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French Names

There are hundreds of common French first names. Some of them look just like their English counterparts, others are fairly similar


 

Here are some French Names that we went over when we were naming our baby girls. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect French name. Boys and girls French names are below

  • Alveré: norman french form of latin alvredus, meaning "elf counsel."
  • Caterine: old french form of greek aikaterine, meaning "pure."

  • Estée: pet form of french estelle, meaning "star."
  • Éloise: french form of latin elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  • Françoise: feminine form of french françois, meaning "french."
  • Roch: french form of italian rocco, meaning "rest."
  • Laurette: diminutive form of french laure ("laurel"), meaning "little laurel tree."
  • Édith: french form of english edith, meaning "rich battle."
  • Agate: old french jewel name, meaning "agate."
  • Sybille: french form of greek sibylla, meaning "prophetess."
  • Médée: french form of latin medea, meaning "cunning."
  • Eustache: old french form of latin eustachius, meaning "fruitful."
  • Jeunesse: french name meaning "youth."
  • Amélie: french form of german amalia, meaning "work."
  • Géraud: french form of german gairovald, meaning "spear ruler."
  • Esmé: old french unisex name meaning "esteemed, loved."
  • Cerf: from the french byname cerf "hart" (hart: from proto-germanic *kherut-, from pie base *ker- "horn"), referring to the animal's presumed lustful nature.
  • Melisande: modern french form of old norman french melisende, meaning "strong worker."
  • Perceval: variant spelling of french percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
  • Frédéric: french form of latin fredericus, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Deline: short form of french adeline, meaning "noble." 
  • Viviette: pet form of french viviane, meaning "alive, animated, lively."
  • Beauregard: from the old french surname, derived from a place name composed of the elements beau "beautiful" and regard "aspect, outlook," hence "beautiful aspect" or "beautiful outlook."
  • Esmée: feminine form of french unisex esmé, meaning "esteemed, loved."
  • Agnès: french form of greek hagne, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Henriette: feminine diminutive form of french henri, meaning "little home-ruler."
  • Zéphyrine: french feminine form of roman latin zephyrinus, meaning "west wind."
  • Jeanne: modern form of anglo-norman french jehane, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Gahariet: french form of celtic gahareet, meaning "old." in arthurian legend, this is the name of a knight of the round table, a son of king lot of orkney. He was brother to agravaine, gareth, gawaine, and half-brother to mordred. He was squire to gawaine before being knighted and is noted for being very good at moderating gawain's fiery temper. He murdered his own mother, morgause, after catching her in flagrante with young lamorak. 
  • Orianne: variant spelling of french oriane, possibly meaning "golden."
  • Albertine: feminine form of french albert, meaning "bright nobility."
  • Ignace: french form of latin ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."
  • Arluin: variant spelling of norman french herluin, meaning "noble friend" or "noble warrior."
  • Evonne: variant spelling of french yvonne, meaning "yew tree."

