French baby name ideas - girls and boys
With the new Prince Louis in the UK, never has naming your child with a french name been more classy and chic than now.
Some of these names are gloriously french. Of course a lot of these names are also familiar in English, but if you add a perfectly placed accent, or vary the spelling slightly, then immediately sophisticated, classy, exotic and romantic connotations are conjured whilst retaining familiarity. Vive la France!
It's funny how french names can sound unfamiliar and strange unless you live in France, but then quickly become familiar and beautiful if you do live here - so if you want a french name it is really worth keeping an open mind because something here may really surprise you. My favourite 2 french names at the moment - Jules and Capucine - were growers on me, but I just adore them, and they are fairly popular here and really normal!
Here are some ideas of french names, or names commonly found in France, for inspiration and ideas:
french Boys names
Amoury, Abel, Alexis, Arthur, Adrien, Adel, Antonin, Anatole, Achilles, Alban, Antoine, Augustin, Alexandre, Ambroise, Alberic, Aymeric
Baptiste, Benoit, Baptiste, Bastien
Clément, Côme, Christophe
Emmanuel, Émile, Ernest, Emilio, Eugène, Elliot, Enzo, Ethan, Édouard, Emeric
Fabien, Frédéric, François, Florian
Gabriel, Graça, Gabin, Guillaume, Gauthier, Gaspard, Grégoire, Gaétan, Georges, Grégory
Hugo, Hector, Henri
Jules, Julien, Jacques, Joachim, Jerome, Jean
Léon, Léo, Lucas, Loan, Louis, Luc, Leandre
Mathieu, Matthias, Mattias, Maxime, Maxence, Manoé, Matis, Matio, Medy, Mathis, Manu, Maël, Marius
Pierrick, Philippe, Pierre
Rémy, Rémi, Raphaël, Ronan
Sebastien, Sebastian, Simon, Stéphane
Théo, Tao, Tristan, Tomas, Timeo, Timoté, Thibault, Theophane
Victor, Valentin, Valerian, Vincent, Virgile
french Girls names
Alice, Agathe, Adélaïde, Anaïs, Anais, Agnès, Amandine, Aurore, Axelle, Asthalie, Alix, Aurelia, Alizéa, Amélie, Azelis, Aude, Amance, Appoline, Albertine, Antonia
Capucine, Céleste, Clémence, Charlotte, Clémentine, Camille, Chloé, Carolina, Cossette, Clélia, Corinne, Célia, Céline
Elodie, Esmée, Émilie, Emmanuelle, Éloïse, Elise, Elèonore, Eugénie, Estelle, Estée, Emma
Fabienne, Florence, Fleur, Faustine, Flore, Francoise
Gaelle, Gabrielle, Guillemette, Ghislaine, Garance, Giselle
Héloïse, Helene, Hippolyte, Honoré
Josephine, Jeanne, Juliette, Justine
Lucie, Lison, Louise, Lilou, Lilia, Loïc, Lou, Liya, Laure, Léonie, Laetitia, Léandre, Léa
Maelle, Maeva, Margaux, Méline, Manon, Marie, Mélodie, Morgane, Mélissa, Marie-Jeanne, Marie-Helene, Marie-Violaine, Marguerite, Marion, Martine, Mathilde, Maude, Madeleine, Mirabelle
Noémie, Nolwenn, Naya
Octave, Olympe, Odette, Océane, Océana, Olivia
Pierreine, Perrine, Paulette
Shirel, Stéphanie, Sophie, Sylvie, Sixtine, Susanne, Simone, Sophia, Stella
Valerie, Violette, Virginie, Victoire, Valérie, Valériane, Valentine, Victorine
Good Luck with your name search. If you love any of these here, or even better if you were inspired to use one, do comment below and let me know.
If you fancy a read of some unusual names I have come across recently and liked, then you might find some unusual name ideas here.