North American parents usually seek unique baby name inspiration from many sources-- pop culture, animals and even foods. In 2019, it is France which is the land of inspiration for many new parents looking for unique and cute baby girl names.
Here are a few of the most popular French names for girls:
The name Anaëlle is of Breton origin meaning "grace". The Bretons were a Celtic ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France. Anaëlle can also be spelled Anael.
The name Clea is of Greek origin and means "to praise, to acclaim". It is a form of the name Cleopatra. A famous Clea is American actress, writer, producer, and director Clea DuVall, portrayed below.
Danique means “morning star” and is one of the most popular name choices in France. It is a name that seems to be rising in popularity in the U.S. and one that is sure to make any little girl stand out.
According to Nameberry, the name Élodie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "foreign riches". Élodie is a major character in the Emile Zola novel The Earth and Princess Elodie is the protagonist of the video game Long Live The Queen.
Flavie means “golden, blond.” A famous Flavie in France is French television and radio presenter Flavie Flament.
A trendy name in France, sometimes also spelled Ysaline, that's related to both Isabelle and Iseult. To the American ear, it freshens up Isabelle which means “pledged to God.”
The name Maeva hails from Tahiti, and is currently enjoying a wave of popularity in France, where it ranks in the Top 100, thanks to popular French folk singer and actress Maeva Meline, who was selected for the role of Nannerl, sister of Mozart in the NRJ Award winning musical Mozart, l'opéra rock in 2008.
The name Marguerite is not only pretty and unique, but it also has a great meaning for a little girl-- meaning “pearl, daisy”. Acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer Maya Angelou was born Marguerite.
If you are a history and culture buff then Romane might be the right choice for you. The name means “a Roman” and is the feminine version of Roman and the longer form of Romy. One famous Romane is Romane Bohringer -- French actress, film director, screenwriter, and costume designer. She is the daughter of Richard Bohringer and sister of Lou Bohringer.
If you’re a total Francophile or simply looking for a baby name à la French, then take your pick from the list above.