70+ Unique Names For Dogs With Blue Eyes

Updated on November 18, 2018
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Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of a column, "Conversations with Champions," for the BCSA magazine, Borderlines.

Here are 70+ great dog names for your blue-eyed pup!
Here are 70+ great dog names for your blue-eyed pup! | Source

The Mystique of Dogs With Blue Eyes

Dogs with blue eyes fascinate us with their cool, icy stares that seem to look into and beyond our souls. Since ancient times, blue has been a mystical color, often worn on amulets to protect the wearer from evil. The "evil eye" itself is a blue amulet, representing the eye of the gods and is worn throughout the Mediterranean to protect the wearer from misfortune. Whether your pup is an Arctic working dog or a pastoral herding dog, these names for dogs with blue eyes celebrate your best friend's unparalleled position as the family protector and talisman.

Scroll down to see the list of dog breeds with blue eyes. Feel free to add your favorite names for dogs with blue eyes in the comments section below!

Names for Male and Female Dogs With Blue Eyes

These unisex names celebrate the wide range of shades blue.

  • Azure: The color of a clear blue sky
  • Bleu: Means blue in French
  • Capri: a deep sky blue
  • China: A term for blue eyes and spotted eyes in dogs used by collie breeders
  • Cobalt: Derived from the German word Kobald, meaning goblin, cobalt, a chemical element, has been used since the bronze age for adding a rich blue tint to glass and ceramics across the ancient world.
  • Cyan: A greenish blue, cyan is synonymous with aqua. Originally, cyan was derived as a dye from the cornflower plant.
  • Icy: Blue ice occurs on glaciers when snow falls on them and compresses, creating air bubbles that cause the ice to appear blue.
  • Indigo: A dark blue between purple and midnight blue, the color has inspired artists from Duke Ellington to the female duo, The Indigo Girls.
  • Ocean: Do you get lost in your dog's beautiful blue eyes? Then Ocean might be the right name for them!
  • Powder: Powder, as a name, packs a punch. No less than five movies have been released in the last two decades whose titles focus on the essence of powder. Powder brings to mind blue, snow, cocaine, gunpowder, sugar, and the list goes on. Name your dog Powder, and you can call him Pow!
  • Oxford: "Blues" are awarded at Oxford and Cambridge, as well as many other universities throughout the British Commonwealth, for the highest levels of athletic achievement. Those who compete at national levels are awarded full blue, while those competing regionally are awarded half blue status. Name your blue-eyed dog Oxford if you want a terrific athlete with a competitive spirit.
  • Skye: Sky blue is a lighter shade of blue than azure. It is described as the sun at noon. Skye is a popular name for herding breeds that cover the flocks in pastures as perfectly as the sky above.
  • Zaffre: A deep blue pigment created by roasting cobalt ore

Celeste is derived from the word celestial. Name your girl Celeste if you want an angelic companion.
Celeste is derived from the word celestial. Name your girl Celeste if you want an angelic companion. | Source

Female Names From Shades of Blue

  • Alice: Alice blue was a pale shade of blue favored by Alice Roosevelt, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. Her affinity for this shade of blue caused a national fashion sensation, with its own theme song, "Alice Blue Gown," featured in the musical Irene.
  • Azura: Spanish for sky blue
  • Baby: Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Name your blue-eyed girl Baby, and she can have her own theme song, Bad Finger's Baby Blue.
  • Capri: Capri is a deep sky blue and the color of the Mediterranean sea. More specifically, it is the color of the water of the Blue Grotto, located on the Isle of Capri, in the midday sun.
  • Celeste: Italian sky blue, Celeste is derived from the word celestial. Name your girl Celeste if you want an angelic companion.
  • Doli: A Native American name meaning “bluebird”
  • Lapis: Lapis is a blue stone used to make ancient ultramarine dyes and pigments. This stone was used to make the eyebrows on the gold death mask of Tutankhamen.
  • Maya: An ancient shade of blue used in Central America
  • Robin: Robins egg blue is a pale blue tinted with green.
  • Sapphire: This blue gemstone is the symbol of power and strength, as well as kindness and good judgement. As a blue stone, it represents the forces of the highest celestial powers, hope, and faith.
  • Teal: A blue-green shade, teal represents the union of heaven and Earth.
  • Tiffany: Only the most exquisite jewels and charms are contained in a Tiffany's little blue box. Name your girl Tiffany if you want a companion that is as beautiful on the inside as she is auspiciously delightful on the outside.

