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Unique Baby French Last Names (2021)

The process of making French Last Names was closely associated with social customs and traditions. According to the principle of the development of names by country, the French culture is no different from the traditions of other peoples.

A

There are many common french last names that start with the letter A. You may hear most of these names on the internet and in movies.

 

Allard – (noble)Beauregard (beautiful outlook)

Acord – Variant of Achard

Agee – A valley, deepness

Aime – Beloved

Alexandre – Warrior or defender of mankind

Antoine – Highly praise-worthy

Antaya – Powerful and complete

Armand – Army’s man

Amiot – Friend

Aude – Prosperous

B

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Bardon – Minstrel or singer-poet

Beausoleil – Beautiful sun, a sunny place

Bellamy – A lovely friend

Babel – Confusion

Barnet – Burned clearing

Barre – Gateway

Badie – Original or wonderful

Balay – Cornice or eaves

Bassin – Short

Baudin – Bold or brave

C

Cartier – Transporter of goods

Carte – Dwellers of the rough ground

Casbon – Cress

Cavin – Beautiful at birth

Celestin – Heavenly

Charbonnier -Who sells or makes charcoal

Chabot – Head or summit

Cham – Hard-Working or strong

Chatel – Castle

Charvet – Coat of Arms

French Surnames List Start with D

Dubois – By the woods or forest

Darius – Rich and kingly

Daron – Great

Dechant – Coat of Arms

Dault – Wealth

Defrain – Variant

Dautrich – Unknown

Degardin – Unknown

Davolt – Unknown

Delage – Unknown

E

Eric – Sole ruler

Eppinette – Spruce tree

Esther – Star

Eugene – Noble

Etie – Carland or crown

Estelle – Star

F

Fafard – Kind

Fain – Temple

Fortier – Strong

Faron – Handsome servant

Forton – Unknown

Ferron – Iron-worker

Fillion – Son

Fray – Free

Forand – Son of the devotee of the saints

Frigant – Dashing

G

Genet – Eden

Georger – Farmer

Gobeil – Unknown

Gobin – Cowherd

Gery – Unpredictable

Gilly – Bright promise

Gore – Wedge-shaped object

Gourd – Heavy

Goy – Nation

Guevin – Unknown

H

There are many European last names that originated from French and start with the letter H. Some of these names are still popular in most European countries.

Halle – Home ruler

Halbert – Shining hero

Hance – Unknown

Harnois – Equipment

Herpin

Herre

Haut

Haymon

Heckle

Huard

I

Issac

Isabelle

J

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Jourdain    – one who descends

Julien

Jude

Jette

Jesse

Jules

Jadin

Justin

Jordon

Jerome

K

Kay

Kirouac

L

There are beautiful and common French surnames with the letter L. Some of these names were very popular in the Medieval names.

Lambert    -bright land or lamb herder

Labby

Labar

Labov

Labrie

Lacasse

Lagace

Lage

Lachat

Lalande

M

There are beautiful unique last names that start with the letter M and some of these names are very popular in the USA too.

Macon

Malon

Manasse

Magnin

Mahin

Maple

Maran

Marc

Marcel

Marie

You may also like to see our beautiful last names collection.

N

Nardin

Neve

Nicolet

Nixon

Norman

Nolle

Noyer

Neveu

O

Olin

Oran

Osier

Otter

Oyer

Organ

Oris

Obie

P

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Pallie

Parde

Paris

Parisot

Perro

Pessin

Pauline

Payer

Pepin

Perin

Q

Quint

Quesnell

R

Rayer

Rappe

Ranger

Randa

Reau

Reiner

Rener

Ramus

Revel

Rogier

S

The origin of people’s last names in French has some connection with Roman last names too. You may find some common names in both civilizations.

Sable

Sain

Salin

Salle

Serge

Selin

Sara

Shaller

Simar

Simeon

T

Toussaint   -all saints

Tavel

Templin

Terres

Thelin

Thibert

Trepagnier

Triche

Thirion

Tison

Summary

Hope you like our list of French last names and we will regularly update this list with their meanings. If you know any good names, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section. 

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