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150+ Poodle Names: Cute, Classy & Popular Ideas

Kathryn Copeland

So, you have a brand-new Poodle but are having difficulty coming up with any good Poodle names. There are far too many to choose from, and it can certainly seem overwhelming.

Poodles are intelligent dogs that have always been perceived as classy dogs, so finding just the right name is super important, especially since you need to live with this name for many years to come!

We collected over 150 names that we hope might be a good fit for your new Poodle. There’s everything from male, female, and genderless names to cute and classy names! We hope that you’ll find your dog’s name on our list or that we have at least inspired you to discover the perfect name for your beautiful Poodle.

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How to Name Your Poodle

You can start by using your pup’s color or size as inspiration for a name. You can also consider French names because Poodles hail from France. The French word for your Poodle’s coloring might end up being a great fit!

There are also your favorite musicians and celebrities. Do you have a favorite character from a book, TV show, or movie? If a Poodle has a quirky personality or trait, many dog owners end up using this as inspiration for a name.

We go over these ideas and quite a few other categories. We hope that you’ll find something that will be the perfect name for you and your Poodle.

standard poodle at the beach
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Poodle Colors and Patterns

Before we start going over the names, let’s cover the various colors that Poodles can come in. These colors could help you think up a name as well.

  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Café au Lait
  • Cream
  • Gray
  • Parti (white with another color)
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Silver Beige

If your Poodle is one of these colors, we have a list in this article that has a variety of different Poodle dog names for these colors.

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Female Poodle Names

white poodle sitting on grass
Image Credit: Piqsels

If you have a female poodle and you would love to give her a feminine name, we have a bunch to look through here. These include famous women from our history, so they all make great girl poodle names.

  • Amelia
  • Annie Oakley
  • Bella
  • Blossom
  • Bronte
  • Calamity Jane
  • Catherine the Great
  • Chloe
  • Cleopatra
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Ellie
  • Elvira
  • Gigi
  • Honey
  • Lady
  • Lady Godiva
  • Ladybug
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Maisy
  • Mata Hari
  • Millie
  • Molly
  • Penny
  • Poppy
  • Portia
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Stella
  • Tilly
  • Willow
  • Zelda
  • Zoe

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Male Poodle Names

poodle dog sitting
Image Credit: Piqsels

Perhaps you want boy Poodle names for your male Poodle. We included male names that might suit your Poodle and have also included historical figure names.

  • Alexander the Great
  • Augustus
  • Basil
  • Baxter
  • Beau
  • Ben
  • Bentley
  • Bogart
  • Bowie
  • Clyde
  • Cooper
  • Darwin
  • Dexter
  • Doc Holliday
  • Duke
  • Dylan
  • Edison
  • Elvis
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • George
  • Griffin
  • Henry
  • Houdini
  • Jackson
  • Jax
  • Lennon
  • Louie
  • Major
  • Mars
  • Milo
  • Monty
  • Mozart
  • Murphy
  • Oscar
  • Oliver
  • Ozzy
  • Primo
  • Prince
  • Jupiter
  • Ringo
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Rusty
  • Samson
  • Sully
  • Teddy
  • Tesla
  • Tucker
  • Ulysses
  • Wild Bill
  • Winston
  • Wyatt Earp

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Genderless Poodle Names

white poodle sitting
Image Credit: Piqsels

If your dog’s gender doesn’t matter to you and you prefer a more gender-neutral name, we’ve got great names for you. Some of these are a play on your Poodle’s size. You can have fun with this! If you have a standard Poodle, you can name them Peewee, for example. Here are a few genderless Poodle names to get you started.

  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Atom
  • Bean
  • Berlin
  • Bitty
  • Blizzard
  • Button
  • Charlie
  • Clover
  • Cosmos
  • Cricket
  • Ember
  • Harlow
  • Iggy
  • Karma
  • Lava
  • London
  • Max
  • Memphis
  • Munchkin
  • Nova
  • Pebbles
  • Phoenix
  • Rain
  • Rio
  • Sierra
  • Spark
  • Squirt
  • Stevie
  • Sunny
  • Tsunami
  • Vienna
  • Yukon
  • Ziggy

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Cute Poodle Names

poodle standing on grass
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Poodles are adorable, especially those tiny Toy Poodles, so here are a few names that can be classified as cute names.

  • Alfie
  • Baby
  • Barkley
  • Curly
  • Dixie
  • Ernie
  • Fergus
  • Gidget
  • Gizmo
  • Jojo
  • Morsel
  • Nibbler
  • Nugget
  • Paisley
  • Patches
  • Petunia
  • Rascal
  • Scrappy
  • Snickers
  • Spud
  • Tiny
  • Wishbone

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Classy Poodle Names

poodle puppy standing
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Poodles are cute, but they also always have a classy aura about them. So, we have several elegant names that you can consider.

  • Alcott
  • Alfred
  • Archibald
  • Ashton
  • Augustus
  • Aurora
  • Benedict
  • Bianca
  • Blake
  • Camilla
  • Chanel
  • Chaucer
  • Darling
  • Desmond
  • Darcy
  • Duchess
  • Emerson
  • Evangeline
  • Fairfax
  • Gatsby
  • Harper
  • Hudson
  • Hamilton
  • Juliet
  • Kingston
  • Octavia
  • Princess
  • Victoria

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French Poodle Names

poodle dog standing
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Poodles are French, so why not give them a French name? This is a collection of male and female names, as well as names for items that not only mean something special but also sound classy and well, French!