  • Loup: french form of latin lupus, meaning "wolf."
  • Joscelin: norman french form of old high german gautelen, meaning "gaut." 
  • Agrippine: french form of russian agrippina, meaning "wild horse."
  • Bastien: short form of french sébastien, meaning "from sebaste."
  • Launce: short form of french launcelot, meaning either "land" or "lance (the weapon)." 
  • Morgause: french form of latin orcades, meaning "isles of orkney." in arthurian legend, this is arthur's half-sister, the daughter of gorlois andigraine. She was known as "queen of the orcades" and was wife to king lot who was an enemy of arthur. She slept with arthur, producing mordred, who later brought about camelot's downfall.
  • Capucine: from the french flower name, meaning "nasturtium." this name was borne by the french actress who played inspector clouseau's wife in "the pink panther."
  • Guilbert: norman french form of latin gilebertus, meaning "pledge-bright."
  • Godelieve: french feminine form of old high german gottlieb, meaning "god-love." in use by the dutch.
  • Aurélie: feminine form of french aurèle, meaning "golden."
  • D'artagnan (pronounced dar-tan-yun): french habitational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from artagnan." this was the name of the hero of alexandre dumas' novel the three musketeers. The french form of the name is d'artagnan; the english form is d'artagnan (capital "d").
  • Rainier: french form of german rainer, meaning "wise warrior."
  • Lunete: french form of welsh luned, meaning "idol, image."
  • Violette: french diminutive form of latin viola, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
  • Francine: diminutive form of french françoise, meaning "french."
  • Mathilde: norman french form of latin mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." compare with another form of mathilde.
  • Ygraine: variant spelling of french igraine, meaning "maiden, virgin." in arthurian legend, this is the name of the wife of uther pendragon.
  • Papillion: french name derived from the word papillon, meaning "butterfly."
  • Émilien: french form of latin æmilianus, meaning "rival."
  • Luc: norman french form of latin lucas, meaning "from lucania."
  • Rémy: french form of roman latin remigius, meaning "oarsman."
  • Barnabé: french form of greek barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation." 
  • Emmanuel: latin form of greek emmanouel, meaning "god is with us." in the old testament bible, this is the name of the promised messiah as prophesied by isaiah. In the new testament, it is a name given to christ by matthew. In use by the english and french.
  • Urilla: possibly a french feminine form of hebrew uriah, meaning "flame of jehovah" or "god is my light."
  • Élisabeth: french form of greek elisabet, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Camille: french unisex form of roman latin camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  • Adnot: medieval french form of hebrew adam, meaning "earth" or "red." it is now a surname.
  • Gascon: from the old french regional name denoting someone "from gascony."
  • Godefrey: variant spelling of norman french godefrei, meaning "god's peace."

  • Waltier: variant form of old french gautier, meaning "ruler of the army."
  • Bathylle: french form of old high german balthild, meaning "bold battle."
  • Baldoin: old french form of old high german baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
  • Macaire: french form of latin macarius, meaning "blessed."
  • Fifi: pet form of french joséphine, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Henri: french form of latin henricus, meaning "home-ruler." compare with another form of henri.
  • Geoffroi: french name perhaps derived from norman french godefrei, meaning "god's peace."
  • Georges: french form of latin georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  • Dominique: french unisex form of latin dominicus, meaning "belongs to the lord."
  • Sylviane: variant spelling of french sylvaine, meaning "from the forest."
  • Adelphe: french form of latin adelphia, meaning "born of the same womb; sibling."
  • Lothair: variant spelling of french lothaire, meaning "loud warrior."
  • Clovis: french form of german hlodovic, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Nicodème: french form of latin nicodemus, meaning "victory of the people."
  • Mahaut: medieval form of norman french mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  • Jean-baptiste: french compound name composed of jean "god is gracious" and baptiste "baptist."
  • Hamlin: norman french double diminutive form of german haimo ("home"), meaning "tiny little home."
  • Colombe: french unisex form of latin columba, meaning "dove."
  • Claudette: diminutive form of french claudia, meaning "little lame one."
  • Fraser: french surname transferred to forename use, of norman origin, but the derivation has been lost due to corruption of form by association with the french word fraise, meaning "strawberry." in english and scottish use.
  • Adolphe: french form of latin adolphus, meaning "noble wolf."
  • Eudon: variant spelling of norman french eudo, meaning "child." 
  • Odile: feminine form of french odilon, meaning "wealthy."
  • Pierres: older form of french pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
  • Nina: pet form of french anne, meaning "favor; grace." compare with other forms of nina.
  • Louie: pet form of french louis, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Désirée: feminine form of french désiré, meaning "desired." 
  • Suzanne: french form of latin susanna, meaning "lily."
  • Léonce: french form of latin leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  • Felicien: french form of roman latin felicianus, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  • Guy: variant form of norman french gy, a derivative of latin wido, meaning "wide." this name was popular until 1605 when guy fawkes tried to blow up parliament after which it acquired the negative connotation "grotesque man." in arthurian legend, this is the name of a son of bevis of hamptoun. In use by the english.
  • Modestine: feminine form of french modeste, meaning "moderate, sober."

