List of French Names

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Looking for a list of French names? If so, you're in luck! Nowadays, a simple search on the Internet will give you endless lists of French first names and surnames. Look for French baby names, French boy and girl names, French family names, and even French dog names. Similarly, since we all know that the French are famous for their red and white wines as well as their Cognac and Champagne, you will have no trouble finding lists of popular French wines, brandies, and bubblies.

When most people think "French," scores of famous authors, artists, monuments, and historical sites come to mind. Perhaps you think of fashion, Paris, the Eiffel Tower, exquisite cuisine, the French Riviera, beaches, chocolate-covered grasshoppers, and other things considered "French."

The following is just a sample of the elements of French culture which have seeped their way into our lives and into the minds of people everywhere.

List of French Names: Artists

How many of the following French artists are you familiar with?

  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)
  • Paul Cezanne (1893-1906)
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
  • Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

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List of French Names: Authors

If you haven't read the classic works of the following French authors, it's time to take a trip to your local library!

  • Albert Camus: Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957
  • Victor Hugo: Famous for his plays Les Misèrables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Alexandre Dumas: Best known for writing The Three Musketeers, The Nutcracker, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Gustave Flaubert: Prolific writer whose most well-known novel is Madame Bovary
  • Jules Verne: Who hasn't read his favorite classics, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, and Journey to the Center of the Earth?
  • Jean-Baptiste Poquelin: Famous playwright well known for his comedic pieces

List of French Names: Boys' Names and Girls' Names

If you want to give your baby a French name, here are some of the most popular picks:

  • Boys: Gaston, Adrien, Antoine, Pierre, Fernand, Felix, Julien, Paul-Henri
  • Girls: Marie, Blanche, Angelique, Alisanne, Simone, Adèle, Clarisse, Charline, Brettany

You can also transform a masculine French name into a feminine name by adding the suffixes: -e, -ette, and -ine, as follows:

  • Jean - Jeanne
  • Paul - Paulette
  • Jacques - Jacqueline

Finally, you can even find a list of French names for your dog! Popular French puppy names include Pierre, Fifi, and Gigi. And if you have a dark brown dog, try any variation of the French word for chocolate, such as "chocolat," "choco," or "chocie."

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