Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of the column "Conversations with Champions" for the BCSA magazine, "Borderlines."
Heavenly Names for White Dogs
The following naming suggestions are from the bright white stars of the cosmos, as well as celestial and spiritual beings, typically bathed in light or shrouded in white mists.
Names for Female Dogs That Mean White
These female dog name suggestions are derived from synonyms of the word "white" as well as objects and imaginings that are typically associated with the color white.
- Alabaster: Crossbow artilleryman and shade of off white.
- Banshee: Noisy female ghost.
- Bianca: Italian name for Blanche and Mick Jagger's first wife's name.
- Blanche: Girl's name that means white.
- Brie: Soft creamy French cheese.
- Chantilly: Type of lace made famous by Fats Domino.
- Chiffon: Gauzy light material and light lemony cake.
- China: Porcelain white.
- Daisy: White flower with a bright yellow center.
- Jasmine: Delicate white rice with a floral essence.
- Kamini: Indian rice variety.
- Lace: Intricate white trimming and linen.
- Lalu: Bengal rice variety.
- Lily: White flower that represents passion, purity and rebirth.
- Luna: Greek moon goddess.
- Ivory: Precious hard material from the tusks and teeth of large animals; as a name, it means white and pure.
- Myst: Light fog and early computer game.
- Paloma: Spanish name for dove; and Pablo Picasso's artistic daughter's name. Paloma Blanca means white dove.
- Pearl: Luminous gem of the sea; the name means virtuous.
- Ponni: Indian rice variety.
- Selene: Roman moon goddess.
- Truffles: Treasured white or black fungus.
- Whisper: Shade of white.
Male Dog Names That Mean White
These male dog name ideas are composed of synonyms, animals, and objects that we typically associate with the color white.
- Beluga: White whale and top-shelf caviar.
- Biscuit: Blonde cracker or dough bread.
- Butters: South Park character.
- Casper: Friendly, male cartoon ghost.
- Cicero: Roman politician; his name means chickpea in honor of the cleft in his chin.
- Cotton: Meaning "of the cottages;" Cotton Mather was involved in the Salem witch trials.
- Coors: Light beer.
- Danti: Bengal rice variety.
- Dover: The white cliffs of Dover, England.
- Frosty: Famous snowman.
- Grit: Breakfast dish made from ground corn usually termed in plural: grits.
- Kebo: Indonesian rice variety.
- Padi - Indonesian rice variety.
- Powder: Fine substance, usually white, as in talc, but also a good name for a gun dog like a yellow Labrador Retriever.
- Molson: Light Canadian beer.
- Moon: White orb that rules the night.
- Navy: Type of white bean.
- Salt: Old Salt is another term for a seasoned sailor; it makes a good name for a water dog such as a yellow lab.
- Specter: Frightening ghost.
- Yuki: Japanese for snow.
Arctic Names for White Spitz, Samoyed, and American Eskimo Dogs
These dog name ideas come to us from the coldest regions or our planet. The ethereal names of these white mountains, ski resorts, landscapes, and waterways evoke images of pure white winterscapes untouched by man.
Beach Inspired Names for White Dogs
These famous white beaches offer sunny names for white dogs that remind us of the fun times had while frolicking in the warm white surf. Try out one of these salty dog name suggestions or choose another favorite beach locale to imbue your pup with a sunny disposition.
- Playa: Spanish, Beach.
- Santa Rosa
Names for Small White Dogs
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Names for White Dogs From Crystal Makers
Crystal is revered for its clarity, brightness and ability to create musical notes when struck at the rim, These crystal manufacturers create magnificent animal statuary, as well as tableware that is admired worldwide. Name you white pup after one of these luxurious designers to celebrate your dog's sparking white coat.
Names for Dogs From White Gemstones
- Asscher (type of diamond cut)
- Marquis (type of diamond cut)
- Princess (type of diamond cut)
- Sodalite (Soda for short)
Wedding Dress Designers That Make Unique Dog Names
White is the traditional choice for the wedding gown, classic and elegant. These designers are the choice of the rich and famous, so why not dress you dog in a glamourous styling by naming him or her for one of these fashion greats.
Barge: Anne Barge, an Atlanta designer that specializes in classic silhouettes with modern details.
Herrera: Carline Herrera is known for her sleek, classic designs.
Honor: Giovanna Randall started Honor, a wedding dress design firm that specializes in a romantic look reminiscent of Gustav Klimt's ladies' styles.
Lauren: Ralph Lauren offers a western flair for the American bride.
McQueen: Alexander McQueen is known for his over-the-top out-of-the-box creations.
NoNA: Big, bold and traditional gowns.
Oscar: Oscar de la Renta is known for the romantic silhouette, as well as being couturier to Jacqueline Kennedy. Oscar makes a good name for a smooth coat dog.
Posen: Zac Posen designed Portia de Rossi's glamourous wedding dress among many others.
Randi: Randi Rahm has worked with everyone from Beyoncé to the Bachelorettes of Bachelorette.
Stella: Stella McCartney designed Megan Markle's princess wedding dress.
Tadashi: Lace gowns and figure-flattering silhouettes. Michelle Obama is a fan!
Vera: Vera Wang is synonymous with the wedding dress.
Wooly Names for White Dogs
These name ideas come to us from the producers of the finest wools and furs.
Angora: Rabbit breed.
Barbados: Sheep breed with dark legs
Cheviot: Sheep breed.
Dorper: Sheep breed.
Ermine: The fur of kings
Gimmer: Another name for a ewe.
Jacob: Sheep breed.
Katadin: Sheep breed.
Suffolk: Sheep breed.
Vicuñas: The rarest and most expensive wool.
Dog Name Ideas From Pale Spirits
These boozy dog names ideas come to us from the light shades of the cocktail spectrum. Have you got a favorite wine, liqueur, champagne or cocktail? Use these name ideas to add a celebratory aspect to calling your new best friend to your side.
Dog Name Ideas From Clear and Cream Liqueurs
- Monkey 47
- Don Julio
- Stoli / Stolichnaya
White Wines, Champagnes and Great Vintners
- Dom Perignon
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Liz Westwood from UK on May 26, 2020:
This is a comprehensive list of names to satisfy the needs of any owner of a dog with a white coat.
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All good names not just only for white dogs!