Poodle names are a fun and fabulous way to show off this brilliant breed. This iconic breed are curly coated, loyal, affectionate, loving and super smart. Historically working dogs, they are cooperative and easy to train, but having the right name still makes a big difference to recall training. Our Poodle names are all just a few syllables long, with soft vowels and strong consonants. Easy to learn, and distinct from any other commands you will want to teach them later on. They also reflect the fancy, regal and beautiful nature of the Poodle puppy.
- Traditional female and male names
- French names for Poodles
- Ideas for Standard or Toy sizes
- Poodle names by color
- Getting a bit fancy
Poodles are intelligent, affectionate, and energetic dogs. They make great pets! And we want their names to show off everything brilliant about them! Today we are going to help you to find the best Poodle names for your new puppy. Giving you tips and inspiration for coming up with a unique shortlist of names that will suit your Poodle perfectly.
Our Favorite Poodle Names
Our 100 favorite Poodle names are:
Female Poodle Names
If you like human names for dogs as much as we do, there will be a few excellent options for you in the selection below.
Male Poodle Names
Now what about something for the boys? We’ve picked out a collection of great boy Poodle names that would suit any variety of the breed down to the ground.
French Poodle Names
Poodles actually originated in Germany, but they’re often associated with France! Poodles are a popular breed in France, so perhaps one of these French origin ideas will inspire you. Here are some ideas for French-loving Poodles.
Toy Poodle Names
Poodles come in lots of different lovely varieties, and one of the most popular is the sweet little Toy Poodle.
Standard Poodle Names
What if your Poodle is too big for one of those ideas? Although Standard Poodles aren’t huge dogs, they’re bigger than toys and miniatures! So, you could choose a name to emphasise their size!
Cute Poodle Names
Cute ideas that are as sweet as your puppy are another fun way of naming your dog. If you’re a sucker for a cutie pie or sweetie belle, then check out these adorable choices.
Poodles aren’t just cute, they come in a wonderful range of colors too. Ideas for Poodles with beautiful black fur can be just as unique and gorgeous as your dog is.
From deep and dusky to the bright flames of the Poodle world – next we’ll check out some wonderful red dog options. The great thing about about red dogs is that red is a color that’s fully associated with feeling.
White Poodle Names
And from the brightest to the palest, next we’ll check out some brilliant white Poodle options. Here is some inspiration for white dogs that will pack your pup with personality, as well as a sense of his lovely shade.
Another popular Poodle color is apricot. So how about some ideas for this beautiful shade? Choices for apricot dogs are great fun to find. There are so many gorgeous apricot ideas around, which would suit any Poodle well.
Fancy Poodle Names
Moving away from color with our lists now, let’s take a look at some options that will show your Poodles fancier side! If you want a fancy Poodle name for your precious pup, then take a look at the lovely choices here.
If those ideas aren’t up your alley, maybe something funny will be better suited. Here are the best funny names for Poodles that will make you smile whenever you call your dog!
- Hairy Pawter
- Indiana Bones
- Jimmy Chew
- Mary Puppins
- Pup Tart
- Sherlock Bones
- Sir Loin
- Snoop Dogg
- T Bone
- Virginia Woof
- Winnie the Poodle
- Woofgang Puck
Unique Poodle Names
Not everyone wants their pup to have a funny sounding name. Perhaps you just want your Poodle to stand out from the crowd. Here are some great ideas that will show off how unique your wonderful dog is!
THIS BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES AND HAPPINESS TO MY HEART!!
I have a chocolate standard poodle..n his name is Marshmallow
I had two miniature poodles from same litter, girls name was princess Sheba J and we lost her in February she had seizures and her last one she couldn’t come out of it. Our boys name is Pluto Nash my grandson named him and we still have him. He will be 14 in august. I’m waiting for another girl and should have her in about 3-4 weeks. She is already here and just waiting for her to be ready to come home. Thought about naming her lady but not sure yet. Can’t wait. So excited about getting her.
I’m getting a puppy in 1 week but still haven’t got a name he is a black toy poodle with the cutest brown fantom markings all over his face
I just put down my sweet Angel 8-30-22. 18 years old. Her name was Gladys. Silly name but it fit her 100% and everyone who heard her name always had a huge smile..
So sorry, my 17 year old,toy poodle died last week.
It is unbearable, isn’t it?
We hope to adopt a red toy puppy in a few weeks.
We are a getting a brown male Mini poodle next month. He is 2 weeks now.
