Uncommon Male Dog Names of French Origin

The French are known for their style and flair, and the language French sounds romantic and melodic. French people love pets, and France has the greatest number of pets in Europe.


There are lots of dog breeds originated in France, for instance French Bulldog, Mastiff, Poodle, Basset Hound, Bichon Frise, Brittany Spaniel, Great Pyrenees, and Papillon. These breeds of dogs are popular among the world, and they are there showing us the style of France.

French dogs deserve French dog names. If you are searching for a male dog name originated in French, you could check out this list of uncommon male dog names of French origin. The collection contains over one hundred names and they are perfect for your French breeds of dogs.



Amoux: Eagle wolf. People with this name tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy.

Andre: Variant of Andrew, which means "brave".

Antoine: Variant of Anthony, and the meaning of Antoine is "priceless one".

Armand: Soldier.

Aubrey: In German mythology, Aubrey was the name of the king of the elves.

Bailey: A bailiff or steward.

Balzac: Notable 17th century novelist.

Barnabe: The chic Barnabas.

Beau: Handsome; admirer; sweetheart.

Beaufort: A beautiful fortress.

Beaumont: A beautiful mountain.

Bellamy: Handsome friend.

Blondel: Fair Haired.

Bourbon: 16th century ruling dynasty.

Breton: An ethnic name for a native of Brittany.

Brice: From the Welsh meaning speckled.

Byron: At the byres or barn. Lord Byron in the 1850s was a poet famous for his wildness and debauchery.

Cesar: Head of hair.

Charly: Free man.

Chase: Hunter.

Cordell: A professional rope maker.

Curtis: Courteous, polite.

Degas: Painter and sculptor who influenced Toulouse-Lautrec.

Descartes: 16th century French philosopher.

Dijon: A city in eastern France, the old capital of Burgundy.

Dix: Son of Dick.

Dumas: Author of the Three Musketeers.

Durand: Enduring.

Elroy: The king.

Fabron: Young blacksmith.

Felix: Happy, lucky.

Francois: French man.

Frederic: Peaceful ruler.

Gage: Pledge, oath.

Garner: An ancestor who lived near a granary, or who helped harvest grain.

Gascon: Man from Gascony.

Gaylord: Lively, high-spirited.

Giles: Small goat.

Guy: Fighter.

Henri: Home leader.

Hercule: Hera's glory.

Jacques: Variant of James via Jacob. Familiar from the well-known song "Frére Jacques".

Jerard: Rules by the spear.

Jule: A jewel.

Jules: Young.

Juliet: Means soft haired. Shakespeare used the name in "Romeo and Juliet".

Jura: French mountain range.

Lafayette: Faith.

Leo: Lion.

Leon: Resembles a lion.

Leroy: The King.

Lionel: A lion cub.

Louis: Warrior.

Loup: From the latin Lupus meaning wolf.

Lowell: Young wolf.

Luc: Light.

Lucien: Light; from Lucanus.

Lyle: From the island.

Lyon: Lion. Also the second largest city in France.

Macy: Weapon.

Marquis: A French nobleman.

Mason: A person who works with stones.

Max: Great.

Maxim: The greatest.

Maxime: Greatest.

Merrill: A little leader.

Moliere: Early master of satire.

Morris: Dark-skinned, Moorish.

Neville: New village.

Noble: Aristocratic.

Noel: Born at Christmas.

Olivier: Olive tree.

Orville: Town of gold.

Ourson: Little bear.

Page: A young boy in training as a personal assistant to a knight.

Pako: Free.

Parnell: Little Peter.

Pepin: Little seed.

Percival: Pierce the vale.

Percy: An effective hunter.

Pierre: Rock. Also a variant of Peter.

Porter: One who guards the gate.

Quennel: Lives near the small oak tree.

Quincy: Estate of the fifth son. Made famous by John Quincy Adams.

Raoul: Wolf counsel.

Ray: Regal.

Regis: To rule or manage.

Rodin: French sculptor of the Kiss, and the Thinker.

Romeo: Strong, loving and brave. Shakespeare used the name for his tragic young hero in "Romeo and Juliet".

Rousseau: Little red-haired one. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an 18th-century French philosopher.

Russel: Little red.

Saber: A type of curved sword.

Sacha: Man's defender.

Sargent: Law enforcement agent.

Saville: One who dwells on the willow estate.

Seymour: The name of a place in northern France.

Sidney: From the Norman French place name Saint Denis.

Sinclair: The name of a place in northern France.

Stanislas: Careful, thoughtful.

Theo: Brave people; God's gift.

Vachel: A small cow.

Vallis: A Welshman.

Varden: One who comes from the green hill.

Verrill: Loyal; masculine.

Wyatt: War strength.

Yann: God is gracious.

Yves: Yew.

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