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Dog Names

From Angus to Ziggy, Rover dug into their database to uncover the most popular dog names.


Search through our list of dog names by category to find the perfect name for your puppy. Dog names that are friendly, tough, funny, cute, geeky and more!

Ace
Origin: Latin
Meaning: One; one unit


Adam
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Of the earth
Tip: A great male dog name for your first four-legged best friend.

Ajax
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Of the earth
Trivia: Ajax was a Greek king and hero who features in Homer’s Iliad. Also the name of a popular all purpose cleaner.

Aladdin
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Servant of Allah
Trivia: Character from the book One-Thousand and One Nights.

Alex
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defender of men

Alfie, Alf, Al
Origin: English
Meaning: Diminutive of the name “Alfred” which means counselor

Alistair
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Defender of men



Alpha
Origin: Greek
Meaning: As the fist letter of the Greek alphabet, Alpha is used to refer to “the first” and “the strongest”. In every dog pack, there is an alpha male who is considered to be the leader.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a dog who likes to be in charge.


Amos
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Burdened

Amstel
Origin: Dutch
Trivia: A river that runs through Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the name of a popular brand of beer (named after the river).

Andy
Origin: English
Meaning: Manly

Angus
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: One strength
Tip: This is a great male dog name for a dog that’s big and strong like an Angus bull!

Apollo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Destroyer
Trivia: Apollo was the Greek God of the sun.

Arby
Trivia: Arby’s is a U.S fast food franchise known for its roast beef sandwiches.
Tip: If your dog loves roast beef (and what dog doesn’t) this may be the perfect male dog name for him!

Archer
Origin: English
Meaning: One who uses a bow and arrow

Arrow
Origin: English
Tip: This is a great name for a dog who’s slender and fast…one of our favorite male dog names!

Arthur
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Bear

Arnold
Origin: German
Meaning: Powerful eagle
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who loves to run away, but you know “will be back”.

Ashton
Origin: English
Meaning: Settlement in the ash tree grove

Astor
Trivia: John Jacob Astor, a German-born American, was the wealthiest US capitalist of his time.

Atari
Trivia: A brand of arcade and home video games very popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Tip: Perfect for a dog who likes to play, play, play all day! Another of our favorite male dog names.

Atlas
Origin: Greek
Trivia: In Geek mythology, Atlas was a titan condemned to support the heavens on his shoulders.
Tip: This male dog name is a great choice for a big, strong dog.

Axel
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Father of peace

Axis
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A straight line about which a rotating body (such as the earth) turns.
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who likes to run around in circles, chasing his tail!

Adinga

Adishree

Adissechen

Aditi

Aditya

Adlai

Adler

Adley

Admiral

Adoni

Adonis

Adora

Adora-belle

Adoriee

Adorna

Adrian

Adriel

Adrienne

Aelurus

Aeneas

Aesop

Aethon

aeton

Africa

Agatha

Agnes

Agni

Agrippa

Agrippina

Agro

Ahearn

Ahmed

Aida

Aidan

Aiko

Ailsa

Aimee

Ainsleigh

Airleas

Aishwarya

Aislinn

AJ

Ajax

Ajay

Akbar

Aki

Akira

Akiyama

Akubra

Akuna

Akuti

Al Rakim

Alabama

Aladdin

Alair

Alannah

Alaric

Alaska

Alawn

Alba

Alban

Albert

Albino

Alce

Alcyon

Alden

Alderaan

Aldous

Aldwin

Alec

Aleria

Alesia

Alethea

Alex

Alexander

Alexis

Alfred

Alfresco

Algernon

Algonquin

Ali

Ali Macclaw

Alibi

Alice

Alida

Alidoro

Alina

Alinga

Alistair

Alkira

Allegra

Alley

Allison

Ally

Ally Mcbeagle

Alma

Almo

Almond

Aloha

Aloysia

Aloysius

Alpha

Alpin

Alroy

Alta

Alton

Alva

Alvin

Alvina

Alvis

Am

Amadeus

Amal

Amanda

Amandeep

Amar

Amaretto

Amaroo

Amarus

Amaya

Amazon

Amber

Ambika

Ambrose

Ambrosia

Amelia

Amelinda

Amerigo

Amethyst

Amigo

Amina

Aminta

Amira

Amistad

Amit

Amita

Amity

Amore

Amorette

Amos

Amulya

Amy

An

Anais

Anand

Anastasia

Anchovy

Andre

Andrew

Andy

Anemone

Aneurin

Ang

Angel

Angelica

Angie

Angostura

Angus

Angwyn

Anika

Anita

Anna

Anne

Annie

Annunciate

Anselm

Anta-M-Nekht

Anthea

Anthony

Antoinette

Ants

Anubis

Anuradha

Anusree

Anwar

Anwell

Anya

Anzac

Anzu

Apache

Apanie

Aphrodite

Apolline

Apollo

Apple

Appollinaris

Apricot

April

Arabella

Aragog

Aragorn

Aramis

Archie

Archimedes

Ardath

Ardelle

Arden

Arella

Aretha

Argenta

Argo

Argos

Argyle

Aria

Ariadne

Ariel

Arien

Ariette

Arion

Aristarchus

Aristotle

Arizona

Arlene

Arlo

Armand

Armani

Armed 'n Dangerous

Armina

Arnie

Arnold

Arora

Arramagong

Arrot

Arrow

Arsenio

Artemis

Arthur

Asa

Asahi

Ash

Asha

Ashanti

Asher

Ashish

Ashley

Ashton

Askim

Aslan

Asmita

Aspen

Asta

Asterix

Astin

Astra

Astro

Astrophe

Atalanta

Atara

Athelstan

Athena

Athol

Atlas

Atticus

Audi

Audrey

Augie

Augustus

Aurelia

Aureole

Aurora

Aussie

Austin

Autumn

Ava

Avalanche

Avalon

Avan

Avasa

Averell

Avery

Avice

Aviva

Avril

Axel

Ayesha

Aylward

Ayn

Aytan

Azores

Azreal

Aztec

Azure

 

Bagel
Origin: Yiddish
Meaning: A glazed, ring-shaped roll with a tough, chewy texture.
Tip: Great with cream cheese!

Bailey
Origin: English
Meaning: Bailiff; trusted guardian of other’s property
Tip: An excellent male dog name for guard dog.

Bali
Meaning: An exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean.

Banjo
Origin: African
Meaning: A stringed musical instrument with a round body

Barkley
Tip: A great name for a dog who likes to bark – with dignity. One of our favorite male dog names!
Trivia: The name of the dog-puppet on the children’s television show, Sesame Street.

Barney
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Son of prophecy

Beamer
Trivia: “Beam me up, Scotty!”  – Captain Kirk, Star Trek
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who likes to jump a lot…especially if he can jump really high!

Bear
Meaning: Furry mammal of the Ursidae family.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a big and cuddly dog.

Beau
Origin: French
Meaning: Handsome man, beautiful

Beck
Origin: English
Meaning: A gesture used to summon (at someone’s beck and call); swiftly running stream.

Benjamin, Benji, Ben
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Son of my right hand; beloved youngest son
Movie Trivia: Benji – a small, heroic dog of mixed breed – is the star of several movies

Bentley
Meaning: Farm where the grass bends
Trivia: A luxury car made by Rolls Royce.
Tip: A posh male dog name for a posh pet!

Bingo
Meaning: A game where numbers are drawn and announced by a caller
Trivia: The name in a popular children’s song… B-I-N-G-O.

Biscuit
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A kind of bread in small, soft cakes

Blackjack
Meaning: A card game
Tip: A fun male dog name for a black or black and white dog.

Boone
Origin: French
Meaning: Good; English surname
Trivia: Daniel Boone was an American frontiersman, folk hero and central figure in the settlement of the state of Kentucky.

Bono
Trivia: Activist and lead singer of the band “U2″.

Boris
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: A fighter, warrior; small, short
Trivia: Famous horror actor, Boris Karloff.

Bouncer
Meaning: One who bounces up and down; a person employed to expel disorderly persons from a public place
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who thinks the world is his trampoline!

Brady
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Spirited
Notable: New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady

Brutus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Heavy, hearty and stupid
Trivia: The Roman general who led the plot to murder Julius Caesar
Tip: Perfect for a big, affectionate dog who doesn’t know his own strength.

Buddy
Meaning: Friend
Tip: A great name for a true and faithful companion.  Although this name is widely used, it’s still one of our favorite male dog names.

Bullet
Meaning: A projectile that is fired from a rifle or gun; quick in speed
Tip: Better hold on to the leash, ’cause this dog’s off and running!

Buster
Meaning: Extraordinary one
Trivia: Originally a nickname for a person who broke things!

Butch
Meaning: Masculine in appearance or manner
Trivia: The alias of an infamous outlaw – Butch Cassidy.

Butler
Meaning: The chief male servant of a household
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a pooch who loves to “fetch”!

Buttons
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a small disk, knob, or the like for sewing or otherwise attaching to an article, as of clothing, serving as a fastening when passed through a buttonhole or loop.

Buzz
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: To move quickly; village in the woods
Tip: A male dog name that implies lots of energy.

Byron
Origin: English
Meaning: From the barns
Trivia: Lord Byron was a famous Anglo-Scottish poet also known for his extravagant and wild life.

Caddy
Origin: French
Meaning: An attendant to a golfer; one who does odd jobs
Tip: This is a great male dog name for a dog who belongs to a golf fanatic!

Camper
Origin: English
Meaning: One who camps

Captain
Origin: English
Tip: A good male dog name for a dog with authority.

Casey
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Vigilant in war

Caspian
Origin: English
Meaning: From the Caspian Sea

Champion, Champ
Origin: English
Meaning: Defeater of all opponents

Chance
Origin: English
Meaning: An undetermined outcome; luck; fortune; opportunity

Charlie
Origin: English
Meaning: Free man
Trivia: Charlie Chaplin was one of the most famous performers in early Hollywood cinema.

Chester
Origin: English
Meaning: A fortress, camp
Trivia: Short for Rochester

Chewy
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who loves to chew on shoes and bones.
TV Notable: Chewbacca (or Chewie) is the big, hairy co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars.

Chili
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Hot and spicy

Chops
Origin: English
Meaning: Refers to the jaw or mouth as well as a certain cut of meat.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a dog who has prominent jowls or slobbers a lot.

Cirrus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A cloud formation

Coco
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Spanish word for ‘coconut’

Cody
Origin: English
Meaning: A cushion
Tip: A popular, two-syllable name that’s one of our favorite male dog names.

Comet
Origin: English
Meaning: A celestial body
Trivia: The name of one of Santa’s 12 reindeer.

Conan
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Hound, Wolf
Trivia: Names of funnyman Conan O’Brien and Conan the Barbarian (a fictional character).

Connor
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: High desire

Cooper
Origin: English
Meaning: Barrel maker

Coors
Trivia: A brand of beer named after Adolph Coors, a US immigrant who started a brewery in 1873 in Golden, Colorado.

Cosmo
Meaning: Derived from “cosmos” meaning the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system
Trivia: Also short for “cosmopolitan” as in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Crackers
Origin: English
Meaning: A thin, wafer-like biscuit; firecrackers; someone who has gone crazy.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a nutty dog.

Male dog names beginning with “D”…

Damian
Origin: Greek
Meaning: To tame, subdue

Dandy
Meaning: Something or someone of exceptional quality
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a handsome or very peppy puppy.

Danny
Origin: English
Meaning: God is my judge

Dante
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Everlasting

Dasher, Dash
Origin: English
Meaning: To move around quickly
Trivia: Dasher is one of Santa’s reindeer.

Desmond
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Man from South Munster

Dexter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dexterous (skillful; artful)

Diablo
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Devil
Tip: A male dog name for a devil of a dog!

Digger
Origin: English
Meaning: Someone or something that digs

Dingo
Origin: Dharuk
Meaning: A wild, wolf-like dog of Australia.
Trivia: “Maybe the dingo ate your baby” – Elaine, Seinfeld

Dodger, Dodge
Meaning: One who evades
Trivia: The Artful Dodger is a pickpocket in Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist”.

