French dog names

If you’re in love with everything about France and the French way of life, dog names in French are perfect for your new pup. And we’ve got just the right names for you. We’ve handpicked some of the best French dog names to help you pick something truly awesome for your one-of-a-kind pet.

Destination-inspired French Dog Names

  1. Lyon
  2. Versailles
  3. Marseille
  4. Eiffel
  5. Triomphe
  6. Toulouse
  7. Pompidou
  8. Geneva
  9. Bordeaux
  10. Chapelle
  11. Louvre
  12. Nice
  13. Franc or Frank
  14. Paris
  15. Rochelle
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Fontaine
Dog Names in French inspired by French destinations

Dog Names Inspired By Famous French People

  1. Gérard Depardieu (actor)
  2. Antoinette (Marie Antoinette)
  3. Napoleon
  4. Marquis (Marquis de Sade)
  5. Jacques (Jacques Torres)
  6. Monet (Claude Monet)
  7. Coco (Coco Chanel)
  8. Pascal (Blaise Pascal)
  9. Marie-Curie (the scientist who discovered radiation)
  10. Louis (Louis Pasteur, King Louis)
  11. Descartes (René Descartes)
  12. Victor Hugo (author, wrote Les Misérables)

French Cuisine inspired Names For Dogs

  1. Coq au vin (Chicken, pork, and mushroom dish)
  2. Marjolaine (Marjoram)
  3. Miel (Honey)
  4. Kaki (Persimmon)
  5. Bœuf Bourguignon (French beef recipe).
  6. Vanille (Vanilla)
  7. Moules mariníères (French mussel dish)
  8. Amande (Almond)
  9. Beignet (Doughnut)
  10. Navet (Turnip)
  11. Sole Meunière
  12. Chou (Cabbage)
  13. Escargots de Bourgogne (French snail dish)
  14. Fromage (Cheese)
  15. Cassoulet
  16. Pamplemousse (Grapefruit)
  17. Steak-Frites (steak served with french fries).
  18. Frite (short for pomme frite, or french fry)
  19. Choucroute Garnie
  20. Brioche (Type of bread)
  21. Bouillabaisse (famous French seafood)
  22. Quiche Lorraine
  23. Litchi (Lychee)
  24. Fenouil (Fennel)

Funny dog names inspired by French Desserts

  1. Tulipe
  2. Galette
  3. Palmier
  4. Macaron
  5. Tarte
  6. Praline
  7. Suzette
  8. Eclair
  9. Crepe
  10. Financier
  11. Brioche
  12. Crème brûlée
  13. Tatin
  14. Savarin
  15. Croissant
  16. Mont Blanc
  17. Soufflé
  18. Mousse
  19. Cannelé
  20. Madeleine
French dog names

Female Dog Names In French

Cute Female Dog Names in French

  1. Fille (girl)
  2. Amie (friend)
  3. Fleur (flower)
  4. Esmé (esteemed or loved)
  5. Coquelicot (poppy)
  6. Libellule (dragonfly)
  7. Amé (beloved)
  8. Papillon (butterfly)
  9. Félicité (happy or lucky)
  10. Bijou (jewel)
  11. Coquette (flirt)
  12. Vivien (Lively)

French Female Dog Names A – Z List

French Dog Names That Start With A

  1. Aurore: Dawn
  2. Allura: Entice, attract
  3. Alouette: Lark
  4. Angelette: Little Angel
  5. Alienor: Pity
  6. Anaise: Gracious
  7. Angeline: Angel
  8. Abella: Breath
  9. Alizée: Trade wind
  10. Aimeé: Beloved
  11. Alix: Of nobility
  12. Adette: Nobility, noble
  13. Angéle: Angel

