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

  • Originates from French, meaning "noble" or "nobility".
  • Commonly used in France, derived from Latin Adrianus meaning "from Adria".
  • Derived from French, meaning "beloved" or "loved".
  • Derived from French, meaning "cheerful or happy."
  • Derived from French, meaning "little wing".
  • A common male name originating from France.
  • A common male name in France, derived from Greek "andros".
  • Common French male name, linked to Saint Antoine of Padua, a French saint.
  • A popular male name originating from France, meaning "soldier."
  • A popular male first name originating from France.
  • Derived from French, meaning "white" or "bright", often used as a surname.
  • A famous prison in Paris, symbol of French Revolution.
  • Means "beautiful" in French and is often used as a male name.
  • Derived from French, meaning "beautiful gaze" or "handsome look".
  • Means baby in French, often used as a term of endearment.
  • Associated with French surnames, possibly derived from "belle dune" (beautiful dune).
  • Means "beautiful" in French, often used for girls' names.
  • Means "jewel" in French, often used for small, elegant items.
  • Originates from French, meaning to lisp or stutter.
  • Means "white" in French and is a common female name.
  • Surname of Napoleon, famous French emperor and military leader.
  • Bonbon is French for candy, often used for sweet treats.
  • A soft cheese originating from France's Brie region.
  • Popular French name, associated with actress Brigitte Bardot.
  • Associated with luxury fashion brand and renowned French author Louis-Ferdinand.
  • Famous French post-impressionist painter from the late 19th century.
  • Means "lucky" in French, often used as a pet or nickname.
  • A luxury fashion house founded in France, known for haute couture.
  • A popular female given name originating from France.
  • Means "dear" in French, often used as a term of endearment.
  • Means knight in French and is a title of honor in France.
  • A common French male name, often linked to Saint Christopher.
  • Associated with fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, a French icon.
  • Derived from French, meaning a woman who flirts or teases playfully.
  • Associated with a key figure in the French Revolution.
  • Originates from French, meaning "dark" or "from Arcy".
  • Famous French general and president, symbol of resistance during WWII.
  • Common French female name, also means dolphin in French.
  • Common French male name, derived from Dionysius, patron saint of Paris.
  • Famous French philosopher, known for "I think, therefore I am" quote.
  • Originates from French, meaning desired or wished.
  • Derived from French, meaning "from Evreux", a town in Normandy.
  • Common unisex name originating from France, meaning "belonging to God".
  • A popular French pastry filled with cream and topped with chocolate.
  • Means "she" in French and is a popular female name.
  • A popular feminine name originating from France.
  • Originates from French, meaning "famous in war".
  • Common male name in France, also title of Rousseau's educational treatise.
  • Associated with French-Italian origins, popularized by racing driver Ferrari.
  • Derived from old French, meaning esteemed or loved.
  • A common French male name, often linked to Saint Stephen.
  • A common male first name originating from France.
  • Character from French novel "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo.
  • Derived from French, meaning happiness or good luck.
  • Derived from Latin, means "happy" or "lucky" in French.
  • Commonly used as a pet name in France.
  • Refers to a leisurely stroller, observer of society, in 19th-century France.
  • Means "flower" in French, often used as a feminine given name.
  • Common male first name originating from France, meaning "Frenchman".
  • A common female name originating from France.
  • Derived from French, meaning "God is my strength".
  • Derived from French, meaning a waifish, playful, or mischievous girl.
  • Means "boy" in French and is commonly used in restaurants.
  • Popular French masculine name, often used in literature and media.
  • Common French masculine name, derived from Germanic elements for spear and rule.
  • Famous French novella and film about a young Parisian girl.
  • A popular French ballet and a common female name in France.
  • Guy
    Common French masculine name, also means "guide" in French language.
  • A common female name in France, derived from Greek mythology.
  • Famous French scholar and lover of philosopher Peter Abelard.
  • A common French male name, often associated with royalty.
  • Means "happy" in French and is used in common expressions.
  • Associated with French language, often used as a male first name.
  • A common French name, often given to honor someone.
  • Famous French author of "Les Misérables" and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame".
  • French variant of Elizabeth, often used in royal and noble families.
  • Derived from French, traditionally used for females.
  • A common male first name originating from France.
  • A popular French female name derived from "Jeanne".
  • Common female name, associated with historical figure Joan of Arc.
  • Means "pretty" in French and is often used as a first name.
  • A feminine French name, often used as Joseph's diminutive form.
  • A common male name in France, derived from Latin Julianus.
  • A famous French general and key figure in the American Revolution.
  • Common masculine given name, derived from French word for "lion".
  • A common surname in France, meaning "the red".
  • Popular French diminutive for names like Lillian or Elizabeth.
