270 French Cat Names (With Meanings): Male and Female

Are you looking for a uniquely French name for a new feline addition? We have collated a list of 270 classic French names, food, places, and notable French people to help you find the perfect name for your cat.




Achille Thin lipped Male
Adele Noble (French form of Adelaide) Female
Adeline Noble (French diminutive of Adele) Female
Aimée Beloved Female
Alizée Trade wind Female
Allura To entice Female
Alouette Lark Female
Alphonse Noble Male
Amélie Work (French form of Amelia) Female
André Strong and manly Male
Angelique French diminutive of Angela Female
Annabelle Loving Female
Annette Grace Female
Anse Cove Male
Antoinette Priceless one Female
Arielle Lion of God Female
Arlette Honour, noble Female
Armand Soldier Male
Aramis French literary name Male
Aubin Blonde Male
Aubrey Elf ruler Female
Avril French variation of April Female
Axelle Father of peace Female
Ballou From Bellou Male
Basile Regal Male
Bastien Person from the ancient city of Sebastien Male
Beau Handsome Male
Beauchamp Beautiful field Female
Beline Goddess Female
Bellamy Fine friend Female
Belle Beautiful (short form of Isabelle) Female
Benilde Good Female
Benoît Blessed Male
Bertille Heroine Female
Bertrand Magnificent crow Male
Bevis Son of Evan Male
Bijou Jewel Female
Blaise To lisp, stammer Male
Blanche White Female
Bleu Blue Unisex
Bonaparte, Napoleon French military leader Male
Bouvier Herdsman Male
Bretton From Brittany Male
Brielle Hunting grounds Female
Brigitte Strength Female
Cadeau Gift Female
Camille Young ceremonial attendant Female
Cantrelle Song Female
Caprice Impulsive change of mind Female
Cecile Feminine form of Cecil Female
Celine Heavenly Female
Cerise Cherry Female
Chandler Candle maker Male
Chanel Dweller near the canal Female
Chaney Oak tee Male
Chantal Boulder Female
Chantilly White Female
Charlot French nickname for Charles Male
Chat Cat Male
Chase To hunt Male
Chatte Cat Female
Cher Beloved Female
Cherie Darling Female
Ciel Sky Female
Cinderella Little ash girl Female
Citron Lemon Female
Claiborne Boundary with clover Male
Claude Lame Male
Claudette Feminine form of Claude Female
Clementine Mild, merciful Female
Coco (Chanel) French fashion designer Female
Colette People of victory, famous French author and cat lover Female
Coralie Coral Female
Corbeau Raven Unisex
Corinne Maiden Female
Cosette Little thing Female
Croix Cross Male
Curtis Polite Female
Cyrille Lordly Male
Damica Open, friendly Female
Darcy Dark one Unisex
Darrell Dear one Male
Dax French place name Male
Delmore Of the sea Male
Delphine Dolphin Female
Delroy Servant of the king Male
Desi Desired Female
Diggory Lost one Male
Dimanche Sunday Male
Doré Gilded Female
Dory Gift of God Female
Drury Dear one Male
Dumas Of the little farm Male
Duval Of the valley Male
Edwige War Female
Elise Pledged to God Female
Elodie Foreign riches Female
Eloise Healthy, wide Female
Emmanuelle God is with us Female
Emmeline Work (French form of Emma and Emily) Female
Eponine French literary name Female
Ermine Weasel French
Esmé Beloved Female
Estelle Star Female
Etienne Garland, crown (French form of Stephen) Male
Étoile Star Female
Eulalie Sweet speaking Female
Fabienne Bean grower Female
Fabron Young blacksmith Male
Faron Handsome servant Male
Fayette Faith Male
Fermin Strong Male
Fifi Diminutive of Josephine Female
Fleur Flower Female
Florin Flower, flourishing Male
Fort Strong Male
François French variation of Francis Male
Frostine Freezing Female
Gable Triangular feature in architecture Male
Gabrielle God is my strength Female
Gage Oath Male
Garnet Pomegranate Female
Garson To protect Male
Gaspard Bringer of treasure Male
Gay Joyful Female
Gaylord Brisk, high spirited Male
Genevieve Tribe woman Female
Geraldine Ruler with a spear Female
Germaine From Germany Male
Gervaise Skilled with a spear Male
Ghislaine Pledge Female
Harriet Estate ruler Female
Héloïse Healthy, wide Female
