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Dog Names & Meanings

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You will find a variety of names, some with meanings
and Names for Pairs.

 
 
A
 

ABBA
Swedish Abba, one of most successful pop groups of the 1970's.

ABBERDEEN
City in Scotland

ABBY
ABEL
ABERCROMBIE
ABRACADABRA

ACAPULCO
Resort city in Mexico.

ACE

ACHILLES
The hero of Homer's lliad

ACCORD
Medium-sized car by Honda.

ADA
Prosperous and joyful.

ADELE
From Adelaide - Noble and kind

ADMIRAL
Commander in chief of a fleet of ships.

ADONIS
Greek mythology youth

ADRIATIC
This offshoot of the Mediterranean Sea is known for its connection to the main port of Venice, Italy. It could be a good name for a Italian Greyhound or Maltese

AGATHA
one of impeccable virtue

AGNI
Hindu god of fire.

AGRO
Short for aggressive, to behave in a hostile fashion

AIKO
Love

AJAX
Eagle

AKIRA
"Brightness" in Japanese. Pronounced A-Kee-Da in English, a logical name for an Akita

ALABAMA
State, USA

ALADDIN
Servant of Allah.

ALBINO
A person or animal lacking normal pigmentation. Characterised by white skin and pink eyes.

ALCATRAZ
Old maximum-security federal penitentiary just offshore in the San Francisco Bay. No bars will be able to confine this crafty pup.

ALDERON
Princess Leia's home planet in "Star Wars" (1977).

ALDO

ALEXIA
The loss of ability to read.

ALI
Muslim - Noble, Exalted

ALLEGRO
"Cheerful" in Italian and "happy" in Spanish (spelled ALEGRE), both of which may epitomize your dog. If you look hard you might just catch him smile.

ALOYSIUS
A famous Germanic warrior

ALPACA
An animal from South America, related to the llama, which has a slender neck and thick, woolly coat.

ALPINE

ALPHA
This is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and a word that denotes the first of anything.

AMABLE
Meaning "kind" in Spanish.

AMARETTO
An Italian liqueur flavoured with almond.

AMAYA
Night rain.

AMAZON
In Greek mythology this was a race of fighting women who are thought to have dwelled close to the Black Sea. They were supposedly large, strong and unyielding. If your dog fits, use it.

AMBER
A brownish yellow colour. Good name for a Golden Retriever or any dog of similar colouring.

AMBROSIA
In Greek and Roman mythology this was the food of the gods and, aside from being fragrant, it supposedly created immortality. This puppy's love will be equally as satisfying and everlasting.

AMIGO
"Friend" in Spanish. Your puppy makes it easy to see why dogs are deservedly considered man's best friend.

AMINA
Swahili - beyond reproach

AMMO
Short for "ammunition." Well-trained guard and protection dogs are perfect examples and candidates. It might also be a good name for a future hunting companion.

AMORE
"Love" in Italian. If you give a little, you will get a lot from any puppy in any language.

AMOS
A burden

AMORETTE
Beloved.

ANACONDA
A non-venomous snake that resembles a very large boa constrictor and which crushes and strangles its prey. This is a good name for a pup whose notion of cuddling might be a bit constricting.

ANAIS

ANASTASIA

ANDALUSIA
A mountainous region of southern Spain. Enchanting and warm are qualities of both this area and your puppy so named.

ANDORRA
This small country lies in the East Pyrenees between France and Spain. Good name for a Great pyre-nees.

ANDROID
An artificial person with extremely humanlike features. There is a good chance that a pup with this name thinks human food and bed are not out of line.

ANDROMEDA
Greek mythological woman

ANGEL

ANGSTROM
A hundred-millionth of a centimetre. Good name for a Chihuahua, or any very small dog.

ANGUS
Outstanding and exceptional man

ANIKA
Very beautiful.

ANUBIS
The dog or jackal headed Egyptian God of tombs.

ANZAC
Acronym for Australasian troops in World War II

ANZU
Apricot, ripeness

APACHE
A formerly nomadic tribe of North American Indians. For a puppy who will go on long wandering crusades if you forget to close the gate

APOLLO
APPRENTICE

APRIL
The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar. For a puppy born in this month or one who might just bring some flowering beauty to your life all year long.

AQUARIUS
In Latin, this eleventh sign of the zodiac means literally "water carrier." For any dog that loves the water.

ARAGORN
Dark Ranger from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", who used the name Strider.

