90 Cute Female Dog Names and Meanings
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Our furry companions deserve the best we can provide for them. That includes cute names that fit their personality and appearance. The following list of 90 cute female dog names is a great place to start looking for your pet's name. At the bottom of this list we will outline some tips that can help the search.
Ally - Pure heart
Anna, Annie - Gracious
Ariel - Heavenly singer
Film FYI: The main star of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Bianca - White
Biscuit - A saltine or cracker
Bree - Upbeat
Buttercup - A yellow flower plant
Camille, Cami - Fast; great innocence
Cleo - Short for “Cleopatra” meaning “glory” and “father”
Cupcake - a little cake with frosting
Daffodil - A yellow spring flower.
Dodie - Short name for ‘Dorothy’ meaning adored woman
Dot, Dotty - Short name for “Dorothy”
Elsa - My God is a promise; cheerful
Fleur - Flower
Flora - Flowering
Ginny - Maiden
Harper - Musician
Holly - A plant with red berries
Fun FYI: Holly is typically thought of with Christmas.
Iota - A small quantity
Isis - Egyptian goddess
Izzy - Nickname for names with “iz” sound
Jinx, Jinxy - Magic appeal or charm
Joy - Jubilation; euphoria
Kalani - The sky; the boss
Kali - Fierce
Koko - A short form for a large variety of Japanese names
Kori - God’s peace
Lady - A female with grace
Film FYI: Name of pup in Disney’s film, Lady and the Tramp.
Leona - Lion
Lola, Lolita - Sorrows
Lolly - A bit of candy
Maggie - Pearl (originally from ‘Margaret’)
Maxine - feminine form of the name ‘Max’
Melody - Musical arrangement
Mitzi - A nickname for ‘Maria’
Mugsy - ‘Mug’ is a slang word alluding to the face
Noel - Born on Christmas
Noodle - A thin strip of dried dough
Nyla - Champion
Olive - A type of tree bearing fruit
Fun FYI: Also the name of Popeye the Sailor’s girl – Olive Oyl.
Pasha - An individual of high rank
Peaches - fruit
Pearl - Jewel from the Sea
Penny - Spunky; currency
Petal - Leaf
Piper - Player of a flute
Pixie - Fairy
Primrose - Smells like a rose; Fragrant
Queenie - Royal and stately
Rafiki - Friend
Rasha - Young gazelle
Raven - Blackbird
Reiko - Courteous Child
Romy - Person from Rome
Roz, Rozz, Rozzie - (from ‘Rosalind’) delicate or delicate steed
Ruby - Red jewel
Sadie - Princess
Sammy - Listener
Sandy - Short form of Alexandra
Sari - Noble
Shiloh - Gifted by God
Sophie, Sofie - Wise; Intelligent
Tabitha - Gazelle
Tandy - Strong
Tillie, Tilly - Powerful in fight
Tinkerbell - A character from Peter Pan books and movies
Trixie - Bringer of euphoria; Happiness
Ulani - Cheerful
Ummi - My mother
Valentina - Health
Vasha - Ruler
Velvet - Soft Material
Vika - From the Creek
Waffles - A batter cake created in a waffle iron
Whisper - Quiet Voice
Widget - Small gadget
Willow - Type of Tree
TV FYI: Also a Character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Winnie - Friend
Fun FYI: Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s character from TV and books.
Xia - Glow of daylight
Yasmin, Yasmine - Jasmine flower
Yoko - Child
FYI: Wife of John Lennon is named Yoko Ono
Yoshi - Respectful
Zanna - Lily
Zazu - Movement
Zelda - Warrior
Fun FYI: Name derived from The Legend of Zelda Nintendo game.
Ziggy - Form of Sigmund
Zigzag - To go from side to side
Zipper/Zippy - to move fast
Zola - Earth
Special thanks to Dog Names Place for inspiration! I also have a book about dog training on my website, packed with information for new dog owners.
Tips on Naming Your Pup!
When naming a cute female dog, there are a number of considerations to make. Unlike male dogs names that center on strength and toughness, female dogs can be named with more whimsical names. Here are four tips when naming a female pup:
Avoid Brand Names
While there may be temptation to name a young doggy Chanel or Gucci, these types of names may be best avoided. Not only do popular brands change, but naming your dog after these brands may appear tacky.
Avoid Human Names
Calling your dog a human name may create some odd situations. For example, if you meet a new person and they have the same name as your dog. While you didn’t mean to insult them, they may take offense automatically.
Possibility of Nickname
Finding a longer name may serve well, as longer names can easily be shortened to cute nicknames. Having the possibility of shorter names allows for the pups name to change throughout their life (or to have better rhyming schemes, if you're into that)
Sweets are Cute
While male dogs focus on being tough, like Spike, female dog names can easily focus on sweet treats. There are many sweet treats that can be converted to cute dog names with ease.
Hopefully these tips have helped figure out some cute female dog names. If there any you want to recommend, feel free to share in the comments below!
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