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525+ Cute Female Dog Names and 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.

Our new family members deserve the best we can provide for them. That includes a cute name that fits their personality and appearance. This name can also reflect our personal tastes. It also doesn't hurt when someone compliments the cuteness of our dog's name. The following list is a great place to start looking for the perfect name that fits your hound. Below the list, we offer tips and tricks that can help the process. The goal is to match your new wonderful addition to the perfect name (or, if you can't decide, several names).

Female Dog Names A-C

NameMeaning

Abby

Joy, rejoice

AJ

Acronym

Ada

a programming language especially fit to constant applications: created for use by the U.S. Branch of Defense.

Addie

form of Adeline.

Adelaide

a city in and the capital of South Australia, in Australia.

Adelyn

version of ADELINE using the popular name suffix lyn.

Agatha

from a Greek word signifying "great.

Agnes

Roman Catholic kid saint.

Alexis

from a Greek word signifying "partner.

Alice

a city in South Texas.

Ally

Pure heart

Alyssa

version of ALICIA

Amari

Meaning uncertain, perhaps from Arabic AMMAR.

Amber

Yellow stone

Amelia

the inborn nonattendance of at least one appendages.

Amy

Well loved

Angel

Well behaved, very kind

Angelica

Like an Angel

Angie

form of Angel.

Anna

Favor or Grace

Annabell

Scary doll

Annie

Gracious, Also from play

Anya

Russian version of ANNA.

Ariel

Heavenly singer; the star of Disney’s Little Mermaid

Ashley

ash tree clearing

Asia

a landmass limited by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian seas. Around 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km).

Athena

the virgin divinity of the old Greeks loved as the goddess of insight, richness

Aubrey

English collector.

Autumn

the season among summer and winter; fall.

Avery

Counsel, wise

Azalea

Type of flower

Azzurra

Italian sky blue

Baby

a baby or small kid.

Bailey

Sweet tiny girl

Bailey

Sweet tiny girl

Bambi

a recognizable name for a child deer.

Basil

Type of spice

Beanie

A type of hat

Bella

Italian beautiful

Bertha

a neckline or cutting, as of trim, worn about the shoulders by ladies, as over a low-necked abdomen or dress.

Bessie

adaptation of Elizabeth.

Betty

dark colored betty.

Bianca

White

Billie

variant of William.

Bindi

Popular in India

Birdie

Small bird or bird like, also golf

Biscuit

A salty little cracker

Blair

English political pioneer: executive 1997-2007.

Blondie

Form of blond or yellow

Blossom

the blossom of a plant, particularly of one creating a palatable natural product.

Bonnie

from the Latin word signifying "great.

Brandy

a soul refined from wine or from the matured juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, and so forth.

Bree

Upbeat

Brielle

Short version of GABRIELLE.

Brooklyn

a ward of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).

Brownie

Form of the color brown

Brynn

version of BRYN.

Bubbles

Fun personality

Buffy

buff-shaded.

Buttercup

A yellow flower

Buttons

Type of garmet piece, often used for small and cute

Cadence

musical progression of a succession of sounds or words: the rhythm of language.

Cake

Type of fluffy treat

Callie

version of CAROLINE, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.

Cameron

English picture taker, conceived in India.

Camilia

Royalty name

Camille, Cami

Fast; great innocence

Candy

Type of sugar treat, full of energy, sweet

Carla

adaptation of Caroline.

Carly

Free and pleasant

Carmen

Ciudad del Carmen.

Carolina

a previous English province on the Atlantic shore of North America: formally separated into North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729.

Carolyn

version of CAROLINE.

Casey

from an Irish word signifying "bold.

Cassie

Unheeded, strong willed

Cecelia

version of CECILIA.

Chanel

French style architect.

Charlie

a word utilized in interchanges to speak precisely C.

Charlotte

a pastry of numerous assortments, served hot or cold and generally made by fixing a form with cake or bread and filling it with natural product, whipped cream, custard, or gelatin.

Cher

dear; cherished: utilized in alluding to or tending to a man or kid.

Cherry

the product of any of different trees having a place with the variety Prunus, of the rose family, comprising of a thick, globular drupe encasing a one-seeded smooth stone.

Cheyenne

an individual from a North American Indian individuals of the western fields, once in focal Minnesota and North and South Dakota, and now separated among Montana and Oklahoma.

Chica

version of FRANCISCA.

Chloe

Green shoot, new

Cinnamon

Type of spice, yellowish brown

Clara

from a Latin word signifying "clear, splendid.

