French (Cajun) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of French names used more often in the American state of Louisiana by Cajuns.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Armantine f French (Rare), French (Cajun, Rare), Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Rare variant of French Armandine historically found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
Azaire m French (Cajun), American (South), French (Quebec, Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare and archaic French form of Azariah.
Beausoleil m French (Cajun)
Joseph Broussard 1702-1765; also known as beausoleil. Leader of Acadian people of Nova Scotia.
Claremonde f French (Rare, Archaic), Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic), French (Cajun)
Old French form of Claremunda, which may have been derived from Latin clarus "clear, bright" and Germanic mund "protector".
Cléoma f French (Cajun, Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Cléoma Breaux Falcon (1906-1941) was a Cajun musician from Louisiana.
Daque m French (Cajun, Anglicized), American (South)
Possibly an Anglicized spelling and subsequently transferred use of the surname Daqué.
Déjanire f French (Rare), French (Cajun, Archaic), Theatre
French form of Deïaneira (or Deïanira, Dejanira). Déjanire (1911) is an opera (tragédie lyrique) in 4 acts composed by Camille Saint-Saëns to a libretto in French by Louis Gallet and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Deterville m French (Cajun), American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Deterville.
Doralise f French (Cajun), American (South), Louisiana Creole, French (Acadian)
Variant of Doralice as well as an 18th- and 19th-century elaboration of Dora using the then-popular name suffix lise.
Ezilda f Norman, French (Cajun), Louisiana Creole
Norman feminine name of unknown etymology, possibly linked to the given name Isolde.
Fanchonette f French (Cajun, Archaic)
Diminutive of Fanchon in use in the 1700s.
Febrinie f English (Rare, Archaic), French (Cajun, Rare, Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
A common Americanized misconstruction of the French given name Fébronie.
Fibrenie f English (Rare, Archaic), French (Cajun, Rare, Archaic)
Rare Americanized misconstruction of the French given name Fébronie.
Fleurdelys f French (Cajun, Rare)
Symbol of a flower bearing the same name used by the French Empire to represent the King until the French Revolution of 1789, still used in New Orleans, LA.
Frebenie f English (Rare, Archaic), French (Cajun, Rare, Archaic)
A common Americanized misconstruction of the French given name Fébronie.
Iry m French (Cajun), American
Diminutive of Ira.
Klassina f French (Cajun)
Variant of Clasina
Lézin m French (Archaic), French (Cajun), Louisiana Creole, History (Ecclesiastical)
This name was/is usually given in honor of Saint Lézin, a 6th-century bishop of Angers, France. His name is said to be derived from Latin Licinius.
Pognon m French (Cajun), African American, American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Pognon.
Soulougue m French (Cajun), African American, American (South)
Presumably a variant or misreading of the surname Soulouque.... [more]
Theotis m French (Cajun), Louisiana Creole, American (South)
Apparently created as a strictly masculine form of Théotiste.
Ti-grace f English (American, Rare), French (Cajun, Rare)
Derived from Cajun French ''petite-Grace'' meaning "little Grace". A notable bearer is American feminist Ti-Grace Atkinson (1938-).
Ti-jean m Folklore, Antillean Creole (Rare), Louisiana Creole (Rare), French (Cajun, Rare)
Derived from Cajun French ''petit-Jean'' meaning "little Jean". This is the name of a stock character in fairy tales from francophone areas in the Americas such as Quebec, Louisiana, Martinique, and Guadeloupe.
Ursin m Croatian, French, Russian, French (Cajun), American (South), German (Swiss)
Croatian, Swiss German, French and Russian form of Ursinus.