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A list of French names and their meanings. :3


Submitted:Oct 11, 2012    Reads: 1,586    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Aadi - Beginning

Abelard - Brave Abel

Abrielle - God is my Strength

Acadia - Idyllic Place

Aceline - Noble at Birth

Adelie - Noble

Afrodille - Daffodil

Aimee - Beloved Friend

Aimon - House, Home

Alain - Little Rock

Alaina - Feminine form of Alain

Alexandre - Defender of the People

Allete - Winged

Alezae - Gentle Trade Wind

Aliane - Noble and Gracious

Alodie - Wealthy

Alphonse - Noble and Ready

Alsatia - from the Alsace-Loraine Area

Amarine - Aquamarine

Ambre - amber

Ambroise - Immortal

Amelie - Hardworking

Ameline - Hardworking

Ames - Friend

Ami - Second; Asia; Beautiful

Amie - Friend

Anais - Gracious, merciful

Anatole - From Anatolia

Ancelin - Little God

Andre - manly

Angelie - messenger of God

Angeline - Messenger

Angelique - Messenger of God

Anette - Gracious, Merciful

Annick - Gracious, Merciful

Ansel - A God

Antoine - Form of Antony

Antoinette - Feminine form of Antoine

Anton - unknown

Apolline - of the God Apollo

Aramis - French Place Name

Ariane - Very Holy

Arianne - Very Holy

Arkansas - People Downstream

Arlette - Lion of God

Arline - Eagle

Armelle - Princess

Astin - Starlike

Augustin - Great

Aurorette - from Aurora

Avent - born during Advent

Avril - the Month of April

Bardot - French surname

Beatrice - bringer of Joy

Belle - Beauty

Benoite - Blessed

Bernadine - Form of Bernard

Bertille - Bright

Blaise - Limping

Armand - Army man

Arnaud - Eagle Power

Auberta - Noble and Bright

Aure - Soft Air, Breeze

Austine - Great

Avian - Bird-like

Axelle - My father is Peace

Bastien - Venerable, Revered

Beau - Beautiful, Handsome

Benard - Brave Bear

Bern - Brave

Bernard - Bold as a Bear

Bernie - Bold as a Bear

Bibiane - Alive

Blanche - White

Armande - Army Man

Artois - from Artois, Netherlands

Aubin - White, Bright

Aurelie - Golden

Aveline - Form of Evelyn

Avignon - from Avignon, France

Babette - My God is my Oath

Bayard - With Red-Brown Hair

Bebe - Baby

Benoit - Blessed

Bernadette - Brave as a Bear

Berne - Bold as a Bear

Berny - Bold as a Bear

Bijou - Jewel

Bouvier - Cowshed Worker

Brie - From Brie region of France

Brigitte - Exalted, Lofty

Candide - White

Cascade - To fall, Waterfall

Cayenne - Hot Spice

Celine - Heaven

Chanel - Canal

Chantelle - Singer

Charlette - Free Man

Charnell - Burial Place

Cheree - Dear One

Cherise - Dear One

Chimere - Dream

Claire - Illustrious

Claudine - Lame

Brielle - God is My Strength

Burke - From the Fortress

Caprice - Impulsive, Whimsical

Caton - Dimunitive form of Catherine

Cecile - Blind of Self Beauty

Cerise - Cherry

Chantal - From a French Place name

Chanton - We Sing

Charlize - Feminine form of Charles

Chelle - dimunitive form of Michelle

Cheri - Dear

Cheryl - Beloved

Christiane - Christ Bearer

Claral - Clear, Bright

Clemance - Mercy

Brigette - Exalted, Lofty

Camille - Perfect

Capucine - Hood

Cavalier - Knight, Horseman

Cele - short form of Cecile

Chamonix - from Chamonix, France

Chantel - French Place Name

Charisse - Grace, Beauty, Kindness

Charlot - feminine form of Charles

Cher - Dear One

Cherie - Dear

Chevis - Chub Fish

Ciel - From Heaven, Heavenly

Claudette - Lame

Clemence - Mercy

Clothilde - Loud Battle

Colette - Victory of the People

Corbeau - Crow, Raven

Cosette - Victorious People

Cybille - Soothsayer

Dashiell - Page Boy

Delaine - from Laine

Denis - Devotee of Dionysos

Desiree - Desired

Didina - Desired, Beloved

Dixie - from the South in the U.S.