Henrietta Estate ruler Female
Hervé Battle worthy Male
Isabelle Pledged to God Female
Janvier January Female
Jeune Young Female
Jolie Pretty Female
Josephine Jehovah increases Female
Juliet Youthful, downy haired Female
Julienne Youthful Female
Juliette Little Julia Female
Justine Fair Female
Lafayette Faith Male
Lanier Wool worker Male
Laurent French form of Lawrence Male
Laverne Spring like Female
Lazare God is my helper Male
Leandre Lion-man Male
Lebron Brown haired one Male
Leelee Short form of Liliane Female
Leroy The king Male
Liana To climb a vine Female
Lilou Pet form of Liliane Female
Linnet Flaxen haired Female
Lionel Young lion Female
Lisette Pledged to God Female
Lorraine From the province of Lorraine Female
Lucida Lucid, clear Female
Lucien Light Male
Lucille Light Female
Luis Renowned warrior Male
Lunette Warrior Female
Lyle Someone who lives on an island Male
Madeline French form of Magdalen Female
Maelle, Mael Chief or prince Female
Maison House Male
Mallory Unfortunate Female
Manette Diminutive of Marie Female
Marcel Little warrior Male
Marceline Little warrior Female
Marcellus Young warrior Male
Mardi Tuesday Female
Margaux French spelling variation of Margo Female
Margot French diminutive of Margaret Female
Marguerite French diminutive of Margaret Female
Marian, Marianne Star of the sea, grace Female
Martine Warlike Female
Mauve Mauve coloured Female
Mercer Merchant Female
Merle Blackbird Male
Miette Pearl, little one Female
Mignon Delicate Female
Mimi Diminutive of Mary, Mirium Female
Minette Star of the sea, kitten Female
Minou Kitty Female
Mirabelle Marvellous Female
Mireille To admire Female
Monique Advisor Female
Montague Pointy hill Male
Nadine Hope (French form of Nadia) Female
Neville New town Male
Ninon Grace Female
Noel Christmas Male
Noelle Christmas Female
Noely Variation of Noel Female
Norris Northerner Male
Nouvel New Male
Odette Wealthy Female
Odilia Wealth, fortune Female
Olivier Olive tree Male
Ophélie French variation of Ophelia Female
Oriane Sunrise Female
Orville Gold town Male
Ottilie Prosperous in battle (feminine variation of Otto,
Page Attendant Female
Paladin Of the palace Male
Pascal From the passover Male
Penelope (Pussycat) Name, and character from Loony Tunes cartoons
featuring the French skunk Pepé le pew
Philbert Dear, beloved Male
Pierre French variation of Peter Male
Pierrette Rock Female
Percival One who pierces the valley Male
Percy One who lives in the valley Male
Pomeline Apple Female
Prue Tailor Female
Quane Clever Male
Quay Wharf Male
Ranger Forest guardian Male
Raine Queen Female
Raoul Wolf-counsel Male
Regis Royal Male
Reinette Little queen Female
Remy Oarsman Female
Rene Reborn Male
Robina Feminine variation of Robin Female
Romilly Citizen of Rome Female
Roux Russet Female
Russell Red haired Male
Sabine French form of Sabina Female
Sacha Defending warrior Male
Salomé Peace Female
Sandrine French version of Alexandra Female
Satine Shiny, smooth Female
Seraph The burning one Male
Seraphine Burning ones Female
Severine Stern Female
Sidonie From Sidon Female
Simone To be heard Female
Solange Solemn Female
Soleil Sun Female
Solstice When the sun stands still Female
Sophie French variation of Sophia Female
Sorrel Reddish brown Male
Sylvain Wood, forest Male
Sylvie From the forest Female
Tali Dew Female
Terre Earth Male
Thierry Ruler of the people Male
Thoreau Strength of a bull Male
Toussaint All saints Male
Travis Tollgate keeper Male
Vachel One who raises cows Male
Vardon Green knoll Male
Vermont Green mountain Male
Vianne French blend of Vivian and Ann Female
Vidal Vital, life Male
Vallis From Wales French
Vedette Leading actor Female
Vrai True Male
Yanis Gift of God Male
Yann God is gracious Male
Yves Yew wood Male
Yvette Yew wood Female
Zachalie French variation of Zachary Male
Zélie Noble Female
Zenaida The life of Zeus Female
Zerline Beautiful dawn Female



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