What is so alluring about female French names? Perhaps it's the special mystique that French women are said to possess. Perhaps it's the fact that French women are known for their poise, class, sophistication, and femininity. After all, Paris is the fashion capital of the world, featuring some of the biggest names in the realm of haute couture, while France is place of origin of perfume, high heels, and Champagne. Throw in French, the language of love and romance, and these female names have all the allure to drive men mad or to at least make them swoon...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it is also hidden in female French names! Consider the exotic name Dominique or the sweet name Amelie. Ironically, many well-known French girls' names are actually laden with unbeknownst meanings. For example, did you know that the French name Avril means "April", and that the name Paris means "graceful woman"? Similarly, the French female name Yvette translates into "lively archer," while Dyana means "divine." "Trinette," one of the most charming French names, means "little innocent," and the name Destiny, meaning fate or fortune, is said to have derived from Old French, with variations including Destine, Destanee, Destinee, and Destini.
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Of course, since a name is something that sticks with you your entire life, naming a baby can be a challenging task for parents. To relieve you of some of this headache and to help you find a name that you like and that will suit your child, there are plenty of resources to turn to these days. In addition to scores of new baby naming books, the Internet is bursting with first and last name suggestions in every language, including an explanation of what they mean and how to pronounce them properly. A search for "male French names" or "female French names" will provide you with instant access to long lists of old, new, usual, and unusual French names for boys and girls.
Of course, you can always make up your own baby names based on something that is meaningful to you or your family. People have been known to compose female French names related to colors, the four seasons, nature, Hollywood celebrities, heroines, Biblical figures, athletes, Victorian and Renaissance women, and more.
Finally, if you're looking for female French names for your dog, there are an astounding number of websites dedicated to finding the perfect name for your four-legged friend.