A Great List of Female Dog Names
...And how to choose just one!

male dog names with chihuahua in snoopy costume

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Searching for female dog names on the internet can be exhausting!

Expansive lists of thousand of words to take up space isn't exactly what you're looking for, so we've compiled a list of some of the best girl dog names for you to choose from.

The female dog names below ARE listed alphabetically, but no more clicking is required! Unless, of course you'd like to learn more about dog adoption, then yes, please feel free to click away!

Let's get to it!

Tips to find the perfect name for your new puppy.

Consider your dog. What color will she be? What is a personality trait that you expect your new dog will have based on her breed?

Now, just for fun, what is the opposite of that? For instance, 'Pookie' might be a fun name to give a rottweiler. The same as naming a docile poodle 'Slayer' or a white dog 'Ebony' might be a great conversation starter at the dog park.

What does getting this dog mean to you? Does it mean that you'll finally have a walking partner (Waddles), a new road trip companion? How about Rider or Shot-gun?


Here's what science says about female dogs names and how to choose one...

It's true that there's definitely an art to it, but naming a dog has also been the focus of several scientific studies.  

Research indicates that dog names with one or two syllables are usually better and more easily picked up on. But that isn't the only thing that science has discovered...

Check out our Male Dog Names page to learn what else science says about naming your dog. Also discover why including certain vowel and consonant sounds in a pet's name could be more effective for you and your family. 

Regardless, naming a dog can be very personal. And for perfectionists who feel the need to find the perfect name, it can be overwhelming. That's where we come in.

Without further ado, below are some of our favorite female dog names as well as some suggestions sent to us by other readers. Enjoy!


OUR
TOP 20 FAVORITE FEMALE DOG NAMES

1. Muffin

2. Holly

3. Pugly

4. Jewels

5. Paisley

6. Winky

7. Ginger

8. Abby

9. Porche

10. Tippi

11. Calamity

12. Grace

13. Bailey

14. Jilly

15. Moxy

16. Tulip

17. Tipper

18. Liberty

19. Stormy

20. Fabian


Here are some foreign words that would make great UNIQUE female dog names!

Some foreign words can roll off the tongue just right and end up sounding like the perfect dog name! Most of these would be great as boy dog names, too!

Abunai- "Dangerous" in Japanese

Akuma-"Demon" or "Devil" in        Japanese

Amor-"Love" in Spanish

Argento-"Silver" in Italian

Armanno-"Soldier" in Italian

Avorio-"Ivory" in Italian

Baffi-"Bearded" in Italian

Baka-"Silly" in Japanese

Belladonna-"Beautiful lady" -Italian

Bruno-"brown-haired" Italian

Bisoux-"kiss" in French

Carina-"Cute" (feminine-Italian)

Chikara-"strength" or "power"- Japanese

Constantine-"Bold" in Italian

Cyrano-French dramatist with large nose

Elmo-"Loveable" in Italian

Fabrizio-"Craftsman" Italian

Jigoku-"Hell" in Japanese

Kanoa-"The Free One" Hawaiian

Kaimi-"The Seeker" Hawaiian

Kawaii-"Cute" in Japanese

Keona-"God's Gracious Gift" Hawaiian

Kokoro-"Heart" in Japanese

Kuro-"Black" in Japanese

Konnichiwa-
"Hello" in Japanese
(a cute word we like!)

Leona-"Like a Lion" french

Loni-"Heavenly" Hawaiian

Lupo-"Wolf" in Italian

Mako-"Shark" Hawaiian Term

Matteo-"Gift of God" Italian

Nero-"Black" in Italian

Rosette-A "Rose" in french

Senshi-"Warrior" in Japanese

Sicily-An Island in Italy

Silvio-"Silver" in Italian

Suki-"Affection" or "Liking" in Japanese

Tempest-"Storm" or "Outburst"-French

Tito-"Giant" in Italian

Vedette-"Guardian" Italian

Yoshi-"Here I come" in Japanese

A

Abby

Ally

Anchovy

Angel

Angie

Annie

Apple

Ashes

Asia

August

Audrey

B

Babs

Bailey

Bambi

Belle

Bessie

Besty

Bitsy

Brandy

Brendyl

Brittney

Brooklyn

Brownie

Buffy

Buttons

C

Calamity

Cali

Calypso

Carly

Cassidy

Charisma

Charlie

Cheeto

Chelsea

China

Cleo

Chloe

Clover

Cinder

Cookie

Crystal

Cupcake

D

Dahlia

Daisy

Dallas

Darla

Darlin'

Dawn

Desi

Diesel

Diva

Dollar

Doris

Dorito

Dotty

Ducky

Dutchess

E

Ebony

Ellie

Elsie

Emmy

Emmery

Enya

Evey

F

Fabian

Farrah

Fawn

Fiona

Flossy

Flower

Fluffy

Fergy

Foxy

Franky

Frito

G

Garnett

Gabby

Geisha

Gerty

Gildy

Giselle

Ginger

Gidget

Glitzy

Godiva

Gunner

Gypsy

H

Haiden

Happy

Harmony

Harper

Haley

Heidi

Harley

Hershey

Holly

Honey

Horatio


I

Icis

India

Indigo

Indy

Iris

Isabelle

Ivy

Izzy

J

Jaiden

Jasper

Jazzy

Jemima

Jesse

Jewels

Jilly

Josie

Jovi

Joy

Juliet

Julie

Juney

Juniper

K

Kahlua

Kasey

Keira

Kelly

Kelsey

Kiki

Killer

Kippi

Koko

L

Lacey

Lady

Lana

Layla

Lexus

Lola

Loki

Libby

Liberty

London

Lotus

Lucy

Lushy

M

Mabel

Macey

Maddie

Maggie

Matilda

Meeko

Miley

Mimi

Minnie

Mishka

Mitzi

Moxy

Muffin

Muffy

N

Natalie

Nano

Naomi

Natasha

Nestle

Neve

Nikki

Nipp

Nitza

O

Octavia

Olive

Olivia

Opal

Ophelia

Oprah

Ouija

P

Paisley

Paris

Peanut

Pebbles

Penny

Pepper

Pepsi

Pippi

Polly

Pookie

Porche

Posey

Pretzel

Pugly

Q

Quatro

Queeny

Quigly

Quimby



R

Raimey

Rainy

Reese

Renesme

Riley

Ridley

Rosey

Ruby

S

Saaki

Sadie

Sally

Sam

Sassy

Selma

Sentry

Shana

Shiloh

Shot-gun

Sienna

Sissy

Stormy

Spirit

Spunky

Sweety

T

Tabby

Talley

Taco

Tango

Tara

Tex

Tickey

Tiki

Tinker

Tippi

Tulip

Twiggy

U

Uma

Una

Uno

Ursula

V

Valerie

Vamp

Vanna

Velma

Venus

Vera

Vivian

Voodoo

W

Waddles

Weasel

Wendy

Windy

Winky

Wizzer

Whitey

Whistler

Whitley

Whitney

Wilma

Winter

Wookie

Y

Yancy

Yappy

Yoko

Yoshie

YoYo

Yvonna




Z

Zara

Zippy

Zoey

Zsa Zsa

Zulu

ZuZu


Click here to see Male Dog Names that might also make cute Female Dog Names!

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