100+ Poodle Names: Ideas for Chic & Curly Dogs

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Eager, athletic, and easy to train, Poodles are famously intelligent dogs. Many people think they are fancy and delicate, but those are generally only the dogs in show. Poodles were originally bred for duck hunting in Germany! Who knew? So when you’re picking out a name for your new puppy, you’ll want to choose wisely. Something that will take away from the stereotype and pay tribute to their incredibly intelligent nature. What are the best names for Poodles?

Keep reading to find out! We’ve gathered over 100 great names for Poodles, covering males, females, Standard Poodles, and Toy Poodles. Your regal pup’s title is just around the corner.

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Female Poodle Dog Names

  • Daisy
  • Bailey
  • Lucy
  • Eliza
  • Rosie
  • Beth
  • Molly
  • Susanne
  • Penny
  • Lily
  • Bella
  • Zoey
  • Maggie
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Charlie
  • Zoe
  • Samantha
  • Chloe
  • Sadie
  • Luna
  • Betty
  • Clara
  • Sophie
Poodle
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Male Poodle Dog Names

  • Thomas
  • Milo
  • Rocky
  • Leo
  • Oliver
  • Tucker
  • Toby
  • James
  • Bentley
  • Pierre
  • Cooper
  • Robert
  • Aaron
  • Patrick
  • Michael
  • Toby
  • Franklin
  • Teddy
  • Beau
Standard Poodle
Standard Poodle | Image credit: Peakpx

Standard Poodle Dog Names

We’ve listed our favorite names for the standard Poodle. There are so many to choose from, so our narrowed list will hopefully keep you from feeling too overwhelmed and get you into the spirit of choosing the perfect name.

  • Marie
  • Sammy
  • Peter
  • Evelyn
  • Madeline
  • Bernard
  • Larry
  • Helen
  • Edward
  • Ollie
  • Jordan
  • Horace
  • Stan
  • Pongo
  • Stuart
Toy Poodle
Toy Poodle | Image credit: FROGGYTUFF, Pixabay

Toy Poodle Dog Names

What’s better than an active and adorable poodle? A mini one! These Poodles may be smaller than their bigger relatives, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as tough! In fact, sometimes the little ones are even tougher. Below are our favorite names for these little pocket rockets. We hope you find one you love.

  • Tiny
  • Slinky
  • Justine
  • Giant
  • Speck
  • Dolly
  • Woody
  • Bear
  • Clementine
  • Killer
  • Yoyo
  • Itsy
Cute Poodle
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Cute Poodle Dog Names

An adorable name for your sweet pup is always a classic and great match. Take a peek at our list of cute names below – you might be surprised by which suits your pup!

  • Linguini
  • Poof
  • Bubba
  • Noodle
  • Squirrel
  • Doodle
  • Buddy
  • Pomelo
  • Elle
  • Tubs
  • Ravioli
  • Magic
  • Spots
  • Tuba
  • Spoon
  • Cookie
  • Pear
  • Macaron
  • Candy
  • Pickle
  • Eclair
  • Bubba
  • Toodle
  • Cupcake
  • Dotty
  • Belle
Black Poodle
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Black Poodle Dog Names

For these dark and curly pets, we thought we would create a list all of their own. Most poodles have a solid coat color, and of these colors, black happens to be the most popular. Looking for a name to complement their shaded and curly tufts, this is the spot for you!

  • Blot
  • Eclipse
  • Octopus
  • Tuxedo
  • Chocolate
  • Domino
  • Splash
  • Cocoa
  • Inky
  • Muddy
  • Oreo

French Poodle Dog Names

As we know, this breed originated in German but a modern breed has emerged from France, giving these pups a french spin on their descent. We thought it might be fun to consider a name that is derived from the French language. For some odd reason, these names just seem to complement a poodle so well!

  • Fantine (Childlike)
  • Odette (Melodic)
  • Marceau (Warlike)
  • Quennel (Oak Tree)
  • Chanceux (Lucky)
  • Frise (Curly)
  • Cherie (Dear Beloved)
  • Noir (Black)
  • Douce (Sweet)
  • Devereaux (Riverbank)
  • Jolie (Pretty)
  • Gentille (Kind)
  • Poilue (Hariy)
  • Bonbon (Candy)
  • Coquette (Flirt)
  • Mignon (Cute)
  • Garcon (Boy)
  • Alair (Cheerful)
  • Parfait (Perfect)
  • Beau (Handsome)
  • Blanche (White)
  • Fleur (Flower)
Miniature Poodle
Miniature Poodle | Image credit: Aschall, Pixabay

Bonus: A Famous Poodle

Q: Whose Poodle was named Rufus Two?

A: Winston Churchill was a huge fan of Poodles. After his first Poodle, Rufus, died in a car accident, the famous UK Prime Minister adopted another. He named it — you guessed it — Rufus Two!

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Finding the Right Name for Your Poodle

We hope this list has helped you find a great name for your Poodle. Male or female, Toy or Standard, we’ve got you covered. And if you prefer a cute name, we’ve got that, too!

Regardless of what you end up deciding on, just know that your Poodle will absolutely love it. They will know you put in the time to come up with the right one for them. Don’t put too much stress on the choice, just trust your instincts.

If you still aren’t sure and things are not quite right, try one of our other lists:


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