199+ Adorable French Dog Names for the Equally Cute Doggies

French dog names are elegant and perfect for a sophisticated pupper of a French breed like a French bulldog, Dogue de Bordeaux, Poodle, etc. They also give ideas for some of the cutest dog names that suit your little cutie!

Many of these names are unique, while others show up on the list of top 100 dog names.

Female French Dog Names

French names for females are positive, delicate, and happy. Read below for the top 99 names in the category. 

  1. Adele – noble
  2. Aimée – friend, beloved
  3. Alair – cheerful
  4. Arman
  5. Aurélie
  6. Bebe – baby
  7. Belle – beautiful
  8. Bijou – jewel
  9. Blanche – white
  10. Bonbon – candy
  11. Briant
  12. Brie – cheese! (works for a male dog, too!)
  13. Brigitte – strong
  14. Cécile
  15. Céline – moon
  16. Chanel – fashion brand
  17. Chantal – song
  18. Cherie – dear beloved
  19. Clement
  20. Coco
  21. Coquette – flirt
  22. Delphine – dolphin
  23. Desireé – desired
  24. Dominique – belonging to the lord
  25. Éclair – pastry
  26. Elle – she
  27. Élodie
  28. Elois
  29. Eloise — famous in war
  30. Esmé — esteemed, loved
  31. Eudo
  32. Fantine – childlike
  33. Felicite — happy, lucky
  34. Felix
  35. Fifi
  36. Fleur – flower
  37. Florent
  38. Franc
  39. Françoise — free or French
  40. Gabrielle
  41. Gamine — playful, mischievous
  42. Geneviève
  43. Gigi
  44. Gilbert
  45. Giselle — pledge
  46. Hélène
  47. Heloise
  48. Hilaire — cheerful, merry
  49. Ignace
  50. Isabel
  51. Jacqueline
  52. Jeanette
  53. Jolie – pretty
  54. Joséphine
  55. Josette
  56. Josse
  57. Lewes
  58. Lili
  59. Lilo
  60. Lisette
  61. Lulu
  62. Lyonette – little lion
  63. Madeleine
  64. Marc
  65. Marcelle – warlike
  66. Margaux
  67. Mignon — cute, dainty
  68. Monaco
  69. Monique
  70. Nana
  71. Nana
  72. Nicolette
  73. Ninon — favor, grace
  74. Noa
  75. Oda
  76. Odette — melodic
  77. Olympe
  78. Orrie
  79. Papillon – butterfly
  80. Parfait – perfect
  81. Paris
  82. Patrice
  83. Philippine
  84. Pryor
  85. Quentin
  86. Rema
  87. Renée
  88. Riviera
  89. Rochelle
  90. Sabine
  91. Soleil – sun
  92. Sophie
  93. Suzanne
  94. Sylvie – forest
  95. Thérèse
  96. Valérie
  97. Violette
  98. Vivienne – lively
  99. Yvette

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Male French Dog Names

French is known for its eloquence and, therefore, names for male dogs are equally sophisticated. Following are some of the best names for your doggie.

