A Great List of Female Dog Names
...And How To Choose Just One!

Tired of scouring the internet for old and tired female dog names?

Exhausted with the endless searching?

Take the advice of Miss Dot... Have a good stretch! Yawn one last time like Brooklyn if you must and forge ahead!

The perfect name for your new puppy or barely used rescue dog is just below!




What Science Says About Choosing Dog Names

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 more easily learned and better at getting a dog's attention... But that isn't the only thing science has discovered.

Check out our Male Dog Names page to learn what else science says about naming your dog. Also discover where and how including certain vowel and consonant sounds in a pet's name could be more effective at getting the attention of your dog.

Without further ado, below are some of our favorite female dog names as well as 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. Porché

10. Tippi

11. Calamity

12. Joy

13. Bailey

14. Jilly

15. Moxy

16. Tulip

17. Tipper

18. Liberty

19. Stormy

20. Fabian

Foreign Words With Special Meanings 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

Athena- Ancient Greek Goddess

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!)

Leisl- German name (The Sound of Music)

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

Alice

Ally

Anchovy

Angel

Angie

Annie

Apple

Ashes

Asia

Athena

August

Audrey

B

Babs

Bailey

Bambi

Bee

Bella

Belle

Bessie

Besty

Betsy

Bitsy

Brandy

Brendyl

Bridget

Brio

Brittney

Brooklyn

Brownie

Buffy

Buttons

C

Calamity

Cali

Calypso

Carly

Cassidy

Charisma

Charlie

Cheeto

Chelsea

China

Chipper

Chopper

Cleo

Chloe

Clover

Cinder

Cookie

Courage

Crystal

Cupcake

D

Dahlia

Daisy

Dallas

Darla

Darlin'

Dawn

Desi

Diesel

Diva

Dodge

Dollar

Doris

Dorito

Dot

Dotty

Ducky

Dutchess

E

Ebony

Ellie

Elsie

Elvira

Emmy

Emmery

Enya

Evey

F

Fabian

Farrah

Fawn

Fiona

Flossy

Flower

Fluffy

Fergy

Ford

Foxy

Franky

Frito

G

Garnett

Gabby

Gatsby

Geisha

Gerty

Gildy

Giselle

Ginger

Gidget

Glitzy

Grace

Gracie

Godiva

Gunner

Gypsy

H

Haiden

Happy

Harmony

Harper

Haley

Heidi

Harley

Hazel

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

Lark

Layla

Leisl

Lexus

Lola

Loki

Libby

Liberty

London

Lotus

Luca

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

Obedia

Octavia

Olive

Olivia

Opal

Ophelia

Oprah

Ouija

P

Paisley

Paris

Peanut

Pebbles

Penny

Pepper

Pepsi

Pippi

Polly

Pookie

Porché

Posey

Pretzel

Prism

Pugly

Q

Quatro

Queeny

Quigly

Quimby



R

Rachael

Raimey

Rainy

Reese

Renesme

Rigby

Riley

Ridley

Ripple

Rosey

Ruby

S

Saaki

Sadie

Sally

Sam

Sassy

Selma

Sentry

Shana

Shiloh

Shot-gun

Skye

Sienna

Siri

Sissy

Slayer

Stella

Stormy

Spirit

Spunky

Sweety

T

Tabby

Talley

Taco

Tag

Tango

Tara

Tex

Tickey

Tiki

Tinker

Tippi

Trumper

Trooper

Tulip

Twiggy

U

Uma

Una

Uno

Ursula

V

Valerie

Vamp

Vanna

Velma

Venus

Vera

Vivian

Voodoo

W

Waddles

Waffles

Weasel

Wendy

Windy

Winky

Wizzer

Whitey

Whistler

Whitley

Whitney

Wilma

Winter

Wookie

Y

Yancy

Yappy

Yoko

Yoshie

YoYo

Yvonna




Z

Zara

Zippy

Zoey

Zofi

Zoomer

Zoomey

Zsa Zsa

Zulu

ZuZu


Can You Rename a Dog?

Maybe your dog already has a name... Or maybe you just no longer like the name you gave her (we don't judge). In either case, a dog can learn a new name within a few times of being called by it. She may be confused for a day or two, but she'll catch on quicker than you might think.

Renaming a rescue dog is customary. I'm pretty certain that dogs hold no sentimental value to their names. I've rescued dogs and kept their name if it was fitting and I've also changed their names when I thought it was appropriate.

When I brought Joy home, her name was Bella (that's Joy in the photo below). That name didn't suit her in my opinion, so I changed it. She started responding to Joy on her very first day in our home. Every now and then, I'll call her Bella, just to see if she responds... nope.

By the way, if you're checking out female dog names while still looking for the perfect dog for you, did you know most rescue dogs are already housebroken, out of their chewing phase... and even an old dog can learn a new name ♥

Click here to see all the other benefits of choosing rescue!


Training dog to shakeMe and my dog, Joy. This is her practicing the shake command. One of several that she knows. A well trained dog is a happy dog. You can tell by her smile :)

Training Your Dog To Learn Her Name And Come When Called

Now that you've found the perfect female dog name, don't forget training is a very important part of the bond you share with your dog.

Training your dog simple commands, like coming when she's called isn't automatic just because she knows her name. If you want your dog to do this consistently, it begins with simple commands which are easy to teach and easy to learn.

A well trained dog is a happy dog!


Learn more about me, my art, the mission of this site and Rescue Dogs Are Better here.

We also welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about anything you saw or read on this site.


Have a Great Female Dog Name and You Don't See it Above...?

Want to submit a name for addition to this page??? We'd love to hear it!

Use the contact link just below or drop it in the comments!


Still Stumped?

Consider a contradictory or reverse name.

Name a white dog Ebony... or a giant rottweiler Pookie... or a tiny chihuahua Slayer!

That'll get ya noticed at the dog park!

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?

See hundreds of unisex names on our male dog names page!



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