (Quebec, Rare)
French Canadian form of Aldegonda.
Aldégonde f French (Quebec)
Québécois form of Aldegonde and variant of Aldégonda.
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]
Alexien m French
French form of Alexian.
Alexin m French (Rare, Archaic)
French form of Alexinus. The name seems to have all but disappeared after 1960.
Alfrède f French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Alfred.
Alfrédine f French (Archaic)
French feminine form of Alfred.
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.
Alisse f Picard
Picard form of Alice.
Alixia f Medieval French, French (Rare)
Recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland. It might be a Latinization 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]
Almaïde f Norman
Norman feminine name of unknown etymology.
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.
Alozia f French (Quebec), Louisiana Creole
Creole form and Québécois variant of Aloysia.
Altinaï f French (Rare)
Variant transcription of Altinai.... [more]
Alype m French
French form of Alypius or Alypus.
Alzina f French (Rare, Archaic)
From the Catalan word alzina, meaning "holm oak".
Amabile m & f Italian (Rare), French (Rare), French (Belgian, 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]
Amance f & m French (Rare)
French feminine and masculine form of Amantius.
Amans m French, Occitan
French variant of Amance and Occitan form of Amantius.
Amantine f French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Amant. This was the name of a French novelist, Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who wrote under the pseudonym George Sand.
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.
Amelle f Arabic (Maghrebi, Gallicized), French
Gallicized feminine form of Amel, ultimately from the Arabic Amal.
Amicie f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French cognate of Amice (compare Amicia).
Ammien m French
French form of Ammianus.
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) and Ammien.
Amynthe f & m French (Archaic), Louisiana Creole
French feminine and masculine form of Amyntas.
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.
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.
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.
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), French (Belgian, Rare)
Derived from French ancolie "columbine (of genus Aquilegia)".
Andrâ m Norman
Norman form of Andrew.
Andréanne f French (Quebec)
Combination of Andrée and Anne
Andry m French (Archaic)
French form of Andric.
Angelie f French (Rare), French (Caribbean, Rare)
French form of the mythological name Angelia.
Angelin m French, French (Belgian, Rare), Romanian
French and Romanian form of Angelinus.
Angélina f French (Rare)
French variant of Angelina.
Angnès f Picard
Picard form of Agnès.
Anicet m French, French (Belgian), Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon, Polish, Croatian (Rare)
French. Languedocian, Provençal, Gascon, Croatian and Polish form of Anicetus.
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.
Annecy f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), French (African, Rare), English (Rare)
Adoption of the name of the city of Annecy, the prefecture and largest city of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Geneva, Switzerland and is generally nicknamed the "Pearl of French Alps"... [more]
Anneline f Afrikaans, Dutch, Dutch (Antillean), 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 (Rare)
French form of Hannibal.
Annik f Cornish, French
Cornish cognate and Gallicized form of Annig.
Anténor m French, Slovak
French form of Antenor.
Anthème m French
Variant form of Anthime.
Anthime m French, French (Belgian)
French form of Anthimos via Anthimus.
Anthoine m French (Modern, Rare), French (Belgian, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Antoine. This name is borne by 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]
Antioche m & f French (Archaic), Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
French form of Antiochus (masculine), as well as an ancient Greek feminine form of Antiochos (note, the usual feminine form was Antiochis)... [more]
Antoéne m Picard
Picard form of Antoine.
Antouène m Norman
Cotentinais Norman form of Antoine.
Âone f Norman
Norman form of Anna.
Aonène f Norman
Diminutive of Âone.
Apolinne f Picard
Picard form of Apolline.
Apollonie f French
French form of Apollonia.
Apsandre m French
French form of Apsander.
Arcade m & f French (Rare), French (African), Arthurian Romance
French masculine and feminine form of Arcadius.... [more]
Arcadie f French (Archaic)
French form of Arcadia. It was borne by Arcadie Claret (1826-1897), a mistress of King Leopold I of Belgium.
Arcangèle m French
French cognitive of Arcangelo and variant of Archange.
Arduin m English, French
English and French form of Hardwin via its latinized form Arduinus. Also see Arduino.... [more]
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".
Aricie f Greek Mythology (Gallicized), Theatre, French (Rare)
French form of Aricia used by Jean Racine in his play 'Phèdre' (1677).
Aristéa f French, Theatre
Feminine form of Aristaeus. This is the name of a character in Vivaldi's opera L'Olimpiade (1734).
Aristippe m French
French form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
Arletty f French (Modern, Rare)
Most likely an adoption of the stage name of Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat (15 May 1898 – 23 July 1992), known professionally as Arletty. Arletty was a French actress, singer, and fashion model... [more]
Armance f French (Rare), French (Belgian, 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]
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 (Gallicized), French
Semi-Gallicized variant of Armela and French feminine form of Armel.
Arnauld m French
Variant of Arnaud.
Arnault m French
Variant of Arnauld.
Arnould m French, French (Belgian), Flemish
Northern and Eastern French variant of Arnaud.
Arsende f Gascon (Archaic), Picard (Archaic)
Gascon and Picard form of Arsendis.