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Dogue De Bordeaux Names

Updated: October 06, 2023
      With origins in France dating back to the 14th century in the Bordeaux region, the Dogue De Bordeaux, or French Mastiff, is often given a French name. Adele, Quentin, and Adrien are a few popular French names found among the breed. The Dogue De Bordeaux was historically used to help protect castles from invaders. Many original dog names can be taken from the names of various castles throughout the world. Monte (after Castel del Monte in Italy), Ashby (after Ashby Castle in the United Kingdom), Durham (after Durham Castle in England), and Windsor (after Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom) are just a small selection of castle based names. The Dogue De Bordeaux is known for its fawn colored coat ranging in shades from a reddish to a more brownish appearance. When it comes to brown and red color-based dog names, the breed gets the best of both worlds. On the red side of the fence, popular choices include Copper, Russet, and Dahlia. On the brown side, names like Bear, Mocha, and Tanner are favorites.
Name Reason to Choose
Adele It's a French name, fitting for a French breed
Adrien This is a common French name, which aligns with the Dogue De Bordeaux's origin
Amour This French word for love signifies the affectionate nature of the breed
Archie This name is perfect for a Dogue De Bordeaux with a playful and lively nature
Ashby This name is reflective of the breed's dignified and noble nature
Audry This name, with its French roots, is a fitting choice for a Dogue De Bordeaux, which is a French breed
Baguette A playful name inspired by the iconic French bread
Bastille This name conveys a sense of French history and revolution
Baxter This name suits a Dogue De Bordeaux with a friendly and sociable personality
Bear This name reflects the breed's powerful and sturdy build
Beeston This strong, dignified name suits the breed's impressive stature
Belle This name means beautiful in French, perfect for a beautiful dog
Bordeaux The breed's name itself makes for a fitting name
Bowes A dignified name, befitting of the breed's noble demeanor
Brea This is an elegant name, matching the breed's graceful demeanor
Bridgette It's a French name that aligns with the Dogue De Bordeaux’s French heritage
Brie Named after the creamy French cheese, it's adorable for a fluffy Dogue De Bordeaux
Brioche This name, inspired by the French bread, is cute for a fluffy pup
Bruno It's a strong name that resonates with the robust nature of the Dogue De Bordeaux
Brutus The strength of the breed is reflected in this name
Camembert A fun name for a Dogue De Bordeaux, named after a French cheese
Cezanne Another artist name, this time honoring the famous Paul Cézanne
Champagne Named after the iconic French beverage, it's perfect for a bubbly pup
Chardonnay Named after the popular French wine, it's a fitting name for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Charlie A classic dog name that fits a Dogue De Bordeaux's friendly nature
Cherie French for darling, reflecting the breed's lovable nature
Chester This name matches the breed's friendly and affectionate nature
Claude A traditional French name fitting for this breed
Codnor This dignified name is fitting for the breed's noble and majestic demeanor
Cognac A type of French brandy, it's a fun and fitting name for a Dogue De Bordeaux
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Big Dog Names

