French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438

by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

© renewed 2008-2009, 2013, 2014 Sara L. Uckelman; all rights reserved
© 2002-2003 Sara L. Friedemann
last update 14Apr14

The following are the names of roughly 2700 people listed in three tax rolls from Paris, taken in the years 1421, 1423, and 1438. The names are divided by gender, and then listed by frequency. Following the frequency lists are the names separated by roll, and sorted alphabetically. Surnames are listed alphabetically on a separate page.

There are roughly 300 distinct masculine names and 43 distinct feminine names (this count does not group variant spellings together). Jehan, the most popular masculine name, tops the charts with 711 instances. The next most common name, Guillaume, has only 193, in comparison. Similar numbers can be found in the feminine names, where Jehanne, the most popular, has 31 instances, and Guillemette, the second most popular, has 6. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot give the relative percentages of these names, as the main raw data has all the names mixed so I do not currently know how many men total there were or how many women total.

It is interesting to note that in many cases, diminutives of names are more popular than the full form of the name. Nicolas has 18 instances while its diminutive Colin, with 74 instances, is the 4th most popular masculine name. Jaques, like Nicolas, also is found 18 times, and its diminutive Jaquet has 64 instances and is the 5th most common masculine name.

Masculine Names by frequency

Name#Notes
Jehan722
    Jehan711
    Hennequin6
    Jean2
    Hannequin1
    Jehanin1
    Jehannin1
Pierre288
    Pierre181
    Perrin42
    Perrot2
    Perrenet1
    Pierrey1
    Perresson1
Guillaume222
    Guillaume193
    Guillemin22
    Guillemot6
    Guillot1
Colin98
    Colin74
    Nicolas18
    Nicole3
    Colart1
    Colet1
    Colinet1
Jaquet95
    Jaquet64
    Jaques18
    Jaquin4
    Jaquemin2
    Jacob1
    Jacotin1
    Jacquet1
    Jamet1
    Jaquinot1
    Jaquob1
    Jaquot1
Robin69
    Robin43
    Robert23
    Robinet2
    Binet1
Estienne64
    Estienne50
    Thevenin9
    Estiene4
    Thevot1
Thomas46
    Thomas42
    Thommas2
    Thomassin1
    Thomin1
Gillet45
    Gillet27
    Gilles9
    Gilet5
    Giles2
    Gillot1
    Gilot1
Regnault40
Simon39
    Simon19
    Simonnet10
    Symon6
    Symonnet2
    Simmonet1
    Symmonet1
Philippot35
    Philippot18
    Philippe6
    Phlippot6
    Phelippot2
    Phelippon1
    Philippin1
    Phillippot1
Henry33
    Henry20
    Henriet5
    Henrry3
    Henryet3
    Henrriet1
    Henrryet1
Michiel33
    Michiel12
    Michault11
    Michelet9
    Michellet1
Denisot30
    Denisot15
    Denis14
    Denixost1
Girard23
    Girard16
    Girart5
    Gerard1
    Gerart1
Huguet23
    Huguet10
    Huguenin4
    Huet2
    Hugues2
    Huchon1
    Hue1
    Huget1
    Huguelin1
