Why a French dog name?
The dog has been described in many contexts as man’s best friend. So close is this relationship that they carry out many activities together; you
will see the two taking walks together, running, herding animals, swimming and even eating from the same plate!
This relationship is so close that anyone who owns a dog as a pet will want it to look and feel the best way possible.
That also comes with the name chosen for the pet; in fact naming of animals probably started with the dog for all we know!
Names for dogs are always chosen with a lot of care and one would like the name to reflect all the positive qualities of his or her pet and generally paint a very nice and / or sophisticated picture of this invaluable pet.
All these qualities fall within the general precincts of the French who are renowned for their style and sophistication right from fashion to dining and general etiquette. So why not go for a French dog name that will give both owner and pet that nice and classy feeling.
The beauty of it all is that you are spoilt for choice by the variety and different meanings that come with French names.
There are distinct male and female names, those inspired by French culture such as cuisine and even some inspired by particular places in France.
Best names inspired by places in France
This city has got a very rich history having hosted the papal seat for a long time and was actually under the Catholic pope’s administration until it was relocated to French jurisdiction in 1791. Nice name rich history.
This has been described as arguably the best city whether as a resident or visitor to live in when in France. It is a city located by the seaside in Southwestern France and a favorite destination for many tourists.
Other names that represent cities and places around France that would suit your dog include:
Male French names for the boys
These dog names are most suitable for males though you will often find a female dog sharing the names sometimes because of the owner’s love for the same.
Here is a sample of male dog names that you can choose from:
Prominent French personalities who inspire dog names
There are many people who are an inspiration when taking a look at French history. Both people and pets are named after such people. You can look up the history behind some of these personalities and if your dog represents some of these qualities then why not name him or her after such people. Some of the most prominent French dog names inspired by personalities include:
Napoleon Bonaparte is considered a vital part of French history having led several successful campaigns during the French revolution. He was a sound military leader and statesman whose qualities influence several aspects of French leadership.
Her full name is Marie Antoinette and she was the last queen to rule France before the French revolution.
A description of each personality will probably wear you out but here are more names to pick from whose history you can easily look up and match to your beloved dog.
Monet (Claude Monet)
Louis (Louis Pasteur, King Louis)
Marquis (Marquis de Sade)
Descartes (René Descartes)
Coco (Coco Chanel)
Jacques (Jacques Torres)
Female French dog names
We did not dare forget the ladies; just saving the best for last. Just like the boy names the girl names are sometimes deliberately or otherwise used for boys. It happens on a lesser scale though as female names do not match as much to the male sex as in the reverse.
If you are looking for a nice name for your female dog here is a list of the most common French dog names for girls:
Whatever the breed, size and wherever you come from there is always a suitable French dog name for your pet.