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    Bilingual Names

    Hi,
    My family is French Canadian, and my fiancé's is English Canadian. We do not have children yet, but we often talk about how we're going to go about finding names that we both like and work in both languages. We like classical names over spunky or trendy names, and we would need them to be easy to pronounce for both our families. We are planning on raising our children speaking both English and French, but we obviously don't know which will become their primary language in their adult life, so we don't want names that will sound "strange" in one of them.
    I was wondering if anyone has suggestions, or tricks to come up with names that work in those two languages.
    Thank you! :)

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    Re: Bilingual Names

    What a great question! My best idea is to Search for names by origin using French -- here's the link -- http://nameberry.com/search/by_origin/33/French -- but you can choose the origin search from the home page or click on origin from the supersearch box. Then from those names (there are more than 1100) look for the ones that also work in English. Amy/Aimee; Juliet/Juliette come immediately to mind but there are so many.....
    Pam Satran
    Nameberry

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    Re: Bilingual Names

    Here is a list of French Names...

    ABEL m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ????? (Hevel) or ????? (Havel) which meant "breath"... [more]
    ABSOLON m French
    French form of ABSALOM
    ACHILLE m French, Italian
    French and Italian form of ACHILLES
    ADAM m English, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Jewish, Arabic, Biblical
    This is the Hebrew word for "man"... [more]
    ADÉLAÏDE f French
    French form of ADELAIDE
    ADÈLE f French
    French form of ADELA
    ADELINE f French
    Diminutive of ADÈLE
    ADOLPHE m French
    French form of ADOLF
    ADRIEN m French
    French form of ADRIAN
    ADRIENNE f French
    French feminine form of ADRIAN
    AGATHE f French, German, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Ancient Greek
    Cognate of AGATHA
    AGLAÉ f French
    French form of AGLAIA
    AGNÈS f French, Catalan
    French and Catalan form of AGNES
    AIMÉ m French
    From Old French Amé, the masculine form of Amée (see AMY).
    AIMÉE f French
    French form of AMY
    ALAIN m French
    French form of ALAN
    ALBAN m German, French, English (Rare)
    From the Latin name Albanus which meant "from Alba"... [more]
    ALBERT m English, French, Slovene, Polish, Russian, Dutch
    From the Germanic name Adalbrecht, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    ALBERTINE f French
    French feminine form of ALBERT
    ALDÉRIC m French
    Variant of ALDRIC
    ALDRIC m French
    From a Germanic name, derived from the elements ald "old" and ric "ruler, power"... [more]
    ALEXANDRE m French, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
    Cognate of ALEXANDER... [more]
    ALEXANDRIE f French
    French feminine form of ALEXANDER
    ALEXANDRINE f French, German
    French elaborated form of ALEXANDRA... [more]
    ALEXIS m & f German, French, English, Ancient Greek
    From the Greek name ?????? (Alexis), which meant "helper" or "defender", derived from Greek ????? (alexo) "to defend, to help"... [more]
    ALFRED m English, French, Scandinavian, German, Polish, Dutch
    Derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel"... [more]
    ALICE f English, French, Portuguese, Italian
    From the Old French name Alis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE)... [more]
    ALINE f French, English
    Medieval short form of ADELINE... [more]
    ALISON f English, French
    Norman French diminutive of Alis (see ALICE)... [more]
    ALIX f French
    Medieval French variant of ALICE
    ALPHONSE m French
    French form of ALFONSO
    ALPHONSINE f French
    French feminine diminutive of ALFONSO
    AMABLE m French
    French masculine form of AMABEL
    AMANDINE f French
    French diminutive of AMANDA
    AMARANTE f French
    French form of AMARANTHA... [more]
    AMAURY m French
    French form of AMALRIC
    AMBRE f French
    French cognate of AMBER
    AMBROISE m French
    French form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
    AMÉDÉE m French
    French form of AMADEUS
    AMÉLIE f French
    French form of AMELIA
    ANAÏS f Provençal, Catalan, French
    Provençal and Catalan form of ANNA
    ANASTASIE f French
    French form of ANASTASIA
    ANATOLE m French
    French form of ANATOLIUS
    ANDRÉ m French, Portuguese
    French and Portuguese form of ANDREW
    ANDRÉE f French
    French feminine form of ANDREW
    ANGÈLE f French
    French feminine form of Angelus (see ANGEL).
    ANGELINE f French
    French diminutive of ANGELA
    ANGELIQUE f French
    French form of ANGELICA
    ANNE (1) f French, English, Scandinavian, Finnish, German, Dutch, Basque
    French form of ANNA... [more]
    ANNETTE f French, English
    French diminutive of ANNE (1)... [more]
    ANOUK f Dutch, French
    Dutch and French diminutive of ANNA
    ANSELME m French
    French form of ANSELM
    ANTOINE m French
    French form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
    ANTOINETTE f French
    Feminine diminutive of ANTOINE... [more]
    ANTONIN m French
    French form of Antoninus (see ANTONINO)... [more]
    APOLLINAIRE m French
    French form of APOLLINARIS
    APOLLINE f French
    French form of APOLLONIA
    ARIANE f French, German
    French form of ARIADNE
    ARIANNE f French
    Variant of ARIANE
    ARIELLE f French
    French feminine form of ARIEL
    ARIENNE f French
    French form of ARIADNE
    ARISTIDE m French
    French form of ARISTIDES
    ARLETTE f French
    Norman diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle"... [more]
    ARMAND m French
    French form of HERMAN
    ARMEL m French
    From Arthmael, which was possibly composed of the Celtic elements art "stone" and mael "prince"... [more]
    ARMELLE f French
    Feminine form of ARMEL
    ARNAUD m French
    French form of ARNOLD
    ARNAUDE f French
    French feminine form of ARNOLD
    ARTHUR m English, French, German, Welsh Mythology
    The meaning of this name is unknown... [more]
    AUBERT m French
    French variant of ALBERT
    AUBIN m French
    French form of ALBIN
    AUDE f French
    French feminine form of ALDO
    AUGUSTE m French
    French form of AUGUSTUS
    AUGUSTIN m French, Czech, Romanian
    French, Czech and Romanian form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
    AUGUSTINE (2) f French, German
    French feminine form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
    AURÈLE m French
    French form of AURELIUS
    AURÉLIE f French
    French feminine form of AURELIUS
    AURÉLIEN m French
    French form of Aurelianus (see AURELIANO).