Cute French Dog Names Starting With B

  1. Brie: Marshland
  2. Bleu: Blue
  3. Brigitte: Strength
  4. Beline: Goddess
  5. Bérénice: Brings victory
  6. Bichette: Young doe
  7. Brittany: From Briton
  8. Bibi: Toy, delight, lady of the house
  9. Belle: Beautiful
  10. Blanche: White
  11. Baie: Bay, bright
  12. Baize: Dark brown

C

  1. Caprice: Impulsive
  2. Célina: Heaven, sky
  3. Chanel: Dwells near the canal
  4. Camille: Youth attendant
  5. Ciel: From heaven
  6. Cerise: Cherry
  7. Chloé: Blooming
  8. Cybele: Mother of the gods
  9. Clairette: Bright
  10. Cadeau: Gift
  11. Chantilly: White
  12. Cherie: Darling
  13. Chardonnay: White
  14. Candide: White

French Girl Dog Names Starting With D

  1. Desirée: Desired
  2. Dorothée: God’s gift
  3. Dior: Golden
  4. Dory, Doré: Gift of God
  5. Darcy: Dark one
  6. Dionne: Goddess
  7. Dariela: Dear one
  8. Delphine: Dolphin

E

  1. Eglantine: Wild rose
  2. Esmé: Esteemed
  3. Estée: Star
  4. Eloise: Healthy
  5. Elle: She
  6. Elvéra: White, fair

F

  1. Fleur: Flower
  2. Fifi: God increases
  3. Francine: From France
  4. Felicienne: Great happiness
  5. Félicité: Congratulated
  6. Flaviere: Fair
  7. Felipan: Lover of horses
  8. Flore: Flora, flower

G

  1. Geneviève: Tribe woman
  2. Gigi: Earth worker
  3. Gaelle: Father’s joy
  4. Grenat: Garnet
  5. Gisele: Bright pledge
  6. Georgienne: Farmer

H

  1. Honore: Respected
  2. Heloise: Healthy

I

  1. Isabelle: God is my oath
  2. Ivette: Yew
  3. Illuminée: Illuminated

J

  1. Juliette: Little Julia
  2. Jeune: Young
  3. Joie: Joy
  4. Juillet: July
  5. Jolie: Pretty

K

  1. Kiki
  2. Kuki

Cute Dog Names In French Starting With L

  1. Lucrèce: Lucretia, wealth
  2. Lilas: Lilac
  3. Leelee: Lily
  4. Laure: Butterfly
  5. Laverne: Woodland
  6. Liana: Climb like a vine
  7. Lucette: Light
  8. Liliane: Lily
  9. Lys: Lilies
  10. Leonila: Lioness

M

  1. Marceline: Young warrior
  2. Marcelia: White
  3. Mirabelle: Marvelous
  4. Mai: May
  5. Madeleine: Tower
  6. Mardi: Tuesday
  7. Monique: Advisor
  8. Minette: Faithful defender
  9. Maeva: Welcome
  10. Mystique – glamour

N

  1. Nouvel
  2. Neville
  3. Noë
  4. Narcisse
  5. Nathanael
  6. Nazaire
  7. Nanette: Favor, grace
  8. Noel
  9. Nicaise
  10. Norris

O

  1. Octave
  2. Olivier
  3. Odon
  4. Orville
  5. Oralie: Golden
  6. Ottilie: Prosperous
  7. Odyssée
  8. Obéron
  9. Odette: Wealth
  10. Onfroi
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Cute French Dog Names Starting With P

