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Beautiful French dog names: Get inspired!

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French dog names for male or female

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These 15 beautiful French dog names and their meanings are great inspiration for your new dog in 2020.

By Lorraine Kipling

Published on the 18/08/2020, 10:21

Do you want to give your dog a name with a little ‘je ne sais quoi’?

If you are looking for a suitable name for a French dog breed such as the French Bulldog, Dogue de Bordeaux, or the famous Poodle, there are plenty of popular French dog names options to choose from.

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French named dogs don’t have to come from France, of course. Any breed would benefit from having a fabulous French dog name with a cool meaning.

The French language is famous for love and romance, so if you love dogs you might be interested in one of the following list of magnificent French dog names and meanings for 2020.

15 of the best French dog names for 2020


This name means ‘noble’, and would suit a Standard Poodle.


A lovely name meaning ‘white’ or ‘fair,’ that would suit a Great Pyrenees well.


Like in Beauty and the Beast, this means ‘beautiful.’ A Bichon Frise could carry this name off.


For a ‘handsome’ dog, such as a male Braque du Bourbonnais.


A Berger Picard would make a great ‘brave friend.’


This means ‘lady of the house,’ which could fit a Briard, we think.


A sweet name meaning ‘candy’ for a floofball Barbet.


This means ‘happy,’ and would reflect the bright character of a Pyrenean Shepherd.


He may be small, but a Little Lion Dog could be ‘brave as a lion.’


This is a name for a ‘red head’ dog, like the grand Dogue de Bordeaux.


The name of many French kings would suit the airs and graces of a Poodle.


This means ‘wonder’ and ‘admire,’ and suits the expansive spirit of the Papillon.


An adorable French Bulldog would be perfect for this name, which means ‘cute’ or ‘dainty.’


There is something of the fresh country ‘Easter child’ or ‘lamb’ about the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen that gives us hope.


The Papillon dog is an obvious choice for this name, which means ‘butterfly,’ but we think it would also be a nice name for a pretty Petit Bleu de Gascogne.

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