Looking for a meaningful name for your female dog? We have compiled a list of the 50 most popular names over the last decade, along with their origins and meanings. The meanings of some of them may surprise you!
The art of naming dogs
Over the years, we have discovered that there is an aspect of self-fulfilling prophecy in naming dogs. As the saying goes, be careful what you want, you can get it! Choose a name that embodies the essence of temperament and personality through which you want to see brilliance in your new canine companion. Interestingly, many of these names mean protection, purity or courage.
The 10 most popular dog names of the last decade
- Maggie – Margaret’s diminutive number, which means “pearl”. Pearls symbolize purity and innocence and are associated with the moon.
- Zoe or Zoe – of Greek origin, means “life” or “alive”. Suitable for an active puppy!
- Lucy – Lucy is the diminutive of Lucille, which means “light”. Lucille was also the name of BB King’s famous guitar. Name your dog Lucy and you can call her favorite toy “Lucille’s Ball”.
- Molly – Molly means “desired child”. Perfect if your puppy is like a child. Famous Mollys include the Titanic’s Inimitable Molly Brown.
- Daisy – of English origin and refers to the flower that has white petals surrounding a yellow center (daisy literally means “eye of the day”). Daisies represent innocence, purity and cheerfulness.
- Sadi or Sally – Both are diminutive names of Sarah, a name of Jewish origin meaning “princess”.
- Sophie – of French origin. This is short for Sofia, which means “wisdom”. Famous sofas include actress, Oscar winner and Italian politician Sofia Loren and screenwriter, director and actress Sofia Coppola.
- Princess – Princess needs no explanation, perfect if you’re going to spoil her rot!
- Chloe – of Greek origin, which means “green” and “blooming”.
- Lady – English for a well-born woman. The Disney animated film Lady and Trump still inspires many people to name their dogs Lady!
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- Lola – Spanish , diminutive of the name Delores; it means “lady of sorrow.”
- Moon – Roman goddess of the moon.
- Stella – Spanish name by origin, which means “star”.
- Poppy – Due to the calm qualities of poppy seeds, poppy is associated with sleep, beauty, dream messages and luxury. After the First World War, the poem In Flanders Field popularized the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
- Reagan – an Irish name meaning “little ruler”.
- Ruby – Ruby symbolizes pure love, loyalty and luck. What more could you ask of your new best friend?
- Shadow – Shadow is a charming name for a puppy dog that is closely related to its owner.
- Syndey – Norman baronial name, Sydney means on a wide island or on a wide stream.
- Willow – the willow tree represents life and fertility in addition to balance, learning and harmony.
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- Bailey – a gender – neutral word of English origin, which means “law enforcement”, “steward” or “civil servant”. He is excellent for a dog who likes to control the situation.
- Lexi – A variant of Lexi and short for Alexandra, this name comes from Greek, which means “protector of man”.
- Lulu – Tueton in origin, Lulu means “famous in the war”.
- Casey – Celtic and Gaelic in origin, Casey can be used for both men and women; it means “brave.”
- Riley – Irish descent, the name means “brave”.
- Sasha – Alexander’s Russian diminutive form, Sasha means “defender of man.”
- Sandy – Greek and English in origin, Sandy also means “protector of man”.
- Pepper – Angie Dickenson’s character in ” Police Woman”: Tough, smart and beautiful; great for a female watch dog.
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- Athens , the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, courage and patroness of the arts, has recently become one of the most popular female names for dogs.
- Chloe – epithet (or added name) of Demeter, Greek goddess of harvest. Chloe, or Chloe, was added to her name during the summer season and harvest.
- Cleo – Although short for Cleopatra, the famous and last active pharaoh of ancient Egypt, the name is of Greek origin. Cleopatra translates as “glory to the Father.” After his death, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire.
- Maya – Hindi and Persian , in Hindi hit, Queen Maya is the mother of Siddhartha, the Buddha’s name. In ancient Persian, the name Maya means generous.
- Princess – A popular name for royal female dogs; Another variety of Princess is the Italian form ‘ Principessa ‘.
- Sheba – Arabic in origin, it refers to an ancient kingdom and is also a diminutive of Bathsheba. The Queen of Sheba appears prominently in the tales of King Solomon. She travels to meet King Solomon after hearing of his great wisdom, bringing with her a wealth of gold to give him as a gift. She was greatly impressed by his wisdom and offered a blessing to his God. It is believed that then the two kingdoms engaged in very profitable trade between them. Queen Sava is considered a healthy business woman and a just ruler of her kingdom.