  1. Prew
  2. Primevère
  3. Pierina
  4. Piaf
  5. Pascasia
  6. Page
  7. Patrice
  8. Perline
  9. Paris
  10. Philomène
  11. Pasquette
  12. Paris: Wallet
  13. Provence
  14. Patrice: Noble, patrician
  15. Pépélope
  16. Pierrette
  17. Prudenzia
  18. Perpétue
  19. Pétronille
  20. Philis
  21. Perrine
  22. Prisca
  23. Peita
  24. Perrette
  25. Placidie
  26. Pierra
  27. Phillis
  28. Paméla
  29. Porcie
  30. Petronille
  31. Pierette
  32. Papillon
  33. Piaf: Small bird
  34. Prudence
  35. Paule
  36. Perle
  37. Prue, Prou: Brave
  38. Priscille
  39. Perle: Pearle
  40. Perette
  41. Pernella
  42. Pauline
  43. Prunelle
  44. Pensée: Thought
  45. Pomeline
  46. Philippine
  47. Pascaline
  48. Paulette
  49. Péronelle
  50. Prue
  51. Pensée
  52. Prune
  53. Pennelope
  54. Paulille
  55. Pomme
  56. Porter
  57. Perlette
  58. Percy

Q

  1. Quincy
  2. Questa

R

  1. Raimonda
  2. Rolande
  3. Roberte
  4. Romaine
  5. Robertina
  6. Remy
  7. Rene
  8. Ramonde
  9. Rochelle: Small rock
  10. Renee: Born again
  11. Raine
  12. Renae
  13. Reine
  14. Reine: Queen
  15. Rochelle
  16. Rachelle
  17. Richarde
  18. Rafaella: God has healed
  19. Reinette
  20. Remi, Remy: Remedy
  21. Robine
  22. Renée
  23. Raphaëlle
  24. Robena
  25. Rafaella
  26. Raymonde
  27. Rafaila
  28. Remi
  29. Raymondine
  30. Richilde
  31. Raffelle
  32. Robina
  33. Regia

S

  1. Saphir
  2. Suzette
  3. Sorrel: Reddish brown
  4. Saturne
  5. Simone: Harkening
  6. Soleil: Sun

V

  1. Virginie
  2. Véronique: True image
  3. Vérane
  4. Vériane
  5. Vincence
  6. Vreni
  7. Viole
  8. Vivienne
  9. Vrai
  10. Viviette
  11. Vincentine
  12. Viridienne
  13. Violette
  14. Victoire: Victory
  15. Véra
  16. Violette: Violet, flower
  17. Vinciane
  18. Vivienne: Life
  19. Vionnet

Popular French Dog Names Starting with Y

  1. Yvonne
  2. Yolande: Violet flower
  3. Yvette
  4. Yvette: Yew, archer

French Dog names starting with Z ( and their meanings)

  1. Zerline
  2. Zele: Zealous
  3. Zenna
  4. Zélie
  5. Zénaïde
  6. Zenia
  7. Zélie: Solemn
  8. Zéphyrine
  9. Zenaida
  10. Zenobie

Male Dog Names in French

Male dog names in French

Cute Boy Dog names in French

These Cute French Dog Names for males are inspired by some of the most famous French athletes.

  1. Manaudou
  2. Zidane
  3. Yannick
  4. Yannick
  5. Pogba
  6. André the Giant
  7. Roussimoff
  8. Tony Parker
  9. Mauresmo
  10. Bianchi
  11. Griezmann
  12. Gobert
  13. Thierry
  14. Deschamps
  15. Longo
  16. Mbappé
  17. Joakim
  18. Moscato

French Male Dog Names A – Z List

Male Dog Names In French That Start With A

  1. Alain
  2. Aluin: Noble friend
  3. Aurel: Golden
  4. Abbé
  5. Adolphe
  6. Apollinaire: French poet
  7. Archambault: Bold, precious, daring
  8. Aloin
  9. Audric: Old, wise
  10. Artus, Arthus: Bear
  11. Alexandre
  12. Août: August
  13. Algernon
  14. Arséne: Virile male
  15. Adrien
  16. Alphonse
  17. Aubin: White, bright
  18. Aluin
  19. Anselme: Helmet of God
  20. Alphonse: Noble, battle-ready
  21. Amaury
  22. Aurélien: Little golden one
  23. Ambroise: Immortal
  24. Achille
  25. Arnoux, Arno: Eagle
  26. Absalon

