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The world is in love with all things French, from the food to the cuisine and especially to the language. What is it about French that makes it so elegant and refined? It belongs to a category of languages known as the Romance languages, and is widely considered to be the language of love. Whether or not you have French ancestry yourself, you can capture a little piece of the country’s sophistication by gifting your little one with a French name.

While people outside of France are familiar with some French names such as Belle and Gaston (thanks, Beauty and the Beast) many of the language’s most beautiful names are virtually unknown to native English speakers. From variations of common English names to monikers that are uniquely French, you’ve probably never heard of these stunning French names — but they should be at the top of every Francophile’s baby name list.

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