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200+ Traditional Country, Western, and Southern Dog Names

Sam is a country bumpkin at heart, living in California as a reluctant Texas transplant and knows that a dog is a family's best friend.

Southern and country dog names

Southern and country dog names

Southerners are proud and attached to their families, land, roots, and their canines. Our dogs are more than just pets—they are companions and family members that share our roofs and drink from our wells. For this reason, dog names are terms of endearment in a Southern household. Whether we call him/her Bo, Jo, or Lucy Loo, these names carry sentiments of love and are passed down from generation to generation.

Below you'll find a handsome collection of classic Southern names for your male or female dog. These names are as wild as the countryside and as Southern as chicken fry, but they are also pretty cute names that could fit any dog, even ones with urban or Yankee roots.

Traditional Southern Dog Names

  1. Bear: A popular name for a brown country dog, especially a fluffy or fierce one.
  2. Buddy: A traditional dog name for that faithful companion that never leaves your side, whether you're riding the John Deer or going to town in your pickup.
  3. Buster: Another often-used Southern name for a playful puppy.
  4. Duke: A regal and traditional Southern namesake for a dog that commands respect.
  5. Foxy: One of many popular names for dogs with red or orange coats.
  6. Gracie: A classic Southern name for a stylish lap dog or a beautiful long-coated shepherd dog.
  7. Gus: The name you choose for a dog that will grow old with you and sit with you on the porch while you watch the fields in your rocking chair.
  8. Jessie: Perfect for a dog with a Southern rebellious streak.
  9. Jojo: A traditional redneck name that could fit a male or female dog.
  10. Lacy: Often used for female farm dogs, like Australian Shepherds or Collies.
  11. Lulu: It doesn't get any more Southern than this.
  12. Marley: Perfect for a friendly outdoor dog with a cool vibe.
  13. Rex: This name is perfect for a tough dog, like a Pitbull or strong hunting dog.
  14. Roxy: A beautiful, but cool name for a showdog type.
  15. Sassy: For that feisty, young girl pup.
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Dog Names Popular in the South

Abby

Boone

Jolene

Ace

Bud

June

Ada

Bullet

Kitty

Addie

Burt

Linda

Adelaide

Butch

Lou

Adeline

Callie

Louey

Anna Belle

Carter

Maisie

Anna Beth

Charlie

Maribelle

Anna Mae

Clementine

Marshall

Anna Banana

Cole

Mason

Anne

Connie

Miley

Archie

Daisy May

Mirabelle

Bailey

Dan

Moxy

Bandit

Davis

Pepper

Barbara

Delta

Red

Beau

Dixie

Rosie

Benny

Earl

Rutabaga

Betsy

Eli

Ryker

Betty

Emma

Scarlett

Billy

Finn

Shelby

Biscuit

Ginger

Smokey

Blanche

Glory

Sundance

Blue

Hallie

Tallulah

Bo

Hank

Tammy

Bob

Harper

Uncle

BobbyJo

Hazel

Weston

Bonanza

Jamie

Willow

Bonnie

Jim Bob

Yeller

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Country Dog Names

Angel

Gunner

Parker

Belle

Harley

Pearl

Benny

Huckleberry

Penny

Boomer

Jake

Preston

Bubba

Jasper

RIle

Butter

Jax

Rudy

Candy

Jeb

Sallie

Cash

Jed

Sally

Champ

Joey

Sam

Chance

King

Sawyer

Chase

Lady

Scout

Clyde

Lee

Teddy

Cody

Lucky

Tessa

Cooper

Luke

Toby

Davy

Lulu

Trixie

Delilah

Mabel

Tucker

Dottie

Maverick

Twain

Faye

Molly

Ty

Frankie

Ollie

Zeke

Georgia

Otis

Ziggy

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Western Dog Names

Angus

Dallas

Ryder

Austin

Dog

Sage

Banjo

Dusty

Savannah

Blaze

Houston

Shadow

Boone

Indy

Shiloh

Boots

Junior

Sienna/Sierra

Buck/Bucky

Laney

Silver

Cacti

Lariat

Spur

Canyon

Lasso

Summer

Carolina

Levi

Sunny

Cheyenne

Lonestar

Tex

Chief

Piper

Trigger

Colt

Ranchero

Walker

Dakota

Rocky

Wayne

Dale

Rusty

Woody

Dog Names Inspired by Country Singers

Blake

Hank

Rogers

Brad

Jennings

Shania

Brooks

Jo

Strait

Carrie

Johnny

Swift

Cash

Keith

Taylor

Chesney

Kenny

Tim

Chuck

Leanne

Toby

Conway

Loretta

Travis

Dierks

Martina

Trayce

Dolly

Mcgraw

Trisha

Dwight

Merle

Twain

Elvis

Mimi (for Miranda Lambert)

Twitty

Faith

Nelson

Vince

Garth

Patsy

Waylon

George

Presley

Willie

Gretchen

Randy

Wynonna

Haggard

Reba

Wynette

How to Create More Southern Dog Names

I could add more, but I'll stop here. I'd love to hear what some of you have named your good ol' Southern dogs. If you can't quite find the right name from this list, here are some tips I have.

  • Use Tree and Flower Names: Oak, Willow, and Clover are just some examples of using nature for name ideas. Country people spend a lot of time outdoors and we appreciate what nature has to offer. Likewise, our dogs love the outdoors, so it only makes sense to name them after some sort of growth.
  • Patriotic Names: The red, white, and blue runs through our blood. Why not dedicate your dog's name to a city, state, or hero from history. Some ideas that come to mind are Dakota, Arizona, Lincoln, or Winslow.
  • Inanimate Objects: If you're a bit daring and want to get creative, you could name your dog after some classic things that are typical of the countryside, such as Truck, Fiddle, or Hay.

Comments

jen on March 19, 2020:

awesome country names!i picked a few for my litter of german shepherd pups.Thanx!