Bichon Frise Dog Names

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Introduction

The Bichon Frise is fun-loving and friendly pooch that thrives in a family environment.  They love playing and they also love cuddles and attention.  Their coats are magnificent, although they require regular grooming.  In French, the name Bichon Frise means fluffy white dog.  There are many similarities between the Bichon and Maltese breeds, although the Maltese appears to be more popular choice with celebrities.  The Bichon Frise is ranked as the 45th most popular dog breed in America.  This poochis so cute and cuddly, who could resist such a thing?  Of course, there is the issue of when you choose a Bichon as your pet, what can you possibly name him or her? 

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Bichon Frise Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your adorable four-legged friend is an important process, but sometimes it can be daunting.  You, as the owner have a responsibility, but never fear, there is lots of inspiration out there!  Remember to take your time when choosing a forever name for your pet. Luckily, this guide has done some of the hard work for you, but there are some things you might want to consider when choosing a name.  Remember the Bichon is usually white in color.  The color of a breed can influence your choice of name, and another consideration is the fact that the the Bichon has a uniquely fluffy and curly coat.  You may wish to call your Bichon something like Cloud, Fluffy or Angel to reflect their color and coat.  The Bichon also has a wonderful temperament.  It’s kind, gentle, and really, really, friendly.  You might want to choose a name to reflect this, so something like Sweetie or Cutie might be more appropriate.  The Bichon loves attention and being petted, so even a name like Cuddles or Teddy may suit your lovable companion.  This breed is also said to be very playful and have bursts of energy, which means that a name like Tinker could also be ideal. 

Male Bichon Frise Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
Bailey
Deriving from Bailiff; a person who collects on debts
7
Prince
Because your Bichon deserves a royal title
6
Skittles
For the energetic Bichon who likes games
6
Lucky
Lucky is a popular dog's name
5
Chipper
Bichons are known to have a positive outlook
5
Duke
A royal title for a deserving dog
5
Dulce
A Spanish word meaning sweets or candy
4
Rascal
Meaning your Bichon is a mischievous little tinker
4
Monty
A lovely name for the posh pooch, short for Montrose
4
Peanut
A cute pet name for your toy breed pooch
3
Ringo
The name of Sadie Frost's male Bichon Frise
3
Pipsqueak
Because your Bichon is a tiny toy breed
3
Hiccup
For the Bichon that doesn't let life's hiccups hold him back
3
Gizmo
The good gremlin from the 80's movie Gremlins
2
Toby
From the medieval name Tobias
2
Teddy
If your Bichon is a teddybear who enjoys cuddles
1
Polar
Your Bichon is white like a little Polar bear cub
1
Sam
A super simple dog name for your Bichon
1
Doodle
Meaning a roughly sketched drawing
1
Oscar
Oscar represents the friendly Bichon as it means dear friend
1
Cooper
Listed as AKC's 4th most popular dog names of 2016
1
Alair
A medieval French name
1
Incy
Meaning small like Incy Wincy Spider
0
Titch
Because your Bichon boy is small
0
Peppy
Because the American Kennel Club says the Bichon breed is peppy
0
Zeus
For the Greek God-like Bichon
-1
Nipper
Suitable for the small and quick Bichon
-1
Jack
The AKC lists this in 5th place of their top 10 dog name list of 2016
-1
Dorian
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's Gothic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray
-2
Charlie
From the Germanic name Karl, meaning man

Female Bichon Frise Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Chloe
A popular and cute dog name
9
Hope
Your Bichon is a positive pooch and is hopeful
8
Sweetie
Because your Bichon is simply sweet
8
Zoe
Zoe means life in Greek
7
Rosie
Inspired by Sadie Frost's Bichon Frise
7
Molly
American Kennel Club voted Molly 6th favorite name in 2016
6
Maddy
A shortened version of the name Madison
6
Angel
Because your Bichon is a gift from heaven
5
Tiny
Perfectly cute for your toy-breed Bichon
5
Princess
Because your Bichon is a pampered princess
4
Lucy
Inspired by actress and singer Christina Aguilera
4
Maggie
Number 10 of the top female dog names by AKC in 2016
4
Midge
Midge is a great name for this small breed
3
Gisele
Cute French name deriving from a German word meaning pledge
3
Abby
A cute shortened version of the name Abigail
3
Cutie
A Bichon is a big ball of cuteness
3
Bunny
This tiny toy breed is as cute as a little white bunny
3
Cuddles
Because your Bichon loves lots of cuddles
2
Heidi
Inspired by the Johanna Spyri novel, 'Heidi' (1880)
2
Annie
A cute variation of the name Ann
2
Precious
Precious in Latin means price or worth, your Bichon is precious
1
Lady
Your Bichon is a lady; inspired by Disney's Lady and the Tramp
1
Minnie
Deriving from the name Wilhelmina, the word mini means small
0
Roxy
Deriving from Roxanne,a cute and cool name for your pooch
0
Girly
Your little Bichon girl is a girly girl
0
Daria
Inspired by 3rd century woman Saint Daria
0
Daisy
Because your perfect pooch is a dainty flower
-1
Lily
A flower that is a symbol of purity
-2
Twiggy
Inspired by the English model Lesley Lawson, nicknamed Twiggy
-3
Sammy
Inspired by singer Barbra Striesand's Bichon

Community Dogs with Bichon Frise Names

Munchkin's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Munchkin
Male
Bichon Frise
Waynesboro, PA

He was named foe his size

Truffle's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Truffle
Male
Bichon Frise
Chicago, IL
Personality
Humorous
Persistent
Smart
Sweet
Philospher
Willful

Sweet like a whie Truffle candy. Exotic like a wild mushroom.

Mojo's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Mojo
Male
Bichon Frise
Auburn, MA

my daughter was in hospital and the bichon was a welcome home gift. he has been such an assest to our family. we all love him

Bilinda (i don’t have a dog, but this is what i would name her)'s name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Bilinda (i don’t have a dog, but this is what i would name her)
Female
Bichon Frise
Boston, MA
Personality
Shy
Playful
Happy
fun

Well, since I don’t have a dog yet... Bilinda is an unusual name for dog.

Rufus's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Rufus
Male
Bichon Frise
Ann Arbor, MI
Personality
Crazy

my father told story's of a dog named rufus who went around fighting danger

Ozzo's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Ozzo
Male
Bichon Frise
Nashville, TN
Personality
Spastic, happy, grumpy when wet or tired

We actually didn’t name him a previous owner did but it felt natural because whenever you saw him u just had to say “ozzo Ozzie fuzz ball” cause he was the fluffiest mess you had ever seen but was so incredibly sweet and happy!

Puffy's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Puffy
Female
Bichon Frise
Morristown, TN

Named after a winner in a national dog show named’ Puff n’ Stuff

Tinker belle (we call her belle)'s name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Tinker belle (we call her belle)
Female
Bichon Frise
Littleton, CO

Shelter had her named Tinkerbell. Didn't likker so we call her Belle (like Beauty and the Beast Belle). She's a sweet but tough little and brave dog.

Onyx's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Onyx
Male
Chihuahua
Watkins Glen, NY

He was pure black with a white strip on his chest as a puppy, he reminded me of the black onyx stone.

Pip's name story for Bichon Frise Dog Names
Pip
Female
Bichon Frise
Toronto, OH
Personality
Energetic
Playful
Persistent
Stubborn
Surprisingly fearless
Smart
Kind

Me and my brother had no idea what to call her until we realized that she was the runt, making her look like a pipsqueak. But that was too long and a little hard to say so we shortened it to Pip.