525+ Cute Female Dog Names and Meanings

Updated on February 17, 2020
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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.

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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

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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
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Female Dog Names J-L

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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
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Female Dog Names P-R

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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

Name
Meaning
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.
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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 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

Which name is the cutest for a female pup?

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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

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

    I do! A border collie named Koda.

  • What is a name for girl sweet as honey?

    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.

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

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

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

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

  • What do you think of Tara for a female puppy?

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

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

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      Davixy 

      7 days ago

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

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      Taylor 

      3 weeks ago

      I'm getting a little dog and naming her flora

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      Stardust 

      4 weeks ago

      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.:):);)

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      vmikybrs 

      5 weeks ago

      hismbkje5

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      Faji Yuki-Ko 

      2 months ago

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

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      Gabby 

      2 months ago

      Gabby means cheaefull

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      Oluseyi 

      2 months ago

      ..gonna name my samoyed puppy, Anya.

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      brooke 

      4 months ago

      please add the name aliyah or leah

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      8 months ago

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

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      Ashlyn 

      8 months ago

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

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      Tim 

      8 months ago

      Deogi (pronounced d-o-g).

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

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      Amy 

      9 months ago

      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.

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      nope 

      10 months ago

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

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      Sandra 

      10 months ago

      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.

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      Ann 

      12 months ago

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

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      I don't like broccoli 

      14 months ago

      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 :)

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      I’m uncomfortable with this 

      14 months ago

      Im getting a new pup and this really helped!

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      Dixie.Lynn. 

      15 months ago

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

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      CindyGeez 

      15 months ago

      My puppy is Paisley

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      Brok 

      16 months ago

      Assum

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      Danielle 

      16 months ago

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

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

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      Edna Straney 

      17 months ago from Oneonta New York

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

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      Jean 

      17 months ago

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

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      none-ya 

      17 months ago

      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)

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      Unknown 

      17 months ago

      My pup is sparkle

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      Lena 

      18 months ago

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

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      Tina 

      19 months ago

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

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      Bella 

      21 months ago

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

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      Bubby 

      22 months ago

      means "endeared" one in Ukrainian

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      ev 

      22 months ago

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

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      thumbelina 

      23 months ago

      is this a cute name for a chihuahu

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      Animal lover 

      23 months ago

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

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      DANI 

      24 months ago

      I think Mia and Ellie are cute and cool names

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      2 years ago

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

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      Furever Friends 

      2 years ago

      I think Cupcake is sweet

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      Andro Dominic Rand 

      2 years ago from San Jose, CA

      I love the name Ezra and Talia

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      Eme 

      2 years ago

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

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      Girt 

      2 years ago

      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

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      koko 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Lola Charles 

      2 years ago

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

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      Maddie 

      2 years ago

      Child of light

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      Ruby 

      2 years ago

      Luna

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      Kk 

      2 years ago

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

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      sofia-mae 

      2 years ago

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

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      L.D 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Baily 

      2 years 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 years ago

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

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      Gracie Jae 

      3 years 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 

      3 years ago

      Timber my friends dog is named that

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      Emma 

      3 years ago

      Jessie

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      Adrienne 

      3 years ago

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

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      Smn 

      3 years ago

      Jo mama ha

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      3 years ago

      Maybe Stella or Cocoa my favorite is princess

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      Laura Alyssa 

      3 years ago

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

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      TheFancyRatVet 

      3 years ago

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

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      lyne 

      3 years ago

      Roxy

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      Karlea 

      3 years ago

      My puppy is named blossom

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      Jack 

      3 years ago

      I don't know give me suggestions

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      Summer 

      3 years ago

      I think the name should be bamboo

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      America Grajales 

      3 years ago

      Bella

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      Janvi 

      3 years ago

      Doggy

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