Dogue De Bordeaux are large, muscular dogs, so names typically associated with big dogs could be a fun choice.
Name Description
Atlas In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan who held up the sky, signifying the strength and size of the breed
Bear This name reflects the breed's large size and imposing appearance
Beast This name is indicative of the Dogue De Bordeaux's robust and muscular build
Boulder Just like a large rock, a Dogue De Bordeaux is solid and imposing
Brutus Just like the prominent figure in Roman history, a Dogue De Bordeaux can be imposing and authoritative
Colossus This name, meaning 'giant', reflects the breed's large size and stature
Goliath Biblical giant's name is a fitting moniker for a large Dogue De Bordeaux
Hercules In reference to the Roman hero known for his strength, it echoes the breed's power
Hulk Drawing inspiration from the comic book character known for his size and strength
Jumbo A playful name that denotes the dog's significant size
Kingston This name can signify the breed's dominance and size
Kong Named after the gigantic ape in popular culture, it signifies the breed's large size
Mammoth In reference to the extinct species of large elephants, this name fits for a big and powerful Dogue De Bordeaux
Maximus Latin for 'greatest', this name reflects the breed's grandeur and size
Moose The name of this large animal is fitting for a big, strong Dogue De Bordeaux
Odin Drawing from Norse mythology, this name is fitting for a large, powerful dog
Rex Latin for 'king', this name is suitable for the breed's size and dominance
Rocky An apt name for a Dogue De Bordeaux due to their muscular build and strength
Samson Named after the biblical character known for his strength, it suits the breed's robust nature
Sumo This word represents the breed's big size and strong physique
Tank A Dogue De Bordeaux's large and robust build is reminiscent of a tank
Thor The name of this Nordic god reflects the breed's strength and power
Titan The reference to a large and powerful figure in mythology reflects the size and strength of the breed
Whopper A humorous name that indicates the breed's large size
Zeus Named after the king of the gods in Greek mythology, it represents the breed's power and stature

Wine-inspired Names

Dogue De Bordeaux is from the Bordeaux region in France, which is famous for its wines, so wine-themed names are a playful nod to the breed's origin.
Name Description
Barolo This wine's richness matches the breed's rich history
Burgundy A wine region in France, reflecting the breed's French origin
Cabernet A robust wine variety reflecting the robust nature of this breed
Chablis A wine region in France, reflecting the breed's French heritage
Champagne An iconic French wine, reflecting the breed's elegance and French heritage
Chardonnay A versatile white wine, reflecting the adaptable nature of the Dogue de Bordeaux
Chenin This wine's freshness parallels the breed's lively spirit
Chianti A wine known for its robust flavor, reflecting the breed's robust nature
Grenache This wine's versatility is akin to the breed's adaptability
Madeira A fortified wine, reflecting the breed's strong and resilient nature
Malbec This wine's richness matches the breed's rich history
Merlot This is a red wine variety that matches the reddish coat of the Dogue de Bordeaux
Moscato This wine's sweetness parallels the breed's sweet nature
Nebbiolo This wine's complexity mirrors the breed's multi-faceted personality
Petit A variety of wine grape, reflecting the breed's French origin
Pinot The wine's smoothness reflects the graceful stride of the Dogue de Bordeaux
Prosecco This bubbly wine reflects the breed's bubbly personality
Riesling This wine is known for its refreshing and subtle nature, much like this breed
Sangiovese This wine's earthy flavor matches the breed's grounded personality
Sauvignon This wine's crispness parallels with the breed's sharp intelligence
Syrah This wine's bold flavor mirrors the breed's bold and protective nature
Tempranillo A dark, full-bodied wine, reflecting the breed's powerful physique
Verdot This wine's deep color matches the breed's reddish coat
Viognier This wine's floral aroma reflects the breed's pleasant disposition
Zinfandel A darker wine, matching the deep red of the Dogue de Bordeaux's coat

