French Names

Suggestions of French names would be appreciated. I love French names because they are so beautiful and delicate, and I am really half French myself. The other half is Canadian.

Any beautiful FRench names that you love? PLease comment.

Thanks everyone! ;D 

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September 27, 2015 8:31 AM

Fleur

Charlotte

Isabelle

Clementine

Elise

Gisele

Claudette

Bernadette

 

Guillaume

Jaques

Felix

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October 5, 2015 5:04 AM

FOR GIRLS!

EMMANUEL
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).

ALISON
Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see ALICE). It was common in England and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in the 20th century.

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FOR BOYS!

FRANCE
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.

BENJAMIN 
From the Hebrew name בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand". Benjamin in the Old Testament is the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob and the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. He was originally named בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow" by his mother Rachel, who died shortly after childbirth, but it was later changed by his father. As an English name, Benjamin came into general use after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

 

 

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By Eko
October 5, 2015 8:07 AM

Emmanuel is traditionally a boys name.

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December 3, 2015 9:30 PM

I wrote a novel set in France last year, and the names were really fun to pick out. French names are lovely! These are the ones I ended up using...

Female

Rose-Marie

Ophelie

Lucrece

Godeleine

Seraphine

Amelie

Victoire

Mariette

Emilie

Oriane

Alice

Celine

Severine

Jeanne

Perrine

Adrienne

Charlotte

Georgine

Gaelle

Noemie

 

Male

Absolom

Jean

Frederic

Cesaire

Philippe

Didier

(Wow, I... didn't realize what a deficit of male characters there were... Although many of the female characters went by multiple names (Plot point), so this is more a list of how many male vs. female names there were than male vs. female characters)

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July 25, 2018 2:08 PM

Charalynne (g)

Adrianna (g)

Amelie (g)

Amia (g)