10 Perfectly Adorable French Baby Names

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So much goes into choosing a name for your baby. Some look down their family tree for inspiration. Others find the perfect name in their favorite book from their favorite TV character, but sometimes, the perfect name comes from another language.

I love French names. There is something elegant about them that just sings to me. If you're looking for a name for your baby that has the perfect balance of uniqueness, timelessness, but not over the top, here are 10 perfectly adorable French baby names you're going to fall in love with.

 

Bellamy

I love this name for boy or girl because it's the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Meaning “handsome” in French, it's totally fitting to make your baby-name short list.

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Danton

I have a serious love for baby boy names that end in “-ton” because they sound strong and classic to me, and this French-inspired name is no exception.

 

Ines

It was the fifth most popular name in France in 2010, and I think this is a name we should see more of in the United States.

 

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Marielle

There are some hybrid names that just don't work for me, but this one that combines “Mary” and “-elle” is so beautiful that I can't say “no” to it.

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Fleur

You can't go wrong with a name that translates to “flower.” It's classic.

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Leon

I love this name so much, and with the meaning “Lion” behind it, it's the perfect choice for your fierce baby.

 

Emeline

French names for girls are out-of-this-world beautiful, and you can't help but wonder about the elegance of the woman who has this name. It could be your little one!

 

Mathis

If you're looking for a twist on Matthew, Mathis is perfectly French-inspired and too adorable to not consider.

 

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Maelys

Pronounced like “May-Elise,” this name is beautiful, written and spoken.

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Bastien

I fell in love with this name when I would watch The Neverending Story on repeat as a child. It's a masculine French name that will help your little man stand out.

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10 Perfectly Adorable French Baby Names

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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  1. Jean says:

    I have never heard nor seen Bellamy in France (bel ami), Ines is a Spanish name, Danton is too historically charged and most French people wouldn’t give a last name as a first name. I have seen the other names but too many kids are named Matthis, Maellys etc.. Marielle is the only one that I truly like, it’s classic and beautiful.

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