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French baby names

French baby names

When you think of France, what immediately comes to mind are its tourist attractions, culinary delights, rich culture, and iconic fashion scene. This country, known for its wine and gastronomy, is also recognised for its romantic and elegant language, which provides the perfect inspiration for baby names. Whether you are of French descent or simply seeking a stylish name for your baby, here are the most popular French baby names for girls and boys.

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Chloé: Flourishing and blooming

Chloé: Flourishing and blooming

Chloé has consistently ranked in the top 10 for over 20 years and has gained popularity in other countries. The name originates from the Greek root word that signifies flourishing, fertility, and blooming.

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Antoine: Priceless and praiseworthy

Antoine: Priceless and praiseworthy

Antoine, derived from the Latin ‘Antonius’, carries the beautiful meanings of 'priceless' and 'of inestimable worth'. The French name has made its way into the top names and continues to be an all-time favourite boy's name.

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Camille: A helper of priests

Camille: A helper of priests

The charming name Camille originated as a gender-neutral baby but became a female name in the last 50 years. Its meaning is associated with a young ceremonial attendant and a helper of priests.

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Louis: Brave warrior

Louis: Brave warrior

Louis is a name with a rich history that has endured through the centuries. The baby boy name is currently a favourite choice in the UK, largely due to its popularity within the royal family, especially as the name of the youngest child of William, Prince of Wales.

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Hugo: Intellect and mind

Hugo: Intellect and mind

The vintage name Hugo is trendy in France and has been a popular name in France as it honours the greatest French writer, Victor Hugo. The popular name has also been among the top names in the U.K. and many European countries, including Spain, Germany, Portugal, and Sweden.

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Manon: Beautiful queen

Manon: Beautiful queen

Manon is a diminutive of the name Marie, which means 'beautiful queen' in French. Since the name is relatively uncommon in many countries, you can consider choosing it as the name for your baby girl.

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Quentin: The fifth one

Quentin: The fifth one

Pronounced as 'Kwentin', the name Quentin has consistently appeared in the top 1,000 names over the past 100 years. The boy's name of Latin origin, meaning 'fifth,' has become a popular name in the US and other countries.

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Sébastien: Adored and respected

Sébastien: Adored and respected

While Sébastien remains unique in other countries, the name is more common in France. Nonetheless, the alternate spelling, Sébastian, is currently a trendy choice, holding a top 20 position.

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