  • Arianne: french form of latin ariadne, meaning "utterly pure."
  • Matilde: variant spelling of norman french mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle." compare with other forms of matilde.
  • Barthélmy: french form of latin bartholomaeus, meaning "son of talmai." 
  • Lionel: anglo-norman diminutive form of french léon ("lion"), hence "little lion" or "young lion." in arthurian legend, this is the name of a knight of the round table. He was the younger son of king bors, and cousin to lancelot and hector de maris. When king bors died in battle, lionel and bors were rescued by the lady of the lake and raised by her, along with lancelot, in her underwater kingdom.
  • Telesphore: french form of latin telesphorus, meaning "bearing fruit."
  • Odette: feminine diminutive form of french oda, meaning "little wealthy one."
  • Devereux: french surname transferred to english forename use, meaning "from evreux." evreux is a commune of normandy, france which got its name from the eburovices, the name of a gallic tribe, meaning "those which overcome by the yew." yew wood was used to make weapons: bows, arrows, spears, etc.
  • Flavie: french form of roman latin flavia, meaning "yellow hair."
  • Paulette: pet form of french paule, meaning "small."
  • Folquet: provençal form of french foulques, meaning "people, tribe."
  • Danielle: french feminine form of hebrew daniyel (english daniel), meaning "god is my judge." 
  • Axelle: french feminine form of scandinavian axel, meaning "father of peace."
  • Jehanne: variant spelling of anglo-norman french jehane, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Raulf: norman french contracted form of german radulf, meaning "wise wolf."
  • Josiane: pet form of french joséphine, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Napoleon: french form of italian napoleone, a very rare name borne by a short emperor (5'6"), probably meaning "elf, dwarf, nibelung (son of the mist)."
  • Jean: a derivative of anglo-norman french jehan, meaning "god is gracious." compare with feminine jean.
  • Aubert: french form of old high german adalbert, meaning "bright nobility."
  • Gul: pet form of french guillaume, meaning "will-helmet." 
  • Rogier: french form of latin rogerius, meaning "famous spear." 
  • Auguste: french form of latin augustus, meaning "venerable."
  • Elliot: english surname transferred to forename use, originally a norman french diminutive form of old french élie, meaning "the lord is my god."
  • Claude: french form of latin claudius, meaning "lame."
  • Carole: french form of latin carola, meaning "man."
  • Mariette: diminutive form of french marie, meaning "little rebel."
  • Arlette: probably a norman french double diminutive form of the german word arn "eagle," hence "tiny little eagle."
  • Giselle: french form of german gisela, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  • Chrestien: old french form of latin christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of christ."
  • Céline: french feminine form of roman cælinus, meaning "heaven."
  • Vérène: french form of swiss/german verena, possibly meaning "to fear, to respect."
  • Pierrette: feminine form of french pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
  • Désiré: french name meaning "desired." 
  • Gérard: french form of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Donatien: french form of latin donatus, meaning "given (by god)."
  • Corin: french form of roman latin quirinus, meaning "men together." compare with another form of corin.
  • Arman: variant spelling of old french armand, meaning "bold/hardy man." compare with another form of arman.
  • Damien: french form of latin damianus, meaning "to tame, to subdue" and euphemistically "to kill." 
  • Stéphane: french form of latin stephanus, meaning "crown."