Dog Names In French That Start With B

  1. Bartholmieu
  2. Bellamy
  3. Baudouin
  4. Ballou
  5. Benoît: Benedict, one says good
  6. Baltasaru
  7. Baptiste
  8. Bertrand
  9. Bechet
  10. Bale
  11. Beauchamp
  12. Blaize
  13. Blaisot
  14. Bayless
  15. Beau: Beautiful
  16. Barraud
  17. Bastien
  18. Benoît
  19. Blaise
  20. Barbeau
  21. Beauchamp: Handsome
  22. Breton
  23. Bernardin
  24. Bachelor
  25. Bernon
  26. Bevis
  27. Burke
  28. Beauregard
  29. Bertrand: Bright raven
  30. Bourgogne: Burgundy
  31. Basile
  32. Barnabé
  33. Barber
  34. Beauregard: Lovely outlook, regard
  35. Burgundy
  36. Bouvier
  37. Baudoin
  38. Basile: Basil, herb
  39. Bruce
  40. Baudoin, Baudouin: Friend
  41. Beau

Dog Names In French That Start With C

  1. Cyprien, Cypriot: Native of Cyprus
  2. Curtis
  3. Cable
  4. Calixte
  5. Claiborne
  6. Charles
  7. Caton: Intelligent
  8. Cretien
  9. Colombain
  10. Claudien
  11. Cabot
  12. Chaney: Oak tree
  13. Cyrille: Lord
  14. Clément: Mild temperament
  15. Chesare, Cesare, Césaire: Dictator, Caesar
  16. Constant
  17. Corentin
  18. Cheney
  19. Calixte: Most beautiful (unisex)
  20. Chrétien
  21. Claiborne: Boundary with clover or clay
  22. Charlot: Petite (F)
  23. Chevy: Old-fashioned
  24. Corneille
  25. Clovis: Famous in battle
  26. Chesare
  27. Coty: Small slope
  28. Cyprien
  29. Chance
  30. Constantin: Constant steadfast
  31. Courtney
  32. Caton
  33. Coiffeur: Barber
  34. Candide
  35. Chevy
  36. Chapin
  37. Clovis
  38. Claude
  39. Clément
  40. Claudiu
  41. Croix
  42. Coty
  43. Chaney
  44. Chréstien
  45. Chandler
  46. Constantin
  47. Chase
  48. Charlot

French Boy Dog Names That Start With D

  1. Devere
  2. Didier
  3. Devere: Of fishing place
  4. Donatien: Gift
  5. Duvall: Of valley
  6. Dulé
  7. Diggory
  8. Dominique
  9. D’Artagnan: From Artagnan, one of the Musketeers
  10. Dumas
  11. Drury
  12. Donatien
  13. Deveraux: Riverbank
  14. Dougray: Well-behaved, mannerly
  15. Dione
  16. Dougray

E

  1. Eadgar
  2. Emilien: Friendly
  3. Elie
  4. Emeril
  5. Emile
  6. Elisée
  7. Etienne

F

  1. Emilien: Friendly
  2. Eadgar
  3. Elie
  4. Emile
  5. Etienne
  6. Elisée
  7. Emeril

G

  1. Gable: Triangular hill
  2. Guillaume: With gilded helmet, William
  3. Gaetan: Of Gaeta
  4. Géraud: Ruler
  5. Giraud: Brave spear
  6. Guy: Guide
  7. Guilbert, Gibert: Bright famous

H

  1. Gaetan: Of Gaeta
  2. Gable: Triangular hill
  3. Guillaume: With gilded helmet, William
  4. Guilbert, Gibert: Bright famous
  5. Giraud: Brave spear
  6. Géraud: Ruler
  7. Guy: Guide

