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French Baby Girl Names

French baby girl names aren't limited to the same old noms--the Michelles and Danielles and Gabrielles. Here are some fresh French baby names for girls.
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  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fle... Read More 

  • Ines

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    This Spanish and French form of Agnes, the mother of Don Juan in the Byron poem, Ines has a touch of mystery but has also been fully integrated into the American name pool. Inez is another spelling. Read More 

  • Isaline

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    A trendy name in France, sometimes also spelled Ysaline, that's related to both Isabelle and Iseult. To the American ear, it freshens up Isabelle without really improving on it. Read More 

  • Lea

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    More attractive than Lee, less meaningful than Leah.  Read More 

  • Leonie

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    Leonie is a chic French and German form of a name that exists in a range of variations from Leona to Leonia to Leon to Leo to Lionel, all newly fashionable after a couple of generations in style li... Read More 

  • Lilou

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    Lilou is a charming, rarely heard import. Occitan is a language spoken in Provence, in the south of France, in which the suffix "ou" denotes a pet form — thus, Lilou as a short form of Liliane or i... Read More 

  • Lou

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    Lou is usually a short form of Louise, Louisa, or Lucy in English-speaking countries, when Lou is used for girls at all. But in France and Germany, it's a fashionable choice all on its own, sure t... Read More 

  • Lucienne

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    Lucienne is a soft and ultra-sophisticated French-accented option in the Lucy family, one that could provide a fresh alternative to such fatigued Gallic choices as Danielle and Michelle. So if you... Read More 

  • Maelle

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    This feminine form of Mael has the distinctive "aelle" ending found in Brittany. Read More 

  • Maelys

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    Another feminine form of the old saint's name Mael. Read More 

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