Clarissa

adaptation of Clara.

Clementine

a little, sweet assortment of tangerine with orange-red skin.

Cleo (Short for Cleopatra)

Glory and father

Clover

any of different plants of the variety Trifolium, of the vegetable family, having trifoliolate leaves and thick bloom heads, numerous types of which, as T. pratense, are developed as scrounge plants.

Coco

Chocolate or Brown

Cookie

Type of desert, sweet

Cora

Kore.

Courtney

short

Crystal

an unmistakable, straightforward mineral or glass looking like ice.

Cupcake

A little cake with frosting; brown or tan coloring works best; sweet and small

Female Dog Names D-I

NameMeaning

Dabby

Name version of "just a bit

Daffodil

Type of flower

Daisy

Type of flower, more common but still beautiful

Dakota

a previous region in the United States: partitioned into the conditions of North Dakota and South Dakota in 1889.

Dallas

U.S. negotiator: VP of the U.S. 1845-49.

Dallup

Used to note "just a bit

Dana

Can be shortened version of Daniel

Darla

Short version of DARLENE.

Darlene

from the Old English word signifying "dear.

Delilah

Famous song after this name

Demi

half" or "lesser

Diamond

an unadulterated or about unadulterated, very hard form of carbon, normally solidified in the isometric framework.

Diva

a recognized female vocalist; diva.

Dixie

Southern name

Dodie, Dot, or Dotty (short for Dorothy)

Adored woman

Dollup

A spoonful (ish)

Dolly

Form of doll or small

Dottie

adaptation of Dorothea and Dorothy.

Duchess

the spouse or widow of a duke.

Eden

where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:824.

Edie

adaptation of Edith.

Effie

Well spoken

Electra

the girl of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who affected her sibling Orestes to execute Clytemnestra and her darling Aegisthus.

Elena

variant of Helen.

Eliza

adaptation of Elizabeth.

Ella

Shorted version of Eleanor

Ellie

Light or candle

Eloise

hale, healthy

Elsa

My God is a promise; cheerful

Elsie

adaptation of Elizabeth.

Ember

a little live bit of coal, wood, and so on., as in a perishing fire.

Emery

a granular mineral substance comprising regularly of corundum blended in with magnetite or hematite, utilized powdered, squashed, or merged for crushing and cleaning.

Emma

Whole or universal

Emmy

any of a few statuettes granted yearly by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for greatness in TV programming, creation, or execution.

Enid

a city in North Oklahoma.

Erin

Ireland.

Esmerelda

Character in hunchback story

Estelle

from a Latin word signifying "star.

Esther

the spouse of Ahasuerus.

Eudora

Means "good gift" in Greek

Eve

First woman

Evelyn

English diarist.

Evie

version of EVE or EVELYN.

Ezra

Helper

Fairy

Mystic small creature

Faith

Trust, confidence

Fancy

creative mind or dream, particularly as practiced in a fanciful way.

Fannie

variant of Frances.

Fantasia

Form of fantasy

Faye

variant of Faith.

Felecity

Very happy

Feona

Name of animated character

Fifi

version of JOSÉPHINE.

Fiona

version of FIONN

Fleur, Flora

Flower

Foxy

foxlike; sly or tricky; guilefully astute.

Frances

gotten from Francis.

Gale

Joy

Geneva

Hollands.

Georgia

a state in the SE United States. 58,876 sq. mi. (152,489 sq. km). Capital: Atlanta. Shortened form: GA (for use with postal district), Ga.

Geraldine

gotten from Gerald.

Gia

version of GIANNA.

Gidget

Small

Gigi

French version of GEORGINE or VIRGINIE.

Ginger

Type of plant, red hair, pure

Ginny

Maiden

Giselle

an artful dance (1841) arranged by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, with melodic score by Adolphe Adam.

Goldie

Gold; american actress first name

Gracie

Full of elegance

Greta

Pearl in Swedish

Gwen

variant of Gwendolyn or Guenevere.

Gypsy

Wandering traveler

Hadley

U.S. writer and conductor.

Haley

U.S. essayist.

Halley

Famous actress

Hallie

version of HARRIET.

Hanna

Popular TV Show

Hannah

the mother of Samuel. I Sam. 1:20.

Harley

Female Batman villain, motorcycle, meadow

Harlow

U.S. movie entertainer.

Harper

Musician

Harriet

Famous social movement

Hattie

rendition of Harriet.

Haven

a harbor or port.

Heidi

German version of ADELHEID.

