Say Oui to 100+ French Dog Names

Holy crêpe, you’ve got a new pup on your hands! Now it’s time to give your little baguette a name of his own. Whether you’re looking for cute French Bulldog names or just want a French-inspired name, we’ve sniffed out the best French dog names to give pup that je ne sais quoi factor.

Names With Meaning

These French words and their corresponding meanings make perfect names for your chien.

  • Beau (handsome)
  • Belle (beautiful)
  • Bijou (jewel)
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Joie (joy)
  • Jolie (pretty)
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Mignon (cute)
  • Reine (queen)

Male French Dog Names

These pupper names are fit for a good garçon.

  • Alexandre
  • Antoine
  • Archibald
  • Basile
  • Benedict
  • Bruno
  • Chauncey
  • Claude
  • Clement
  • Edmond
  • Emile
  • Fabian
  • Felix
  • Gaston
  • Germain
  • Henri
  • Hugo
  • Laurent
  • Louis
  • Marquis
  • Maximilian
  • Olivier
  • Pascal
  • Pierre
  • Sebastian

Female French Names

Got a new canine cutie on your hands? Get your paws on these darling French names. 

  • Adele
  • Antoinette
  • Brigitte
  • Bernadette
  • Cecile
  • Delphine
  • Esme
  • Fifi
  • Georgette
  • Isabelle
  • Josette
  • Lulu
  • Madeleine
  • Marguerite
  • Odette
  • Penelope
  • Rosalie
  • Sophie
  • Violette

Sweet French Dog Names

These pup names are truly drool-worthy.

  • Bonbon
  • Éclair
  • Galette
  • Gâteau
  • Macaron
  • Madeleine
  • Mousse
  • Palmier
  • Praline
  • Savarin
  • Tarte
  • Tatin

French Fashion Names

Pup’s bound to be a canine of class with these fashionable names!

  • Cartier
  • Chanel
  • Coco
  • Dior
  • Givency
  • Hermès
  • Louboutin
  • Vuitton
  • Yves

Destination-Inspired French Dog Names

Fancy a reminder of your favorite (or dream) vacay spots? Name your pooch after one of the amazing cities or landmarks in France. 

  • Bastille 
  • Bourdeaux
  • Cannes
  • Eiffel
  • Elysee
  • Garnier
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Normandy
  • Notre Dame
  • Paris
  • Riviera
  • Seine
  • Triomphe
  • Versailles

French Food Dog Names

For the food-motivated doggo, consider these French food dog names.

  • Baguette
  • Brie
  • Brioche
  • Cornichon
  • Crêpe
  • Croissant
  • Fondue
  • Fromage
  • Ratatouille
  • Souffle

Vive la France! (and les chiens!)

Rosé with lunch, bread at every meal, and macarons for dessert? Yes pawlease. With one of these French-inspired names, pup’ll have you packing your bags for an Eiffel Tower visit in no time.

Does your pupper have a French name? Bark at us in the comments or share these ideas with the expecting pup-parent in your life. Bon voyage!

Featured image: @neilcooper

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3 thoughts on “Say Oui to 100+ French Dog Names

  1. Cait C

    His call name isn’t French, but my Dalmatian is registered as Orion le Marcheur de Nuages or Orion the Cloud Walker. (:

  2. Karen

    One of my dogs is nicknamed Poubelle, which is French for garbage can. She is beautiful but will eat literally anything, so it’s the perfect nickname!


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