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ANDRÉANNE f French (Quebec)
Probable feminine form of Andrew, though the likeness may be coincidental. Not entirely uncommon on Quebec, virtually unheard of anywhere else.... [more]
FÉLONISE f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Possibly a feminization of the French surname Félon
, which is derived from the medieval French legal term félon
"perjured", ultimately from Latin fallere
"to deceive; to cheat; to disappoint; to fail".... [more]
JOSEPHTE f French (Quebec, Archaic)
Older French feminine form of Joseph, used especially in Québec, Canada. One notable bearer was Marie-Josephte Corriveau (1733-1763), a Québécois murderess who subsequently became a popular folk heroine.
LAETARE m French (Quebec, Rare)
From the Latin word laetare
"rejoice! (imperative)". It is the name of the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent. This Sunday gets its name from the first few words (incipit) of the traditional Latin entrance (Introit) for the Mass of the day: "Laetare Jerusalem" ("Rejoice, O Jerusalem").
MITSOU f French (Quebec, Modern, Rare)
Apparently this is a Francophone spelling of a Japanese name, MITSU
which means light and/or honey. A famous bearer is French Canadian Pop singer/actress Mitsou Gélinas.
OBÉLINE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare, Archaic)
Means "spit, nail, rod, pointed pillar, horizontal line". From the Greek obelos
(ὀβελός) with the French diminutive ending of -ine
, or -ia
VESPÉRINE f French (Quebec)
Presumably a feminized form of VESPER
. It was used in 'Le Désespoir du singe' (2006-), a series of French-language graphic novels.