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20 Oldest French Male Names Inspired by Frankish Kings, Counts of Paris, and Constables of France

20 Oldest French Male Names

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.

 

Clovis

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.

 

Carloman

Name meaning: Free man.

Reference: Carloman I, King of the Franks (768-771).

Name variations: Carl, Karlmann, Carlos, Karl, Charles.

 

Eudes

Name meaning: Affluent, wealthy.

Reference: Eudes of France, King of West Francia (888-898).

Name variations: Odo, Oddeus.

 

Rudolph

Name meaning: Famous wolf, glorious wolf.

Reference: Rudolph of France, King of West Francia (923-936).

Name variations: Raoul, Ralph, Rodolphe, Raul, Rodolfo, Rudy.

 

Hugh

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.

 

Adalard

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.

 

Beggo

Name meaning: Stutter.

Reference: Beggo I of Paris, Count of Paris (815-816) and Count of Toulouse.

Name variations: Begon, Beago.

 

Leuthard

Name meaning: Courageous, brave.

Reference: Leuthard I of Paris, Count of Paris (841-858).

Name variations: Lothair.

 

Renaud

Name meaning: Ruler’s advisor.

Reference: Renaud of Vendôme, Count of Paris (1005-1017) and Bishop of Paris (991-1017).

Name variations: Renault, Renau.

 

Pepin

Name meaning: Awe-inspiring.

Reference: Pepin the Short (Pépin le Bref), King of the Franks (751-768).

Name variations: Pippin, Pippen, Pepe.

 

Gerard

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.

 

Henry

Name meaning: Ruler of the home.

Reference: Henry I of France, King of the Franks (1031-1060).

Name variations: Heinrich, Henri, Heimeric, Harry, Enrico.

 

Gauthier

Name meaning: Mighty warrior, bright warrior.

Reference: Gauthier, Constable of France (1069-1071).

Name variations: Walter, Gauldheri, Languedoc, Gualtiero.

 

Thibaut

Name meaning: Valian, courageous.

Reference: Thibaut de Montmorency, Constable of France (1085-1107).

Name variations: Thiébaut, Thibault, Theobald, Thibaud.

 

Gaston

Name meaning: Foreigner, outlander, guest.

Reference: Gaston de Chanmont, Constable of France (1107-1108).

Name variations: Gascon.

 

Boso

Name meaning: Proud, arrogant.

Reference: Boso the Elder, Frankish Count of Turin (9th century).

Name variations: Boson, Boos.

 

Guillaume

Name meaning: Frenetic defender, furious defender, strong-willed defender.

Reference: Guillaume d’Orange, Count of Toulouse (8th century).

Name variations: William, Wilhelm, Guillermo, Will.

 

Mathieu

Name meaning: Gift of God.

Reference: Mathieu de Montmorency, Constable of France (1138-1160).

Name variations: Mathew, Matt, Mathias, Matthieu.

 

Jacques

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.

 

Bouchard

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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