Finding the right name for your dog is all about personal preferences, taste, and sometimes the past. Many breeds have history in and throughout France. A few notables are the French Bulldog, Basset Hound, Papillon, Bloodhound, Brittany, and Dogue de Bordeaux. Some owners opt to honor this heritage in their name selection. Other owners just like the language or the way a word rolls off of the tongue. A typical approach is to adopt the name of a person. Popular French names for a female include Adele, Sophi, Chanel and Brie. Some common ideas fitting for a male are Damien, Gaston, and Pierre. Color words like Rouge (red), Noir (black), and Marron (brown) are also highly touted. Many more ideas coming from a variety of themes can be found throughout this page.