173 French names for your baby

If you are pregnant and looking for a name for your baby, you might consider choosing one in another language to give it a unique and special touch.

They say that French is the language of love, so if you are looking for a name full of this feeling, we share 173 French names for your baby.

French names for girl

  • Adelaide : of Germanic origin, it means “of noble lineage”.
  • Adrienne : French form of Adriana, it means “she who comes from the sea”.
  • Agathe : in Spanish Ágata, means “good, virtuous, kind.”
  • Agnès : in Spanish Ines, means “caste”.
  • Aimée : means “beloved”.
  • Alizée : in Spanish Alicia, variant of Adelaide.
  • Amandine : means “adorable, worthy of love”.
  • Amélie : French form of Amelia, means “work”.
  • Angèle : Angela in Spanish, means “sent from God.”
  • Anne : French form of Ana, means “that one with grace and compassion”. In France the name Anne followed by a hyphen is used for compound names such as Anne-Marie or Anne-Sophie.
  • Anouk : Variant of Ana.
  • Béatrice : French form of Beatrice, it means “she who makes happy”.
  • Bérénice : means “the one who bears the victory”.
  • Bernadette : means “the one who is a warrior”.
  • Blanche : means “white, fair”.
  • Brigitte : in Spanish Brígida, means “powerful, strong”.
  • Camille : French form of Camila, means “noble”.
  • Carole : French feminine form of Carlos, means “manly”.
  • Cécile : French form of Cecilia, it means “who is nearsighted, blind”.
  • Céline : means “heaven, divine”.
  • Charlotte : in Spanish Carlota, variant of Carole.
  • Chlóe : means “green bud”. Variant in French: Clóe .
  • Clarice : in Spanish Clara, it means “bright, clear.”
  • Clémence : means “clemency”. Variant in French: Clémentine .
  • Coraline : means “coral”.
  • Colette : means “victory of the people”.
  • Delphine : means “dolphin”.
  • Dominique : unisex name, means “of the Lord”.
  • Edith : means “one who fights for wealth”.
  • Eléonore : in Spanish Leonor, means “who has honor”.
  • Elise : French diminutive of Elizabeth, means “God is my oath” or “dedicated to God”. Variant in French: Lise.
  • Elodie : in Spanish Elodia, means “wealth of others”.
  • Estée : means “star”.
  • Estelle : variant of Estée.
  • Florence : means “prosperous, flourishing”.
  • Gabrielle : Gabriela in Spanish, means “devoted to God.”
  • Geneviève : means “she who is white like the foam of the sea”.
  • Georgette : means “farmer, who works the land”.
  • Géraldine : means “strong”.
  • Gisèle : means “promise”.
  • Hélène : in Spanish Elena, means “that one that burns or shines”.
  • Ingrid : means “beautiful”.
  • Irina : means “peace”.
  • Isabelle : in Spanish Isabel, it means “God is my oath” or “dedicated to God”.
  • Jacqueline : means “to impersonate.”
  • Joanne : French feminine variant of Juan, means “God is merciful”.
  • Jolie : means “pretty”.
  • Jósephine : French feminine form of José.
  • Julie : in Spanish Julia, it means “descendant of Jupiter”.
  • Juliette : in Spanish Julieta, variant of Julie.
  • Justine : means “fair, reasonable”.
  • Laetitia : means “joy, happiness”.
  • Léa : means “strong, brave”.
  • Léonore : variant of Eléonore.
  • Lorette : in Spanish Laura, it means “laurel”.
  • Louisa : in Spanish Luisa, feminine form of Luis, means “warrior”. Other variants in French: Louise, Louisette .
  • Lucie : in Spanish Lucía, means “light”. Variant in French: Lucile .
  • Lydie : of Greek origin, it means “of Lydia”.
  • Lys : means “lily”.
  • Madeleine : French diminutive form of Magdalena, means “bitter”. Other variants in French: Magalie, Magdalene.
  • Margaux : from the Latin Margarita, it means “pearl”. Other variants in French: Margarette, Marguerite, Marjorie .
  • Marie : means “eminence, exalted”. Other variants in French: Marion, Maureen .
  • Mathilde : means “strength in battle”. Variant in French: Maude .
  • Maxine : means “the greatest”.
  • Mélanie : means “black, dark”.
  • Mélissandre : of Germanic origin, it means “strength, determination”.
  • Mélodie : means “melody”.
  • Mine : means “fish”.
  • Nadine : means “hope”.
  • Noelle : feminine form of Noel, means “Christmas”.
  • Odette : means “wealth”.
  • Ophélie : In Spanish Ofelia, it means “help”.
  • Paulette : means “little”.
  • Pauline : diminutive of Paula, means “humble”.
  • Renée : French feminine form of René, means “born again, risen”.
  • Rosalie : French variant of Rosa, it means “she who is beautiful like a rose.” Other variant in French: Rose, Roseline, Roselyne.
  • Roxanne : means “bright, dawn”.
  • Sandrine : in Spanish Sandra, short form of Alessandra, means “defender of humanity”.
  • Séléne : of Greek origin, it means “moon”.
  • Simone : French feminine form of Simon, means “God has heard”.
  • Solange : means “religious, solemnity”.
  • Suzette : Susana in Spanish, means “lily”.
  • Sylvie : means “wood, forest”.
  • Tabatha : of Aramaic origin, it means “gazelle”.
  • Thérèse : means “she who is an expert in the house”. Variant in French: Tessa .
  • Valérie : means “to be strong”.
  • Véronique : means “true image”.
  • Viviane : means “alive”. A variant of this name is Vivien.
  • Violette : means “that which is violet in color”.
  • Zoé : of Greek origin, it means “life”.