Elegant Names

Despite their strength, these dogs also have a certain elegance and grace to them, making elegant names a good fit.
Name Description
Artemis The name of the Greek goddess of the hunt offers a sense of sophistication and elegance
Belvedere This Italian name, meaning 'beautiful view', gives a classy touch
Clementine This sweet, old-fashioned name has a dignified charm to it
Duchess A title of nobility, it suggests refinement and elegance
Evangeline Its Greek roots and literary connections lends it an aura of elegance
Fitzgerald This name, bearing a literary reference, has a noble touch
Gulliver Its association with the classic novel gives it an air of sophistication
Hemingway The famous author's surname suggests a refined, literate dog
Isolde A name from Arthurian legend, it has an elegant, old-world charm
Juliette Its association with the famous Shakespearean play makes it an elegant choice
Kensington This British-influenced name suggests class and sophistication
Lafayette French names like this one tend to sound luxurious and elegant
Montague Another Shakespearean name, it carries a sense of nobility and class
Napoleon The name of the famous French emperor is dignified and imposing
Orion Named after a constellation, it's a sophisticated choice for a dog
Penelope This classic Greek name sounds elegant and refined
Quixote This Spanish literary reference offers a sense of class and sophistication
Raphael Named after the famous Renaissance artist, it suggests an appreciation for art and culture
Seraphina This angelic name has a heavenly, elegant touch
Thurston This old English name has a noble, dignified sound
Ulysses Its connection to Greek myth and literature lends it an air of sophistication
Valentina This romantic-sounding name has a certain elegant charm
Windsor This British royal name suggests elegance and nobility
Xavier Its exotic sound and noble meaning make it a refined choice
Yvette French names like this one often sound elegant and sophisticated
Zephyr Its unusual sound and meaning related to the wind offer a sense of elegance and mystery

Strong Names

This breed is known for its strength and resilience, so strong or powerful names could be fitting.
Name Description
Atlas Named after the Greek Titan who held up the sky, it's perfect for a strong, sturdy dog
Avalanche A name suggesting immense power and force, perfect for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Bane A reminder of the powerful villain from Batman, suitable for a strong and fearless breed
Blaze Evokes a sense of power and intensity, just like the fiery spirit of the Dogue De Bordeaux
Boulder This name suggests a sense of massiveness and strength
Brutus A nod to the historical figure who was known for his strength and courage
Caesar A name associated with power and leadership, fitting for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Dynamo This name signifies energy and power, great for a robust and energetic breed
Goliath Suggests size and strength, fitting for the Dogue De Bordeaux breed
Hercules Named after the Roman hero and god known for his strength
Hulk Inspired by the formidable comic-book character known for his strength
Juggernaut This name evokes a sense of unstoppable power, perfect for a large and robust breed
Maverick This name signifies independence and non-conformity, suitable for a strong-willed dog
Maximus Latin for 'greatest', it's ideal for a strong, commanding Dogue De Bordeaux
Rambo Inspired by the movie character known for his strength and resilience
Rex A classic dog name meaning 'king', great for a commanding Dogue De Bordeaux
Rogue Conveys a strong and independent spirit, perfect for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Samson A biblical name associated with immense strength
Spartan A nod to the ancient warriors renowned for their strength and courage
T-Bone A playful yet strong name, perfect for a large and hearty breed
Tank Associated with strength and resilience, much like the build of a Dogue De Bordeaux
Thor Inspired by the Norse god of strength and thunder
Titan This name conveys power and strength, fitting for a large breed like the Dogue De Bordeaux
Trooper This name implies toughness and determination, perfect for the robust Dogue De Bordeaux
Zeus Named after the Greek king of the gods, it's ideal for a strong and commanding dog

