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French Dog Puppy Names with Meaning

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See some French dog puppy names with meaning:



  • Croquembouche (tower of pastries)
  • Pompette (A bit tipsy, or a drunkard, if you prefer.)
  • Noisette (“hazelnut”, this would similar to a person from the southern US naming their dog “Peanut”)
  • Rendez-vous (meeting)
  • Parfait (perfect)
  • Croissant
  • Gamine (a playful child, great name for a mischievous puppy)
  • Coquette (A girl who likes to flirt)
  • Paris
  • Bijou (jewel)
  • Délicieux (delicious)
  • Citron (“citrus”)
  • Pain (bread)
  • Je t'aime (I love you)
  • Balon (“balloon”)
  • Balzac
  • Amoureux (lover)
  • Fille (“girl”)
  • Martel (The Hammer) This may be a little too tough for a cute name, but it sounds really great.
  • Pâtisserie (pastry shop)
  • Royale (“royal”- Pulp Fiction fans probably remember the pronunciation of this one.)
  • Rodin (The famous French artist)
  • Flâneur (aimless loafer)
  • Heureux (happy)
  • Amie (friend)
  • Souris (“mousy”, pronounce soo-ree)
  • Magnifique (magnificent)
  • Frizette (a curly wig, think I Love Lucy)
  • Adieu (“bye-bye”)
  • Grand-père (grandfather)
  • Canelle (“cinammon”)
  • Affectueux (affectionate)
  • Chanceux (lucky)
  • Mousse
  • Jolie (“happy”)
  • Lamour (Love, or “Sweetie”)
  • Café (“coffee”; of course the all time best name for a white dog is Café Noir, or “Black Coffee”. I feel that way since that was the name of my Maltese).
  • Flocon (for flocon de neige, or “snowflake”)
  • Tigre (“tiger”, pronounced ti-grah)
  • Rhubarbe (The vegetable, and a really cute name)
  • Cadeau (“gift”)
  • Fondue
  • Papillon (butterfly)
  • Noir (black)
  • Niçoise (type of salad)
  • Souffle
  • Coquette (flirt)
  • Rififi (trouble)
  • Éclair (everyone who has visited a French pastry shop knows what an éclair is!)
  • Renard (“foxy”)
  • Pastille (this means a little lozenge, or “a pill” like the cute expression in English)
  • Libellule (dragonfly)
  • Mousette (this word can mean several things, but the cute interpretation is “little mouse”)
  • Princesse (“princess”)
  • Pouponne (If your dog is mustard colored, you might want to use this name. It means “fussy”.)
  • Cassoulet (sausage and bean soup)
  • Ganache
  • Narcissique (narcissist)
  • Coquelicot (poppy)
  • Baguette
  • Mignon (“Cute”! It would be hard to find a better cute name, pronounce it me-nyon.)
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Bonbon (“candy”)
  • Bonhomme (“good boy”-actually it means “good man”, but you get the idea!)
  • Garçon (“boy”)
  • Fille (girl)
  • Mimi (a slang word for cute)
  • Éclair (lightning bolt or the pastry)
  • Boulette (short for boulette de viande, or “meatball”)
  • Mille-feuille (puff pastry dessert)
  • Chevrefeuille (honeysuckle)
  • Bastille (this is a tough dog name, too!)
  • Pistache (pistachio)