French (Belgian) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of French names used more often in French-speaking southern Belgium. See also about French Names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abigaël f Dutch, Flemish, French, French (Belgian)
Dutch form of Abigail and French variant of Abigaïl.
Aimery m French, French (Belgian), Norman, Anglo-Norman
Variant of Aimeric. The Normans introduced this name to England.
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]
Amicie f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French cognate of Amice (compare Amicia).
Ancolie f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Derived from French ancolie "columbine (of genus Aquilegia)".
Angelin m French, French (Belgian, Rare), Romanian
French and Romanian form of Angelinus.
Anicet m French, French (Belgian), Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon, Polish, Croatian (Rare)
French. Languedocian, Provençal, Gascon, Croatian and Polish form of Anicetus.
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]
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-).
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]
Arnould m French, French (Belgian), Flemish
Northern and Eastern French variant of Arnaud.
Audeline f French, French (Belgian)
French diminutive of Aude.
Audry m French, French (Belgian)
French form of Aldric via Audric.
Aymar m French, French (Belgian)
French form of a Germanic name which was composed of the elements heim "home" (see Haimo) and meri "famous".
Aymard m French, French (Belgian)
French form of a Germanic name which was composed of the elements heim "home" and hard "brave, hardy".
Baudry m Medieval French, French (Belgian)
Variant form of Baldéric via the form Baudric.
Bernarde f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Feminine form of Bernard. Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was the birth name of Saint Bernadette.
Bluette f French (Swiss, Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), French (Archaic)
Derived from French bluet, a variant of bleuet, "cornflower".
Cyrine f French, French (Belgian)
Rare French feminine form of Cyrus.
Donatille f French (Belgian, Rare), French (African)
French form of Donatilla. The name basically fell out of use in France in the early years of the 20th century, but it is still in use in the French-speaking regions in Africa.
Douce f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Judeo-French
Derived from French douce, the feminine form of the adjective doux "sweet; soft; mild, gentle" (ultimately from Latin dulcis "sweet" via Old French dous "soft; tender"), this name is a cognate of Dulcie.
Douceline f Medieval French, French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Feminine form of Doucelin. This name was borne by Douceline of Digne, a 13th-century Provençal mystic and Roman Catholic saint.
Eléa f French (Belgian, Modern), French (Modern)
French variant and Belgian-French form of Éléa.
Émeraude f French (Modern), French (Belgian, Modern, Rare)
Derived from French émeraude "emerald".
Emiline f Danish (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Danish and Flemish form of Emilina and French variant of Émiline.
Ephraïm m Dutch, Flemish, French (Belgian), Judeo-French
Dutch form of Ephraim and French variant of Éphraïm.
Érard m French (Belgian, Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of Erhard as well as a short form of Évrard. A known bearer of this name was Érard de La Marck (1472-1538), a French-born Belgian prince-bishop of Liège.
Espérance f French, French (Belgian)
French form of Sperantia. The name coincides with French espérance "hope" (ulitmately from Vulgar Latin spērantia, from Latin spērāns).
Euloge m French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Eulogius (see Eulogios).
Évaëlle f French (Modern, Rare), French (Belgian, Modern, Rare)
Contraction of Éva and names ending in -ëlle, such as Maëlle and Gaëlle.
Évangélique f French (Rare), French (African, Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), French (Belgian, 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), French (Belgian, Archaic)
French form of Evangelista. A known bearer of this name was the French clergyman and bishop Jean-Évangéliste Zaepffel (1735-1808).
Évodie f Biblical French, French (Rare), French (African), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Euodia via its latinized form Evodia.
Fanélie f French, French (Belgian, Rare)
French elaboration of Fanny, which is used as a diminutive of both Stéphanie and Françoise in French.
Fanette f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Diminutive of Fanny via the variant Fany.
Fauve f French (Modern, Rare), French (Belgian, Modern, Rare)
Derived from French fauve. As a noun, fauve means "tawny-coloured animal" and, by extension, " big cat (such as a lion or lynx); beast, wild animal (especially fierce, aggressive, or predatory)"... [more]
Félicette f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French feminine form of Félix and probably also a diminutive of Félicité.... [more]
Floriant m Medieval French, French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Literature
Variant form of Florian, which was probably influenced by the related name Florent. Alternatively, this name may have been derived from a contraction of the French adjective florissant meaning "flourishing".... [more]
Floribert m French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from Latin florens "prosperous, flourishing" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
Fursy m French (Belgian, Rare), Picard, History (Ecclesiastical)
French and Picard form of Fursey via Latinized Furseus.
Gaspardine f French (Archaic), French (African, Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Either a diminutive or an elaboration of Gasparde, which is the feminine form of Gaspard.
Gatien m French, French (Belgian), History (Ecclesiastical)
French form of the Latin name Gatianus, which is of unknown origin. Early on it has been conflated with Gratianus. This was the name of the first bishop of Tours (3rd century).
Gaudence m & f French (Archaic), French (African), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Gaudentius (for males) and Gaudentia (for females).
Gelduin m French, French (Belgian)
French form of Gildewin and variant of Gilduin.
Gentil m French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French form of Gentilis, which is also used (albeit rarely) in Belgium and the Netherlands.... [more]
Georget m French, French (Belgian)
Originally a diminutive of Georges, used as a given name in its own right.
Géralde f & m French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Feminine form and masculine variant of Gérald.
Gildas m French, French (Belgian, Rare)
Gallicized form of Breton Gweltaz via its medieval Latinization Gildasius. Gweltaz is certainly of Celtic origin, its meaning, however, has been lost to time.
Giliane f French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Feminine form of Gilian as well as a variant Gilliane.
Godefroid m Medieval French, French (Belgian)
Medieval French variant of Godefroy.
Godeleine f Walloon (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Walloon form of Godelina. The 11th-century Flemish martyr Saint Godeliva (or Godeliève) is known by this name in French.
Gontran m French, French (Belgian), Gascon, Provençal
French, Gascon and Provençal form of Guntram.
Gonzague m French, French (Belgian)
Transferred use of the surname Gonzague. The name is usually used in honour of Louis de Gonzague (1568-1591, known in English as Aloysius Gonzaga), an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus... [more]
Guillemette f French, French (Belgian)
Variant of Guillaumette. A known bearer of this name was the French noblewoman Guillemette of Neufchâtel (1260-1317).
Guillemine f French (Belgian), French (Rare)
Variant form of Guillaumine. A known bearer of this name was the French painter Marie-Guillemine Benoist (1768-1826).