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200+ Red Dog Names (With Meanings)

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs.

Red Dog Names

Red Dog Names

Black, yellow, and brown are colors often associated with man's best friend. However, there is another option. Dogs with red coats are a wonderful choice to add into any family. There are even famous red coated dogs (Clifford) that everyone knows. The following list digs into names that are perfect for that new canine in your life. In addition, I've included the definition of each word, to make things easier to sort.

Red Dog Names A-B

NameMeaning

Agni

Fire deity of Hinduism

Amaryllis

An autumn-flowering South African bulbous herb (Amaryllis belladonna of the family Amaryllidaceae, the amaryllis family) that is grown in gardens for its clusters of large, fragrant, usually white or pink flowers which resemble lilies and are borne on long, solid, leafless stems : belladonna lily

Amber

Fossilized tree resin

Apollo

The Greek and Roman god of sunlight, prophecy, music, and poetry

Apple

A common, round fruit produced by the tree Malus domestica, cultivated in temperate climates

Apricot

The oval orange-colored fruit of a temperate-zone tree (Prunus armeniaca) resembling the related peach and plum in flavor

Arizona

U.S. state

Aspen

Common name for certain tree species

Auburn

A dark reddish-brown colour, often used to describe hair colour

Autumn

The season between summer and winter comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of September, October, and November or as reckoned astronomically extending from the September equinox to the December solstice -called also fall

Azalea

Any of a subgenus (Azalea) of rhododendrons with funnel-shaped corollas and usually deciduous leaves including many species and hybrid forms cultivated as ornamentals

Bandit

An outlaw who lives by plunder; especially : a member of a band of marauders

Barn

Agricultural building used for storage and as a covered workplace

Bear

A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae

Beau

A love or emotional interest

Beets

A biennial garden plant (Beta vulgaris) of the goosefoot family that includes several cultivars (such as Swiss chard and sugar beet) and that has thick edible leaves with long petioles and often swollen purplish-red roots; also : its root used especially as a vegetable, as a source of sugar, or for forage

Berry

A small succulent fruit, of any one of many varieties

Blaze

An intensely burning fire

Bloom

A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud

Blossom

Flowers of stone fruit trees and of some other plants that flower in spring

Blush

An act of blushing; a red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc

Bono

A principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain

Bordeaux

White or red wine of the Bordeaux region of France

Bowie

A Bowie knife

Brandy

Spirit produced by distilling wine

Brick

A handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular

Brighton

Town and resort on the English Channel in East Sussex, southern England population 133,400

Brittany

Any of a breed of medium-sized gundogs of French origin that resemble spaniels in appearance and have a smooth or slightly wavy coat of orange and white or liver and white somewhat fringed on the chest, forelegs, and thighs

Burgundy

A red or white unblended wine from Burgundy; also : a blended red wine produced elsewhere

Corgi in red leaves

Corgi in red leaves

Red Dog Names C-D

NameMeaning

Cabernet

A dry red wine made from a single widely cultivated variety of black grape -called also cabernet

Cardinal

One of the officials appointed by the pope in the Roman Catholic Church, ranking only below the pope and the patriarchs, constituting the special college which elects the pope. (See Wikipedia article on Catholic cardinals.)

Carmine

A rich red to crimson pigment made from cochineal

Carnelian

Yellow-red chalcedony variety

Carnie

A person who works in a carnival (often one who uses exaggerated showmanship or fraud)

Carrot Top

American actor and stand-up comedian

Cayenne

Cayenne pepper

Cerise

A deep, bright red colour tinted with pink

Cheddar

A hard white, yellow, or orange smooth-textured cheese with a flavor that ranges from mild to strong as the cheese matures -called also cheddar cheese

Chelsea

City in eastern Massachusetts northeast of Boston population 35,177

Cherry

Fruit of some plants of the genus Prunus

Chestnut

Any of a genus (Castanea) of trees or shrubs of the beech family; especially : an American tree (C. dentata) that was formerly a dominant or codominant member of many deciduous forests of the eastern U.S. but has now been largely eliminated by the chestnut blight and seldom grows beyond the shrub or sapling stage

Cheyenne

Native American Indian tribe from the Great Plains

Chili

The pungent, spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used in cooking

Chimney

Ventilation for hot gases or smoke

Cider

Fermented apple juice often made sparkling by carbonation or fermentation in a sealed container