  1. Adrien – dark
  2. Alexandre
  3. Alphonse
  4. André — manly
  5. Antoine – priceless
  6. Armand – soldier
  7. Arnaud – powerful eagle
  8. Aubin — white, fair
  9. Bastille
  10. Beau – handsome
  11. Beauregard
  12. Beldoin — brave friend
  13. Bonaparte
  14. Bruno
  15. Casanova
  16. Cezanne
  17. Chanceux — lucky
  18. Charles
  19. Chevalier
  20. Christophe
  21. Damien
  22. Danton – praiseworthy
  23. De Gaulle
  24. Denis — god of wine
  25. Descartes
  26. Devereaux – riverbank
  27. Dominoe
  28. Édouard
  29. Émile – industrious
  30. Enzo – conquering
  31. Étienne
  32. Fabien
  33. Felix — lucky, happy
  34. Flaneur — aimless loafer
  35. Francois — free or French
  36. Frédéric
  37. Garcon – boy
  38. Gaston
  39. Gérard – brave with a spear
  40. Grégoire
  41. Guilia
  42. Gustave
  43. Guy – fighter, guide
  44. Hennie
  45. Henri
  46. Heureux — happy
  47. Hugo
  48. Jacques
  49. Jean
  50. Jeslyn
  51. Julien — youthful or downy-bearded
  52. Kalle
  53. Lafayette
  54. Laurent
  55. Léon – brave as a lion
  56. Leroux — red head
  57. Lisette
  58. Louis — the name of so many French kings
  59. Luc – light
  60. Lucien – bringer of light
  61. Manet
  62. Marc
  63. Marceau – warlike
  64. Marcel
  65. Marseille
  66. Marvel — to wonder, admire
  67. Matisse
  68. Matthieu
  69. Milou
  70. Noel – Christmas
  71. Noir – black
  72. Odie
  73. Oliver
  74. Olivier
  75. Pancha
  76. Paris
  77. Pascale — Easter child, lamb
  78. Philippe
  79. Philippe — lover of horses
  80. Pierre
  81. Quennel — oak tree
  82. Raoul
  83. Rémy
  84. René – reborn
  85. Reynard – strong counselor
  86. Rodin
  87. Saville
  88. Sebastien
  89. Severin — severe
  90. Theo
  91. Theodore
  92. Tintin
  93. Toulouse
  94. Tristan – bold or sad
  95. Ulysse
  96. Vallois — a Welshman
  97. Voltaire
  98. Yves
  99. Yvette

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French Dog Names Based Off of Cities, Regions, & Landmarks

Some of the most popular French dog names are also inspired by cultural and regional factors. 

Landmarks

French landmarks are incredible and have the most attractive names which can also be used as dog names. Following are some examples.

  1. Avignon – a city in southern France that is located on top of the Rhone River.
  2. Bordeaux – a popular port city and wine-growing region in southern France.
  3. Eiffel – the Eiffel Towers, a popular landmark in Paris. 
  4. Lyon – the historical capital city in Auvergne-Rhone Alps which was at the center of the art revolution.
  5. Marseille – a port city in the western part of France and has been in several literary pieces.
  6. Paris – the capital city of France.
  7. Cannes – Located on the French Riviera, the city Cannes is famous for its film festival.
  8. Versailles – famous for the Palace of Versailles, a popular refuge for King Louis the XIV.
  9. Lille – a market town with Flemish history, the city has a diverse culture.
  10. Toulouse – Toulouse is an old town and the capital of the southern Occeativ region.
  11. Nice – another city located near the beach, Nice was famous for its dedication to define life.  
  12. Toulon – Toulon will strike you due to the abundant sight of beaches and a view of the place.
  13. Nantes – an old port city in France that is also famous for its adaptation.
  14. Reims – Reims is famous for champagne wine harvesting and lies in the Northeastern side of the country.
  15. Moulin Rouge – a popular landmark and tourist attraction, the Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris.

French Cuisine

Some dogs are so cute that you just can’t get enough of them, like your favorite French dishes! So why not name them after a delicious French dish?

  1. Brie – a type of soft cheese.
  2. Pistache – pistachio.
  3. Cassoulet – a slow-cooked casserole make with beans, a variety of meat, and pork skin.
  4. Éclair – oblong choux pastry filled with cream in the center.
  5. Ganache – chocolate or cream-based glaze or icing.
  6. Fondue – melted cheese served in a hot dish placed over a candle. It is used for dipping bread, crackers, etc.
  7. Flamiche – leek tart.
  8. Soufflé – baked egg dish that can be mixed with cheese, cream, chocolate, etc.
  9. Crêpes – a very thin pancake that can be either a sweet or savory dish.
  10. Ratatouille – a vegetable dish consisting of onions, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers, fried and stewed in oil and sometimes served cold.

We hope you enjoyed checking out French dog names and shortlisted your favorite one for your elegant and sophisticated little doggo. Do check out our other blogs for more ideas about pet names.

Other Dog Names Ideas

If you still want more dog-naming inspiration lists, you should consider watching cartoons, historical documentaries, and TV too. In case you just can’t make up your mind, ask your loved ones for help. Or you may want to read some related posts for your best decision:

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