Dolby
Meaning: Trademark for a system used to reduce background noise

Domino
Meaning: A popular game of matching the dots
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a dog with spots, such as a Dalmatian.

Donut
Origin: English
Meaning: Variant of Doughnut; fried dough in the shape of a ring

Doodle
Meaning: To draw or scribble idly
Trivia: “Yankee Doodle” is a well-known American song and the state anthem of Connecticut.

Drake
Origin: English
Meaning: Snake, Dragon

Dudley
Origin: English
Meaning: Wood; clearing of Dudda

Duffy
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: One with a dark face

Duke
Origin: English
Meaning: The male ruler of a duchy; the sovereign of a small state
Tip: A great male dog name for a pooch of impressive pedigree or stature.

Dusty
Origin: English
Meaning: Covered with dust

Dwight
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From Dionysius, the Greco-Roman god of wine

Dylan
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Great rising tide
Trivia: Bob Dylan is a major American singer-songwriter

Dynamo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Short for “dynamoelectric machine”; someone with great energy and force

Earl
Origin: English
Meaning: Nobleman

Echo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Reverberating sound
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who answers when you call.

Eddie
Origin: English
Meaning: (Edward) Wealthy guardian
TV Notable: Name of the Jack Russell terrier on the TV sitcom Frasier.

Edge
Origin: American
Meaning: Border; edge of a surface

Eiffel
Origin: French
Meaning: The name of a French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)

Einstein
Origin: German
Tip: With Albert Einstein as his namesake, this dog can only be a genius!

Elias, Elliot, Ellis
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is the lord

Elijah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is salvation

Ellington
Trivia: Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader.

Elmer
Origin: Germanic/English
Meaning: Noble and famous
TV Notable: Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny’s nemesis in Looney Toons.

Elmo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Protector
Tip: Good for a friendly guard dog. Kids will love him, and it’s one of our favorite male dog names too!
TV Notable: The adorable, furry, red Muppet on Sesame Street.

Elton
Origin: English
Meaning: The old town; Ella’s town
Trivia: Sir Elton John is a Grammy and Academy award-winning British singer and composer.

Elvis
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: All wise; prince of wisdom
Tip: Use this male dog name for a hound dog who’s just a hunk, a hunk of burning love!

E-Mail
Origin: American
Meaning: A computer term short for ‘electronic mail’
Tip: This male dog name keeps up with technology. (You can add a humorous twist to it by spelling it “E-male”.)

Emerson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Emery; bravery and power

Emmett
Origin: German
Meaning: All containing; entire
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who completes your family.

Enzo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: (Lorenzo) Magnificent

Espresso
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted coffee beans.
Tip: A fun male dog name for a perky pup!

Ethan
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Strong and steadfast

Evan
Origin: Hebrew/Welsh
Meaning: God is good/Young warrior

Fabian
Origin: Italian/Latin
Meaning: Prosperous farmer
Tip: This dog loves to keep his paws dirty, playing in the yard.

Faithful
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Steady in allegiance or affection; loyal

Fandango
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A type of dance

Fang
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A canine tooth
Trivia: White Fang is a famous novel about a wolf-dog, written by Jack London

Fate
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: That which is inevitably predetermined
Tip: A great male dog name for a pup you were destined to love.

Fergus
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Man of strength
Tip: This name is perfect for a big dog with lots of personality. It’s one of our favorite male dog names.

Fido
Meaning: Faithful and Loyal.
Tip: A very popular male dog name, probably because of its meaning.

Fiji
Meaning: A nation composed of several hundred islands
in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
Tip: If you’re looking for a fun and exotic male dog name, this might be it!

Finnegan, Finn
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Fair

Flapjack
Origin: English
Meaning: A pancake

Flash
Origin: American
Meaning: Bright light
Tip: A male dog name that’s perfect for your fast runner.

Flea
Origin: English
Meaning: Tiny bloodsucking insect
Tip: Perfect for a little pup.

Fletcher
Origin: English
Meaning: Arrow maker

Flint
Origin: English
Meaning: A type of rock used for striking fire

Floyd
Origin: Welsh/English
Meaning: Grey

Fluffy
Origin: English
Meaning: Light or airy; covered with fluff.
Tip: Only a furry fellow can carry this name off!

Frank, Frankie, Franklin
Origin: English
Meaning: Free or truthful

Fred, Freddy
Origin: English
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

Friday
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The sixth day of the week
Tip: A great male dog name because don’t we all just love Friday?

Frisky
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: lively, playful

Fudge
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk and chocolate
Tip: A yummy name for a brown dog.

Fuzz
Meaning: A loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter
Slang: The police

Gadget
Meaning: A mechanical device
Tip: A great name for a small dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Garrett
Origin: English
Meaning: Spear; brave

Garth
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Enclosed garden; Keeper of gardens
TV Notable: Wayne’s sidekick from Wayne’s World, played by Dana Carvey.

Gavin
Origin: Welsh/English
Meaning: The white hawk of battle

George, Georgie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The farmer

Geronimo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Holy name (derived from Jerome)
Trivia: Apache Indian leader (1829-1909) given the name by Spanish settlers.

Gilligan, Gil
Origin: Gaelic/Hebrew
Meaning: Lad/Joy
TV Notable: Hapless first mate of the SS Minnow marooned on Gilligan’s Island.
Tip: A great male dog name for a clumsy but loveable pup.

Gizmo
Meaning: A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
Movie Notable: The name of the cute, furry Gremlin.

Goliath
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: uncovered
Trivia: The giant Philistine who was slain by David in the Old Testament.

Gonzo
Meaning: Bizarre, unconventional, oddball
TV Notable: The blue, hook-nosed Muppet in ‘The Muppet Show’.

Goober
Origin: African
Meaning: A type of peanut
Tip: A great male dog name for a nutty dog!

Google
Origin: American
Meaning: A trademark used for an Internet search engine.
Trivia: The word google was used in Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Gopher
Meaning: Ground squirrels of the prairie regions of North America.
Tip: A fun male dog name for a dog that likes to burrow.

Grady
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Of high rank/ A child of nobility

Grant
Origin: Celtic/French
Meaning: Great

Gravy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The juices that drip from cooking meat
Tip: A funny male dog name for a pooch who loves to eat.

Griswold
Origin: Old German
Meaning: From the gray forest

Grizzly
Meaning: A species of North American brown bear.
Tip: Perfect for a big, brown dog.

Grover
Origin: English
Meaning: From the grove
TV notable: Loveable, huggable, blue Muppet from Sesame Street.

Gulliver
Origin: French
Meaning: Glutton

Gung-ho
Origin: Chinese/American
Meaning: Work together/Enthusiastic and loyal

Gunner
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Battle warrior
Tip: A great name for a hunting dog or a dog who’s really fast…another of our favorite male dog names.

Gustav, Gus
Origin: German
Meaning: Stave of the Goths
Tip: Gus is a great short and simple male dog name.

Guy
Origin: German
Meaning: Woods/A male given name
Tip: For the manly canine

Handsome
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Pleasing and dignified in form or appearance

Handy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Useful
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a dog who likes to help out.

Hank
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Harry
Origin: Old English
Meaning: (Harold) Leader of an army

Harvard
Origin: Name
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts

Hash
Origin: French
Meaning: A jumble; a hodgepodge

Havoc
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Confusion or disorder
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who creates chaos!

Hector
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast
Trivia: The greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.

Henderson
Origin: Surname; name

Hendrix
Trivia: Jimi Hendrix is an American musician, considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Rock.
Tip: A very cool male dog name for a canine belonging to a musician!

Hero
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities
Tip: A perfect name for a dog who’ll save the day…one of our favorite male dog names.

Hinkley
Origin: Name
Trivia: A town in California

Homer
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pledge or hostage
Trivia: Homer was an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey.
TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Honcho
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Leader
Trivia: “Head honcho” is a phrase used to refer to a person (or in this case, dog) in charge.

Hooch
Origin: Native Alaskan
Meaning: (Hootchino) A type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians
Movie Notable: Name of the French Mastiff in 1989’s Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks.

Hoosier
Origin: American
Meaning: A nickname for a native or inhabitant of Indiana
Trivia: Team name of Indiana University.
Movie Notable: 1986 film about a small-town high school basketball team starring Gene Hackman.

Hopper
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing that hops
Tip: This male dog name is well suited to a jumpy dog.

Horace
Origin: Greek/Latin
Meaning: Guardian; timekeeper
Trivia: One of the great Roman poets and satirists (65-8 BC).

Houdini
Origin: Name
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes
Tip: A great male dog name for a cunning canine!

Howler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An animal that howls

Huggy Bear
Origin: Nickname
TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Trivia: In the 2004 movie version, Huggy Bear was played by Snoop Dogg.

Hugo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intelligent

Hunter
Origin: English
Meaning: One who hunts or searches
Tip: Perfect for a dog who likes to seek things out…another of our favorite male dog names.

Hyde
Origin: English
Meaning: Exquisite
Trivia: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886.

Icarus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Follower
Trivia: From the Greek myth of the boy who flew too close to the sun.
Tip: An unusual and meaningful male dog name for your devoted companion.

Ice
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Frozen water

Icon
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A picture, image, or other representation.

Iggy
Origin: English
Meaning: Fiery one
Trivia: Singer and songwriter Iggy Pop was considered the Godfather of Punk.

Igloo
Meaning: A dome-shaped Eskimo house, usually built from blocks of hard snow.
Tip: A fun, quirky male dog name, perfect for a dog with snow-white fur or one that loves to play in the snow.

Igor
Origin: Norse/Russian
Meaning: Yew; bow and army

Ike
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will laugh
Trivia: 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s nickname was Ike. His campaign slogan was “I like Ike”.

Illusion
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The act of deception

Imus
Origin: Name
Trivia: Last name of the shock jock Don Imus, known for his morning radio show.

Inca
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: (Quencha) Ruler of royal lineage; an established empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest

Indiana, Indy
Origin: American
Meaning: The land of Indians
Trivia: The hero of 1981’s Oscar winning Raiders of the Lost Ark was named Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford.
Tip: This name is a great choice for movie and car racing fans (and it happens to be one of our favorite male dog names)!

Indigo
Origin: Spanish/Portuguese
Meaning: Blue or purple in color

Inky
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Black as ink
Tip: This name works well for a black dog or one with big blotches of color.

Ion
Origin: Greek
Meaning: An electrically charged atom
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a small and energetic dog!

Iowa
Origin: American
Meaning: A Native American tribe formerly inhabiting areas of the central US

Irie
Origin: Rastafarian/Jamaican
Meaning: positive emotions and peaceful vibrations

Irwin
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: (Erwin) Wild Boar
Trivia: Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert and TV personality nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”.

Isaac
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will laugh

Ishmael, Ish
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God will listen

Itchy
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Restless or nervous
Trivia: Itchy is the blue mouse in The Simpson’s “Itchy & Scratchy Show”, a show-within-a-show.

Ivan
Origin: Russian
Meaning: (John) God is gracious

Izzy
Origin: Nickname
Meaning: A gift

Jack, Jackson
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God’s gift

Jacob, Jake
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: To fill the place of another

Jag
Origin: Sanskrit (India)
Meaning: The Universe
Trivia: Military acronym for “Judge Advocate General”

Jasper
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Spotted stone

Java
Origin: American
Meaning: Brewed coffee; computer language
Tip: A great name for a brown or very perky dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Jax
Origin: American
Meaning: Son of Jack

Jazz
Origin: American
Meaning: Style of music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century

Jedi
Origin: George Lucas (Star Wars)
Meaning: Member of the knightly order in Star Wars, trained to defend justice and peace in the universe

Jedo
Origin: Nickname

Jeeves
Origin: English
Trivia: The fictional valet in P.G. Wodehouse’s novels and short stories about the English upper class.

Jelly
Origin: English
Meaning: A sweet spread made with pectin or gelatin, used on bread and toast or as a filling for cakes, doughnuts, etc.
Tip: Great with peanut butter!

Jesse
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: A gift; wealthy

Jester
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A jokester or a clown
Tip: A great male dog name if your canine is a clown!