    AURORE f French
    French form of AURORA
    AVRIL f French (Rare), English (Rare)
    French form of APRIL
    AXELLE f French
    Feminine form of AXEL
    BABETTE f French
    French diminutive of ELIZABETH
    BAPTISTE m French
    Means "baptist" in French, originally deriving from Greek ????? (bapto) "to dip"... [more]
    BARBARA f English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene
    Derived from Greek ???????? (barbaros) meaning "foreign"... [more]
    BARNABÉ m French
    French form of BARNABAS
    BARTHÉLÉMY m French
    French form of BARTHOLOMEW
    BASILE m French
    French form of BASIL (1)
    BASTIEN m French
    Short form of SÉBASTIEN
    BAUDOUIN m French
    French form of BALDWIN
    BÉATRICE f French
    French form of BEATRIX
    BÉNÉDICTE f French
    French feminine form of BENEDICT
    BENJAMIN m English, French, German, Dutch, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ?????????? (Binyamin) which means "son of the south" or "son of the right hand"... [more]
    BENJAMINE f French
    French feminine form of BENJAMIN
    BENOIT m French
    French form of BENEDICT
    BENOITE f French
    French feminine form of BENEDICT
    BERNADETTE f French
    French feminine form of BERNARD... [more]
    BERNARD m English, French, Polish
    Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
    BERNARDINE f French
    French feminine form of BERNARD
    BERTHE f French
    French form of BERTHA
    BERTRAND m French, English
    French form of BERTRAM... [more]
    BLAISE m French
    From the Roman name Blasius which meant "lisping" from Latin blaesus... [more]
    BLANCHE f French, English
    From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair"... [more]
    BLANDINE f French
    French form of the Roman name Blandina, which was the feminine form of Blandinus, which was itself a derivative of the cognomen Blandus which meant "charming" in Latin... [more]
    BONIFACE m French, English (Rare)
    From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate"... [more]
    BRICE m French, English
    From the name Bricius, which was probably a Latinized form of a Welsh name derived from brych meaning "speckled"... [more]
    BRIGITTE f German, French
    German and French form of BRIDGET
    BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French
    Means "brown" from Germanic... [more]
    CAMILLE f & m French
    French feminine and masculine form of CAMILLA
    CARINE f French
    French form of CARINA (1)
    CAROLE f French
    French feminine form of CAROLUS
    CAROLINE f French, English
    French feminine form of CAROLUS
    CATHERINE f French, English
    French form of KATHERINE, and also a common English variant.
    CILE f French
    French form of CECILIA
    CÉLESTE f & m French
    French feminine and masculine form of CAELESTIS
    CÉLESTIN m French
    French form of CAELESTINUS
    CÉLESTINE f French
    French feminine form of CAELESTINUS
    LINE f French
    French feminine form of Caelinus (see CELINO)... [more]
    CERISE f French
    Means "cherry" in French.
    CESAIRE m French
    French form of CAESAR
    CÉSAR m French, Spanish, Portuguese
    French, Spanish and Portuguese form of CAESAR... [more]
    CHANTAL f French, English, Dutch
    From a French surname which was derived from a place name meaning "stony"... [more]
    CHARLES m English, French
    From the Germanic name Karl, which was derived from a Germanic word which meant "man"... [more]
    CHARLINE f French
    French feminine diminutive of CHARLES
    CHARLOT m French
    French diminutive of CHARLES
    CHARLOTTE f French, English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch
    French feminine diminutive of CHARLES... [more]
    CHLOÉ f French
    French form of CHLOE
    CHRISTELLE f French
    French diminutive of CHRISTINE influenced by the sound of the name CRYSTAL.
    CHRISTIAN m English, French, German, Scandinavian
    From the Medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS)... [more]
    CHRISTIANE f German, French
    German and French feminine form of CHRISTIAN
    CHRISTINE f French, English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch
    French form of CHRISTINA, used as a variant in other languages.
    CHRISTOPHE m French
    French form of CHRISTOPHER
    CLAIR m French, English
    French form of Clarus (see CLARA).
    CLAIRE f French, English
    French form of CLARA
    CLARICE f English, French
    Medieval French diminutive of CLARA, also used in England since the Middle Ages.
    CLARISSE f French
    French form of CLARICE
    CLAUDE m & f French, English
    French masculine and feminine form of CLAUDIUS... [more]
    CLAUDETTE f French
    French feminine form of CLAUDIUS
    CLAUDIE f French
    French feminine variant of CLAUDE
    CLAUDINE f French
    Feminine form of CLAUDIUS
    CLÉMENCE f French
    French feminine form of Clementius (see CLEMENT).
    CLÉMENT m French
    French form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
    CLEMENTINE f French
    French feminine form of CLEMENT
    CLOTHILDE f French
    Variant of CLOTILDE
    CLOTILDE f French
    French form of a Germanic name which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and hild "battle"... [more]
    COLETTE f French
    Short form of NICOLETTE... [more]
    COLINE f French
    Short form of NICOLINE
    COLOMBAIN m French
    French form of Columbanus (see COLMÁN).
    COLOMBE f French
    French feminine form of COLUMBA
    CÔME m French
    French form of COSMAS
    CONSTANCE f English, French
    Medieval form of CONSTANTIA... [more]
    CONSTANT m French, English (Rare)
    From the Late Latin name Constans, which meant "constant, steadfast"... [more]
    CONSTANTIN m French, Romanian
    French and Romanian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
    CORALIE f French
    Means "coral" from Latin coralium (see CORAL).
