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French boys names you've never heard

Here are some handsome French boy's names that are rare in the U.S. Also see my list of French girl's names you've never heard.

Absalon
Adalric
Alain
Albin
Alberic
Aldric
Alliaume
Aloïs 
Alpinien
Amandin
Amant
Anastase
Anatole
Ancelin
Andéol
Andoche
Angelin
Angilran
Angoustan
Antonin
Apollinaire
Arcade
Archambeau
Arian
Aristion
Arsène
Arthème
Ascelin
Aubin
Audouin
Audran
Aurelien
Aurian
Auxence
Aymard
Aymeric
Aymon

Barthélemy 
Basile
Bastien
Baudouin
Benoît
Béranger
Bertrand
Blaise
Bon
Brice
Brieuc

Camélien 
Camillien
Caribert
Carloman
Cassien
Chrétien
Claudien
Clement
Clotaire
Clovis
Corentin
Cyprien
Cyril

Didier

Edgard 
Éleuthère
Emeric
Emile
Emilien
Epiphane
Etienne
Eudes
Eudoxe
Eugene
Evariste
Evrard

Fabrice
Flavien
Florent
Florian
Foulques
Fulcran
Fulgence

Gabin
Gaël
Gaston
Gaspard
Gatien
Gédéon
Géroud
Ghislain
Girart
Gonthier
Grégoire 
Guérin
Guillaume
Gustave
Guyot

Hardouin
Hédelin 
Hélier
Herluin
Hilaire
Hincmar

Idris
Isabeau
Isidore

Japhet
Josse
Josselin
Jourdain

Laurent
Lazare
Leu
Leufroy
Loïc
Longin
Lorrain
Lothaire

Macaire
Malo
Manassé
Marceau
Marcelin
Mathurin
Mauricet
Maxence
Mayeul
Mayron
Médéric
Michel
Moïse

Naudet
Nicéphore
Noé
Normand

Odilon
Odon
Oury

Palémon
Pascal
Pepin
Perceval
Philémon
Pierrick

Roch
Rodolphe
Ronan
Roselin

Savin
Selyan
Seraphin
Serge
Severin
Sidoine
Silvère
Siméon
Syvain

Tancrède
Tanguy
Taurin
Thierry
Titien
Tonnin
Trajan

Valentin
Valère
Venance
Vianney

Waleron
Wandrille
Zéphirin

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