Garance

Gender: Feminine
Origin: French
Meaning: “madder; rose madder.”
(gah-RAWns)

The name comes directly from the French word for the madder plant and is also used in French to describe a particular shade of red which roughly translates as, “rose madder.”

The name first appeared in the Revolutionary Calendar of the 18th-century, sharing a name-day with Flora.

As of 2010, Garance was the 127th most popular female name in France.

The name appeared in the film Les Enfants du paradis (Children of Paradise) as the name of a central character, directed by Marcel Carné (1945)

It is borne by French blogger, Garance Doré.