French Creole Submitted Names

French creole names are used by speakers of French-based creole languages.
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Adelice f Medieval French, Louisiana Creole, French (Modern)
Variant of Adelicia. In France, this name was revived in the 1990s.
Adilie f Louisiana Creole, Walloon (Rare)
Variant of Adèle (compare Adélie). Sainte Adèle d'Orp-le-Grand (also known as Adilie) is particularly venerated in Wallonia.
Aglaë f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Aglaia.
Aglaía f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Aglaia.
Agwé m Haitian Creole, Mythology
Haitian name meaning "spirit of the sea". In Vodou, and especially in Haiti, Agwé (also spelt Goue, Agoueh, or Agive), is a loa who rules over the sea, fish, and aquatic plants, as well as the patron loa of fishermen and sailors.
Aithel m Antillean Creole (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Eithel.
Alfonsia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Alphonsine.
Amincia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Amynthe.
Amynthe f & m French (Archaic), Louisiana Creole
French feminine and masculine form of Amyntas.
Anaïse f Louisiana Creole
Creole variant of Anaïs.
Anastagia f Haitian Creole, Italian (Archaic)
Italian variant and Haitian Creole form of Anastasia. A famous bearer of this name is Anastagia Pierre (1988-) who is a Bahamian-Haitian-American beauty queen, model, spokesperson, and television host, elected as Miss Bahamas Universe 2011.
Armantine f French (Rare), French (Cajun, Rare), Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Rare variant of French Armandine historically found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
Arsena f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish feminine form of Arsenios.
Asefi f Haitian Creole
Means "Enough Girls" in Haitian Creole. Usually given after having many daughters, in hopes the next child will be a boy.
Aselhomme m Haitian Creole
Means "Enough Men" in Haitian Creole. Usually given after having many sons, in hopes the next child will be a girl.
Asnage m Haitian Creole
A famous bearer of this name is Asnage Castelly (1978-) a Haitian-American wrestler who competed for Haiti at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Atenasia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Athenais.
Azalée f French, American, Louisiana Creole, French (Quebec)
French form of Azalea. See also Azélie; as a French given name, the form Azélie appears to be more common (in French-Canadian, Louisiana Creole French regions).... [more]
Carlata f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Charlotte.
Carmelite f Louisiana Creole
Most likely a diminuitive of Carmel, possibly influenced by Spanish Carmelita.
Castille f & m French (Rare), Louisiana Creole, English
Transferred use of the surname Castille.
Celdieu m Haitian Creole
Litelly means 'it is God, he is God'. One of the children in 2006 book 'Ad Haiti si nasce ultimi' by Alessandro Corallo.
Célésie f Louisiana Creole
Vernacular form of Céleste.
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".
Colastie f Louisiana Creole
Possibly a feminine form of Colas.
Comeaux m Louisiana Creole, French (Acadian)
Transferred use of the surname Comeaux.
Coraide f Louisiana Creole
19th-century elaboration of Cora with the then-popular feminine name suffix -ide.
Cyriaque m & f French, Louisiana Creole
French form of Cyriacus or sometimes Cyriaca, depending on the sex of the bearer.
Dagobert m Ancient Germanic, Dutch, German, History, Louisiana Creole
Means "bright day", derived from the Germanic element daga "day" combined with Old High German beraht "bright." Dagobert I was a 7th-century Merovingian king of Austrasia, the Franks, Neustria and Burgundy.
Dayana f Spanish (Latin American), Haitian Creole
Probably an Hispanic variant of Diana, reflecting the English pronunciation, though it coincides with a botanical name belonging to more than one South American orchid, which derives from the surname of English botanist John Day (1824-88)... [more]
Debrun m Louisiana Creole
Meaning, "of brown."
Desdouleurs f Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from French des douleurs, meaning "the sorrows" and used as the Louisiana Creole equivalent of Dolores.
Destin m American (Modern, Rare), Haitian Creole (Rare), African
Likely from the French destin "destiny, fate, fortune".
Dieufely f Haitian Creole
Means "God Made Her" in Haitian Creole
Dieuson m Haitian Creole
A name originating from Haiti
Djimy m Haitian Creole (Rare)
Haitian variant of Jimmy.
Domitilda f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Domitilde.
Donatilia f Louisiana Creole, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Louisiana Spanish form of Donatilla as well as a Brazilian Portuguese elaborated form.
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.
