Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.
If your new white dog is a Siberian Husky or Samoyed, you really should find a name appropriate to Siberia. If you have an American Eskimo, a Boxer, a Dogo Argentino, a white German Shepherd, or even a white Bull Terrier, these names will work great. For others among the really cute small white dogs, this list is perfect!
Find a name that fits your dog´s looks and personality, call him a few times to see how you like it, and make sure everyone in the family will use it.
There is no point picking a great name if no one will use it to call your dog.
There are a lot of great words for the color white in other languages. Not all languages have words for white that make a good name, of course, but here are a few:
Blanco (M), Blanca (F)
Branco (M), Branca (F)
Romani, the gypsy lang.
There are some great white names from Brazil:
- Anjo (angel)
- Coca (figure it out yourself!)
- Coco (coconut)
- Gelo (ice)
- Marfim (ivory)
- Natal (Christmas)
- Nevy (snowy)
- Puro (pure)
You might also like some of these great names:
- Bino (albino)
- Mallow (marshmallow)
- Nilla (vanilla)
There are a few rules you should remember when naming your puppy:
- Don´t give your new white dog a name that sounds like one of his training commands. If you use normal English training words, none of the names on this list will be hard for your puppy. Just remember that even the best dogs get confused, and you really shouldn´t make it any harder for your new puppy than it already is!
- Always choose a name that has one or two syllables. If you stick your dog with a name like “Marshmallow” you can call him Mallow; don’t get mad at him if he just stares when you try to use that long word that he is not even able to understand.
- Give your dog a name that commands some respect. You might think it is funny to name your dog “Scooter” after he has diarrhea, or “Barfy” after an accident in the car. It will not be funny later when you are out at the dog park with your new white friend.
- Do not give your white dog one of the overused dog names. Your dog is an individual. He deserves to have a unique dog name!
More About Dog Names
- Macho Dog Names
If you have a Chihuahua, a Maltese, or a Bichon, you need to find a great macho dog name! Choose from this list, and keep your dog from being embarrassed.
- Redneck and Country Music Dog Names
Need a great name from the country? Some are redneck, some are country and western, some are even...Well, if that aint country, you can kiss my.....
- Ancient Egyptian Dog Names
This list of dog names from ancient Egypt are perfect if you want to name your Pharaoh hound, Basenji, or Saluki something different. Of course, every mutt should have a Royal name. Just choose.
Some White Dogs Are REALLY Small!
- Best Dog Names from Brazil
Does your new puppy lie around the house most of the day? Does she seem more interested in her pedicure than her new toy? If your dog jumps up into the hammock every chance she gets, maybe she should have a Brazilian name.
Questions & Answers
Question: What is a good Siberian husky name?
Answer: Here is a good list of authentic names for Siberians. I like to name my dogs something from the region they are originally from:
Question: What is a good macho name for my little white dog?
Answer: Have you considered Zulu? Loki is always a good macho name, no matter what the color.
https://pethelpful.com/dogs/macho-dog-names lists a few macho names you might choose. All of them are perfect for small dogs.
© 2013 Dr Mark
Johanna on October 25, 2019:
I have a dog that’s black and it is a Cocker beagle Espanol it is the best dog ever and it’s name is Buddy. And everyone likes to Pedham Peariant. Everyone one likes him because he’s tiny and he sometimes gets hyper with kids She loves kids and she will always love kids because she always sees kids and she wants him to Paden and his name is Buddy and we might get another dog and it’s name is probably going to be Teddy and he’s a Yorky.
alizey on November 25, 2018:
I have a dog its name is snowy
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 07, 2018:
Galaxy, if you did not find anything here that you like be sure to do a search for cream colored dogs.
Good luck wtih your new golden.
Galaxy on June 06, 2018:
We are getting a white golden retriever and not sure what to name it!
Jlope on April 22, 2018:
Yayo is a good name
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 07, 2018:
Brian, that is a picture of an Australian girl, not a boy, and the dog is a Maltese, not a Westie. If you are not able to tell the difference you should not leave comments.
Allie Talley on October 20, 2017:
I love ghost
heatherjasper on August 17, 2017:
Should I get a white dog, I am going with Hedwig, from Harry Potter's snowy owl.
email@example.com on June 13, 2017:
I like the name Crema the best!
gracie on January 29, 2017:
bestie on April 16, 2016:
Thanks for the names it was really helpful but please do me a favor by telling me dog names which are way better than fluffy and that have a meaning
cool on April 16, 2016:
You can't find a name for my dog
michelle on August 02, 2015:
i need a name for my male white puppy thats so cute
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 28, 2015:
Congrats, Jessi! You might wait to bring her home and see how she acts, but of course I like the Brazilian names like Marfim and Neve. Have fun!!!
Jessi on February 27, 2015:
I'm getting my teacup Maltese on Tuesday . Can't wait!! I'm not sure what I should name her?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 06, 2013:
Hi wetnosedogs. Solaras published a really great list of Celtic dog names the other day, https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Strong-Dog-Names-13-Ir...
I know your crew are all grown up so you don´t need any names at the moment,but if you have not seen it take a moment and give it a gander!
wetnosedogs from Alabama on June 05, 2013:
Awesome. My daughter has a white boxer.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 04, 2013:
Even those who prefer Newfies, Black Labs, and Black and White Border Collies have to agree!!!
Barbara Fitzgerald from Georgia on June 04, 2013:
Voted up! All white dogs are cute!