When I was a little girl, I had at least 5 Jennifers, Angelas, and Matthews in my class at any given time, which was rather boring and quite confusing at times. So anything beyond these typical names sounded intriguing and slightly exotic.
It was also during this time where I thought that most French children were named either Pierre or Jacques for boys, or Madeleine and Simone for girls. Many years later, I realized that those stereotypical names grew out of books that I read or movies that I saw. Today, you can still find your share of Madeleines and Jacques in France, however more modern names seem to have replaced the classics. Just take a look at the most popular French baby names in the last few years….
Top 10 French Baby Names