Dubois - Woodcutter

Edouard - Wealthy Guardian

Elise - God is my Oath

Eloise - form of the name Louise

Clovis - Famous Warrior

Coligny - from Coligny, France

Corina - Maiden

Coty - Small slope, Hillside

D'Artagnan - person from Artagnan, France

Davignon - from Avignon, France

Delphine - Woman from Delphi

Denise - Devotee of Dionysos

Diane - Divine

Dionne - Divine

Dominique - of God

Durand - Strong, Enduring

Eleanor - Unknown

Elle - Short form of names beginning with El

Elroy - the King

Coeur - Heart

Coralie - Little Maiden

Corinne - Maiden

Coyne - Modest

Danniell - God is my Judge

Dax - Leader

Demi - Half, Small

Deodat - Given by God

Didier - Desire

Dior - Present

Dorielle - Small Gift

Duval - from the Valley

Elie - the Lord is my God

Elodie - Wealthy, Riches

Emele - Industrious, Admiring

Emerence - Worthy of Merit

Emile - To Strive or Excel or Rival

Emilie - To Strive or Excel or Rival

Esme - Loved

Esmerie - Emerald

Estee - Star

Estienne - Crown

Etienne - Crown

Etoile - Star

Eugnie - Well Born

Fabienne - Bean Grower

Fabrice - Smith

Fanchon - Free, Whimsical

Faustine - Lucky

Fauve - Wild and Uninhibited

Fay - Fairy or Elf

Faye - Fairy or Elf

Fifi - Diminutive form of Josephine

Fini - Diminutive form of Josephine

Fleming - From Flanders

Fleur - Flower

Foy - Faith

Francine - Free

Francois - Free

Gabi - Diminutive form of Gabriela

Gabrielle - God is my Strength

Gaetan - From Gaeta, Italy

Gaetane - From Gaeta, Italy

Gaspard - Treasurer

Gaston - From Gascony, France

Gaubert - Bright Ruler

Gautier - Army Rule

Geneva - Juniper Berry

Genevieve - Woman of the People

Georgette - Feminine form of George

Germain - A German

Gemaine - Brother

Gervais - Spearman

Ghislaine - Pledge

Gigi - Nickname

Gilles - Form of Giles

Giselle - Pledge

Givemy - From Givemy, France

Granville - Large Village

Grenier - Grainery Keeper

Grosvenor - Great Hunter

Guiliaine - Hostage

Guillame - Strong-Willed Warrior

Gustave - Staff of the Goths

Gwenael - Blessed and Generous

Gwenaelle - Blessed and Generous

Harlequin - Mute Pantomime Clown

Harvey - Battle Warrior

Helene - Form of Helen

Heloise - Famous Warrior

Henri - Ruler of the Home

Henriette - Ruler of the Home

Hercule - Glory of Hera

Herve - Army Warrior

Hilaire - Cheerful

Hilde - Battle

Huguette - Bright in Mind and Spirit

Ingenue - Innocent, Young

Iphigenie - Form of Iphigenia

Isabeau - God is my Oath

Isabelle - God is my Oath

Ivette - Yew

Jacqueline - Supplanter

Jacquelle - Supplanter

Jacques - Supplanter

Jean Baptiste - St. John the Baptist

Jeanine - God is Gracious

Jeanne - God is Gracious

Jeannie - God is Gracious

Jermaine - From Germany

Jessamine - Jasmine Flower

Jocelin - Little Goth

Joelle - God will be Willing

Joie - Joy

Jolie - Pretty

Jordane - Feminine form of Jordan

Josephine - God will Increase

Josette - God Will Increase

Jourdain - To Flow Down

Jovianne - Happy

Juin - Born in June

Jules - Youthful, Downy

Julianne - Feminine form of Julian

Julie - Youthful, Downy

Juliette - Form of Juliet

Jumeaux - Twins

Lafayette - from the Land of the Beech Tree

Laramie - From the Leafy Grove

Lave - Lava

Legrand - The Tall or Large One

Leonie - Lioness

Lisette - God is my Oath

Loic - Famed Warrior

Lucie - Light

Lucrece - Wealth

Lydie - From Lydia in Greece

Madeleine - Woman of Magdala

Magali - Pearl

Magnolia - Flower name

Maine - Mainland

Jumelle - (Girl) Twin

Juneau - Young

Lamont - From the Mountain

Lancelot - Land

Larue - Dweller by the Road

Laurent - Crowned with Laurel

Leal - Faithful

Lebeau - Unknown

Lenore - Light

Leon - Lion

Leontine - Lion-like

Leverett - Young Hare

Lisle - Of the Island

Lizette - God is My Oath

Lorraine - from Lorraine, France

Lourdes - French Place Name

Lucien - Light

Lucille - Light

Ludovic - Famed Warrior

Lunette - Little Moon

Lynette - Pretty One

Macon - Mason

Mael - Chief, Prince

Maelie - Chief, Princess

Magalie - Pearl

Magaly - Pearl

Maika - Who is Like God?

