300+ Unique Female Dog Names by Category

Updated on April 12, 2018

Looking for an Awesome Name for Your New Female Puppy or Dog?

A female puppy deserves a great name, and it's best to find a name within the first week or so. Getting to know your dog before naming her is important, but the quicker you name her, the better it will be for both pet and owner.

The good news is that if you've come here looking for some unique and creative dog names, you've come to the right place. Here you're going to find a large list of memorable names for female dogs that will be fit to use for virtually any breed or color. She deserves something better than Poochy!

Top 10 Female Dog Names

  1. Queen
  2. Opal
  3. Hashtag
  4. Dingo
  5. Banshee
  6. Faye
  7. Penny
  8. Holliday
  9. Won Ton
  10. Glorious

Below, you'll find 290+ more cool name ideas for any girl dog, large or small!

A Long List of Cool Female Dog Names

A-G
G-O
O-Z
Abby
Gidget
Olive
Adara
Ginger
Opal
Addison
Glorious
Ophelia
Adele
Godiva
Orchid
Air Supply
Golden Girl
Pandora
Almond
Goldie
Paradise
Alyssa
Gypsy
Payton
Amber
Half-Note
Pearl
Angelina
Halle
Pebbles
Antoinette
Harmony
Penny
Aphrodite
Holiday
Pepper
Applejack
Holly
Periwinkle
Aquamarine
Honeysuckle
Piper
Asia
Hope
Pippin
Aster
Inari
Pistachio
Atlanta Princess
Indigo
Pixie
Bambi
Iris
Pocahontas
Baroness
Isabella
Primrose
Beauty
Ivy
Princess
Belle
Jade
Queen Ann
Bianca
Jasmine
Queen Rasha
Bindi
Jelly Bean
Rapunzel
Bittersweet
Jenna
Raven
Bliss
Jewel
Reese
Blossom
Jezebelle
Rio
Blush
Joan of Arc
Rosie
Bright Eyes
Jubilee
Roxy
Brooklyn
Juno
Ruby
Buttercup
Kaleidoscope
Sabrina
Cabaret
Karma Chameleon
Sadie
Cameo
Katniss
Sapphire
Carly
Kenya
Sappho
Carnation
Kimbra
Sasha
Cerise
Kimmie
Savannah
Charity
Kimono
Scarlett
Chestnut
Kisses
Sedona
Cher
Kiwi
Serenity
Cherry
Kylee
Sherbet
Cheyenne
Lady
Sidney
Chloe
Ladybug
Sienna
Cinnamon
Lady J
Silky
Cleo (Cleopatra)
Laney
Silvia
Climax
Lassie
Siri
Clover
Lavender
Sirius
Coco
Lemon
Snapdragon
Confectionery
Lexi
Snookie
Cookie
Libby
Snowflake
Courtney
Licorice
Sookie
Crystal
Locket
Sophie
Cupid
Lovely
Sparkle
Dahlia
Love Potion #9
Spirit
Daiquiri
Luna
Starburst
Daisy
Mackenzie
Starla
Dakota
Maddie
Starr
Darbie
Madison
Storm
Darla
Madonna
Sugar
Desert Rose
Magenta
Sunrise Dawn
Destiny
Mallory
Sweetheart
Dewdrop
Mango
Taboo
Dolly
Man Killer
Taffy
Dora
Maple
Tessa
Duchess
Marigold
Trinket
Eden
Marilyn
Trisha
Electra
Marley
Trixie
Ella
Mary Jane (MJ)
Twinkie
Elvira
Meadowlark
Twinkle
Essex
Melody
Utah
Evanescence
Minx
Venus
Ever After
Molly
Violet
Expresso
Moondancer
Victorious
Eyota (The Greatest)
Muffin
Vixen
Faith
Mystic
Whimsey
Fancy
Nabisco
Whisper
Fantasia
Nala
Whitney
Feebs
Narcissus
Willow
Felicity
Nell
Wisteria
Fifi
Nessa
Xena
Fiona
Nibbles
Yasmin
Flo
Nightingale
Yoko
Foxface
Nikita
Yori (which means trustworthy)
Foxy
Nina
Zara
Gabby
Odessa
Zelda
Galaxy
Olivia
Zuzu

How to Find the Perfect Name for Your Dog

What NOT to do:

  • Avoid names that sound too much like other household members' names. If you call your daughter, Maya, and your dog Gaia comes running, it's just confusing for everyone.
  • Try not to select a name that sounds like a command. Flit, Shay, and Zoe might sound too much like sit, stay, or no.

