Françoise

Origin: French Meaning: the feminine form of François, the French form of Franciscus meaning “Frenchman”. Variants: François (m); Francis, Frances Advertisements

Rémy

Origin: French Meaning: French form of Latin Remigius meaning “oarsman” or “rower”. It could also come from Latin Remedius meaning “cure, remedy”. Variants: Rémi, Remy, Remi

Sabienne

Origin: French Meaning: from what I could find, it is possibly a French variation of Sabina meaning “Sabine”. Sabien would be the masculine form of the name. Variants: Savina (Italian); Sabine (French, German); Szabina (Hungarian). Male forms are: Sabinus (Ancient Roman); Sabino, Savino (Italian); Sabian, Sabien

Sorin

Origin: Romanian, French, Jewish, Russian, Japanese Meaning: possibly from Romanian soare meaning “sun”. I’ve also seen it as a surname. It could be French in origin, from Old French sor, a diminutive of Sorel, meaning “chestnut”, originally a nickname for someone with reddish hair. It also has a different etymology, a Jewish surname derived from a metronymic of Yiddish…

Judikael

Origin: Breton, French Meaning: Breton form of French Judicaël meaning “generous lord” or “generous prince” from elements iud (lord, prince) and cael (generous). Judicaelle is a feminine form of the name. Variants: Judicaël, Juhel (French); Iudicael, Yezekael, Judicael

Lacey

Origin: English, French Meaning: from a surname derived from a locational site, a village in France called Lassy. The name could be from a Gaulish name, Lascius, meaning unknown. Lacy is also an English word, the adjective of lace, referring to an ornamental fabric. Variants: Lacy, Laci, Lacie

Armand

Origin: French Meaning: the French form of Herman meaning “army man”. Armande is the French feminine form of the name. Variants: Armando (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese); Ermanno (Italian).

Emmeline

Origin: Germanic, French Meaning: a French form of Germanic Amelina meaning “work” from the Germanic element amal. Variants: Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emeline

Linnet

Origin: French, English Meaning: a linnet is a type of finch, its name coming from Old French linnette meaning “flax” because linseed was one of its main foods. Linnet can also be a variant spelling of Lynette, itself a form of Luned from Eluned meaning “image, idol”.

Jocelyn

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from a Germanic tribal name called Gaut meaning “Goth” with a diminutive suffix so basically meaning “little Goth”. It became Goscelin and Gozelin in Norman French, eventually becoming Jocelin in English. Jocelyn may also come from Joyce, meaning “lord” or “to rejoice”. Jocelyn was used as a masculine name before it became more…

Roland

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from Germanic elements hrod “fame” and land “land” meaning “famous land”. Rolande is the French feminine form of the name, while Rolanda is also a feminine form of the name. Variants: Rolland, Rowalnd, Orlando (Italian), Rolando (Italian, Spanish)

Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) Hebrew Γαβριηλ (Gabriel) Ancient Greek Meaning: from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man”, “strong man of God”, “God is my strength”. Gabe is a diminutive form of the name. Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella are feminine forms of the name. Masculine forms: Gabriele (Italian); Gábor (Hungarian); Gavriil (Russian); Jabril, Jibril (Arabic); Kaapro…

Sage

Origin: English, Old French, Latin Meaning: an English word meaning “wise” or “sagacious”. As an English surname it was used as a nickname for a wise person from Old French sage meaning “learned, sensible”, ultimately from Latin sapiere “to taste, discern”. It’s also from Latin salvere meaning “to feel well, wealthy”, the name of a genus of plants.

Robinia

Origin: French, English Meaning: the name of a genus of flowering plants, named after royal French gardeners Jean Robin and his son Vespasian. Robin is an English diminutive of Robert meaning “bright fame”.

Gaston

Origin: French Meaning: It could be derived from Germanic element gasti meaning “stranger” or it could mean “Gasconi” or “of Gascony” referring to someone who came from the Gascony region in Southern France.  

Ethan

  Origin: Hebrew אֵיתָן (Hebrew) Meaning: solid, enduring, strong Variants: Eitan, Eytan (Hebrew); Aithan (Biblical Greek); Etan (German, Polish)

Josephine

Origin: French, English Meaning: the French feminine form of Joseph from the Hebrew Yosef meaning “He will add” or “God shall add”. Josephine Anwhistle is one of the guardians of the Baudelaires’ in the 3rd book (The Wide Window), a woman who loves grammar and was absolutely afraid of everything- doorknobs, stoves, and even realtors. Variants:…

Jacques

Origin: French Meaning: the French form of Jacob and James, both coming from Hebrew Ya’aqov meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter” It’s pronounced ZHAHK. Jacques Snicket appears in the 7th book of the series (The Vile Village), where he is mistaken for being Count Olaf, was murdered by the real Count Olaf and his murder pinned…

Fernald

Origin: French, English Meaning: It could be a form of Old French Furnell meaning “furnace”. It could also be a variant of Old English Farnall “fern hill” Fernald is the name of the hook-handed man, one of Count Olaf’s associates, though his name isn’t revealed until Book 11 (The Grim Grotto).

Esmé, Esmée

Origin: Old French Meaning: “esteemed” or “beloved” from Old French Aimé. Apparently, Esmé was first recorded for Esmé Stuart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) in Scotland, whose parents’ had French ties. Esmé Squalor is one of the guardians of the Baudelaire children in Book 6 (The Ersatz Elevator), who turns out to be one of the villains…