  • A popular French feminine name, often used in literature.
  • Commonly used in France, often associated with French royalty.
  • Luc
    A common French male name, derived from Latin for "light".
  • A popular male name originating from France, meaning "light".
  • Commonly used as a nickname in French-speaking countries.
  • Derived from French, meaning "little lioness".
  • A traditional small French cake and a female given name.
  • Famous French painter from the 19th century Impressionist movement.
  • Famous mime artist from France, known for his character "Bip".
  • A popular French feminine name, often linked to Saint Marcel.
  • A French variant of Margaret, meaning pearl.
  • A popular French feminine name, often used in literature.
  • Second largest city in France, known for its rich history and culture.
  • "Merveille" in French translates to "wonder" or "marvel" in English.
  • Famous French artist known for his use of color and original draughtsmanship.
  • Derived from French, meaning cute, delicate or dainty.
  • Beloved white fox terrier from French comic series "The Adventures of Tintin".
  • Famous French impressionist painter from the late 19th century.
  • A common female name originating from France.
  • Popular nickname for grandmother and title of Emile Zola's novel.
  • Derived from French, meaning "grace" or "charming", often used in literature.
  • Famous French emperor, known for his military conquests and legal reforms.
  • A diminutive form of Nicole, originating from French language.
  • A popular French nickname for girls named Anne.
  • Means "Christmas" in French and is used as a male first name.
  • Means "black" in French, often associated with mystery and film genre.
  • Associated with French ballet, notably in "Swan Lake".
  • Common French first name, also means "olive tree" in French.
  • Associated with French Revolution, symbolizing liberty and equality.
  • Derived from French, often used in literature and arts.
  • Means "butterfly" in French and is a breed of French dog.
  • Means "perfect" in French and is a layered dessert in France.
  • Capital city of France, known for art, fashion, food, and history.
  • Derived from French, meaning "related to Easter", often a given name.
  • Commonly used as a male first name in France.
  • Common in French royalty, notably King Louis XVI's brother.
  • Derived from French word "Percer", meaning to pierce or penetrate.
  • A popular type of wine originating from France.
  • Derived from French, meaning small oak tree.
  • Common French masculine name, often used in literature and theater.
  • Common French name and associated with a popular cognac brand.
  • A common male name originating from France, meaning "reborn".
  • A common female name in France, meaning "reborn".
  • A trickster fox character in French folklore and language symbol.
  • A famous Mediterranean coastline in France known for luxury and beauty.
  • Derived from a French town, often used as a female first name.
  • Famous French sculptor, best known for creating "The Thinker" statue.
  • Associated with a historic French river and a popular female name.
  • Derived from French word "sauvage", meaning wild or untamed.
  • Derived from French, meaning "stern" or "serious".
  • Means "sun" in French and is a popular girl's name.
  • A popular French female name, often linked to wisdom.
  • A popular French feminine name derived from Hebrew.
  • Originates from French, meaning "from the forest".
  • Derived from Theodore, a common name in French culture.
  • A common female name in France, often linked to Catholic saints.
  • Belgian comic series popular in France, character speaks French.
  • A major city in France known for its rich history and culture.
  • Derived from a French tale about a knight and his tragic love.
  • Associated with a French anthropologist known for studying European prehistory.
  • Associated with French perfume industry, symbolizes modesty in French folklore.
  • Derived from French, meaning lively or alive.
  • Famous French Enlightenment writer, known for wit and advocacy of civil liberties.
  • A common male name originating from France.
  • Derived from French, traditionally used as a female name.

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editor's choice

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.

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How popular are French Dog Names?

French Dog Names currently rank in 34th place out of all PupNames.com categories.

As of June 2024, french dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation for this category, which suggests its popularity could be seasonal or based on cultural events.

Which are the cutest and most unique French Dog Names?

These french dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Fifi is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is Voltaire.

Voltaire scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Sophie.

How does interest compare across the United States for French Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing French Dog Names.

The states that love french dog names the most are California, Maine and Nebraska.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Which countries have the most love for French Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of french dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE french dog names are Yemen, Singapore and Aruba.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Slovakia, Estonia and Nigeria.

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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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