ARAPAHO
A tribe of North American Indians. This is a good name for a rugged, outdoor dog

ARCHIE

ARGUS
The hound of Odysseus

ARIEL
Lion

ARIES
The first sign of the zodiac. It translates to "ram." Would be great for a male puppy born under this sign or having a bold, "ramlike" personality.

ARMANI
Fashion label

ARNIE
The eagle

ARNOLD
Strong as an eagle

ARROW
A straight, thin, pointed shaft shot from a bow

ARTY

ASA
Starting life at dawn. Also has Hebrew meaning - the healer

ASAHI
Brand of Japanese beer

ASHA
Arabic - Life

ASHANTI
A people and former kingdom of Western Africa

ASHER
The laughing one

ASHES

ASIA

ASPEN
A tree whose leaves shake or quiver in the wind.Whippets can appear equally as lithe and delicate

ASTA
Star like.

ASTRO
A prefix meaning star The Jetsons dogs name

ATLANTIS
This legendary island is thought to have sunken in the Atlantic. A natural-born swimmer such as a Labrador, Newfoundland or Golden Retriever could wear this name.

ATHENA
Greek mythology goddess of wisdom & the arts

ATLAS
In Greek mythology he was atitan condemned to support the heavens upon his shoulders.

ATTILA
The King of the Huns

AUGUST
The eighth month of the year. Named after Augustus Caesar.

AUREOLE
An illuminated glow around a body, which at times signifies holiness.
Does your puppy have a halo?

AURORA
The Roman mythological goddess of the dawn.

AUSSIE
An Australian

AUTUMN

AVALON
A paradise thought to exist during the time of King Arthur. A pup with great beauty.

AVANTI
Italian for "forward." Great for the out going puppy.

AVA
From Avis - A bird

AVIS

AXLE
Divine reward or source of life.
For that special puppy. Possibly you adopted it or rescued it

Names For Pairs:

Abbott & Costello
Above & Beyond
Adam & Eve
Alpha & Beta
Anthony & Cleopatra
Archie & Jughead
Asset & Liability

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B
 

BABA

BABIRUSA
A wild pig from Ceylon. For the house trashing, mud-slinging puppy.

BABUSHKA
"Grandmother" in Russian. A puppy that will always do it's best to take care of you.

BACCARAT
A card game; for the fun loving but serious pup.

BACI
"Kisses" in Italian. All puppies love to give them.

BADGER

BAILEY
The encasing of a castle. A puppy with this name will be protective and loyal.

BAJA
"Short" or "low" in Spanish.

BALDRIC
Old English for "valiant" and "courageous."

BALl
South Indonesian island, the residents are known for their lovely music and dancing. Great for the festive puppy.

BAMBINO
"Child" or "baby" in Italian. Any small puppy or dogs that remain puppy like all their lives.

BANDITO
"Bandit" or "brigand" in Spanish

BANGLE
A decorative bracelet or anklet.

BARFLY

BARNACLE
A marine crustacean.

BARON
The lowest echelon of nobility and a good name for a puppy that can be a royal pain!

BASEL
A city in Switzerland. Good name for a Bernese Mountain Dog or a Saint Bernard.

BASIL
An herb having fragrant leaves, a kitchen spice. For the puppy that is the spice of your life.

B.B.
Beautiful Baby

BAXTER

BEAMER

BEAR

BEAU The steady companion of a girl. Disarmingly charming, this pup will melt most female hearts.

BEAUTY

BEDOUIN
A member of a nomadic Arab tribe that is known to be heat-tolerant and have extremely well developed survival instincts. Good name for a Saluki.

BEEFEATER
Originally a guard of English monarchy, for that puppy protective puppy.

BEEPER

BEGONIA

BELLA MIA
Italian feminine for "my beautiful one."

BELLADONNA
A poisonous European plant. There is no serum to protect you from extreme attachment to this pup.

BELLE
French for "beautiful."

BELUGA
The eggs of the sturgeon native to the Black Sea or Caspian Sea make some of the world's best and most expensive caviar. Good name for a Borzoi.

BENGAL
Inspired by the Bengal tiger, the largest cat of India. A courageous, awe-inspiring puppy with an aura of supreme self-assurance deserves this name.

BERET
A popular French cap. Good name for a Papillon or French Bulldog.

BETA
Second letter of the Greek alphabet or the second in any type of list. Good name for the second dog of the household.

