Best dog names

We’re planning to get a second corgi next year (almost certainly a girl this time), so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about good dog names. If you had to make a list of your top 5 dog names of all time, what would be on it?

Doggies - 12 names!

[name]Zsa[/name] [name]Zsa[/name]

[name]Montague[/name] nn [name]Monty[/name]
Shorty [name]Bob[/name]

thanks, that was fun!

Female dog names:

[name]Male[/name] dog names ( I have more favourites in this category):

What I know on two subjects is an embarrassment of riches – one is names and the other is dogs. So I am completely embarrassed about what I know about dog names! Who else knows this stuff?

Like people names, dog names go through cycles, and they too have Top 100 Lists. URL if you are interested. If you want to break into Top 100 Girls or Top 100 Boys, click on appropriate article in bar in the upper left.

The current trend is to give upbeat, short, simple yet classic human names to dogs. [name]Max[/name] and [name]Maggie[/name] have been hugely popular in the dog naming world for over a decade, I would guess. Sometimes I think dogs get people names we are discarding as too popular – heellloooo [name]Annie[/name] and [name]Sam[/name]! I used to love this type of dog name, and the only reason I didn’t use one was I had a dog, [name]Lizzie[/name], and wasn’t in the market for a new dog or a new name. So I passed on [name]Chloe[/name], [name]Mia[/name], [name]Rosie[/name], and [name]Daisy[/name], but they used to be favorites.

[name]Just[/name] lately I’ve been thinking – not exactly of returning to Rover – but that I would like to see some of the more creative dog names. It seems to me ironic we are naming our kids [name]Oceane[/name], [name]Baxley[/name], [name]Ryder[/name], [name]Juniper[/name], [name]Gwendolyn[/name] or [name]Apple[/name] – but the dog is [name]Molly[/name], [name]Buddy[/name], or [name]Bailey[/name]. Not that [name]Molly[/name] isn’t cute. And it seems especially cute for a dog. But I think some of the green names, fresher classics (especially classic nns), and creative names could make naming the dog a little more enjoyable and expressive.

I’m not sure what my favorites are (that is asking [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] for their favorites!), but I like:

Boy Dogs:
[name]Pilot[/name] (from [name]Jane[/name] Eyre)

Girl Dogs:
[name]Oceane[/name] (a favorite girl name in [name]France[/name])
[name]Jemima[/name] (call name [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Mima[/name], or [name]Mimi[/name])

[name]Darcy[/name] (this might be popular already)

[name]Even[/name] these aren’t all that creative!

Of course having a popular name for your dog isn’t the same as having a popular name for your kid. The dog won’t fail to feel special if there are twelve other Jakes in the obedience school. I did go nuts at the last agility contest I attended, with the announcer blaring, “[name]Daisy[/name] on deck, [name]Daisy[/name] up next, [name]Daisy[/name] in the pocket.”

I definitely think we could cut loose – just a little – when we name the dog.

My two female dogs are [name]Precious[/name] (my sister named her) and [name]Elmo[/name] (my nephew’s idea). After reading up on Corgis, however, here are some other ideas I came up with:

[name]Pembroke[/name] or Cardigan (based on the two main Corgi breeds)

And a few Welsh human names:
[name]Cordelia[/name] ([name]Cordie[/name] the Corgi sounds kind of cute, I think)
[name]Lleulu[/name] (HLYOO-loo)

That’s a few more than five, but I hope I helped.



These are some of the dogs I know:
[name]Doris[/name] - f labrador
[name]Lucy[/name] - f labrador
Pup - m labrador
[name]Skye[/name] - f labrador
[name]Poppy[/name] - f cocker
[name]Molly[/name] - f mini poodle
[name]Jessica[/name] - f standard poodle
[name]Buster[/name] - m lab x springer
[name]Pedro[/name] - m jack russell
[name]Morven[/name] - f springer
[name]Evie[/name] - f pointer
[name]Elvis[/name] - m dogue de bordeaux
[name]Dave[/name] - m staffie

[/quote][name]Montague[/name] nn [name]Monty[/name]

[name]Love[/name] those two! So cute.

Oh gosh, this is really hard… but… :x let’s see. As of right now…

Rosenthal (does it even exist?)
[name]Matilda[/name] “[name]Tillie[/name]”
[name]Ursa[/name] (six, but that’s okay, right? xD)

Lupin “[name]Lupe[/name]”

Grr, it did weird… >.>

Doggy names :slight_smile:

  1. [name]Annie[/name] (My doggy!!!)