    CORENTIN m Breton, French
    Possibly means "hurricane" in Breton... [more]
    CORIN m French
    French form of QUIRINUS
    CORINNE f French, English
    French form of CORINNA... [more]
    CORNÉLIE f French
    French form of CORNELIA
    COSETTE f French
    Meaning unknown... [more]
    COSME m Portuguese, French
    Portuguese and French form of COSMAS
    CUNÉGONDE f French
    French form of KUNIGUNDE... [more]
    CYRILLE m & f French
    French masculine and feminine form of CYRIL
    DAMIEN m French
    French form of DAMIAN
    DANIEL m English, Jewish, French, German, Scandinavian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ????????? (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge"... [more]
    DANIÈLE f French
    French feminine form of DANIEL
    DANIELLE f French, English
    French feminine form of DANIEL... [more]
    DAPHNÉ f French
    French form of DAPHNE
    DAVID m English, Jewish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Slovene, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Biblical
    Possibly derived from Hebrew ??? (dvd) meaning "beloved"... [more]
    BORA f Spanish, Portuguese, French
    Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH
    DELPHINE f French
    French form of DELPHINA
    DENIS m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovene
    From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS... [more]
    DENISE f French, English
    French feminine form of DENIS
    DÉODAT m French
    French form of DEODATUS
    DÉSIRÉ m French
    Masculine form of DÉSIRÉE
    DÉSIRÉE f French
    Means "desired, wished" in French.
    DIANE f French, English
    French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
    DIANNE f French, English
    Variant of DIANE
    DIDIER m French
    French form of DESIDERIO
    DIEUDONNÉ m French
    Means "given by God" in French.
    DIEUDONNÉE f French
    Feminine form of DIEUDONNÉ
    DIMITRI m Russian, French
    Variant of DMITRIY, using the Church Slavic spelling.
    DIODORE m French
    French form of DIODORUS
    DOMINIQUE f & m French
    French feminine and masculine form of DOMINIC
    DONAT m French, Provençal, Catalan, Polish
    French, Provençal, Catalan and Polish form of DONATO
    DONATIEN m French
    French form of DONATO
    DONATIENNE f French
    French feminine form of DONATO
    DORIAN m English, French
    The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young... [more]
    DORIANE f French
    French feminine form of DORIAN
    DOROTHÉE f French
    French form of DOROTHEA
    EDGAR m English, French
    Derived from the Old English elements ead "rich, blessed" and gar "spear"... [more]
    EDGARD m French
    French form of EDGAR
    ÉDITH f French
    French form of EDITH
    EDMOND m French
    French form of EDMUND... [more]
    ÉDOUARD m French
    French form of EDWARD
    EDWIGE f French
    French form of HEDWIG
    ELÉONORE f French
    French form of ELEANOR
    ÉLIANE f French
    From the Roman family name Aelianus, which was probably derived from the Greek word ‘????? (helios) meaning "sun"... [more]
    ÉLIE m French
    French form of ELIJAH
    ÉLISABETH f French
    French form of ELIZABETH
    ÉLISE f French
    French short form of ÉLISABETH
    ÉLODIE f French
    French form of ALODIA
    ELOI m French
    French form of Eligius (see ELIGIO).
    ÉLOÏSE f French
    French form of ELOISE
    ELVIRE f French
    French form of ELVIRA
    EMELINE f French
    French form of Ameline (see EMMELINE).
    EMERIC m French
    French form of EMMERICH
    ÉMILE m French
    French form of Aemilius (see EMIL)... [more]
    ÉMILIE f French
    French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
    ÉMILIEN m French
    French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
    EMMA f English, French, Italian, Finnish, Dutch
    Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal"... [more]
    EMMANUEL m Biblical, French, English
    Means "God is with us" in Hebrew... [more]
    EMMANUELLE f French
    French feminine form of EMMANUEL
    ENZO m Italian, French
    The meaning of this name is uncertain... [more]
    ERIC m English, French, Swedish
    From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever" and ríkr "ruler"... [more]
    ERMENEGILDE m French
    French form of HERMENEGILDO
    ERNEST m English, French, Slovene
    Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious"... [more]
    ERNESTINE f French, English
    Feminine form of ERNEST
    ESMÉ m & f French
    Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French.
    ESMÉE f French
    Feminine form of ESMÉ
    ESTELLE f English, French
    From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star"... [more]
    ESTHER f English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Jewish, Biblical
    Possibly means "star" in Persian... [more]
    ETHAN m Jewish, English, French, Biblical
    Means "solid, enduring" in Hebrew... [more]
    ÉTIENNE m French
    French form of STEPHEN
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    The names listed here are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
    EUDES m French
    Old French form of ODO... [more]
    EUGÈNE m French
    French form of EUGENE
    EUGÉNIE f French
    French feminine form of EUGENE... [more]
    EULALIE f French
    French form of EULALIA
    EUSTACHE m French
    French form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
    ÉVARISTE m French
    French form of EVARISTUS
    ÈVE f French
    French variant of EVE
    EVE f English, French, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ?????? (Chavvah), which was derived from the Hebrew word ??? (chavah) "to breathe" or the related word ??? (chayah) "to live"... [more]
    EVELINE f English, French
    Variant of EVELINA
    ÉVELYNE f French
    French form of EVELINA
    EVRARD m French
    French form of EVERARD
    FABIEN m French
    French form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
    FABIENNE f French
    French feminine form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
    FABIOLA f Italian, Spanish, French, German
    Elaborated form of FABIA... [more]
    FABRICE m French
    French form of the Roman family name Fabricius, which was derived from Latin faber "craftsman".
    FAUSTINE f French
    French feminine form of Faustinus (see FAUSTINO).
