Papillon names are often derived from the appearance of their ears, which are thought to look like the wings of a butterfly. Monarch, Lady, Copper, and Skipper are a few names borrowed from butterflies. Other top Papillon names related to wings include Dove and Angel. Over recent years it has become increasingly popular to name a dog after a designer brand. Chanel, Chloe, and Milly are among the most common designer names for a female Papillon. Armani, Coach, and Abercrombie are typical picks for a male. The breed originated in Europe and was very popular in France. In fact, Papillon actually comes from a French word meaning moth. Adele, Sophie, and Noel are French names that are trending among owners.