Henley

a short-or long-sleeved pullover sport shirt, as a rule of cotton, with a round necklace and a regularly secured neck area placket.

Hershey

Brand of chocolate

Holly

A plant with red berries (symbolic of Christmas)

Honey

Sweet and natural substance from bees

Imani

Means "faith" in Swahili

Indigo

a blue color from different plants, particularly of the variety Indigofera, or produced artificially.

Inez

form of Agnes.

Ingrid

Ing is beautiful

Iota

A small quantity

Iris

the contractile, roundabout stomach shaping the shaded segment of the eye and containing a roundabout opening, the student, in its middle.

Isabella

Promise or Oath

Isis

Egyptian goddess

Isla

island

Ivory

the hard white substance, an assortment of dentin, making the primary part out of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, and so forth.

Izzy (short for Isabel, Isabella, Isadora)

Sounds like baby-talk for "Is

Female Dog Names J-L

NameMeaning

Jade

both of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, in some cases green, exceptionally regarded as an elaborate stone for carvings, gems, and so forth.

Jamie

rendition of James.

Jane

Female version of John

Janelle

version of JANE. It has been in use only since the 20th century.

Jasmine

Type of flowering plant

Jenna

version of JENNY. Use of the name was popularized in the 1980s by the character Jenna Wade on the television series Dallas.

Jennifer

Fair one, light colored

Jersey

a skintight, weaved sweater or shirt.

Jessie

rendition of Jessica.

Jewel

a cut and cleaned valuable stone; pearl.

Jill

Child of the god's

Jinx, Jinxy

Magic appeal or charm

Joan

Famous woman in French history

Jordan

chamber pot.

Journey

a making a trip starting with one spot then onto the next, generally taking a fairly significant time-frame; trip: a six-day venture over the desert.

Joy

Jubilation; euphoria

Julianna

Young, new

Juliet

Full of youth

June

the 6th month of the year, containing 30 days. Shortened form: Jun.

Kalani

The sky; the boss

Kali

Fierce

Kallie

version of CALLIE.

Kamila

Czech, Slovak and Polish version of CAMILLA.

Karina

Elaborated version of KARIN.

Karla

form of Caroline.

Karma

activity, seen as bringing upon oneself unavoidable outcomes, positive or negative, either in this life or in a resurrection: in Hinduism one of the methods for arriving at Brahman.

Kate

Greek meaning honest or pure

Katie

Fully and full of love

Kayla

Keeper of keys

Kelsey

Fierce Island

Kennedy

U.S. legal adviser, Supreme Court equity 1988.

Kenya

a republic in E Africa: individual from the Commonwealth of Nations; once in the past a British crown settlement and protectorate. 223,478 sq. mi. (578,808 sq. km). Capital: Nairobi.

Kiara

version of CIARA or CHIARA

Kiki

New Beginning

Kimmie

version of KIMBERLY or KIM.

Kinley

son of FIONNLAGH".

Kinsley

From a surname that was derived from the given name CYNESIGE.

Kip

Small

Kiwi

any of a few flightless, ratite winged birds of New Zealand

Koko

Short for a number of Japanese names

Kona

a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, frequently solid and bringing precipitation.

Kori

God's peace

Lacey

Belonging to girl

Lacy

of or taking after trim; lacelike: an elegant outfit; a frilly leaf.

Lady

A female with grace; titular character in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Laney

Torch

Lark

Type of bird

Lass

Generic name of female

Lassie

a little youngster; girl.

Layla

Means "night" in Arabic.

Leia

name of a princess in the Star Wars movies

Lena

a stream in the Russian Federation in Asia, streaming NE from Lake Baikal through the Yakutsk Republic into the Laptev Sea. 2800 miles (4500 km) long.

Leona

Lion

Leslie

garden of holly

Lexi

Adventurous and Brave

Lexy

version of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.

Libby

Shortened name for Elizabeth

Liesel

God's satisfaction or oath

Lily

Type of flower with fragrant smell

Lindsay

Lime, full of flavor

Lizzy

adaptation of Elizabeth.

Lois

Better or more desirable

Lola

Sorrow, sacrafice, slang for young girl, nickname for Dolores

Lolita (also short for Dolores)

Sorrows

Lolly

Short for lollipop

Lorelai

Singing siren

Lorraine

French painter.

Louise

a chilly lake in W Canada, in SW Alberta in the Canadian Rockies: resort. 5670 feet (1728 meters) above ocean level.

Lovely

charmingly or wonderfully excellent: an exquisite blossom.

