Most popular french baby names

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things in life. One of the most important and fun parts of waiting for the birth is to pick a name. There are so many names to choose from! Instead of having a boring English name that 50 other babies in your neighbourhood will have, why not choose a French baby name instead? Here are the 40 most popular French baby names right now.

Your family and friends will be impressed with your exotic name choice and honestly, these names are beautiful and will fit with any baby whether it is English or French.

For a girl

Here are 20 of the most popular French baby names for girls.



Emma has always been a popular name in France and even in Europe. Many French queens were named Emma, like Emma de France, the first Frankish queen who is known to have been crowned. This name could have a Germanic root, since the world “ermin” means “omnipotence” or “mighty power”.



In 2017 and in 2018, it was the most popular name in France. And it’s no surprise, since it’s the feminine form of Louis, another famous French name given to kings… The name Louise was very popular in the 1900s but declined after the 70s. Maybe it’s time to bring it back?



You might know that “jade” is the name of the green precious stone. But did you know that the world is derived from Spanish “(piedra de la) ijada” meaning “(stone of the) flank”, relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic?