Boy Names

French boy baby names
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Prénoms masculins français

Looking for a name to use in French class, or inspiration for naming your baby? This list includes more than 100 common French boys names, along with sound files, English equivalents in italics, and “literal meaning in quotes,” if any. The (parentheses) indicate any diminutives. When there are are two different spellings on the same line but only one is hyperlinked, the pronunciation for those two spellings is identical.

AdrienAdrian
Aimé  "loved"
AlainAlan, Allen
AlexandreAlexander
Alexis 
AlfredAlfred
AlphonseAlfonso
Amaury 
AndréAndrew
AntoineAnthony
Anton 
Arnaud 
ArthurArthur
Auguste, AugustinAugustus "noble"
BenjaminBenjamin "youngest"
BenoîtBenedict "blessed"
BernardBernard
BertrandBertrand, Bertram
Bruno 
Charles, (Charlot) Charles, (Charlie)  
Christian 
ChristopheChristopher
DanielDaniel
DavidDavid
DenisDennis
Didier 
ÉdouardEdward
ÉmileEmile
EmmanuelEmmanuel
ÉricEric
ÉtienneSteven
EugèneEugene
FrançoisFrancis
FranckFrank
FrédéricFrederick
GabrielGabriel
Gaston 
GeorgesGeorge
GérardGerald
GilbertGilbert
GillesGiles
GrégoireGregory
Guillaume, (Guy) William, (Bill)
Gustave 
HenriHenry
Honoré(honored)
HuguesHugo
IsaacIsaac
Jacques, (Jacquot) James, (Jimmy)
Jean, (Jeannot) John, (Johnny)
JérômeJerome
JosephJoseph
JulesJulius "guy, bloke" (archaic)
JulienJulian
LaurentLaurence
LéonLeon, Leo
LouisLouis, Lewis
LucLuke
LucasLucas
MarcMark, Marcus
MarcelMarcel
MartinMartin
MatthieuMatthew
MauriceMorris
MichelMichael
NicolasNicholas
Noël  "Christmas"
OlivierOliver "olive tree"
Pascal 
Patrick, PatricePatrick
PaulPaul
PhilippePhilip
PierrePeter "stone"
RaymondRaymond
Rémy, Rémi 
René  "reborn"
RichardRichard
RobertRobert
RogerRoger
RolandRoland
SébastienSebastian
Serge 
StéphaneStephen
ThéodoreTheodore
ThéophileTheophilus
Thibaut, Thibault Theobald
ThierryTerry
ThomasThomas
TimothéeTimothy
TristanTristan, Tristram
VictorVictor
VincentVincent
XavierXavier
YvesIves
ZacharieZachary

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