French

 

French Names

 

GIRLS

Aceline

( AH – se -leen)
Origin: French
Meaning: noble
Ace, Celine

Adoree

(ah – dor – AY)
Origin: French
Meaning: adored
Adore, Doree, Adori

Allaire

(ahl – AYR); (ah – LAIR)
Origin: French
Meaning: cheerful
Ali, Alair, Hillary, Hillarie

Anais

(a – nah – EES); ( a – na – EES)
Origin: French
Meaning: gracious
Anaise, Anaïse, Ann

Ancelin

(AHN – slin)
Origin: French
Meaning: handmaid
Ancelina

Aude

(OD)
Origin: French
Meaning: wealthy
Aud, Auda

Aurelie

(o – re – LEE); (orh – reh – lee)
Meaning: golden
Aurelia, Aurielle, Aureliana, Aureline

Avelin

(ah – ve – LEEN)
Origin: French
Meaning: hazelnut
Avalee, Avelyn, Avlynn, Avelaine, Avelina

Avril

(av – REEL); (AV – ril)
Origin: French
Meaning: April
Averel, Avereu, Averil, Averill, Avery

Bernadette

(ber – na -DET)
Meaning: brave bear
Beradette, Bernadetta, Bernadea, Bernardia

Blaise

(BLAYZ)
Meaning: to lisp
Blayse, Blaza, Blasia, Blaize

Blondelle

(BLAANDEHL)
Meaning: fair haired
Blondell, Blondie

Brigitte

(brih – ZHEET)
Meaning: strength
Briggitte, Brigit, Brigita, Brigette

Burgundy

(bə – gəndi)
Meaning: region of France, shade of purple
Burgandi, Burgandie, Burgandy, Burgunde

Cachet

(ka- SHAY)
Meaning: desirous
Cache, Cache, Cachea, Cachee

Camille

(kah – MEEL)
Meaning: virgin of unblemished character
Cammille, Camilla, Camylle, Kamille, Chamille

Cantrelle

(can – trel – le); (KAHNTREHL)
Meaning: song
Cantrella

Celeste

(seh – LEST)
Meaning: heavenly
Celestial, Celestyn, Celesia, Celestine, Celesta

Celine

(seh – LEEN)
Meaning: sky or heaven
Caline, Celeen, Celene, Cellinn, Celina

Cerise

(se – rees)
Meaning: cherry
Cerese, Cerice, Cerissa, Ceryce, Cherise

Charlisa

(c)har – li – sa; CH – AARLIYSAH
Meaning: feminine of Charles

Chloe

(KLOH – ee)
Meaning: blooming
Chloee, Chloie, Cloe, Kloe

Charlotte

(SHAR – lət)
Meaning: feminine of Charles
Carlotte, Chara, Charolotte, Charlet, Charlette, Charlita

Claire

(KLAYR)
Meaning: clear, bright
Clarey, Clari, Clair, Clairette, Klaire, Klarye

Claudette

(klaw – DEHT)
Meaning: feminine of Claud
Clauddetta, Claudia

Clementine

(KLEHM – ehn – tiyn)
Meaning: mild, merciful
Clemence, Clemencie, Clementia, Clemenza, Clentina

Coralie

(KOHR – ə – lee)
Meaning: coral
Corali, Coralia, Coralina, Coralynn, Coralynne

Delphine

(dehl – FEEN)
Meaning: flower delphinium
Delfina, Delfine, Delphia, Delfeena, Delfine

Elise

(eh – LEES)
Meaning:consecrated to god
Ellice, Eilise, Ellise, Ellyce, Ellyse

Elodie

(EH – loh – dee); (ay – lo DEE); (EL – oh – dee)
Meaning: consecrated to god
Elodee, Elodia, Elody

Eloise

(EH – loh – eez)
Meaning: famous in war
Elois, Eloisa, Eloisia

Emmanuelle

(ay – mahn – WEHL)
Meaning: god is with us
Emanual, Emanuel, Emanuela, Emanuella

Esmé

(EHZ – may)
Meaning: esteemed
Esma, Esmee

Estee

(es – tee); (ess – TAY)
Meaning: star
Esta, Esti

Estelle

(eh – STEHL)
Meaning: star
Estel, Estela, Estele, Estelina, Estrella

Faustine

fau – (s)ti – ne; (Fow STIY – N)
Meaning: lucky
Fausta, Faust, Faustina

Fayette

(Fey – EHT)
Meaning: little fairy

Francoise

(frahn – SWAHZ)
Meaning: feminine of Francis

Fleur

(FLUWR)
Meaning: flower
Fleure, Fleuree, Fleurette

Genevieve

(JEH – neh – veev); GEN – uh -veev)
Meaning: tribe woman
Geneveve, Genevra, Genavieve, Geneva

Heloise

(HEL – oh – ees)
Meaning: healthy
Hlois, Heise, Helsey, Helise

Ines

(ee – NEHS)
Meaning: pure
Inesa, Inesita, Inessa

Jacquelyn

(Ja – Kə – lin)
Meaning: feminine form of Jacques
Jacquelynn, Jackquelyn, Jacquelynne, Jacquete

Josiane

(zhos – YAHN); (jo – sia -ne)
Meaning: god increases
Josian, Josieann

Josephine

(JOH – seh – feen)
Meaning: god will increase
Josefina, Josephyna, Josephina, Josefena