Lucia

from a Latin word signifying "light.

Lucille

rendition of Lucia or Lucy.

Lucinda

rendition of Lucy.

Lucky

having or set apart by good karma; blessed: That was my day of reckoning.

Lucy

Old TV Show, Born at Dawn, shiny

Lull

Quiet and boring

Lulu

Little Woman, old cartoon star

Luna

the antiquated Roman goddess exemplifying the moon, some of the time related to Diana.

Lune

Crescent shaped

Lydia

an old realm in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a well off domain including the greater part of Asia Minor.

Lyla

version of LEILA.

Lyric

(of verse) having the structure and melodic nature of a tune, and particularly the character of a songlike overflowing of the artist's own considerations and emotions, as recognized from epic and sensational verse.

Female Dog Names M-O

NameMeaning

Mabel

Medieval version of AMABILIS

Macy

U.S. retail dealer.

Maddie

version of MADELINE or MADISON.

Madison

spouse of James Madison.

Mae

more.

Maggie

Child of light

Malia

Hawaiian version of MARIA.

Mallory

U.S. legal advisor and government official.

Maple

any of various trees or bushes of the class Acer, types of which are developed as shade or elaborate trees, for timber, or for sap.

Mara

the divine force of death, at times observed as one part of a divine being whose other angle is Kama, or sexual want.

Margaret

Pearl

Margot

rendition of Margaret.

Marigold

Type of flower

Marilyn

rendition of Mary.

Mary

the mother of Jesus.

Matilda

strength in a fight

Maude

variant of MAUD.

Maxi, Maxine

Female version of Max

Maya

the force, starting at a divine being, to deliver figments.

Mazie

Popular tv star

Mckenna

Irish on-screen character.

Melina

honey

Melody

Musical arrangement

Mia

lost without a trace.

Mila

Originally a version of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".

Miley

actress and singer Miley Cyrus

Millie

rendition of Millicent or Mildred.

Mimi

version of MARIA and other names beginning with M.

Minnie

mother; mother.

Miranda

Venezuelan revolutionist and loyalist.

Missy

youthful miss; young lady.

Mitzi (short for Maria)

Bitter, beloved, rebel, wished-for child

Mocha

a seaport in the Republic of Yemen on the Red Sea.

Molly

Another name for Mary

Morgan

one of a type of light carriage and seat steeds slipped from the stallion Justin Morgan.

Moxie

force; verve; pep.

Muffin

an individual cup-molded speedy bread made with wheat flour, cornmeal, or something like that, and prepared in a container (biscuit dish) containing a progression of cuplike structures.

Mugsy

Mug' is a slang word alluding to the face

Mya

version of MAYA.

Nadia

hope

Nala

Means "stem" in Sanskrit.

Nanette

form of Ann.

Nell

variant of Helen.

Nellie

variant of Helen.

Nikita

Victor

Nikki

Victory

Nina

young lady; youngster.

Noelle

Born on Christmas; Shorten version can be Noel

Nola

version of MAGNOLIA, FINOLA and other names containing a similar sound.

Noodle

Pasta; a silly person

Nora

variant of Honora.

Nori

an ocean growth having a somewhat sweet, salty taste, typically dried, utilized in Japanese cookery mostly as a wrap for sushi.

Norma

the Rule, a little southern star grouping among Lupus and Ara.

Nova

a star that out of nowhere gets a huge number of times more splendid and afterward slowly blurs to its unique power.

Nyla

Champion

Odessa

a seaport in South Ukraine, on the Black Sea.

Olive, Olivia

A fruit-bearing tree; Olive Oyl was Popeye's girlfriend

Oreo

Popular cookie, black and white

Female Dog Names P-R

NameMeaning

Paige

U.S. baseball player.

Paisley

a delicate woolen texture woven with an example of beautiful and minutely definite figures.

Pandora

Full of random surprises (like the box)

Parker

U.S. jazz saxophonist and writer.

Pasha

An individual of high rank

Payton

U.S. football player.

Peaches

Fruit

Peanut

the unit or the encased consumable seed of the plant, Arachis hypogaea, of the vegetable family: the case is constrained underground in developing, where it matures.

Pearl

Treasure made by oysters

Pebbles

little, adjusted stone, particularly one worn smooth by the activity of water.

Peggy

rendition of Margaret.

Penelope

the spouse of Odysseus, who stayed dedicated to him during his long nonattendance at Troy.

