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French Life Expectancy

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70.5
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Most Common French First Names

According to our database of 46,011 people with the last name French that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 3.2%
  • John 3.1%
  • James 2.5%
  • Mary 2.1%
  • Robert 2.1%
  • Charles 1.9%
  • George 1.8%
  • Thomas 1.0%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Joseph 0.9%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Helen 0.7%
  • Dorothy 0.7%
  • Albert 0.6%
  • Harold 0.6%
  • Harry 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • French 0.6%
  • Donald 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Sarah 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Florence 0.4%
  • Anna 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Raymond 0.4%
  • Ralph 0.4%
  • Mildred 0.4%
  • Paul 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • J 0.3%
  • Edith 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Earl 0.3%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Barbara 0.3%
  • Gladys 0.3%

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