Jethro
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Wealth or abundance
Trivia: Jethro Tull is a Grammy award-winning English rock band.

Jett
Origin: English
Meaning: Black in color
Tip: A cool name for a black dog – another of our favorite male dog names.

Jock
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: (John) To fill the place of another
Trivia: Name of the Scottish Terrier in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp
Tip: A good male dog name for a macho or athletic dog.

Joe, Joey
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: (Joseph) To become great
TV Notable: Character in NBC sitcom, Friends, played by Matt LeBlanc.

Jojo
Origin: African
Meaning: Monday born

Joker
Origin: Latin
Meaning: One who tells or plays jokes; a playing card, usually printed with a picture of a jester
Trivia: One of the main villains in the Batman comic series.

Jolly
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Joyous; happy

Jonah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Dove
Trivia: The name of the prophet swallowed by a whale, as told in the Old Testament.

Jones
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Child of John

Josh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is salvation

Judo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A method of fighting without the use of weapons

Julian
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Youthful one
Trivia: Singer Julian Lennon is the son of the late John Lennon from The Beatles.

Jumper
Meaning: A person or animal that jumps up and down

Jupiter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Roman god of the heavens and weather; the fifth planet from the sun

Justice
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The quality of being fair and lawful

Kabob
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: A skewer of meat or seafood and vegetables, roasted or grilled
Tip: A funny name for a long-bodied dog or one who loves to eat meat.

Kahuna
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Native medicine man or priest
Trivia: The term ‘big Kahuna’ was used in 60’s beach party films to refer to the best surfer on the beach.

Kaiser
Origin: German
Meaning: Leader or king
Trivia: The German form of Caesar (Roman)
Tip: A great name for a big, strong dog – one of our favorite male dog names.

Karma
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: The good or bad results of one’s actions; fate; destiny
Tip: One of our favorite male dog names, but only for an obedient dog…you don’t want ‘bad Karma’ around you!

Kato
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Good judgment
Trivia: A fictional character from “The Green Hornet” radio program.

Keenan
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Little ancient one

Kelsey
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Island of the ships
TV Notable: Actor Kelsey Grammar played Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and Frasier.

Kelvin
Origin: English
Meaning: From the River Clyde

Kennedy
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Helmet head
Trivia: John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States.

Kensington
Origin: English
Meaning: A suburb of London, England

Kentucky
Origin: Native American (Iroquois)
Meaning: Land of tomorrow; U.S. state

Kenyon
Origin: English
Meaning: From the mound of Einion

Kenya
Origin: African
Meaning: A republic in eastern Africa
Trivia: Kenya is the site of some major archaeological discoveries, including remains of the earliest known humans.

Kermit
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Free man
TV notable: Jim Henson’s most famous and beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog.

Kibbles
Origin: German
Meaning: To Grind; an iron bucket
Trivia: Name of a dog food – Kibbles n’ Bits, and a great choice for a small male dog.

Killian
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Strife, conflict; church
Trivia: Killian’s Irish Red beer is brewed by the Coors brewing company
Tip: A great name for a red-haired dog

Kingston, King
Origin: English
Meaning: From the king’s town; a male sovereign/ruler

Kipper
Origin: English
Meaning: Pointed hill

Kirby
Origin: English
Meaning: From the village with the church
Sports Notable: Baseball star Kirby Puckett from the Minnesota Twins. This is another of our favorite male dog names.

Kit
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bearer of Christ
TV notable: Kit was the name of the car (Trans Am) in the 80’s TV show Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.

Kiwi
Origin: Maori
Meaning: New Zealand bird; type of fruit

Klondike
Origin:
Meaning: A region of the Yukon territory in Canada, also the name of a river in this region
Trivia: Klondike is a brand of ice-cream with the slogan “what would you do for a Klondike bar?”

K-nine
Origin: Nickname
Meaning: Play on the word “canine”, meaning of or like a dog

Knox
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the hills

Kobe
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A city in Japan
Trivia: Kobe Bean Bryant plays basketball for the LA Lakers and was awarded the MVP award for the 2007-2008 NBA season.

Kodak
Origin: American
Meaning: Brand of camera by U.S. inventor George Eastman
Tip: A fun male dog name for your photogenic dog.

Kojak
Origin: Name
TV Notable: Police drama series starring Telly Savalas as a lollipop-sucking lieutenant.

Koko
Origin: Name
Trivia: Female gorilla, born in 1971 trained to communicate with humans by means of sign language.

Kosmo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Order, decency

Kramer
Origin: German
Meaning: Shopkeeper
Tip: If your dog’s a little bit eccentric and you’re a huge fan of the TV series Seinfeld, this may be the perfect male dog name for him!

Kudos, Kudo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honor; glory; acclaim

Lager
Origin: German
Meaning: Aged beer
Tip: A masculine male dog name for a puppy that ‘hops’.

Lancelot, Lancer, Lance
Origin: French
Meaning: Land
Trivia: The greatest knight from the legend of King Arthur.

Laptop
Origin: American
Meaning: a portable computer small enough to rest on one’s lap
Tip: This is a really cute name for a lap dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Larry
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Crowned with laurel
TV Notable: Larry King – Television show host
Sports Notable: NBA Boston Celtic Hall of Famer ‘Larry Bird’

Laser
Meaning: A device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog that’s super fast and/or super coordinated.

Legend
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A story handed down by tradition from earlier times

Lennox
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: A large collection of elm trees

Leo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Lion

Leopold
Origin: German
Meaning: Bold people

Levi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: United
Trivia: The first blue-jeans were created by Levi Strauss in 1853.

Liam
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Determined protector
Trivia: Liam Neeson was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler in the 1993 film, Schindler’s List.

Licorice
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant from the legume family whose dried root is used for flavoring and medicinal purposes
Tip: Licorice (in candy form) is usually black, making this playful male dog name perfect for a black canine.

Lightning
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A brilliant electric spark discharged in the atmosphere, occurring between clouds
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a lightning-fast dog!

Limbo
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A place or state of oblivion
Trivia: A dance from the West Indies and also one of our favorite male dog names.

Linus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: One with flax colored hair
Trivia: Linus is a character in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts.

Livingston
Origin: English
Meaning: Levin stone
Trivia: David Livingston was a Scottish missionary and explorer famous for his discovery of Victoria Falls in Southern Africa.

Lloyd
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Grey
Trivia: The name of Jim Carrey’s character in the 1994 movie, Dumb & Dumber.

Loco
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Crazy

Logan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: From the hollow

Loki
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: The god of mischief
Tip: A great male dog name for a naughty puppy who chews all your shoes!

Lorenzo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Magnificent
Trivia: Lorenzo Medici, a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance, employed da Vinci, Michelangelo and other famous artists.

Lucifer
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bearer of light
Trivia: The archangel cast from heaven for leading a revolt (a.k.a. Satan).

Lucky
Origin: American
Meaning: Fortunate
Tip: A popular male dog name, perfect for a dog who has defied the odds.

Lug-nut
Origin: American
Meaning: A large nut fitting on a heavy bolt

Luigi
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Famous warrior
Trivia: Luigi is the younger brother of Nintendo’s official mascot, Mario.

Luke
Origin: English
Meaning: Man from Luciana
Trivia: Cowboy ‘Lucky Luke’ is a Franco-Belgian comic book character known to “shoot faster than his shadow”.

Luther
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: People Army
Trivia: American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1963.

Mackenzie, Mack
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Son of Kenneth

Magee
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Son Of Aodh

Magnet
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A thing or person that attracts
Tip: This name is perfect for a dog who never leaves your side…it’s also one of our favorite male dog names.

Magnum
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Great; big
Tip: Only a big dog can carry this name!

Marco
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Warlike
Trivia: Marco Polo was a Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century.

Marley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Pleasant wood
Music Notable: Bob Marley, reggae legend.
Trivia: The name of the dog in the best-selling book, Marley & Me…also one of our favorite male dog names.

Marshall
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Horse keeper

Maui
Meaning: The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Tip: A great male dog name for a laid-back beach dog.

Max
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The greatest
Trivia: This name is #1 on most top male dog names lists.

Meatball, Meatloaf
Origin: English
Meaning: Food made of ground meat and shaped in balls or loaves, respectively
Tip: Two great male dog names, perfect for the carnivorous canine who lives to eat!

Memo
Origin: English
Meaning: A written proposal or reminder

Merlin
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Sea fortress
Trivia: Merlin was a wizard, sorcerer and counselor for the legendary King Arthur.

Midas
Origin: Greek
Trivia: Mythological king who was given the power of turn everything he touched into gold.

Miles
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Peaceful

Milo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Peaceful; calm
Movie Notable: The name of the cute Jack Russell Terrier in The Mask.

Mischief
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance

Moby
Trivia: The name of the great white whale in Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.

Mocha
Meaning: A mixture of coffee and chocolate
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for a dog with brown fur.

Moe
Origin: English
Meaning: Dark skinned
TV notable: Moe is the surly bartender in The Simpsons.

Mojo
Origin: African/African-American
Meaning: A type of magic; magnetism; charm

Monty
Origin: French
Meaning: The power of man

Moose
Meaning: Largest member of the deer family
Tip: A funny male dog name for a large dog.

Morris
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dark complexion

Motor
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A small and powerful engine
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who just keeps on running.

Muggs, Mugsy
TV notable: The big, goofy gangster sidekick in Looney Tunes.
Tip: Great names for a Bulldogs, Boxers and Pugs.

Murphy
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Sea Warrior

Murray
Origin: English
Meaning: Man of the sea

Mustafa
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Chosen
Trivia: In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Will Ferrell plays Mustafa, one of Dr. Evil’s henchmen.

Nacho
Origin: Mexican
Meaning: A small, often triangular piece of tortilla topped with cheese or chili pepper sauce
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a Chihuahua or any other small dog.

Napa
Origin: Probably Native American
Meaning: A city and county in western California
Trivia: Napa Valley is famous for its wine production.

Napoleon
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Sons of the mist; a race of dwarfs
Trivia: The name of the famous French general and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Tip: Another great male dog name for a small (but commanding) dog.

Nashville, Nash
Origin: English
Meaning: At the ash tree; the capital of Tennessee

Nathan
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He has given

Nelson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Neil or Nell
Trivia: Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist who became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Nemo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Nobody
Trivia: Captain of the Nautilus in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Movie Notable: Name of the clownfish in Disney’s animated feature, Finding Nemo.

Neon
Meaning: A gaseous element that gives a red glow in a vacuum tube

Neptune
Origin: Latin
Meaning: God of the sea

Nerf
Trivia: Nerf is a trademark for toys made for safe, indoor play.

Nestle
Trivia: A Swiss food company, famous for its chocolate products
Tip: An excellent choice for a chocolate Labrador or any other brown dog

Abigail, Abby
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father’s Joy

Addison
Origin: English
Meaning: Child of Adam

Alabama
Meaning: A state in the southeast United States

Alanis
Origin: French
Meaning: Shining star

Alexis, Alex
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Helpful; pretty

Ally
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure heart

Aloha
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Love

Alpha
Origin: Greek
Meaning: As the fist letter of the Greek alphabet, Alpha is used to refer to “the first” and “the strongest”
Tip: A great female dog name for your first dog or a dog with a dominant personality.

Amber
Origin: French
Meaning: Gorgeous and golden
Tip: This is one of our favorite female dog names – perfect for a dog with a golden coat.

Angel
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Sweet; angelic

Anna, Annie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gracious
Tip: A sweet and simple name, easy to call out and easy for your dog to understand.

Annabelle
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace; favor

Apple
Origin: English
Meaning: A round, green, red or yellow edible fruit
Trivia: The name of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter.

April
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fourth month in the calendar year

Aqua
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Water
Tip: Many dogs love water…this may be the perfect name if your dog does too!

Ariel
Origin: French
Meaning: Heavenly singer
Movie Notable: The title character of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Arizona
Meaning: A state in the southwest United States, bordering Mexico

Arrow
Origin: English
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog that’s slender and fast!

Ashley
Origin: English
Meaning: Woodland sprite

Asia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Reborn

Aspen
Meaning: A type of tree; a town in central Colorado, famous for its ski resorts
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a dog who loves to play in the snow or who has a white coat.

