Sibset of the Week: The Zidanes

Zinedine Zidane in action, from

Last week we covered the names of a English footballing family, not it’s time to look at a French one from which I’ve mentioned the eldest child’s names a few times. Zinedine Zidane is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, and was part of France’s 1998 World Cup winning side. He retired from football following the 2006 World Cup effort, when he was sent off during the final against Italy for headbutting an Italian player.

With his wife, Véronique, he has four sons born between 1995 and 2005:





I think out of all four names, Elyaz is the only one which hasn’t really made much of an impact in terms of popularity. The three elder lads all play in youth teams for Real Madrid, so could in theory become bigger player on the international circuit in the future.

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5 thoughts on “Sibset of the Week: The Zidanes

  1. Great set. I think I really like Elyaz. It’s one that needs mulling over.


  2. Love it! Elyaz needs to be discovered by more people – it’s great.


  3. Love Enzo.


  4. The Name Station

    I really like this sibset. It pulls in various international elements to make a set of four names that stand out AND blend in in France. I’ve also heard how influential Zidane’s name choices have been overseas, which is great because around these parts his legacy includes a World Cup and a headbutt that cost him a second one, while only name nerds are aware of his sons’ names.


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