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French Names

French baby names are traditionally saints’ names, but the French sometimes add a little twist by using hyphenates (think Jean-Baptiste or MarieÉlise). Très bon!

Noe

With Noe, you get three names in one! It can be pronounced like NO-AH, NO, and even NYE. A Spanish variation of the Hebrew... Read More

Noel

Expecting a Christmas bundle of joy? Then do like the Middle Agers did, and name your daughter Noel. While it's not a very... Read More

Noel

There is no more obvious name for a Christmas baby than Noel, and now "The First Noel" will take on a new meaning. The holiday... Read More

Nicole

Nicole, along with Jessica and Veronica, was, like, a super-popular name in the 1980s. The feminine form of Nicolas, Nicole... Read More

Tyler

Parents love to name their sons Tyler. The name soared to baby name stardom in the 80s and 90s. Tyler is one of those occupational... Read More

Natalie

Believe it or not, Natalie is another perfect name for a Christmas baby. It's the French version of the Russian name Natalia... Read More

Charlotte

Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles and the name of many Queens in history, including wife of King George III of England... Read More

Victoria

Victoria, long considered a royal name and also the Roman goddess of victory, has had a reputation as being stiff and uppity... Read More

Charles

Derived from the Germanic Karl, Charles is a royal name borne by ten kings of France and introduced to Great Britain by Mary... Read More

Claire

The French version of the Latin name Clara, Claire is a newly fashionable name for girls. Oddly enough, it's also the name... Read More

Sage

Are you hoping for a wiser-than-his-years son? Then Sage, which means "wise," may be the way to go. It's short and sweet... Read More

Mason

In its old-school incarnations, Mason was a straight-forward occupational name meaning "stoneworker." Today, it's a hit among... Read More

Madeline

Madeline is a variation of Magdalene which references the biblical Mary Magdalene. This sweetly old-fashioned name has been... Read More

Amy

Amy first achieved fame as the name of the youngest sister in Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women and climbed up the... Read More

Veronica

French: From the alder grove

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Courtney

Courtney was in cahoots with the Brittany's and Jessica's of the world to rule the 80s and 90s. And like her sisters-in-crime... Read More

Jacqueline

Stylish former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, imbued her first name, the feminine form of the French Jacques... Read More

Renee

Renee is a French name that's probably only familiar to us thanks to actress Renee Zellweger. Despite the star association... Read More

Elise

The French version of Elizabeth, Elise has that slightly French-sounding affect that many parents love to love, which might... Read More

Ruby

A hugely popular name in the UK, Ruby is making a comeback in the US, as well; July's deep red birthstone is a recent celeb-parent... Read More

Julie

French: Youthful; Jove''s child; a feminine form of Julian

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Melanie

French: Dark.

Greek: Dark; the name of a Roman saint who became a great religious philanthropist

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Denise

French: Derivative of the Greek name Dionysus (the god of wine and revelry); also feminine form of Denis

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Sydney

English Origin

French: Uncertain meaning; The name may derive from a French place name for Saint Denis. Another theory states that this name comes...

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Celeste

French: Heavenly; from the Latin name Celestia

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Genevieve

French: White wave

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Raymond

French: Wise protector

German: Wise protector

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Jocelyn

English Origin

French: Originally a boys'' name, derived from the Germanic name Gautelen

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Jocelyn

French: Transferred surname derived from the Germanic name Gautelen, which comes from the name of a Germanic tribe, the Gauts

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Noelle

French: Christmas; feminine variant of Noel

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