Penny

Spunky; copper coin

Pepsi

Full of energy, black like the soda

Petal

Part of a flower (plays on the word 'pet')

Phoebe

any of a few little American flycatchers of the sort Sayornis, particularly S. phoebe, of eastern North America.

Piper

Flute-player

Pippa

Italian adaptation of Philippa.

Pippy

First name of Pippy Longstockings

Pixie

Fairy

Polly

an agreeable parrot.

Poppy

any plant of the sort Papaver, having garish, normally red blossoms.

Portia

the champion of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, masks herself as a legal advisor.

Precious

of significant expense or extraordinary worth; truly important or exorbitant: valuable meta

Primrose

A kind of flower (plays on the word 'prim')

Princess

Queen's daughter, royalty

Priscilla

Famous singer's daughter, princess like, long life

Pumpkin

an enormous, consumable, orange-yellow natural product borne by a coarse, decumbent vine, Cucurbita pepo, of the gourd family.

Queenie

Royal and regal

Rafiki

Friend

Rasha

Young gazelle

Raven

Black bird

Reese

Anglicized version of RHYS, also used as a feminine form.

Regina

sovereign.

Reiko

Courteous child

Remy

straight hair

Rita

the Vedic idea of inestimable and social request.

Romy

From Rome

Rosalie

from a Latin word importance rose celebration.

Rosemary

an evergreen bush, Rosmarinus officinalis, of the mint family, local to the Mediterranean area, having weathered, limited leaves and light blue, chime molded blossoms, utilized as a flavoring and in perfumery and drug: a conventional image of recognition.

Rosie

Cheerful and delicate (rose-like)

Rowan

the European mountain debris, Sorbus aucuparia, having pinnate leaves and groups of brilliant red berries.

Roxy

Morning, Bright

Roz, Rozz (from Rosalind)

Beautiful; pretty as a rose

Ruby

Red jewel

Ruth

pity or sympathy.

Ruthie

version of RUTH.

Rylie

version of RILEY.

Female Dog Names S-T

NameMeaning

Sadie

Princess

Sage

a significantly shrewd individual; an individual celebrated for intelligence.

Sally

a foray of troops from an attacked spot upon a foe.

Sammie

a sandwich.

Sammy

Listener

Sandy (short for Alexandria)

Defender

Sari

Noble

Sasha

Helper and Defender of all

Sassy

rude; impolite; saucy: a cheeky answer; a cheeky adolescent.

Savannah

a seaport in E Georgia, close to the mouth of the Savannah River.

Sawyer

an individual who saws wood, particularly as an occupation.

Scarlet

a splendid red shading slanting toward orange.

Scout

a warrior, warship, plane, and so forth., utilized in surveying.

Selena

the Greek goddess of the moon.

Selma

a city in focal Alabama, on the Alabama River.

Serena

clear, tranquil, serene

Shadow

a dim figure or picture cast on the ground or some surface by a body blocking light.

Sheba

the sovereign who visited Solomon to test his shrewdness. I Kings 10:113.

Shelby

a city in South North Carolina.

Shiloh

Gifted by God

Shirley

English writer.

Sienna

a ferruginous earth utilized as a yellowish-darker color (crude sienna) or, in the wake of simmering in a heater, as a ruddy darker shade (consumed sienna).

Sierra

a chain of slopes or mountains, the pinnacles of which propose the teeth of a saw.

Silvia

from a Latin word signifying "backwoods.

Sissy

a delicate kid or man.

Siti

Malay version of SITA.

Skye

Airy and Breezelike

Skylar

version of SKYLER.

Smokey

an official or officials of a state roadway watch.

Snookie

Reality star name

Snowball

a chunk of snow squeezed or rolled together, concerning tossing.

Sofia

Wise, intelligent

Sookie

Reality star name

Sophia

Means "wisdom" in Greek.

Sophie

Very gorgeous

Stella

Sunny or Star

Storm

an aggravation of the ordinary state of the environment, showing itself by winds of surprising power or bearing, frequently joined by downpour, day off, thunder, and lightning, or flying sand or residue.

Sue

to establish a procedure in law against; bring a common activity against: to sue somebody for harms.

Sunny

possessing large amounts of daylight: a radiant day.

Susannah

book of the Apocrypha, establishing the thirteenth part of Daniel in the Douay Bible.

Sydney

South of water, Australian City

Sylvia

version of SILVIA. This has been the most common English spelling since the 19th century.

Tabitha

Gazelle

Talia

Lamb or Soft, Morning Dew

Tandy

Strong

Taylor

English history specialist.

