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30 French Baby Names That Are Most Definitely 'Tres Chic'

Each and every one of them will leave parents-to-be saying enchanté!

France is full of culture, history and beauty. The French language flows as effortlessly as a graceful ballerina, and the baby names that have origins in France are no exception. Some are so exquisite, having become well-known favorites around the world. Others are waiting in wings, just waiting to be discovered and take center stage.

Nameberry.com explains, "French baby names are most familiar in English-speaking countries as names of French origin that have long been used beyond their native land: Nicole, Denise, Jean, and Pierre. Then there are the names so widely used in the English-speaking world that they're not typically thought of as French (though they are): We mean Charles, Elaine, Michelle.

France is one of those countries that does not consistently issue an official name popularity list, but popular baby names in France include Louise, Emma, and Chloe for girls; Leo, Gabriel, and Tom (yes, Tom) for boys."

The following 30 French names are most definitely trés chic, and sure melt the hearts of all who hear them. Snatch them up for your wee mademoiselles and monsieurs before the rest of the world discovers just how swoon-worthy French baby names can be. Each and every one of them will leave parents-to-be saying enchanté!

30 Algernon

Algernon is a distinguished and dapper name of French origin that means moustached man. It's sophisticated sound is one that will give a tiny gentleman an air of classy coolness that won't be able to be ignored.

Presently, Algernon ranks as the 11,842nd most popular name for boys in the United States, and didn't even rank on American baby naming charts in 2017. It's a rare gem full of personality and panache.

Love Algernon? Similar names to consider include Odin, August or Alton.

29 Alouette

Alouette is an avian name of French origin that means lark. It's on trend with other bird-inspired names like Wren and Ava, but possesses an undeniable charm all its own due to its unique, flowing sound. The French children's song "Alouette, Gentile Alouette" gives this name a whimsical air.

Currently, Alouette is not ranked in the United States. Lou, Ettie and Allie are three shortenings of the name that prove it can be alluring, friendly and familiar all at the same time.

Fans of the name Alouette may also wish to consider the names Luella, Adalissa or Ondine for their darling daughters.

28 Audric

Audric is a timeless name of French origin that means old and wise rule, and is the French variation of the English name Aldrich. This devil-may-care designation is another largely unheard-of beauty just waiting to be discovered.

It ranked as the 4,311th most popular name for boys in the United States in 2012, but hasn't appeared on American baby name lists since.

Atticus, Arlo and Axel are similar names that may appeal to those who adore the name Audric.

27 Arlette

Arlette is a diminutive of the name Chalett and a variation of the French name Charlotte. According to Nameberry.com, it "is often added to user-created lists like 'Undiscovered Girls Names.'"

At the present time, Arlette ranks as the 1,239th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen an impressive 869 spots in popularity since 2017. Sounds like this exquisite designation won't be staying out of the spotlight much longer.

Similar names those who adore the name Arlette may also wish to consider include Arielle, Adalynn and Arely.

26 Basile

Basile is a dashing name of French origin. It is a variation of the Greek name Basil, which means regal. This gorgeous moniker is yet another name that is rarely used, but totally top-notch.

Currently, Basile ranks as the 11,842nd most popular name for boys in the United States. No one will be able to resist this stunning, two-syllable charmer.

Boris, Noble and Barron are similar names that those who adore the name Basile may also wish to put on their short lists.

25 Bellamy

Bellamy is a name with English, Irish and French origins that means fine friend. It's a fun, fresh twist on the extremely popular name Bella. About Bellamy, Nameberry.com states, "We see the name possibly rising through the ranks for girls in coming years." Time will tell!

Presently Bellamy ranks as the 872nd most popular name for girls in the United States, and it has risen an impressive 184 spots since 2017.

Love Bellamy? Similar names to consider include Delaney, Emery and Harlow.

24 Burke

Burke is a name of French origin that means from the fortress or castle. It's a stunning surname-turned-first-name that is fashionable and strong.

Currently, Burke ranks as the 3,148th most popular name for boys in the United States. It's still flying under the radar, but has risen a whopping 4,147 spots in popularity since 2017. This magnificent moniker is definitely one to watch!

Brooks, Beckett and Bennett are similar names that those who love the name Burke may also wish to consider.

23 Clementine

Clementine is the French feminine version of the Latin name Clement and means mild, merciful. The song "My Darling Clementine" is a beloved tune that only adds to this designations overall charm and appeal, and adds the perfect touch of whimsy and class this absolutely adorable name.

At the present time, Clementine ranks as the 807th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen 16 spots in popularity since 2017.

Love Clementine? Similar names to consider include Eloise, Violet and Olive.

