Guide To Female Dog Names

Female Dog Names

Naming your female dog should not be taken lightly. After all, she's going to be a part of your family for years to come. Remember, there is power in a name, and it should reflect the personality and characteristics of your new furry friend. However, choosing cute female dog names doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it should be fun. There are tons of places to look for inspiration. With our list of girl dog names below, you're certain to find a name that matches your sweet pooch's personality.

After finding the best name for your female dog, create a custom Petventures storybook featuring your pet, then dedicate the storybook to your dog by adding her name to the customizable dedication page. Check out the female dog name ideas below for naming your new furry friend.


Table of Contents

Tips When Naming Your Dog

What's in a Name?

Celebrity Names for Dogs

Nature Names for Dogs

Fictional Character Dog Names

Other Favorite Girl Dog Names in Alphabetical Order

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Tips When Naming Your Dog

Before we get into our lists of names, let's go over a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a name for your pup. It's well-known that most dogs respond best to one- or two-syllable names. It keeps the name simple but still allows it to be strong and has the power to stand alone. Hopefully, a few powerful names have already come into your mind. If not, no problem, that is why we are here. Another important tip with one-or two-syllable names is to steer clear of names that sound similar to basic commands like “sit,” “fetch,” or “stay.” For obvious reasons, this can confuse your dog.

Choose a name that you like to hear. If you can find a name that has a nice ring to it and fits the personality of your dog, it is more likely to stick. Chances are high that you will be calling it out often, especially through her puppy years. So take your time, remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day.

Finally, remember that it's OK to let your dog go for a few days without a name so that you get a better feel for her demeanor and personality. Trust us, your dog is going to love you unconditionally no matter what. Going a few days calling her “puppy” or “sweetie” is worth the time it takes to create a beautiful name that matches the personality of your new best friend.


What's in a Name?

On any given day, you can find at least one dog named Bella or Lola. Both are adorable names indeed, but when you're at the dog park and you call your pup's name to leave, you do not want three extra dogs following you home. Having a unique name for your dog will make your life easier, and will connect you with your dog in more ways than you know. It's easy to be creative with girl dog names. Think of the most powerful women in your life, whether they are celebrities, loved ones, or even grade school teachers, powerful names can be found anywhere and everywhere. All we need to do is to keep our eyes open and look, and we can find the inspiration needed for cute female dog names comes from many sources, and we'll cover just a few of those.

White Dog Running Through Grass

Celebrity Names for Dogs

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, of course naming your dog after a favorite celebrity just makes sense. Here are some of our favorites from glamorous to the less flamboyant (but still super-cute).

  • Sophia Loren — We like both names together or just Sophia alone.
  • Cher — Enough said.
  • Whoopi — This is especially great for an energetic pup.
  • Portia — It flows.
  • Amy, Julie, Kelly — Though not in their prime, you can bet you'll have an original with one of these.
  • Meryl - The Greatest of All Time
  • Riri - Short for "Rihanna"
  • Billie - Nice and hip
  • Dolly - After the one and only "Dolly Parton"
  • Jolene - From the infamous song by "Dolly Parton"
  • Maggie - Inspired by "Maggie Rogers"
  • Eleanor - Just nice and simple

Nature Names for Dogs

Let’s look at some female dog names around all things outdoors. Some of our favorites include:

  • Brooke, as in babbling
  • Skye, Starr, Comet
  • Leah
  • Snow, Stormy
  • Twiggy — Yes, this doubles as a celebrity name.

Fictional Character Dog Names

Can you do much better than “Lady?” While this name gained popularity after the “Lady and the Tramp” animated classic, there other great options. Some of our other top picks include:

  • Fiona
  • Khaleesi, Daenerys
  • Gamora, Mystique
  • Harley Quinn — can be shortened to Harley or Quinn
  • Daphne, Velma
  • Monica, Rachel, Phoebe
  • Hermione
  • Luna
  • Jasmine
  • Maxine
  • Katniss

Other Favorite Girl Dog Names in Alphabetical Order

  • Amelia
  • Amber
  • Blossom
  • Bonnie
  • Belle
  • Chloe
  • Dutchess
  • Esther
  • Freya
  • Greta
  • Hazel
  • Iris
  • Joy
  • Kismet
  • Lucy
  • Margo
  • Maggie
  • Naomi
  • Opal
  • Piper
  • Queenie
  • Rose, Rosie
  • Sasha
  • Tiffany
  • Uma
  • Victoria
  • Winnie
  • Xena
  • Yesenia
  • Zima

Tell Your Dog's Story

Hopefully, our suggestions have led you to the right name for your bundle of canine joy. Taking the time, putting in the effort, and finding the perfect name for your new friend, is what makes the name that much more special. But why stop there? Engrain this moment forever with Petventures. Create a custom Petventures storybook featuring your dog. These books are fun for the entire family and make excellent gifts and keepsakes.

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Need the perfect tag for your new furry friend? Make a custom tag with your dog or cat’s name on pop art backgrounds. Create an amazing tag to show off your pet’s personality to the world.

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Pet Pop Art Shirts, Hoodies, and Sweaters

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Looking for more names for dogs?

Click the links below for guides specific to other dog names:



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