150 French Names for Your Dog

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Some dog owners like to choose dog names that honor the breed’s country of origin. If you have a French breed, such as the Poodle, Briard, French Bulldog, or Dogue de Bordeaux, you have so many names to choose from. There’s something about French, the language of love, that makes any name sound more important or adorable, fancier, more sophisticated, and gives it a certain "je ne sais quoi."

Of course, you don’t have to own a French breed to choose a French name. There may be a name on this list perfect for any breed. And besides, these names are such fun to say. Polish up your accent and see if these French dog names don’t just roll off your tongue.

We've added the meaning of the name where possible, so that you can find a word that's just right for your dog. And if you want to say it like a true Frenchman, get a little pronunciation help here.

Female French Dog Names

Adele — noble

Aimeé — friend, beloved

Alair — cheerful

Allette — winged

Bebe — baby

Belle — beautiful

Bijou — jewel

Blanche — white

Bonbon — candy

Brie — works for a male dog, too!

Brigitte — strong

Céline — moon

Chanel — as in Coco, bien sur!

Chantal — song

Cherie — dear beloved

Coco

Coquette — flirt

Delphine — dolphin

Desireé — desired

Dominique — belonging to the Lord

Éclair

Elle — she

Elodie

Eloise — famous in war

Esmé — esteemed, loved

Fantine — childlike

Felicite — happy, lucky

Fifi

Fleur — flower

Françoise — free or French

Gabrielle

Gamine — playful, mischievous

Gigi

Giselle — pledge

Helene

Heloise

Hilaire — cheerful, merry

Honoré

Isabel

Jacqueline

Jeanette

Jolie—pretty

Josette

Lili

Lisette

Lulu

Lyonette — little lion

Madeleine

Marcelle — warlike

Margeaux

Mignon — cute, dainty

Monique

Nana

Nanon

Nicolette

Ninon — favor, grace

Odette — melodic

Ophelie — help, aid

Olympe

Papillon — butterfly

Parfait — perfect

Paris

Patrice

Renée

Riviera

Rochelle

Sabine

Soleil — sun

Sophie

Suzanne

Sylvie — woodland, forest

Therese

Violette

Vivienne — lively, animated

Yvette

 

Male French Dog Names

Adrien — dark

Alphonse

André — manly

Antoine — priceless

Armand — soldier

Arnaud — powerful eagle

Aubin — white, fair

Bastille

Beau — handsome

Beauregard

Beldoin — brave friend

Bonaparte

Cezanne

Chanceux — lucky

Chevalier

Christophe

Danton — praiseworthy

Darcel

De Gaulle

Denis — god of wine

Descartes

Devereaux — riverbank

Emile — industrious

Enzo — conquering

Étienne

Fabien

Felix — lucky, happy

Flaneur — aimless loafer

Francois — free or French

Garcon — boy

Gaston

Gérard— brave with a spear

Guy — fighter, guide

Henri

Heureux — happy

Hugo

Jacques

Jean

Julien — youthful or downy-bearded

Lafayette

Leon — brave as a lion

Leroux — red head

Louis — the name of so many French kings

Luc — light

Lucien — bringer of light

Manet

Marceau — warlike

Marseille

Marvel — to wonder, admire

Matisse

Milou

Monet

Napolean

Noel — Christmas

Noir — black

Olivier

Paris

Pascale — Easter child, lamb

Philippe — lover of horses

Pierre

Quennel — oak tree

Raoul

Remy

René — reborn

Reynard — strong counselor

Rodin

Saville

Severin — severe

Theo

Tintin

Toulouse

Tristan — bold or sad

Vallois — a Welshman

Voltaire

Yves

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Thinking French names might not be for you after all? Well we have just the thing for you to find the perfect name! Check out our naming tool for more suggestions, as well as our lists of top 100 boy names, top 100 girl names, most popular dog names, unique dog names, and cute dog names.

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