What to do:

  • Choose a name that's easy to say, with one or two syllables. Saying "Scheherazade" over and over again might get tedious, and dogs recognize and respond more easily to short words. Or, if you love Scheherazade, consider shortening it to Zadie.
  • Consider a name with hard consonants (like b, k, or a hard g) which may be easier for dogs to hear than a sibilant (ssss) sound.
  • You might take your dog's breed or heritage into consideration when coming up with a name. For example, give a German name to a German shepherd or a French name to a poodle.
  • Choose a name that you enjoy saying, that feels good in your mouth, since you're going to be saying it for many years!

Large Female Dog Names

A-D
D-M
O-Z
Alaska
Dragon
Ozma
Athena
Everest
Phoebe
Baby
Fiona
Pyrenees
Baleen
Fuji
Queen
Banyan
Gaia
Sequoia
Banshee
Godzilla
Sierra
Brawny
Hero
Sumo
Brunhilda
Hildegarde
Teton
Burly
Himalaya
Titania
Dahlia
Jupiter
Tonka
Deluxe
Maxi
Venus

Idea:

Why not name a large dog "Pixie" or a small dog "Godzilla"? An unexpected name is sure to make people smile.

Small Female Dog Names

A-D
E-M
O-Z
Bambi
Faye
Pippin
Bonsai
Gherkin
Pixie
Bonbon
Gizmo
Pocket
Bug
Grasshopper
Posy
Button
Kitty
Roo
Biscuit
Lilliuputian (Lil for short)
Rosebud
Bullet
Mini
Skittles
Chiquita
Minion
Tapas
Dingo
Moxie
Tinkerbell
Demi
Munchkin
Toy

Place Names for Female Dogs

A-C
C-P
Q-Z
Adelaide (Addy)
Carolina
Reno
Albany
Florence
Sahara
Avalon
Geneva
Tijuana
Brooklyn
Malibu
Toulouse
Cairo
Paisley
Zhoukou

Female Dog Names Inspired by Books, Movies, and Celebrities

A-J
K-S
T-Z
Blanchett
Mae
Tallulah
Chibi
Meryl
Tilda
Daenerys
Pepper
Toto
Dogmatix
Ponyo
Uma
Fang
Puddles
Wags
Fay Wray
Rooney
Winona
Garbo
Rizzo
Winslet
Garland
Santa's Little Helper
Xena
Genevieve
Scamper
Yoda
Gizmo
Shiloh
Ziggy
Juno
Stitch
Zooey

This Is Why People Love Dogs So Much

Questions & Answers

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        Krishna 43 hours ago

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        Susan Blundell 3 days ago from Leeton

        I have a few names in mind but not in a hurry to chose a name yet ...

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        Audrey 6 days ago

        Two great names are Ohana and Makana. Ohana means family and Makana means gift. Great right.

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        Dee 2 weeks ago

        I named my jacks Nemo and Dori.

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        Skyler 2 weeks ago

        Loving the names Roo, Olive, and Poppy for my pup

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        Pea 2 weeks ago

        I love the name and it’s cute for a little puppy

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        bill 5 weeks ago

        these are real weird names

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        Laileah 6 weeks ago

        You should ad sage

        To the names I really like it

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        Cheer queen 7 weeks ago

        Lexi , Malibu , buttercup , Sadie , Luna , Gaby , Demi and Brooklyn.

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        hvvdwdhfj 7 weeks ago

        Zoie and Huzzy are good names

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        Cami 8 weeks ago

        I have a new dog

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        Hello 8 weeks ago

        I named my dog after the princess of Star Wars, Leia. It’s an unusual name so I think it should be added to the list of cool female dog names.

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        bortron7 8 weeks ago

        we named a dog: groot

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        Boomerang 2 months ago

        I love dogs

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        Nadia 2 months ago

        Lexi, Mackenzie, Gipsy. :) Those are my options.

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        Vana 2 months ago

        Sweetheart,sweetie pie

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        Queen 2 months ago

        Didn't find it on here buh that's my new dogs name!?

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        Pepper 2 months ago

        :) sooo cute

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        Buttercup 2 months ago

        I pick miss

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        I Used Lexi! 3 months ago

        I Actually Just Used This For A OC That Is A Bird... Yep... A Bird.. At Least I'm Doing Stuff 'Creatively'!