    FÉLICIE f French
    French form of FELICIA
    FELICIEN m French
    French form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
    FELICIENNE f French
    French feminine form of Felicianus (see FELICIANO).
    FÉLIX m French, Spanish
    French and Spanish form of FELIX
    FERDINAND m German, French, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, English
    From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements frið "peace" and nanð "daring, brave"... [more]
    FERNAND m French
    French form of FERDINAND
    FERNANDE f French
    French feminine form of FERDINAND
    FIACRE m French
    French form of FIACHRA
    FIFI f French
    Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE
    FIRMIN m French
    From the Late Latin name Firminus which meant "firm"... [more]
    FLAVIE f French
    French feminine form of FLAVIUS
    FLEUR f French, Dutch, English (Rare)
    Means "flower" in French... [more]
    FLEURETTE f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare)
    Diminutive of FLEUR
    FLORE f French
    French form of FLORA
    FLORENCE f & m English, French
    From the masculine Roman name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from Latin florens "prosperous, flourishing"... [more]
    FLORENTIN m French
    French form of Florentinus (see FLORENTINA).
    FLORETTE f French (Rare)
    French diminutive of FLORA
    FLORIAN m German, Polish, French
    From the Roman name Florianus, derived from Latin flos "flower"... [more]
    FLORIANNE f French
    French feminine form of FLORIAN
    FLORINE f French
    French diminutive of FLORA
    FRANCE f French
    French feminine form of FRANK (1) or a variant of FRANÇOISE.
    FRANCETTE f French
    Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS
    FRANCINE f French, English
    Feminine diminutive of FRANÇOIS
    FRANCISQUE m French
    French variant of Franciscus (see FRANCIS), now somewhat archaic.
    FRANCK m French
    French form of FRANK (1)
    FRANÇOIS m French
    French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS)... [more]
    FRANÇOISE f French
    Feminine form of FRANÇOIS
    FRÉDÉRIC m French
    French form of FREDERICK
    FRÉDÉRIQUE f French
    French form of FREDERICA
    FULBERT m French
    From the Germanic elements folk "people" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    GABRIEL m French, German, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Romanian, Polish, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ?????????? (Gavri'el) meaning "strong man of God"... [more]
    GABRIELLE f French, English
    French feminine form of GABRIEL... [more]
    GAËL m French, Breton
    Possibly a variant of GWENAËL
    GAËLLE f French, Breton
    Possibly a variant of GWENAËLLE
    GAÉTAN m French
    French form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
    GAETANE f French
    French feminine form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
    GASPARD m French
    French form of JASPER
    GASTON m French
    Possibly means either "stranger" from Germanic or "of Gascony" from French... [more]
    GAUBERT m French
    French form of the Germanic name Waldebert, composed of the elements wald "rule" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    GAUTIER m French
    French form of WALTER
    GENEVIÈVE f French
    From Genovefa, a Gaulish name possibly meaning "tribe woman"... [more]
    GEOFFROI m French
    French form of GEOFFREY
    GEORGES m French
    French form of GEORGE
    GEORGETTE f French
    French feminine form of GEORGE
    GEORGINE f French
    French feminine form of GEORGE
    GÉRALD m French
    French form of GERALD
    GÉRALDINE f French
    French feminine form of GERALD
    GÉRARD m French
    French form of GERARD
    GÉRAUD m French
    French form of GERALD
    GERMAIN m French
    French form of the Roman cognomen Germanus which meant "brother" in Latin... [more]
    GERMAINE f French
    French feminine form of GERMAIN... [more]
    GERVAIS m French
    French form of GERVASIUS
    GERVAISE f French (Rare)
    French feminine form of GERVASIUS
    GHISLAIN m French
    Derived from the Germanic element gisel meaning "hostage" or "pledge"... [more]
    GHISLAINE f French
    Feminine form of GHISLAIN
    GHYSLAIN m French
    Variant of GHISLAIN
    GIGI f French
    French diminutive of GEORGINE or VIRGINIA
    GILBERT m English, French, Dutch, German
    Means "bright pledge", derived from the Germanic elements gisel "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    GILBERTE f French
    French feminine form of GILBERT
    GILLES m French
    French form of GILES
    GINETTE f French
    Diminutive of GENEVIÈVE or VIRGINIE
    GISÈLE f French
    French form of GISELLE
    GISELLE f French, English (Modern)
    Derived from the Germanic word gisel meaning "hostage" or "pledge"... [more]
    GODELIEVE f French, Dutch
    French form of a Germanic name meaning "god's love" from god "god" and liob "love".
    GRATIEN m French
    French form of Gratianus (see GRATIAN).
    GRÉGOIRE m French
    French form of GREGORY
    GUILLAUME m French
    French form of WILLIAM
    GUSTAVE m French
    French form of GUSTAV... [more]
    GUY m English, French
    Norman French form of WIDO... [more]
    GWENAËL m French, Breton
    Means "blessed and generous" from Breton gwenn "white, fair, blessed" and hael "generous"... [more]
    GWENAËLLE f French, Breton
    Feminine form of GWENAËL
    GWENDOLINE f Welsh, English (British), French
    Variant of GWENDOLEN
    HANNAH f English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ?????? (Channah) which meant "favour" or "grace"... [more]
    HECTOR m English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
    Latinized form of Greek ‘????? (Hektor), which was derived from ‘????? (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from ??? (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess"... [more]
    HÉLÈNE f French
    French form of HELEN
    HÉLOÏSE f French
    French form of ELOISE
    HENRI m French, Finnish
    French and Finnish form of HENRY
    HENRIETTE f French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
    French feminine diminutive of HENRY
    HERBERT m English, German, French, Slovene, Polish
    Derived from the Germanic elements heri "army" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    HERCULE m French
    French form of HERCULES
    HERMINE f German, French
    German and French feminine form of HERMAN, or perhaps HERMINIUS.
