Decoding French Chic: The Ultimate List Of French Names that start with D

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| By : Christine
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Are you looking for a French name beginning with D for your future boy or girl ?

I’ve sorted the 10 most popular French first names (boys and girls) starting with D by generation :

  • Baby boomers between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y between 1981and 1996
  • Generation Z between 1997 and 2012
  • Generation ALPHA between 2013 and today

And you can also see, listen to the pronunciation and print a list of first names beginning with M in an YouTube video, MP3 and pdf file below (end of the post).

Read Also : Top 49 French Names That Start With L


Most Popular French Names Starting With D : List To Read

For each generation, you’ll find the 10 most popular French first names, i.e. the names that have been given the most in France during that generation :

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Girls

How to read the graph ?

ex : Dominique is the most popular GIRL first name that start with D between 1946 and 1964 with 137,157 girls born with the first name “Dominique”.

Danielle is the second most popular GIRL first name that beginning with D given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 98,333 births.

…etc

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DOMINIQUEGirl137,157
2DANIELLEGirl98,333
3DANIELEGirl50,000
4DENISEGirl40,006
5DANYGirl5,214
6DANIÈLEGirl3,657
7DOLORESGirl3,377
8DORISGirl2,500
9DALILAGirl2,239
10DOROTHEEGirl1,977

Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964) : Boys

How to read the graph ?

ex : Daniel is the most popular BOY first name that start with D between 1946 and 1964 with 246,000 boys born with the first name “Daniel”.

Dominique is the second most popular BOY first name that beginning with D given to baby boomers (1946 – 1964) with 161,945 births.

…etc

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DANIELBoy246,000
2DOMINIQUEBoy161,945
3DIDIERBoy152,720
4DENISBoy79,025
5DANYBoy5,387
6DAVIDBoy5,356
7DAMIENBoy3,048
8DÉSIRÉBoy1,323
9DJAMELBoy933
10DENYSBoy523

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-D-baby-boomers


Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Girls

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DELPHINEGirl80,149
2DOMINIQUEGirl24,275
3DOROTHEEGirl7,599
4DANIELLEGirl7,171
5DALILAGirl6,022
6DEBORAHGirl4,294
7DANIELEGirl4,091
8DIANEGirl3,087
9DJAMILAGirl3,012
10DOLORESGirl2,940

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-X

Generation X (1965 – 1980) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-X

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DAVIDBoy197,541
2DIDIERBoy71,870
3DOMINIQUEBoy55,825
4DANIELBoy40,316
5DENISBoy40,070
6DAMIENBoy29,331
7DIMITRIBoy5,503
8DANYBoy4,546
9DJAMELBoy3,378
10DAVYBoy3,136

Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DELPHINEGirl38,909
2DEBORAHGirl15,907
3DIANEGirl6,886
4DOROTHEEGirl4,641
5DORIANEGirl4,043
6DOUNIAGirl3,058
7DIANAGirl2,815
8DÉBORAHGirl2,775
9DORINEGirl2,624
10DAPHNÉGirl2,062

Generation Y (1981 – 1996) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-Y

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DAVIDBoy84,706
2DAMIENBoy71,742
3DYLANBoy21,696
4DIMITRIBoy21,611
5DANIELBoy9,949
6DORIANBoy8,547
7DENISBoy8,216
8DIDIERBoy5,426
9DOMINIQUEBoy4,924
10DAVYBoy4,435


Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DIANEGirl5,826
2DEBORAHGirl5,357
3DOUNIAGirl4,373
4DORIANEGirl3,973
5DAPHNÉGirl3,578
6DELPHINEGirl3,443
7DORINEGirl2,755
8DINAGirl2,723
9DIANAGirl2,554
10DOMITILLEGirl1,604

Generation Z (1997 – 2012) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-Z

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DYLANBoy42,053
2DORIANBoy22,006
3DAMIENBoy19,188
4DAVIDBoy17,599
5DIMITRIBoy9,473
6DIEGOBoy9,300
7DANIELBoy5,665
8DONOVANBoy4,629
9DJIBRILBoy3,880
10DANYBoy2,880


Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Girls

French-GIRLS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DIANEGirl3,688
2DINAGirl2,882
3DAPHNÉGirl1,953
4DIANAGirl1,415
5DOUNIAGirl1,240
6DANIAGirl950
7DALIAGirl797
8DJENNAGirl784
9DAHLIAGirl575
10DAYANAGirl551

Generation ALPHA (2013 – today) : Boys

French-BOYS-names-that-start-with-D-Generation-ALPHA

RankFirst NameGenderNombre
1DIEGOBoy6,415
2DAVIDBoy5,794
3DYLANBoy4,016
4DANIELBoy3,444
5DJIBRILBoy2,829
6DORIANBoy2,295
7DIMITRIBoy1,437
8DAMIENBoy1,379
9DANYBoy923
10DARIOBoy901

Video To see (YouTube)

If you want to listen to the pronunciation of first names beginning with D (girls and boys) and see how they are spelled, you can watch this short video (about 1 minute):


French Names That Start With D : Pronunciation To Listen (Mp3)

If you only want to listen to the pronunciation, you can listen to this audio file (mp3):


French Names That Start With D : PDF To Print

Please download the most popular French names that start with D (girls and boys) in PDF format to print :


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