 

Astra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Star

Bagel
Origin: Yiddish
Meaning: A glazed, ring-shaped roll made of dough
Tip: This playful female dog name is perfect for a puppy who’s a little rotund!

Bahama
Meaning: Derived from “Bahamas”, a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean

Bali
Meaning: An exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean

Baylor
Origin: French
Meaning: Of the bay; water loving

Bella
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Beautiful
Tip: This two-syllable name is feminine and easy to call out, making it one of our favorite female dog names

Bess
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Form of Elizabeth

Bianca
Origin: Italian
Meaning: White

Bindi
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Beautiful serpent
Trivia: The name of Steve Irwin’s (The Crocodile Hunter) adorable daughter. Also one of our favorite female dog names.

Bingo
Origin: A game where numbers are drawn and announced by a caller
Trivia: A word in a popular children’s song… B-I-N-G-O.

Birdie
Origin: English
Meaning: Bird
Tip: A cute female dog name, perfect for a golf fanatic’s dog.


Biscuit
Origin: French
Meaning: A cookie or cracker

Blaze
Origin: English
Meaning: A bright flame or fire
Tip: Does your dog have so much energy she’s practically on fire? If so, this may be the perfect name for her!

Bonita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pretty



Boots
Origin: English
Meaning: Footwear covering part or all of the leg
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog whose legs aren’t the same color as her body.

Brandy
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: After dinner drink; fun-loving
Tip: Like Amber, this female dog name is perfect for a dog with a golden coat.

Bree
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Upbeat

Brenna
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Hill

Brinlee
Origin: American
Meaning: Sweetheart

Britney
Origin: English
Meaning: Form of “Brittany”
Trivia: Pop sensation Britney Spears started her career on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club

Brody
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Girl from the canal

Brooklyn
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: Uncertain, possibly “broken land”

Bubbles
Origin: English
Meaning: Spheres of liquid filled with air or gas
Tip: If you’re looking for a fun, whimsical female dog name, this might be it!

Buffy
Origin: American
Meaning: Plains-dweller
TV Notable: The name of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character, star of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Bunny
Origin: English
Meaning: Little rabbit; bouncy

Buttercup
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant with glossy yellow flowers
Movie Notable: The name of the princess in The Princess Bride.

Caddie
Origin: French
Meaning: Person hired to carry a golfer’s clubs
Tip: Another female dog name that’s perfect for a golf fanatic’s dog.

Cairo
Meaning: Capital of Egypt

Caitlin
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Virginal

Calypso
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sea nymph who held Odysseus captive
Tip: Love the Caribbean? This female dog name will remind you of the islands every time you call your dog.

Cameo
Origin: French
Meaning: Carved piece of jewelry

Camille, Cami
Origin: French
Meaning: Swift runner; great innocence

Candace
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Pure

Candy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Form of Candace
Tip: Female dog names don’t get any sweeter than this!

Capri
Meaning: Island off the coast of Italy

Carla, Carlee
Origin: German
Meaning: Man

Cassidy
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Clever Girl

Chai
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life-giving

Chanel
Origin: French
Meaning: Name of a French fashion house, named after Coco Chanel
Tip: A great female dog name for the fashion-conscious dog owner.

Charlotte
Origin: Germanic/ French
Meaning: Free man

Cherry
Origin: English
Meaning: Small, red fruit from a tree

Chili
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Hot and spicy


China
Meaning: A country in East Asia; translucent ceramic material used to make plates, cups etc.

Chloe
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Flowering

Cindy
Origin: Greek; Latin
Meaning: Moon goddess
Trivia: Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel, famous for her trademark mole.

Cleo
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From “Cleopatra” meaning “glory” and “father”
Tip: A female dog name fit for a queen!

Clover
Meaning: A distinct-smelling spice

Coco
Origin: French
Trivia: The nickname of a famous fashion designer, Coco Chanel, and the name of Courtney Cox’s daughter.

Connie
Origin: Latin; English
Meaning: Short for Constance

Cookie
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: A small, flat crisp cake made of sweetened dough

Corona
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Crown; curved object
Trivia: A brand of top-selling beer, brewed in Mexico.

Cupcake
Meaning: a small cake baked in a cup-shaped mold
Trivia: This must be one ofStrawberry Shortcake’s favorite female dog names – it’s the name of her dog.

Daffodil
Meaning: A yellow and/or white spring flower.

Daisy
Origin: English
Meaning: The day’s eye
Tip: Fresh, feminine…one of our favorite female dog names.

Dakota
Origin: Native American tribal name
Trivia: Dakota Fanning is the star of many great kid’s movies including Charlotte’s Web and Dreamer.

Dale
Origin: English
Meaning: Valley life

Dallas
Trivia: A city in North East Texas and the name of a hugely popular television series.
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog that’s as large as life!

Dana
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright gift of God

Danica, Dani
Origin: Latin; Polish
Meaning: Star of the morning
Trivia: Danica Patrick is an American racecar driver competing in the IndyCar series.

Darby
Origin: Irish
Meaning: A free woman

Darci, Darcy
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Dark

Dart
Origin: English
Meaning: To move swiftly from one place to another
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog who’s quick on her feet.

Dash
Origin: English
Meaning: Fast-moving

Della
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Kind

Delta
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Door; letter in the Greek alphabet

Destiny
Origin: French
Meaning: Fated
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog that you never sought out but found anyway.

Dior
Origin:
French
Meaning: French fashion house named after Christian Dior

Dixie
Origin: English, American
Meaning: Southern girl
Trivia: The ‘Dixie Chicks’ are a popular country/rock music trio.

Dodie
Origin: Greek; Hebrew
Meaning: Short for ‘Dorothy’; beloved woman

Dolly
Meaning: A form of the word “doll”
Trivia: The name of Jennifer Aniston’s dog; also the name of county music singer and actress, Dolly Parton.

Dora
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift from God
Trivia: A hugely popular name with kids, thanks to Dora the Explorer.

Dory
Origin: English
Movie Notable: Dory is the endearing fish with “short-term memory loss” in Disney’s Finding Nemo.

Dot, Dotty
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Short for “Dorothy”

Ebony
Origin: English
Meaning: Ebony wood
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a dog with a glossy, black coat.

Echo
Origin: English
Meaning: A repetition of sound caused by the reflection of sound waves

Eden
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Paradise of delights

Edie
Origin: English
Meaning: Prosperous in war

Ella
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Beautiful and fanciful

Elle
Origin: French
Meaning: She

Ellen
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Torch; bright light


Elsa
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is a vow; joyful
Trivia: The name of the lion in Joy Adamson’s 1960s memoir, Born Free. Pass the tissues please!

Ember
Origin: English
Meaning: A small piece of coal or wood in a dying fire

Emmy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rival
Trivia: Prestigious awards hosted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Enya
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Fiery
Music Notable: Enya is Ireland’s best-selling solo music artist.

Erica
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Eternal ruler

Erin
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: From Ireland

Eva
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life

Eve
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Life
Trivia: The name of the first woman, according to the Bible.

Faith
Origin: English
Meaning: Faith; belief
Trivia: One of the three virtues: faith, hope and love.

Fancy
Origin: English
Meaning: Elaborate

Farrah
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Beautiful
TV Notable: Farrah Fawcett was one of the original ‘angels’ in the 1970s TV series, Charlie’s Angels.

Fate
Origin: English
Meaning: Destined to be

Felicity
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Happy girl

Fifi
Origin: French
Meaning: Jazzy
Tip: When it comes to female dog names, this one is popular for poodles.

Fiji
Meaning: A nation of several hundred islands, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean

Fiona
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Fair, beautiful
Movie Notable: Name of the ogre princess starring in the Shrek movies.

Fleur
Origin: French
Meaning: Flower

Flora
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Flowering

Flossie
Origin: English
Meaning: Grows beautifully

Fluffy, Fluffles
Meaning: Covered with fluff; light and airy
Tip: A cute female dog name for a dog with lots of fur.

Friday
Origin: English
Meaning: Sixth day of the week – the start of the weekend
Tip: Every one loves Friday!

Frisky
Meaning: Lively, playful
Tip: The perfect female dog name for a happy, energetic dog.

Fuzzy
Meaning: Covered with fuzz; indistinct, blurred

Gabby
Origin: French
Meaning: From ‘Gabrielle’; devoted

Genie
Meaning: A magical, fiery spirit
Trivia: Aladdin found one of the most famous genies in the oil lamp.

Gina
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Short form of ‘Regina’, meaning ‘Queen’



Ginger
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, aromatic plant used to flavor food and beverages
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a dog with a blond or auburn coat.

Ginny
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Maiden

Gita
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Song

Goldie
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright and golden girl
Tip: Does your dog have golden fur? If so, this may be the perfect name for her.

Grace, Gracie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Graceful

Gypsy
Origin: English
Meaning: Adventurer

Hailey
Origin: English
Meaning: Natural; hay meadow

Halle
Origin: German
Meaning: Home ruler

Hannah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Merciful; God-blessed

Happy
Origin: English
Meaning: Joyful
Trivia: Happy was one of the seven dwarves in Disney’s Snow White.

Harley
Origin: English
Meaning: Wild thing
Trivia: Harley Davidson is an American brand of heavyweight motorcycles.

Harmony
Origin: Latin
Meaning: In synchrony

Harper
Origin: English
Meaning: Musician; writer

Havana
Origin: Cuban
Meaning: Capital of Cuba

Hazel
Origin: English
Meaning: Powerful
Trivia: A genus of nut-bearing trees and shrubs.

Heidi
Origin: German
Meaning: Noble; watchful
Trivia: Heidi is the title character of a children’s book written in 1880 by Swiss author, Johanna Spyri.

Hera
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wife of the Greek God Zeus

Hilary
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Cheerful and outgoing

Holly
Origin: English
Meaning: A type of plant with red berries and a serrated leaf edge
Tip: Holly is usually associated with winter and Christmas.

Honey
Origin: English
Meaning: Substance produced by bees from the nectar of flowers

Inca
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Ruler of the Incas; member of the Quechua living in Peru until the Spanish conquest

India
Origin: Latin/Greek
Meaning: A republic in South Asia

Indigo
Meaning: A deep, pink/blue color

Inky
Meaning: Of or resembling ink
Tip: A cute female dog name for a black dog on one with markings that resemble blotches of ink.

Iota
Origin: Latin/Greek
Meaning: A tiny quantity
Tip: A great female dog name for a petite dog.

Iris
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Bright; goddess of the rainbow

Isabel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: God-loving

Isis
Origin: Egyptian
Meaning: Egyptian goddess supreme of the moon and fertility
Tip: If you’re looking for exotic female dog names (or if your dog likes to howl at the moon), we think this name is pretty cool.

Ivy
Origin: English
Meaning: A climbing vine

Izzy
Meaning: Nickname for names with “iz” sound
TV Notable: The name of Kathryn Heigl’s characteron Grey’s Anatomy who likes to bake in times of crisis.

Jackie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Short form of Jacqueline; supplanted

Jade
Origin: English
Meaning: A precious stone that is green in color

Jamaica
Meaning: An island nation in the Caribbean Sea

Java
Meaning: Slang for a cup of coffee
Tip: The perfect female dog name for a brown or black dog or a dog who seems just a little strung out!

Jazz, Jazzy
Origin: American
Meaning: A style of music originating in New Orleans; active or lively

Jelly
Meaning: A fruit preserve; a gelatinous substance
Tip: Tastes great with peanut butter.

Jess, Jessie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is gracious

Jetta
Origin: English
Meaning: Black gemstone
Tip: A great female dog name for a jet-black dog.

Jewel
Origin: English
Meaning: A precious stone

Jezebel
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Chaste; unmarried

Jinx, Jinxy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Magic charm

Jodi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Of Judea

Joely
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The Lord is God

Jolie
Origin: French
Meaning: Pretty

Josie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He will enlarge

Jovi
Origin: Greek
Meaning: From Joviana meaning “Zeus”
Tip: A female dog name that’s well-suited to a “jovi-al’ dog.

