Jennifer and Mallory discuss everything about French names! We start with the history of naming in France, then discuss the top 20 most popular names in France and how they compare to the top 20 most popular names in Quebec and the U.S.

List of acceptable baby names, according to the Law of 11 Germinal Year XI put into place by Napoleon in 1803, active until 1993.

We also report the latest celebrity baby news and take listener questions on names and naming. Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Email podcast@babynames.com.

Top names in France 2017

1 EMMA GABRIEL
2 LOUISE LOUIS
3 JADE RAPHAËL
4 ALICE JULES
5 CHLOÉ ADAM
6 LINA LUCAS
7 MILA LÉO
8 LÉA HUGO
9 MANON ARTHUR
10 ROSE NATHAN
11 ANNA LIAM
12 INÈS ETHAN
13 CAMILLE MAËL
14 LOLA PAUL
15 AMBRE TOM
16 LÉNA SACHA
17 ZOÉ NOAH
18 JULIETTE GABIN
19 JULIA NOLAN
20 LOU ENZO
21 SARAH MOHAMED
22 LUCIE AARON
23 MIA TIMÉO
24 JEANNE THÉO
25 ROMANE MATHIS
26 AGATHE AXEL
27 EVA VICTOR
28 NINA ANTOINE
29 CHARLOTTE VALENTIN
30 INAYA MARTIN
31 LÉONIE NOÉ
32 SOFIA EDEN
33 MARGAUX ROBIN
34 LOUNA MARIUS
35 CLARA RAYAN
36 LUNA CLÉMENT
37 MAËLYS BAPTISTE
38 OLIVIA MAXIME
39 ADÈLE SAMUEL
40 LILOU LÉON
41 CLÉMENCE YANIS
42 LÉANA AUGUSTIN
43 LANA ELIOTT
44 CAPUCINE MAXENCE
45 ELENA EVAN
46 VICTORIA MATHÉO
47 AYA ALEXANDRE
48 MATHILDE THOMAS
49 MARGOT SIMON
50 IRIS GASPARD

Top names in Quebec 2018

1 EMMA WILLIAM
2 ALICE LOGAN
3 OLIVIA LIAM
4 LEA THOMAS
5 CHARLIE NOAH
6 FLORENCE JACOB
7 CHARLOTTE LEO
8 LIVIA FELIX
9 ZOE EDOUARD
10 BEATRICE NATHAN
11 CHLOE EMILE
12 EVA RAPHAEL
13 ROSALIE ALEXIS
14 ROMY SAMUEL
15 ROSE CHARLES
16 VICTORIA VICTOR
17 CLARA ADAM
18 JULIETTE OLIVIER
19 JADE ANTOINE
20 MIA GABRIEL
21 SOFIA ARTHUR
22 MILA JAMES
23 CAMILLE BENJAMIN
24 MAEVA LOUIS
25 FLAVIE JAYDEN
26 JEANNE MILAN
27 LEONIE ELLIOT
28 ELIZABETH LUCAS
29 LAURENCE ZACK
30 AMELIA ETHAN
31 RAPHAELLE THEO
32 SARAH XAVIER
33 ANNABELLE ARNAUD
34 JULIA NOLAN
35 SOPHIA HENRI
36 ELODIE HUBERT
37 ALICIA ZACHARY
38 OPHELIE LAURENT
39 GABRIELLE MATHIS
40 ADELE JULES
41 ELENA LOIC
42 LEXIE TRISTAN
43 ELEONORE ELI
44 MAELIE JACKSON
45 OCEANE JAKE
46 AURELIE DYLAN
47 ANNA ELOI
48 SIMONE LEONARD
49 ANAIS ALEXANDRE
50 CORALIE ISAAC