300+ Unique Female Dog Names by Category

Updated on May 29, 2019
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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

Share Your Own Favorite Names for Girl Dogs Below!

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      Millie 

      3 weeks ago

      im getting a puppy and she is a shih Tzu cross with a shnouser should I name her Bonnie??

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      Kerry 

      3 weeks ago

      My two are named Keeper & Maeby. So I can say I have a Keeper and a Maeby.

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      reilly 

      3 weeks ago

      what should I name my chocolate lab

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      Jaz 

      3 weeks ago

      My jack Russell gave birth and we are keeping one what should we name her?

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      Maisey 

      4 weeks ago

      I’m gonna get a ginger scruffy border terrier mix next week! What should I name her?

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      kate 

      4 weeks ago

      i'm getting a f1b goldendoodle soon, what should we name her?

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      @a 

      6 weeks ago

      You should name her coconut

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      8 weeks ago

      im betting a white female poochon what should i name her

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      Cathy Fucinari 

      2 months ago

      I name my last two dogs Honey and Trixie, after Trixie Belden and her best friend Honey Wheeler in the Trixie Belden Mysteries. We lost Trixie last February. I am ready to get another dog, and I think I will call it Sugar Pie, so I can call them by singing "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch, you know that I love you!".

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      unknown person 

      4 months ago

      hey I'm getting a female white and brown shih Tzu puppy but I don't know what to call her.

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      Ezra 

      4 months ago

      I got a new dog it's a bloodhound mixed with a poodle it's mostly brownish red what should I name it

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      Willow 

      4 months ago

      Hey! I am getting a black labradoodle! What should i name her??

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      latina 

      4 months ago

      im getting A chocolate toy cavoodle and idk what to name her, I was thinking of sienna, Anastasia, isa, and that's about it. im left blank at what else to name her. I asked a friend and she agreed on sienna but idk- what else do you guys t

      hink???

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      Idkkk 

      5 months ago

      My other side of the family has 7 dogs

      Zeuz

      Chloe

      Bruno

      Pippy

      Shiba

      Spirit and

      Sugar,but i dont know what to name my new puppy its going to be either a german shorthaired pointer or a blue healer

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      Ella 

      5 months ago

      Antonio how about Calico or Palace Petra cosmo

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      Hi 

      5 months ago

      Isla pronouced Isla

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      anne 

      6 months ago

      we have 4 maltese dogs louie belle pippa and elvis we just had 2 more girl puppies and we are looking for names for them

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      linda chase 

      6 months ago

      Ladybear,Sunflower,Canaryrose,Sundance,Cheyenne,Fluffyblue,Bluebelle,Ciera,Gusty,Houndze,Spotsie,Sunny Boy,Bumbles,Cameo,Klondike,Roscoe,Otis,Buckwheat,Chica,Jade,Misty

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      Mel 

      6 months ago

      Kilo, ghost, prada, chloe, lala, and ember

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      Lola 

      6 months ago

      Are dogs name is Lola she is. Mini shnouzer and she is 5 months old

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      Sarah 

      7 months ago

      Love the name but it inspired me to create a name moonlight for a black shannzer

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      K.K 

      8 months ago

      Thanks we are getting a puppy soon and we found the perfect name

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      gjreilsb 

      8 months ago

      we got a cute tan puppy and we call her biscuit, i was considering riley or peanut but biscuit suits her

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      Antonio 

      8 months ago

      We are buying a charcoal lab puppy and we need a name but we don't want it to start with a C or P.

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      Suzie 

      8 months ago

      I adopted a dog 7 weeks ago. She is tan and white and I named her Cameo. I think it's a gorgeous name and it suits her so well.

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      Keira 

      9 months ago

      Can I have a good name for a mountain fist

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      cool 

      9 months ago

      Kona Luna Nala

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      Person 

      9 months ago

      I adopted a 1 yr old dog she is a mutt mainly tan with some white she needs a name and i have no idea what to call her plz help

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      Sammy 

      9 months ago

      Hi, I recently got a few weeks old german shepherd and due to the breed line, the name needs to start with an E. Any suggestions that do not include Emma, Ella, or Ely?

