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06:30 Apr 10, 2007
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: beautiful
i am trying to search for another word/words that means the same as beautiful. I am trying to pick a name for my goddaughter. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help me out.
Bryanna St. Andrews
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1jolie or belleNadiya A
3 +1mignonne
Stéphanie Soudais
4ravissante
Francine Alloncle
4BrianneFelicia Mitrasca
3Annabelle / Jolianne
Merline
3Gracieuse
rousselures


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ravissante


Explanation:
adorable / merveilleuse / superbe / splendide / jolie
Il y a l'embarras du choix

Francine Alloncle
Italy
Local time: 20:10
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8
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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
mignonne


Explanation:
ou charmante

Stéphanie Soudais
France
Local time: 20:10
Works in field
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway: Belle and Jolie are also used as names. I've seen Mignon (for example Mignon Dunn, opera singer).
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
jolie or belle


Explanation:
if you go with jolie or belle, it would be very common, try something very different, like Lucille or Gwendoline...

Nadiya A
United States
Local time: 21:10
Native speaker of: Native in UkrainianUkrainian, Native in RussianRussian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  writeaway: As I said in a peer comment long before. in any case, the person wants to have names that mean beautiful and I don't understand your comment about Jolie and Belle being 'very common'.
30 mins

neutral  Stéphanie Soudais: I agree with writeaway, your comment is not very clear
3 hrs

agree  Felicia Mitrasca: Jolie and Belle obviously mean "beautiful". Lucille comes from "light" in latin, and Gwendoline means "white circle" in celtic. I think Alexanna is inviting Bryanna to choose a name meaning "beautiful" which is more mysterious and rare.
2 days11 hrs
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Annabelle / Jolianne


Explanation:
Annabelle means "Pretty Ann" and Jolianne means "Pretty Ann" (I know two young girls with such first names).

Also, two of my grand-daughters are names "Maly" and "Annamay". It does not translate in what you are asking for, but I'm suggesting these first names because these two little girls are breathtakingly beautiful and their names are rare and original.

Good luck in your search of "a first name for life".



Merline
Local time: 14:10
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 38
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22 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Gracieuse


Explanation:
Or you could go with names that evoque how adorable she is, like "Coquette", or the name of a flower: My daughter's name is "Capucine" which is (in my opinion) a completely adorable name... :-D

After all the suggestions my colleagues have given you, I think you have some food for thought...

rousselures
Canada
Local time: 14:10
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 27

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Felicia Mitrasca: Capucine is such a sweet little name! Congratulations! :) Cela ne doit pas être si difficile, vu la beauté de sa mère... :)
1 day14 hrs
  -> Thank you, she's as adorable as her name!
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2 days12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Brianne


Explanation:
In my country the ancient tradition says the baby gets the first name of the godparent. Yours Bryanna means power, nobiliy, respect in celtic. Other propositions : Abia = exceptional (arabic); Adina = noble (greek); Aela = angle (latin); Caitlin, Carine = Pure (greek); Jenifer = sweet (celtic); Jelena = light (russian). I wouldn`t ignore the other names proposed by our colleagues. You should also consider the length of the second name and check how the two sound together. Good luck!

Felicia Mitrasca
Romania
Local time: 21:10
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 2
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