We want to name him Harvey, but my daughter wants to name him Bruno. What do you think we should name him.
I’ve been wanting a miniature poodle for such a long. I’ve found a beautiful little red girl that I’ll pick up a day or so after Christmas. I’ve named her Penny. She’s the color of a bright new Penny. You should add that to your red poodle names.
CARRILU TIETZ says
I am finally getting a standard chocolate brown poodle.Its been years since my first royal standard Reggie. He was a fantastic dog. The name I picked out for my future puppy is Cimarron. I cant wait!
I wanted a fawn Great Dane and answered an ad to go look at fawn pups. When I got to the home and walked into their living room there were 13 puppies from 2 litters racing around the living room chasing each other, all fawns except one. The fawns paid me no mind but the odd ball stopped looked at me, ran over, sat at my feet for a moment, looked me straight in the eyes before racing back to the others. She was a blue harlequin and suddenly all the fawns looked drab, the first thing that popped in my head was “look at all that jazz!” She went home with me and and of course, I named her Jazz. I feel like she picked me and named herself.
My dog prior to Jazz was a rescue from the days when many “shelters” were kill and referred to as “the pound.” I went on impulse on a Saturday morning. When I walked through the row of cages, I glanced at her and looked away because she was so filthy, mats the size of softballs, covered with flys and with bloody scrapes on her nose. However, she sat quietly with blue eyes looking at me. I continued through the facility with dogs barking and jumping at the fences. But when I got to the end of the row, I thought, “you know, that was a good dog.” I asked them to take her out of the pen. She was an old English sheepdog and they told me they had had to cut the collar off her because it was so matted and choking her. She kept eye contact with me the whole time I had her out and followed every step I took. The shelter was getting ready to close, so I asked them if I were to take her could they give her a bath. They agreed and I picked her up on the following Monday afternoon. They’d had to put her under to shave her, she was very thin and I hardly recognized her except for those blue eyes. The woman told me she was so happy I had adopted her because she was scheduled to be put down that Monday at 6 a.m. They weren’t allowed to tell that to people because it might influence their decision. I named her Sylvia Angelica because she deserved the most beautiful name I could think of.
The shelter closed at noon on Saturdays and if I’d been a half hour later I never would have known the most perfect and gentle dog I ever had. She was an angel in every way.
I am so touched at this story. We are never put anywhere “by chance.” Still have tears in my eyes from reading this beautiful account of the power of love.
Thank you for sharing your sweet story. Sadly, there are so many good dogs who get euthanized because there aren’t enough homes for them. This is why i started fostering for a rescue. I have the space and time and it’s been very rewarding. It doesn’t cost a thing either, the rescue provides everything the dogs need until they are adopted.
teresa fulton says
I have a White Standard Poodle (male) GIDEON! Love of my life. Awesome dog!!!
I simply named my female black standard poodle Fred and it totally suits her.
samantha vaughn says
my apricot standard girl is Caniche, which is french for standard (duck hunting) poodle. it is derived from the french word for duck, which is canard.
I love these names…
Pharoah. Majesty or Majestic
Gin and Tonic ( I heard the names in an old Marx Brothers movie)
I prefer toy and miniature poodles. The miniature poodle is our favorite dog by far! Here are dog names we’ve had…
Silver miniature: Andre’
Black toy; Andre 2
Cafe Au Late miniature: Coffee Cup
Apricot miniature: Spice
Apricot toy: Pompeii
Black miniature: Panache
I’m currently searching for my next poodle. I think I want a red, or brown… any color but phantoms, white or cream. I also have been fascinated by parti colors and merles.
I have had a miniature poodle, 2 standard poodles, and now a toy poodle. All of them were/are chocolate brown and each of them were special and unique in their own way. I was/am crazy about all of them!
Penny C. says
My Toy Poodles names:
Sugar Belle Black Passed
Spice Girl Black
Brownie Cocoa LaPoo Brown. Passed
Aprie LaPoo Born Apricot turn White with orange tips. Passed
Fancie Poo. Black
Miss Lily. White
MiMi Boutwell says
I have had 2 female Standards.
One Black. Babette
One white Fancy
We now have a red male. His name is Rustin. Hes absolutely adorable and smart.
My 15 year old mini is Chenille…cuz she’s soft like a cuddly chenille throw!
Our mini is almost old enough, we’re picking her up in April, Lord willing and the coronavirus allows. We’ve only seen her from photos and videos. She’s dark brown and white parti. speckled. She looks like cookies and cream ice cream, so we named her CC, for cookies and cream… spelling it CiCi. I can hardly wait.
i’m also getting the same dog, and i loved the name you picked out for her! but mine is male so i still dont know what to call him 🙁
I think that name is unisex.
