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  1. ELAINE: Old French form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch." In Malory's Morte D'Arthur (Death of Arthur), this is the name of the tragic figure who dies of grief because Sir Lancelot is unable to return her love. 
  2. ELÉONORE: Variant form of French Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  3. ÉLIANE: French form of Latin Eliana, meaning "sun."
  4. ÉLISABETH: French form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
  5. ÉLISE: French form of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath." 
  6. ÉLODIE: French form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
  7. ÉLOISE: French form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  8. ELVIRE: French form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
  9. EMELINE: Feminine form of French Émile, meaning "rival." Compare with another form of Emeline.
  10. ÉMILIE: Feminine form of French Émile, meaning "rival."
  11. EMMA: Old Norman French name of Germanic origin, derived from the element ermen/irmen, meaning "entire, whole." 
  12. EMMANUELLE: French feminine form of Latin Emmanuel, meaning "God is with us."
  13. EMMET: Diminutive form of Norman French Emma, meaning "entire, whole." Compare with masculine Emmet.
  14. EMMIE: Pet form of Norman French Emma, meaning "entire, whole."
  15. EMMY: Variant spelling of Norman French Emmie, meaning "entire, whole."
  16. ENIDE: French form of Welsh Enid, meaning "soul."
  17. ESMÉ: Old French unisex name meaning "esteemed, loved."
  18. ESMÉE: Feminine form of French unisex Esmé, meaning "esteemed, loved."
  19. ESTÉE: Pet form of French Estelle, meaning "star."
  20. ESTELLE: French form of Latin Estella, meaning "star."
  21. EUGÈNIE: Feminine form of French Eugène, meaning "well born." 
  22. EULALIE: French feminine form of Latin Eulalius, meaning "well-spoken."
  23. EUPHÉMIE: French form of Latin Euphemia, meaning "Well I speak."
  24. EUSTACIA: Feminine form of French Eustache, meaning "fruitful." Compare with another form of Eustacia.
  25. EVELINE: Later French form of Norman French Aveline, meaning "little Eve." Compare with another form of Eveline.
  26. EVETTE: Variant spelling of French Yvette, meaning "yew tree."
  27. EVONNE: Variant spelling of French Yvonne, meaning "yew tree."
  28. FABIENNE: Feminine form of French Fabien, meaning "like Fabius."
  29. FANTINE: French name of the mother of Cosette in Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, probably derived from the French word enfant ("child"), hence "childlike."
  30. FAUSTINE: French feminine form of Roman Latin Faustinus, meaning "lucky."
  31. FELICE: French form of Latin Felicia, meaning "happy" or "lucky." Compare with masculine Felice.
  32. FÉLICIE: Feminine form of French unisex Félicité, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  33. FELICIENNE: Feminine form of French Felicien, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  34. FÉLICITÉ: French unisex form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  35. FERNANDE: Feminine form of French Fernand, meaning "ardent for peace."
  36. FIFI: Pet form of French Joséphine, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  37. FLAVIE: French form of Roman Latin Flavia, meaning "yellow hair."
  38. FLEUR: French form of Roman Latin Flora, meaning "flower." The English word "Flower" is also occasionally used as a personal name.
  39. FLEURETTA: Variant spelling of French Fleurette, meaning "little flower."
  40. FLEURETTE: Diminutive form of French Fleur ("flower"), meaning "little flower."
  41. FLO: Short form of English/French Florence "blossoming" and Latin Flora "flower."
  42. FLORENCE: English and French feminine form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming." Compare with masculine Florence.
  43. FRANCETTE: Pet form of French Françoise, meaning "French."
  44. FRANCINE: Diminutive form of French Françoise, meaning "French."
  45. FRANÇOISE: Feminine form of French François, meaning "French."
  46. FRÉDÉRIQUE: Feminine form of French Frédéric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  47. GABRIELLE: French feminine form of Latin Gabrielus, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
  48. GAËLLE: Possibly a contracted form of French Gwenaëlle, meaning "holy and generous."
  49. GAËTANE: Feminine form of French Gaëtan, meaning "from Caieta (Gaeta, Italy)."
  50. GARLAND: Old French unisex name meaning "garland, wreath." Compare with strictly masculine Garland.
  51. GENEVA: Pet form of French Geneviève, probably meaning "race of women."
  52. GENEVIÈVE: French form of Celtic Genovefa, probably meaning "race of women."
  53. GEORGETTE: Feminine form of French Georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  54. GEORGINE: Feminine form of French Georges, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  55. GERMAINE: Feminine form of French Germain, meaning "from Germany."