Joy
Origin: English
Meaning: Jubilation; happiness

Juliet, Julie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Down-bearded youth
Trivia: The young, female lead in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Justice
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Just and fair

 

Kacey
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (form of Cassandra) she who entangles men
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a dog who has a habit of entangling you in her leash!

Kai
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Ocean

Kalani
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: The heavens; the chief

Kali
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Fierce; intense

Karma
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Effect of actions
Tip: A cool female dog name, but only for an obedient dog…you don’t want ‘bad Karma’ around you!

Katie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (form of Katherine)

Kay
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (form of Katherine)

Keiko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Blessed child
Movie Notable: Keiko is the killer whale who performed in the movie Free Willy.

Kentucky
Meaning: A state in the east central United States.
Trivia: Famous for the Kentucky Derby and Colonel Sanders’ Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Kenzie
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Handsome

Kia
Origin: English
Meaning: Short form of Kiana

Kiki
Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for names beginning with “K”

Kim
Origin: English
Meaning: Regal hill

Kiona
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Brown mountain

Kitty
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pure (nickname for Katherine)
Tip: Warning! This female dog name may confuse your doggy.

Kiwi
Meaning: A species of flightless birds, endemic to New Zealand; a type of fruit
Trivia: ‘Kiwi’ is a colloquial term used to refer to the people of New Zealand.

Koko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A short form of various Japanese names
Trivia: Koko is a female gorilla who can communicate with more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language.

Kori
Origin: English
Meaning: God’s peace

Kylie
Origin: Pacific Islander
Meaning: Boomerang

 

Lacey
Origin: English
Meaning: Lace-like

Lady
Origin: English
Meaning: A female with grace and manners
Movie Notable: Name of the Cocker Spaniel in Disney’s classic, Lady and the Tramp.

Lara
Origin: Russian
Meaning: From the ancient city of Larisa

Lassie
Origin: English
Meaning: Young girl
Trivia: One of the most beloved animals on screen – Lassie could always be counted on to save the day!

Layla
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Dark beauty

Legend
Origin: English
Meaning: Any person/entity who stories are told or written about

Leona
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Lion

Lexi
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defending men
Tip: A great, two-syllable female dog name – perfect for a protective dog.

Libby
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: My God is a vow (from Elizabeth)

Lila
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Good

Lily
Origin: English
Meaning: Lily – a type of flower
Tip: Sweet, feminine…one of our favorite female dog names.

Lola, Lolita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Sorrows

Lolly
Origin: English (informal)
Meaning: A piece of candy; a treat

Lucky
Meaning: Having good luck; fortunate

Lucy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Light
Trivia: Lucille Ball was one of America’s favorite stars, with memorable TV sitcoms such as I Love Lucy.

Lulu
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Precious

Lyric
Origin: French
Meaning: A style of poetry; words of a song

Macy
Origin: English
Meaning: Place of Maccius

Maggie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pearl (derived from ‘Margaret’)

Maisie
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Pearl (Gaelic form of ‘Margaret’)

Marcy
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From the god Mars

Marigold
Origin: English
Meaning: A plant with a yellow flower
Tip: This female dog name is great for a dog with a golden coat.

Marlow
Origin: English
Meaning: Drained lake

Marnie
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the sea

Marvel
Origin: English
Meaning: Something that causes wonder and admiration
Trivia: Marvel Comics, a U.S. comic book company, counts Spiderman, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four among its roster of characters.

Matilda
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Powerful battler
Trivia: Matilda, a sweet five-year-old girl with psychokinetic powers, is the title character and heroine of a book by Roald Dahl.

Maxine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Little Maximus; feminine form of the name ‘Max’

Meg
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pearl (form of ‘Margaret’)
TV Notable: Meg Griffin is the daughter in the animated TV series Family Guy. If you’re a fan of the show, this may be your idea of a perfect female dog name!

Melody
Origin: English
Meaning: Musical sounds is appealing succession or arrangement

Mia
Origin: Italian/Spanish
Meaning: My
Tip: Sweet, simple… another of our favorite female dog names.

Millie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Labor; strength

Mimi
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Nickname for Mary, Maria and Miriam

Mindy
Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for ‘Melinda’

Minnie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Will; protection
Trivia: The most famous female mouse of all time – Disney’s Minnie Mouse!

Missy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Honey bee (from ‘Melissa’)

Misty
Origin: English
Meaning: Hazy; light fog

Mitzi
Origin: German
Meaning: Nickname for ‘Maria’

Mocha
Meaning: A rich Arabian coffee, a chocolate color
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog with a rich, brown coat.

Molly
Origin: English
Meaning: Nickname for ‘Mary’

Muffin
Meaning: A cup-shaped bread or cake
Tip: An excellent female dog name if your dog is small and cute enough to eat!

Mugsy
Meaning: ‘Mug’ is a slang word referring to the face
Tip: This female dog name is a great choice if your dog has an especially cute or funny face.

Nana
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace; favor (form of ‘Anna’)
Trivia: Term often used to refer to a grandmother; also the name of the Newfoundland dog and nanny in Peter Pan.

Napa
Origin: Probably Native American
Meaning: A city and county in northern California
Trivia: Napa Valley is famous for its wine production.

Nevada
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Covered in snow
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog with a white coat.

Niki, Nicky
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Victory of the people

Nina
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Mother

Noel
Origin: French
Meaning: Born on Christmas day
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a dog born in December or received as a Christmas gift.

Noodle
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water
Tip: This is one of our very favorite female dog names for a dog with a long body such as a Dachshund!

Nosey
Meaning: Prying or meddlesome
Tip: A fun female dog namefor a curious dog or one with a particularly prominent schnozzle.

Nova
Origin: New Latin
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nuzzle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc.

Nyla
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Olive
Origin: English
Meaning: An evergreen tree bearing fruit
Trivia: Popeye the Sailor’s sweetheart – Olive Oyl.

Omaha
Meaning: A member of Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska; a city in Nebraska on the Missouri River

Ona
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Grace; favor

Onyx
Meaning: A type of stone; black
Tip: A perfect female dog name for a dog with a shiny, jet-black coat.

Opal
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Jewel; gem

Oprah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Young deer
Trivia: Oprah is amedia mogul and host of the highest-ranked talk show in television history. She also loves dogs.

Oreo
Trivia: Brand name of a popular treat made of sweet icing sandwiched between two round chocolate cookies.
Tip: This yummy female dog name is perfect for a Dalmatian or any other dog with a black and white coat.

Pandora
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A Gift
Trivia: In Greek mythology, Pandora was considered to be the first woman created by god.

Paris
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A city and the capital of France
Trivia: Paris was the Trojan prince who abducted Helen, and through this act, caused the Trojan War

Pasha
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: A person of high rank

Paws
Origin: English
Meaning: The feet of an animal

Peaches
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Plural of peach, fruit
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a dog with a sandy or golden colored coat.

Pearl
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Jewel from the Sea

Penny
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Spunky

Pepper
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Spicy
Tip: A great female dog name for a dog with a ‘salt and pepper’ (black and white flecked) coat

Perdita
Origin:
Latin
Meaning: Wanders away
Tip: Perdita is the female dog and mother in Disney’s version of the story One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Petra
Origin:
Slavic
Meaning:
Glamorous, Capable

Petal
Origin:
Greek
Meaning:
Leaf

Phoebe
Origin:
Greek
Meaning: Bringing light

Pia
Origin:
Latin
Meaning:
Devout

Pinky, Pinkie
Origin:
American
Meaning:
Blushing

Piper
Origin:
English
Meaning: Player of a pipe (flute)

Pippa
Origin:
English
Meaning: Lover of horses
Tip: This is a perfect female dog name for a dog who spends a lot of time around horses.

Pita
Origin:
English
Meaning: Comforting
Trivia: PITA is a computer abbreviation forPain In The Ass”

Pixie
Origin:
Irish
Meaning: Fairy or spite
Tip: A cute, whimsical female dog name.

Polly
Origin:
Irish
Meaning: Devout; Joyous

Poppy
Origin:
Middle English
Meaning: Type of flower

Portia
Origin:
Latin
Meaning: Pig

Posy
Origin:
English
Meaning: A small flower

Powder
Origin:
English
Meaning: Gentle; Light
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a white dog

Presley
Origin:
English
Meaning:
From the priest’s field

Prima
Origin:
Latin/Italian
Meaning: First; Fresh
Trivia: The term “prima donna” refers to a principal female singer in an opera company as well as a temperamental person

Primrose
Origin:
English
Meaning: Rosy; Fragrant

Princess
Origin:
English
Meaning: Royal daughter
Tip: When it comes to female dog names, this one is among the most popular.

Prissy
Origin:
Latin
Meaning: Wise; Feminine; Short for Priscilla

Q-Tip
Origin: American
Meaning: A brand of cotton tipped swab
Tip: A humorous female dog name, perfect for a white dog or one with a fluffy head

Quanah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Good smelling
Tip: If you are lucky enough to have a good smelling dog, keep her!

Quartz
Origin: German
Meaning: A mineral

Queenie
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal and dignified

Queso
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Cheese

Quinby
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Living like royalty

Quinn
Origin:
Gaelic
Meaning: Intelligent; wise
Tip: This single syllable female dog name is an excellent choice for an Irish Setter.

Quintessa
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Essential goodness

Quipper
Origin: American

Quirky
Origin: English
Meaning: Peculiar behavior

Rachel
Origin: German
Meaning: Lamb

Raegan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Little King/Queen

Rafa
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Joyful girl

Rafiki
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Friend
Tip: An unusual female dog name, yet fitting for a loyalfriend

Rain
Origin: English
Meaning: water that falls from the atmosphere

Raisin
Origin: English
Meaning: A dried grape
Tip: This female dog name is a great choice for a dog with wrinkles

Raksha
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: To guard
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a good guard dog

Raquel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Ewe
Movie notable: Raquel Welch is an actress who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s

Rasha
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Young gazelle

Raven
Origin: English
Meaning: Blackbird
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a dog with a black coat

Reba
Origin: English
Meaning: (from Rebecca) snare
Trivia: Reba McIntyre is a country singer

Rebekah, Rebecca
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Snare

Reese
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Running

Regina
Origin: English/Latin
Meaning: Queen
Tip: Female dog names don’t get much more regal than this!

Reiko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Courteous Child

Rhapsody
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A joyful expression of feeling; an irregular musical or creative composition

Rhea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Earthy; Strong

Rhianna, Riana
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Frisky

Rhonda
Origin: English
Meaning: Rose; woman from Rhodes

Rita
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pearl

Rogue
Origin: English
Meaning: No longer obedient, belonging or controllable
Trivia: A fictional, female character in Marvel Comics’ X-men

Romy
Origin: German
Meaning: Person from Rome

Rosa, Rose, Rosie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rose

Roxanne
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Star

Roz, Rozz, Rozzie
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: (fromRosalind’) weak; tender or soft horse

Ruby
Origin: French
Meaning: Precious red stone

Rumor
Origin: English
Meaning: Gossip

Russia
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A former empire of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, settled by the Slavs

Ruth, Ruthie
Origin:
Hebrew
Meaning: Friendly and young

Saba
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Morning Star

Sable
Origin: German
Meaning: Black
Tip: This Female Dog Name is perfect for a black dog

Sabrina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From the boundary line
TV Notable: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a comic book series published about a fictional teenage witch called Sabrina Spellman.

