French Word Names

The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward international word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some French choices. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.

Here, some French baby names fashioned from French words for your consideration:

  • Bichette

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Charming Gallic possibility but with some obvious playground problems. Read More 

  • Bijou

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Bijou is a name that lives up to its definition -- a real jewel. Warning: not unheard of on poodles' dog collars. Actress Bijou Phillips is its best known bearer. It can also be spelled Bijoux.Read More 

  • Bleu

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The middle name of the Travoltas' Ella, this French color alternative hasn't caught on with many other parents. Read More 

  • Bonté

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Cadeau

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cadeau puts a decidedly exotic twist on the word name trend, but don't be surprised if you encounter ponies and poodles with the same moniker. Read More 

  • Chaton

    Gender: M LoveDislike

  • Deja

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Delà

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Dimanche

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pleasant-sounding word that could morph into a unique Sunday-picnic-type name. Read More 

  • Doré

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Glitzy and pretentious. Read More 

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