We have created for you a list of 20 oldest French male names inspired by Frankish Kings and Counts, Counts of Paris, French Monarchs, and Constables of France.
Name meaning: Famous in battle, famous warrior.
Reference: Clovis I, the first King of the Franks, who united all the Frankish tribes under the rule of one king (5th century).
Name variations: Louis, Chlodowig, Ludovic, Lewis, Ludowig.
Name meaning: Free man.
Reference: Carloman I, King of the Franks (768-771).
Name variations: Carl, Karlmann, Carlos, Karl, Charles.
Name meaning: Affluent, wealthy.
Reference: Eudes of France, King of West Francia (888-898).
Name variations: Odo, Oddeus.
Name meaning: Famous wolf, glorious wolf.
Reference: Rudolph of France, King of West Francia (923-936).
Name variations: Raoul, Ralph, Rodolphe, Raul, Rodolfo, Rudy.
Name meaning: Mind, intellect, spirit.
Reference: Hugh the Great, Count of Paris (923-956) and Duke of the Franks.
Name variations: Hugo, Hugues, Hughes, Ugo.
Name meaning: Hardy, brave, bold.
Reference: Adalard, Count of Paris (9th century), a father of Adelaide of Paris (Queen Consort of the West Franks).
Name variations: Adelard, Adalhard.
Name meaning: Stutter.
Reference: Beggo I of Paris, Count of Paris (815-816) and Count of Toulouse.
Name variations: Begon, Beago.
Name meaning: Courageous, brave.
Reference: Leuthard I of Paris, Count of Paris (841-858).
Name variations: Lothair.
Name meaning: Ruler’s advisor.
Reference: Renaud of Vendôme, Count of Paris (1005-1017) and Bishop of Paris (991-1017).
Name variations: Renault, Renau.
Name meaning: Awe-inspiring.
Reference: Pepin the Short (Pépin le Bref), King of the Franks (751-768).
Name variations: Pippin, Pippen, Pepe.
Name meaning: Strong like a spear, fine spearman.
Reference: Gerard I of Paris, Count of Paris (759-779).
Name variations: Geralt, Jerald, Jerry, Géraud, Gerhard.
Name meaning: Ruler of the home.
Reference: Henry I of France, King of the Franks (1031-1060).
Name variations: Heinrich, Henri, Heimeric, Harry, Enrico.
Name meaning: Mighty warrior, bright warrior.
Reference: Gauthier, Constable of France (1069-1071).
Name variations: Walter, Gauldheri, Languedoc, Gualtiero.
Name meaning: Valian, courageous.
Reference: Thibaut de Montmorency, Constable of France (1085-1107).
Name variations: Thiébaut, Thibault, Theobald, Thibaud.
Name meaning: Foreigner, outlander, guest.
Reference: Gaston de Chanmont, Constable of France (1107-1108).
Name variations: Gascon.
Name meaning: Proud, arrogant.
Reference: Boso the Elder, Frankish Count of Turin (9th century).
Name variations: Boson, Boos.
Name meaning: Frenetic defender, furious defender, strong-willed defender.
Reference: Guillaume d’Orange, Count of Toulouse (8th century).
Name variations: William, Wilhelm, Guillermo, Will.
Name meaning: Gift of God.
Reference: Mathieu de Montmorency, Constable of France (1138-1160).
Name variations: Mathew, Matt, Mathias, Matthieu.
Name meaning: To follow after or may God protect.
Reference: Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar (1292-1314) and Jacques de
Bourbon, Count of La Marche (1354-1356).
Name variations: James, Jacq, Jaime, Jacob.
Name meaning: Strong, fortified like a castle. It can also mean someone with a big mouth (literally or figuratively).
Reference: Bouchard I the Venerable, Count of Paris (987-1005).
Name variations: Bouche, Burchard, Burkhart, Berchar.
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