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!

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

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

Related: Top 400+ Boy Dog Names of 2021

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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