Tessa

Harvester, To bring forth

Thea

Short version of DOROTHEA or THEODORA.

Theo

a joining structure signifying "god," utilized in the arrangement of compound words: theocrat.

Tiana

Short version of TATIANA or CHRISTIANA.

Tillie, Tilly

Powerful in fight

Tinkerbell

The fairy in Peter Pan books and movies

Tootsie

a darling; dear.

Trixie

Bringer of euphoria, happiness

Trudy

variant of Gertrude.

Twinkie

Sugary treat

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Female Dog Names U-W

NameMeaning

Ulani

Cheerful

Ummi

Mother

Ursula

an amazing British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne.

Valentina

Health

Valentine

a card or message, typically loving or nostalgic however in some cases ironical or funny, or a token or blessing sent by one individual to another on Valentine's Day, now and again namelessly.

Vasha

Ruler

Velma

rendition of Wilhelmina.

Velvet

Soft fabric

Venus

an old Italian goddess of nurseries and spring, recognized by the Romans with Aphrodite as the goddess of affection and magnificence.

Victoria

the antiquated Roman goddess of triumph, related to the Greek goddess Nike.

Vika

From the creek

Violet

any mainly low, stemless or verdant stemmed plant of the sort Viola, having purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated blossoms.

Virginia

a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast: some portion of the verifiable South. 40,815 sq. mi. (105,710 sq. km). Capital: Richmond. Shortened form: VA (for use with postal division), Va.

Vivi

a joining structure signifying "living," "alive," utilized in the arrangement of compound words: vivisection.

Vivienne

sorcerer, the escort of Merlin: known as the Lady of the Lake.

Vixen

a female fox.

Waflles

Batter cakes cooked in a waffle iron

Whisper

Quiet voice

Whitney

U.S. maker and designer.

Widget

Small gadget

Wiggles

move or go with short, fast, sporadic developments from side to side: The doggies squirmed with please.

Willa

variant of Wilhelmina.

Willow

Type of tree; character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Winifred

Anglicized version of GWENFREWI, the spelling altered by association with WINFRED.

Winnie

Friend; titular character in Winnie-the-Pooh

Winter

the virus season among fall and spring in northern scopes (in the Northern Hemisphere from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox; in the Southern Hemisphere from the mid year solstice to the harvest time equinox).

Wren

any of various little, dynamic warblers of the family Troglodytidae, particularly troglodytes, of the Northern Hemisphere, having dull dark colored plumage banned with dark and a short, upstanding tail.

Female Dog Names X-Z

NameMeaning

Xena

main character in the 1990s television series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Xia

Glow of daylight

Yasmin, Yasmine

Jasmine flower

Yoko

Child; Yoko Ono

Yoshi

Good, virtuous, respectable

Yvonne

French version of YVON.

Zailey

Mashup of Zoe and Haily

Zanna

God's gift

Zazu

Movement

Zelda

Warrior

Zia

Aunt

Ziggy

Form of Sigmund; zigzaggy

Zipper, Zippy

Fast mover

Zoe

Life

Zola

Earth

Zuri

Means "beautiful" in Swahili.

Movie Names for Female Dogs

Amelie

Eva

Mouse

Audrey

Frida

Muppet

Blue

Gizmo

Starlet

Daisy

Garbo

Stella

Elf

Hermione

Toto

Ewok

Juno

Whoopi

Names that Describe

Barfy

Ginger snap

Popper

Big

Go Go Girl

Poky

Bossy

Growl

Rocket

Chibi

Jolly

Sugar

Cinny (Cinnamon)

Nibble

Tidbit

Curly

Nippy

Tiny

Dingo

Nut

Velvet

Fang

Otter

Ziggy

Giddy

Pepper

Zigzag

Tips on Naming Your Pup!

When naming your new family member, there are a number of considerations. Ultimately, you need to figure out which name clicks and resonates with you the most. This is an important decision for your new family member. You may even want to pick several names and see which one grows on you.

Avoid Brand Names

While there may be a temptation to name a young doggy Chanel or Gucci, these types of names may be best avoided. Not only do trends change, but naming your dog after these brands may appear tacky. In addition, naming a dog a brand means that if the brand does something you don't like, you'll be reminded every time you say your dog's name. People will also assume that you are a huge fan of whatever brand you select.

Avoid Human Names

Although I have included many human names here, 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. If you do name your dog a human name, consider using the shortened or nicknamed version. Nicknames are not just for regular human names though.