Call him Oreo
I love CC! My toy was named Coffee Cup.
The standard poodle is our favorite dog by far! Here are dog names we’ve had…
Black std female…Cossette
Golden Retrvr male…Cosmo
Red std male…Chancellor (Chance)
Brown std male…Solomon (Sol)
Black std male…Chuck
Silver std male… Rhaegar (Rhae)
Black std poodledor…Pete
Gold std poodledor…Daisy
Mini Aussi male…Stevie
White shelti mix female…Lucy
St Bernard female…Misty
Black lab female…Cassiopia (Cassie)
Bichon females…Spring, Aspen, Sugar & C.C. (Christmas Cookie)
Dachshund male, Toby
Hope these help!
All of your stories are so touching and all of the names are so cute. Our first poodle’s name was Shaay. We had her for 15 years and then we had to put her down because of her bad health. It broke our hearts!! We now have 2 toy poodles. A white little girl named Macy and an apricot little girl named Abby. They are our everything. We love them and cherish each and every day with them. They sleep with us and are always by our sides when we are home. Abby has allergies and acid reflux so we have to watch everything she eats so of course I make her special treats and special homemade ice cream that has probiotics which seems to help with the acid reflux. i will always need their unconditional love and affection. Animals are one of the best things God created.
Tammy Murphy says
My red standard is named Hondo after Shemar Moore on Swat. My 78year old mother is crazy about him.
My black mini poodle’s name is Midnight Magic, Madge for short. If I had a red, I’d name her Sedona.
Lost my best friend and dog of a lifetime, my aprictot toy poodle Savage. I know many of you have lost your best friends as well and I sincerely empathize with your loss.
My apricot toy poodle lived to be 20. I still miss my walking partner.
Oh yes I lost my bestie she was really a true angel here on earth very loyal and right beside me I name her before I got her it was tara after the gone of wind movie my husband got cancer and she stay with him like nurse
Need a name for a red toy Poodle. Thinking Miss Scralet O’Terror What say you, or Mayer something in honor of my husband’s military service. He is in hospice and loves dogs with all his heart!
Sharon Pasowicz says
How about Big Red after the Army’s 1st Division also known as The BigRed One”.
I have a maltipoo, he is 10mos old. Got him last year at 8weeks 6lbs. He is BEAUTIFUL.
He is white with a strip of apricot running down his back, his ears are orange (apricot) and he has tuffs of appricot on his hind legs, he’s the prettiest thing ever.
I had wanted a “standard” maltipoo 8 – 10lbs at the most, but my baby is now 25lbs.
We luv him just the same.
He is very affectionate, stubborn & mischevious. He “rules the roost”.
His name is Lucky Bandit, b/c he’s a little thief & likes to steal our socks & slippers.
I can’t get over how much we can grow to luv our 4legged furry babies.
For all of you who have lost ur babies — Im so sorry. I just hope when u r ready u will find another doggie to luv as much.
LORNA SCHAUSEIL says
My four poodles: Mitzi, Beezer, Foofer, and Shanghai Red
I love all these names my poodle is whit but idk what to name it ur names are cool but my mom can’t pronounce them 🙁 ur still amazing❤️
My white Poodles name is “Cotton”
I love poodles!!!
Have had many over the years!
Right now I have a toy white boy named “Jib”. He goes sailing with me, so I thought it cute to name him after the little sail on the bow. Prior I had a standard white named Sailor!
I have a male toy parti poodle, black and white, named Oreo by a great grand-daughter.
My 1 1/2 year parti poodle is my buddy, Hero.
I lost my wonderful toy poodle a year ago. Her name was Diva.I am looking for a new baby poodle now
Recently were united with a black male standard. He’s my second black standard. Named him Marcel – after a popular hairstyle from 1930 and 40’s. Lots of waves and curls. Just like a poodle.
Rene HR ?? says
I’m getting a black standard poodle in2 days! He’s a male do not know what to name him! Help!!! My last one was a girl,and we named her Oprah! She was so BEAUTIFUL!
Kinda late with the reply, but Stedman seems only natural.
mY SILVE STANDARD WAS NAMED MERKURI. LOVE TO CHANGE SPELLING OF NAMES. aMERICAN COCKERS WERE HAIRY AND BLACK AND TAN AMERICAN COCKER WAS BURNY.
