Hear are 20 common names for men in Quebec (with an audio file that will let you practice spelling the names). When you are in Quebec, you need to understand the names of the people you meet when you hear their names. If you ask somebody to spell their name for you then they will spell it in French. This audio file will let you practice 20 common names for men. Each name is spelled out letter by letter. This is a very useful way to practice the French alphabet.
The 20 names are : Alain, Bruno, Denis, Francis, François, Gaétan, Ghislain, Gilles, Jacques, Jean, Lionel, Marc, Marcel, Mario, Martin, Pierre, Réjean, Roger, Serge, Sylvain.
Spelling 20 Common names for men in Quebec mp3 file
Here is the mp3 sound file if you want to listen to it before you download it (see below). The sound isn’t perfect. It sounds ok through speakers. There are pauses so that you can do a “listen and repeat” exercise or use the sound file as a dictée.
Each name is spoken like this : Alain s’écrit A l a i n (“s’écrit” means : “is written like this”)
This is not a list of the top 20 names in Quebec. The names were chosen based on frequency of use, the letters used and the letter combinations.
Language tip : If you are moving to any country then you can check out the most common names to get an idea of the names that you will encounter in any country.
Here is the list of the Top 100 Baby Names for Quebec in 2010
(Can you try and guess the most common baby name for a boy in Quebec in 2010? You’ll be surprised!) :
Wikipedia also has a useful list for world travelers and world language students :
Download Audio File – Common Quebec French Names for Men
The sound file (mp3) is in this compressed (zip) file :
Learning Tip : To hear the names better, you can slow down the audio as explained at :