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100+ Poodle Names: Cool, Cute & Chic Ideas for Courageous Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove


Eager, athletic Poodles are also famously intelligent dogs. Many people think they are fancy and delicate, but those are generally only the ones in dog shows. Poodles were originally bred for duck hunting in Germany! Who knew? So, when you’re picking out a name for your new puppy, you’ll want to choose wisely. Something that ignores the stereotype and pays tribute to their brilliant nature is ideal. What are the best names for Poodles?

Keep reading to find out! We’ve gathered over 100 great names for Poodles, covering males, females, Standard Poodles, and Toy Poodles. Your regal pup’s title is just around the corner.

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Female Poodle Dog Names

  • Daisy
  • Bailey
  • Lucy
  • Eliza
  • Rosie
  • Beth
  • Molly
  • Susanne
  • Penny
  • Lily
  • Bella
  • Zoey
  • Maggie
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Charlie
  • Zoe
  • Samantha
  • Chloe
  • Sadie
  • Luna
  • Betty
  • Clara
  • Sophie

Related Read: 10 Best Brushes for Poodles

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Male Poodle Dog Names

  • Thomas
  • Milo
  • Rocky
  • Leo
  • Oliver
  • Tucker
  • Toby
  • James
  • Bentley
  • Pierre
  • Cooper
  • Robert
  • Aaron
  • Patrick
  • Michael
  • Toby
  • Franklin
  • Teddy
  • Beau
Standard Poodle
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Standard Poodle Dog Names

We’ve listed our favorite picks for the standard Poodle names. There are so many to choose from, so our narrowed list will hopefully keep you from feeling overwhelmed and get you into the spirit of choosing the perfect name.

  • Marie
  • Sammy
  • Peter
  • Evelyn
  • Madeline
  • Bernard
  • Larry
  • Helen
  • Edward
  • Ollie
  • Jordan
  • Horace
  • Stan
  • Pongo
  • Stuart

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Toy Poodle
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Toy Poodle Dog Names

What’s better than an active and adorable poodle? A mini one! These Poodles may be smaller than their bigger relatives, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as tough! Sometimes, the little ones are even tougher. Below are our favorite names for these little pocket rockets. We hope you find one you love.

  • Tiny
  • Slinky
  • Justine
  • Giant
  • Speck
  • Dolly
  • Woody
  • Bear
  • Clementine
  • Killer
  • Yoyo
  • Itsy
Cute Poodle
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Cute Poodle Dog Names

An adorable name for your sweet pup is always a classic and great match. Take a peek at our list of cute names below; you might be surprised by which suits your pup!

  • Linguini
  • Poof
  • Bubba
  • Noodle
  • Squirrel
  • Doodle
  • Buddy
  • Pomelo
  • Elle
  • Tubs
  • Ravioli
  • Magic
  • Spots
  • Tuba
  • Spoon
  • Cookie
  • Pear
  • Macaron
  • Candy
  • Pickle
  • Eclair
  • Bubba
  • Toodle
  • Cupcake
  • Dotty
  • Belle

See Also: Best Dog Foods for Miniature, Toy & Standard Poodles

poodle playing fetch
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Black Poodle Dog Names

For these dark and curly pets, we thought we would create a list of their own. Most poodles have a solid coat color, and black happens to be the most popular. If you’re looking for a name to complement their shaded and curly tufts, this is the section for you!

  • Blot
  • Eclipse
  • Octopus
  • Tuxedo
  • Chocolate
  • Domino
  • Splash
  • Cocoa
  • Inky
  • Muddy
  • Oreo

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French Poodle Dog Names

As we know, the Poodle originated in Germany but was refined in France. We thought it might be fun to feature words from the French language. For some odd reason, these names seem to complement a poodle so well!

  • Fantine (Childlike)
  • Odette (Melodic)
  • Marceau (Warlike)
  • Quennel (Oak Tree)
  • Chanceux (Lucky)
  • Frise (Curly)
  • Cherie (Dear Beloved)
  • Noir (Black)
  • Douce (Sweet)
  • Devereaux (Riverbank)
  • Jolie (Pretty)
  • Gentille (Kind)
  • Poilue (Hariy)
  • Bonbon (Candy)
  • Coquette (Flirt)
  • Mignon (Cute)
  • Garcon (Boy)
  • Alair (Cheerful)
  • Parfait (Perfect)
  • Beau (Handsome)
  • Blanche (White)
  • Fleur (Flower)
Miniature Poodle
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Bonus: A Famous Poodle

Q: Whose Poodle Was Named Rufus Two?

A: Winston Churchill was a massive fan of Poodles. After his first Poodle, Rufus, died in a car accident, the famous UK Prime Minister adopted another. He named it—you guessed it—Rufus Two!

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Finding the Right Name for Your Poodle

We hope this list has helped you find a great name for your Poodle. Male or female, Toy or Standard, you can find a name for any Poodle. Regardless of your decision, know that your Poodle will absolutely love it. They will know you put in the time to develop the right one for them. Don’t put too much stress on the choice; trust your instincts.

If you still aren’t sure and things are not quite right, try one of our other lists:

Feature Image Credit: chili71, Pixabay

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