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17 French Baby Names That Are Prime for an American Takeover

Books tell us they skip breakfast and ignore children's demands for iPads while calmly sipping Sancerre. Is there anything French women can’t do? Add picking perfect names to that list. We recently stumbled upon 17 popular and absolutely gorgeous French baby names that steer away from the recent Royals-led British trend.

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1. Aveline

For a Girl

Meaning: The French take on Evelyn, its history can be translated to “breath of life.”

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2. Lilou

For a Girl

Meaning: A combination of Lily and Louise. Only in France. Or Brooklyn.

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3. Fleur

For a Girl

Meaning: What else? Flower.

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4. Kais

For a Boy

Meaning: Of Arabic origin (for "firm"), it first became popular in Tunisia before gaining steam in France.

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5. Coralie

For a Girl

Meaning: A derivative of Coral. And as cool as the Riviera breeze.

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6. Bastian

For a Boy

Meaning: A shortened form of Sebastian, meaning “venerable.”

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7. Elize

For a Girl

Meaning: A variant of Elizabeth, and therefore befitting a queen.

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8. Luc

For a Boy

Meaning: The French form of Luke, it conjures up saints and Skywalkers.

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9. Solene

For a Girl

Meaning: Like Solange. Ultra hip yet under the radar.

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10. Mathis

For a Boy

Meaning: A French spin on Matthew, it means "gift from God."

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11. Anaelle

For a Girl

Meaning: Loosely translates to "angel."

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12. Marielle

For a Girl

Meaning: A chic, modern version of Marie.

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13. Remi

For a Boy

Meaning: Derived from the Latin for “oarsman.”

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14. Louna

For a Girl

Meaning: The Roman goddess of the moon.

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15. Kylian

For a Boy

Meaning: A Frenchified version of the Irish name Cillian, you’re unlikely to find another on the playground.

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16. Melina

For a Girl

Meaning: From the Greek word for “honey.”


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17. Leandre

For a Boy

Meaning: The French form of Leander, meaning “lion.”