French Names

The Dogue De Bordeaux is a French breed and traditional French names can reflect its origin.
Name Description
Amour A sweet name meaning 'love' in French, making it a great choice for an affectionate Dogue De Bordeaux
Belle This name translates to 'beautiful' in French, a compliment to the Dogue De Bordeaux breed
Bijou This French word meaning 'jewel' is a fitting name for a precious Dogue De Bordeaux
Blanche A French name meaning 'white', suitable for a Dogue De Bordeaux with a light-colored coat
Brioche A playful name derived from a type of French bread, perfect for a fluffy and cute Dogue De Bordeaux
Celine A chic French name that is perfect for a stylish Dogue De Bordeaux
Cherie This French word meaning 'dear' or 'darling' is a nice name for a lovable Dogue De Bordeaux
Coco A nod to the French fashion icon Coco Chanel, perfect for a chic Dogue De Bordeaux
Fleur This name means 'flower' in French, suitable for a delicate and beautiful Dogue De Bordeaux
Gaston A strong and masculine French name, fitting for a powerful Dogue De Bordeaux
Hugo A bold and strong French name that is fitting for a robust Dogue De Bordeaux
Jacques A traditional French name that fits a noble Dogue De Bordeaux
Léon A bold French name that suits a brave Dogue De Bordeaux
Lucien A distinguished French name that matches a dignified Dogue De Bordeaux
Marcel A classic French name that exudes a sense of charm and elegance, ideal for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Monique A chic French name for a stylish and glamorous Dogue De Bordeaux
Noelle A lovely French name that suits a Dogue De Bordeaux born during the Christmas season
Odette A delicate and lovely French name that fits a dainty Dogue De Bordeaux
Olivier A classic French name that brings a sense of sophistication, suitable for a Dogue De Bordeaux
Pascal A distinguished French name that matches a dignified Dogue De Bordeaux
Remy A charming French name that is ideal for a charismatic Dogue De Bordeaux
Roux This French word for 'red' is a fitting name for a Dogue De Bordeaux with a reddish coat
Simone A classic French name that suits an elegant and sophisticated Dogue De Bordeaux
Tristan A strong and masculine French name that suits a robust Dogue De Bordeaux
Yvette A feminine French name that suits a graceful and lovely Dogue De Bordeaux
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Story of a Gaston: Castle Protector

In the 14th century, amidst the lush vineyards and rolling hills of southern France, there stood a majestic castle called Château de Laroche. The castle was home to a noble and powerful family, the Deverauxs, who ruled the surrounding lands with wisdom and grace. Among the many defenders of Château de Laroche, there was one guardian who stood out above the rest: a mighty and fearless Dogue de Bordeaux named Gaston.

Gaston was a truly magnificent specimen, his powerful frame and deep red coat a testament to his strength and courage. He had been trained since he was a young pup to serve and protect the Deveraux family, and he took his duty very seriously.

By day, Gaston would roam the castle grounds, his watchful eyes and keen nose constantly alert for any sign of danger. By night, he would patrol the walls and corridors, his low growl a warning to any who dared approach the castle with ill intent.

One moonlit evening, as Gaston carried out his nightly patrol, he caught a whiff of something unusual on the wind. His ears perked up, and his heart quickened as he realized that the scent was not that of a familiar friend, but of a stranger - an intruder.

Gaston followed the scent with stealth and precision, his every muscle tense with anticipation. As he rounded a corner, he saw them: a group of shadowy figures, clad in dark clothing and carrying weapons, attempting to scale the castle walls.

Without hesitation, Gaston sprang into action. He charged at the intruders, his deep, thunderous bark echoing through the night. The would-be assailants, taken aback by the sudden appearance of the formidable Dogue de Bordeaux, hesitated for a moment, and that was all Gaston needed.

He lunged at the nearest intruder, his powerful jaws closing around the man's arm and sending him tumbling from the wall. The other attackers, realizing that their stealthy approach had been thwarted, hastily retreated into the darkness, leaving their fallen comrade behind.

Gaston stood guard over the captured intruder, his fierce gaze warning the man not to attempt any further mischief. When the castle guards arrived, alerted by Gaston's barking, they found the Dogue de Bordeaux standing proudly over his prize, his loyalty and bravery undeniable.

News of Gaston's heroics spread quickly through Château de Laroche and the surrounding lands, and the people hailed him as a true guardian and protector. The Deveraux family, grateful for his unwavering service, bestowed upon him the title of "Chevalier de Laroche," a rare honor for a canine companion.

For the remainder of his days, Gaston continued to serve and protect the Deveraux family, his heart filled with pride and devotion. His legacy lived on long after he passed, inspiring future generations to value loyalty, courage, and the bond between a noble family and their faithful guardian.

And so, the tale of Gaston, the mighty Dogue de Bordeaux of 14th century France, became a cherished legend, a reminder of the extraordinary bond that can exist between humans and their loyal canine companions, and the power of a steadfast defender in the face of danger.

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