French Dog Names

Show your 'je ne sais quoi' with these fancy French dog names. Everything sounds more romantic in French, so why not give your pup a snazzy European twist?

French Dog Names

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All French Dog Names

  • Meaning: Noble
  • Meaning: dark
  • Meaning: friend, beloved
  • Meaning: cheerful
  • Meaning: winged
  • Meaning: Noble And Ready
  • Meaning: manly
  • Meaning: priceless
  • Meaning: soldier
  • Meaning: powerful eagle
  • Meaning: white, fair
  • Meaning: a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
  • Meaning: Handsome
  • Meaning: Beautiful View
  • Meaning: baby
  • Meaning: brave friend
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Meaning: jewel
  • Meaning: Lisp; stutter.
  • Meaning: White
  • Meaning: French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
  • Meaning: candy
  • Meaning: Creamy cheese
  • Meaning: strong
  • Meaning: moon
  • Meaning: French Post-impressionist painter who influenced modern art (especially cubism) by stressing the structural components latent in nature (1839-1906)
  • Meaning: lucky
  • Meaning: As in coco
  • Meaning: song
  • Meaning: dear beloved
  • Meaning: a gallant or courtly gentleman
  • Meaning: God's anointed one.
  • Meaning: Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
  • Meaning: flirt
  • Meaning: praiseworthy
  • Meaning: Gift from God.
  • Meaning: French leader Charles De Gaulle.
  • Meaning: dolphin
  • Meaning: god of wine
  • Meaning: French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
  • Meaning: desired
  • Meaning: riverbank
  • Meaning: belonging to the Lord
  • Meaning: pastry filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing
  • Meaning: she
  • Meaning: Wealthy, Riches
  • Meaning: Famous in war
  • Meaning: industrious
  • Meaning: conquering
  • Meaning: Loved
  • Meaning: "God is gracious"
  • Meaning: Brave, strong, wise.
  • Meaning: childlike
  • Meaning: happy, lucky
  • Meaning: Lucky, fortunate
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Josephine
  • Meaning: aimless loafer
  • Meaning: flower
  • Meaning: free or French
  • Meaning: free or French
  • Meaning: God Is My Strength
  • Meaning: playful, mischievous
  • Meaning: boy
  • Meaning: From Gascony, France
  • Meaning: Spear carrier
  • Meaning: Nickname
  • Meaning: Pledge
  • Guy
    Meaning: fighter, guide
  • Meaning: Form Of Helen
  • Meaning: Famous Fighter
  • Meaning: Ruler Of The Home
  • Meaning: happy
  • Meaning: cheerful, merry
  • Meaning: Honored, respected, esteemed.
  • Meaning: Wise man
  • Meaning: God Is My Oath
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Meaning: pretty
  • Meaning: God Will Increase
  • Meaning: youthful or downy-bearded
  • Meaning: From The Land Of The Beech Tree
  • Meaning: Brave as a lion
  • Meaning: red head
  • Meaning: Beautiful, graceful, lovely.
  • Meaning: God Is My Oath
  • Meaning: The name of so many french kings
  • Luc
    Meaning: light
  • Meaning: bringer of light
  • Meaning: Famous Warrior
  • Meaning: little lion
  • Meaning: Woman Of Magdala
  • Meaning: French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
  • Meaning: warlike
  • Meaning: warlike
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Meaning: a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
  • Meaning: to wonder, admire
  • Meaning: French painter and sculptor; leading figure of fauvism (1869-1954)
  • Meaning: cute, dainty
  • Meaning: Beloved black cat.
  • Meaning: To Be Heard
  • Meaning: Advisor
  • Meaning: Seven
  • Meaning: Graceful, strong woman.
  • Meaning: Emperor, conqueror, leader.
  • Meaning: Victory Of The People
  • Meaning: favor, grace
  • Meaning: Christmas
  • Meaning: black
  • Meaning: melodic
  • Meaning: Elf Warrior Or Ancestor's Descendant
  • Meaning: Olympian
  • Meaning: help, aid
  • Meaning: butterfly
  • Meaning: perfect
  • Meaning: French for handsome prince of troy
  • Meaning: Easter child, lamb
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Meaning: Lover of horses
  • Meaning: Rock
  • Meaning: A wine made from Pinot grapes.
  • Meaning: oak tree
  • Meaning: Brave leader/warrior king.
  • Meaning: Oarsman Or Remedy
  • Meaning: reborn
  • Meaning: Reborn, renewed, fresh.
  • Meaning: strong counselor
  • Meaning: River Bank, Coast
  • Meaning: Little Rock
  • Meaning: French sculptor noted for his renderings of the human form (1840-1917)
  • Meaning: Sabine Woman
  • Meaning: "Protected by willow trees."
  • Meaning: severe
  • Meaning: sun
  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Meaning: Lily
  • Meaning: woodland, forest
  • Meaning: Divine Gift
  • Meaning: Harvester
  • Meaning: Explorer. Adventurer. Reporter.
  • Meaning: a city on the Garonne River in southern France to the southeast of Bordeaux; a cultural center of medieval Europe
  • Meaning: Bold or sad
  • Meaning: a Welshman
  • Meaning: Purple/blue Flower
  • Meaning: lively, animated
  • Meaning: French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)
  • Meaning: Yew
  • Meaning: Yew

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Our guide to the best french dog names

French culture is loved around the world, mostly for its distinct influence on art and fashion. So if you're a bit of a fashionista or you just want to make a statement, French dog names will have irresistable appeal.

Even if you're not about art or fashion, the French language just has a beautiful sense of romance to it that seems to make everything sound better. Giving your dog a French name allows you to hit that sweet spot between cute, fancy and a good dose of fun.

For male dogs, we have to start with the classic Beau. It's quite a common dog name, but for good reason, meaning 'handsome' in French and managing to be a versatile name that works for both small and big pups. If you like the trend of giving dogs people's names, we really recommend the names Louis and Leon. The latter works particularly well for large breeds, because it means 'lion' and represents bravery. For a pop culture take, why not go with Milou? It's the original French name of the dog from the classic comic book series Tintin.

For female dogs, you can give a great ode to French fashion by naming your dog Coco or Chanel. If you want a more understated French name, we recommend Sylvie or Sophie, which are both laid-back names that work just as well for dogs as they do for people. For pups on the smaller side, you can run with Fifi which is a cute shortened form of the name Josephine.

French Dog Names: Stats


As of September 2023, french dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

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angie (Carabobo, Venezuela)
Tenia una cocker spaniel color arena muy inteligente y cariñosa,se me murio de un infarto
February 01, 2022

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