Names of the week #128

10 February 2018


Photo @happycheriskids

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.

Joseph: The team’s favourite!  Of biblical origin, Joseph had a peak of attribution at the beginning of the 20th century. It has been slowly returning in the last couple of years.  

Agathe: Derived from the Greek name “Aghatê”, it means goodness and kindness. Two adjectives that qualify this name: gracious and striking.

Names from books.

Zadig: Of Armenian origin this name means “friend” in Arabic, and “just” in Hebrew. The hero of Voltaire’s philosophical tale, Zadig is presented as a man without fault.

Angélique: One of the main characters of Molière’s Malade Imaginaire this name is less common today.

Modern names.

Enzo: Of Italian origin, derived from the name Lorenzo, it appeared in France at the end of the 1980s, after the release of the mythical film Le Grand Bleu, one of whose characters has this name.

Lilou: The main character of Luc Besson’s film Le Cinquième élément. Although its origin remains a mystery, this name seduces more and more parents every year.

British names.

Alexander: Very chic, we love the British version of the classic name Alexandre! Originating from Greek and meaning “the one who protects men”, this name is often given to newborns in Canada and the United States.

Ellie: The nickname of  Eléonore, very popular in Anglophone countries, this beautiful name became known in France thanks to the animated film Là Haut.

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