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        Pooches 3 months ago

        Nosey, he checked everything out...Yucky, he showed one day malnourished and had been attacked by bigger dogs.. Floppy dawg well his ears were big and floppy. Beans because he always had gas....Nala because the gbaby loves lion king.....

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        Cindy 3 months ago

        I have 2 female dogs and named them Lucy & ethel yes I love the i love Lucy show

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        Renee 3 months ago

        I named my babygirl, Penelope, from criminal minds and cartoon from my childhood, Penelope Pitstop, because the people who had her before me, only 2-3 months called her cloe, then, before that, she was cookie, which I didn't like, so, it took 2 weeks to name her Penelope, and she has been nearly 2 yrs, and knows only that name now....she just turned 3years old. She's a yorkie terrier mix, toy. White with black spots. My babylove!

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        Shepherd 3 months ago

        A good name to add is Isia in the I's

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        Dal 4 months ago

        We named our puppy Roxie

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        dog mom 4 months ago

        We named our dog Clue, so we would always have one.

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        Deja 4 months ago

        I think there should be better names for pit bulls they were not at all satisfying

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        Jan 4 months ago

        I need a really nice name for a female Whippet

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        Charlotte longden 5 months ago

        Barbie

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        Maddie 6 months ago

        I’m deciding on the names Skittes, Sprint, Sunny and Penny. Plz help to decide on these girl names for my new Goldendoodle. Thx

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        Milly 6 months ago

        I named my dog Taylor swift

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        Alice 6 months ago

        Yes love these names

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        Rodney White. 6 months ago

        Queenbee

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        UGH 6 months ago

        I couldn't find many Q names

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        tearohanui 6 months ago

        i have a little dog and her name is diamond

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        Ameria Castlington 7 months ago

        I am adopting a baby golden retriever and its a girl runt and recommendations?

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        Puppyguy 7 months ago

        I named my Jacktese Zoë

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        Cat whisperer 8 months ago

        How about - Turkyn (had a cat we called "turd-kin, changed it to Turkyn to be nicer), Harold, Sam, Rudy, Macy, Bob, Skyler, Cali, Putty, Sheena, Madison, Ella, had three golden retrievers named Chelsea, Buddy & Cassidy, Shayna, Skittles, Scooter, Madelynn, Mitzi, Bandit

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        Lawrence & Judith Baker 8 months ago

        I think female toy poodle may be unique. Her name is "Snogweasel". Brilliant highly intelligent poodle. Typical of the poodle breed.

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        jeffery 8 months ago

        i pick ivy

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        random 8 months ago

        Is Marley more of a boy name or a girl name

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        Unknown 9 months ago

        A great boy dogs name is Bentley

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        Serene 9 months ago

        Our male frenchie name is Morty

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        kl 9 months ago

        Barkley

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        zydney 9 months ago

        Our last 3 dogs were: Zeus, Zoe and Zeva. Our Ohio license plates say ZDOGS. We would like to contine the Z.

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        Rawr 9 months ago

        Tess

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        Dergun22 9 months ago

        I named my little Yorkie Chester. His name gives off the old timer vibe which I love

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        deanisdaddy 10 months ago

        i named my 3 male dogs sam, dean, and cas i dont regret anything supernautral is life

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        My name is Jeff 10 months ago

        U need to add name as big fat lion dog

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        Mya 10 months ago

        Madeline would be a great girl dog name.

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        10 months ago

        I thought Marcia was a pretty name too!

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        Jojo 10 months ago

        Trixie

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        bella 10 months ago

        i love the name bella

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        Yolo 10 months ago

        I have a rescued pit and my 3 year old son named her Annie June

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        anonymmous 10 months ago

        My cat's name is Azul Chance: Azul (Spanish for "blue") because he has the most brilliant, beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen on a cat, and Chance because I'm allergic and we totally took a chance on whether or not there was enough Benedryl on the planet for me to be able to keep- there was! :)

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        bhope757 10 months ago

        my dog is a mix, small dog, i named him Sprockett, from the show

        fragile rock. the name fits him.

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        Nuttyfudge 11 months ago

        I've many dogs and still counting..

        Simba,zorro,zaara,momo,Rex,jacks,twinkle,diesel,Casper,chaarlie.

        Adopted a new born puppy looking for a name to give her.

        Any suggestions?

