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

The name Soleil is a girl's name of French origin meaning "sun". Soleil and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Soleil

Soleil Moon Frye, American actress
Sky Soleil, American male voice actor
Cypress Soleil Lee (b. 1995), daughter of rapper Solé
Sophia Madrien Soleil Bell (b. 2001), daughter of singer Tara McLean
Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder (b. 2017), daughter of actors Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

Pop Culture References for the name Soleil

Cirque du Soleil, famous Canadian circus
Soleil, character on the American TV show "Touch"
Soleil, daughter of Laslow (Lazward) in the game "Fire Emblem: Fates"