    HERVÉ m French
    French form of HARVEY
    HILAIRE m French
    French form of HILARIUS
    HIPPOLYTE (2) m French
    French form of HIPPOLYTOS
    HONORÉ m French
    French form of HONORATUS
    HONORINE f French
    French form of Honorina, a feminine form of the Roman name Honorinus, a derivative of HONORIUS... [more]
    HORACE m English, French
    English and French form of HORATIUS, and the name by which the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is commonly known those languages... [more]
    HORTENSE f French, English
    French feminine form of Hortensius (see HORTENSIA).
    HUBERT m English, German, Dutch, French, Polish
    Means "bright heart", derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    HUGUES m French
    French form of HUGH
    HUGUETTE f French
    Feminine form of HUGUES
    HUMBERT m German, French, English (Rare)
    Means "famous warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior" and beraht "famous"... [more]
    HYACINTHE m & f French
    French masculine and feminine form of HYACINTHUS
    IGNACE m French
    French form of IGNATIUS
    INÈS f French
    French form of INÉS
    IRÈNE f French
    French form of IRENE
    IRÉNÉE m French
    French form of IRENEUS
    IRIS f Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, French
    Means "rainbow" in Greek... [more]
    ISABEL f Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
    Medieval Provençal form of ELIZABETH... [more]
    ISABELLE f French, English, German
    French form of ISABEL
    ISIDORE m English, French, Jewish
    From the Greek name ???????? (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek ????? (doron) "gift"... [more]
    JACINTHE f French
    French feminine form of HYACINTHUS
    JACQUELINE f French, English
    French feminine form of JACQUES, also commonly used in the English-speaking world.
    JACQUES m French
    French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
    JASMIN (2) m French
    French masculine form of JASMINE
    JASON m English, French, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
    From the Greek name ????? (Iason), which was derived from Greek ?????? (iasthai) "to heal"... [more]
    JEAN (1) m French
    French form of Jehan, the Old French form of Iohannes (see JOHN)... [more]
    JEAN-BAPTISTE m French
    Combination of JEAN (1) and BAPTISTE, referring to Saint John the Baptist.
    JEANETTE f French, English
    Variant of JEANNETTE
    JEANINE f French, English
    Variant of JEANNINE
    JEAN-MARIE m French
    Combination of JEAN (1) and MARIE
    JEANNE f French, English
    Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes (see JOHN)... [more]
    JEANNETTE f French, English
    Diminutive of JEANNE
    JEANNINE f French, English
    Diminutive of JEANNE
    JEANNOT m French
    Diminutive of JEAN (1)
    JÉRÉMIE m French
    French form of JEREMIAH
    JÉRÔME m French
    French form of JEROME
    JOACHIM m French, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
    Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM... [more]
    JOCELINE f French
    French form of Joscelin (see JOCELYN).
    JOËL m French
    French form of JOEL
    JOELLE f French
    French feminine form of JOEL
    JOSÉE f French
    French feminine form of JOSEPH
    JOSEPH m English, French, German, Biblical
    From Iosephus, the Latin form of Greek ??????? (Iosephos), which was from the Hebrew name ?????? (Yosef) meaning "he will add"... [more]
    JOSÈPHE f French
    French feminine form of JOSEPH
    JOSÉPHINE f French
    French feminine form of JOSEPH... [more]
    JOSETTE f French
    Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE
    JOSIANE f French
    Diminutive of JOSÉPHINE
    JOSUE m Spanish, French
    Spanish and French form of JOSHUA
    JOURDAIN m French
    French form of JORDAN
    JUDITH f English, Jewish, French, German, Spanish, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ????????? (Yehudit) meaning "woman from Judea", Judea being an ancient region in Israel... [more]
    JULES (1) m French
    French form of JULIUS... [more]
    JULIANE f French, German
    French and German feminine form of JULIAN
    JULIE f French, English
    French form of JULIA... [more]
    JULIEN m French
    French form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
    JULIENNE f French
    French feminine form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
    JULIETTE f French
    French diminutive of JULIE
    JUSTE m French
    French form of JUSTUS
    JUSTIN m English, French, Slovene
    From the Roman name Iustinus, which was derived from JUSTUS... [more]
    JUSTINE f French, English
    French feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN)... [more]
    KEVIN m English, Irish, French
    Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish Coemgen, composed of the Old Irish elements coem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth"... [more]
    LAETITIA f Late Roman, French
    Original form of LETITIA, as well as the French form.
    LAMBERT m German, Dutch, French, English
    Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    LAURE f French
    French form of LAURA
    LAURENCE (2) f French
    French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
    LAURENT m French
    French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
    LAURENTIN m French
    From the Roman cognomen Laurentinus, itself a derivative of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1))... [more]
    LAURENTINE f French
    Feminine form of LAURENTIN
    LAURETTE f French
    French diminutive of LAURA
    LAZARE m French
    French form of LAZARUS
    LÉA f French
    French form of LEAH
    ANDRE m French
    French form of LEANDER
    LÉO m French
    French form of LEO
    LÉON m French
    French form of LEON
    LÉONARD m French
    French form of LEONARD
    LÉONCE m French
    French form of LEONTIUS
    LÉONE f French
    French feminine form of LEON
    LÉONIDE m & f French
    French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS
    ONIE f French
    French feminine form of LEONIUS
    LÉONNE f French
    Feminine form of LÉON
    LÉONTINE f French
    French form of LEONTINA
    LÉOPOLD m French
    French form of LEOPOLD
    LILIAN f English, French
    Variant of LILLIAN
    LILIANE f French
    French form of LILLIAN
    LILIANNE f French (Rare)
    Variant of LILIANE
    LIONEL m French
    Diminutive of LÉON
    LISE f French, Scandinavian, English
    Short form of ELISABETH or ELIZABETH
    LISETTE f French
    Diminutive of ÉLISABETH
    LOÏC m French, Breton
    Breton form of LOUIS
    LORETTE f French
    Variant of LAURETTE
    LOTHAIRE m French
    French form of LOTHAR
    LOU f & m English, French
    Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS
    LOUIS m French, English, Dutch
    French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG... [more]
    LOUISE f French, English, Dutch
    French feminine form of LOUIS
    LOUP m French
    French form of the Late Latin name Lupus which meant "wolf"... [more]
    LUC m French
    French form of LUKE
    LUCAS m English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish
    Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
    LUCE f Italian, French
    Italian and French variant of LUCIA... [more]
    LUCETTE f French
    Diminutive of LUCIE
    LUCIE f French, Czech
    French and Czech form of LUCIA
    LUCIEN m French
    French form of Lucianus (see LUCIAN).