    Husson1
Adenet22
    Adenet11
    Adam10
    Adenin1
Laurens19
    Laurens7
    Lorens5
    Lorin5
    Laurentin1
Arnoulet17
    Arnoulet9
    Arnoul3
    Arnould2
    Arnoullet1
    Arnoult1
    Naudin1
Raoulet17
    Raoulet10
    Raoul4
    Raoulin3
Guiot16
    Guiot11
    Guion3
    Guy2
Mahiet16
    Mahiet8
    Mathieu4
    Mathé2
    Mahieu1
    Mathelin1
Loys14
    Loys12
    Louys1
    Loyset1
Thibault14
Richart13
    Richart7
    Richard4
    Cardin2
François12
    François9
    Françoys3
Oudinet12
    Oudinet7
    Oudin3
    Oudart2
Andry10
    Andry6
    Andriet4
Martin10
Gieffroy9
    Gieffroy7
    Gieffrin1
    Gyeffroy1
Macé8
Evrart7
    Evrart4
    Evrard1
    Erard1
    Erart1
Gaultier7
    Gaultier6
    Gautier1
Marcelet7
    Marcelet3
    Marc2
    Marcel1
    Marquet1
Ymbelet7
    Ymbelet3
    Ymbelot2
    Ymbert1
    Ymbolet1
Baudet6
    Baudet4
    Baudoin2
Bertran6
Clement6
    Clement3
    Climent2
    Clamens1
Emery6
Mile6
    Mile3
    Milet2
    Mille1
Rolet6
    Rolet5
    Rolin1
Aubert5
    Aubert2
    Aubelet1
    Aubertin1
    Aubin1
Charlot5
    Charlot3
    Charles2
Gauchier5
Germain5
Hebert5
    Hebert3
    Herbin2
Olivier5
Remon5
    Remon4
    Remy1
Rogier5
    Rogier3
    Rogerin2
Yvonnet5
    Yvonnet4
    Yvon1
Berthelot4
    Berthelot2
    Berthelemy1
    Berthelmi1
Casin4
    Casin2
    Caisin1
    Cassin1
Conrrat4
    Conrrat2
    Conrrard1
    Conrrart1
Elyot4
    Elyot1
    Helie1
    Heliot1
    Helyot1
Garnot4
    Garnot3
    Garnier1
Hermant4
    Hermant2
    Herman1
    Hemonnet1
Lucas4
    Lucas2
    Luquin2
Pasquier4
    Pasquier3
    Paquier1
Poncelet4
    Poncelet2
    Poncellet1
    Poncet1
Thierry4
Alixandre3
Anthoine3
Bernard3
    Bernard2
    Benard1
Bureau3
Christofle3
Dimenche3
Enguerran3
Gabriel3
Galoys3
    Galoys2
    Galois1
Gassot3
Gillebert3
    Gillebert2
    Gilbert1
Godeffroy3
    Godeffroy2
    Godefroy1
Guibert3
Jourdain3
Lancelot3
    Lancelot2
    Lancelet1
Nicaise3
Noel3
Raymon3
    Raymon2
    Raymondin1
Tassin3
Vincent3
Aleaume2
    Aleaume2
    Aleamme1This appears to be an error for Aleaume
Almaurry2
    Almaurry1
    Amaury1
Audouin2
Daniel2
Domin2
Dreue2
    Dreue1
    Drouet1
Eustace2
Fleurent2
    Fleurent1
    Florent1
Gamelet2
    Gamelet1
    Gamet1
George2
Gervaisot2This is a diminutive of Gervaise
Guerin2
    Guerin1
    Guerinet1
Guimart2
    Guimart1
    Guymart1
Hervé2
Lambert2
Moriset2
Volo2
    Volo1
    Voulo1
Alain1
Alardin1
Albert1
Ambroisin1This is a diminutive of Ambroise
Ancelet1This is a diminutive of Ancel
Audebert1
Audenin1
Auffroy1
Aufondet1
Augé1
Augustin1
Balthazar1
Bastien1
Baudrain1
Benoit1
Bertin1
Blanchet1
Blavot1
Boniface1
Bossu1
Brion1
Brodier1
Cauchois1
Chiquart1
Crespin1
Ferrant1
Fleury1
Fouet1
Fremin1
Gadiffer1
Gobin1
Gracien1
Hangest1
Herle1
Innocent1
Jaspar1
Josset1
Julien1
Junien1
Lyebault1
Marinet1
Menet1
Porret1
Quentin1
Rasse1
Regnier1
Senestre1
Sicart1
Toussains1
Verain1
Vivien1
Ysambart1

