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The table below contains the most popular French names and names of Old French origin that have been given to baby girls in the USA during the last hundred years (1905 through 2004).  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years.  This list and other similar tables on this site can help you find and research the history, derivation, and meaning of many popular and unusual ethnic names for your baby girl!
French Girl Name Meanings and Popularity
Name Derivation or Meaning Rank Usage
Nicole is a feminine form of Nicholas. 1 546,059
Joyce means joyous. 2 502,198
Julie is a variation of Julia. 3 495,534
Marie is a variation of Mary. 4 476,942
Alice means noble. 5 474,991
Evelyn means hazelnut. 6 458,317
Jacqueline is a feminine form of Jacob. 7 397,437
Jane is a variation of Joan. 8 349,655
Danielle is a feminine form of Daniel. 9 342,788
Elaine is a variation of Helen. 10 251,182
Charlotte is a feminine form of Charles. 11 245,424
Allison is a variation of Alison. 12 222,691
Suzanne is a variation of Susan. 13 216,344
Lorraine is derived from the name of a region in northeast France. 14 204,532
Renee means reborn. 15 179,258
Yvonne means yew wood. 16 151,892
Maxine is a feminine diminutive form of Maximilian. 17 105,693
Alison is a diminutive form of Alice. 18 95,590
Gabrielle is a feminine form of Gabriel. 19 92,689
Violet means violet. 20 87,893
Jacquelyn is a feminine form of Jacob. 21 80,361
Marguerite is a variation of Margaret. 22 77,622
Monique is an alternate form of Monica. 23 74,724
Antoinette is a feminine diminutive form of Antoine. 24 74,228
Desiree means desired or wished. 25 73,071
Blanche means white. 26 62,363
Adrienne means black earth. 27 61,649
Marianne is a diminutive form of Mary. 28 61,494
Nichole is a feminine form of Nicholas. 29 60,598
Yvette means arrow's bow. 30 60,418
Jocelyn means happy or joyful. 31 58,348
Sophie is an alternate form of Sophia. 32 56,178
Bernadette is a feminine form of Bernard. 33 49,951
Camille is a variation of Camilla. 34 49,129
Nadine means hope. 35 49,116
Aimee is an alternate form of Amy. 36 47,236
Dominique is a feminine form of Dominic. 37 45,991
Rochelle means little rock. 38 44,078
Laverne means springlike. 39 41,438
Elise is a variation of Elizabeth. 40 40,523
Mallory means unfortunate. 41 38,736
Eloise means wise. 42 37,923
Justine is a feminine form of Justin. 43 35,016
Francine is a diminutive form of Frances. 44 33,185
Patrice is an alternate form of Patricia. 45 32,006
Helene is a variation of Helen. 46 28,739
Cherie means dear. 47 28,419
Aubrey means elf power. 48 27,791
Jayne is a variation of Joan. 49 24,415
Susanne is a variation of Susan. 50 24,257
Bernadine is a feminine form of Bernard. 51 20,452
Angelique is an alternate form of Angelica. 52 20,418
Noelle is a feminine form of Noel. 53 19,611
Simone is a feminine form of Simon. 54 17,265
Maude is a variation of Matilda. 55 17,128
Claudette is a feminine form of Claude. 56 16,744
Delaney means from the alder grove. 57 16,001
Giselle means hostage or pledge. 58 15,645
Nanette is a diminutive form of Ann. 59 15,372
Loraine is a variation of Lorraine. 60 14,734
Colette is a feminine diminutive form of Nicholas. 61 14,326
Macy means weapon. 62 13,958
Margery is a variation of Margaret. 63 13,718
Alyce is a variation of Alice. 64 13,489
Merle means blackbird. 65 12,499
Deja means already. 66 12,267
Paris is derived from the name of a city in France. 67 11,540
Claudine is a feminine form of Claude. 68 9,092
Justice means judge or office of justice. 69 7,484
Marianna is a diminutive form of Mary. 70 7,387
Nataly is a variation of Natalie. 71 4,873
Gisselle is a variation of Giselle. 72 4,500
Nannette is a diminutive form of Ann. 73 4,318
Jacquelin is a feminine form of Jacob. 74 3,733
Suzann is a variation of Susan. 75 1,744
Babette is a diminutive form of Elizabeth. 76 964
Actual usage of French names shown on this page may be slightly higher than the indicated usage values.  Of course these names are widely used for girls in France as well!  See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about this data.


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