Names of the week #123

20 December 2017


Is your little one due to arrive in a few months but you’re lacking inspiration? Don’t worry! Each week, we put together a small selection of names for you: classic, retro, sophisticated, imaginative, timeless… there’s one for every taste.  We’ve been inspired by our friends, our ‘it moms’, our families and especially by you: here is your exclusive list!

Classic names

Léopold : Of Germanic origin, Léopold arrived in France in the 19th century. An inspiring name notably held by the poet and old president of Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor.

Margot : This nickname of Marguerite was made famous by queen Margot. Fallen into oblivion in the 20th century, this charming name was reborn in France in the 1990s.

Sophisticated names

Colomban : This name is the top pick for the masculine version of Colombe, very popular!

Thelma : Made famous in the Anglophone countries following the release of Marie Corelli’s novel in 1887, a bold and elegant choice for a little girl.

Modern names

Joshua : Better known in Anglo-Saxon countries, Joshua has been gaining popularity in France since the 2000s.

Mila : Of Slavic origin, this soft and mischievous name is gaining more and more popularity with young parents.

Names from around the world

Luis : The Spanish equivalent of the classic Louis, held by many artists, such as the director Luis Bunuel or the Basque singer Luis Mriano.

Rocio : This name appeared in France in the 1960s, a female Spanish name with beautiful heavy tones.

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