French Word Names

The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward international word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some French choices. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.

Here, some French words turned baby names for your consideration:

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  • Jolie

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    Jolie is as pretty as its literal meaning; nowadays it is also seen as a surname, via Angelina, though it was originally her middle name. Although it is French, Jolie is rarely if ever used as a ... Read More 

  • Jumelle

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  • Lexique

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  • Lumière

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    Innovative French word name, suggesting illumination and clarity.  Read More 

  • Lune

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  • Mai

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    Cross-cultural winner.  Read More 

  • Maison

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    Mason with a French accent.  Read More 

  • Mardi

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    Mardi is a foreign word name that sounds like a homegrown nickname. For what? We're not sure, but it's kinda cute, and preferable to Tuesday. Read More 

  • Margay

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  • Marée

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