  • Hadrienne: french feminine form of latin hadrian, meaning "from hadria."
  • Adelle: french form of german adala, meaning "noble."
  • Ives: older form of french yves, meaning "yew tree."
  • Clairene: pet form of french claire, meaning "clear, bright."
  • Sophie: french form of greek sophia, meaning "wisdom."
  • Andrien: french form of greek andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
  • Sévérine: feminine form of french séverin, meaning "stern."
  • Olivie: feminine form of french olivier, probably meaning "elf army."
  • Raimond: old french form of frankish german raginmund, meaning "wise protector."
  • Reynaud: variant spelling of norman french reynold, meaning "wise ruler."
  • Rosaire: french name meaning "rosary."
  • Jacques: french diminutive form of latin jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
  • Charlot: pet form of french charles, meaning "man." 
  • Nathalie: french form of latin natalia, meaning "birthday," or in church latin "christmas day."
  • Eulalie: french feminine form of latin eulalius, meaning "well-spoken."
  • Noëlle: feminine form of french noël, meaning "day of birth."
  • Philbert: variant spelling of french philibert, meaning "very bright."
  • Isaïe: french form of latin isaias, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Amorette: french name meaning "little love." 
  • Yvonne: feminine form of french yvon, meaning "yew tree."
  • Batilde: french form of old high german bathilda, meaning "fight-battle."
  • Évariste: french form of latin evaristus, meaning "well-pleasing."
  • Isabelle: french form of latin isabella, meaning "god is my oath." in arthurian legend, isabelle of cornwall is the name of the mother of tristan.
  • Ambre: french form of english amber, meaning "amber."
  • Ozanne: variant spelling of french osanne, meaning "deliver us."
  • Stéphanie: feminine form of french stéphane, meaning "crown." 
  • Fleurette: diminutive form of french fleur ("flower"), meaning "little flower."
  • Victorine: french feminine form of roman victorinus, meaning "conqueror."
  • Helaine: variant spelling of old french elaine, possibly meaning "torch." in malory's morte d'arthur (death of arthur), this is the name of the tragic figure who dies of grief because sir lancelot is unable to return her love.
  • Georgette: feminine form of french georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  • Julienne: feminine form of french julien, meaning "descended from jupiter (jove)."
  • Benjamin: french form of greek beniamín from hebrew binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand." compare with another form of benjamin.
  • Mathis: french and german form of greek mattathias, meaning "gift of god."
  • Fantine: french name of the mother of cosette in victor hugo's les misérables, probably derived from the french word enfant ("child"), hence "childlike."
  • Gy: norman french name derived from the medieval latin name wido, meaning "wide."
  • Rochelle: feminine form of french roch, meaning "rest."
  • Anatole: french form of latin anatolius, meaning "east" and "sunrise."
  • Sibylle: french and german form of greek sibylla, meaning "prophetess."
  • Cornélie: feminine form of french corneille, meaning "of a horn."
  • Berthe: french form of german bertha, meaning "bright."
  • Luce: feminine form of french luc, meaning "from lucania."

  • Elvire: french form of visigothic aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
  • Onfroi: norman french form of norman germanic hunfrid, meaning "giant peace."
  • Hilaire: french name derived from of latin hilarius, meaning "joyful, happy."
  • Ninon: diminutive form of french nina, meaning "favor; grace."
  • Gauthier: variant spelling of french gautier, meaning "ruler of the army."
  • Marcellin: french form of roman latin marcellinus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Gervais: variant spelling of french gervaise, meaning "spear servant."
  • Didier: french form of latin desiderius, meaning "longing." 
  • Jeannot: pet form of french jean, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Michel: french form of greek micha?L, meaning "who is like god?"
  • Jeanette: pet form of french jeanne, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Thibault: variant spelling of old french thibauld, meaning "people-bold."
  • Émile: french form of latin æmilius, meaning "rival."
  • Renée: feminine form of french rené, meaning "reborn."
  • Régis: french occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from old french régir ("to rule or manage"), hence "manager, ruler."
  • Foulques: french form of old norse folki, meaning "people, tribe."
  • Laure: french form of latin laura, meaning "laurel."
  • Laurentine: feminine form of french laurentin, meaning "of laurentum."
  • Pons: french form of roman latin pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
  • Enide: french form of welsh enid, meaning "soul."
  • James: middle english and old french vernacular form of late latin jacomus, from greek iakobos, meaning "supplanter." in the new testament bible, this is the name of several characters, including two apostles and a half-brother of jesus.
  • Charlemagne: derived from french charles le magne, meaning "charles the great."
  • Christia: pet form of french christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of christ."
  • Roxane: french form of latin roxana, meaning "dawn." 
  • César: french and spanish form of roman latin cæsar, meaning "severed."
  • Gilbertine: diminutive form of french gilberte, meaning "pledge-bright."
  • Valérie: feminine form of french valère, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
  • Degaré: from the medieval romance sir degaré, probably from the french word égaré, meaning "strayed, lost." 
  • Rolande: variant spelling of norman french roland, meaning "famous land."
  • Armel: french form of welsh arthfael, old breton arthmael, meaning "bear chief" or "warrior prince."
  • Léonide: french form of latin leonides, meaning "lion's son."
  • Norbert: old french name composed of the germanic elements nord "north" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright northman" or "famous northman."
  • Aurèle: french form of roman latin aurelius, meaning "golden."
  • Laudine: french name, possibly a diminutive form of latin laude ("praise"), hence "little praiseworthy one." in arthurian legend, laudine is known as the lady of the fountain, the ruler of the mystical castle of landuc near a magical spring in broceliande forest guarded by her husband esclados. When water from this magic spring was poured onto a nearby basin, a huge storm would begin. Calogrenant did this and was beaten for it. To avenge his cousin, ywain killed esclados. He fell instantly in love with laudine the moment he saw her. Laudine's servant lunete talked her into marrying him. 
  • Renaud: variant spelling of norman french reynaud, meaning "wise ruler."
  • Félicité: french unisex form of latin felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  • Gaëtane: feminine form of french gaëtan, meaning "from caieta (gaeta, italy)."
  • Jacinthe: french form of latin jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  • Nadine: pet form of french nâdiya, meaning "hope."
  • Nicolette: pet form of french nicole, meaning "victor of the people."
  • Aude: french form of swedish öda, meaning "deeply rich."