Male Names for Blue-Eyed Dogs

Name
Meaning/Inspiration
Admiral
A shade of blue
Aoki
An evergreen blue tree
Bleu
French word for blue
Cobalt
An element that is most known for producing the unique cobalt blue color
Cerulean
The melding point between azure blue and sky blue
Han
A blue pigment developed in China and used in imperial paintings from 1045 BC until 220 AD. Name your dog Han if you are also a Star Wars fan
Hinto
Native American in origin, it means having deep blue eyes.
Montana
El Dorado Bar and Yogo Gulch, both in Montana, are the most widely known localities for producing sapphires in North America. Currently, the largest US-producing mine comes from Gem Mountain in Montana.
Navy
The darkest shade of pure blue
Neptune
Neptune is the Roman god of the sea; also, the planet Neptune is known to be blue in color
Royal
A rich medium blue, name your boy Royal-T if you are seeking a battle-rapping companion.
Slate
A dark bluish grey; can also name your dog Slate if you are ready for new beginnings.
Yale
Deeply ingrained in the university's identity, Yale blue originated on the pennants flown at rowing competitions in the 1800s.
Doesn't he just look like a Levi?
Doesn't he just look like a Levi? | Source

Blue Jeans Inspired Names for Male Dogs

  • Calvin: Calvin Klein took blue jeans to a new height in fashion with his Brooke Shields ad campaign of the 1970s. Name your dog Calvin, and nothing will come between you two.
  • Denim: The toughest of blue fabrics, and the only fabric suitable for cowboys of the Wild West.
  • Diesel: A brand of blue jeans and casual wear, and the adopted stage name of tough guy Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair).
  • Levi: Levi Strauss founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans, and his first name is now synonymous with denim.
  • Lucky: Lucky Brand blue jeans are the hipsters' favorite brand.
  • Wrangler: Continuing in the denim tradition, wranglers are the tough jeans that won the west.

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Female Puppy Names Inspired by Blue Flowers

  • Atasi: A type of traditional blue flower
  • Bluebell: The bluebell is a beautiful and whimsical flower that is associated with humility and everlasting love.
  • Daisy: The daisy represents faith, joy, hope, and new beginnings as well as loyalty and trust.
  • Hyacinth: The hyacinth symbolizes sport and play, while the blue hyacinth additionally expresses sincerity.
  • Iris: The iris represents faith, hope, endurance, wisdom, and courage.
  • Rose: The Blue Rose of Sharon is a purplish shade of blue hydrangea. The center of the trumpet is purple with a pale yellow stamen.
  • Veronica: This beautiful blue flower symbolizes love, purity, and youth.

An Arctic breed, the Siberian Husky often has blue eyes.
An Arctic breed, the Siberian Husky often has blue eyes. | Source

Arctic Locale Name Inspirations for Puppies with Blue Eyes

A-K
N-Z
Clinton (Creek)
Nome
Denali
Palmer
Faro
Polar
Haines (Lake)
Ross (River)
Homer
Sitka
Juneau
Teslen
Kenai
Watson (Lake)
Keno
Yukon
Kodiak
 

Other Names for Blue-Eyed Dogs

Female

  • Afina: Means blueberry in Romanian
  • Ariel: The Disney mermaid had blue eyes.
  • Brooke: Represents a small, blue stream
  • Doli: Means bluebird
  • Dory: The adorable forgetful fish in Finding Nemo
  • Joy: The blue character on Inside Out
  • Livie: Means the color blue
  • Sunila: Indian for blue

Male

  • Hinto: Canadian word for blue
  • Hitomi: Japanese for blue eyes
  • Mavi: Turkish for blue
  • Frank: This name could be a great homage to Frank Sinatra who was known for having blue eyes.
  • Monster: Inspired by the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street

List of Dog Breeds With Blue Eyes

If you happen to love blue eyes on dogs, you are in luck. There are many breeds in which blue eyes occur, although they are often not preferred or may even be considered a fault for certain breeds. Blue eyes in a breed where it is considered a disqualifying fault can give you an opportunity to own an otherwise show quality puppy at a pet price. Blue eyes and perfection? That's a win-win! However, beware of unscrupulous breeders who breed only to produce certain color traits in their puppies to the exclusion of good health and structure, especially if that trait is considered a disqualifying fault for that breed.