J

  1. Jeffroi: Peace
  2. Jean
  3. Jourdain
  4. Josue: God rescues
  5. Jorden
  6. Jeter: To throw
  7. Jeter
  8. Jérôme
  9. Julien
  10. Jules
  11. Jeremie
  12. Justis
  13. Jacques
  14. Junipère
  15. Jöel
  16. Jermaine
  17. Jordon
  18. Jérémie
  19. Janvier

K

  1. Kasim
  2. Kaki
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L

  1. Luc
  2. Lemar: Famous throughout the land
  3. Leonello: Lionel, lion
  4. Lowell
  5. Lazare
  6. Leonila
  7. Lemar
  8. Lebron
  9. Louis
  10. Lionnel
  11. Lionne: Lioness
  12. Laurent
  13. Leopold
  14. Leandre: Lion man
  15. Leroy

M

  1. Maxence: Greatest
  2. Minette: Kitten
  3. Maxim: Greatest
  4. Merci Beau: Thank you, beautiful
  5. Mon Petit Chou: My little cabbage
  6. Minou: Kitty
  7. Marceau: Little warrior
  8. Marcel: Belongs to Mars

N

  1. Norris
  2. Nouvel: New
  3. Nicaise: Victory
  4. Neville: New village

O

  1. Orville: Golden city
  2. Odon
  3. Olivier
  4. Obéron
  5. Octave
  6. Odyssée
  7. Onfroi: Peaceful Hun

P

  1. Peverell: Piper
  2. Philippe
  3. Philbert
  4. Picard: From Picardy
  5. Proust: Worthy, valiant
  6. Percy
  7. Peverell
  8. Pom
  9. Percival
  10. Pascale
  11. Platt
  12. Pierre
  13. Pepe Le Pew: Looney Tunes cartoon
  14. Patrice
  15. Prewitt
  16. Purvis

Q

  1. Quay
  2. Qassim
  3. Qassen
  4. Quain: Clever

R

  1. Rémy: Oarsman
  2. Reynaud
  3. Rodolphe: Glory-wolf
  4. Robinet
  5. Russell
  6. Royal
  7. Romain
  8. Rodrigue
  9. Roy

S

  1. Suede
  2. Squire
  3. Silvester
  4. Sully: From south meadow
  5. Sylvain
  6. Sidney
  7. Sigfroi: Victory, peace
  8. Séraphin
  9. Soutine
  10. Serge
  11. Sévère
  12. Sorrel
  13. Siffre
  14. Severin: Serious

Cute Dog Names In French Starting With T

  1. Tanguy
  2. Tancréde
  3. Tite
  4. Terre
  5. Théophile
  6. Toussaint
  7. Talon
  8. Thoreau: Ruler of the people
  9. Timothée
  10. Travis: Traverser, to cross
  11. Théodore
  12. Thibault
  13. Tracy: From Thracius (Unisex)
  14. Thierry
  15. Tarot
  16. Thayer
  17. Toulouse
  18. Terrence: Smooth

U

  1. Urbaine
  2. Ulisses
  3. Umtiti

Common French Dog Names Starting With V

  1. Vallis: From Wales
  2. Vardon: Green knoll
  3. Verino
  4. Virgile
  5. Vidal
  6. Villiers
  7. Vitalis
  8. Vachel
  9. Verrill: Honest
  10. Villard
  11. Vermont
  12. Viel
  13. Valentin: Strength, health
  14. Victoir

