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Throughout history, gemstones and jewels have appealed to humans. Their beauty—and, in some cases, rarity—have made them highly sought-after prized possessions.
If you are looking for a dog name and think that your dog is one of these precious gems, then this article is for you. You'll find names inspired by almost every type of gemstone out there, as well as plenty of other jewel-related terms.
The names are divided into the following convenient groups to help you find what you are looking for:
- Precious Gems
- Semiprecious Gems
- Jewelry Terms
- Gemstone Colors
- Gemstone Meanings
So, whether your new pup is a diamond in the rough, reminds you of the crown jewels of Europe, or just can't live without lots of bling, then this list has you covered.
Dog Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones
Diamonds may be some girls' best friends, but puppies make even better friends. Why not give your beloved new friend a name befitting their shining star status?
You can't go wrong with a name inspired by the most precious items in the world.
- Di (from Diamond)
- Emma (from Emerald)
- Saffie (from Sapphire)
Dog Names Inspired by Semiprecious Stones
There are very few precious gems in the world, but there are plenty of semiprecious ones that are just as special.
Take a look at these names and maybe one of them will dazzle you with their brilliance.
Aggie (from Agate)
Dot (from Peridot)
Morgan (from Morganite)
Alex (from Alexandrite)
Flora (from Flourite)
Amy (from Amethyst)
Rhodo (from Rhodonite)
Aqua (from Aquamarine)
Rose (from Rose Quartz)
Kenzie (from Kunzite)
Smoky (from Smoky Quartz)
Spike (from Spinel)
Chelsea (from Chalcedony)
Larry (from Larimar)
Sunny (from Sunstone)
Chris (from Chyrsoprase)
Laser (from Lapis Lazuli)
Tansy (from Tanzanite)
Tiger (from Tiger's Eye)
Cornelia (from Carnelian)
Mali (from Tourmaline)
Dipsy (from Diopside)
Marina (from Aquamarine)
Trina (from Citrine)
Dory (from Labradorite)
Moon (from Moonstone)
Turk (from Turquoise)
Name Ideas Inspired by Jewelry Terms
Jewels aren't all about gemstones. There are plenty of other jewelry-related terms that inspire unique dog names.
And if you choose one of these, it's sure to be a conversation piece when people ask you where your pup's name comes from.
Bandit (from Bandeau)
Link (from Chain)
Bev (from Bevel)
Lupe (from Loupe)
Maddie (from Matte)
Marky (from Marquise)
Patty (from Patina)
Rhonda (from Rondelle)
Clarice (from Clarity)
Fillie (from Filigree)
Name Ideas From Metals
If you wear more chains than the disco kings of the the seventies, and you plan to bling out your new pup's collar in the same way, then one of these names might be just what you are looking for.
- Goldie (from Gold)
- Plato (from Platinum)
- Steely (from Steel)
- Titus (from Titanium)
If your dog has a colorful personality then hopefully one of these ideas will be just what you are looking for.
Every color of the gemstone rainbow is covered.
Other Color Name Ideas
April (from Apricot)
Birthstones by Month and Color
Lots of people get doggies as birthday gifts, so a terrific way to name them is based on that.
Whether you choose a birthstone based on the month you were born, or the month your new furry friend was, you can't go wrong.
Clear or other colors
Pearl or Alexandrite
White or Pink
Many people in the world believe that gemstones have significant meanings. If that is important to you, then perhaps you'll be inspired by one of these ideas.
Stability, Happiness, Balance
Happy, Joy, Mary
Caring, Warmth, Nurturing
Calm, Peaceful, Wisdom
Harmony, Well-Being, Prosperity
Were You Able to Find a Name?
This list is a great place to start if you are looking for a gemstone or jewelry-related dog name.
From type of stone to color, and practically everything in between, there's a little something for everyone here.
Good luck finding the perfect name for your precious pup!
© 2019 Claudia Mitchell
Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 10, 2019:
Thanks! I was looking for names that were like yellow so this one fit the bill. It's also a pretty flower. It's fun coming up with different dog names. If we ever get another dog, I'll have plenty to choose from.
Adrienne Farricelli on April 05, 2019:
Claudia, you are a volcano of ideas! You put so much creativity in your work. I had a client with a dog called Jonquil and never realized it was a gemstone color.
Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 02, 2019:
That's a great name for a horse, and very sparkly too! :-) Thanks for reading Ellison.
Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on February 01, 2019:
Such a fun and cool article! I love the layout as well. Really easy and fun to read. I don't currently have any dogs with gemstone names. I do have a boarded horse named Ruby though!
Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 31, 2019:
Thank you Liz. When I was doing research for this article I found some that I wasn't familiar with either.
Liz Westwood from UK on January 30, 2019:
This is a very thorough list. There are some gemstones that I have not come across before.