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25 Darling Names From France That Are Perfect For A Chic Little Girl

Parents often draw inspiration from other cultures when it comes to finding the perfect name for their daughter. Many moms and dads look to our friends across the pond for ideas when it seems like they’ve exhausted their options. There are few names more beautiful than the ones that can be found in France. There’s just a certain level of sophistication that makes their monikers more distinctive.

If mom wants to give her little girl an uncommon but pretty name, then this list is for her. These titles just seem to roll off the tongue or sing into the air when spoken aloud. From feminine and dainty names to bold and sassy names, this list has it all. If mom is on the hunt for a name with a strong meaning or a stylized variation, these French options have got you covered.

It can be overwhelming to settle in just the right one, but it’s important for mom to follow her instincts and give her daughter the best possible moniker that will suit her personality. If she's hoping to raise a unique young lady, then these picks are perfection. Please enjoy this list of 25 darling names from France that are perfect for a chic little girl.

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25 Manon

Manon is a lovely name that is a sweet variation of Marie or Marianne. It somehow has a sophisticated feel to it that would totally grow with your daughter. This one landed on Nameberry’s list of Cool Girl Names From Around the World.

"Manon" is a name of French origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 781 babies born with the first name Manon in the United States.

24 Rochelle

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Rochelle is a delicate moniker that would be distinctive enough to make your little girl stand out in a crowd. It ranked #56 on the Names.org list of French Girl Names. It first entered the charts in the early 1900’s and has held it’s own over the years.

"Rochelle" is a name of French origin, and it means "Little rock". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 47,112 babies born with the first name Rochelle in the United States.

23 Camille

Looking for a vintage option for your daughter? Look no farther than the name Camille. It took the #1 spot on the Names.org list of Unique Girl Names and #43 on their French Girl Names list. This one is dainty and would be just right for a frilly girl.

"Camille" is a name of French origin, and it means "Perfect". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67,111 babies born with the first name Camille in the United States.

22 Josephine

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Josephine is one of those names that just feels classy and quirky all at once. It ranked #11 on Names.org Most Popular Girl Name list. Even though it’s seen a recent surge on the charts, it’s still distinctive enough to ensure that your little girl is in a place all her own.

"Josephine" is a name of French origin, and it means "God will increase". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305,194 babies born with the first name Josephine in the United States.

21 Adele

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Adele found it’s place back in the spotlight thanks to the British singer and superstar. It’s one of those “old lady cool” names that has seen a resurgence on the charts. This one seems to have some serious staying power and is popular in with French parents.

"Adele" is a name of German origin, and it means "Noble, Kind". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,613 babies born with the first name Adele in the United States.

20 Clara

 

 

Clara is the mature variation of the name Claire. It was most popular in the 1920’s so it is poised to make a comeback in a big way. It dipped on the charts for a while but saw a surge in 2017. Many French parents are opting to give their daughters this name.

"Clara" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Illustrious". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278,238 babies born with the first name Clara in the United States.

19 Amelie

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Amelie is an irresistible name for a little girl. This one had quite a big moment when it was featured as the main character in the French film, Amelie. It’s the plucky version of Amelia and is just waiting for you to claim it for your daughter.

"Amelie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Hardworking". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,871 babies born with the first name Amelie in the United States.

18 Mirabelle

 

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If you happen to be on the lookout for a elegant name for your daughter, Mirabelle would be an excellent choice. This moniker landed on the Nameberry list of Girly Girl Baby Names. It’s totally ladylike and is poised to gain steam in the years to come.

"Mirabelle" is a name of French origin, and it means "Wondrous". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 966 babies born with the first name Mirabelle in the United States.

17 Beatrice

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Beatrice has a retro sensibility to it that makes it quite the appealing pick. The nicknames for this one are just too cute. Parents could opt for Bea or even Trixie if they wanted to give this classic name a sassy twist. It ranked #19 on the French Girl Names list.

"Beatrice" is a name of French origin, and it means "Bringer of Joy". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 191,288 babies born with the first name Beatrice in the United States.

16 Emma

Emma might just be one of the sweetest names of all time. Jane Austen snatched the title up for the heroine of her classic book, Emma. It was also the name that Rachel and Ross gave their daughter on the show, Friends. French parents can’t get enough of it.

"Emma" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Universal". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 655,629 babies born with the first name Emma in the United States.

15 Zoe

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Zoe would be a precious for name your little bundle. Parents who are bookworms will love it because it is a nod to J.D. Salinger’s book, Franny and Zooey. It’s totally ruling the charts in France these days so this one would be quite the chic option.

"Zoe" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Life". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 122,234 babies born with the first name Zoe in the United States.

14 Coralie

Coralie is a beautiful name that is popular in French-speaking Quebec. It’s a lovely option that is mot as common in the United States but has seen a slight up-tick on the charts. This one is added to lists like Nameberry’s Classic Baby Names With A Twist.