  • Manon: pet form of french marie, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  • Andrion: variant spelling of french adrien, meaning "from hadria." this form of the name can be found in an index to the given names in the 1292 census of paris, by colm dubh. 
  • Gisselle: variant spelling of french giselle, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  • Édouard: french form of latin eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  • Ansell: variant spelling of french ansel, meaning "divine helmet."
  • Lula: pet form of french louise, meaning "famous warrior." compare with another form of lula.
  • Looys: old french name derived from middle latin ludovicus, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Clarisse: french form of latin clarissa, meaning "fame."
  • Aglaë: french form of greek aglaia, meaning "beauty, splendor."
  • Aristide: french form of latin aristides, meaning "best physique."
  • Esmé: old french unisex name meaning "esteemed, loved."
  • Horace: english and french form of roman latin horatius, meaning "has good eyesight."
  • Blancheflor: old french and middle english form of french blancheflour, meaning "white flower."
  • Léandre: french form of latin leander, meaning "lion-man." 
  • Hercule: french form of latin hercules, meaning "glory of hera."
  • Agace: medieval french form of latin agatha, meaning "good."
  • Gigi: pet form of french georgine, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  • Salomon: medieval latin form of greek solom?N, meaning "peaceable." in use by the french.
  • Perrin: pet form of french pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
  • Alaina: feminine form of french alain, possibly meaning "little rock." 
  • Guarin: french form of germanic warin, meaning "cover, shelter."
  • Élie: old french form of hebrew eliyah, meaning "the lord is my god."
  • Lucille: french form of roman latin lucilla, meaning "little light."
  • Aurelien: french form of roman latin aurelianus, meaning "golden."
  • Renart: old french form of old high german reginhard, meaning "wise and strong."
  • Vincens: french name derived from latin vincentius, meaning "conquering."
  • Yves: french form of german yvo, meaning "yew tree." yvon shares the same etymology.
  • Brian: old french derogatory byname derived from the old occitan word brian, meaning "maggot." compare with another form of brian.
  • Alberi: norman french form of old high german albirich, meaning "elf ruler."
  • Cadice: french name meaning "chief."
  • Florence: english and french feminine form of latin florentius, meaning "blossoming." compare with masculine florence.
  • Bartholomieu: french provençal form of latin bartholomaeus, meaning "son of talmai." 
  • Paule: french feminine form of english/french paul, meaning "small."