Cinnamon

Spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum

Claire

City on the Chippewa River in western Wisconsin population 65,883

Clementine

Hybrid citrus fruit

Clifford

Big Red Cartoon Dog

Comet

Astronomical object

Conan

Comedian with red hair

Copernicus

1473-1543 Polish astronomer

Copper

Chemical element, symbol Cu and atomic number 29

Coral

The calcareous or horny skeletal deposit produced by anthozoan or rarely hydrozoan polyps; especially : a richly red precious coral secreted by a gorgonian (genus Corallium)

Cranberry

A shrub belonging to the section Vaccinium sect. Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium

Crimson

Any of several deep purplish reds

Currant

A small dried grape, usually the Black Corinth grape, rarely more than 4mm diameter when dried

Current

Occurring in or existing at the present time

Curry

Spicy Asian or Asian-influenced dishes

Dahlia

Any plant of the genus Dahlia, tuberous perennial flowering plants native to Mexico

Damask

Reversible figured woven fabric

Delicious

Affording great pleasure : delightful

Derry

City in Northern Ireland

Dynamite

An explosive that is made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material and that often contains ammonium nitrate or cellulose nitrate; also : an explosive (such as a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrocellulose) that contains no nitroglycerin

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Red Dog Names E-J

NameMeaning

Echo

Reflection of sound delayed after direct sound as heard by listener

Eclipse

The total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another

Edom

Iron age nation in the southern Levant

Elmo

Muppet character on the children's television show Sesame Street

Ember

A glowing fragment (as of coal) from a fire; especially : one smoldering in ashes

Felicity

The quality or state of being happy; especially : great happiness

Fennec

A small pale-fawn fox (Vulpes zerda synonym Fennecus zerda) with large ears that inhabits the deserts of northern Africa and Arabia

Finch

Any of numerous passerine songbirds (families Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Emberizidae, and Cardinalidae) having a short stout usually conical bill adapted for crushing seeds

Flame

The glowing gaseous part of a fire

Fox

A red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail

Foxy

Resembling or suggestive of a fox : such as

Freckles

Any of the small brownish spots in the skin due to augmented melanin production that increase in number and intensity on exposure to sunlight

Fuchsia

Any of a genus (Fuchsia) of ornamental shrubs of the evening-primrose family having showy nodding flowers usually in deep pinks, reds, and purples

Fuego

Archipelago off southern South America south of the Strait of Magellan; in Argentina and Chile area over 28,400 square miles (73,556 square kilometers)

Fuji

A plain spun silk fabric

Garfield

Comic strip created by Jim Davis

Gargoyle

Exterior building sculpture

Garnet

Mineral, semi-precious stone

George

Either of two of the insignia of the British Order of the Garter

Gideon

An early Hebrew hero noted for his defeat of the Midianites

Gilroy

City in western California southeast of San Jose population 48,821

Ginger

A thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes medicinally

Gogh

Vincent Willem 1853-1890 Dutch painter

Goldie

English musician and producer

Grenadine

Fruit syrup with a flavor that is both tart and sweet

Guinness

Irish brand of beer

Habanero

Strain of chili (Capsicum)

Harvest

Process of gathering mature crops from the fields

Heinz

American food processing company known for its ketchup and condiments

Henna

A reddish-brown dye that is used especially on hair and in temporary tattoos and is obtained from the leaves of an Old World tropical shrub or small tree

Honey

A sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees

Hong

A commercial establishment or house of foreign trade in China

Hunter

A person who hunts game

Ignatius

Saint died circa a.d. 110 Theophorus bishop of Antioch and church father

Iron

A common, inexpensive metal, silvery grey when untarnished, that rusts, is attracted by magnets, and is used in making steel

Jalopy

An old, dilapidated or unpretentious automobile

Jam

A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts

Jasper

An opaque cryptocrystalline quartz of any of several colors; especially : green chalcedony

Jelly

A soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; especially : a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit

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Red Dog Names K-P

NameMeaning

Ketchup

A tomato-vinegar-based sauce, sometimes containing spices, onion or garlic, and (especially in the US) sweeteners

Kidney

An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine

Kremlin

(Russian architecture) A fortified, central complex found in various Russian cities

Ladybug

Any of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and red or yellow spotted elytra