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      lolz 

      9 months ago

      I'm getting a brand new female dog she small and very furry and very playful but can't think of a name I'm thinking Oreo because it black and white

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      Maria 

      10 months ago

      Hi! I'm adopting a female German Shepherd puppy (2 mos) from the shelter on Wednesday. I've had GS pups/dogs all my life. I've had Duke, Cuddles, Shadow, Shady, Khloe, Daisy, Roxy, and Indie. I can't seem to figure out a name for the new baby girl we're getting. Any suggestions?

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      Golf4evr 

      10 months ago

      We had a Sable, With a Stasha, Phaedra, and Lexi,,, All German Shepards, sadly we lost Sable to old age and a piece of our hearts, all of us felt the loss,, Now we are getting another puppy, to round out our foursome of German Shepards. but a name is eluding us. something to compliment the group... these list have been helpful.

      We have had a Venus, Paladin, Ferrari, Cyrus, Now what for the next female addition?

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      GLORIA 

      10 months ago

      My grandson named my female German Shephard Auri.

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      Lexi 

      10 months ago

      Guys, what about to name your dog Olivia its nice name, or granny but first make your dog's mouth red , if you name your dog olivia you jave to make her like a guard that will be funny, trust me

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      Emmaline Wilson 

      11 months ago

      Thank you! Got some splendid ideas!

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      Nicole 

      11 months ago

      So I’m getting a lil corgi puppy any name suggestions

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      ..... 

      11 months ago

      we are getting a morkie (maltese and yorkie mix) puppy sunday. any ideas?

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      Puppy Wags 

      11 months ago

      I have a Biewer Terrier. She may be tiny but she is MIGHTY! Full of attitude and spunk. Her name is Asia. It fits her perfect!

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      Wekezhie 

      11 months ago

      I like Suzy.

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      Puppies,!! 

      12 months ago

      Maisie or Lauren.

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      Hershee Cocoa 

      12 months ago

      Solid chocolate Doxie. Call her Cocoa for short

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      ;) 

      12 months ago

      Well done with the website stay happy and live life

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      Gysp 

      12 months ago

      some of these names are interesting and good for a lizard.By the way, I can't have a dog or cat cause i'm alergic

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      PigBenis 

      12 months ago

      The comment by Ella.........."my dogs name is Canada. Like Canada the state."

      WOW! Just WOW!! LMAO!

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      Carol 

      12 months ago

      I have a new baby Shih tzu black and white and her name is Polly. What do you think??

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      Emilie Champeaux 

      13 months ago

      Female Dog names

      Rebecka

      Rosie

      Flicka

      Phoebe

      Juliette

      Jess

      Renae

      Kerri

      Pixie

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      Hi everyone! 

      13 months ago

      How about Helen? Or Kyla, or Cya, Cylia, Cira?

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      Pippi 

      13 months ago

      It is an amazing,unique name that not many people think about.

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      I am getting a poodle and soo cute 

      13 months ago

      Sooo cute

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      E.M 

      13 months ago

      Gigi

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      GHGjsul@hyuhie.com 

      13 months ago

      i am getting a dog

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      Kailey 

      13 months ago

      I have a dog

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      Micheletoth09 

      14 months ago

      Awesome I love dogs cats bunnies guniepigs squirrel and bear American black bear particularly looove it

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      Matilda 

      14 months ago

      We are getting a pup tomorow so i need a good name

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      Kirsty 

      14 months ago

      Layla - my 8 week cockapoo. We kept with the theme of her mother and siblings Stevie (stevie nix) Nancy (Nancy Sinatra) Billie (billie Holliday) Frankie (aretha Franklin)- iconic females so we called her Layla from the iconic Eric Clapton song . My previous dog was Cassie - she was just wonderful x

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      Roberta 

      14 months ago

      Liberty is a good name too!

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      Sherry 

      14 months ago

      I like Buttercup or cuddle bug.

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      Jonie 

      15 months ago

      Dogs are so cute

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      Nick 

      15 months ago

      These names are great

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      Cynthia Riggin-St 

      15 months ago

      I named my Cocker Spaniel Pippa. Many people relate the name to the sister of the princess.

      I really liked the name.

