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:

  • Mauve

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Mauve is an offbeat color name whose soft and sentimental Victorian spirit is conveyed by the name. One of the newer color names like Blue, Gray and Plum — that are increasingly being used... Read More 

  • Mirabelle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    If you're looking for a fresher belle name than Isabelle, Mirabelle is lovely, and we also like the extra flourish of Mirabella. And if you want a nature tie, Mirabelle is also the name of a... Read More 

  • Musique

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Neige

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Nichée

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Parc

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Of course, you can just name him Park. But that's so pedestrian. Read More 

  • Plaire

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Pomme

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Une amie for Gwyneth's little girl. Read More 

  • Reine

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This regal French name is a descendant of the Latin Regina, as is the Spanish Reina. Reine is also a male name in Scandinavia.Read More 

  • Rivage

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Unique, soft, and flowing. Read More 

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