Y

  1. Yvon: Archer
  2. Yves

Z

  1. Zachalie
  2. Zephyrin: West wind
Dog names in French

French Animal Names From The Zoo

  1. Baboon – babouin (bah-bwehn)
  2. Buffalo – buffle (boo-fluh)
  3. Panda – le panda (pahn-dah)
  4. Lion – lion (lee-ohn)
  5. Giraffe – girafe (gee-rahff) with a soft ‘g’
  6. Anteater – fourmilier (foor-mee-lee-ay)
  7. Monkey – singe (sanj)
  8. Cheetah – guépard (gay-par)
  9. Leopard – léopard (lay-oh-par)
  10. Gazelle – gazelle (gah-zell)
  11. Ostrich – l’autruche (troosh)
  12. Panther – panthère (pahn-tair)
  13. Camel – chameau (shah-moe)
  14. Ape – le singe (ehnge) * soft “g”
  15. Elephant – éléphant (lay-fohn)
  16. Hippopotamus – hippopotame (poh-poh-tahm)
  17. Tiger – tigre (tee-gruh)
  18. Coyote – coyote (kee-yoht)
  19. Zebra – le zèbre (zeh-bruh)
  20. Jaguar – jaguar (jhah-gwar)
  21. Rhinoceros – rhinocéros (ree-noh-sair-os)
  22. Gorilla – gorille (gour-ee)
  23. Kangaroo – kangourou (kahn-goo-roo)

Sea Animal Dog Names In French

  1. Jellyfish – méduse (may-dooz)
  2. Starfish – toile de mer (twahl-duh-mare)
  3. Eel – anguille (ohn-gee-uh) with a hard “g”
  4. Oyster – huître (uh-hwee-truh)
  5. Manatee – lamantin (mah-tahn)
  6. Sea Lion – otarie (oh-tah-ree)
  7. Clam – palourde (pah-loord)
  8. Dolphin – dauphin (do-fahn)
  9. Pelican – pélican (pay-lee-kahn)
  10. Stingray – pastenague (pahs-ten-ah-gay)
  11. Seal – phoque (fawk)
  12. Hermit crab – ermite (ehr-meet)
  13. Shark – requin (ri-kahn)
  14. Lobster – homard (oh-mar)
  15. Walrus – morse (mohrs)
  16. Whale – baleine (bell-ehn)
  17. Polar bear – ours blanc (oors blah-unk)
  18. Squid – calamar (kal-ah-mahr)
  19. Seahorse – hippocampe (eep-oh-kahmp)
  20. Crab – crabe (crahb)
  21. Penguin – pingouin (pehn-gwahn)

French Dog Names Inspired By Wild Animals

  1. Bat – chauve-souris (shove-soo-ree)
  2. Squirrel – écureuil (ay-cure-eye)
  3. Badger – blaireau (blair-o)
  4. Ram – bélier (bay-lee-ay)
  5. Elk – élan (ay-lahn)
  6. Deer – cerf (sairf)
  7. Antelope – antilope (ahn-tee-lohp)
  8. Rabbit – lapin (lah-pahn)
  9. Raccoon – raton-laveur (rah-tohn-lah-vuhr)
  10. Moose – orignal (or-ee-nyahl)
  11. Otter – loutre (loo-truh)
  12. Chipmunk – tamia (tam-yah)
  13. Birds – oiseaux (-wah-so)
  14. Wolf – loup (loo)
  15. Bird – oiseau (wah-so)
  16. Porcupine – porc-épic (pork-ay-peek)
  17. Bear – ours (oors)
  18. Beaver – castor (cah-stohr)
  19. Owl – le hibou (luh ee-boo)
  20. Fox – renard (ruh-nahrd)

Dog Names In French Inspired By Insects

  1. Grasshopper – sauterelle (so-trel)
  2. Mosquito – moustique (moo-steek)
  3. Caterpillar – chenille (shuh-nee-uh)
  4. Snail – escargot (es-car-go)
  5. Spider – araignée (ah-rayn-yay)
  6. Ant – fourmi (foor-mee)
  7. Praying mantis – mante religieuse (mahnt ray-lee-juhs)
  8. Ladybug – coccinelle (ko-see-nel)
  9. Worm – ver (vehr)
  10. Cockroach – cafard (cah-fahr)
  11. Firefly – luciole (lu-see-yol)
  12. Bee – abeille (bay-uh)
  13. Butterfly – papillon (pah-pee-yohn)
  14. Beetle – scarabée (skah-rah-bay)
  15. Cricket – criquet (kree-kay)

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