Choosing a name for your child: our ideas for French baby names

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Choosing a name for your child: our ideas for French baby names

Choosing your baby's name is a personal and unique decision. It's an opportunity to give your baby an identity and reflect your values as parents.

It's also one of the most important, exciting and (sometimes stressful) decisions that parents-to-be face. It's a choice that shouldn't be taken lightly. The name you choose for your child will accompany him or her throughout life, so it's essential to make a well-considered choice. You can choose a name based on your origins and traditions, and find out what it means. Generally speaking, we also pay attention to the sound of the name, so that it coordinates well with the family name.

In this article, we'll give you some ideas for French baby names, from the most classic to the most original, as well as showing you the names that are becoming trendy again in France.

Classic names

The ones we all know, but love anyway. They're generally among the most popular names given in recent years in France. They include :

For boys :

  • Gabriel
  • Léo
  • Louis
  • Raphael
  • Mael
  • Arthur
  • jules
  • Noah
  • Adam
  • Lucas

For girls :

  • Jade
  • Louise
  • Emma
  • Ambre
  • Alice
  • Rose
  • Lou
  • Chloé
  • Julia
  • Léa

Older first names

These old names that used to be common are back on trend this year:

For boys

  • Céleste
  • Basile
  • Olympe
  • Léandre

For girls :

  • Pia
  • Alba
  • Lison
  • Jeanne
  • Suzanne

Rare and chic first names

These are names we don't hear so often around us, and yet, when we do, we think "and why not?”

For girls :

  • Brune
  • Ysée
  • Billie

For boys :

  • Loup
  • Mahaut
  • Pio
  • Lazare

In the end, we're so proud of the name we've given our child that we want to display it everywhere, especially on those first birth gifts. We want to personalize everything (or almost everything), starting with the health book cover, the decoration in his room, a blanket...

By keeping these important considerations in mind, you'll be able to make an informed decision and find the perfect name for your baby. Remember, the most important thing is to choose a name you like.

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