Poodle Names

Poodles might be one of the most fun dogs to name. Why? Well, there's the French thing. And then there's the curly-haired thing. And poodles might also get their names from their colors and their size, which can vary a lot. Here, some inspirational names for your brand new poodle.

  • Alouette

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    Alouette is a sweet Gallic twist in the stylish bird name genre made familiar via the charming French children's song, Alouette, gentile alouette.Read More 

  • Amelie

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    This French favorite has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and is now solidly established in the Top... Read More 

  • Anais

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    Anais is an unusual, exotic name forever attached to the daring French-born American novelist and diarist Anais Nin (born Angela, with middle name Anais), who was the inspiration for the naming of... Read More 

  • Antoine

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    Antoine is a venerable French name that is still stylish in its native habitat, where it is in the Top 30. In the US, it was most popular in the 1970s and '80s, reaching Number 262 in 1985. ... Read More 

  • Azure

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    Azure is a colorful choice for a blue-eyed child. Among other blue-toned color name possibilities: Indigo, Cerulean, and Blue itself.

    In the Middle Ages, azure was another name for... Read More 

  • Babette

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    A less common relic of the Claudette-Paulette-Annette era. Read More 

  • Ballou

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    Unusual surname with rowdy quality. Read More 

  • Bastien

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    In this form, or as Sebastian or as Bas, Bastien is a fashionable Euro name with a possible future in America.

    There is a one-act comic opera by Mozart titled Bastien and... Read More 

  • Beauregard

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    In the past this was seen as a jokey Southern colonel name, but we have heard of some parents considering it as a path to the likeable Beau. Read More 

  • Belle

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    Belle has nothing but positive associations, from "belle of the ball" to "Southern belle" to the heroine of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Though it has been overshadowed by the... Read More 

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