    LUCIENNE f French
    Feminine form of LUCIEN
    LUCILE f French, English
    Variant of LUCILLE
    LUCILLE f French, English
    French form of LUCILLA... [more]
    LUCINDE f French
    French form of LUCINDA
    LUCRÈCE f & m French
    French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
    LUDIVINE f French
    Possibly from a Germanic name formed of the elements liut "people" and win "friend"... [more]
    LUDOVIC m French
    Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG... [more]
    LYDIE f French
    French form of LYDIA
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    The names listed here are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
    MADELEINE f French, English
    French form of MAGDALENE
    MADELINE f English, French
    English form of MAGDALENE... [more]
    MAËL m French, Breton
    Means "chief" or "prince" in Celtic... [more]
    MAËLLE f French, Breton
    Feminine form of MAËL
    MAËLYS f French, Breton
    Feminine form of MAËL
    MAEVA f Pacific/Polynesian, French
    Means "welcome" in Tahitian.
    MAGALI f French
    Possibly a Provençal form of MARGARET
    MAHAUT f French
    Medieval French form of MATHILDE
    MANON f French, Dutch
    French diminutive of MARIE
    MARC m French, Catalan, Welsh
    French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK
    MARCEL m French, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak
    Form of MARCELLUS
    MARCELINE f French
    French feminine form of Marcellinus (see MARCELLIN).
    MARCELLE f French
    French feminine form of MARCELLUS
    MARCELLETTE f French
    French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS
    MARCELLIN m French
    From the Roman family name Marcellinus, which was derived from MARCELLUS... [more]
    MARCELLINE f French
    French feminine form of Marcellinus (see MARCELLIN).
    MARGAUX f French
    Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town... [more]
    MARGOT f French
    French short form of MARGARET
    MARGUERITE f French
    French form of MARGARET
    MARIANNE f French, English
    Originally a diminutive of MARIE... [more]
    MARIE f French, Czech, German, English
    French, Czech and German form of Maria (see MARY)... [more]
    MARIELLE f French
    French diminutive of MARIE
    MARIETTE f French
    French diminutive of MARIA
    MARILÈNE f French
    Combination of MARIE and HÉLÈNE
    MARILOU f French, English, Dutch
    Combination of MARIA and LOUISE
    MARIN m French, Romanian
    French, Romanian and Croatian form of MARINUS
    MARINE f French
    French feminine form of MARINUS
    MARION (1) f French, English
    Medieval French diminutive of MARY... [more]
    MARISE f French
    French diminutive of MARIE
    MARIUS m Ancient Roman, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French, Romanian
    Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male"... [more]
    MARJOLAINE f French
    Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
    MARLENE f German, English, French
    Blend of MARIA and MAGDALENE... [more]
    MARTHE f French, German
    French and German form of MARTHA
    MARTIN m English, French, German, Scandinavian, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Bulgarian
    From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS... [more]
    MARTINE f French
    French feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
    MATHIEU m French
    French form of MATTHEW
    MATHILDE f French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish
    Cognate of MATILDA
    MATHIS m German, French
    German and French form of MATTHIAS
    MATTHIEU m French
    Variant of MATHIEU
    MAURICE m English, French
    From the Roman name Mauricius, a derivative of MAURUS... [more]
    MAXENCE m French
    French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest"... [more]
    MAXIME m French
    French form of MAXIMUS
    MAXIMILIEN m French
    French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
    MAXIMILIENNE f French
    French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN
    LANIE f French
    French form of MELANIE
    MÉLISANDE f French
    French form of MILLICENT
    LISSA f French
    French form of MELISSA
    MICHEL m French, German
    French form and German diminutive of MICHAEL... [more]
    MICHÈLE f French
    French feminine form of MICHEL
    MICHELINE f French
    French feminine diminutive of MICHEL
    MICHELLE f French, English
    French feminine form of MICHEL... [more]
    MIRABELLE f French (Rare), English (Rare)
    Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful"... [more]
    MIREILLE f French
    From the Provençal name Mireio, which was first used by the poet Frederic Mistral... [more]
    MODESTE m French
    French form of MODESTUS
    MODESTINE m French
    French diminutive of MODESTUS
    MONIQUE f French
    French form of MONICA
    MORGAINE f French
    French feminine form of MORGAN
    MORGANE f French
    French feminine form of MORGAN
    MURIEL f English, French, Irish
    Anglicized form of MUIRGHEAL or its Breton cognate... [more]
    MYRIAM f French
    French form of MIRIAM
    NADIA (1) f French, English, Italian
    Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world... [more]
    NADINE f French
    French elaborated form of NADYA (1)
    NARCISSE m French
    French form of NARCISSUS
    NATALIE f French, English, German
    From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini... [more]
    NATHALIE f French, German
    French and German variant of NATALIE
    NATHAN m English, French, Biblical
    Means "giver" in Hebrew... [more]
    NAZAIRE m French
    French form of Nazarius (see NAZARIO).