  56. GIGI: Pet form of French Georgine, meaning "earth-worker, farmer." 
  57. GILABERTE: Variant spelling of French Gileberte, meaning "pledge-bright."
  58. GILBERTE: Variant spelling of French Gileberte, meaning "pledge-bright."
  59. GILBERTINE: Diminutive form of French Gilberte, meaning "pledge-bright."
  60. GILEBERTE: Feminine form of French Gilebert, meaning "pledge-bright."
  61. GINETTE: Pet form of French Virginie "maiden, virgin," Georgine "earth-worker, farmer," and Régine "queen."
  62. GISÈLE: Variant spelling of Old French Giselle, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  63. GISELLE: French form of German Gisela, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  64. GISSELLE: Variant spelling of French Giselle, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  65. GODELIEVE: French feminine form of Old High German Gottlieb, meaning "god-love." In use by the Dutch.
  66. GUINEVERE: French form of Welsh Gwenhwyvar, possibly meaning "white and smooth." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the queen consort of King Arthur, best remembered for her love affair with Arthur's chief knight Lancelot
  67. GWENAËLLE: Feminine form of French Gwenaël, meaning "holy and generous."
  68. HADRIENNE: French feminine form of Latin Hadrian, meaning "from Hadria."
  69. HELAINE: Variant spelling of Old French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch." In Malory's Morte D'Arthur (Death of Arthur), this is the name of the tragic figure who dies of grief because Sir Lancelot is unable to return her love.
  70. HÉLÈNE: French form of Latin Helena, probably meaning "torch."
  71. HÉLOÏSE: Modern form of medieval French Helewise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  72. HELEWISE: Medieval French form of Teutonic Helewidis, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound."
  73. HENRIETTE: Feminine diminutive form of French Henri, meaning "little home-ruler."
  74. HONORÉE: Feminine form of French Honoré, meaning "honor, valor."
  75. HONORINE: Pet form of French Honorée, meaning "honor, valor."
  76. HORTENSE: French form of Latin Hortensia, meaning "garden."
  77. HYACINTHE: French form of Latin Hyacintha, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  78. IDELLE: French pet form of Norman Germanic Ida, meaning "work."
  79. IDETTE: French pet form of Norman Germanic Ida, meaning "work."
  80. IGERNE: French form of Latin Igerna, meaning "maiden, virgin." 
  81. IGRAINE: Modern form of French Igerne, a form of Welsh Eigyr, meaning "maiden, virgin." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the wife of Uther Pendragon, the mother of Elaine, Morgan le Fay (Morgause), and King Arthur. While still married to Gorlois, her first husband, Uther falls in love with her and makes forceful advances. She tells Gorlois who takes her to Cornwall without asking the king's leave, giving Uther an excuse to make war on Gorlois.
  82. INÈS: French form of English Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."
  83. IRÈNE: French form of Latin Irene, meaning "peace."
  84. IRÉNÉE: Feminine form of French Iréné, meaning "peaceful."
  85. ISABELLE: French form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." In Arthurian legend, Isabelle of Cornwall is the name of the mother of Tristan.
  86. ISEULT: Medieval French form of English Isolde, meaning "ice battle." In Arthurian legend, this is the name a tragic princess who was the mistress of Tristram.
  87. JACINTHE: French form of Latin Jacinthus, meaning "hyacinth flower."
  88. JACQUELINE: Feminine form of French Jacques, meaning "supplanter."
  89. JACQUETTE: Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  90. JACQUI: Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  91. JACQUIE: Pet form of French Jacqueline, meaning "supplanter."