Dorestin m Haitian Creole
One of the children in 2006 book 'Ad Haiti si nasce ultimi' by Alessandro Corallo.
Dorsille f Louisiana Creole
Possibly a Creole variant of French Drusille.
Duplessis m Louisiana Creole
Transferred use of the surname Duplessis.
Eclaire f Louisiana Creole (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Either an elaboration of Claire or a borrowing of French éclairé "illuminated".
Edesie f Louisiana Creole
French form of Edusa via the variant Edesia.
Eithel m Antillean Creole (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Also compare the similar-looking name Eitel.
Éliska f Louisiana Creole
Diminutive of Élisabeth, possibly influenced by Eliška.
Émelia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole cognate of Emelia and Emelie (via Emélie).
Émelise f Louisiana Creole
18th and 19th-century elaboration of Émelia and Émelie with the then-popular feminine name suffix -lise.
Emerancia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Emeranthe.
Emetilda f Louisiana Creole
Creole variant of Matilda. Compare Acadian Métilde.
Émma f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Emma.
Émmanuelle f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Emmanuelle.
Émmeline f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Emmeline.
Enock m African, Haitian Creole, Brazilian, Papuan
Possibly a variant of Enoch.
Épiphanie f French, Louisiana Creole
Variation of Epiphany or French feminine form of Epiphanios. It coincides with French épiphanie meaning "realisation, epiphany" and the French form of the Western Christian holiday known as Epiphany in Anglophone countries.
Érita f Louisiana Creole
Variant of Rita using the prefix e- (compare Emelita and Émétilde).
Estè f Haitian Creole (Rare)
Haitian Creole form of Esther.
Etienna f Louisiana Creole (Rare, ?)
Possibly an Louisiana Creole feminine form of the French masculine Étienne.
Eucarista f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Euchariste.
Eudolie f Louisiana Creole
Likely a Creole variant of Odelia or a feminine form of Eudes via its older form Eudo and the feminine variant Eudeline.
Eufamia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Euphemia.
Eutropie f Louisiana Creole
Feminine form of Eutrope.
Ezora f Louisiana Creole
Possibly a variant of Isora.
Fanchon f French, Louisiana Creole
Diminutive of Françoise. Borne by two mistresses of Louis, the Great Dauphin: Françoise 'Fanchon' Pitel (1662–1721), actress; and Françoise 'Fanchon' Moreau (1668-after 1743), operatic soprano... [more]
Firline f Haitian Creole (Rare)
Meaning: "Daughter of the deliverer"... [more]
Fitzgerald m English (American, Rare), Haitian Creole
Transferred use of the surname Fitzgerald. This was the middle name of President John F. Kennedy.
Flè f Haitian Creole
From flè meaning "flower" and is a Haitian Creole form of Fleur.
Florestine f French (Rare), Louisiana Creole
French feminine form of Florestan. This was borne by Princess Florestine of Monaco (1833-1897), daughter of the Monegasque prince Florestan I.
Florida f Late Roman, Albanian, Italian (Rare), English (American), Spanish (Latin American), Louisiana Creole
Feminine form of Floridus. This is also the name of a state in the United States of America, which was originally named La Florida by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León (1474-1521)... [more]
Foret m Louisiana Creole
Transferred use of the surname Foret.
Gabard m French (Caribbean, Rare), Haitian Creole
Possibly derived from the French surname of Gabard, the origin of which is not quite certain. It could be a patronymic surname that is derived from the Germanic given name Gebhard, but it could also be a descriptive surname derived from Occitan gabar meaning "to joke, to jest, to mock".... [more]
Garcelle f French Creole (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Probably a combination of any given name that starts with a G- with Marcelle. Alternatively, it could be a metathesis of some sort of Gracielle, which is the French equivalent of Graciela and Graziella.... [more]
Gaudet m Louisiana Creole
French, from the Germanic personal name Waldo (from waldan ‘to govern’).
Gerardson m Haitian Creole
Variant of Gerard, influenced by the spelling of Jackson, Nelson, Wilson and other names ending in -son.
Grâcianne f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Graciana.
Guerdy m & f Haitian Creole
French phonetic spelling of Gerdi.... [more]
Guerlande f French Creole
The name Guerlande is a French name of unknown meaning. It is often used in Haiti for girls.
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]
Guilliot m Louisiana Creole
Transferred use of the surname Guilliot.
Helmina f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Hermine.