"Coralie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Little Maiden". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,402 babies born with the first name Coralie in the United States.

13 Margot

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Margot is the pet variation on the name, Marguerite. It entered the charts 1900 and didn’t see much action until it jumped in popularity in 2017. We can’t help but wonder if actress Margot Robbie had something to do with that. This moniker placed #111 the Unique Girl Names list.

"Margot" is a name of French origin, and it means "Pearl". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,547 babies born with the first name Margot in the United States.

12 Jolie

Jolie is a cheerful moniker that found it’s place in Nameberry’s list of Pretty Girl Names. It’s associated with the actress, Angelina Jolie, but this one can stand on it’s own adorable two feet. Although it’s not as popular in France, many America parents are opting to name their little girls Jolie.

"Jolie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Pretty". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,307 babies born with the first name Jolie in the United States.

11 Noemie

If you’re hoping to give your daughter a cute name with a fun spin, you might want to consider Noemie. This uncommon moniker is a variation to the more mainstream name, Naomi. It’s demure and bold all at once and would be a saucy pick for any little girl.

"Noemie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Variant of Hebrew Naomi Pleasantness". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 362 babies born with the first name Noemie in the United States.

10 Elyse

Elyse is a stylized variation of the name, Elizabeth. It entered the charts in the 1920’s and surged in popularity in the late 1980’s. We think this one is ready to be a star once again. It has a romantic sensibility to it that French parents adore.

"Elyse" is a name of American origin, and it means "Form of Elise". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,392 babies born with the first name Elyse in the United States.

9 Delphine

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Delphine is a polished name that would be just right for a sharp little girl. Nature lovers will probably connect to this one because it is associated with dolphins and the delphinium flower. This moniker found a place on Nameberry’s list of Flower Names for Girls.

"Delphine" is a name of French origin, and it means "Woman from Delphi". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,127 babies born with the first name Delphine in the United States.

8 Celeste

Parents who want to give their daughter a celestial name might be attracted to the name Celeste. It just somehow sounds lovely and feminine when you say it aloud. This one is very popular in France. We think that spiritually minded parents will totally appreciate the meaning.

The name "Celeste" is of Latin origin and it means "Heavenly". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,777 babies born with the first name Celeste in the United States.

7 Jessamyn

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Jessamyn is a refined name that you don’t hear every day. It found a place in the charts in the 1970’s and peaked in popularity in the 1980’s. It has a certain level of maturity to it that would make it a wonderful pick for any little girl.

"Jessamyn" is a name of French origin, and it means "A flower name from the older form Jessamine". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 724 babies born with the first name Jessamyn in the United States.

6 Vivien

This moniker was made famous by the old Hollywood starlet, Vivien Leigh. She most recognizable in the role of Scarlet O'Hara in the 1939 film, Gone With The Wind. She was a raven-haired beauty who lit up the screen with her glamour. A girl named Vivien will be captivating.

"Vivien" is a name of French origin, and it means "Alive". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,252 babies born with the first name Vivien in the United States.

5 Lilou

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Lilou would be an enchanting option for your daughter. It’s pronounced lee-lou and it’s just too precious for words. This one is the Occitan pet form of French Liliane and brings to mind the lily flower. Floral monikers are very popular these days so be sure to claim it before your friends do.

Lilou is of French origin and it means “lily”. From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 206 babies born with the first name Lilou in the United States.

4 Zelie

Zelie is one of those nicknames that would make an awesome first name. This one is short for Azalea, which is a very feminine name on its own accord. Although, there just something about Zelie that feels utterly irresistible.

Zelie is of French origin and it means "the short form of Azalea, Zelia, or Solene". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 377 babies born with the first name Zelie in the United States.

3 Raine

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Looking for a name this is fit for royalty? A glamorous option would be to name your daughter Raine. This one found a place on Nameberry’s list of Beautiful But Rare Girl Names.It’s a powerful title, with a very regal meaning, that would make your daughter feel special.

"Raine" is a name of French origin, and it means "Queen". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,498 babies born with the first name Raine in the United States.

2 Bijou

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Bijou is a charming name that just seems to have a ring to it. It’s pronounced bee-zhoo. Gemstone names are popular right now so this one would be totally on-trend. An alternative spelling is Bijoux. Parents would be smart to put dibs on this one, no doubt.

"Bijou" is a name of French origin, and it means "Jewel". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 234 babies born with the first name Bijou in the United States.

1 Chloe

Chloe is a spunky name that would be perfect for a cute little girl. It’s a trendy moniker that was ranked #22 on Nameberry’s 2017 list of popular names. It’s a fresh option and you should add this one on your short list, for sure.

"Chloe" is a name of French origin, and it means "Verdant and blooming". From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 203,731 babies born with the first name Chloe in the United States.

Sources: Nameberry.com. Names.org

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