The name is a feminine form of alizé, which is a French term used to describe the trade winds. The root of the word is derived from the Latin plural dative, alis, meaning, “a wing.”
Since 2009, she has jumped 23 spots coming in as the 205th most popular female name in France, (2010). Corsican pop-singer, Alizée Jacotey may have helped propel this name to popularity.
Though obscure before the 20th-century, the name has appeared before, she occurs in the U.S. and Canadian census records as early as the 1860s in Quebec, Canada and Louisiana.
Other forms of the name include:
- Alisea (Corsican/Italian)
- Alisia (Galician/Spanish)
It should be noted that Alizé is also the name of an alcoholic beverage.
Alizée may make a cool and subtle appellation for a November baby as the trade winds are strongest during this month.