Sadie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Princess; Charmer
Tip: This name is among the most popular female dog names

Saffron
Origin: English
Meaning: The orange colored stigma from a crocus used to color and flavor food

Sage
Origin: English
Meaning: Wise; an herb

Sami, Sammy
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Listener

Sandi, Sandy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Short form of Alexandra; Defender
Trivia: Little Orphan Annie’s dog was named Sandy

Sari
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Noble

Sasha
Origin: Russian
Meaning: (form of Alexander) Defender of men

Sassy
Origin: Irish
Meaning: A Saxon girl; Flirtatious

Savannah
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Treeless plain; Barren

Scarlett
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Scarlet; bright red
Literary Notable: Scarlett O’Hara is the memorable protagonist from the 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind

Scout
Origin: English
Meaning: Observer
Literary Notable: Scout (Jean Louise “Scout” Finch) is the main character and narrator in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird

Shakira
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Thankful
Trivia: Shakira is a popular singer/songwriter from Columbia

Shannon
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: small, wise

Shanti
Origin: Hindi
Meaning: Calm

Sheena
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Form of Jane

Shelby
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the Ledge Estate

Shelley, Shelly
Origin: Old English
Meaning: From a meadow on the ledge; Form of Rachel

Shiloh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Gifted by God

Sierra
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Mountain

Skye, Sky
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Water giver

Sonja
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Bright woman

Sonnet
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A type of poem

Sonoma
Origin: American
Meaning: A town in Northern California’s wine producing region

Sonora
Meaning: A State in Northwest Mexico

Sophie, Sofie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wisdom; Intelligent

Spirit
Origin: English
Meaning: A supernatural being or entity

Spring
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the four seasons

Star, Starr
Origin: English
Meaning: A celestial body; a person who stands out as being exceptional

Stella
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Star

Storm
Origin: English
Meaning: Powerful

Suki
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Beloved

Summer
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the four seasons

Sunday
Origin: English
Meaning: A day of the week

Sunny
Origin: English
Meaning: Bright; Cheerful
Tip: This female dog name is a great choice for an energetic, happy dog.

Suzie
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: (short form of Susan) lily

Symphony
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Harmony
Tip: Got a howling noise-maker? If so, this female dog name might be perfect!

Tabitha
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: Gazelle

Talia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Blooming
Trivia: Talia was the Greek muse of comedy

Tallulah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Running Water

Tammy
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Perfection

Tandy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Strong

Tara
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Rocky Pinnacle
Tip: This two-syllable name is feminine and easy to pronounce, making it one of our favorite female dog names.

Tasha
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Born on Christmas Day

Tate, Tatum
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Cheerful

Taylor
Origin: English
Meaning: Tailor

Teagan
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Beautiful

Telltale
Origin: English
Meaning: Someone who gives warning or notice about something
Tip: Add a humorous twist to this female dog name by spelling it Telltail.

Tess, Tessa
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Fourth
Tip: Both versions of this name are feminine and easy to pronounce, placing them among our favorite female dog names.

Thea
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift from God

Tia
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Princess
Trivia: Tia was the sister of Egyptian Pharaoh, King Ramses

Tiara
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Crowned

Tic-Tac
Origin: English
Meaning: A repetitive sound; a brand of candy
Tip: A great choice if you’re looking for a fun, playful female dog name.

Tillie, Tilly
Origin: German
Meaning: Powerful in battle

Tinkerbell
Origin: English
Meaning: A fictional character from the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy
Tip: This is a great female dog name for a small breed, like as a Chihuahua.

Tipsy
Origin: English
Meaning: Slightly intoxicated or drunk

Tonka
Origin: Dakota-Sioux
Meaning: Great; Big
Tip: Another of our favorite female dog names – perfect for a large dog.

Tori
Origin: English
Meaning: (from Victoria) Victorious

Trista
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Sad; Melancholy

Trixie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bringer of joy; Happiness

Tuesday
Origin: English
Meaning: A day of the week

Tulsa
Origin: American
Meaning: A city in Oklahoma

Twilight
Origin: English
Meaning: Early Evening

Tzippa
Origin:
Hebrew
Meaning:
Bird

Ujana
Origin: African
Meaning: Youth

Ula
Origin: Celtic/Latin
Meaning: Sea Jewel/Little Bear

Ulani
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Cheerful

Ulyana
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Downy

Uma
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Nation
Trivia: Uma Thurman is an American actress, best known for her roles in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill

Umay
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: Hope

Umeko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Plum Blossom Child

Ummi
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: My mother

Unity
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Oneness; together

Upgrade
Origin: English
Meaning: To improve your situation or get a better thing

Ursa, Ursula
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Bear/Little bear
Tip: Both of these female dog names are perfect for a large, brown or black dog that’s built like a bear.

Urth
Meaning: synchronicity, fate

Usra
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Dawn

Utah
Origin: Native American
Meaning: People of the Mountain

Utara
Origin: Indonesian
Meaning: The North

Vacancy
Origin: Middle Latin
Meaning: Emptiness; Unoccupied
Tip: Not the most flattering female dog name, but this might work for a not-too-bright dog!

Valentina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Health

Valerie
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Healthy,Strong

Valeska
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: (from the male name Vladislav) she who has glory, fame

Vanessa
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Butterfly

Vanity
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities etc.
Tip: A female dog name that’s perfect for a dog who likes to stare in the mirror.

Vanna
Origin: Cambodian
Meaning: Golden Colored
TV Notable: Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White

Vasha
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Ruler

Vega
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Falling; Eagle

Vegas
Origin: Middle Latin
Meaning: Falling Eagle
Trivia: Las Vegas, a city in Nevada, is known for its casinos

Velcro
Origin: English
Meaning: Hooked Velvet
Tip: This is one of our favorite female dog names, perfect for a dog who likes to ‘stick to you’.

Velika
Origin: Slavic
Meaning: Great

Velvet
Origin: America
Meaning: Soft Fabric
Tip: This female dog name is a good choice for a dog with short, soft fur.

Venice
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Italian city

Ventura
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Good Fortune

Venus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The Roman goddess of love and beauty; the second-closest planet to the sun

Veronica
Origin: Greek
Meaning: True image

Vespa
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Wasp;
Trivia: Vespa is an Italian brand of motor scooters

Vicky, Victoria
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Triumphant

Vika
Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the Creek

Violet
Origin: French
Meaning: A purple blue flower

Virginia
Origin: English
Meaning: Chaste; virginal

Viva
Origin: Italian/Spanish
Meaning: To live; exclamation of approval

Vivien, Vivian
Origin: French
Meaning: Lady of the Lake
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a dog who loves water.

Vixen
Origin:
English/German
Meaning:
Female Fox; Ill-tempered woman

Voodoo
Origin:
West African
Meaning:
A polytheistic religion practiced by West Indians; Black magic

Waffles
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: A thin, crisp battercake baked in a waffle iron
Tip: Best served with ice-cream (the waffles, not the dog)

Waikiki
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: A famous beach in Oahu, part of Honolulu

Wanda
Origin: Polish
Meaning: Slender young tree

Waneta
Origin: Native American
Meaning: Shape-Shifter

Wednesday
Origin: American
Meaning: The fourth day of the week
Trivia: The name of the morbid daughter in The Addams Family

Welcome
Origin: American
Meaning: A welcome guest

Wendy
Origin: English
Meaning: Friend

Whisper
Origin: English
Meaning: Soft Voice

Whitney
Origin: English
Meaning: From the Island

Whoopie
Origin: American
Meaning: An interjection used to indicate joy
Trivia: Actress and comedian Whoopie Goldberg made her film debut in the The Color Purple
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a happy, funny dog.

Widget
Origin: English
Meaning: Small mechanical device; a gadget
Tip: This female dog name is perfect for a small dog.

Wigwam
Origin: Native American
Meaning: A Native American dwelling

Wiki
Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Quick
Trivia: Wikipedia is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.

Wilda
Origin: German
Meaning: Untamed

Wilhelmina, Willa, Wilma
Origin: German
Meaning: Strong willed; protection
TV Notable: Fred Flintstone’s wife Wilma

Willow
Origin: English
Meaning: Type of Tree
TV Notable: Character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg

Winn
Origin: American
Trivia: Winn-Dixie is the name of the canine in the children’s book Because of Winn-Dixie

Winnie
Origin: English
Meaning: Friend
Trivia: Winnie-the-Pooh, a bear, is one of the best-loved children’s storybook characters.

Winona, Wynonna
Origin: Native American
Meaning: First born
Trivia: Actress, Winona Ryder; country singer Wynonna Judd

Winter
Origin: Old English
Meaning: One of the four seasons

Wisdom
Origin:
Old English
Meaning:
Scholarly knowledge or learning
Tip: A great female dog name for a smart dog.

Xalvadora
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Savior

Xanadu
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: An idyllic, beautiful place
Trivia: Xanadu (Shangdu) was a historical city located in modern day Mongolia, built by Kublai Khan and visited by Marco Polo

Xandra, Xandy
Origin:
English
Meaning: Defender of the people

Xenia
Origin:
Greek
Meaning:
Hospitable

Xia
Origin:
Chinese
Meaning:
Glow of sunshine

Xiang
Origin:
Chinese
Meaning:
Fragrant

Ximena
Origin:
Spanish
Meaning: To hear

Xiomara
Origin:
Spanish
Meaning:
Ready for battle

Xolani
Origin:
African
Meaning: Forgive

Xylia
Origin:
Greek
Meaning: From the forest

Yahoo
Origin: English
Meaning: “a brute in human form,” 1726, from the race of brutish human creatures in Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Trivia: Search engine “Yahoo.com” was founded in 1994 and is one of the most visited websites in the world

Yamaha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for electronics and motorbikes

Yamila
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Beautiful

Yara
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Small butterfly

Yasmin, Yasmine
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Jasmine flower
Notable: Baywatch actress Yasmine Bleeth

Yelana
Origin: Portuguese
Meaning: From Helen

Yellow
Origin: English
Meaning: The primary color between green and orange
Tip: This Female Dog Name is perfect for…well, you know, a yellow dog.

Yentl
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Noble Person
Trivia: Yentl was a play, later made into a film starring Barbara Streisand.

Yesterday
Origin: English
Meaning: The day preceding this day

Yodel
Origin: German
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers
Tip: A funny, playful name for a dog that likes to be heard.

Yoko
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Child
Notable: Artist and wife of John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Yolanda
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Violet Flower

Yoshi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Respectful

Yo-Yo
Origin: American
Meaning: A toy
Tip: A fun, playful female dog name.

Yummy, Yum-Yum
Origin: American slang
Meaning: To taste good

Yvette
Origin: French
Meaning: Yew

Zada
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Offspring

Zahara
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Flower, exquisite
Trivia: The name of one of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s daughters.

Zamora
Origin: Spanish
Trivia: A city in Castile & Leon Spain

Zandra
Origin: Greek
Meaning: (short form of Alexandra) Defender of men
Tip: An excellent female dog name for a good guard dog.

Nevada
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Covered in snow

Newman
Origin: English
Meaning: The new man
Trivia: In the TV show Seinfeld, Newman is a scheming mail carrier who lives in the same building as Jerry and Kramer.

Nibbles
Origin: English
Meaning: To eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels
Tip: A great male dog name for a small, cute dog.

Niko
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Victory of the people

Niles
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Nimrod
Meaning: A hunter; (in slang) a person regarded as foolish or silly

Ninja
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Mercenary agents highly trained in martial arts
Tip: A cool name for a black dog with stealth…one of our favorite male dog names.

Nintendo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Live luck to heaven
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a canine belonging to a video game fanatic!

Nipper
Origin: English
Meaning: Something that nips

Nitro
Meaning: (Chemistry)The name for the group –NO2
Trivia: Many nitro compounds are unstable and are used as explosives.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for an energetic, excitable dog.

Noah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Rest; peace
Trivia: In the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the ark.

Noel
Origin: French
Meaning: Born on Christmas day
Tip: A great male dog name for a pooch born in December or received as a Christmas gift.

Noggin
Meaning: a small cup or mug; a person’s head

Nolan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Noodle
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water
Tip: This name is perfect for a Dachshund! It’s another of our favorite male dog names.

Norbit
Movie Notable: 2007 comedy starring Eddie Murphy

Norman
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Norseman (Man from the north)
Trivia: This is the name of one of Jennifer Aniston’s dogs.

Nosey
Meaning: Prying or meddlesome
Tip: A funny male dog name, perfectfor a curious dog or one with a particularly prominent schnozzle.

Nova
Origin: New Latin
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nugget
Origin: English
Meaning: A lump of something, usually a precious metal
Trivia: A quirky male dog name, perfect for a small pooch

Nuzzle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc.
Tip: A great male dog name for an affectionate puppy.

Oakley
Origin: English
Meaning: From the oak meadow

Oatmeal
Origin: English
Meaning: Meal made from ground or rolled oats

Odie
Origin: English
Meaning: Wood hill
Trivia: The sweet but dumb beagle tormented by Garfield.

