Looking for French dog names for your Poodle, Great Pyrenees or Basset Hound? Do you love France and all things French? You have come to the right place for some great dog naming ideas inspired from French culture.
Not only have we included real French names of boys and girls that are used when naming children, we have also included a few other favorite names inspired from French terms as well. We hope you enjoy our French dog-naming ideas!
French Dog Names for Male Dogs
Alain (AH-LANE) Alan
Antoine (AN-TWAHN) The French variant of Anthony, from St. Anthony, the first Christian monk whose relecs were taken to Vienne, France.
Chapeau (SHAP-OWE) A hat
Chez (SHAY) At the house of….
Étienne (AY- TYEN) Stephen
Foie Gras (FWAH GRAH) Fatty goose liver, a delicacy
Garçon (GAR-SOH) Literally means “boy,” and has been adopted when used to call a waiter, but is not appreciated by wait-staff!
Gauche (GOSHE) Left, as in used when giving directions
Jean (ZHAHN) John. Also in combinations such as Jean-Luc, Jean-Paul, Jean-Marc, Jean-Pierre
Pierre (PYAIR) Peter
René (REH-NAY) Renee (male form)
Savoir Faire (SAV-WAH-FARE) The knowledge of how to act appropriately for every situation
Xavier (ZAYV-YEH) Transferred from the Spanish surname, which comes from St. Francis Xavier, a famous Spanish missionary
French Dog Names for Female Dogs
Alette (AH-LETT) means “noble one”
Amalie (AH-MAH-LEE) derived from the French word for work (amal)
Anaïs (AH-NAH-EES) grace-filled
Coquette (KO-KETT) Flirtatious girl
Croissant (KWAH-SAHN) A flaky, crescent-shaped pastry
Danièlle (DAHN-YEL) feminine form of Daniel
Eau de Vie (OH-DUH-VEE) water of life, a fruit-flavored brandy
Eclair (AY-CLARE) an oblong pastry, filled with cream and iced with chocolate
Fleur (FLEWR) Flower
Fleur-de-Lis (FLEWR-DUH-LEE) A stylized flower used on French coat-of-arms and other decorative heraldry
Glissade (GLEE-SAHD) Sliding, as in down a slope. Also a sliding move in dance.
Julienne (ZHOO-LEE-EN) Feminine form of Julien, Julian
Mignon (MEE-NYON) dainty, delicate
Panache (PAHN-AHSH) Style, verve, flamboyance
Rive Gauche (REEVE GOSHE) The Left Bank, a section of Paris that makes up the “left side” of the Seine River
Solange (SO-LAHNZH) solemn, religious
Silhouette (SILL-OH-WETT) The outline or shadow of a person or object, usually all black. This would be cute also for a black dog. See more black dog names here.
Vignette (VIN-YET) little vine
Yvonne (EE-VONN) archer, feminine form of Yvon.
We hope our list of French naming ideas got you started on finding the perfect name for your dog! If you still want more name ideas, try our other dog name lists on our site. You are sure to come up with something you will like.
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