Laser

A device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light

Lava

The molten rock ejected by a volcano from its crater or fissured sides

Leif

Flourished 1000 son of Erik the Red Norwegian explorer

Leo

A northern constellation east of Cancer

Loki

A Norse god who contrives evil and mischief for his fellow gods

Luna

A large mostly pale green American saturniid moth (Actias luna) with long tails on the hind wings

Magenta

A vibrant light purple, purplish-red, reddish-purple, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing

Mahogany

Any of various tropical American evergreen trees, of the genus Swietenia, having a valuable hard red-brown wood

Malbec

A variety of grape used in making red wine

Mango

A tropical usually large ovoid or oblong fruit with a firm yellowish-red skin, hard central stone, and juicy aromatic pulp; also : an evergreen tree (Mangifera indica) of the cashew family that bears mangoes

Maple

Any of a genus (Acer of the family Aceraceae, the maple family) of chiefly deciduous trees or shrubs with opposite leaves and a fruit of two united samaras; also : the hard light-colored close-grained wood of a maple used especially for flooring and furniture

Maraschino

A sweet liqueur distilled from the fermented juice of a bitter wild cherry

Maroon

A dark red

Mars

The Roman god of war

Mauve

A moderate purple, violet, or lilac color

Melon

Any of various typically sweet gourds (such as a muskmelon or watermelon) usually eaten raw as fruits

Merlot

A dry red wine made from a widely grown grape originally used in the Bordeaux region of France for blending; also : the grape itself

Molly

Any of various small, often brightly colored tropical fish (genus Poecilia) that are live-bearers found in fresh, brackish, or salt water and include several that are highly valued as aquarium fishes

Nick Nack

A small trivial article usually intended for ornament

Nitro

Containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

Oakley

City in California northeast of Oakland population 35,432

Oxblood

Color considered to be a dark shade of red

Papaya

Species of tropical fruit plant

Paprika

Spice made from red peppers

Peach

A low spreading freely branching Chinese tree (Prunus persica) of the rose family that has lanceolate leaves and sessile usually pink flowers and is widely cultivated in temperate areas for its edible fruit which is a single-seeded drupe with a hard central stone, a pulpy white or yellow flesh, and a thin fuzzy skin

Pebbles

A small usually rounded stone especially when worn by the action of water

Penny

A monetary unit of the United Kingdom

Peony

Any of a genus (Paeonia of the family Paeoniaceae) of chiefly Eurasian plants with large often double flowers

Pepper

Either of two pungent products from the fruit of an Indian plant (Piper nigrum) that are used chiefly as condiments:

Peppermint

Hybrid flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae

Pepperoni

A spicy salami-style Italian-American sausage

Persimmon

A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature

Phoenix

A mythological bird, said to be the only one of its kind, which lives for 500 years and then dies by burning to ashes on a pyre of its own making, ignited by the sun. It then arises anew from the ashes

Poppy

Any plant of the genus Papaver or the family Papaveraceae, with crumpled, often red, petals and a milky juice having narcotic properties; especially the common poppy or corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) which has orange-red flowers; the flower of such a plant

Pumpkin

A domesticated plant, in species Cucurbita pepo, similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon

Pyro

A pyromaniac

Retriever

Retriever

Red Dog Names Q-Z

NameMeaning

Radish

The pungent usually crisp root of a widely cultivated Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) of the mustard family usually eaten raw; also : a plant that produces radishes

Rain

Water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere

Ralph

To vomit

Raoul

Raoul 1877-1953 French painter

Raspberry

Any of various usually black or red edible berries that are aggregate fruits consisting of numerous small drupes on a fleshy receptacle and that are usually rounder and smaller than the closely related blackberries

Red

Any of a range of colours having the longest wavelengths, 670 nm, of the visible spectrum; a primary additive colour for transmitted light: the colour obtained by subtracting green and blue from white light using magenta and yellow filters; the colour of blood, ripe strawberries, etc

Redding

To free from entanglement

Reed

Any of various tall grasses with slender often prominently jointed stems that grow especially in wet areas

Rhubarb

Any of a genus (Rheum) of Asian plants of the buckwheat family having large leaves with thick petioles often used as food; also : the petioles of rhubarb

Robin

A small chiefly European thrush (Erithacus rubecula) resembling a warbler and having a brownish-olive back and orangish face and breast

