Beautiful French Baby Names That You Never Considered


Picking the perfect baby name is hard enough. You haven’t even met your little nugget yet, the name you choose will be associated with them for the rest of their lives.

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We are particularly in love with these French baby  names as they are unique and very sweet. Hopefully you will find a favorite amongst these!

#1 Elodie


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This name means “foreign riches” and is currently enjoying a spike in popularity in France and Great Britain.

#2 Cabot

Sometimes the most popular surnames make the most pleasantly surprising first names. Cabot means “sailor’ so this is the perfect name for your little boy.

#3 Coralie

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This is name evokes precociousness and sweetness. It also means “coral” in French.

#4 Théo

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This name is pronounced TAY-o because of the French accent. The sound of this name just raised your future child’s cool factor by 100. Théo is a neat alternative to the popular name Theo which is usually short for Theodore.

#5 Landry


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This name could be unisex which is why we love it. It also means “ruler” which is fitting for your little princess.

#6 Talbot

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The name Talbot in french means bloodhound. Not the most romantic name, but this name exudes strength and will grow nicely with your child as he gets older.

#7 Josette

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Josette is the nickname for the French name Josephine. It’s beautiful and feminine like many other French names ending in “ette,” such as Claudette or Paulette.

#8 Sandrine

Sandrine is the french version of the name Alexandra. It could also make a lovely alternative to the name Sandra.

#9 Yvette

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Yvette is the French variation of the name Yvonne. The “ette” ending gives the name a dainty and romantic feel.

#10 Travers

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This french baby names from the crossroads and is sure to give your little man a sense of wonder and adventure.

#11 Margaux

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Margaux is the French spelling of name Margot. We love this name because it’s a seemingly exotic version of the name Margaret.

#12 Kane

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This name is impossibly cool. In French it means means Field of combat or from the place name Caen.

#13 Fleur

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We love this name for little girls because it literally means “flower” in French. This would also make a lovely middle name as well.

#14 Neville

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This name means “from the new village”. We think of Neville Longbottom form Harry Potter who was loyal and loving. Hopefully all characteristics your baby boy will have.

#15 Lisette

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This dainty off shoot of the name Elizabeth means pledged to God. Alternative spelling of this name is Lizette.

#16 Luc

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Your baby is destined to be cool with this name. Luc is the hipper version of the more common name Luke and the pronunciation is exactly the same.

#17 Zuri

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This exotic French name means “white” and “lovely”. What a pure and sweet name for your precious baby.

#18  Forrest

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Forrest means “from the woods” in French. What a wonderful name to help instill a love of nature for your son.

#19 Fae

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This name means fairy in French. This ethereal and sweet name also confidence, trust and belief.

#20 Armand

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Armand is a name that evokes strength since the name means “soldier.” Though a fairly uncommon name, we have a feeling that this one will be rising in popularity soon.

#21 Halette

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Ok so perhaps the meaning of this name is “little hal” which is not very exotic, but we think the “ette” ending adds a sweet feminine touch to the mascualine name of Hal.


#22 Beau

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This name means handsome in French and there is no doubt in your mind that your little one will be a stunner.  This playful name ranked #228 on the list of the most popular baby names for boys in the U.S.

#23 Bale

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This cool name means royal. A perfect fit for your little prince.

  #24 Corbin

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If you suspect your baby may have black hair, this is the name for you. In French, Corbin means “raven haired”. We love this mysterious name.

#25 Ila

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In French, Ila means “from the islands”. This is the perfect name for your sweet girl as it is both exotic and sophisticated at the same time.