Odo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Wealth

Odysseus, Odyssey
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Full of wrath
Trivia: Odysseus is the main hero in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.

Oliver, Ollie
Origin: English
Meaning: Elf army
Trivia: The title character in Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

Olympus
Origin: Ancient Greek
Meaning: The mountain home of the Greek Gods

Omar
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Speaker

Omega
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The last of a series

Omelet
Origin: French
Meaning: A thin layer of eggs, usually cooked in a pan and encasing a filling of cheese, meat or vegetables

Opie
TV Notable: Ron Howard’s character, ‘Opie Taylor’, on The Andy Griffith Show.

Opus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer’s works

Oran
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Green

Orbit
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body
Tip: Perfect for a dog who loves to run around in circles. One of our favorite male dog names.

Oreo
Origin: American
Meaning: (Brand name) Chocolate cookie with a white cream filling
Tip: A yummy name for a black (or brown) and white dog…another of our favorite male dog names.

Orion
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Boundary, limit
Trivia: A constellation that gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter, killed by a scorpion sent by Artemis.

Orlando
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Famous land
Trivia: The city in Florida home to Disney World.
Movie Notable: Orlando Bloom, star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Orson
Origin: French
Meaning: Bear cub

Orville
Origin: French
Meaning: Golden city
Tip: A great male dog name for a fluffy white dog who looks a bit like popcorn.

Oscar
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Divine spearman

Oslo
Meaning: The capital and largest city of Norway

Otis
Origin: German
Meaning: Wealth
Movie Notable: The pug in The Adventures of Milo and Otis, a 1989 animal adventure film.

Otto
Origin: German
Meaning: Possessions
Trivia: Kevin Kline plays Otto, the dumb jewel thief, in the movie A Fish Called Wanda

Owen
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Desire born

Oxford
Trivia: A city in England, home to the University of Oxford – the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a super-smart dog.

Oz
Trivia: The fictional land from “The Wizard of Oz”. Also a colloquial term used to refer to Australia.

Ozzie, Ozzy
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Divine spearman
TV Notable: Ozzie from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Music Notable: Ozzy Osbourne, lead vocalist of the band “Black Sabbath”.

Pace
Origin: English
Meaning: Easter child

Paddington, Paddy
Origin: English
Literary Notable: Paddington is the beloved bear in author Michael Bond’s children’s books.

Pal
Meaning: Friend
TV Notable: The name of the dog in the PBS Kids program, Arthur.

Paladin
Origin: French
Meaning: a heroic champion; defender of a noble cause

Parker
Origin: English
Meaning: Park keeper
Tip: An excellent name for a dog who loves the park, and one of our favorite male dog names!

Patches
Origin: English
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole
Trivia: This male dog name would work well for a multi-colored dog with distinct markings

Patriot
Origin: Middle French
Meaning: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country

Patton
Origin: English
Meaning: Bald
Trivia: George S. Patton was a famous American general during World War II.

Pavlov
Trivia: The name of a Russian psychologist, awarded the Nobel Prize for the phenomenon now known as “Pavlov’s dog”.

Paws
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The foot of an animal

Paxton, Pax
Origin: English
Meaning: Peaceful town

Peanut
Origin: Americanism
Meaning: A pod with an edible seed; a small or insignificant person
Tip: A cute, fitting name for a small dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Pepper
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, spicy condiment
Tip: A great choice for a dog with a ‘salt and pepper’ (black and white flecked) coat

Pepsi
Trivia: Pepsi is a trademarked brand of cola.

Percy
Origin: French
Meaning: Pierce valley
Trivia: Percy the Small Engine is the youngest steam engine character on Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

Perseus
Origin: Greek Mythology
Meaning: To destroy
Trivia: The hero of Greek mythology who killed Medusa.

Petley
Tip: A funny male dog name because of its play on the word “pet”.

Phantom
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An appearance or illusion without material or substance

Pharaoh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Title of an ancient Egyptian king

Phoenix
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A mythical bird of great beauty, fabled to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes

Pickle, Pickles
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A cucumber that has been preserved in brine
Tip: This is one of our favorite male dog names, especially for a dachshund!

Pippen, Pip
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Lover of horses

Pistol
Origin: Middle French
Meaning: A short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand

Pitch
Origin: English
Meaning: Determine the key or keynote of a melody; to throw a ball

Pixel
Origin: English
Meaning: the smallest unit of a digital image that can be individually processed
Tip: Another excellent male dog name, perfect for a small pup.

Plato
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Broad-shouldered
Trivia: Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers, and a teacher to Aristotle.

Pogo
Meaning: Polar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
Trivia: A pogo stick is a child’s toy used for hoping up and down by means of a spring.
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a bouncy boy.

Popcorn
Origin: American
Meaning: Popped corn
Tip: If your dog is fluffy and white, this may be the perfect name for him!

Porter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Gatekeeper

Pretzel
Origin: German
Meaning: Crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside

Prince
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal son

Prowler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey

Puck
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Devil
Trivia: The mischievous servant in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Puddles
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Small pools of a liquid (hopefully your dog won’t leave these around the house!)

Q-Tip
Origin:
American
Meaning: A brand of cotton-tipped swab
Tip: A humorous male dog name, perfect for a white dog or one with a fluffy head

Quade
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Descendent of Uad

Quattro
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Four
Tip: A fitting male dog name for your four-legged friend.

Quest
Origin: English
Meaning: Journey; voyage

Quimby
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: From the woman’s estate

Quincy
Origin: English
Meaning: From the fifth son’s estate
Trivia: John Quincy Adams was the fourth president of the United States (1825-1829).

Quinlin, Quinley
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Strong one

Quinn
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Intelligent; wise
Tip: This single syllable male dog name is an excellent choice for an Irish Setter.

Quintin (or Quentin)
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fifth

Quirin
Origin: English
Meaning: A magic stone said to cause a sleeping person to reveal his true thoughts

Quirky, Quirk
Meaning: A peculiarity of behavior
Tip: This is a cute male dog name for a dog with a unique characteristic or quirk.

Quota
Origin: Medieval Latin
Meaning: A prescribed number
Tip: Perfect for the pooch that fills your pet quota!

Racer
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Having great speed
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a fast, active dog.

Raisin
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A sun dried grape

Ralph
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Wolf council

Randall, Randy
Origin: English
Meaning: Wolf’s shield

Ranger
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Forest protector

Rascal
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: a mischievous person or animal
Tip: A great male dog name for a canine who’s always getting up to no good!

Rebound
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To bounce or spring back from force of impact

Reece
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Enthusiasm
TV Notable: Reece is the destructive, bullying brother in the popular TV series Malcolm in the Middle.

Remus
Origin: Latin
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome.

Replay
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To play again
Tip: A perfect male dog name for the dog who doesn’t stop.

Rex
Origin: Latin
Meaning: King
Trivia: One of President Ronald Reagan’s dogs.

Rhett
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Ardent
Trivia: Rhett Butler is the dashing hero in Gone With The Wind. Rhett the Boston Terrier is Boston University’s mascot.

Rhubarb
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A plant from the buckwheat family

Ricky
Origin: Germanic/English
Meaning: Brave ruler

Riddle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A puzzling question, problem or matter

Ridge
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The back of an animal

Rigby
Origin: English
Meaning: Valley of rulers

Riley
Origin: English
Meaning: Rye clearing
Tip: This two syllable word is easy to say and has a great ring to it, making it one of our favorite male dog names.

Ripley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Strip clearing
Trivia: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! franchise started in 1918 as a newspaper cartoon panel featuring unusual and startling facts from around the world.

Rocco
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Rest

Rocket
Origin: Italian
Meaning: To soar or rise rapidly
Tip: A great name for a super-fast dog. Also one of our favorite male dog names.

Rocky
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Battle cry
Movie notable: Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
TV notable: The flying squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

Rodger
Origin: English
Meaning: Famous spear
Sports notable: Roger Clemens, named the greatest living pitcher in a 2006 ESPN poll.

Rogue
Meaning: A playfully, mischievous person

Romeo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A pilgrim to Rome
Trivia: The hero of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Romulus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rome
Trivia: In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus were the founders of the city of Rome.

Roscoe
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Doe wood

Rover
Meaning: Wanderer
Trivia: Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien is about the adventures of a young dog named Rover who gets turned into a toy by a wizard.
Tip: When it comes to male dog names, Rover has always been a popular choice.

Ruckus
Origin: American
Meaning: A noisy commotion

Ruben
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Behold, a son

Rufus
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Red haired
Tip: A great name for any red haired dog such as an Irish Setter.

Rumba
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: A Cuban dance

Ryder
Origin: English
Meaning: Mounted warrior; messenger

Saber
Origin: French
Meaning: Sword
Trivia: Saber-toothed cats became extinct thousands of years ago, but they are famous for their impressive canine teeth, sometimes reaching up to 7 inches long!

Sam
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God has heard

Samson
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Like the sun
Tip: The hero who was betrayed by Delilah in the bible

Sawyer
Origin: Old English
Meaning: One who saws wood
Trivia: The title character of Mark Twains’ 1876 novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Also one of the main characters in the TV Series, Lost. This is one of our favorite male dog names.

Scamper
Meaning: To run playfully about

Scanner
Origin: English
Meaning: One who glances at or reads hastily

Scar
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A mark left by a healed wound
Trivia: Scar was the villain lion in Disney’s The Lion King.

Schroeder
Origin: German
Trivia: A character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.

Scooter
Origin: A popular nickname

Scout
Origin: American
Meaning: First explorer
Tip: A great name for a dog who loves to explore…one for our favorite male dog names.

Sebastian
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Venerable
Movie Trivia: Sebastian was the calypso singing crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Sergeant
Origin: French
Meaning: Officer in the army

Seymour
Origin: English
Meaning: From the town of Saint Maur

Shadow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A dark figure or image cast
Tip: A great male dog name for a black dog, or one who follows you around like your own shadow.

Shaft
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow
Movie notable: 1971 Academy Award winning film, directed by Gordon Parks.

Sherlock
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Fair haired
Trivia: Sherlock Holmes is the name of the fictitious detective in the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Shooter
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing that shoots; a cocktail served in a shot glass

Sidney, Sid
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wide Island

Silas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man of the forest

Sinbad
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Sinbad the Sailor was a fictional character in several stories throughout Persia, some in the collection of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)

Skipper, Skip
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The captain of a vessel
Trivia: My Dog Skip is an autobiographical book written by Willie Morris. In 2000, the book was made into a movie with Moose, the Jack Russell from Frasier, as one of the canine actors.

Skittles
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the ninepins used in a British game
Trivia: Skittles are the colorful chewy fruit flavored candies with a hard shell

Sneakers
Origin: American
Meaning: A sports shoe having soft rubber soles

Snooker
Origin: English
Meaning: A form of billiards; to cheat or dupe

Sparky, Spark
Meaning: Animated; lively
Trivia: The name of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite Corgi.

Spencer
Origin: French
Meaning: One who gives out the goods

Spike
Origin: American
Meaning: Long, heavy nail
Trivia: Snoopy’s mustached cousin in the Peanuts comic strip.

Spud
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A potato
Trivia: Spuds MacKenzie was the Bull Terrier featured in Budweiser advertisements in the late ‘80s.

Stanley, Stan
Origin: English
Meaning: The stony field

Strider
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To walk with long steps
Tip: This is a perfect male dog name for a big, muscular dog.

Striker
Origin: English
Meaning: A person or thing that strikes

Tag
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The tail end or concluding part
Tip: A perfect male dog name for the dog who likes to “tag-a-long”.

Tate
Origin: English
Meaning: Cheerful

Taz
TV Notable: The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as “Taz”, is a cartoon character in Looney Tunes.

T-Bone
Meaning: A thick steak containing a T-shaped bone
TV Notable: The name of the Bulldog in the PBS animated series, Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Teddy, Ted
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gift of God
Tip: A excellent male dog name for a big, furry dog that reminds you of a teddy bear.

Telly
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Best
TV Notable: The Television “Telly” Monster Muppet on Sesame Street.