Hidropia f Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Louisiana Spanish form of Eutropie via its corrupted form Hydrope.
Idéa f Louisiana Creole
Likely an elaboration of French Ide and Ida.
Idolia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Eudolie.
Izarak m Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole form of Isaac.
Izora f English, Louisiana Creole
Possibly a variant form of Isora.
Jenniflore f Haitian Creole
Probably a combination of the names Jenny or Jennifer and Flora.
Jésula f Haitian Creole
Means "Jesus is Here" in Haitian Creole
Jocelerme m Haitian Creole
Maybe a blend of José and Guilherme.
Josana f Louisiana Creole
Variant of Josanna, used as a Louisiana Spanish form of Josette.
Jouargi m French Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seselwa
Means "son of the stars" in Seselwa, a French-Creole language spoken in Seychelles.
Joui'gri f French Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seselwa
Means "daughter of the stars" in Seselwa, a French-Creole language spoken in Seychelles.
Jovenel m Haitian Creole
Probably a Haitian form of Juvenal.
Jyotee f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese (Rare), Odia (Rare), Nepali (Rare), Mauritian Creole
Variant transcription of ज्योति (see Jyoti). This name is also used in Mauritius.
Kettly f Haitian Creole
Of unknown meaning.... [more]
Lamercie f French Creole
A French Creole name.
Lebrun m Louisiana Creole
Meaning, "the brown."
Léger m French, Haitian Creole
French form of Leudagar. Saint Léger, Bishop of Autun was a 7th-century Frankish martyr.
Léoncia f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Leontia.
Leopaulina f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Leopauline.
Lestan m French (Rare, Archaic), Louisiana Creole (Rare)
Shortened form of a Norman personal name, either Leodstan or Leofstan. The involved name elements are LEOD "people", LEOF "love", and STAN "stone".
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]
Lodoïska f Theatre, French (Rare), Louisiana Creole, French (Quebec, Archaic)
Lodoïska is a French opéra comique (1791) by Luigi Cherubini. It was inspired by an episode from Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai’s novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas and is considered one of the first Romantic operas... [more]
Lodoiska f Theatre, Louisiana Creole
Borne by the titular character of Simon Mayr's opera La Lodoiska (1796). The name itself is a variant of Lodoïska.
Louisiana f Louisiana Creole (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from the name of the state which was based on the French masculine name Louis.
Louisianaise f Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic)
Taken from French louisianaise "female Louisianian".
Luisiana f Louisiana Creole (Rare)
Taken from Luisiana, the Spanish word for the state of Louisiana and used as a Louisiana Spanish form of Louisianaise.
Mackensia f Haitian Creole, English (Modern)
Elaboration of Mackenzie with the suffix -ia.
Maffi f Haitian Creole
From the french phrase "mon filles" meaning "my girl".
Magdeleine f Louisiana Creole, French (Acadian)
Creole variant of Madeleine, influenced by Magdalena.
Manón f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Spanish form of Manon.
Manouchka f Haitian Creole, French (African, Rare), French (Rare)
French form of Manushka. (Cf. Manouschka, Manoushka.) A known bearer is Gabonese filmmaker Manouchka Kelly Labouba.
Marcéline f Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Marceline.
Marcélite f Louisiana Creole
Likely a diminutive of Marcelle and/or a Creole variant of Marcellette.
Marilene f Portuguese (Brazilian), Haitian Creole, Filipino
Likely a variant of Marilyn or possibly a combination of Maria and a name ending in -lene such as Arlene... [more]
Matheline f French (Rare), Caribbean (Rare), Haitian Creole
Traditionally found in the Poitou-Charentes region of France, this name is of debated origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation of Mathilde and a feminine form of the archaic masculine name Mathelin (which itself survives only as a surname today)... [more]
Mélisœur f Louisiana Creole (Rare)
Variant of Mélissaire influenced by French sœur "sister".
Mélitte f Louisiana Creole
Most likely a Creole form of Melitta, this was also used as a diminutive and pet form of Émelia, Émelise and similar names.
Mérisselet m Haitian Creole
One of the children in 2006 book 'Ad Haiti si nasce ultimi' by Alessandro Corallo.
Meritane f Haitian Creole
Of unknown meaning
Merline f English, Haitian Creole
Variant of Merlene. In some cases it may be a feminine form of Merlin.
Mésidye f Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole form of "Merci Dieu", meaning "Thanks Be to God"