Consider Nicknames

Don't be afraid to give her a long name, as longer names can easily be shortened to cute nicknames. This allows for the pup's name to change as they grow. For example, adding "Madam" or "Princess" before their regular name can be fairly cute. In addition, you can add a description to this, so putting in "the pampered" or "the ruler of the couch".

Think about Cute Rhymes / Multiple Words

A name can be multiple words, especially when they rhyme. Multiple words can also show off characteristics of your pet. For example, Shiloh the Shy or Bubble Cuddles show both a rhyming structure and characteristic. If a two-part name doesn't feel right, you can also add an additional surname, such as Miss or Princess. That could extend a potential name to Princess Bubble Cuddles (likes to cuddle and/or catch bubbles with her mouth).

Questions & Answers

Question: Do you have a dog? And if you do what is its name?

Answer: I do! A border collie named Koda.

Question: What is a name for girl sweet as honey?

Answer: There are a lot of great names. One of my favorites is "Kebi" which is Egyptian. If you want a slightly punny name; you could go with Bee.

Question: How did you come up with all the meanings of the names?

Answer: Some are based on current culture, while others I had to look up.

Question: How do you feel about naming a little girl dog a boy name such as Charlie?

Answer: I think it's cute! Charlie is a wonderful name for girl dogs and is growing in popularity.

Question: What do you think of Tara for a female puppy?

Answer: I think that is a beautiful name for a female puppy.

Question: Is it ok for a dog to have a long name?

Answer: Absolutely! The great thing about a long name is that it will be original. In addition, you can always build more nicknames from a longer name, should you desire.

Question: What does the name Bitsy mean?

Answer: Typically Bitsy means small or tiny. One example is the song "The Itsy Bitsy spider". Bitsy can be a very cute name for the right dog.

Question: How many dogs do you have?

Answer: I have a wonderful border collie named Koda.

If there are names you want to recommend, feel free to share in the comments below!

Davixy on July 03, 2020:

Pi's I love the name but some are human mames

Taylor on June 18, 2020:

I'm getting a little dog and naming her flora

Stardust on June 09, 2020:

I love these cute puppies names and people who didn't vote the cute dog name Cookie, come on. Cookie is not only super cute, it is rough but sweet.:):);)

vmikybrs on June 02, 2020:

hismbkje5

Faji Yuki-Ko on May 11, 2020:

Faji means fuzzy, Yuki means courageous and Yukiko means snow baby. This is what I named my toy American Eskimo. We call her Faji.

Gabby on May 08, 2020:

Gabby means cheaefull

Oluseyi on April 19, 2020:

..gonna name my samoyed puppy, Anya.

brooke on March 06, 2020:

please add the name aliyah or leah

A on November 09, 2019:

I think Noel would be a cute name and it means Christmas in French

Ashlyn on November 02, 2019:

Dutchess should be a name. There's Lady but no Dutchess!

Tim on October 31, 2019:

Deogi (pronounced d-o-g).

Amy, wouldn't be difficult to change from Jinx to Jinxie.

Amy on September 19, 2019:

I have a brindle lurcher called Jinx, i regret called her jinx because people always think shes a boy so i have to say no shes a girl i should have picked something that is clearly a girls name and also it makes her sound unpredictable and i hate that when i shout jinx people arnt like aww what a cute name they move their children away, if i would of called her lucy or pettle people would be like aww what a cute name the dog must be good, just a heads up for people who are thinking about naming thier dog something unuasual or unique remember people steriotype you and your dog buy what you name it.

If i had a mastiff called tyson people would automatically think council estate but if i had a poodle called milo people would think cute cuddly family dog, just a helpful bit of advice people souldnt judge you on the name of your dog but they do unfortunately.

nope on September 04, 2019:

the name of my dog was toula sadly we had to put her down last year

Sandra on August 29, 2019:

Our German short haired pointer is named Buckshot because of the spots. Our golden retriever is named Joy because she was born on Christmas Day.

Ann on July 08, 2019:

Greatest name I have used for a greyhound is " olivia". Everyone would smile and talk to her. Gentlest dig in the world.