    NICÉPHORE m French
    French form of NIKEPHOROS
    NICHOLAS m English, French
    From the Greek name ???????? (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek ???? (nike) "victory" and ???? (laos) "people"... [more]
    NICODÈME m French
    French form of NICODEMUS
    NICOLAS m French
    French form of NICHOLAS
    NICOLE f French, English, Dutch
    French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
    NICOLETTE f French
    Diminutive of NICOLE
    NICOLINE f French, Dutch
    Diminutive of NICOLE
    NINA (1) f Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Polish, Slovene
    Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA and GIANNINA... [more]
    NINETTE f French
    Diminutive of NINA (1)
    NINON f French
    French diminutive of ANNE (1)
    NOÉ m French, Spanish, Portuguese
    French, Spanish and Portuguese form of NOAH (1)
    NOËL m French
    Means "Christmas" in French... [more]
    NOÈLE f French
    Feminine form of NOEL
    NOELLA f French
    Feminine form of NOEL
    NOËLLE f French
    Feminine form of NOËL
    NOÉMIE f French
    French form of NAOMI (1)
    OCÉANE f French
    Derived from French océan meaning "ocean".
    ODETTE f French
    French feminine diminutive of ODO... [more]
    ODILE f French
    French form of ODILIA
    ODILON m French, Portuguese
    French diminutive of ODO
    OLIVIE f French, Czech
    French and Czech form of OLIVIA
    OLIVIER m French, Dutch
    French and Dutch form of OLIVER
    OLYMPE f French
    French form of OLYMPIA
    ONÉSIME m French
    French form of ONESIMUS
    ORIANE f French
    French form of ORIANA
    ORIANNE f French
    French form of ORIANA
    OSANNE f & m French
    French form of HOSANNA
    OZANNE f & m French
    French form of HOSANNA
    PASCAL m French, German
    From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew ????? (pesach) "Passover"... [more]
    PASCALE f French
    Feminine form of PASCAL
    PASCALINE f French
    Feminine form of PASCAL
    PASCHAL m French
    Variant of PASCAL
    PATRICE m French
    French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
    PATRICK m Irish, English, French, German
    From the Roman name Patricius, which meant "nobleman" in Latin... [more]
    PAUL m English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Romanian, Biblical
    From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin... [more]
    PAULE f French
    French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
    PAULETTE f French
    French feminine diminutive of PAUL
    PAULINE f French, English, German, Scandinavian
    French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
    PÉNÉLOPE f French
    French form of PENELOPE
    PERRINE f French
    French feminine form of Perrin, a diminutive of PIERRE.
    PÉTRONILLE f French
    French form of PETRONILLA
    PHILBERT m French (Rare), English (Rare)
    Variant of PHILIBERT
    PHILIBERT m French
    Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek ????? (philos) "dear, beloved"... [more]
    PHILIPPE m French
    French form of PHILIP
    PHILIPPINE f French
    Elaborated feminine form of PHILIPPE
    PIERRE m French
    French form of PETER... [more]
    PIERRETTE f French
    Feminine diminutive of PIERRE
    PIERRICK m Breton, French
    Breton diminutive of PIERRE
    PLACIDE f French
    French feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
    PONS m French
    French form of PONTIUS
    PROSPER m French, English
    From the Roman name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful" in Latin... [more]
    QUENTIN m French, English
    French form of the Roman family name Quintinus, which was originally derived from QUINTUS... [more]
    RACHEL f English, Jewish, French, German, Biblical
    Means "ewe" in Hebrew... [more]
    RAINIER m French
    French form of RAYNER
    RAOUL m French
    French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
    RAPHAËL m French
    French form of RAPHAEL
    RAPHAEL m German, French, English, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ??????? (Refa'el) which meant "God has healed"... [more]
    RAYMOND m English, French
    From the Germanic name Reginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector"... [more]
    RAYMONDE f French
    French feminine form of RAYMOND
    BECCA f French
    French form of REBECCA
    RÉGINE f French
    French form of REGINA
    RÉGIS m French
    From a surname meaning "ruler" in Provençal... [more]
    REINE f French
    Means "queen" in French.
    RÉMI m French
    Variant of RÉMY
    RÉMY m French
    French form of the Roman cognomen Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman"... [more]
    RENARD m French (Rare), Polish (Rare)
    French and Polish form of REYNARD... [more]
    RENAUD m French
    French form of REYNOLD... [more]
    RENÉ m French, German, Slovak, Czech
    French form of RENATUS... [more]
    RENÉE f French, Dutch
    French feminine form of RENÉ
    REYNAUD m French
    French form of REYNOLD
    RICHARD m English, French, German, Czech, Dutch
    Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy"... [more]
    ROBERT m English, French, Scandinavian, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Romanian
    Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright"... [more]
    ROCH m French, Polish
    French and Polish form of ROCCO
    RODOLPH m English (Rare), French (Rare)
    Variant of RUDOLF
    RODOLPHE m French
    French form of RUDOLF
    RODRIGUE m French
    French form of RODERICK
    ROGER m English, French
    Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear"... [more]
    ROLAND m English, French, Polish
    Means "famous land" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and land... [more]
    ROLANDE f French
    French feminine form of ROLAND
    ROMAIN m French
    French form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
    ROMAINE f French
    French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
    ROMANE f French
    French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
    ROSAIRE m French
    Means "rosary" French.
    ROSALIE f French
    French form of ROSALIA
    ROSE f English, French
    Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type"... [more]
    ROSELLE f French
    French diminutive of ROSA (1)
    ROSEMONDE f French
    French form of ROSAMUND
    ROSETTE f French
    French diminutive of ROSA (1)
    ROSINE f French
    French diminutive of ROSA (1)
    ROXANE f French, English
    French and English form of ROXANA... [more]
    ROXANNE f English, French
    Variant of ROXANE
    SABINE f French, German
    French and German form of SABINA
    SACHA m & f French
    French form of SASHA
    SALOMÉ f French, Portuguese
    French and Portuguese form of SALOME
    SALOMON m French, Scandinavian, Finnish, Polish
    French, Scandinavian, Finnish and Polish form of SOLOMON
    SAMUEL m English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Biblical
    From the Hebrew name ????????? (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard"... [more]
    SANDRINE f French
    Elaborated form of SANDRA
    SARAH f English, French, German, Jewish, Arabic, Biblical
    Means "lady" or "princess" in Hebrew... [more]
    BASTIEN m French
    French form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
    BASTIENNE f French
    French feminine form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
    SÉRAPHIN m French
    French form of Seraphinus (see SERAPHINA).
