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100+ Cute Female Dog Names and Meanings

Updated on November 9, 2016
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Our furry companions deserve the best we can provide for them. That includes a cute name that fits their personality and appearance. The following list is a great place to start looking for the perfect name. Below the list, we offer tips that can help the process.

Female Dog Names A-C

Name
Meaning
Ally
Pure heart
Anna, Annie
Gracious
Ariel
Heavenly singer; the star of Disney’s Little Mermaid
Bianca
White
Biscuit
A salty little cracker
Bree
Upbeat
Buttercup
A yellow flower
Camille, Cami
Fast; great innocence
Cleo (Short for Cleopatra)
Glory and father
Cupcake
A little cake with frosting

Female Dog Names D-I

Name
Meaning
Daffodil
A yellow spring flower
Dodie, Dot, or Dotty (short for Dorothy)
Adored woman
Elsa
My God is a promise; cheerful
Fleur, Flora
Flower
Ginny
Maiden
Harper
Musician
Holly
A plant with red berries (symbolic of Christmas)
Iota
A small quantity
Isis
Egyptian goddess
Izzy (short for Isabel, Isabella, Isadora)
Sounds like baby-talk for "Is"
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Names J-L

Name
Meaning
Jinx, Jinxy
Magic appeal or charm
Joy
Jubilation; euphoria
Kalani
The sky; the boss
Kali
Fierce
Koko
Short for a number of Japanese names
Kori
God's peace
Lady
A female with grace; titular character in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp
Leona
Lion
Lola, Lolita (short for Dolores)
Sorrows
Lolly
Short for lollipop

Names M-O

Name
Meaning
Maggie (short for Margaret)
Pearl
Maxi, Maxine
Female version of Max
Melody
Musical arrangement
Mitzi (short for Maria)
Bitter, beloved, rebel, wished-for child
Mugsy
'Mug' is a slang word alluding to the face
Noelle
Born on Christmas
Noodle
Pasta; a silly person
Nyla
Champion
Olive, Olivia
A fruit-bearing tree; Olive Oyl was Popeye's girlfriend
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P-R

Name
Meaning
Pasha
An individual of high rank
Peaches
Fruit
Pearl
Treasure made by oysters
Penny
Spunky; copper coin
Petal
Part of a flower (plays on the word 'pet')
Piper
Flute-player
Pixie
Fairy
Primrose
A kind of flower (plays on the word 'prim')
Queenie
Royal and regal
Rafiki
Friend
Rasha
Young gazelle
Raven
Black bird
Reiko
Courteous child
Romy
From Rome
Roz, Rozz, Rozzie (from Rosalind)
Beautiful; pretty as a rose
Ruby
Red jewel

S-T

Name
Meaning
Sadie
Princess
Sammy
Listener
Sandy (short for Alexandria)
Defender
Sari
Noble
Shiloh
Gifted by God
Sophie, Sofie
Wise, intelligent
Tabitha
Gazelle
Tandy
Strong
Tillie, Tilly
Powerful in fight
Tinkerbell
The fairy in Peter Pan books and movies
Trixie
Bringer of euphoria, happiness
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Names U-W

Name
Meaning
Ulani
Cheerful
Ummi
Mother
Valentina
Health
Vasha
Ruler
Velvet
Soft fabric
Vika
From the creek
Waflles
Batter cakes cooked in a waffle iron
Whisper
Quiet voice
Widget
Small gadget
Willow
Type of tree; character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Winnie
Friend; titular character in Winnie-the-Pooh

Female Dog Names X-Z

Name
Meaning
Xia
Glow of daylight
Yasmin, Yasmine
Jasmine flower
Yoko
Child; Yoko Ono
Yoshi
Good, virtuous, respectable
Zanna
God's gift
Zazu
Movement
Zelda
Warrior
Ziggy
Form of Sigmund; zigzaggy
Zippper, Zippy
Fast mover
Zola
Earth
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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
Popper
Big
Go Go Girl
Poky
Bossy
Growl
Rocket
Chibi
Jolly
Sugar
Cinnamon
Nibble
Tidbit
Curly
Nippy
Tiny
Dingo
Nut
Velvet
Fang
Otter
Ziggy
Giddy
Pepper
Zigzag

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Tips on Naming Your Pup!

When naming a female dog, there are a number of considerations:

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 trends change, but naming your dog after these brands may appear tacky.

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.

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.

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

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      Baily 5 weeks ago

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

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      Dog lover 3 months ago

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

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      Gracie Jae 4 months ago

      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 :)

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      Sara 4 months ago

      Timber my friends dog is named that

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      Emma 4 months ago

      Jessie

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      Adrienne 5 months ago

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

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      Smn 5 months ago

      Jo mama ha

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       5 months ago

      Maybe Stella or Cocoa my favorite is princess

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      Laura Alyssa 7 months ago

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

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      TheFancyRatVet 7 months ago

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

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      lyne 8 months ago

      Roxy

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      Karlea 8 months ago

      My puppy is named blossom

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      Jack 9 months ago

      I don't know give me suggestions

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      Summer 9 months ago

      I think the name should be bamboo

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      America Grajales 9 months ago

      Bella

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      Janvi 11 months ago

      Doggy