Top French Girl Names
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
Derivation or Meaning
Nicole is a feminine form of Nicholas.
Joyce means joyous.
Julie is a variation of Julia.
Marie is a variation of Mary.
Alice means noble.
Evelyn means hazelnut.
Jacqueline is a feminine form of Jacob.
Jane is a variation of Joan.
Danielle is a feminine form of Daniel.
Elaine is a variation of Helen.
Charlotte is a feminine form of Charles.
Allison is a variation of Alison.
Suzanne is a variation of Susan.
Lorraine is derived from the name of a region in northeast France.
Renee means reborn.
Yvonne means yew wood.
Maxine is a feminine diminutive form of Maximilian.
Alison is a diminutive form of Alice.
Gabrielle is a feminine form of Gabriel.
Violet means violet.
Jacquelyn is a feminine form of Jacob.
Marguerite is a variation of Margaret.
Monique is an alternate form of Monica.
Antoinette is a feminine diminutive form of Antoine.
Desiree means desired or wished.
Blanche means white.
Adrienne means black earth.
Marianne is a diminutive form of Mary.
Nichole is a feminine form of Nicholas.
Yvette means arrow's bow.
Jocelyn means happy or joyful.
Sophie is an alternate form of Sophia.
Bernadette is a feminine form of Bernard.
Camille is a variation of Camilla.
Nadine means hope.
Aimee is an alternate form of Amy.
Dominique is a feminine form of Dominic.
Rochelle means little rock.
Laverne means springlike.
Elise is a variation of Elizabeth.
Mallory means unfortunate.
Eloise means wise.
Justine is a feminine form of Justin.
Francine is a diminutive form of Frances.
Patrice is an alternate form of Patricia.
Helene is a variation of Helen.
Cherie means dear.
Aubrey means elf power.
Jayne is a variation of Joan.
Susanne is a variation of Susan.
Bernadine is a feminine form of Bernard.
Angelique is an alternate form of Angelica.
Noelle is a feminine form of Noel.
Simone is a feminine form of Simon.
Maude is a variation of Matilda.
Claudette is a feminine form of Claude.
Delaney means from the alder grove.
Giselle means hostage or pledge.
Nanette is a diminutive form of Ann.
Loraine is a variation of Lorraine.
Colette is a feminine diminutive form of Nicholas.
Macy means weapon.
Margery is a variation of Margaret.
Alyce is a variation of Alice.
Merle means blackbird.
Deja means already.
Paris is derived from the name of a city in France.
Claudine is a feminine form of Claude.
Justice means judge or office of justice.
Marianna is a diminutive form of Mary.
Nataly is a variation of Natalie.
Gisselle is a variation of Giselle.
Nannette is a diminutive form of Ann.
Jacquelin is a feminine form of Jacob.
Suzann is a variation of Susan.
Babette is a diminutive form of Elizabeth.
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!
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French Girl Names