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French Baby Names for Boys

Charming French baby names for boys, far beyond old-fashioned Jean and Jacques, are just waiting to be discovered. Here: some of the best new French baby names for boys.
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  • Gaetan

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    It's unusual, but that may be its best feature. Read More 

  • Guillaume

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    An everyday name in France, a charismatic possibility here.  Read More 

  • Laurent

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    A French accent makes almost everything sound better, especially when attached to a Twilight vampire. Laurent also has a high-style feel via designer Yves St-Laurent. Laurent de Brunhoff is the F... Read More 

  • Luc

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    Luc is the sexier Gallic cousin of Luke, and if you want to know the difference between their pronunciations, just watch Kevin Kline's hilarious description in the film "French Kiss." Peter Gabri... Read More 

  • Mael

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    The name of a fifth century Breton saint. Read More 

  • Marceau

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    Fans of mime Marcel Marceau may want to consider one or the other of his names -- though not both. Read More 

  • Mathis

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    Very popular in France, this name -- pronounced mat-tees, like the surname of the painter Matisse -- might make an appealing new way to say Matthew here. Read More 

  • Maxence

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    A cute and fresh way to get to Max, this was the name of a sixth century saint. Read More 

  • Olivier

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    More and more frequently heard as the Gallic version of Oliver, Olivier could be seen as a tribute to the great British actor, Sir Laurence O.  Read More 

  • Rainier

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    European royal name, and to Americans a place-name evoking the majestic mountain in Washington state.  Read More 

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