Traits associated with the name Papillon:

Dogs named Papillon tend to be loving, brave, and resilient. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Papillon?

Naming your dog Papillon suggests that you have an appreciation for the small, delicate things in life. It also suggests that you have a playful and adventurous spirit.

Is Papillon a good dog name?

Papillon has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Papillon isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Papillon is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Papillon was, in the past month, the 5545th most viewed dog name on

As of February 2024, Papillon is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Papillon was viewed 52 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Papillon's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Papillon is most adored in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Illinois.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Texas, California and Pennsylvania.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Papillon.

Most popular breeds named Papillon:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. West Highland White Terrier
  3. Papillon
  4. Dalmatian

Papillon is found in these categories:

french dog names

Means "butterfly" in French and is a breed of French dog.

Dog names like Papillon:

Precious One
The wife of the hero odysseus in greek mythology
Little Plum
Noble, or high born
Papillon dog name meaning

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