Masculine Names alphabetically, 1421

Adam4
Adenet6
Alain1
Alardin1
Albert1
Aleaume1
Alixandre1
Almaurry1
Andriet2
Andry2
Anthoine1
Arnoul1
Arnoulet5
Arnoullet1
Arnoult1
Aubelet1
Aubert1
Aubin1
Audouin1
Auffroy1
Augé1
Bastien1
Baudet1
Baudrain1
Benoit1
Bernard2
Berthelemy1
Berthelot1
Bertran5
Binet1
Boniface1
Bossu1
Brion1
Brodier1
Bureau1
Caisin1
Cardin2
Cassin1
Cauchois1
Charles2
Charlot1
Clamens1
Climent2
Colart1
Colin44
Colinet1
Conrrart1
Daniel2
Denis7
Denisot8
Denixost1
Dimenche2
Domin1
Elyot1
Emery3
Enguerran1
Erard1
Estienne29
Eustace2
Evrard1
Evrart3
Ferrant1
Fleurent1
Fleury1
Florent1
Fouet1
François6
Fremin1
Gabriel1
Gadiffer1
Galois1
Galoys1
Gamelet1
Gamet1
Garnot1
Gassot1
Gauchier1
Gaultier5
George1
Gerart1
Germain1
Gieffrin1
Gieffroy6
Gilet2
Gillebert2
Gilles7
Gillet21
Gillot1
Girard8
Girart3
Godeffroy2
Gracien1
Guerin1
Guerinet1
Guibert2
Guillaume99
Guillemin13
Guillemot2
Guillot1
Guimart1
Guiot6
Guy2
Gyeffroy1
Hangest1
Hebert2
Helie1
Helyot1
Hemonnet1
Hennequin5
Henriet2
Henrriet1
Henrry3
Henrryet1
Henry13
Henryet3
Herle1
Hervé2
Huchon1
Huet1
Huget1
Huguelin1
Huguenin1
Hugues1
Huguet6
Jacquet1
Jamet1
Jaquemin2
Jaques9
Jaquet28
Jaquin2
Jean1
Jehan404
Josset1
Jourdain2
Lambert1
Lancelet1
Lancelot1
Laurens2
Lorens5
Lorin2
Louys1
Loys7
Lucas1
Lyebault1
Macé3
Mahiet5
Mahieu1
Marc1
Marcelet1
Marinet1
Marquet1
Martin4
Mathé2
Mathelin1
Mathieu4
Menet1
Michault8
Michelet8
Michellet1
Michiel1
Mile1
Mille1
Moriset2
Naudin1
Nicaise1
Nicolas4
Noel2
Olivier4
Oudin1
Oudinet5
Pasquier3
Perrenet1
Perresson1
Perrin37
Perrot1
Phelippon1
Phelippot2
Philippe2
Philippot6
Phillippot1
Phlippot6
Pierre118
Pierrey1
Poncelet2
Poncellet1
Porret1
Quentin1
Raoul4
Raoulet9
Raoulin2
Rasse1
Raymon1
Regnault20
Regnier1
Remon3
Remy1
Richard3
Richart5
Robert11
Robin29
Robinet2
Rogerin1
Rogier1
Rolet4
Senestre1
Sicart1
Simmonet1
Simon13
Simonnet8
Symmonet1
Symonnet1
Tassin3
Thevenin2
Thevot1
Thibault11
Thierry2
Thomas22
Thomassin1
Thomin1
Thommas2
Toussains1
Verain1
Vincent1
Voulo1
Ymbelet3
Ymbolet1
Ysambart1
Yvon1
Yvonnet4

Masculine Names alphabetically, 1423

Adam2
Adenet3
Aleaume1
Alixandre1
Ambroisin1
Ancelet1
Andriet1
Andry3
Anthoine1
Arnould2
Arnoulet2
Audebert1
Audouin1
Aufondet1
Augustin1
Balthazar1
Baudet1
Baudoin2
Berthelot1
Blavot1
Bureau1
Casin1
Charlot1
Chiquart1
Christofle1
Clement1
Colin19
Conrrard1
Crespin1
Denis4
Denisot4
Domin1
Dreue1
Drouet1
Enguerran1
Erart1
Estiene4
Estienne4
François3
Gabriel2
Garnier1
Gauchier1
Gaultier1
Gautier1
Gerard1
Germain1
Gervaisot1
Gilles2
Gillet6
Girard6
Girart1
Gobin1
Godefroy1
Guibert1
Guillaume44
Guillemin7
Guion1
Guiot2
Guymart1
Hannequin1
Hebert1
Hennequin1
Henriet2
Henry4
Herbin2
Herman1
Hue1
Huguenin2
Hugues1
Huguet2
Husson1
Innocent1
Jacotin1
Jaques3
Jaquet18
Jaquin2
Jaquinot1
Jaquot1
Jaspar1
Jean1
Jehan163
Jehannin1
Julien1
Lambert1
Laurens3
Lorin2
Loys1
Loyset1
Luquin1
Macé5
Mahiet1
Marcel1
Marcelet1
Martin3
Mathelin1
Michelet1
Michiel8
Milet1
Nicaise2
Nicolas6
Nicole1
Olivier1
Oudart1
Oudin1
Oudinet2
Paquier1
Perrin3
Philippe3
Philippot4
Pierre39
Raoulin1
Raymon1
Raymondin1
Regnault9
Richard1
Richart1
Robert3
Robin7
Rogerin1
Rogier1
Symon6
Symonnet1
Thevenin3
Thibault1
Thierry1
Thomas8
Vincent1
Vivien1
Ymbelot2
Ymbert1