I don't like broccoli on April 29, 2019:

I may be getting a cute Shih Tzu and I decided to look for boy and girl names, and I am really liking these names for a boy: Tootsie, Benji, Rocco, Bently, Charlie, Cooper, Copper (If brownish), Dexter, Harley, Rocky (If grey) Odie, Barkley, Dusty (If black or brown) Camille/Cami, and Ziggy. For girls I like these names: Tootsie, Harley, Coco/Cocoa (If brown) Hazel (if brown/gold, whatever looks hazely) Mocha (If brown), Nikki (Means victory), Kona, Tilly, Brandy, Gigi, Zoey, Paisley, Harper, Oreo (if black and white) Ezra, Hershey (If brown), Kiki, Chibi and Kami. Let me know what you think :)

I’m uncomfortable with this on April 19, 2019:

Im getting a new pup and this really helped!

Dixie.Lynn. on April 15, 2019:

my dogs name is Kami because it is the female name for camo and my family is country so it matches perfectly!!!

CindyGeez on March 26, 2019:

My puppy is Paisley

Brok on February 25, 2019:

Assum

Danielle on February 17, 2019:

I have no idea what I’m going to call my brand new border co

llie puppy, she’s a girl so any suggestions?

Edna Straney from Oneonta New York on February 04, 2019:

Very cute! I will refer to this list when we get another dog! Thanks!

Jean on February 02, 2019:

We had a most beautiful Kelpie cross who lived to 16. He had a unique name Katooloo.

none-ya on January 23, 2019:

I don't have a dog but really want one. I think Tulip is a great name since dogs can be named after flowers. (like daisy)

Unknown on January 22, 2019:

My pup is sparkle

Lena on December 24, 2018:

They are many different names and that helps us to deside we named her cookie

Tina on December 10, 2018:

My dog is called Aleena it means Sun ray and he is the light of our life, a golden retriever puppy.

Bella on October 15, 2018:

I think that Gwendoline (a.k.a. : Gwen) sounds great.

Bubby on August 31, 2018:

means "endeared" one in Ukrainian

ev on August 29, 2018:

my dogs name was Pandora, but I always called her Pandy Dandy!

thumbelina on August 15, 2018:

is this a cute name for a chihuahu

Animal lover on July 23, 2018:

Phoebe, khaos, tinx, cami/toffee are my dogs names

DANI on July 20, 2018:

I think Mia and Ellie are cute and cool names

U on June 27, 2018:

Trixia is a name I came up with. Maybe for a small dog.

Furever Friends on June 26, 2018:

I think Cupcake is sweet

Andro Dominic Rand from San Jose, CA on June 10, 2018:

I love the name Ezra and Talia

Eme on May 31, 2018:

I love puppies but i have none and i want to get at lease five

Girt on May 12, 2018:

I have a friend that has a beagle named Charolette. I figured it would be a popular name, but can't find it's meaning

koko on April 22, 2018:

Either naming my new shy and sweet pup: Cotton, Angel, or Tilly. its so hard to find a name for your pet. We might go with cotton but dont know for sure

Lola Charles on April 15, 2018:

You should have put Stella because that means star you might have but I proboly missed it.

Maddie on March 30, 2018:

Child of light

Ruby on March 29, 2018:

Luna

Kk on January 05, 2018:

My grandfather has a new bullterrier that he got yesterday and we named her roxy.

sofia-mae on December 01, 2017:

i called mine hazel I wondered if any body wanted to magpie it??

L.D on November 29, 2017:

I know this is a dog site but what about names for a dog that is part wolf? Plz let me know some names that might fit for a dog that has some wolf in 'em. Thanks

Baily on September 11, 2017:

I have an all white pitbull puppy that came from hurricane Harvey in Texas I can't find a name for her though

Dog lover on June 27, 2017:

Macey,Tracey,Roxie,Cookie,Maddie,Cinnamon,

Gracie Jae on June 18, 2017:

I had a big Rottweiler/Husky mix that I named Bruin, which was the word that the Dutch called brown bears when they first came to America. It's a great name for big dogs :)

Sara on June 06, 2017:

Timber my friends dog is named that

Emma on May 29, 2017:

Jessie

Adrienne on May 14, 2017:

I have a Shih Tzu named Lexi & a boxer named Molly.

Smn on May 10, 2017:

Jo mama ha

on April 24, 2017:

Maybe Stella or Cocoa my favorite is princess

Laura Alyssa on March 16, 2017:

Why Not Candy That's my puppy's name.

TheFancyRatVet on February 21, 2017:

What about Lola? Which is my dog's name. LOL...

lyne on February 16, 2017:

Roxy

Karlea on January 22, 2017:

My puppy is named blossom

Jack on January 02, 2017:

I don't know give me suggestions

Summer on January 01, 2017:

I think the name should be bamboo

America Grajales on December 25, 2016:

Bella

Janvi on November 14, 2016:

Doggy