        Hazel,bailey,Siri,sushi and Zohra are on my list

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        Lyn 11 months ago

        I have 4 duschounds named Pluto, Venus, Monday and Luna

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        Sue bennett 11 months ago

        Blue sapphire Martini. Miss her and her brother Rossi like crazy

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        NancyG 11 months ago

        Someone needs to tell "Ella" that Canada is NOT a state but a country ALL IT"S OWN!!!!!

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        mercy 11 months ago

        My dogs name is is mercy

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        Penny 12 months ago

        Bulldog named - Otis McAllister

        Cat named - Mary Francis

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        Sharron 12 months ago

        my cockapoo is a male and I named him Cassidy.

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        Gabriella 12 months ago

        We have named our puppy Schnoodle girl

        Thatcher

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        Faby 12 months ago

        I have a dog named bubbles,Steffie,doku and Sprint and I have a new puppy and I can't decide a name for her can any one help me decide

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        Erock 12 months ago

        My dogs name is Stains.

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        Lillyanan 12 months ago

        Pollyanna

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        Hollie 12 months ago

        Hi it's Hollie do u know a good name do a puppy as French bulldog

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        Lila 13 months ago

        Ok names not best

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        Erin.F 21414 13 months ago

        Really like these names,I might use one for a dog I might get.

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        karen 13 months ago

        American Eskimo - Coke, German Shepherd mix -Grunt, 2 black cats - Putter and George

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        Vicki xx 13 months ago

        My pets names are Luna and Pearl and Abby

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        swampwitch405 13 months ago

        my new puppy is about to walk in the door and i already have it. Cyprus. That name is beautiul and bad!

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        SassyPetLover 13 months ago

        My dog's name is Browny but I like Artemis and Bellona which are Greek and roman goddesses respectively

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        prasadika 13 months ago

        the above mentioned dogs names are so cute

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        Tsharntai 13 months ago

        Also another is Golden Gate

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        Tsharntai 13 months ago

        I love the names. Another name I thought of was Winter Breeze, Rozey(Rose-ee) and Secret

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        WhitneyMcgaughey 13 months ago

        I own a Weimaraner.

        His name is Blue.

        Short beautiful grey fur, long tail, about the size of a miniature pony.

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        Mo 13 months ago

        Shannon

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        Emma 13 months ago

        Im naming my dog either donut, sprinkles or lily

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        Sailor knorpp 14 months ago

        I should be called PIPER

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        Hhh 14 months ago

        Voodoo

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        Claire 14 months ago

        My male is max and my other male is Moose and my female is Sadie

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        Claire 14 months ago

        Great name

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        Eric Super Sexy Stud Muffin Prez Of The Burnout Boys 14 months ago

        Thank you jess for inspiring me and my family to name our dog piper

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        Rose 14 months ago

        From titanic if they never let go of you!

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        Ella 14 months ago

        My dogs name is Canada....like Canada the state.:)

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        Leyna 14 months ago

        I like Ivana too

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        Leyna 14 months ago

        Mine names are:

        Sky, Star, and cloud

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        Lilly 14 months ago

        You need more good names.......my dogs name are inky,spotty,stitch, lavender, bobo, lucky,Betty, diamond, pooh bear and tiger

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        Sarah J 14 months ago

        My cats, dogs, & some foster kitten names: Sadie Grace, Sophia May, Milo, Otis, Ozzy, Molly Alexis, Amelia, Emma, Bailys, Sunkist, Shasta, Shelby, Kila Rose, Stella, Arora, Autumn, Skyla, Naula, Ava, Charlotte, Willow, Zola, Mila

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        Anonymous 14 months ago

        Binyay because it is Cajun

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        ... 15 months ago

        I have some ideas for dog names you can do

        -wilber

        -Lulu

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        annonymous 15 months ago

        I really like all of these names, but here are 2 more ideas:

        -Ivy

        -Gemma

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        Shelby T. 15 months ago

        I liked Florence I also like serene but that's not on the list

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        Jo 16 months ago

        I'm naming my puppy pixie

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        ... 16 months ago

        Gracie

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        Paisley 16 months ago

        My dog is called zere it's Japanese for summer time

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        ThePupCrew 17 months ago

        I just got a new puppy, I've had her about 2 1/2 weeks, she is a shih tzu and I first named her Cami but it was kinda iffy so I'm considering biscuit as she is a cream color except on her ears which is more of a peach color. Very fluffy and she reminds me of a toasted biscuit

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        Cadynce 17 months ago

        Some names are awesome.I exspecialy like Willow , but some are ridiculous like Sumo, Jupiter,Venus who would name their dog . Really?!

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