  2. [name]Maisie[/name]

  3. [name]Hattie[/name]

  4. [name]Olive[/name]

  5. [name]Ellie[/name]

  6. [name]Toby[/name]

  7. [name]Ollie[/name]

  8. [name]Harry[/name]

  9. [name]Henry[/name]

  10. [name]James[/name]

I have a corgi too! Arent they great? Mine is just a pup (5 months) but he is by far the best dog ever. He is so quirky, very smart, and insanely friendly(not to mention adorbale). His name is [name]Dexter[/name] and it fits him perfectly.
Other names we considered for him:
[name]Russell[/name]-means “little red one”
Had we of gotten a girl she would have been either [name]Ruby[/name] or [name]Lucy[/name].

My sister has two corgis also. Her red and white male is named [name]Colby[/name] [name]Jack[/name] and her tri female is [name]Callie[/name].

It really depends on the breed of dog. For a corgi I really like:


  1. [name]Teddy[/name]
  2. [name]Percy[/name]
  3. Paddington
  4. Roo (the ears just remind me of Kangaroos)
  5. Dill


  1. Prim/[name]Primrose[/name]
  2. Maple (the coloring)
  3. Kanga (see Roo)
  4. [name]Cadi[/name] (Welsh for pure)
  5. [name]Pippy[/name]


  1. [name]Betty[/name]
  2. [name]Casey[/name]
  3. [name]Skylar[/name]
  4. [name]Rosie[/name]
  5. [name]Sammie[/name]


  1. [name]Otis[/name] (MY PUG!)
  2. [name]Oscar[/name]
  3. [name]Bosco[/name]
  4. Rufis/[name]Rufus[/name]
  5. [name]Buddy[/name]

Dogs I know (or have known):

[name]Bella[/name] (f) mini dachshund
[name]Ingram[/name] (m) standard dachshund
[name]Gretchen[/name] (f) mini dachshund
[name]Nixie[/name] (f) mini dachshund
[name]Kai[/name] (m) chow
[name]Hank[/name] (m) chow mix
[name]Rex[/name] (m) chow mix
[name]Sandy[/name] (m) cocker mix
[name]Shadow[/name] (m) cocker mix)
[name]Louis[/name] (m) toy poodle
[name]Scarlett[/name] (f) toy poodle
Driving Miss [name]Daisy[/name] aka [name]Daisy[/name] (f) Great [name]Dane[/name]
[name]Leonidas[/name] aka [name]Leo[/name] (m) Great [name]Dane[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Kennedy[/name] aka [name]Rose[/name] (f) [name]Boston[/name] Terrier
[name]Betsy[/name] [name]Ross[/name] aka [name]Betsy[/name] (f) [name]Boston[/name] Terrier
[name]Champ[/name] (m) [name]Boston[/name] Terrier
[name]Sadie[/name] (f) Lab
Elephant aka [name]Ellie[/name] (f) Great Pyrrenese mix
[name]Jasmine[/name] aka [name]Jazzy[/name] (f) Border [name]Collie[/name]

My family has always tried to choose names that have to do with the heritage of the breed, or where its from. Physical characteristics are also considerations, as well as personal hobbies/interests. For example, the standard doxie [name]Ingram[/name]'s name is [name]German[/name] (which is where the breed originated). He is also named for Heisman trophy winner [name]Mark[/name] [name]Ingram[/name], who played for the University of [name]Alabama[/name]. [name]Just[/name] like the team, his coloring is red and white, and just like the player, he has thick, stocky legs. Maybe we put more thought into it than some people, but I think pet’s names afford owners with a unique opportunity to use names that are a little more out there or on the opposite end more common than what they would choose for their chidlren. Its a place to let loose and not stress so much!

I named my PUG [name]OTIS[/name] from the movie “[name]Milo[/name] and [name]Otis[/name]” Because otis is the pug and my dog kind looks like that dog.


  1. [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Olive[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]
  4. [name_f]Kessie[/name_f]
  5. [name_f]Tula[/name_f]


  1. [name_u]Bertie[/name_u]
  2. [name_u]Raleigh[/name_u]
  3. [name_m]Lucius[/name_m]
  4. [name_m]Alfred[/name_m]
  5. [name_m]Ozzie[/name_m]

The mentioned dog names are unique. Our Alaskan Malamute dog was named by my son, Ruru. I do not know where he got this name but of course, I just agreed. I wish I had chosen other male dog names for our dog. There are several sites I visit to search for dog names that my dog ​​lover friend also referred to.

Ah, Corgi names!

I don’t think there are best dog names generically, but by breed, more so!

Beatrix ([name_f]Bea[/name_f]/Trix/Trixie)
[name_f]Lilibet[/name_f] (QE2’s nickname)
[name_f]Tasha[/name_f] (for writer and illustrator [name_f]Tasha[/name_f] [name_m]Tudor[/name_m] who loved Corgis)