110 French Pet Names Because Everything Sounds Better in French

As previously noted, pretty much everything sounds better in French, including terms of endearment. Ma chérie translates as "my dear," which is basically how you feel every time you look into your pet's big, sweet eyes.

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French names for boy dogs.

  • Adrien
  • Alexandre
  • Andre
  • Antoine
  • Baptiste
  • Bastien
  • Bruno
  • Claude
  • Enzo
  • François
  • Gaspard
  • Georges
  • Gérard
  • Godard
  • Gustave
  • Henri
  • Hugo
  • Jacques
  • Jean
  • Léo
  • Louis
  • Lucas
  • Marc
  • Marcel
  • Mathieu
  • Maurice
  • Maxime
  • Michel
  • Napoleon
  • Nicolas
  • Pepé
  • Philippe
  • Pierre
  • Raphaël
  • Rémy
  • Théo
  • Vincent
  • Yanis
  • Valentin
  • Olivier
  • Marceau
  • Thierry
  • Zidane
  • Pogba
  • Joakim
  • Didier
  • Fabien
  • Emmanuel

French names for girl dogs.

  • Adeline
  • Adrienne
  • Agnès
  • Aimée
  • Amelie
  • Anouk
  • Apolline
  • Arielle
  • Bébé
  • Bisou
  • Brigitte
  • Camille
  • Capucine
  • Carmen
  • Céleste
  • Céline
  • Chanel
  • Chérie
  • Coco
  • Danielle
  • Delphine
  • Estelle
  • Eva
  • Gabrielle
  • Geneviève
  • Ida
  • Isabelle
  • Jeanne
  • Joséphine
  • Juliette
  • Léa
  • Liliane
  • Lise
  • LouLou
  • Madeline
  • Margaux
  • Marie
  • Marion
  • Martine
  • Mathilde
  • Mélanie
  • Minou
  • Morgane
  • Patricia
  • Paulette
  • Romy
  • Rosa
  • Simone
  • Violette
  • Yvette

Names for dogs inspired by French cuisine.

  • Brie
  • Confit
  • Crêpe
  • Croissant
  • Croque Monsieur/Madame
  • Escargot
  • Fondue
  • Magret
  • Poulet
  • Quiche
  • Ratatouille
  • Soufflé

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!