Oarsman Or Remedy






Emily P. Contributor

Remy, a name with French origins, is a really solid choice for any canine companion, if you ask me.

It's chic, unique, and has a certain je ne sais quoi. Plus, it's the name of the rat-turned-chef in Pixar's Ratatouille, so if your pup has a knack for sniffing out the finest treats, it's a perfect fit!

Remy means 'oarsman' in French, so if your dog loves a good swim, you've got yourself a double whammy! Great for water dogs and Golden Retrievers.

p>So, if you're looking for a name that's a blend of sophistication, humor, and a dash of pop culture, Remy is up there with the best.

Traits associated with the name Remy:

Dogs named Remy tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

It suggests that you have an appreciation for classic French culture, as Remy is a popular French name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the Pixar movie Ratatouille, which features a rat named Remy.

Is Remy a good dog name?

Remy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Remy 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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Naming your dog Remy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Remy was, in the past month, the 255th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Remy 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Remy was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Remy is most adored in Ohio, Nebraska and Maine.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Indiana, Massachusetts and Kansas.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Remy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Remy is found in these categories:

french dog names

Common French name and associated with a popular cognac brand.

scottish dog names

No connection between Remy and Scottish culture or language exists.

hipster dog names

Unconventional, French origin, and nods to Pixar's culinary rat protagonist.

cute dog names

Evokes Ratatouille's charming rodent chef, adding a dash of adorable whimsy.

Dog names like Remy:

Fair-haired hero
Sigourney weaver's character.
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Always slow-moving.
Reed Clearing
Remy dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Sherry (Indiana, United States)
I named my rat/Jack Russell terrier mix Remy. It is my favorite dog name. Unfortunately he was very ill and I had to put him to sleep last Sunday. It was the most difficult thing I have ever had to do.
August 31, 2023

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Teri (Maryland, United States)
Our brand new silver lab will be home for Christmas. Her name: Remi Noelle :)
December 11, 2022

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Susie Warfield (California, United States)
Going to name our new puppy-boy Remy. Either this or Ronan. Any suggestions ?
June 17, 2022

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Nancy Hussey (California, United States)
Love it!
May 27, 2022

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