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French Baby Names for Boys

Charming French baby names for boys, far beyond old-fashioned Jean and Jacques, are just waiting to be discovered. Here: some of the best new French baby names for boys.

  • Alain

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    Alain gives the midcentury Alan a bit of gallic dash.Read More 

  • Amaury

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    Friendlier french form of ancient Germanic royal name Amalric or Emmerich.Read More 

  • Aubin

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    More appealing than the English version, Aubin might be seen as a fresher and more decidedly masculine twist on Aubrey. This handsome discovery is now ranked at Number 311 in its native France.Read More 

  • Aurélien

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    Truly original yet not strange name ripe for the plucking by the adventurous baby namer. Aurelius works too.Read More 

  • Basile

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  • Benoit

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    Using the French version takes this ancient name out of the grasp of Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold but puts it into the territory of confusing pronunciations: it's ben-WAH.Read More 

  • Blaise

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    As modern as it sounds, Blaise is an ancient Christian martyr name. In Arthurian legend, Blaise is the name of Merlin the Magician's secretary. Its relation to the word and name Blaze gives it a... Read More 

  • Didier

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    Didier is kind of a Desiree for boy--a lively, confident name that's widely used in France and has definite possibilities here. It's the name of an early French saint.Read More 

  • Emilien

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    Might make a worthy masculine spin on either of the uber popular Emma or Emily.Read More 

  • Gabin

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    Fans of the classic French film actor Jean Gabin might want to consider this one. Gabin is also a harmonica-playing character in the manga and anime series "Mirmo!"Read More 

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