Get ready to say bonjour to some of the best French cat names ever!
We’ve got over 300 male & female ideas covering everything from traditional French names to delicious food to famous French kitties!
The only tricky part here is choosing just un nom pour votre chat. In other words, you’ll have a hard time picking just one!
Grab your café au lait, and let’s get started!
Don’t have time to check our full list? Here’s a quick peek at our top favorites!
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198 Traditional French Cat Names
Have you ever been to Paris or merely love the French language and want to name your cat a cute monsieur or madame name?
Before grappling with that, let’s ensure everyone knows what your cat is called in French.
- Le chat – male cat
- La chatte – female cat
Having your cat’s name on a collar is more than a mere accessory, so you want to ensure that your cat’s name is something that you love, as your cat is your Cherie.
Just a little fun fact before we get started with our massive list of French cat names: did you know that the first cat that was launched into space was a French cat named Felicette.
On October 18, 1963, she was launched into space as part of the French Space Program! You’ll find her name down below on our list of famous French cats.
Many love the French culture or are French and want to carry the same over to their cat.
These include French male cat names and French female cat names.
99 French Cat Names For Males
Remy has always been one of my favorite French boy names, although I do have to say I adore Quentin, too! Well, his movies, anyway.
I will admit that Beauty and the Beast kind of ruined Gaston for me, but maybe you can reclaim it!
99 French Cat Names For Females
As a fan of the Harry Potter series, I adore Fleur! Noire is a great black cat name, though, don’t you think?
Oooh, I also love Clementine, mostly because the fruit is so tasty!
Now that we’ve gone over some general cat names, let’s talk famous French cats!
33 Names Inspired by Famous French Cats
17 famous male french cats
- Jaune Tom
- Le Chat
- Puss in Boots
- Tuxedo Stan
Who doesn’t love Puss in Boots, especially in his Shrek incarnation? Those sad kitty eyes that he does get me every time!
16 Famous Female French Cats
- Déjà vu
- Fiona Cat
- La Puce
- Marie Antoinette
- Penelope Pussycat
- Sally Cat
As far as famous female French cats go, you really can’t get any tougher than a cat who went into outer space, so Felicette get my top pick!
78 French Food Cat Names
35 Male French Food Cat Names
Is anyone else hungry? I know I am! I’ll take one Chocolat Croissant, please! Oh, wait, we’re talking about my favorite male French food names for cats. Oops!
Choosing an English name like Travis or Lionel is rarely as cute as Baudouin or Basile. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box.
Okay, fine. I love Ratatouille! So cute, right?
43 Female French Food Cat Names
- Foie Gras
- Petit Four
Once again, I find myself searching for the nearest French restaurant or cafe. I’m majorly craving quiche now! How cute is Souffle for a cat, though?
Or Tarte! Adorable! Now that you have this list, are you wondering how to select one?
Tips to Choose a Pet Name
Pronunciation is imperative when training your cat. If you constantly change your cat’s name in pronunciation, your cat might be confused and not follow instructions.
Ensure that the meaning of the name suits your cat or what you would like your cat to represent.
For example, if your cat eats lots of cabbage and you’d like to call him “little cabbage,” naming him petit chou would be suitable or appropriate.
You won’t want to name your cat something aggressive or angry if you intend for it to be a family pet. See what qualities or traits your cat exudes, and check if you can find a French alternative for it.
If you do choose a lengthy name, you can always find a nickname or shorten it as you go along. For example, if your male cat is named Monsieur Versailles, you could call him Versailles for short.
Nicknames do not circumvent pets. Don’t be afraid to name your minou whatever you like.
Choose something that you love, regardless of how silly or outrageous it might appear to other people, it is your cat, after all, and it’s vital that you love it.
Whether you name your minou after French cities or a fashion brand like Coco Chanel, you have to love it and have it match your cat.
Is it OK if I name my cat a French name even if I am not French?
Yes! If you are a linguist or love Françios culture, it is lovely to name your cat French. Of course, provided that you can pronounce it, of course.
Can I name my cat more than one name?
Of course. You can choose any amount of names for your cat that you would like.
Why should I give my cat a French name?
Not only does it sound exquisite, especially if you have a le chat noir (black cat), it is a fun way to immerse yourself in different language cultures and help others learn more.
The François dictionary is your oyster. Go and name your cat whatever you like and find matches for them.
Choosing a name might be challenging, but I know that this article has helped you.
You’re turn! What are your favorite French cat names from our list? Share below!