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These Unique French Baby Names Have That Special Je Ne Sais Quoi

Plenty of common U.S. names have French origins (hi, millions of Charlottes and Maries) — but the Frencher those French baby names sound, the rarer they become on our side of the pond. Sure, you’ll run into a Jeanne or a Pierre on occasion, but you’re less likely to run into a boy named Maxence or a girl named Manon.

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 Amanda. And the name Noé is the French version of a name we’ve 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. Whether your family has a French background or you’re just a proud Francophile who loves the language and culture, these baby names may be the perfect fit.

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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