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100+ French Dog Names: Ideas for Chic & Elegant Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Are you interested in an adorable French name for your dog? Excellent choice! The French language is famously beautiful (though tricky to pronounce) and full of stylish names. What dog could resist a name like Amélie, Pierre, or Pamplemousse?

To help you name your très chic dog, we’ve gathered over 100 gorgeous French dog names, including options for males and females. And stick around for Cajun and cute French names!

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Female French Dog Names

Bonjour, mademoiselle! If your puppy is a girl, choose from this extensive list of female French names:

  • Marguerite
  • Giselle
  • Cherie
  • Nana
  • Blanche
  • Gabrielle
  • Isabel
  • Aurélie
  • Corinne
  • Fantine
  • Monaco
  • Jeanette
  • Edith
  • Bernadette
  • Sabine
  • Frédérique
  • Mathilde
  • Anaïs
  • Delphine
  • Lili
  • Renée
  • Elle
  • Coquelicot
  • Libellule
  • Joséphine
  • Bijou
  • Madeleine
  • Esmé
  • Marie
  • Paulette
  • Brigitte
  • Vivien
  • Geneviève
  • Antoinette
  • Bella
  • Lisette
  • Nicolette
  • Amélie
  • Philippine
  • Élise
  • Eloise
  • Lilo
  • Élodie
  • Fille
  • Anastasie
  • Bearnaise
  • Belle
  • Lyonette
  • Dominique
  • Babette
  • Desireé
  • Bebe
  • Sophie
  • Gigi
  • Fifi
  • Audrey
  • Juliette
  • Thérèse
  • Cécile
  • Louise
  • Chantal
  • Margaux
  • Hélène
  • Coco
  • Lulu
  • Angeline
  • Émilie
  • Jacqueline
  • Céline
  • Babou
  • Caroline
  • Pénélope
  • Josette
  • Heloise
  • Félicité
  • Simone
  • Monique
  • Chanel

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Male French Dog Names

Is your puppy a boy? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of great French names for male dogs:

  • Sebastien
  • Noel
  • Charles
  • Marceau
  • Franck
  • Armand
  • Ulysse
  • Édouard
  • Jean
  • Reynard
  • Pierre
  • Tristan
  • Cezanne
  • Felix
  • Marcel
  • Fabien
  • Étienne
  • Yves
  • Casanova
  • Gérard
  • Aubin
  • Pascal
  • Toulouse
  • Julien
  • Christophe
  • Gaston
  • Guillaume
  • Beau
  • Garcon
  • René
  • Rafale
  • Oliver
  • Matthieu
  • Luc
  • Danton
  • Merle
  • Marc
  • Arnaud
  • Stephane
  • Odie
  • Maurice
  • Émile
  • Theo
  • Theodore
  • Enzo
  • Guismo
  • Milou
  • Jacques
  • Devereaux
  • Damien
  • Laurent
  • Rémy
  • Bruno
  • Lucien
  • Louis
  • François
  • Léon
  • Noir
  • Saville
  • Frédéric
  • Philippe
  • Gustave
  • Serge
  • Grégoire
  • Henri
  • Beauregard
  • Hugo
  • Raoul
  • Guy
  • Gilles
Beagle German Shepherd mix dog in a grass field
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Cajun French Dog Names

Have you ever been to New Orleans? Cajun people in Southern Louisiana descended from French Canadians and speak an archaic version of French. Whether you choose a Cajun food name (Jambalaya) or something more cultural (Gris-Gris), any fun-loving dog is sure to love a Mardis Gras-themed name.

  • Bayou
  • Avoyelles
  • Cher
  • Gumbo
  • Beignet
  • Bernadette
  • Jambalaya
  • Tammany
  • Dixie
  • Rougarou
  • Étouffée
  • Heloise
  • Clotille
  • Roux
  • Beaucoup
  • Boolye
  • Magnolia
  • Mardi Gras
  • Gris-Gris
French Bulldog puppy
French Bulldog puppy

Cute French Names For Dogs

Looking for something cute? Here’s our list of the cutest French dog names on the planet:

  • Baguette
  • Coeur
  • Mignon
  • Arabesque
  • Brie
  • Eiffel
  • Papillon
  • Magnifique
  • Bonbon
  • Coquette
  • Vichyssoise
  • Jolie
  • Soirée
  • Fleur
  • Bisous
  • Pamplemousse
  • Éclair
  • Amie

Bonus: A Famous French Dog

Mops

Mops was a Pug owned by Marie Antoinette, the infamous queen of France. Technically, he was an Austrian dog (Marie Antoinette brought him from her homeland), but we feel sure that he adopted France as his home.

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Finding the Right French Name for Your Dog

There you have it, all of the best French dog names! Whether your pup is a boy or girl, we’ve got you covered. Does your dog love Mardis Gras? Choose a Cajun French name. Prefer something extra-cute? There’s a list for that, too.

With so many options, how do you decide? We recommend that you try your favorite names out on your dog. Call out the name and see if your pup perks up! And if you don’t speak French, make sure you know how to pronounce the name you choose (accents and all).

If you haven’t found the right name, try one of our other lists of dog names:

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