Irene Madrid says
My entire clan have STD Poodles. I am on number 7, my first female. We used German names starting with G because they were German bred duck dogs, thus the webbed toes. Here are some of mine mine: Guinness, Gatsby, Garth, Gus,Gunther and Grazie….pronounced Gracie.
Named my STD poodle a German name too, Ryker?
I have my first toy poodle… she is apricot color and is as sweet as can be … I named her Brie….
My white toy poodle is named Willow. She is a rescue who intimidates my 2 Great Danes .
Cion Orteha says
My silver Standard Poodle’s name is Celeste. Which means heaven in French . She us my angel from heaven!!!
Poodle Dreams says
My apricot standard is named Tallulah, Tally for short. She’s my second standard, the first was named Millie after my curly-haired grandmother.
Jacqui Carlyon says
We have a black/grey Toy Poodle. We’ve called him ‘Spud’. All who meet him find the name awesome!
Our family just got our first poodle after always having German Shepherds names after WW2 generals (Patton, Ike, Marshall). Since poodles are water dogs, we decided to follow the pattern but move to WW2 admirals, so our charcoal standard is Fletcher for Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, who was a carrier commander at the battles Midway and Coral Sea.
I have 2 poodles
Black standard is Blackberry
Chocolate toy is Tutty Fruity.
Art Graham says
I lost my best friend Claude. He was a white toy poodle. He lived 3 days past his 15th birthday. My new best friend is a 5 month old miniature poodle with black and tan phantom coloring. He too is named Claude in honor of my original buddy.
My baby name was Dillion. He was a handsome fella to. I sure miss him
I have a multi poo her name is princess Darling she’s white and cream she’s 3 yes old she is going blind.She is going blind I love her to pieces can any one give me any feedback wat should I do when she looses her sight..Thank..
Teach her “right” and “left” to direct her. Attach long tie wraps around her collar as feelers.
Banana Nana says
We have a 6 year old mixed shepherd service dog named Trooper. When he was 3, he suddenly went blind. We frantically went to several local vets, his sudden condition puzzled them all. He was referred to an optical vet specialist 100 miles away. We got him there within 4 days of his symptoms and dr was able to reverse his condition. She quickly diagnosed his condition (sees this all the time) Both retinas had separated due to autoimmune condition brought on by rabies vac two months earlier. Two weeks later he had a seizure.(she warned us he might have seizures too) We had no idea a vaccine could do such a thing. He had had a milder allergic reaction to a vaccine when he was 1 yr old that we couldn’t isolate a cause. Now we are following DR. Dodds vaccination protocol. Had we not quickly got him to the specialist, he would be totally blind. When we told the local vets what we were dealing with they all said they’ve never heard of anything like it. We spent thousands to save our babies eyesight. Sad to think this is happening, and not being diagnosed and corrected! Very sad!
You don’t have to do anything she will accommodate to the vision loss will get around fine!!
April Whitten says
That’s really a crappy response!!!!!
But it is a very true response. I just lost my mini pin chi mix .He was 16 had been blind since 13 and he never missed a beat . In fact he would show our visiting dogs to the pet door !!
LORNA SCHAUSEIL says
My third toy poodle went blind – he adapted well. I would watch him and when he was going to walk into something I would say CAREFUL. Soon he learned to stop when he heard Careful. Some tips – do not re-arrange any furniture. If you bring something new into the house take the time to introduce the new thing to him and watch for a few days to make sure he adjusts. Foofer was his name (he was a foo foo dog living in the woods) – and he could still fetch a ball – play hide and seek (his favorite) – and would instantly appear in the kitchen if anyone opened a carton of ice cream. He lived more than 5 years in this condition and the only thing I really stopped doing was taking him to a boarding place if I went out of town and couldn’t take him. I promise he will adjust and still be a happy, loving member of your family. Visitors to our home would not realize he was blind as he still greeted them with a tennis ball in his mouth – ready to fetch it for anyone who would throw it.
my toy poodle, guffry, who lived to age 16, went blind when he was eight. if i’d known how he would end up, i’d have named him Roomba, because he navigated exactly like a roomba vacuum cleaner. when he walked into a wall or furniture, he’d turn 45 degrees and go forward.
If she is loosing her sight gradually from PRA probably, she will cope quite simply by using her front paws like a walking stick feeling around. You can also put bubble wrap on areas around the walls where she could hurt herself if she bumped into them..