22 Denney

Denney is the French variation of the name Dennis: the French from Greek vernacular form of the name Dionysius, a name from Greek mythology. Dennis is considered one of the most widely-used French names, but Denney is a mostly unheard of designation that will fit any little lad perfectly.

Denney hasn't appeared on American baby naming charts since 2010 when it ranked as the 12,454th most popular name for boys in the United States.

Devlin, Coehn and Ender are similar names that fans of the name Denney may also wish to consider.

21 Dominique

Dominique is a name of French origin that means belonging to the Lord. It is a feminine variation of the name Dominic that is as strong and bold as it is sophisticated and lovely.

At the present time, Dominique ranks as the 1,994th name for girls in the United States, and has fallen 656 spots in popularity since 2017. Dom and Minnie are two to-die-for shortenings of this name that only make it sweeter.

Desiree, Destry and Delphine are similar names that may appeal to those who adore the name Dominique.

20 Emile

Emile is the French variation of the Latin name Emil, which means rival. The female names Emily and Emma have dominated baby naming charts for decades. While the name Emmett is currently a top choice for boys in the United States, parents in Europe are all about Emil and Emile. Emilio is another variation of this charming choice.

This dashing designation currently ranks as the 2,84oth most popular name for boys in the United States.

Adore it? Similar names to consider include Xavier, Liam and Elliot.

19 Elodie

Elodie is a lilting French variation of the Greek name Alodia and means foreign riches or white blossom. It's a fun, unique twist on the super popular names Ella, Ellie and Elsa that carries with it a perfectly posh air.

It currently ranks as the 930th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen a very impressive 277 spots since 2017.

Eden, Essie and Evelyn are similar names that those who simply adore the name Elodie may also wish to consider.

18 Faron

Faron is a vintage name of English and German origin that means handsome servant, adventurous and pilferer. Saint Faron was the Bishop of Meaux in France from 1626 until 1672, rooting this name forever in French history.

At the present time, Faron ranks as the 11,842nd most popular name for boys in the United States, making it yet another name that is rarely used and ready to shine.

Love Faron? Similar names to consider include Kieran, Carsten and Orion.

17 Geneva

Geneva is a gorgeous name of French origin that means juniper tree. Not only is it the name of a beloved Swiss city, it is a timeless classic that has been assigned to women around the globe for decades. In fact, it ranked as high as 107th in the United States in 1919.

Today, Geneva is the 2,364th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has fallen 585 spots since 2017. Genny, Eva, Ginny and Evie are shortening possibilities for this name that do nothing but add to its overall appeal.

Love Geneva? Similar names to consider include Genevieve, Ivy and Giselle.

16 Guy

Guy is an undeniably swoon-worthy name of French origin that means guide, leader. It's a one-syllable stunner that will fit beautifully with nearly any middle and last name. It's worth mentioning that Guy is the name of the patron saint of comedians and dancers.

Presently, Guy ranks as the 1,907th most popular name for boys in the United States, and has fallen 404 spots since 2017.

Gavin, Gage and Finn are similar names that fans of the name Guy may want to contemplate using.

15 Helene

Helene is a heavenly French variation of the name Helen that means bright, shining one. It ranked as high as 228th in the United States in 1916, and was in the top 500 names for American girls until 1962 before it slowly faded back into obscurity.

Currently, Helene ranks as the 10,376th most popular name for girls in the United States.

Hazel, Harper and Haven are similar names that fans of the name Helene may also wish to consider.

14 Jacques

Jacques is a French variation of the names James and Jacob and means supplanter. It puts a vintage and undeniably edgy twist on the currently popular names Jack and Jake.

Presently, Jacques ranks as the 7,556th most popular name for boys in the United States, and did not appear on baby naming charts at all in 2017.

Those who adore the name Jacques may also wish to consider the similar names Hugo, Arthur or Ethan for their tiny gentlemen.

13 Josephine

Josephine is a regal, refined name of French origin. It is the feminine variation of the name Joseph and means Jehovah increases or God shall add.

Today, Josephine is a popular choice around the globe. It currently ranks as the 154th most popular name for girls in the United State and ranked 64th on Nameberry.com in 2017. In 2016, it was the 253rd most popular name in England and ranked 51st in Germany.

Love Josephine? Similar names to consider include Penelope, Sophia and Annabelle.

12 Julien

Julian is a jovial and comely variation of the name Julius, a name of English from Latin origin that means youthful, downy, bearded or father of the skies.

It is a favorite of parents in France and also ranks high in the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden. Currently, it is the 28th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 2 spots in popularity since 2017.

Gabriel, Christian and Oliver are similarly sophisticated names that may appeal to fans of the name Julien.

11 Landry

Landry is an undeniably lovely name of French and English origin that means ruler. It's a gender neutral surname that has surged in popularity in recent years for both boys and girls.

