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French Names Posted by on Mar 5, 2009 in Culture

Tonight, I’m thinking about French names.  Why?  Well, one of my best childhood friends is pregnant.  She told me today.  And her name is Anne, which is apparently the French spelling for the standard English name ‘Ann’.  So, I was thinking that she could give her daughter or son a French name.  According to the United States Social Security Administration, Emma was the 3rd most popular girl name in 2007.  Well, that is a French name.  So, I began thinking…what are some other popular French names…Here’s a list of French names I like:

For girls:
Adèle
Adrienne
Alice
Amélie
Anaïs
Audrey
Aurélie
Aurore
Caroline
Catherine
Chantal
Charlotte
Christiane
Claire
Danielle
Élisabeth
Élodie
Émilie
Henriette
Isabelle
Jacqueline
Julie
Laetitia
Lucie
Madeleine
Marianne
Marie
Marine
Michèle
Monique
Nathalie
Noëlle
Océane
Pauline
Sophie
Stéphanie
Véronique
Virginie
Zoé 
For boys:
Alain
Alexandre
André
Antoine
Benjamin
Benoït
Christian
Christophe
Daniel
David
Dominique
Édouard
Emmanuel
Étienne
Franck
Frédéric
Gabriel
Guillaume
Hugues
Jacques
Jean
Jérôme
Joseph
Laurent
Louis
Luc
Lucas
Marc
Martin
Matthieu
Michel
Nicolas
Noël
Olivier
Philippe
Sébastien
Thibaut
Vincent
Xavier

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Comments:

  1. Baron:

    I would add one girl’s name to the list. Élise.
    By far my favorite French name EVER!!

  2. April:

    J’adore “Mylene” and “Josephine” as well as “Genevieve.”

  3. Kyle:

    You missed some
    male names: Jules, Yvan, Gaetan, Florent, Romain, Raphael
    femail names: Colette, Gaëlle, Pomme, Frederique, Beatrice, Myriam

  4. Myriam:

    Myriam should be on the list.

  5. Anna Villa:

  6. Fermin:

    You missed Fermine (male).

  7. Chanda:

    Thanks for adding your name! I’ve never actually seen Fermine with an ‘e’ .