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      Fluffina 

      15 months ago

      Lovely name for a whippet

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      cooper 

      15 months ago

      i like munchkin, but it sounds ridiculus to say

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      Coco23839 

      15 months ago

      I kind of combined 2 names to create a new name : Pippa

      It’s for a small dog and it’s really easy to say!

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      Haydee 

      15 months ago

      I really like this website, the names are very unique and I have found a name for my new puppy

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      kaylee 

      15 months ago

      Hey I have a 6-week old French bulldog. She’s white with light brown spots on her. Any suggestions?

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      ... 

      15 months ago

      I can't decide for my Siberian husky! Neither Fidget, or Climax! (I like unique names..)

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      Janit 

      15 months ago

      I've got a poochon puppy I can I learn her to sit

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      June 

      15 months ago

      I got a new golden retriever and it's a girl what should I name her

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      Lissy 

      15 months ago

      Candy is a great name for a small dog

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      Emma 

      15 months ago

      We are maybe going to name our new pup nala

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      Hope 

      16 months ago

      I think hope would be a great name

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      Becky 

      16 months ago

      Need name for female ruby cavapoo. Sweet disposition and happy pup. Will be 10 to 15 lbs. Any suggestions?

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      Riley 

      16 months ago

      There’s only 249 names not 300+

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      macmurphy 

      16 months ago

      When I name a pet, I choose about 4 or 5 favorite names. Then I say them one at a time to the pet, and they choose their name. It works every time! Just say each name, in a kind of fun way, like you are calling them, and see which one they react to. It is pretty amazing how my pets have always chosen their names this way. Plus it makes picking a name easier. Try it!

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      Sapphire 

      16 months ago

      I think sapph Because I have a brown staffy and I named her sapphire

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      Ollie E 

      16 months ago

      I can’t decide over biscuit or mini

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      So 

      16 months ago

      I love violet

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      yolonda preey 

      16 months ago

      baby dog the girl puppy

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      Julie 

      16 months ago

      I am getting an all white female boxer/pit in a week and my original thought for a name for her was Nefertiti Pearl and call her "Titi". Now I am second guessing that......this is harder then baby names....

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      Can't deside!! 

      16 months ago

      I liked the names jelly bean, maple, and reese

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      Nakkema or Sapphire 

      17 months ago

      What are your thoughts about these two names for my Female Staffy (which one)

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      Shari 

      17 months ago

      I had a male chow I named Nitro. A male dog could be named Clutch. My girl dog I named Lacey Lou

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      Baggn4life 

      17 months ago

      Saffron is a cute name.

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      Missy 

      17 months ago

      Beautiful girls (dog) name

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      Logan 

      17 months ago

      I am stuck on what to name my puppy I am getting soon. I need help narrowing it down from Lane, Armani, Athena, Scoot, Briella(Bri and Ella for short), Chip, and Hermione. She is a deep reddish brown. She has white paws and a white chest with little splotches of grey in them. She also has a tiny tiny mark of white in between her shoulder blades. For size she is a red Pitbull lab mix. Of course it’s good to see what she responds to but I hope I can narrow it down a bit.

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      Pandy pants 

      17 months ago

      Katniss is a good name

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      AKINLEYE OLU 

      17 months ago

      looking for a name for a female Rottweiler

      very active and looks full of action

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      kfranqui 

      17 months ago

      looking for a name for my female dog. she is white and tan. and is a chihuahua corgi mix

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      Lotxoxo 

      17 months ago

      I’m trying to find a name for my new red setter it’s agirl and chubby + super cute does any one have any names please x

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      Jaxx 

      17 months ago

      Need help finding a name for a female husky that loves to cuddle I can’t find a good one and I wanted it to be from a comic book but very confusing

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      Lucy 

      17 months ago

      Faye

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      Unknown 

      17 months ago

      A cute name is spirit

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      kalya kjkj 

      17 months ago

      name it lucky

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      Susan Blundell 

      18 months 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 

      18 months ago

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

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      Dee 

      18 months ago

      I named my jacks Nemo and Dori.

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      Skyler 

      18 months ago

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

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      Pea 

      18 months ago

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

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      bill 

      19 months ago

      these are real weird names

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      Laileah 

      19 months ago

      You should ad sage

      To the names I really like it

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