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Most Popular Names in France

The most popular names in France for 2021 were Jade — for the second year running — and Gabriel, which reclaimed the top spot after a year away.

Along with Jade, the top girl names in France included Louise, Emma, Ambre, and Alice.

Along with Gabriel, France counted Léo, Raphaël, Louis, and Arthur among its top boy names.

As in the US, French names have certain sounds that are fashionable for both boys and girls. There are several male/female counterparts among France's Top 100 baby names, such as Louis and Louise, Léo and Léa, Clément and Clémence, and Camille for both.

The most popular names in France also include many names that enjoy wide popularity throughout Europe and North America. These internationally-popular names include Rose, Mia, and Julia for girls; Hugo, Noah, and Liam for boys.

While there are many French names in France’s Top 100, Arabic names and Muslim names such as Inaya and Imran are also strongly represented due to France’s comparatively large Muslim population.

Unique French names in the French Top 100 include Manon, Capucine, Zélie, and Maëlys for girls, and Maël, Gabin, Baptiste, and Maxence for boys.

If you're looking for French names for your baby, you may also want to check out our complete lists of French girl names and French boy names.

For popular names lists from around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's real-time lists of Popular Girl Names and Popular Boy Names.