  • Alaskan Malamute: Dark eyes are preferred, however, blue eyes do occur. Blue eyes are considered a disqualifying fault.
  • Australian Cattle Dog: The AKC breed standard calls for dark brown eyes, however, blue eyes can occur with certain merle patterns.
  • Australian Shepherd: Blue eyes are permissible under the AKC breed standard and can occur on any coat color or pattern as full blue or split blue eyes.
  • Border Collie: Blue can occur in any coat color or pattern. Blue eyes are acceptable, although not preferred in the AKC standard.
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi: Blue eyes and wall eyes are permissible only in the merle pattern.
  • Chinese Crested: Blue eyes do occur in the Chinese Crested, and while dark eyes are preferred, there are no disqualifying faults in the Chinese Crested standard.
  • Collie (Rough and Smooth Collies): Dark brown is the preferred color, although merles may have "China" eyes. China eyes are whitish, blue, or spotted with white and blue.
  • Dachshund: Acceptable when it occurs on "dapple" pattern dogs, referred to as merle in most other breeds.
  • Dalmatian: Brown is the standard for the Dalmatian, however blue eyes do occur. Blue eyes are considered a disqualifying fault, and Dalmatians with blue eyes will only be registered with limited registration.
  • Great Dane: Blue eyes are seen most frequently in the harlequin coat pattern but may occur genetically in other coat patterns. Dark eyes are preferable.
  • Old English Sheepdog: Dark brown and blue or china eyes are acceptable. An amber eye is most undesirable.
  • Pembroke Corgi: Light eyes and bluish eyes are undesirable but not a disqualifying fault.
  • Shetland Sheepdog: It is acceptable under the AKC breed standard for merles to have blue eyes. While blue can occur on other coat patterns, only blue eyes on merle pattern coats are show quality. Blue eyes on other coat patterns are a disqualifying fault.
  • Siberian Husky: Brown, blue and, partial-colored eyes are acceptable.
  • Weimaraner: Gray and blue-gray eyes are acceptable.
  • Whippet: Dark eyes are desirable; light yellow or blue eyes are a disqualifying fault.

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        ShannaAnna 

        2 months ago

        I have a breathtakingly gorgeous, gentle, sweet baby girl named Luna Belle. She is a mouthful... A tri color, piebald, saddled, brindle, patchwork Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog/ Rat Terrier mix with heterochromia (one brown eye and one ice blue, or glass eye ) I named her Luna Belle. Luna bc I brought her home on a day that there was an eclipse and her eyes made me think of the beauty of outer space. Belle was in memory of my Basenji / Sharpei mix that I had just lost after 14 years, Bella (short for Jezabelle) My Luna Belle is the most wonderful girl and I am so lucky to have found her in this life

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        PaigeHunady@gmail.com 

        2 months ago

        We have a buetiful blue eyed small red huskie. She is amazing. Were stuck on a name. Her orginal name was brook, which fits her but I know theres a better name somewhere out there. Havent seen it yet, all of these names are just ok.

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        franksdad 

        3 months ago

        I have a staffordshire terrier with blue/grey eyes his name is Frank Sinatra

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        Spotty 

        7 months ago

        We have a beautiful 3/4 catahoula 1/4 neo mastiff he has blue to ice coloured eyes and his name is Typhoon he is 8 months old and weights in at 25 kgs

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        Brooke 

        10 months ago

        Brooke is a girl name, and it also means river, stream, or creek.

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        Julie 

        16 months ago

        What about frank sinatra!?

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        Natalie Lawrence 

        16 months ago

        We have a white Polar Husky with beautiful blue eyes. She is 9 1/2 months old. We wanted her name to reflect her heritage and where they are most common, even though there is nothing common about her.

        We named her Aurora after the beautiful lights over parts of Alaska, fits her perfectly

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        Marisol 

        17 months ago

        What about a labrador

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        Tommy 

        18 months ago

        I had a beautiful husky chow mix she just passed I know the feeling of true sadness I'm told the tears turn to smiles someday and in time they will but we can't control things as life but we can give them the best life possible while they are here and they can't be replaced but each one has their own ways of getting our love

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        Solaras 

        19 months ago

        You should Nell, they add so much to life. A home is empty without them warming it for you while you are out for the day. You can adopt an older dog, or go for a puppy. You are still young!!

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        Nell Rose 

        19 months ago from England

        What a great list! and the names are wonderful! I miss my dog, we had a collie cross Alsatian, but she died and I haven't got another one, but maybe one day!

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        Solaras 

        24 months ago

        It's really hard to lose them, but they do bring so much love and humor into our lives. You should consider getting another dog, maybe a blue eyed rescue dog!

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        Jean Bakula 

        24 months ago

        I used to have a blue eyed Siberian Husky, he was born on my birthday. He lived to be 14, and I never had the heart to get another pet. He was wonderful around little children and protective, but shed like mad!

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        Solaras 

        2 years ago

        Hi kalinin1158 - Go for Alice - she was a powerful intellectual and behind the scenes political apparatchik.

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        Lana Adler 

        2 years ago from California

        Cool list! Incidentally, I'm looking for a name for a blue-eyed baby, and I've been thinking of Alice but had no idea that it was actually also a shade of blue. Interesting...

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