Tuesday, September 27, 2016

French girls names you've never heard

Here's a long list of French girls names you've probably never heard in America that could likely go over well here. I have included 2016 use, and if I've written nothing next to a name it means that name was not used in the U.S. last year. Also see my list of French boy names you've never heard.

Abeline
Aicelina
Aliénor
Alaine, 21
Alcine
Alexine
Aliette (from place name Aleth)
Alix (a form of Alice), 26
Amaliane (from Germanic amal liut, "powerful people")
Amandine
Ameline
Anastasie
Anceline
Anicette
Apolline, 10
Apollonie
Arabelle, 124
Arcadie
Ariette
Audeline
Auxane
Avoye
Aymardine
Azelie, 16

Basilisse
Bastienne
Bérangère
Bibiane
Blanchette
Blandine
Brunelle
Brunissende

Capucine
Carine, 5
Celandine
Celarie
Cendrine
Charlaine
Charmaine, 15
Claudie 
Claudine, 7
Clio
Coline
Coralie, 167
Corisande
Cyrielle

Delphine, 45
Domitille
Doriane

Edmée (or Edmé)
Éliane, 15
Élia, 194
Elzire
Émérance
Eudoxie
Eugenie, 7
Eulalie

Faustine, 5
Felicie
Flavie
Florie
Francia, 5

Garance
Garcelle
Germaine
Godelieve
Guenièvre
Guimauve
Gustavine
Gwenaëlle

Helissente

Isabeau, 19
Iseult, 5
Ismerie

Jacinthe

Laure
Laureline
Lauriane
Luce

Magali, 41
Maguelone
Marjolaine
Melisandre
Melisande
Melusine
Micheline

Odette, 78
Odile
Ombeline
Oriabel
Oriande
Oriane
Ozanne

Pelagie
Peronelle
Perrine
Persinette
Pervenche
Petronille
Pomeline
Prunelle
Pulcherie

Quitterie

Rochelle, 47
Roseline, 21

Sandrine, 6
Ségolène
Sérine, 6
Severine, 9
Silène
Silvestine
Sixtine
Soline
Solène, 31
Solenne, 14

Thaïs, 16
Tiphaine

Vinciane (feminine from Vincent)
Violaine
Virginie

Ysaline
Yseult (a form of Isolde)

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