Albert was a fairly common name in England in the Middle Ages, but later fell out of favor and was not revived until the nineteenth century. Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria; Prince Albert was the main reason this name ca
French word for "handsome" (and therefore never used in French spaking countires as a given name) and American slang for "boyfriend". Its use as a first name likely came from a shortening of a surname such as Beauchamp or Beaufort in order to honor someon
Possibly a respelling of Beau meaning "handsome." Also a nickname for Boaz which means "fleetness."
Brice probably comes from the Gaulish adjective "brictio", meaning "spotted, dappled", and which gave "brizh" in modern Breton.
The name might have been originally attributed to boys who were born with freckles.
Originally a French surname; based on the Picard dialect form of the word 'chauve' meaning 'bald'.
John Calvin was a church reformer of the 16th century, after whom the Christian group Calvinism is named. Calvinists believe in predestinati
A Norman English variant of Dureau.
Grant is both a personal name and a surname. It is the surname of 18th President of the United States and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.
Guy is also slang for a man.
Guy or Guido Fawkes was one of the members of a group of Roman Catholics who attempted to blow up the English Houses of Parliament and King James I on 5 November 1605. Guy Fawkes was discovered with the gunpowde
Anglicized spelling of Laurence.
Principally in use in the US. Transferred used of the rank of nobility.
A Marquis (French spelling; also marquess in English) is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European monarchies and some of their colonies.
It is was derived from
Transferred use of a surname, derived from the French 'maçon' (bricklayer, stoneworker), connected with Old English 'macian' (to make). The Freemasons are a fraternal organisation or brotherhood with obscure origins.
It was the 39th most
Variant of Monty, pet form of Montague or Montgomery.
Transferred used of a surname from various French place names. Montel is related to the Occitan 'montell' meaning "little mountain".
Likely a modern coinage from Montel, or simply a name created to form a particular sound.
From the French Olivier, believed to be an old French version of the Germanic name Alfihar. The name is also associated with the olive tree and therefore peace. Oliver was the 173rd most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, but the third most popular i
Alternate spelling of Oliver.
The name was coined by the 18th-century female writer Fanny Burney in her novel "Evelina".
Also the names of a few French towns.
From medieval times this was a nickname for Piers or Percival. It is also a surname ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Persius.
Richard has always been a very popular name throughout the English-speaking world. It was first imported to England by the Normans, though it is derived from the Germanic elements "ric" (power) and "hard" (strong, hardy). The original form was probably
Nickname for Richard, Fredrick or Patrick.
Nickname for Ricardo and Federico. In use as a surname as well.
Another spelling of Russell. Russel is rarely used anymore, but enjoyed some popularity during the later parts of the 19th century on through to the middle of the 20th century.
From a French surname used for someone who made soap.
Diminutive of Chantal and Anglicized version of the French, "chanter"; to sing.
From the French word to dispense.
Surname of the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer.
Alternate spelling of Spencer.
A Norman French name ultimately derived from the verb 'traverser' (to cross).
Modern coinage from the Old French 'treis' (three).
Troy, as a surname, derives from the French city of Troyes. The ancient Greek island of Troy is, presumably, why Troy has become popular as a first name. The meaning is unknown. The name can also be an anglicisation of the Gaelic Troightheach, which me
Respelling of Alina.
Aleena is the name of the mother of cartoon character Sonic the Hedgehog, and a race of aliens in the 'Star Wars' franchise.
Of uncertain origin. It may be from an Arabic word for 'noble' or, in Scotland, a feminine form of Alistair.
It could also be a form of Adelaide.
The name is borne by ballerina Alina Cojocaru.
Russian variant of Alicia or an Armenian name meaning 'gentle'.
Alisa is also the name of a Russian rock band.
Respelling of Alice.
A variant of Alicia first used in the 1980s.
A recently coined variant of Alicia. Most often pronunced ah-LISS-ee-ah it is occasionally said ah-LEESH-yah or ah-LEES-ee-ah.