Juliette

(joo – lee – EHT)
Meaning: youthful
Julet, Julieta, Julietta, 

Lilou

(Li – lu)
Meaning: lilles

Lisette

(lee – SEHT)
Meaning: my god is vow
Lissette, Liset, Liseta, Lisete, Lisetta

Lola

(LOH – la)
Meaning: sorrows
Lolah, Lolita

Lourdes

(LOOR – dəs); LUWRDZ
Meaning: a place in France near the Spanish border
Lorda, Louredes

Louise

(loo – SEEL)
Meaning: feminine form of Louis
Loise, Lou, Louisa, Louisette, Louisiane, Loyise

Lucille

(loo – SEEL)
Meaning: light
Lucila, Lucile, Lucilla, Lucy, Lucie

Lucienne

(luy – SYEN); (luw – Siy – EHN)
Meaning: illumination
Lucine, Lucina, Lucyna, Lusine, Luzine

Madeleine

(mahd – LEHN); (Mad – eh -lehn)
Meaning: woman from Magdala
Madailein, Madaleen, Madalene, Madellaine, Madelayne

Maelle

(MAH – el); (ma – elle)
Meaning: chief or prince
Mae, Elle, Mael

Manon

(man – awn)
Meaning: bitter
Mannon, Manan

Margaux

(MARHR – goh)
Meaning: pearl
Margeaux, Margo, Margot

Marine

(Maa – RIH – Ney); (Maa – RIY – N)
Meaning: from the sea

Mathilde

(ma – TEEL); (mah – TIL -də)
Meaning: strong in war
Mathilda, Matylda, Mathlid, Matilde, Matilda

Mirabelle

(MEE – rə – behl)
Meaning: of incredible beauty
Mira, Mirabell, Mirabella, Mirable

Parisa

(PA – ris -AH)
Meaning: a form of Paris
Paris, Parissa, Parise, Parys, Parice

Sandrine

(san – dri -ne); (SaeNDRIY – N)
Meaning: French of Alexandra
Sandreana, Sandrene, Sandrenna, Sandrianna, Sandrina

Solange

(soh – LA HNZH)
Meaning: dignified
Soledad, Sollange

Suzette

(soo – ZET)
Meaning: lily
Susanne, Suszanne, Suzane, Susetta

Trinette

(tri – net – te); (tr – ine – tte)
Meaning: little innocent

Violetta

(vio – let – ta); (vi – ole – tta)
Meaning: little violet
Violeta, Vi, Vyolet, Vyoletta

 

BOYS

Alain

 (uh-Lain); (a-luhn); (Ah len); (ah LEHN)
Meaning: Rock
Alaen, Alainn, Alayin, Allain, Alen

Alaire

 (a-lai-re); (al-a-ire)
Meaning: Cheerful

Antoine

 (ahn-Twahn)
Meaning: highly praise worthy
Antion, Antionio, Antionne, Atoine

Beaufort

 be(au)-fort; (BOH-fert)
Meaning: beautiful fortress

Benedict

(bEH-n uh-dIHkt)
Meaning: blessed
Bendict, Bendino, Bendix, Bendrick, Benedikt

Benoît

(b EHn – w – ah)
Meaning:blessed

Claude

(klAWd)
Meaning: lame
Claud, Claudin, Claudel, Caludell, Claudie, Claudien, Claudin

Delaney

(Deh – LAYN – ee)
Meaning: alder tree grove
Delaine, Delainey, Delan, Delanny, Delane

Duval

d(u) – val
Meaning: from the valley
Duvall, Duveuil

Edgard

(EHDG – RD); ed – gar(d)
Meaning: fortunate & powerful

Etienne

ay – tee – EN
Meaning: crown
Etian, Etien, Ettien

Francois

frah(n) – SWAH
Meaning: Frenchman or freeman
Francoise

Jacques

(jay – kweez); (ZHAHK)
Meaning: at the heel
Jaquis,Jacot, Jacquan, Jacques

Julien

(zhoo – lee – AWN); (joo – lee – in)
Meaning: youth
Juliene, Julienn, Jullien, Jullin

Latimer

(LAAT – ihM – eR)
Meaning: interprets latin
Lat, Latimor, Latymer

Laurent

lau – ren(t); (lor – AHN)
Meaning: from place of Laurel trees
Laurente

Leon

(lay – AWN)
Meaning: lion
Leo, Leonas, Leone, Leonon

Marcel

(mar – SEHL); (mar – cel)
Meaning: hammer or little warrior
Marcell, Marsale, Marsel

Marin

(mar – in)
Meaning: salior
Marine, Mariner, Marino, Maruis, Marriner

Maxime

(mack – SEEM); (max – ime)
Meaning: the greatest
Maxim, Maxyme

Olivier

(o – lee – VYAY); (o – liv – ee – ay)
Meaning: peaceful
Oliverio, Olliver, Ollie, Olivieros

Philippe

(fee – LEEP)
Meaning: lover of horses
Phyllipe, Phillipe, Philli

Pierre

(P – R – iy)
Meaning: pear tree
Peirre, Piere, Pierrot

Remy

(re – ME); (ray – mee)
Meaning: Rower
Ramey, Remee, Remi, Remmy

Roland

ro – lan(d); (ROW – LAON); (ROH – land)
Meaning: renowned in the land
 Rolan, Rolando, Rolland, Ruland

Sebastien

(se – bas – TYAWN)
Meaning: venerable, revered
Sebasten, Sebastyen, Sabastian, Sevastian

Serge

(SERZH)
Meaning: servant
Seargeoh, Serg, Sergei, Sergio, Sergius

Thierry

(tee – e -ree); (tyeh – REE)
Meaning: ruler of the people
Theory, Theodoric

Yves

(y – ves); (yv – es)
Meaning: yew
Ives, Yvens, Yvon, Yyves