French names for boy

  • Adrien : in Spanish Adrián, means “the one who comes from the sea”.
  • Albert : French form of Alberto, it means “one who shines for his nobility”.
  • Alexandre : means “defender of men”.
  • Alphonse : in Spanish Alfonso, it means “warrior prepared for combat”.
  • André : in Spanish Andrés, it means “virile man”.
  • Armand : means “strong and courageous man”.
  • Auguste : French variant of Augustus, it means “one who has been consecrated by the augurs.”
  • Bastian : short form of Sebastián, it means “venerable”.
  • Bernard : means “fearless and bearlike warrior”.
  • Bruno : means “brown”.
  • Casper : means “treasurer”.
  • Charles : means “man”.
  • Christophe : in Spanish Cristóbal, it means “the one who supports Christ”.
  • Claude : in Spanish Claudio, means “that walks with difficulty”.
  • Damien : means “that tames”.
  • Dominique : unisex name, means “of the Lord”.
  • Edmond : means “rich protector”.
  • Edouard : in Spanish Eduardo, it means “guardian of wealth”.
  • Elliot : means “God in the heights”.
  • Émile : in Spanish Emilio, means “rival”.
  • Emmanuel : means “God is with us”.
  • Étienne : French form of Esteban, means “crown”.
  • Eugene : means “well born”.
  • Fabien : in Spanish Fabián, means “bean, grain of wheat”.
  • Fabrice : means “craftsman”.
  • Felix : means “lucky, successful”.
  • Fernand : in Spanish Fernando, it means “one who is daring, daring and willful”.
  • Francis : in Spanish Francisco, it means “French”.
  • François : variant of Francis.
  • Frédéric : means “the one who imposes peace”.
  • Gaspard : in Spanish Gaspar, means “the one who guards the goods of God”.
  • Gaston : means “foreigner”.
  • Gautier : means “ruler of the army”.
  • Gérard : means “brave guardian”.
  • Grégoire : in Spanish Gregorio, of Greek origin, means “the one who is awake, vigilant, alert”.
  • Guillaume : means “one who is a determined protector”.
  • Gustave : means “staff of the Goths”.
  • Henri : in Spanish Enrique, it means “the one who is the head of the household.”
  • Honoré : means “honor”.
  • Hugo : means “heart, mind and spirit”. Variant in French: Ugo.
  • Jacques : means “one who follows God.”
  • Jean : in Spanish Juan, it means “God is merciful”. In France the name Jean together with a hyphen is used for compound names such as Jean-Claude, Jean-Louis, Jean-Luc, Jean-Michel or Jean-Paul.
  • Jérémie : means “God has risen”.
  • Jules : means “descendant of Jupiter”. Variant in French: Julien.
  • Laurent : in Spanish Lorenzo, it means “awarded or laureate”.
  • Léon : means “lion”. Variant in French: Lionel .
  • Léopold : means “people”.
  • Louis : in Spanish Luis, means “warrior”.
  • Luc : means “light”. Variant in French: Lucien .
  • Marc : in Spanish Marcos, means “manly, masculine”.
  • Marcel : in Spanish Marcelo, derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.
  • Marius : means “man”.
  • Mathias : means “gift of God”. Other variants in French: Mathieu, Mathis, Matthieu .
  • Maxime : in Spanish Máximo, means “the greatest”. Variant in French: Maximilien
  • Michel : in Spanish Miguel, it means “one who is like God”.
  • Nicolas : means “victory of the people”.
  • Normand : means “man of the north”.
  • Octave : means “the eighth”.
  • Olivier : means “the olive tree”.
  • Pascal : in Spanish Pascual, means “relative to Easter”.
  • Patrice : means “noble”.
  • Paul : means “small, humble”.
  • Philippe : in Spanish Felipe, means “friend of the horses”.
  • Pierre : in Spanish Pedro, means “stone, rock”.
  • Raphael : of Hebrew origin, it means “God has healed”.
  • Rémy : derived from the Latin Remigius, means “rower”.
  • Renaud : means “strong decision”.
  • Robin : short for Robert, it means “brilliant fame”.
  • Rodolphe : means “the famous wolf”.
  • Romain : means “Roman”.
  • Sébastien : Variant of Bastian.
  • Simon : means “has heard”.
  • Stéphane : means “crown”.
  • Théodore : means “gift of God”. Other variants in French: Téo, Théo .
  • Timothée : French form of Timothy, it means “God who honors”.
  • Tristan : diminutive of Drust in old French, means “tumult”.
  • Victor : means “winner”.
  • Vincent : of Latin origin, it means “to conquer”.
  • Walter : of Germanic origin, it means “ruler of the army”.
  • Wilfried : means “wishing for peace”.
  • Yannick : diminutive of Yann, Breton form of Juan. It means “God is merciful.”
  • Yvan : French variant of Juan.
  • Yves : means “yew”.

With these ideas you can say: welcome baby!

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