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French names that start with the letter 'M'

In French, many names begin with the letter “M”. These include female names like Marie, Marianne, Margot, and Marion, as well as male names like Marcel, Maurice, and Maxime.

The popularity of “M” as a first letter for names may not be entirely coincidental.

The letter “M” represents a fundamental sound that babies tend to learn to pronounce early on. That's why, in many different languages, the word for “mom” —one of the first words that babies learn to say when they start speaking— starts with the letter “M”.

French girl names that start with 'M'

Among French girl names that start with 'M', the most widely used is likely to be “Marie”; but the most quintessentially French is perhaps “Marianne” because it is the name of the personification of the French Republic.

Below is a list of French female names that begin with the letter 'M':

Breton, a Celtic language from the western part of France, is the origin of a few French girl names that start with ‘M’, for instance: Maëlle, Maëlys, and Maiwenn.

Many compound first names start with “Marie”. Here are some of the most common ones:

Name
Marie-Christine
Marie-Thérèse
Marie-Claude
Marie-France
Marie-José
Marie-Hélène
Marie-Laure
Marie-Pierre
Marie-Claire
Marie-Françoise
Marie-Line
Marie-Louise
Marie-Paule
Marie-Noëlle
Marie-Jeanne
Marie-Ange
Marie-Odile
Marie-Madeleine
Marie-Chantal
Marie-Anne

French boy’s names that start with 'M'

French last names that start with 'M'

Below is a list of some of the most common French last names that start with the letter 'M':