Relations entre le genre grammatical (masculin, féminin) et le sexe des personnes concernées.

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Is Camille a male or female name?

In English, my instinct is that it is more female. But in French, I have seen Camille has been used in both male and female names if I remember correctly. So is this true? Thanks!
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Is it normal to say “chatte”? Are there any animals where you would always use the masculine version?

Someone who is not fluent pointed out to me that it is common to say "le chat" even for female cats, and that "la chatte" is considered vulgar, given that it is used to refer things besides cats. I ...
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Peut-on dire « une auteure »?

Manifestement, ni le TLF ni l'Académie n'acceptent le terme, et Google n'est pas particulièrement enthousiaste non plus. Cependant, il semblerait que l'usage d'une auteure soit commun au Québec et ...