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!

OlyRoller Sun 17-Feb-13 08:15:05

Anouk

OlyRoller Sun 17-Feb-13 08:14:52

Miette

EspressoMonkey Sun 17-Feb-13 08:06:59

We're in a French speaking country, girls i know are

Axelle
Angeline
Sophie
Elene
Nicole
Florence
Celestine
Odile
Laurienne

Pricklypickup Sat 16-Feb-13 14:57:47

Michelle
Danielle
Janine

AmIGoingMad Sat 16-Feb-13 14:51:11

Thanks for those! I really like both Elodie and Emilie. Really pretty names and not too out there either.

saintmerryweather Sat 16-Feb-13 13:06:52

this website might help you out, got names with norman origins. i especially like edith and aveline or avelyn. some of the names are plain weird though. i used to work with a girl called emilie (eh-mee-lee) which i thought was lovely and unusual

FlipFlopFloss Fri 15-Feb-13 21:43:20

My 12yo has a friend in her ballet class called Elodie - I think its a very pretty name.

ClaryCazalet Fri 15-Feb-13 17:39:14

Although it does look a bit virgin-y written down. I love the way it sounds though.

ClaryCazalet Fri 15-Feb-13 17:38:36

Virginie

zimbomaman Fri 15-Feb-13 16:40:04

Albane
Eva
Capucine
Julia
Quiterie (pronounced Kee-tree)
Salomé
Aurore (Dawn in English)
Lucie
Pauline
Diane

A sample list of girls names from my DS's class. He is 13y so not really trendy but still popular.

AmIGoingMad Fri 15-Feb-13 15:26:29

Such lovely names!
I can see what you mean cuillere but I keep thinking that the thirty yr old Elodie would have also have been a cute baby once. I can definitely see your point though!

cuillereasoupe Fri 15-Feb-13 13:08:39

again sorry to be a party pooper but grin at the thought of a baby called Simone, Martine or Sylvie. It'd be like calling a baby Brenda or Jackie. Not that it matters if you don't live in France though I suppose.

HollyMadison Fri 15-Feb-13 05:18:10

Haven't read the whole thread but I love Sylvie.

Smize Fri 15-Feb-13 05:10:41

My French penpal at school was called Aurelie which I thought was very pretty.

TheFallenNinja Fri 15-Feb-13 05:09:09

My DD is Avery, and it suits her smile

mathanxiety Fri 15-Feb-13 05:00:24

Anne
Adele
Estelle
Isabelle
Juliette
Marie
Lucille
Renee
Noelle
Myriam
Regine
Sandrine
Melisande
Sylvie
Therese
Emeline

Segolene
Severine

LulaBear Fri 15-Feb-13 01:57:07

Louise is a lovely liveable name that won't be questioned. Plus there aren't many around these days. And it sounds pretty. (From a Louise.)

FlipFlopFloss Thu 14-Feb-13 20:02:00

Marguerite
Fleur
Eugenie
Chantel
Eloise
Simone
Antoinette
Claudine
Martine
Brigitte
Monique
Christelle
Adele
Piera
Christianne
Regina
Colette
Marcelle
Renata
Nicole
Amabelle
Blanche
Renee (Renais)
Anastasie

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Feb-13 19:45:07

Fabienne

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

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

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.

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

*are

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

Elodie and Ines ate both lovely too!

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

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

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