Unique French baby names that make us squeal ooh, la la!

May 23, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. ET
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There are many names in the U.S. that we bestow upon our babies that have French origins, but actual French names aren't very common on our side of the pond. Yes, you'll run into a Jeanne or a Pierre on occasion, but you're less likely to run into a boy named Baptiste or a girl named Manon.

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That's where these names come in handy. They all have French roots, or are the French versions of names we're more familiar with. Amandine, for example, is the French version of the popular name Amanda. And the boy name Noé is the French version of a name we have loved for decades — Noah.

While many French names come from saints (think Baptiste, Jean, Jacques, Michel, Pierre or Marie), others are a little more modern and unique. If you have a French background or just love the sound of the language, these baby names may be perfect for your little boy or girl.

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Unique French names for baby boys

  • Antoine
  • Baptiste
  • Bastien
  • Clément
  • Édouard
  • Enzo
  • Gabin
  • Gaétan
  • Gaspard
  • Léo
  • Loan
  • Loïc
  • Maël
  • Marc
  • Mathieu
  • Mathis
  • Mathys
  • Maxence
  • Noé
  • Raphaël
  • Rémy
  • Sacha
  • Théo
  • Timeo
  • Timothe

Unique French names for baby girls

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