Texas, Tex
Meaning: A southwestern US state

Thatcher, Thatch
Origin: English
Meaning: Roof maker

Thunder
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A loud, explosive, resounding noise

Tipper, Tippy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The top, summit or apex

Toby
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is good

Todd
Origin: English
Meaning: Fox
Movie Notable: Todd is the name of the fox in The Fox and the Hound.

Toffee
Origin: English
Meaning: A hard chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses

Tonka
Trivia: Brand name of toy trucks.
Tip: One of our favorite male dog names foraBulldog or Pit Bull.

Trapper
Meaning: A person or thing that traps

Travis
Origin: French
Meaning: Toll collector

Trevor
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Big village

Trigger
Meaning: To set off; to initiate a chain of events
Tip: One of our favorite male dog names, perfect for a dog who loves to run.

Tripper
Origin: English
Meaning: A triggering device on a mechanism

Triton
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A positively charged particle; a moon of Neptune
Trivia: In Greek mythology, the son of Poseidon, represented as having the head of a man and the tail of a fish.

Triumph
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A significant success or noteworthy achievement
TV Notable: Triumph is the Insult Comic Dog from Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Trooper
Meaning: A mounted police officer; a police officer on horseback

Troy
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Foot soldier
Trivia: Ancient city captured by Greek forces, famous for the beautiful Helen and the massive wooden Trojan horse.

Tucker
Origin: English
Meaning: One who folds cloth

Tug
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To pull with force; to tow

Turbo
Meaning: Turbine driven supercharged engine
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a powerful, fast breed like a Greyhound.

Twister
Meaning: A whirlwind or tornado

Tyler, Ty
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Tile maker

Ubu
Trivia: You may have heard the phrase “Sit Ubu, sit! Good dog” after some of your favorite sitcoms. The production company, Ubu Productions Inc., was named after the producer’s Labrador retriever, Ubu.

Ugg
Origin: Brand name of Australian sheepskin boots.
Tip: A great male dog name for the fashionable yet practical pooch.

Ulrich
Origin: German
Meaning: Ruler of all

Ulysses
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The one who is wrathful
Trivia: Greek king of Ithaca and hero of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

Uncle Sam
Trivia: Uncle Sam is a personification of the United States. He’s often represented as a serious, elderly man with white hair and a goatee, dressed in a top hat and clothing inspired by the United States flag.

Underdog
Meaning: A person expected to loose in a conflict or contest
TV Notable: A 1960s cartoon series about a “humble and lovable” dog who is a superhero.

Unit
Meaning: A group of things or people regarded as an entity

Uno
Origin: Italian, Spanish
Meaning: One
Tip: A perfect name for your one and only dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Usher
Origin: English
Meaning: A person who escorts others to their seats
Tip: If your dog is always by your side, this may be the perfect male dog name for him!

Utah
Meaning: A state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons

U-Too
Tip: A play on the words “you too”, this name is great for a dog who does everything that you do.

Uzi
Meaning: A compact 9mm submachine gun, designed by Israeli army officer, Uziel Gal

Valentino
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Good Health

Valet
Origin: French
Meaning: Manservant
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a pooch who likes to be of service.

Valiant
Origin: English
Meaning: Brave

Valor
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Courage and boldness, as in battle

Vamoose
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: To leave hurriedly or quickly

Vance, Van
Origin: English
Meaning: From the Marsh

Vaughn
Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Little

Vegas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Fallen Eagle
Trivia: Las Vegas is a city in Nevada famous for its gambling casinos.

Velcro
Origin: English
Meaning: Nylon fabric used as a fastening
Tip: A funny name for a dog who likes to ‘stick’ with you…another of our favorite male dog names.

Vesper
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The Evening Star

Veto
Origin: Latin
Meaning: To reject a vote

Victor
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Winner, conqueror

Victory
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A success or triumph

Viking
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: A sea-roving bandit; pirate
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who loves water.

Vincent, Vince, Vinny
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Victorious
Movie Notable: Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction); My Cousin Vinny, a 1992 movie starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.

Virgil
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Rod or staff bearer

Vito
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Life

Vladimir, Vlad
Origin: Russian
Meaning: Rule
Trivia: Vlad III, the Prince of Wallichia, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.

Volvo
Meaning: A Swedish brand of vehicles, known for their safety
Tip: A great male dog name for a pooch who helps you to feel safe.

Voodoo
Origin: A religion practiced chiefly in the West Indies
Meaning: Black magic, sorcery

Vulcan
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Roman God of Fire
TV Notable: The humanoid species in Star Trek. Mr. Spock’s father was a Vulcan.

Waffle
Origin: English
Meaning: To talk foolishly or without purpose; idle away time talking

Wagner
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: Wagon driver

Wags
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To move briskly and repeatedly from side to side
Tip: A great male dog name for a happy dog.

Waldo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Ruler
Literary Notable: The character you have to find in the children’s books Where’s Waldo?

Wallace, Wally
Origin: English
Meaning: Stranger
Movie Notable: The bumbling, well-intentioned star of the animated films and series Wallace & Gromit.

Walt
Origin: English
Meaning: Ruler
Trivia: Walt Disney the cartoon film producer, brought Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many other great characters to the silver screen.

Washington
Origin: Name
Meaning: The first president of the United States of America, George Washington; capitol city of the U.S.

Watson
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Walter
Literary Notable: Dr John H. Watson, assistant to Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Webster
Origin: English
Meaning: Weaver
TV Notable: The adorable kid adopted by the Papadopolis’ in the 1980s American sitcom, Webster.

Whiskey
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a dog with a golden or auburn coat.

Whistler
Origin: English
Meaning: Piper

Whopper
Origin: English
Meaning: Something uncommonly large of it’s kind
Trivia: Burger King’s signature sandwich.

Wicket
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A small door or gate; a term used in the sport of cricket

Widget
Origin: English
Meaning: A small manufactures item

Wiggles
Origin: English
Meaning: To move from side to side
Trivia: The Wiggles are a children’s musical group from Australia

Wilbur
Origin: English
Meaning: Will, desire and fortress
Literary Notable: “Some pig” in the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

Wiley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Tricky river

Willard
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Strong

William, Will
Origin: English
Meaning: Valiant protector

Willis
Origin: English
Meaning: Descendant or servant of Will

Willow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Freedom; tree

Wilson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of William
Movie Notable: The brand of volleyball in the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks.

Winston
Origin: English
Meaning: Joy stone
Trivia: Famous British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
Tip: The perfect name for a strong, charismatic dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Wishbone
Origin: American
Meaning: A forked bone
TV Notable: Title character of the PBS children’s television show starring a Jack Russell Terrier.

Wizard
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer

Wolf
Origin: English
Meaning: Any of several large carnivorous mammals of the dog family
Tip: It’s another of our favorite male dog names, but only a big, rugged dog can pull this name off!

Woodrow, Woody
Origin: English
Meaning: Lane in the woods

Woofsworth, Woofy, Woofer
Origin: Derived from the sound a dog makes
Tip: These male dog names are just plain fun!

Wrangler
Meaning: A cowboy
Trivia: A famous brand of jeans.

X-Ray
Origin: German
Meaning:
Electromagnetic radiation often used to detect something
Trivia: Did you ever see the x-ray of the dog who ate its owner’s wedding ring?

Xanadu
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: An idyllic, beautiful place
Trivia: Xanadu (Shangdu) was a historical city located in modern day Mongolia, built by Kublai Khan and visited by Marco Polo

Xander
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defender of men
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a dog who’s very protective.

Xavier
Origin: Spanish/Basque
Meaning: The new house

Xenon
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Foreigner
Trivia: A derivative term is used frequently by Gus in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Xerox
Meaning: A brand of copying machine used to reproduce printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography
Tip: Is your new pooch virtually identical to one you have or once had? If so, this name may be perfect for him.

Xerxes
Origin: Persian
Trivia: Xerxes the Great was a king of Persia from 485–465 BC

Xing
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Star
Tip: This one-syllable name sounds energetic and is easy for a dog to understand.

Xylophone
Origin: Greek
Meaning: A musical instrument with a series of graded wooden bars

Yahoo
Origin: American
Meaning: One of the largest Internet search companies, founded in 1994
Tip: Male dog names don’t get happier than this!

Yale
Meaning: Colonial-born merchant and philanthropist who made a series of contributions to the Collegiate School in Connecticut, later renamed in Yale’s honor
Tip: If your pooch is super-intelligent, this ivy league name may be perfect for him.

Yamaha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for consumer electronics and motorbikes

Yankee
Origin: American
Meaning: A native or inhabitant of the United States
Trivia: “Yankee Doodle” is a well-known American song and the state anthem of Connecticut.

Yapper
Origin: English
Meaning: From the word ‘yap’ which means to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly

Yardley
Origin: English
Meaning: Enclosed grassland
Tip: This name has a posh ring to it and is also a cute play on words for a dog who loves to be in the yard. It’s one of our favorite male dog names.

Yates
Origin: English
Meaning: Dweller by the gate

Yeller
Origin: English
Meaning: To cry out loudly
Movie Notable: Name of the Mountain Cur dog in Disney’s Old Yeller (1957)

Yesterday
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The day before this day

Yoda
Origin: George Lucas (Star Wars)
Meaning: The last surviving master of Jedi skills who trains Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a small, intelligent dog.

Yodel
Origin: German
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers
Tip: A funny, playful male dog name for a pooch who likes to be heard.

Yoga
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility

Yogi
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Master of oneself; One who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
Trivia: Yogi Bear, a fictional cartoon character, made his debut in 1958. His name is said to have been inspired by the famed baseball star, Yogi Berra.

Yoshi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning:
Respectful
Trivia: Yoshi is the dinosaur in Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ games (e.g. Super Mario World)

Yo-Yo
Origin: Trademarked name
Meaning: A spool-like child’s toy that moves up and down on a string
Tip: Another fun, whimsical male dog name.

Yuppie
Origin: American
Meaning: An acronym from “Young Urban Professional”

Yves
Origin: French
Meaning: Yew Tree
Trivia: Yves Saint-Laurent is a famous French fashion designer.

Zachary, Zach
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The lord remembers

Zander
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Defender of men

Zane
Origin: English
Meaning: Beloved

Zapper, Zap
Origin: American
Meaning: An electrical device that sends electric currents; bug zapper

Zazu
Origin: Derived from Hebrew
Meaning: Movement
Movie Notable: Red-billed Hornbill who appeared in Disney’s The Lion King…one of our favorite male dog names.

Zed
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is righteousness

Zen
Origin: Chinese
Meaning: A school of Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation

Zero
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Text form of the numerical symbol “0″

Zeus
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The ruler of the heavens and all other gods in ancient Greek mythology
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a canine with great presence and authority.

Ziggy
Origin: German
Meaning: Form of Sigmund
Trivia: Ziggy Marley is a reggae singer/songwriter like his father, Bob.
Tip: This name is perfect for a fun-loving dog. It’s also one of our favorite male dog names.

Zigzag
Origin: French
Meaning: To go from side to side
Tip: A great name for a rambunctious dog – another of our favorite male dog names!

Zinger
Origin: English
Meaning: A quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort

Ziploc
Meaning: A brand of disposable plastic storage bags and containers

Zippo, Zippy, Zip
Meaning: A sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet
Tip: A great male dog name for a Greyhound or any other dog who’s quick on his feet.

Zodiac
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Circle of animals
Trivia: The zodiac encompasses the twelve celestial constellations in the form of animals or humans.

Zoolander
Origin: Zoolander is a dim-witted male model played by Ben Stiller in the comedy film by the same name.

Zoomer
Meaning: One who moves quickly
Tip: Just like Zippo and Zip, this male dog name is perfect for a fast, active dog.

Zorro
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Fox
Trivia: A fictional nobleman and master swordsman living in Spanish and Mexican-era California. Created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley.

Zulu
Origin: African
Meaning: Heaven
Trivia:. A member of Bantu people of South East Africa

Zuma
Origin: Aztec
Meaning: Lord frowns in anger
Trivia: Short form of Montezuma, fifth Aztec emperor.





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