    SERAPHINE f French
    French form of SERAPHINA
    SERGE m French
    French form of SERGIUS
    SÉVÈRE m French
    French form of Severus (see SEVERO).
    SÉVERIN m French
    French form of Severinus (see SEVERINO).
    SÉVÉRINE f French
    French feminine form of Severinus (see SEVERINO).
    SIBYLLE f German, French
    German and French form of SIBYL
    SIDONIE f French
    French feminine form of SIDONIUS
    SIMON m English, French, Scandinavian, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Biblical
    From the Greek form of the Hebrew name ????????? (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard"... [more]
    SIMONE (1) f French
    French feminine form of SIMON... [more]
    SOLANGE f French
    French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious"... [more]
    SOLÈNE f French
    Variant of SOLANGE
    SOPHIE f French, English, German, Dutch
    French form of SOPHIA
    STÉPHANE m French
    French form of STEPHEN
    STÉPHANIE f French
    French feminine form of STEPHEN
    SUZANNE f French, English
    French form of SUSANNA
    SUZETTE f French
    French diminutive of SUSANNA
    SYBILLE f German, French
    German and French form of SIBYL
    SYLVAIN m French
    French form of SILVANUS
    SYLVAINE f French
    French feminine form of SILVANUS
    SYLVESTRE m French
    French form of SILVESTER
    SYLVIANE f French
    Variant of SYLVAINE
    SYLVIANNE f French
    Variant of SYLVAINE
    SYLVIE f French
    French form of SILVIA
    TATIENNE f French
    French form of TATIANA
    TELESPHORE m French
    French form of the Greek name ?????????? (Telesphoros) which means "bringing fulfillment" or "bearing fruit"... [more]
    THEIRN m French
    Possibly a Cajun French form of THEODORE
    THÉO m French
    Short form of THÉODORE
    THÉODORE m French
    French form of THEODORE
    THÉOPHILE m French
    French form of THEOPHILUS
    THÉRÈSE f French
    French form of THERESA... [more]
    THIBAULT m French
    French form of THEOBALD
    THIERRY m French
    French form of THEODORIC
    THOMAS m English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Greek, Biblical
    Greek form of the Aramaic name Te'oma which meant "twin"... [more]
    TIMOTHÉE m French
    French form of TIMOTHY
    TOINETTE f French
    Short form of ANTOINETTE
    TOUSSAINT m French
    Means "all saints" in French.
    TRISTAN m Welsh, English, French, Celtic Mythology
    From the Celtic name Drystan, which was probably derived from drest meaning "riot" or "tumult"... [more]
    ULRICH m German, French
    Means "prosperity and power" from Germanic uodal "prosperity" combined with ric "power"... [more]
    URBAIN m French
    French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
    VALENTIN m Scandinavian, German, French, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Romanian
    Cognate of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
    VALENTINE (2) f French
    French feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
    VALÈRE m French
    French form of VALERIUS
    VALÉRIE f French
    French form of VALERIA
    VALÉRY m French
    Derived from the Germanic elements wahl "foreign" and ric "power".
    VÉRÈNE f French
    French form of VERENA
    VÉRONIQUE f French
    French form of VERONICA
    VESPASIEN m French
    French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
    VICTOIRE f French
    French form of VICTORIA (1)
    VICTOR m English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Ancient Roman
    Roman name meaning "victor" in Latin... [more]
    VICTORINE f French
    French feminine form of Victorinus (see VICTORINO).
    VIENNE f French
    From the French name of the capital city of Austria, known in English as Vienna.
    VINCENT m English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
    From the Roman name Vincentius, which was from Latin vincere "to conquer"... [more]
    VIOLETTE f French
    French form of VIOLET
    VIRGINIE f French
    French form of VIRGINIA
    VIVIANNE f French
    Variant of VIVIENNE
    VIVIEN (1) m French
    French form of Vivianus (see VIVIAN).
    VIVIENNE f French
    Feminine form of VIVIEN (1)
    WINOC m Breton, French
    Variant of GWENNEG
    XAVIER m English, French, Portuguese, Catalan
    Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house"... [more]
    YANICK m & f Breton, French
    Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN
    YANN m Breton, French
    Breton form of JOHN
    YANNIC m & f Breton, French
    Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN
    YANNICK m & f Breton, French
    Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN
    YOLANDE f French
    French form of YOLANDA... [more]
    YSEULT f French
    French form of ISOLDE
    YVES m French
    Medieval French form of Ivo, originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element iv meaning "yew"... [more]
    YVETTE f French, English
    French feminine form of YVES
    YVON m French
    Medieval variant of YVES
    YVONNE f French, English
    French feminine form of YVON... [more]
    ZACHARIE m French
    French form of ZECHARIAH
    ZÉPHYRINE f French
    French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
    ZOÉ f French
    French form of ZOE

  4. #7
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    Oct 2008
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    Re: Bilingual Names

    I'd second what Pam said. Maybe find a few French names you like, and see if they rank in the top 500 or so in the US (you can check the rankings on the Social Security Administration's website). If they rank, they probably won't sound out of place in French-speaking or English-speaking contexts.

  5. #9

    Re: Bilingual Names

    My name is Myriam I love my name it is beautiful ! My name is used in the French language as well as in the English language . Both cultures use this name and it fits very well in both cultures !

    Au Revoir !
    Bye !

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