French Boy Names

Absolon

French form of Absalom, meaning my father is peace

Achille

French and Italian form of Latin Achilles, meaning either "pain" or "lipless."

Adelard

French form of Old German Adalhard, meaning noble strength

Adnet

French form of Adam, meaning earth

Adnot

French form of Adam, meaning earth

Adolphe

French form of German Adolf, meaning noble wolf

Adrien

French form of Latin Hadrianus, meaning from Hadria

AimÉ

Masculine form of French Aimée, meaning much loved

Aimeri

Variant of Norman French Aimeric, meaning home-ruler

Aimeric

Norman French form of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning home-ruler

Aimery

French form of Norman French Aimeri, meaning home-ruler

Alain

French form of Alan, meaning handsome

Alaire

French name of Latin origin, meaning joyful; happy

Alexandre

French, Galician, and Portuguese form of Alexander, meaning "defender of mankind."

Alison

Old French unisex form of English Alice, meaning noble sort

Alphonse

French form of Alfonso, meaning noble and ready

Amable

French masculine form of Amabel, meaning lovable

Amadieu

French form of Roman Latin Amadeus, meaning to love God

Amadour

French name meaning lovable

Amauri

Variant of French Amaury, meaning work-power

Amaury

French form of Old German Amalric, meaning work-power

Ambroise

French form of Latin Ambrosius, meaning immortal

Amedee

French form of Latin Amadeus, meaning to love God

anatole

French form of Latin Anatolius, meaning east and sunrise

Andre

French form of Andrew, meaning man; warrior

Andrion

This French name can be found in An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris, by Colm Dubh. It is a form of Adrian, meaning from Hadria

Anselme

French form of German Anselm, meaning God-protection

Antoine

French form of Roman Antonius, possibly meaning invaluable

AntonÍn

French form of Roman Antoninus, possibly meaning invaluable

Apollinaire

French form of Greek Apollinaris, possibly meaning destroyer

Aristide

French form of Latin Aristides, meaning excellence

Armand

French form of German Harmand, meaning bold/hardy man

Armel

French name derived from Celtic Arthmael, meaning stone prince

Arnaud

French form of German Arnold, meaning eagle power

Asce

Old French name, derived from German Azzo, meaning noble at birth

Astor

French and German name derived from the Occitan element astor, meaning "goshawk," itself from Latin acceptor, a variant of accipiter, meaning "hawk." The name was originally a derogatory nickname for men with hawk-like, predatory characteristics.

Athanase

French form of Greek Athanasios, meaning immortal

Auben

Variant of French Aubin, meaning from Alba

Auberon

French name of Germanic origin. Possibly from adal elf and ber(n) bear, thus elf bear

Aubert

French form of English Albert, meaning bright nobility

Aubin

French form of English Alban, meaning from Alba

Audric

French form of German Aldrick, meaning old ruler; long time ruler

AugustÍn

French form of Roman Augustinus, meaning venerable

Auguste

French form of Roman Augustus, meaning venerable

Aurele

French form of Roman Aurelius, meaning golden

Aurelien

French form of Roman Aurelianus, meaning golden

Aymeric

Variant of Norman French Aimeric, meaning home-ruler

Baptiste

French name derived from the Greek word bapto, meaning to dip

Barnabe

French form of Barnabas, meaning son of exhortation

Barthelemy

French form of Bartholomew, meaning son of Talmai

Barthomieu

French Provençal form of Bartholomew, meaning son of Talmai

Basile

French form of English Basil, meaning king

Bastien

Nickname for French Sebastien, meaning from Sebaste

Baudouin

French form of English Baldwin, meaning brave friend

Benezet

French Provençal form of Benedict, meaning blessed

Benoit

French form of Benedict, meaning blessed

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Blaise

French name derived from the Roman name Blasius, meaning talks with a lisp

Boniface

English and French surname transferred to forename, derived from Italian Bonifacio, meaning good destiny/fate

Brice

English and French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning pied, spotted, speckled

CaÏn

French form of biblical Cain, meaning "lance, spear," probably used as a derogatory nickname for a treacherous person.

Camille

French unisex form of Roman Camilla, meaning attendant (for a temple)

Celestin

French form of Latin Caelestinus, meaning heavenly

Cesaire

French form of Roman Caesar, meaning hairy

Cesar

French and Spanish form of Roman Caesar, meaning "hairy."

Charlemagne

From French Charles le Magne, meaning Charles the Great

Charles

English and French name derived from German Karl, meaning man

Charlot

French pet form of Charles, meaning man

Christophe

French form of Christopher, meaning Christ-bearer

Claude

French unisex name derived from Roman Claudius, meaning lame

Clement

French form of Latin Clemens, meaning gentle and merciful

Clovis

French name derived from German Hlodovic, meaning famous warrior

Colombain

French form of Latin Columbanus, meaning dove

Colombe

French unisex form of Latin Columba, meaning dove

Come

French form of Italian Cosmo, meaning order, beauty

Constantin

French and Romanian form of Roman Constantinus, meaning "steadfast."

Corentin

Breton/French name of Celtic origin, probably meaning hurricane, tempest

Corin

French form of Roman Quirinus, meaning men together

Corneille

French form of Roman Cornelius, meaning horn

Cosme

French form of Italian Cosmo, meaning order, beauty
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