Girls names with French origin

(69 Posts)
AmIGoingMad Wed 13-Feb-13 16:38:17

Hello!
I'm a bit of a Francophile and would love to get some inspiration here for some names of French origin. Only thing is that the area can be a bit 'judgy' so I'm looking for something not too 'in your face' French. Strange brief I know! For example, I love Amelie but that would be looked at strangely here.
Any ideas please?
Thanks!

EnjoyResponsibly Wed 13-Feb-13 20:20:40

I love Ottilie.

PommePoire Wed 13-Feb-13 20:25:24

Marianne is a personal favourite; I like that she could be Marianne of Liberte Egalite Fraternite and the emblem of post revolutionary France, but also a Jane Austen character (Sense and Sensibility) thus ticking both French and British cultural boxes!

Coralie
Gisele
Sylvie

skatpot Wed 13-Feb-13 20:28:24

Margaux

SeventiesBush Wed 13-Feb-13 20:31:18

Margot, Berenice, Odile, Babette

yoyo123 Wed 13-Feb-13 20:32:13

Amelie?
Fleur?

chirpey Wed 13-Feb-13 20:47:47

Michelle

Nordicmom Wed 13-Feb-13 21:03:50

I have a friend with an Amelie and neither she or her husband are French . I don't think it's unusual but pretty smile!

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Feb-13 21:07:16

I have an Amy, and people are always surprised that she's not Aimee. I don't think that Aimee is considered to be an "imaginative" spelling at all.

AmIGoingMad Wed 13-Feb-13 22:02:51

Thanks all so much! I've been reading through thinking 'oh I forgot that. I love it.'

These really are such pretty names!

montmartre Wed 13-Feb-13 22:07:55

Ondine
Celeste
Elodie
Aurore
Pauline (if you're a fan of the 'old lady' type names grin)

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Wed 13-Feb-13 22:13:43

Capucine,
Mireille,
Elicia
Lise (pronounced Lease)

BikeRunSki Wed 13-Feb-13 22:22:03

Elodie

jkklpu Wed 13-Feb-13 22:23:45

Odile
Margaux
Marianne
Segolene
Solenne

ErikNorseman Thu 14-Feb-13 07:02:12

Oceane, noemie, claudette. Anything but bloody Amelie.

flubba Thu 14-Feb-13 07:15:49

sad Erik

AmIGoingMad Thu 14-Feb-13 07:58:24

Oo Noemie is very nice too!smile

ErikNorseman Thu 14-Feb-13 08:15:05

makes me think of her and she's just the most beautiful woman ever

Clotilde
Matilde

Kikithecat Thu 14-Feb-13 08:28:51

Corinne

tigrou Thu 14-Feb-13 08:39:14

Sybelle / Cybèle
Inès
Cécile
Lætitia
Juliette
Marion
Gaëlle
Solène
Sandrine
Apolline
Garance
Victoire
Bertille

AmIGoingMad Thu 14-Feb-13 18:32:36

Elodie and Ines ate both lovely too!

AmIGoingMad Thu 14-Feb-13 18:32:55

*are

cuillereasoupe Thu 14-Feb-13 19:38:41

Elodie is deeply unfashionable for babies now though. I'd expect an Elodie to be about thirty.

Yay4may Thu 14-Feb-13 19:41:12

Sirine
Ambre
Simone
LOVE Anais and Delphine as suggested

But the best for not being in your face/work in UK are Lisette and Ariane

Yay4may Thu 14-Feb-13 19:42:21

Sirine
Ambre
Simone
LOVE Anais and Delphine as suggested

But the best for not being in your face/work in UK are Lisette and Ariane

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