Originally hailing from France, Brittanys are among America’s most popular hunting dogs. They also make energetic, fun-loving pets for active families and individuals. If you’ve decided a Brittany is just the dog for you, you’re probably on the hunt for the perfect name for your athletic French pup. Well, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, you’ll find over 130 popular and unique Brittany names. We’ll also give you tips on choosing the best name for your new dog.
How To Name Your Dog
When it comes to picking a name for your new Brittany, there are several directions you could go. Given their heritage, a French-themed name would certainly make sense, and you’ll find most of our list trends in that direction. General dog names are fine, but this article is specifically for Brittanys, a breed with a specific history and purpose.
If your Brittany is going to be a hunter or participate in dog sports, consider a name inspired by hunting or perhaps a famous French athlete. You could also consider your interests, such as books, movies, or food.
Your dog’s personality should inform your name choice. The AKC describes the Brittany as “bright, fun-loving, and upbeat.” Finally, a traditionally male or female name is an option based on your dog’s sex.
Female Brittany Dog Names
These female names are inspired by the French language and culture and the appearance of the Brittany, among other things. While these names are traditionally female, feel free to use them for any dog if it seems to suit them. Your pup won’t know the difference, after all!
Male Brittany Dog Names
Much like our female names, these are drawn primarily from France. Male Brittanys tend to be a bit larger and often more energetic than their female counterparts. Consider your boy Brittany’s look and attitude as you pick his name.
Athletic and Sporty Brittany Dog Names
These names are all about motion, energy, and athleticism. Whether your Brittany is a hunter or competes in agility, chances are they won’t be still very often. Male and female Brittanys can find a name here.
Food and Drink Brittany Dog Names
Few French exports are as famous as the country’s food and wine. French cuisine offers plenty of inspiration for naming your Brittany. Choose your favorite dish or the wine vintage you were drinking when you decided it was time to buy a Brittany!
Cultural Brittany Dog Names
In this category, you’ll find names inspired by French art, literature, and films. Here’s a good spot to let your interests guide your choice of names. Do you have fond memories of French lit class in college? Have you always wanted to see the Mona Lisa? These are the names for you!
Historical Brittany Dog Names
If you’re a history buff or want to name your Brittany after a well-known French person, check out this category. You’ll find traditionally male and female names here, paying homage to some of the most famous and infamous French people throughout the ages.
Choosing a name for your Brittany is important, but there are many other decisions you’ll need to make as a new dog owner. For example, who will your veterinarian be and when should you make an appointment? Most importantly, before you even decide to bring home a Brittany, make certain they’re the right fit for your family. They need plenty of exercise and attention, which can be too much of a commitment for some families.
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