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  • 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.

     

     

    Alanis
    Origin: French
    Meaning: Shining star

     

    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!

    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

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

    Alex
    Origin: Greek
    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).

    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!

    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!

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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!

    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.

    Caspian
    Origin: English
    Meaning: From the Caspian Sea

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    Dante
    Origin: Latin
    Meaning: Everlasting

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

    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.

    Dudley
    Origin: English
    Meaning: Wood; clearing of Dudda

    Duffy
    Origin: Gaelic
    Meaning: One with a dark face

    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.

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

     

     

    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.

    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.

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


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