I lost my toy poodle Rocco in January 2019 he was 15 years old and totally blind due to diabetes. I gave him insulin twice a day for the last three years of his life even though he had had cataract surgery because of the diabetes that left him sightless. We got a child’s pool and put a lot of his toys in there because he could chase them around and they wouldn’t get away from him
Margaret ter haar says
We have lovely toy poodle Coco going to have second one soon. Thinking of Chanel.Precious, misty,poppy What do you think Margaret
Samuel Kipp says
My wife and I had a miniature poodle which was named Mitzy, and her birthday was February 14 the same day you posted your question. We just lost her last year, she was almost 17. We had her from 6 weeks. Mitzy is a beautiful name for a poodle.
I am so sorry for your lost. It’s very difficult. I lost mine on the 09-15-18 He was only 9 years 4 months. I took him to the doctor on the 09-13 and was told he has bronchitis and a 1 heart murmur, he was given meds came hone had his meds played ate like normal, then the Friday he played a little during the evening started breathing heavy took him to the Emergency only to be told he did not make it, I lost it when I was told he was gone. May he rest in peace he is in heaven now.
Jennifer L Wilson says
So sorry for your loss… I too lost My beautiful chocolate standard Boy on 02-15-2018, he was almost 14 yrs old… He took a PIECE of my HEART when he went to heaven!! I miss my Tux so much it kills me…
I LOST MY TOY POODLE 07/05/18…SHE HAD A MURMUR AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES…WE HAD TO PUT HER DOWN…SHE WAS 16…IM STILL NOT OVER IT…I HAD HER 13 YEARS SINCE SHE WAS 3…
I think Chanel is great
Carol Rebhahn says
What do you think of the name Camiere???
We have a male, cream colored standard poodle with light eyes named Lucius. It’s perfect for him and easy to shorten to “Lu” or “Lulu”! I also grew up with a black standard and her name was Zsa Zsa (like Zsa Zsa Gabor) that I haven’t heard anywhere else, but made for a fantastic poodle name!
I named my MultiPoo ZsaZsa (after ZsaZsa Gabor) too!
I just sent my co-worker a picture of my Maltipoo that I’m getting next week and she also suggested Zsa Zsa ?
I had a poodle named Zsa Zsa 30 yrs ago was popular name back then.
I’ve had 3 toy poodles. Darcey was chocolate, Belle was apricot cream, and my baby is Lanie she is a red poodle.
I named my Black French Poodle Bisou, Bisou: a French word for Kiss, Kiss…that is how she won my heart…kissing (licking) me on the face.
Our beautiful phantom toy poodle is named Anastasia. A big name for a little girl! Love her!
What is her nick name?
My French toy poodle, white female is Coco, for Coco Chanel #5, and for Coconuts, my husband and I love her name
Rhonda Herring says
My husband named our apricot puppy Rudy and it has fit him to a “T”
He’s the best dog ever!
Hello! I have a Standard Black Poodle and his name is Diago!!!
We lost our 14 year old standard poodle last year. Our new black, male standard poodle pup is named Beau-Re-Guard.
I think I have decided on Henri
Wow! I decided to call my pup Eroll. So cute and gorgeous. My pup jumps when I call him. Yup he feels fablous and great when we cross another dog,he becomes proud. But I liked this website very much
(and my pup too)!
We Love Dogs says
I have one name for a black poodle: “Onyx”
Pamela Lane says
I was given a 4 month old black mini poodle from one of my Hospice families. I was in a deep depression after being a Hospice nurse and getting far too close to my patients and their families. I changed his name from Danny Boy to Caesar. He was sent straight from heaven. He loved everyone and was a great protector of kittens and baby chicks my parents hatched. The smartest fellow I’ve known, it was a job for us to keep making up games and learning new ones he made up! He had a bad heart, but it never slowed him down. I had to put him down at 17 because he was blind and deaf. His heart was strong as ever! I know he will be there waiting for me when I die.
It’s been nearly 5 years, but i think of him every day and it still breaks my heart that I had to make that decision to have him put down.
I’m hoping at some point to get a couple of standard Poodles. I’m thinking of naming a black male Armani and a white or silver female Chanel.
I LOVE SOME OF THESE NAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SO CUTE AND I THINK THEY COULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.
NONE YO BEEZWAX says
These are really good names. I really like Tilly. It is SO cute especially because the dog I am really interested in is a party poodle. I think it would fit so cute.
I have a 2 year old standard size parti poodle named Josie. She is the worlds Best dog and companion! ❤️ I bring her to work with me; everybody loves her.