A modern respelling of Alison.
Alyssia is also an alternate form of the name Alicia.
Amie is the French word for a female friend pronounced "ah MEE".
English form of the Old French Aimée, in use in the United States since the 18th century. It should be noted that the spellings Ami, and Amie are not used in France because they are the words used to refer to a friend.
Amy is the name of
The French word for "April." Popularized recently by singer Avril Lavigne.
Belle can be a name on its own, or can be a nickname for names like Annabelle, Adabelle, Isabelle, etc.
Belle was the name of the main character in Disney's movie "Beauty and the Beast."
From the Latin 'caelestis' which means 'heavenly', 'divine'. It is spelt Céleste in French.
For a long time, Celeste has been more bestowed on boys than on girls, probably taken as a variant of Célestin. The trend was reversed first in Eng
Respelling of Chanel.
At first a French family name. It came into use as a first name at the beginning of the 20th century.
A spelling variant on Chantal.
A modern respelling of Chantal.
From the French term of endearment 'chérie', as in 'ma chérie' (my dear, my beloved).
Respelling of Cerise.
Cherise is not used as a firstname among French speaking people.
Coco was the nickname of fashion designer Coco Chanel (born as Gabrielle Chanel). Coco Arquette is the daughter of actors Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
In France, Coco is a common name for parrots, in reference to the sounds they make.
The use of Deja as a name seems to come from the French expression 'déjà vu' meaning "already seen". Déjà is strictly a vocubulary word in French-speaking countries.
Dejah Thoris is Edgar Rice Burroughs's Martian princess in his Barsoom series. She first appeared in the initial Mars novel, A Princess of Mars (1917). It seems that Burrough created the name as a word-play on the French expression "déjà-vu", which is als
Elle could as well serve as a nickname to names with a strong el-sound (ex. Elisabeth, Eleanor, Helen, etc.) and is equivalent to the personal pronoun 'she' in the French language.
Inspiration may also come from the French fashion magazine "Elle".
An exclusively feminine variant of the name Jocelyn.
This name became popular in the U.S. in the mid-twentieth century, but has recently fallen out of favor. Jolene appears to be the name Jo or Joe with the feminine -lene suffix attached; it became popular along with other -ene names like Charlene.
This surname became a popular first name in Scotland in the 19th century.
A recent modern english respelling, probably influenced by the names Molly or Malia.Or possibly a variant of the name Aliyah.
Malorie Blackman is a British children's author.
Contraction of the name Marie-Anne, composed of the names Marie (of uncertain origin, perhaps meaning "bitter") and Anne ("grace").
Marianne is the name used for the symbolic figure representing the French Republic.
Medieval female personal name (from Old French reine ‘queen').
Rihanna is a misspelled version of the name Rhianna. It appeared on the top 1000 names chart in the U.S. in 2006, no doubt influenced by the popularity of the musical artist Rihanna.
Shanae is most likely a modern coinage, on the model of names such as Janae.
It has also be suggested that Shanae had been used as a phonetic American transcription of the Irish name Sinead.
Possibly from Chanel, the French word for "pipe". Modern American English coinage that more likely comes from a feminine suffix of "elle" being added to the popular element "shan".
Phonetic spelling of Chantal.
A modern respelling of Chantal.
Shenna hit the US top 1000 in the year of 1984. There is no known meaning or etymological line to this name, however, it is interesting to note that the movie "Sheena" based on the Sheena: Queen of the Jungle series was released in 1984. One could guess t
Soleil is not used as a first name in France. Marie-Soleil occurs in Québec.
Soleil Moon Frye is an American actress most notable for playing the title role in the 1980's television show "Punky Brewster".
The etymology of this name is obscure. Many sources indicate that it is a modern creation of Hispanic origins with no known or true meaning.
Yvonne is a feminine form of the French Yves, created either directly from Yves or from the Old French Yvon (which comes from Ivo, a form of Yves used in Germany). Yves originated as a shortened form of any Germanic name containing 'iv' ('yew').