Currently, it ranks well within the top 1,000 as the 907th most popular name for girls in the United States, and has risen an impressive 249 spots since 2017.

Hadley, Reese and Teagan are similar names that may appeal to those who have fallen for the name Landry.

10 Leon

Leon is a Greek variation of the name Leonard and means lion. This stately, powerful name is on trend all over Europe at the moment, and is becoming more and more popular in the United States as well.

In 2017, it ranked 185th on Nameberry.com, 76th in Scotland and 53rd in Ireland. In 2016, it ranked 92nd in England, 21st in Sweden and 6th in Germany. At the present time, it ranks as the 220th most popular name for American chaps.

Adore it? Similar names to consider include Noah, Owen and Theo.

9 Maribel

Maribel is a winsome French combination of the names Mary and Belle or a short form of the French name Isabelle, which means beauty. It's a unique choice sure to turn heads wherever it is spoken.

Presently, it ranks as the 2,601st most popular name for girls in the United States. It has fallen 421 spots since 2017, making it a moniker that is ripe for rediscovery.

Those who adore the name Maribel may also wish to contemplate using the similar names Matilda, Clara or Mabel.

8 Maxim

Maxim is a French variation of the name Maximus and means greatest. It has proven it has staying power after being ranked in the top 1,000 names for American boys every year since the new millenium began in the year 2000.

Presently, it ranks as the 1,260th name for boys in the United States. It ranked 794th on Nameberry.com in 2017 and in 2016, it ranked 506th in England and 60th in Germany.

Maverick, Maddox and Grayson are similar names that those loving the name Maxim may also wish to consider.

7 Oceane

Oceane is an elegant name that is simply the French word for ocean. It flows as effortlessly as a seaside breeze, and currently ranks in the top 50 names for girls in France. According to Nameberry.com, it "is much more stylish than the English Ocean or Oceana."

Presently, it is virtually unheard of in the United States, and ranks as the 14,907th most popular name for American girls.

Adore it? Similar nature-inspired names include Winter, Skye and Juniper.

6 Pascal

Pascal is a name of French, Hebrew and English origin that means of the Passover; Easter. Traditionally, it was given to baby boys born on Easter Sunday, but is now a beloved name across France and is given to little gentlemen regardless of their birthdays.

Currently, it ranks as the 3,165th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 924 spots since 2017.

Sebastian, Felix and Milo are similar names that may also appeal to fans of the name Pascal.

5 Prue

Prue is a captivating French variation of the name Prudence. It's a short, sweet designation that is nothing short of adorable and will go wonderfully with nearly any middle and last name. It's another rare name that may make a splash in years to come.

Presently, it ranks as the 10,376th most popular name for girls in the United States after not appearing on any baby naming charts in 2017.

Adore the name Prue? Similar options to consider include Paige, Piper and Prim.

4 Remy

Remy is a fetching French from Latin gender-neutral name that means oarsman. Also spelled Remi, this long-time favorite among parents in France has recently become a mainstream choice in North America for boys and girls alike.

For American boys, it currently ranks as the 394th most popular name and has risen 64 spots since 2017. For girls, it ranks 489th, but is up in popularity 113 places since last year.

Those who simply adore the name Remy may also wish to consider the similar unisex names Riley, Remington or Rowan.

3 Suzette

Suzette is a delightful name of Hebrew origin and a French diminutive of the name Susannah that means lily.

Today, Suzette ranks as the 3,333rd most popular name for girls in the United States, but has risen a staggering 8,562 spots since 2017. This winning moniker is certainly one to watch and one that will most likely not stay obscure for much longer.

Cosette, Claire and Colette are similar names that those who can't resist the name Suzette may also wish to put on their short lists.

2 Thayer

Thayer is a French variation of the name Taylor and means tailor or of the Nation's army. While Taylor is considered a unisex choice, up to this point Thayer has been used solely for little lads. It's a fun, fresh surname full of charm and personality.

Today, Thayer ranks as the 4,749th most popular name for boys in the United States and ranked 612th on Nameberry.com in 2017.

Can't get enough of the name Thayer? Similar names to contemplate using include Tristan, Jasper and Sawyer.

1 Yvette

Yvette is a striking name of French origin. It is the feminine version of the name Yves and means yew tree. It's a botanical beauty full of personality and style.

At the present time, Yvette ranks as the 1,498th most popular name for girls in the United States, and is up 1,718 spots since 2017. Ettie, Evie and Eve are three shortenings of this name that make it one any little girl would be lucky to call her own.

Yvonne, Vivianne and Daphne are similarly arresting names that may also appeal to fans of the name Yvette.

References: Nameberry.com, BabyCenter.com, BehindTheName.com, SheKnows.com

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