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French Baby Names

Interested in giving your baby or yourself a French name? These links will help you find the most common, the most unusual, and every other kind of French baby name.

French First Names
An introduction to French given names, including an explanation of hyphenated names and male/female equivalents.

Baby Names for Boys
Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes more than 100 common French names for boys, along with their pronunciation, English equivalents, and literal meaning.

Baby Names for Girls
Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes more than 100 common French names for girls, along with their pronunciation, English equivalents, and literal meaning.

French Unisex Names
Some common French names that are suitable for both boys and girls, as well as names which have different spellings for boys and girls but are pronounced identically.

Introductions
Learn how to introduce yourself in French.

Meaning + origins of French names
Type a name into this box to learn about about its meaning, origins, and popularity.

Popularity of French names
Type a first name in this box to learn how popular it is in France, both annually and over the last century.

Popularity of French names by year
Type a year into the box to see the names that were most popular in France.

Baby Chatter
Several dozen French names with meanings.

Baby Names Around the World
Choose "French" in the drop-down box next to origin, then click "find names."

French Baby Names
Easily a thousand names, with detailed information about their meaning and influence. Great site!

Behind the Name: French Names
French names with English equivalents and pronunciation.

Medieval Naming Guide - French
Links to sites with naming conventions and popular names from medieval times, as well as names from southern France and Jewish names in France.

Prénoms.com
This site is in French, but it may be your best bet - each of the thousands of names has statistics about the frequency and trends of that name.

Prénoms français
Thousands of interesting and unusual French names.

Register of French Names
A fairly long but simple list.

20,000 Names from Around the World
...of which a couple hundred are French. A straightforward list, with short definitions.

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