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.
  • 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... Read More 

  • Ines

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    This Portuguese form of Agnes, Ines has always been popular since the true story of the thwarted lovers Queen Ines of Castro and King Peter of Portugal. This has to be one of the most... 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. While traditionally pronounced as a homonym for Lee, Glee actress Lea Michele pronounces her name like Leah. Regardless of your... 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... 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... 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... 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. ... 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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