Gender: Female Pronunciation: so-LAY Meaning of Soleil: "sun" Origin of Soleil: French

Soleil Origin and Meaning

The name Soleil is a girl's name of French origin meaning "sun".

An attractive French word name known here via former child TV star Soleil Moon Frye, aka Punky Brewster. It started to be lightly used in the U.S. in the 1920's, and is now attracting some attention as both a sunny nature and an exotic name. It's currently Number 680 on Nameberry.

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Aurelius Says:


haha i know it from animal crossing too!

fearlessfirefly Says:


Rhiannon Soleil is my top girl name.

fearlessfirefly Says:


That's lovely. You could also use Selene, which means moon, if you want all uncommon names.

cheesy-biscuit Says:


I thought it was pronounced So-LEEL and loved it. I saw how it’s supposed to be said and my reaction was, ‘oh’ :( slightly disappointed

dream.create Says:


That is gorgeous!

burg123 Says:


If I ever have all girl triplets, I will name them Luna, Stella, and Soleil. (Moon, star, sun)

Miri Says:


I love this name. How it sounds, the meaning, everything about it.

jamee29 Says:


Soleil is gorgeous. There's something about the French names that makes my heart flutter. Beautiful!

teacupsandtiaras Says:


Would this make an attractive boys' middle name?

SimoneKadele Says:


Reminds me of Cirque du Soleil. I like it. It's quirky.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like this name for a boy, especially if (incorrectly, I believe) pronounced Sol-eel or Sol-ail.

Swangirl Says:


I know a darling little Soleil with blonde curls and big blue eyes... Her parents often call her "Sunny" :)

Periberry Says:


i thought it was pronounced so-li-el for the longest time

malloree Says:


I know a Soleil and the name is gorgeous! Though in France, you wouldn't meet a Soleil on the street

Sandie Says:


We named our daughter Soleil. We love the name and so does she (She is 8 now). People have a hard time pronouncing it, so we just say, "Like Cirque Du Soleil", then they get it!

jordalini Says:


Yes I can read name info too :) But this is also a brand name or it's Venus Solelil.

Guest Says:


It's the French word for "sun".

jordalini Says:


I'm pretty sure this is a razor, and a circus..

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


I had a character on Animal Crossing named Soleil, and I always used to think it was So-leel

NicaQ76 Says:


Isn't this a brand of razor?