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.
Bellelune f French (Cajun)
Variant of the Moon of BEAUSOLEILy.
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.
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.
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.
Gognon m & f French (Cajun), African American, American (South)
Transferred use of the surname Gognon.
Guidry m French (Cajun), Louisiana Creole
Transferred use of the surname Guidry. From a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in Louisiana, USA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.... [more]
Iry m French (Cajun), American
Diminutive of Ira.
Jazznae f French (Cajun, Rare), American (Rare)
Means "Beautiful Queen of all Goddesses and the wife of The God of Consciousness" In creole mythology/Folklore Jazznae was the wife of The God of Consciousness and from their love the universe was born from her womb... [more]
Klassina f French (Cajun)
Variant of Clasina
Lézin m French (Archaic), French (Cajun), American (South), Louisiana Creole, History
This name was/is usually given in honor of Saint Lézin, a 6th-century bishop of Angers, France.... [more]
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.
Yanquy f French (Cajun), Spanish
Venezuelan latinization of Yankee.