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187 Popular & Unique Papillon Names

Written by: Misty Layne

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Dogster Team

Unique Papillon Names

187 Popular & Unique Papillon Names

Papillons are sweet, adorable pups; if you’ve just gotten one, you’ll need to find a name that truly fits your new pet. Naming your dog can be challenging, though. After all, there’s an endless number of names you can pick from, so it might take some serious consideration to choose the right one.

To get you started on your hunt for the perfect name for your Papillon, we’ve gathered 187 names below. Whether you want to choose a popular name by gender, one that’s Papillon-related, or simply a moniker that’s a bit more unique, we have you covered!


How to Name Your Papillon

Finding a name for your Papillon can seem difficult, but there are so many places you can look to for inspiration!

You might want to pick a name based on the gender of your pet, or you might want to choose one built around your dog’s personality (or a combination of both). Perhaps your female Papillon is feisty and spirited, making something such as “Viva” an excellent name.

You can even look at names based on the color of your pup’s coat. Maybe your Papillon is white and black, making “Oreo” a perfect name. Or maybe your pet has a brown coat, meaning something chocolate-related is a good fit.

For Papillons, in particular, you may opt to go with a butterfly-related name as “papillon” is the French word for butterfly. There are a wealth of these types of names out there, whether it’s a name based on a specific kind of butterfly, a genus, or even just going with the term “butterfly” in another language.

The possibilities are infinite!

Popular Male Papillon Names

Looking to name your new male Papillon with a popular male name? Below are a few of these from which you can choose. Pick a name based on comics or select one that expresses your pet’s personality; it’s up to you!

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  • Acorn
  • Alfie
  • Aloin
  • Andre
  • Angus
  • Archie
  • Aston
  • Aubin
  • Baldoin
  • Barney
  • Beau
  • Ben
  • Boots
  • Brodie
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Buttons
  • Chablis
  • Chipper
  • Dax
  • Delroy
  • Dexter
  • Domino
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Gizmo
  • Gus
  • Harry
  • Hunter
  • Jake
  • Jasper
  • Kona
  • Leo
  • Leon
  • Loki
  • Louis
  • Lowell
  • Marcel
  • Marius
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Monty
  • Murphy
  • Ollie
  • Oscar
  • Pebble
  • Rififi
  • Rufus
  • Shadow
  • Teddy
  • Tucker
  • Vulcan
  • Winston
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy

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If you have a female Papillon and are looking for a great, popular name for her, check out these names! These female names range from elegant to adorable and everything in between.

  • Abby
  • Amber
  • Amie
  • Annie
  • Bailey
  • Belle
  • Bijou
  • Blanche
  • Buttercup
  • Cannelle
  • Casey
  • Coquette
  • Delilah
  • Dixie
  • Elle
  • Ellie
  • Esme
  • Etoile
  • Felicite
  • Fleur
  • Flora
  • Flower
  • Gamine
  • Genevieve
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Lamour
  • Lexi
  • Lilah
  • Lily (and Lilly)
  • Lola
  • Lulu
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • Marigold
  • Millie
  • Nacre
  • Paris
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Pippa
  • Reine
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Sasha
  • Skye
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Tilly
  • Tulip
  • Twinkle
  • Vivien

Butterfly Papillon Names

As stated previously, “papillon” is the word for butterfly in French, so why not choose a butterfly-related name? Whether it’s based on the name of a specific butterfly, a genus, or just the word butterfly in another language, you’ll find plenty to choose from here.

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  • Admiral
  • Adonis
  • Alexandra
  • Argus
  • Blue
  • Camilla
  • Chestnut
  • Copper
  • Cupid
  • Dana
  • Duke
  • Edith
  • Eilir
  • Eryn
  • Heath
  • Iris
  • Julia
  • Liby
  • Melissa
  • Nabi
  • Peacock
  • Pearl
  • Pierre
  • Marshall
  • Meadow
  • Monarch
  • Red
  • Ringlet
  • Rubi
  • Sam/Samuel
  • Selene
  • Silver
  • Skipper
  • Tullia
  • Vanessa

Unique Papillon Names

If you simply want a moniker that’s a bit more unique and a little less common, then you’ll love these names! These take inspiration from popular media, town names, and more.

  • Alfred
  • Aspen
  • Ava
  • Avia
  • Ayden
  • Boomer
  • Cedric
  • Celeste
  • Cheech
  • Curtis
  • Daphne
  • Deena
  • Desmond
  • Egan
  • Farrah
  • Fiona
  • Fletcher
  • Francis
  • Horace
  • Ivan
  • Kaia
  • Kiara
  • Layla
  • Lita
  • Lyra
  • Micah
  • Nala
  • Norman
  • Nyla
  • Percy
  • Reena
  • Ritz
  • Silky
  • Sitka
  • Talia
  • Taz
  • Vivi

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Final Thoughts

Picking just the right name for your Papillon might seem like a challenging endeavor, but by incorporating inspiration from your pet’s personality, looks, and origins, you should find a fabulous moniker in no time. Whether you go with something on the popular side or a name used less often, you’ll hopefully locate a name (or find a jumping-off point) from this list. Happy naming!

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