- Riley – of Gaelic or Irish descent, Riley means “descendant of Rogallah”.
- Heidi – of German origin, Heidi means “with a noble birth” – suitable for noble German breeds.
- Ruby – This red jewel is considered the queen of gems and the jewel of kings. Ruby is considered a talisman of prosperity, passion and protection.
- Ziva – a Hebrew name meaning brilliance, light and god or godlike.
Popular names of dogs of sacred or religious significance
- Angel – a spiritual being and heavenly companion of the master. He who is angelic is extremely beautiful and kind. Angel is a wonderful name for a dedicated canine companion, blessing his owner with unconditional love.
- Madison – Originating from Matthew, Madison means “gift of God”.
- Lola – a diminutive of Dolores and Spanish in origin, Lola means “sorrow” or “Mary of the sorrowful”.
- Annie – diminutive of Anne, Annie means “merciful” and “merciful”.
- Samantha – Samantha is relatively recent and of American origin – its first recorded use was in 1800. Samantha is the feminine form of Samuel, in Hebrew “his name is God.”
- Holly – Derived from the evergreen plant with red fruits associated with the holidays, Holly takes its roots from the word “world”.
- Tasha – Russian in origin, Tasha is the diminutive form of Natasha, which means “born at Christmas”.
- Hannah – Hebrew name, Hannah means “grace”.
- Gracie – the diminutive number of Grace and means “blessed” or “blessing”. The three graces of Greek mythology reigned over luxury, merriment, and good merriment.
- Katie – nickname for Catherine, Katie means “pure”.
- Ginger – a common nickname for those with red hair, ginger symbolizes purity.
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- Bella – Bella is Italian for “beautiful”. It also hints at Beauty and the Beast . Charming for any dog that is beautiful inside and out.
- Fang – Chinese – means virtuous or beautiful.
- Roxy – an English name of Persian origin, Roxy is short for Roxanne or Roxana, which means “dawn” or “bright”. Roxana was also the wife of Alexander the Great. Call your girl Roxy if you want a smart dog to get you up early in the morning for his walk.
- Rosie – the diminutive of Rose and Roslin, Rosie is of French descent, meaning “red hair”, perfect for any of the breeds with a red coating such as Irish Setters and Chow Chow.
- Emma – a variant of Emily, which means “hardworking” or “hardworking”. It is ideal for energetic working breeds such as Dobermans and Rottweilers or any of the sled dogs.
- Lily – This beautiful flower is a symbol of beauty, innocence and purity.
- Abby – Abbreviated for Abigail, Abby means “one who gives joy.”
- Mia – the diminutive form of Maria, means “at sea”. Great for a water-loving retriever or spaniel.
- Stella – of Latin origin, Stella means “star”. Stella was also the wife of Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar Named Desire . You too can summon Stella with the same fury as Marlon Brando.
- Luna – Luna is the Italian and Spanish word for “moon”.
- Dixie – Dixie comes from the French word dix, which means “ten”. When Louisiana was still a French colony, a ten-dollar bill was called a dix in the region. In time, the nickname for the southern states became Dixieland and eventually Dixie.
- Shelby – Suitable for both male and female dogs, Shelby is of English descent and means from the city in the hollow.
- Penny – short for Penelope and of Greek origin. Its meaning can be interpreted as “white shoulder” or “with a cobweb or veil over her face”, ideal for a female dog with a white coat or collar, such as a border stake or rough cars.
- Mika – Japanese for beautiful, says Miku .
- Missy – Briefly about Melissa, a figure from Greek myth. Melissa was a nymph who saved Zeus from her father Cronus, who wanted to kill and eat his children (Cronus had killed his own father and therefore saw the children as a threat). Melissa cared for baby Zeus by feeding him honey and milk. When Cronus learned of her betrayal, he turned her into an earthworm, but Zeus took pity on his former maid and turned her into a honey bee. Melissa is seen as a civilizational force that has taught humanity to move along its violent, barbaric nature to become more caring and sophisticated.
- Nava – a Hebrew name meaning beautiful.
- Dakota – a Native American from the Sioux nation. The word means “allies.”
- Chelsea – Chelsea is a port in England.
- Coco – Spanish and French – emblematic and famous all over the world is “Coco” Chanel. Some believe her nickname is an allusion to the song “Qui qu’a vu Coco”, about a lost dog.
- Misty – English and American in origin, Misty means “covered in fog or dew.”
- Sassy – Of English origin, Sassy means “full of self” or “cheeky.”
- Zuri or Suri – Swahili means beautiful.
- Baby – no one puts the baby in her corner.