Books tell us they skip breakfast and ignore children’s demands for iPads while calmly sipping Sancerre. Is there anything French women can’t do? Add picking perfect names to that list. We recently stumbled upon 17 popular and absolutely gorgeous French baby names that steer away from the recent Royals-led British trend.


4. Kais

For a Boy

Meaning: Of Arabic origin (for "firm"), it first became popular in Tunisia before gaining steam in France.


15. Kylian

For a Boy

Meaning: A Frenchified version of the Irish name Cillian, you’re unlikely to find another on the playground.