French name and gender database

The French database contains 42.245 first names categorized by gender and 884.670 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in France and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In France we received a name and gender dataset from the French government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 305.894 public profiles that we found in French open data sources.

Popular French first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nicolas 4.067 2.1% Belgian American Canadian
Julien 3.431 1.8% Belgian American Canadian
Thomas 2.881 1.5% German American British
Olivier 2.844 1.5% Belgian Canadian Swiss
Guillaume 2.744 1.4% Belgian Canadian American
Pierre 2.672 1.4% Belgian Canadian American
David 2.553 1.3% American British Spanish
Philippe 2.467 1.3% Belgian Canadian American
Laurent 2.436 1.3% Belgian American Canadian
Vincent 2.356 1.2% American Dutch Belgian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 305.894 French profiles from which 190.753 (62%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular French first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Marie 2.092 1.8% American British Belgian
Sophie 1.561 1.4% British American Belgian
Julie 1.472 1.3% American British Canadian
Camille 1.449 1.3% American Belgian British
Caroline 1.235 1.1% British American Brazilian
Isabelle 1.203 1.0% Canadian Belgian American
St├ęphanie 1.161 1.0% American British Canadian
Marion 1.152 1.0% German American British
Nathalie 1.150 1.0% Belgian Dutch Canadian
Claire 1.118 1.0% British American Irish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 305.894 French profiles from which 115.141 (38%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular French last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Martin 781 0.3% American Dutch Belgian
Thomas 506 0.2% American Dutch Belgian
Dubois 448 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
Bernard 436 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
Laurent 403 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
Michel 399 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
Durand 377 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
Garcia 374 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
David 372 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
France 366 0.1% American Dutch Belgian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 305.894 French profiles having 884.670 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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