Maille - Coin

Mallory - Ill-Omened

Mandolin - Musical Instrument

Manon - Of the Sea or Bitter

Marceline - Warlike

Margaux - Pearl

Marguerite - Pearl

Mariette - Of the Sea or Bitter

Marshall - Horse keeper

Mason - Stone worker

Matilde - Battle Might

Maxime - Greatest

Melodie - Song, Melody

Michelle - Who is Like God?

Mignon - Favorite, Darling

Miniona - Favorite, Darling

Mirage - Fantasy, Illusion

Mireya - Admirable

Marc - Warlike

Marcheline - Warlike

Margo - Pearl

Marianne - Of the Sea or Bitter

Marquette - Land Owner

Martine - Servant of Mars

Mathilde - Battle Might

Maude - Battle Might

Maxine - Greatest

Michel - Who is Like God?

Michon - Who is Like God?

Mignonette - Favorite, Darling

Minjonet - Combination of Min and Jonet

Mireille - Admirable

Mirielle - Sea Bright

Marcel - Young Warrior

Mardi - Tuesday

Margot - Pearl

Marie - Of the Sea or Bitter

Marquis - Noble Title, Landowner

Marvel - To Wonder, Admire

Mathis - Gift of God

Maurice - Dark Skinned

Melisande - Labor Strength

Micheline - Who is Like God?

Miette - Pearl / Little One

Mimi - Diminutive form of any name beginning in m

Mirabelle - Wondrous

Mirette - Admirable

Moises - Born of

Monet - To be Heard

Morty - from the Name Mortimer

Nadine - Hope

Napoleon - Person from Nadine, Italy

Nathalie - Born on Christmas Day

Nicolette - Victory of the People

Noel - Born on Christmas Day

Normandie - Land of the Northern Folk

Obert - Noble, Bright

Odette - Wealth

Olympe - Olympian

Orane - Rising

Orville - Golden City

Pascale - Easter

Pauline - Small

Monique - Advisor

Musetta - Little Muse

Naeva - Ingenue

Narcisse - Narcissus or Daffodil

Neville - New Town

Ninon - Grace

Noelle - Born on Christmas Day

Normandy - Land of the Northern Folk

Oceane - Sea

Odile - Rich, Wealth

Ondine - Wave of Water

Oriel - Gold

Ouida - Famous Warrior

Patrice - Noble

Pepin - Determined

Montel - My Ruler

Mystral - Cold, dry, Northerly Wind

Nanette - Grace

Natalie - Born on Christmas Day

Nicole - Victory of the People

Noe - Rest, Peace

Noemi - Beautiful, Gentle

Nouvel - New

Odetta - Wealth

Olivier - Olive Tree

Ophilie- Helper

Orleans - Golden

Pascal - Easter

Paulette - Small

Percival - Pierce Valley

Percy - Pierce Valley

Pierrette - Rock

Quincy - From Quincy in France

Raine - Queen

Remy - Oarsman or Remedy

Renee - Reborn

Rigny - From Rigny, France

Romaine - From Rome

Rousseau - Red Haired

Sabin - Sabine Man

Sequin - Shiny Disc or Coin

Shanton - We Sing

Silvain - Forest

Solange - Solemn

Stephanie - Crown

Petit - Small

Pleasance - Agreeable

Rachelle - Ewe

Razo - Royal

Renate - Reborn

Revanche - Revenge

Roch - Rest

Rosalie - Rose

Rupert - Bright Fame

Sabine - Sabine Woman

Severin - Severe

Sidney - Contraction of St. Denys

Silvine - Forest

Soleil - Sun

Susane - Lily

Pierre - Rock

Pons - Of the Sea

Racquel - Ewe

Remi - Oarsman or Remedy

Rene - Reborn

Reynard - Counsel Brave

Rochelle - Little Rock

Rosemarie - Herb

Saber - Sword

Sebastian - Venerable

Seymour - From the city of St. Maur.

Sidonie - From the City of Sidon

Simone - To Be Heard

Sophie - Wisdom

Suzanne - Lily

Suzette - Diminutive form of Susan

Sydney - Contraction of St. Denys

Tavin - Royal Staff

Thierry - Ruler of the People

Urbain - From the City

Varian - Variable

Veronique - Bringing Victories

Villette - Small Village

Wisconsin - Gathering of Waters

Yoland - Violet Flower

Yvon - Ewe

Sy - Contraction of St. Denys

Sylvain - Of the Forest

Theoren - Hunter

Toussaint - All Saints

Vachel - Cowherd

Vaschel - Spelling of Vachel

Verrill - Faithful

Vivien - Alive

Xerles - Man

Yves - Yew

Yvonne - Yew

Sydnee - Contraction of St. Denys

Sylvie - Forest

Therese - Harvester

Trage - Process of Sorting Injured People

Valerie - Strength

Vermont - Green Mountain

Ville - Town

Vivenne - Alive

Xaviere - The New House

Yvette - Yew





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