Oh the French, they are chic, sensual, and ever so elegant.  If you’re looking to capture that French essence or a Francophile like us here at Nameille, then these names for girls and boys will conjure up a certain je n’ais se quoi. 

Girls

 

ABELLA

Meaning: “Breath”

 

ADELYN

Meaning: “Noble”
Popularity in 2017: #203

 

BRIELLE

Meaning: “Hunting ground”
Popularity in 2017: #101

 

CAMILLE

Meaning: “Young”
Popularity in 2017: #251

 

CELINE

Meaning: “Heavenly”
Popularity in 2017: #536

 

CHANTILLY

Place name

 

COLETTE

French surname
Popularity in 2017: #531

 

CORALIE

Meaning: “Coral”

 

DELPHINE

Meaning: “Dolphin”

 

ELISE

Meaning: “Pledged to God”
Popularity in 2017: #177

 

ELLE

Meaning: “She”
Popularity in 2017: #373

 

ETOILE

Meaning: “Star”

 

JEUNE

Meaning: “Young”

 

MALLORY

Meaning: “Unfortunate”
Popularity in 2017: #551

 

MIRABELLE

Meaning: “Marvelous”

 

ODILE

Meaning: “Prospers in battle”

 

SABINE

French form of Sabina

 

SELENE

Meaning: “With solemnity”
Popularity in 2017: #917

 

VIOLETTE

Meaning: “Purple”

 

VIRIDIENNE

Meaning: “Green”
Pronounced: vi-ri-dee-en 

 

 

Boys

 

AMAURY

Meaning: “Work Power”

 

AUBIN

Meaning: “Bright”

 

AUTRY

Meaning: “Noble Strength”

 

BRETON

Meaning: “From Brittany”

 

CORENTIN

Meaning: “Tempest”

 

CROIX

Meaning: “Cross”

 

DAX

Place name
Popularity in 2017: #456

 

DEVERAUX

Meaning: “Riverbank”

 

EMILIEN

Meaning: “Friendly”

 

GABIN

French of Latin Gabinous

 

HADRIEN

French form of Hadrian

 

LAZARE

Meaning: “God is my helper”

 

LOWELL

Meaning: “Young Wolf”

 

OLIVIER

Meaning: “Olive tree”

 

PIERRE

French variation of Peter

 

PREWITT

Meaning: “Brave little one”

 

RENON

Meaning: “To make famous”

 

TALON

Meaning: “Claw”
Popularity in 2017: #754

 

THAYER

Meaning: “Tailor”

 

ZEPHYRIN

Meaning: “West wind”

 

Gender Neutral

 

ARMEL

Meaning: “Stone Prince”

 

AUBREY

Meaning: “Elf ruler”
Popularity in 2017: #31

 

BALLOU

Meaning: “From Bellou”

 

BEAU

Meaning: “Handsome”
Popularity in 2017: #156

 

BELLAMY

Meaning: “Friend”

 

CHANDLER

Meaning: “Candlemaker”
Popularity in 2017: #489

 

COURTNEY

Meaning: “Shortnose”
Popularity in 2017: #948

 

EMBER

French variation of Amber
Popularity in 2017: #289

 

GARNET

Meaning: “Dark red gemstone”

 

JANVIER

Meaning: “January”

 

LANDRY

Meaning: “Ruler”
Popularity in 2017: #848

 

LOU

Meaning: “Renowned warrior”

 

LYLE

Meaning: “From the island”
Popularity in 2017: #993

 

MAXIME

Meaning: “Greatest”

 

MERCER

Meaning: “Merchant”

 

NOUVEL

Meaning: “New”

 

PASCALE

Meaning: “Passover”

 

REMI

Meaning: “Oarsman”
Popularity in 2017: #249

 

ROUX

Meaning: “Red”

 

SIDNEY

Meaning: “Saint-Denis”