  • Alphonse
  • Amélie
  • Ami (friend)
  • Andre
  • Anton
  • Babette
  • Beauregard
  • Belle (beautiful)
  • Bijou (jewel)
  • Bonbon (candy)
  • Bordeaux
  • Brie
  • Brigitte
  • Brûlée
  • Cadeau (gift)
  • Celeste
  • Chablis
  • Champagne
  • Chantilly
  • Cherie (dear)
  • Claude
  • Claudette
  • Cosette
  • Étoile (star)
  • Fifi
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Francois
  • Genevieve
  • Jolie (pretty)
  • Lucien
  • Matisse
  • Minuet
  • Monet
  • Monique
  • Papillon (butterfly)
  • Picasso
  • Pierre
  • Pinot
  • Renee
  • Touché
  • Toulouse
  • Voltaire

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Names Based on Food and Drinks

cute poodle sitting
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These names are all based on food and drinks. They can be used just for fun, or you can pick one of these names based on your Poodle’s color or size.

  • Apple
  • Basil
  • Bean
  • Berry
  • Biscuit
  • Bourbon
  • Candy Apple
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Coffee
  • Java
  • Jellybean
  • Kahlua
  • Kit Kat
  • Latte
  • Mango
  • Margarita
  • Merlot
  • Mocha
  • Nutmeg
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Sage
  • Sangria

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Blue Poodle Names

If you have a blue Poodle, the following are all names based on that color. You can use a thesaurus for even more ideas if none of these work for you.

  • Azure
  • Bluebell
  • Blueberry
  • Cobalt
  • Hyacinth
  • Indigo
  • Navy
  • Ocean
  • River
  • Sapphire
  • Sky
  • Smoke
  • Storm
  • Suede
  • Turquoise

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Black Poodle Names

black poodle standing
Image Credit: Pixabay

If you have a black Poodle, you have plenty of options! You can also consider famous characters known for wearing black, which we’ve included here.

  • Bandit
  • Blackberry
  • Caviar
  • Coal
  • Charcoal
  • Cinder
  • Crow
  • Darth
  • Dusk
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Licorice
  • Midnight
  • Mystery
  • Night
  • Nocturne
  • Noir
  • Obsidian
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Sable
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Smudge
  • Snape
  • Vader
  • Voodoo

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White Poodle Names

white poodle lying on couch
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Poodles are probably most famous for being white. Our list wouldn’t be complete without a variety of names based on that color!

  • Angel
  • Arctic
  • Argent (French for silver)
  • Cloud
  • Cotton
  • Dandelion
  • Ghost
  • Opal
  • Jasmine
  • Marshmallow
  • Misty
  • Pearl
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Winter

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Poodle Names Based on Colors

three poodles white black brown
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These names are a variety of different words for colors. Whether or not your dog is actually any of these colors or you think that one of these words can make a great name for your Poodle, we at least hope that they inspire you.

  • Amber
  • Apricot
  • Autumn
  • Caramel
  • Cherry
  • Coco
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Fawn
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Jade
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Olivia
  • Peach or Peaches
  • Pewter
  • Pumpkin
  • Rose or Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Scarlett
  • Silver
  • Tawny
  • Walnut

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Poodle Names Based on Mythology

Poodle_Pixabay
Image Credit: Pixabay

Mythologies are full of great names! You can read through your favorite myth if we don’t have the right name here, and maybe you’ll find an excellent name for your Poodle.

  • Achilles
  • Andromeda
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Delia
  • Freya
  • Hades
  • Hera
  • Horus
  • Inari
  • Isis
  • Loki
  • Neptune
  • Nyx
  • Odin
  • Osiris
  • Poseidon
  • Thor
  • Tyr
  • Venus
  • Zeus

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Poodle Names Based on Fictional Characters

standard poodle in river
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Here are names of fictional characters, of which there are too many to list here. If you don’t want any of these names, look through the names of characters from your favorite TV shows, movies, and books.

  • Aragorn
  • Archer
  • Arwen
  • Diana (a.k.a. Wonder Woman)
  • Falcor
  • Katniss
  • Leeloo
  • Leia
  • Morpheus
  • Morticia
  • Neo
  • Newt
  • Picard
  • Riker
  • Ripley
  • Sansa
  • Spock
  • Thanos
  • Trinity
  • Yoda

Use Your Imagination!

There are no rules when you want to name your dog. However, it’s always a good idea to try the name out loud before you settle on it. Imagine yelling for your Poodle while they’re outside: Is it embarrassing or hard to say?

That said, feel free to give your Poodle a silly name: Winnie the Poodle, Sherlock Bones, Indiana Bones, and even Woofgang Amadeus. If you love it, go for it!

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Conclusion

These names are just a few of the multitudes of names out there. We hope that even if you didn’t find the right name in one of our lists, perhaps we’ve given you a few ideas that will bring you closer to the perfect name. You obviously want a name that is just as unique as your Poodle!

Remember to try out a thesaurus and name list searching. If your favorite color is green, look it up because there are many unique sounding words synonymous with green. Once you find the right name, you’ll know it — and so will your Poodle!


Featured Image Credit: Anna_Bondarenko, Shutterstock

Kathryn Copeland

Kathryn was a librarian in a previous lifetime and is currently a writer about all things pets. When she was a child, she hoped to work in zoos or with wildlife in some way, thanks to her all-consuming love for animals. Unfortunately, she's not strong in the sciences, so she fills her days with researching and writing about all kinds of animals and spends time playing with her adorable but terribly naughty tabby cat, Bella. Kathryn is hoping to add to her family in the near future – maybe another cat and a dog.