  • Simone: feminine form of french simon, meaning "hearkening." compare with other forms of simone.
  • Danièle: french feminine form of hebrew daniyel (english daniel), meaning "god is my judge." 
  • Corine: variant spelling of french corinne, meaning "maiden."
  • Pauline: french form of latin paulina, meaning "small."
  • Félicité: french unisex form of latin felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  • Mirabelle: french form of latin mirabella, meaning "wonderful."
  • Albert: french name derived from latin albertus, meaning "bright nobility." compare with other forms of albert.
  • Deni: pet form of french denise, meaning "follower of dionysos."
  • Sabine: french and german form of roman latin sabina, meaning "sabine; a follower of another religion."
  • Aimeric: norman french form of middle high german haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
  • Lorraine: french surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a french province, lorraine, from latin lotharingia, meaning "land of the people of lothar." in use by the english and scottish.
  • Iseult: medieval french form of english isolde, meaning "ice battle." in arthurian legend, this is the name a tragic princess who was the mistress oftristram.
  • Jacquette: pet form of french jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  • Céleste: french feminine form of latin unisex cælestis, meaning "heavenly."
  • Aveline: old norman french equivalent of english avila, meaning "little eve." 
  • Noémie: french form of hebrew no'omiy, meaning "my delight, my pleasantness."
  • Margaux: variant spelling of french margot, meaning "pearl."
  • Antoine: french form of latin antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable."
  • Fulbert: french form of german filabert, meaning "very bright." 
  • Lancelot: norman french arthurian legend name of the bravest knight of the round table who betrayed king arthur by having an affair with queenguinevere. The name is probably a diminutive form of lance ("land") or the word lance (the weapon), meaning either "little land" or "little lance."
  • Adèle: short form of old french ad�la�de, meaning "noble sort."
  • Lisette: pet form of french élisabeth, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Ferrant: variant spelling of french ferrand, meaning "ardent for peace."
  • Gilaberte: variant spelling of french gileberte, meaning "pledge-bright."
  • Antonin: french form of latin antoninus, possibly meaning "invaluable."
  • Hamelin: variant spelling of norman french hamlin, meaning "tiny little home."
  • Claudine: diminutive form of french claudia, meaning "little lame one."
  • Claudia: feminine form of roman latin claudius and french claude, both meaning "lame."
  • Félicie: feminine form of french unisex félicité, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  • Béatrice: french form of latin viatrix, meaning "voyager (through life)."
  • Quintin: variant spelling of old french quentin, meaning "fifth."
  • Juliane: french and german feminine form of roman latin julianus, meaning "descended from jupiter (jove)."
  • Marcelline: feminine form of french marcellin, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  • Clarice: medieval french form of latin clarissa, meaning "fame."
  • Micheline: pet form of french michèle, meaning "who is like god?"
  • Amauger: norman french name derived from german amalger, meaning "work-spear."
  • Chantal: french surname transferred to forename use, meaning "stony place."
  • Ninette: diminutive form of french nina, meaning "favor; grace."

  • Véronique: french form of latin veronica, meaning "bringer of victory."
  • Élise: french form of german elise, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Willelm: norman french form of old high german wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Tristram: variant form of french tristan, probably meaning "riot, tumult."
  • Josce: norman french form of latin jodocus, meaning "lord."
  • Éloi: french form of latin eligius, meaning "to choose."
  • Ermenegilde: french form of teutonic ermingild, meaning "all-giving." 
  • Oriane: french from of latin oriana, possibly meaning "golden."
  • Perrine: feminine form of french perrin, meaning "rock, stone."
  • Bibi: from a french word used as a term of endearment, meaning "bauble, toy."
  • Amadieu: french form of latin amadeus, meaning "to love god."
  • Maxime: french form of latin maximus, meaning "the greatest." 
  • Bertrand: medieval french form of old high german berhtram, meaning "bright raven." 
  • Colette: short form of french nicolette, meaning "victor of the people."
  • Auben: variant spelling of norman french aubin, meaning "from alba."
  • Beneoit: old french surname derived from latin benedictus, meaning "blessed." 

 

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