  92. JEANETTE: Pet form of French Jeanne, meaning "God is gracious."
  93. JEANNE: Modern form of Anglo-Norman French Jehane, meaning "God is gracious."
  94. JEANNETTE: Variant spelling of French Jeanette, meaning "God is gracious."
  95. JEANNINE: Pet form of French Jeanne, meaning "God is gracious."
  96. JEHANE: Feminine form of Anglo-Norman French Jehan, meaning "God is gracious."
  97. JEHANNE: Variant spelling of Anglo-Norman French Jehane, meaning "God is gracious."
  98. JESSAMOND: Middle French form of Latin Jessamine, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
  99. JEUNESSE: French name meaning "youth."
  100. JOËLLE: Feminine form of French Joël, meaning "Jehovah is God" or "to whom Jehovah is God."
  101. JOHANNE: Old French feminine form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Johanne.
  102. JOLENE: Pet form of French Jolie, meaning "pretty." 
  103. JOLIE: French name meaning "pretty."
  104. JOSÉE: French feminine form of Latin Josephus, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  105. JOSÈPHE: French form of Latin Josephina, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  106. JOSÉPHINE: French form of Latin Josephina, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  107. JOSETTE: Pet form of French Joséphine, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  108. JOSIANE: Pet form of French Joséphine, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  109. JULIANE: French and German feminine form of Roman Latin Julianus, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  110. JULIE: French form of Roman Latin Julia, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  111. JULIENNE: Feminine form of French Julien, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  112. JULIET: Pet form of French Julie, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  113. JULIETTE: Pet form of French Julie, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  114. LAUDINE: French name, possibly a diminutive form of Latin laude ("praise"), hence "little praiseworthy one." In Arthurian legend, Laudine is known as the Lady of the Fountain, the ruler of the mystical Castle of Landuc near a magical spring in Broceliande Forest guarded by her husband Esclados. When water from this magic spring was poured onto a nearby basin, a huge storm would begin. Calogrenant did this and was beaten for it. To avenge his cousin, Ywain killed Esclados. He fell instantly in love with Laudine the moment he saw her. Laudine's servant Lunete talked her into marrying him. 
  115. LAURE: French form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel."
  116. LAURENTINE: Feminine form of French Laurentin, meaning "of Laurentum."
  117. LAURETTE: Diminutive form of French Laure ("laurel"), meaning "little laurel tree."
  118. LÉA: French form of Hebrew Leah, meaning "weary."
  119. LÉONE: Feminine form of French L�on, meaning "lion."
  120. LÉONIE: Feminine form of French L�on, meaning "lion."
  121. LÉONNE: Feminine form of French L�on, meaning "lion."
  122. LÉONOIS: French name, possibly meaning "lion island." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the sister of Lynette and wife of Gareth. It is also the name of the birth place of Tristan.
  123. LÉONTINE: French form of Roman Latin Leontina, meaning "lion-like."
  124. LIANE: Short form of French Éliane, meaning "sun." 
  125. LIANNE: Pet form of French Éliane, meaning "sun." 
  126. LILIANE: French form of Latin Liliana, meaning "lily."
  127. LISETTE: Pet form of French Élisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  128. LORRAINE: French surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a French province, Lorraine, from Latin Lotharingia, meaning "land of the people of Lothar." In use by the English and Scottish.
  129. LOTTE: Short form of French Charlotte, meaning "man." Compare with another form of Lotte.
  130. LOTTIE: Pet form of French Charlotte, meaning "man."
  131. LOUISE: Feminine form of French Louis, meaning "famous warrior." 
  132. LOURDES: From the French place name, of unknown meaning. This is where a shrine was erected for Bernadette Soubirous who had visions of the Virgin Mary
  133. LUCE: Feminine form of French Luc, meaning "from Lucania."
  134. LUCETTE: Diminutive form of French Lucie ("light"), meaning "little light." 
  135. LUCIE: French form of Roman Latin Lucia, meaning "light." 
  136. LUCIENNE: Feminine form of French Lucien, meaning "light."
  137. LUCILLE: French form of Roman Latin Lucilla, meaning "little light."
  138. LUCINDE: French form of Spanish Lucinda, meaning "light."
  139. LUCRECE: French form of Roman Latin Lucretia, possibly meaning "wealthy." 
  140. LUDIVINE: French name, possibly meaning "divine light."
  141. LULA: Pet form of French Louise, meaning "famous warrior." Compare with another form of Lula.
  142. LUNETE: French form of Welsh Luned, meaning "idol, image."
  143. LYDIE: French form of Greek Lydia, meaning "of Lydia."
  144. MADDIE: Pet form of French Madeline, meaning "of Magdala."
  145. MADELAINE: Variant spelling of French Madeleine, meaning "of Magdala."
  146. MADELEINE: French form of Latin Madelina, meaning "of Magdala."
  147. MADELINE: Variant spelling of French Madeleine, meaning "of Magdala."
  148. MAGALI: Possibly a pet form of French Marguerite, meaning "pearl."
  149. MAGALIE: Possibly a pet form of French Marguerite, meaning "pearl."
  150. MAHAUT: Medieval form of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."

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