Rocket

Missile or vehicle which flies using thrust from a reaction gas engine

Rojo

Salvador de 1886-1978 Spanish writer and diplomat

Rose

A shrub of the genus Rosa, with red, pink, white or yellow flowers

Rosebud

The bud of a rose

Rosewood

The fragrant wood of Dalbergia nigra, a Brazilian tree in the legume family, which has a sweet smell

Rossi

Bruno 1905-1993 American (Italian-born) physicist

Rosy

Of the color rose

Rouge

Any of various cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips red

Roux

A cooked mixture of flour and fat used as a thickening agent in a soup or a sauce

Rover

(usually in the plural) A randomly selected target

Rowan

Common name of a subgenus of flowering plants in the family Rosaceae

Ruby

Variety of corundum, mineral, gemstone

Rufio

American rock band

Rufus

Name of 4 kings of England: I (the Conqueror) circa 1028-1087 (reigned 1066-87); II (Rufus ) circa 1056-1100 (reigned 1087-1100); III 1650-1702 (reigned 1689-1702-see mary ii); IV 1765-1837 (reigned 1830-37)

Rugby

A football game in which play is continuous without time-outs or substitutions, interference and forward passing are not permitted, and kicking, dribbling, lateral passing, and tackling are featured

Russet

Coarse homespun usually reddish-brown cloth

Rusty

Affected by or as if by rust; especially : stiff with or as if with rust

Saffron

The deep orange aromatic pungent dried stigmas of a purple-flowered crocus (Crocus sativus) used to color and flavor foods and formerly as a dyestuff and in medicine

Salmon

A large anadromous salmonid fish (Salmo salar) of the North Atlantic noted as a game and food fish -called also Atlantic salmon

Salsa

A spicy tomato sauce, often including onions and hot peppers

Sangria

A cold drink, originating in Spain, consisting of red or white wine, brandy or sherry, fruit juice, sugar and soda water and garnished with orange and other fruit

Saturn

A Roman god of agriculture and father by Ops of Jupiter

Saul

Biblical figure; first monarch of the United Kingdom of Israel

Scarlet

A brilliant red colour tinged with orange

Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum, a coniferous evergreen tree formerly in the genus Sequoia, now placed in Sequoiadendron

Shiraz

A variety of black grape used to make wine

Shona

A member of any of a group of Bantu peoples of Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique

Sienna

An earthy substance containing oxides of iron and usually of manganese that is brownish yellow when raw and orange red or reddish brown when burnt and is used as a pigment

Slash

A slashing action or motion

Smokey

Emitting smoke especially in large quantities

Sol

The fifth note of the major scale in solf

Spark

A small particle of a burning substance thrown out by a body in combustion or remaining when combustion is nearly completed

Spice

Any of various aromatic vegetable products (such as pepper or nutmeg) used to season or flavor foods

Spike

A very large nail

Strawberry

The juicy edible usually red fruit of any of several low-growing temperate herbs (genus Fragaria) of the rose family that is technically an enlarged pulpy receptacle bearing numerous achenes on its surface

Sundance

A solo or group solstice rite of American Indians; Movie festivel

Sunny

Marked by brilliant sunlight : full of sunshine

Sunrise

Time of day when the sun appears above the earth

Sunset

Daily falling of the Sun below the horizon

Terra

(astrogeology) A rough upland or mountainous region of the Moon with a relatively high albedo

Thor

Hammer-wielding Norse god associated with thunder

Tomato

The usually large, rounded, edible, pulpy berry of an herb (genus Solanum) of the nightshade family native to South America that is typically red but may be yellow, orange, green, or purplish in color and is eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable

Tree

A woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower part

Tulip

A type of flowering plant, genus Tulipa

Valentine

An expression of affection, especially romantic affection, usually in the form of greeting card, gift, or message given the object of one's affection, especially on February 14th

Venus

The Roman goddess of love and beauty

Vermillion

A vivid red synthetic pigment made of mercury sulfide

Vulcan

The Roman god of fire and metalworking

Watson

James Dewey 1928- American geneticist

Whiskey

A liquor distilled from fermented wort (such as that obtained from rye, corn, or barley mash)

Wren

Any member of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae; true wren

Zander

A European freshwater fish in the family Percidae, closely related to the perch, Sander lucioperca

Zeus

The king of the gods and husband of Hera in Greek mythology

Zinfandel

A dry red wine of California

Zinnia

Any of several brightly coloured flowering plants, of the genus Zinnia, native to tropical America; old maid

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 James Livingood

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