Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of the column "Conversations with Champions" for the BCSA magazine, Borderlines.
Hunting dogs include dogs from a wide variety of AKC groups. Both the sight hounds and scent hounds fall into the hunting dog category, as do the pointers, setters, spaniels, and retrievers. Whether you are adding a gundog or a hound to your family, consider one of these cute names for your female hunting dog.
Names From Famous Hunters in History
Blixen - The Baroness Karen Von Blixen left Denmark to live on a coffee plantation in Africa. There, she went on many hunting expeditions and took down rogue lions and other big game while on safari as well as on her plantation to protect the lives of her workers and stock. Under the pen name Isak Dinesen, she authored the great novel, Out of Africa, detailing her life there and the lives of Kenyan the natives.
Boone - Daniel Boone was an early tracker and hunter in the Kentucky wilderness. He guided many expeditions through the Cumberland Gap and trapped professionally on excursions that lasted for months at a time. Movies and TV series have been created to celebrate his life and coonskin cap.
Ishi - The last of the Yahi tribe of Native American Indians, Ishi taught Saxton Pope and Art Young, two famous American hunters of the 20th century, how to make Native American archery tackle. The threesome traveled to Yellowstone National Park, where they famously killed several bear with handmade bows and steel tipped arrows.
Lilly - Ben Lilly was one of the most famous American hunters. During the early 1900s the US Government sought assistance in reducing the predator populations in the West. Ben Lilly killed hundreds of cougars, mountain lions and bears throughout the west for the US Government. Lilly was of the opinion that anyone could kill a deer; it took a real man to kill a varmint.
Kit - Kit Carson was a famous buffalo hunter, beaver trapper, tracker and army scout. He lived among the Native Americans, where he learned their hunting and tracking skills. Later his life became the subject of books, movies and even comics.
Connor - Jack O'Connor was a famous hunter and author in the mid 1900s. Jack authored 16 books, and is one of only two hunters to have taken down 3 or more of each of the 4 wild sheep species indigenous to North America.
Teddy - Following a stint as the President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt led one of the largest expeditions to Africa in 1909 which gained worldwide attention. With over 250 porters, the hunting expedition took over 1000 specimens including over 500 big game specimens. A wildlife lover and conservationist at heart, Teddy Roosevelt set aside the land for many of America's most visited national parks.
Cute Names for Hunting Dogs From Hunting Gear and Slang
Hunting Goddess Names From Mythology
Artemis - Greek Goddess of the Hunt and the Wilderness. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister to Apollo. Artemis is the protector of young girls, childbirth and of women's health in general; deer and cypress were sacred to her.
Bendis - Thracian Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. This goddess was celebrated by torch-races on horseback during moonlight ceremonies.
Devana - The Slavic version of Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt.
Diana - Roman Goddess of the Hunt and Wilderness. Diana is one of the main figures in the Roman Pantheon, and is know as the Virgin Goddess.
Mielikki - Finnish Goddess of the Forests and the Hunt. Mielikki is also a skilled healer who healed woodland creatures and the paws of animals who had escaped from traps.
Neith - Egyptian Goddess of War and the Hunt. Neith is a fierce sky goddess. she is the mother of Ra, the sun god, and is protector of the dead.
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Pakhet - Egyptian Lioness deity and Huntress Goddess. Known also as the Goddess of Mouth of the Wadi, Pakhet is said the have wondered the desert alone at night in search of vermin where she also gained the name, Night Huntress with the Sharp Eye and Pointed Claw. The Greeks associated her with Artemise, their goddess of the hunt.
Pinga - Inuit Goddess of Hunt, Medicine and Fertility.
Names for Girl Hunting Dogs From Film and Literature
Beatrix - The Bride in Kill Bill, she hunts down her enemies one by one with deadly precision. Name your girl dog Beatrix and you can also call her Kiddo and Black Mamba!
Buffy - Hunter and slayer of vampires.
Isak - Pronounced Itzhak, Isak Denisen is the pen name of Baroness Karen Von Blixen. She Authored Out of Africa as well as many short stories, including Babette's Feast and Shadows on the Grass. A successful big game hunter herself, Denisen beautifully shares her love of Africa, its people and way of life, in her writings.
Maya - CIA operative that hunts down Bin Ladin in Zero Dark Thirty.
Pris - Bombshell replicant of the film Blade Runner played by Daryl Hannah.
Ripley - Alien hunter and space captain in Aliens, played by Sigorney Weaver.
Scout - Scout is the main character in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. An honest and brave little tomboy, Scott shows great sympathy and kindness to the reclusive Boo Raddley at the close of the novel.
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Taryn on July 29, 2018:
You should do names for sloth
Ur mom on July 13, 2018:
How do I choose so many good names
Tatum on December 23, 2017:
Ripley is a really cute name!!!