Gender: Female Meaning of Alouette: "lark" Origin of Alouette: French

Alouette Origin and Meaning

The name Alouette is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lark".

Alouette is a sweet Gallic twist in the stylish bird name genre made familiar via the charming French children's song, Alouette, gentile alouette.

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Alowette, Allouette, Alouetta


fearlessfirefly Says:


Alondra also means lark

LadyMacbethWho??? Says:


The first thing I thought of when I saw this name was the song, and I know some people have an issue with that connection, but the lullaby has a soft spot because of personal French connections. Do listen to the song first in case you're shocked after naming your child

MissYellowButterfly Says:


Beautiful name but DON'T name your kid this if they're in any Francophone part of the world.

sgsg8 Says:


This is the exact same as lark except, in french. When a french person hears this name I would think they would think of the bird, not the song.

LivvieC Says:


Alouette means Lark, it doesn't only exist in the french language as a song. And if you aren't in a country where lots of people speak french then its unlikely tons of people have even heard that song, let alone think of it when they hear this name. I think its sound name :)

Finn Says:


A cute, and sweet sounding name. Unfortunately, though the association with a rhyme isn't the most preferred type of association, this rhyme in particular is probably one of the worst to be associated with.

beachbear Says:


Go with Lark, not Alouette. Same meaning, less bird plucking.

headintheclouds Says:


This is one of those names that I would've never heard about if not for Nameberry and the Internet. Alouette aptly has an elegant, delicate birdlike sound, as if it's about to take flight, and I'd imagine it being an adorable affectionate nickname for a little girl.

Nozomi Says:


Uh if your naming them after the song no. Now if you think this name is pretty and just happen to really like it then yes I would have to agree.

Impwood Says:


Charming French children's song? That song used to make me cry.

snowsbeloved Says:


Never heard of the song, although that may definitely be a deterrent. But I can't help thinking of yummy cheese spread. Not a fan of this baby name. Too bad because it's got a great sound and meaning. Oh the power of association.

Zelliew Says:


Yes! The little song immediately comes to mind

Zuzana Says:


I really love Alouette. A name I can't forget. Is it too silly because of the song/cheese. I think it has a lovely sound

basilietea Says:


Probably, but I still think it's pretty... Even though the lyrics to the children's song are about plucking a bird. Sigh.

sashapizzarova Says:


basically the song translates to "lark nice lark I will pluck you. Lark I will pluck your head. Lark I will pluck your eyes" etc. If a French or Canadian person actually heard this as a name they'd pass out from laughing.

justkateann Says:


I still associate this name with the children's song. Pretty, but once you read the translation for the song you may rethink your choice.

Hydra Says:


I don't. Never heard of it. And it's not naming your kid after a song; it's a name with a pretty sound and an alternative to the growing in popularity Lark. It could be a way to honor a Harriet or similar, and also a way to honor one's French heritage. It's not my personal favorite, but it is most definitely not a "weak choice".

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I wouldn't pick this because of the song, but if you like it, go for it, I guess.

Guest Says:


I just immediately start singing the nursery rhyme.

iwillpraise Says:


I have a soft spot for this name.. maybe because I have a soft spot for birds in general which lends itself to liking bird names :) I also like the cute, usable nn Lou or LuLu.. Alouette, Wren, Robin and Nightingale are my faves.