First names: Popular French names

Looking for a nice first name for your baby? Then you can't avoid these French names for girls and boys.

Naming in France

Until 1993, the assignment of first names in France was strictly regulated. Only traditional names such as Christophe, Guillaume, Jaques, Colette, Danielle or Elodie were allowed. Traditional French first names are still very popular today. But biblical names are also particularly popular in France, which is not least due to the high religious proportion of Roman Catholic Christians. The Federal Foreign Office estimates that this is 50 percent.

We reveal the top ten list of the most popular French first names for boys and girls from 2016 – which are still just as popular today. A colorful mix of Biblical, traditional, modern and English names.

The most popular first names for girls:

  1. Louise
  2. Emma
  3. Chloé
  4. Lola
  5. Inès
  6. Manon
  7. jade
  8. Alice
  9. Lina
  10. Léa

The most popular first names for boys:

  1. Leo
  2. Gabriel
  3. Adam
  4. Timéo
  5. Raphaël
  6. Lucas
  7. Louis
  8. Arthur
  9. Nathan
  10. Hugo

French first name classics – they always work!

  • Camille
  • Amélie
  • Marie
  • Emilie
  • Héloise
  • Jeanne
  • Josefine
  • Rosalie
  • Malou
  • Samuel
  • Pierre
  • François
  • Ramon
  • Julien
  • Calvin