Masculine Names alphabetically, 1438

Adam4
Adenet2
Adenin1
Aleamme1
Alixandre1
Amaury1
Andriet1
Andry1
Anthoine1
Arnoul2
Arnoulet2
Aubert1
Aubertin1
Audenin1
Baudet2
Benard1
Berthelmi1
Bertin1
Bertran1
Blanchet1
Bureau1
Casin1
Charlot1
Christofle2
Clement2
Colet1
Colin11
Conrrat2
Denis3
Denisot3
Dimenche1
Emery3
Enguerran1
Estienne17
Evrart1
Françoys3
Galoys1
Garnot2
Gassot2
Gauchier1
George1
Germain3
Gervaisot1
Gieffroy1
Gilbert1
Giles2
Gilet3
Gilot1
Girard2
Girart1
Guillaume50
Guillemin2
Guillemot4
Guion2
Guiot3
Heliot1
Henriet1
Henry3
Hermant2
Huet1
Huguenin1
Huguet2
Jacob1
Jaques6
Jaquet18
Jaquob1
Jehan144
Jehanin1
Jourdain1
Junien1
Lancelot1
Laurens2
Laurentin1
Lorin1
Loys4
Lucas1
Luquin1
Mahiet2
Marc1
Marcelet1
Martin3
Michault3
Michiel3
Mile2
Milet1
Nicolas8
Nicole2
Noel1
Oudart1
Oudin1
Perrin2
Perrot1
Philippe1
Philippin1
Philippot8
Pierre24
Poncet1
Raoulet1
Regnault11
Remon1
Richart1
Robert9
Robin7
Rogier1
Rolet1
Rolin1
Simon6
Simonnet2
Thevenin4
Thibault2
Thierry1
Thomas12
Vincent1
Volo1

Feminine Names by frequency

Name#Notes
Jehanne37This is a feminine form of Jehan
    Jehanne31
    Jehannette6
Marie8
    Marie5
    Marion3
Ysabeau7
    Ysabeau3
    Ysabel2
    Isabel1
    Ysabelet1
Guillemette6This is a feminine form of Guillaume
Marguerite6
    Marguerite4
    Margot2
Perrette6This is a feminine form of Perret
Denisete5These are feminine forms of Denis and Deniset
    Denisete2
    Denisette2
    Denise1
Katherine5
Collette4
    Collette3This is a feminine form of Colet
    Nicole1
Agnesot3
    Agnesot2
    Agnés1
Alips2
    Alips1
    Alipson1
Gillette2This is a feminine form of Gillet
Emmelot2
Guiote2
    Guiote1
    Guiotte1
Jaquette2
Plantée2
Amelot1
Chrestienne1
Dorian1
Genevote1
Gervaise1This is a feminine form of Gervaise
Honnorée1This is a feminine form of Honnoré
Juliote1
Lorence1
Loyse1
Mahault1This is a French form of Matilda
Martine1
Oudine1This is a feminine form of Oudin
Phlipote1
Poubelle1
Symonne1This is a feminine form of Symon
Thomasse1This is a feminine form of Thomas

Feminine Names alphabetically

Agnés1
Agnesot2
Alips1
Alipson1
Amelot1
Chrestienne1
Collette3
Denise1
Denisete2
Denisette2
Dorian1
Emmelot2
Genevote1
Gervaise1
Gillette2
Guillemette6
Guiote1
Guiotte1
Honnorée1
Isabel1
Jaquette2
Jehanne31
Jehannette6
Juliote1
Katherine5
Lorence1
Loyse1
Mahault1
Margot2
Marguerite4
Marie5
Marion3
Martine1
Nicole1
Oudine1
Perrette6
Phlipote1
Plantée2
Poubelle1
Symonne1
Thomasse1
Ysabeau3
Ysabel2
Ysabelet1

Source: Favier, Jean. Les Contribuables parisiens à la fin de la guerre de Cent Ans, les rôles d'impôt de 1421, 1423 et 1438. (Genève, Paris, Droz, 1970.)