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mother or father of a new baby, a member of the family
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and taking a serious interest in choosing a special baby
name from one of the many that are available.
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French baby names - Info requested by our visitors
In their search for a name for a newborn baby people
become interested in researching their own surname or
family and First Name. We have therefore included this
information to meet the requests of our visitors.
French First Names
Importance of French First Names!
We respond to our name throughout our lives.
People associate us with our first name, it forms part
of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to
another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes
totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing
a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage
in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of a
French Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important.
And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a
Origins of French baby names
The origins of this these include place names, those
related to mythology and history, origins from colours,
plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins,
historical origins, characteristic and religious
origins. We then move on to the genre which can be
classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally
unique (or created name's).
Hyphenated French baby names
One of the most distinguishing features of the French
baby name is the use of Hyphens. Examples of male
hyphenated are Jean-Jaques or Paul-Henri. Examples of
female hyphenated are Anne-Marie or Marie-Elise. The
French also mix genders within hyphenated name's so that
a name will consist of one male name and one boy name.
The correct gender is indicated by the first part of the
name such as Jean-Marie for a boy and Anne-Louis for a
Masculine and Feminine versions of French baby names
Many French names have masculine and feminine versions
of the same name. The female name is often indicated by
an acute accent over the letter 'e' which looks like
this: é. An example of this is with the male name Jean
changed to a feminine version of Jeaneé. Another
illustration of masculine and feminine versions of the
same name is the use of the suffix 'ette'. An example of
this is with the male name Henri changed to a feminine
version of Henriette.
Questions about French baby names!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the
following questions about our own names...
- Why did my parents choose the name?
- Are there any strong family connections to my
- Where did my name originate?
- Why was I given such a popular name?
- Why was I given such an unusual name?
French baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the traditional French baby name suit my baby? Will
it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting
with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young
adults - parents - middle age - retirement and ending
with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a
baby? Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a
name? What will your baby think of your choice?
Origins of French Surnames
The origins of this these include place names,
those related to mythology and history, origins from
colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional
origins, historical origins, characteristic and
religious origins. We then move on to the genre which
can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and
finally unique (or created name's). Many French surnames
are prefixed by the letter 'de' meaning of such as
Degaulle or 'le' meaning 'the' in names such as Lebrun.
Occupations and Trades such as Lecuyer meaning a cook or
Boulanger meaning a baker. Descriptive names would often
reflect a physical attribute such as white (Leblanc ).
French Baby Names
Detailed below is a selection of some of our favourite
French baby names for both boys and girls. The range of
French names available allows for an unusually large
source of male and female names. For a full list of
nearly 2000 French baby name's please click
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