French Names

Ariat

Meaning: Secret Hidden Origin: French Fun-Loving, Polite, Knightly The Cavalier The name Ariat is a diminutive of French word name Secretariat, which means ‘Secret’ or ‘Hidden’. Secretariat is famous for being the name of a champion racehorse, also known as ‘Big Red’. He is venerated as the greatest racehorse of all time. Ariat itself is […]

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Astoria

Meaning: Hawk-like Origin: French Dreamy, Breezy, Adored The Glider Astoria is a variation of the Surname Astor, which means ‘Hawk-like’, it hails from southeastern Frances Occitanie region. I really enjoy this names inspiring animalistic meaning, much like Ylva – ‘Wolf’ and Jonah – ‘Dove’. Astoria can be shortened to Story, a name in its own […]

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Catherine

Meaning: Pure Origin: French English Fresh Faced, Sporty, Diligent The Athlete Catherine derives from the Greek name Aikaterine, which spawns from the root word: katharos Pure Catherine is a very regal name, belonging to multiple Queens. It also belonged to the virginal Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who was also a princess and was martyred at […]

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Dion

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: Greek French Greek Mythology Wise, Charismatic, Cool The Composer The name Dion is a diminutive of the ancient Greek Dionysus, the god of wine and partying, also known as Bacchus. Dionysus was a son of the great king of the gods himself, Zeus, and his mortal lover Semele. […]

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Gabrielle

Meaning: God is my Strength Origin: French Poised, Cultured, Fluid The Angel The French name Gabrielle derives directly from the Hebrew name Gabriel, they mean ‘God is my Strength’ or ‘Hero of God’. Gabrielle can be shortened to Gabby, Brielle or Bree – all quite modern and popular options. Gabrielle speaks to me as an […]

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Georgette

Meaning: Farmer Origin: French Talented, Artistic, Pretty The Singer Georgette is a French name, a variant of George which means ‘Farmer’. Two other fresh variations of George are Georgeah and Georgini, and there is of course is the more common Georgia. Georgette reminds me of elegant and cultured names like Gabrielle, Marcella and Oliana.

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Jacques

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: French Tranquil, Robust, Unafraid The Ocelot This French variation of Jacob and James is a single syllable delight, with its soft zjh and usage of ‘Q’, it ticks a lot of mod boxes. Jacques also bears a hot anglicization in Jax, which was very chic a couple of years ago. Similar names […]

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Madelaine

Meaning: Tower Origin: French Athletic, Urbane, Deft The Graceful One Madelaine derives from the original Biblical name Magdalene which means ‘Person from Magdala’. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of Madelaine is ‘Tower’. Madelaine is a French gem with appealing spelling. Similar long names include Magdalena, Gabrielle, Margaretta and Harriet.

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Manon

Meaning: Bitterness Tower Origin: French Eclectic, Brave, Commited The Cowgirl The French name Manon (pronounced ma-no or ma-KNOWN) derives from Marie – ultimately originating from the original Hebrew name Maryam, meaning ‘Bitterness’. This is the same thread that the name Mary comes from, Manon is also considered a diminutive of Madeline, which derives from Magdalene, […]

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Marin

Meaning: Of the Sea Origin: Serbian Croatian Macedonian Bulgarian Romanian French Defined, Admired, Clear of Mind The Navigator Marin, This Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and also French name means ‘of the sea’. It is a diminutive of full name Marinus and has sweet feminine variations Marina and Marine. This name is made famous by […]

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Massé

Meaning: Gift of God, Person from Massy Origin: French Pleasant, Mellifluent, Obedient The Robin Massé is a French name denoting a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name derived from Latin Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Other variations of Massé include the English and […]

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Poésie

Meaning: Poetic Poetry Origin: French Glorious, Mysterious, Graceful The Kite The French word name Poésie is just so pretty, it literally translates to Poetry. Hence the meaning being ‘Poetic’ or ‘Poetry’. Poésie fits in well with names like Poem (of course) and other literary names like Story, Fable and Lyric. It also sounds great with […]

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Sidney

Meaning: Wide Island Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English, French Intellect, Defender, Calming The Elephant Sidney is and interesting name as it has two potential origins. One speculation is that it hails from Old English root words: Sid Wide/Broad Eg Island As an English name this has the meaning ‘Wide Island’. The second opinion […]

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Talon

Meaning:ClawOrigin:French Refreshing, Fine, Cool The Rainmaker The modern French name Talon is a word name which means ‘claw’. It is used in language to describe the sharp claws on prey birds. The word comes form the Latin root word: talus Anklebone Talon has been used for many fantasy characters, my inspiration came from the main […]

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