BEULAH
A land of peace. For the tranquil pup.

BIANCO or BIANCA
Italian for "white." Perfect for Bichon Frise, Maltese, Samoyed or West Highland White Terrier.

BIKO

BIJOU
French for "jewel." Appropriate for any small dog with a dazzling personality.

BIMBO

BIRDY

BISHOP

BIZZY

BLAZE

BLONDIE

BLOTTO

BOA
A large snake known to coil and suffocate its prey. The only thing this pup might suffocate you with is affection.

BOBO A dolt or dunce.

BOCA
Spanish for "mouth." Good for pups with big ones.

BOJANGLES

BOLERO

BOLLA

BOLL WEEVIL
A strange-Iooking, long-nosed beetle, But this pup is still beautiful to you.

BONO

BONSAI
Dwarfed, decoratively shaped trees or shrubs grown in miniature pots.

BOOKER

BOOKIE

BOOMER

BOOZER

BORA
This tumultuous cold wind blows on the Dalma- tian coast of Yugoslavia in winter.

BORSCHT

Beet soup. A taste for this pup might be something you have to acquire.

BOSS

BOUFFANT
To be puffed out in a full fashion. Definitely fits a well-groomed Poodle, as well as some other breeds.

BOXER
A person who fights. This pushy pup can get you into a lot of trouble at the park.

BOZ
Charles Dicken's nickname

BOZO

BRANDO
The actor

BRANDY

BRASSY

BREW

BREWSKY

BRIE
A type of soft cheese named after a region of France.

BRIER
A thorny-stemmed plant. Good for the wire-haired breeds.

BRIT

BRONSON

BRONCO

BRONTE

BROUHANA

BRUIN

BUCKINGHAM
The royal palace in London, England, is well protected, just like your home since this loyal, protective guard puppy arrived.

BUCKO
Meaning "a bully."

BUFFY

BURGUNDY
Red or white wines made in the Burgundy region of France. Also the deep red colour.

BURMA
This Southeast Asian republic lies east of the Bay of Bengal. A puppy with this name brings to mind the allure of exotic places and he or she will gladly travel with you.

BUTKUS
The name of Rocky Balboa's Bullmastiff in the Rocky movies

BUZZ

BUZZARD
This name can describe a bird of prey or a person or puppy with a large appetite.

BYTE
A small, powerful unit of computer memory

Names For Pairs:

Babe & Ruth
Back & Forth
Ball & Chain
Bambi & Flower
Bambi & Thumper
Beauty & Beast
Beau & Tie
Beavis & Butthead
Benson & Hedges
Bentley & Rolls

Bert & Ernie
Betty & Wilma
Black & Blue
Black & White
Bold & Beautiful
Bonnie & Clyde
Bow & Arrow
Bread & Butter
Bump & Grind
Buttons & Bows


 

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CABO
Short for Cabo San Lucas, a Mexican city at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.

CADBURY
The trademark name for an English sweets company known for its deliciously rich chocolate. Good name for a chocolate Labrador, red Doberman Pinscher or any deep brown, smooth-coated puppy.

CADDY
A golfer's attendant. For the pup that is always ready to help and play fetch.

CADENCE
Having a recurring, regular beat or flow.

CAGNEY
After James Cagney the actor.

CAIRO
An Egyptian city

CAJUN

CALAMITY

CALICO
This word describes a dappled or speckled colour scheme. A piebald puppy would be perfect for this name.

CALYPSO

CAMELOT
This is the legendary site where King Arthur had his Round Table.

CAMUS

CAPONE
the ganster Alfonso Capone

CANDY

CANIS
"Dog" in Latin.

CAPO
Italian for "boss" or "head."

CAPRICORN
This tenth sign of the zodiac depicts a horned goat.

CARAMBA

CASBAH
A stronghold or castle normally associated with Northern Africa.

CASH

CASHMERE
A breed of goat, found mainly in India, that produces a type of soft wool regarded among the finest quality available. Good for dogs with soft cashmere-Iike hair.

CASINO
Meaning "gambling establishment" in English and "confusion" in Italian.

CASPER
maybe for that white dog

CASPIAN
Meaning "lionlike appearance." This is a good name for a Little Lion Dog.

CASSIS
The dark berries of this plant are used to make a flavourful after-dinner drink of the same name. Your pup's deep, rich-coloured coat might make this name appropriate.

CASSIUS
After Cassius Clay the boxer.

CATALINA
A small island some twenty-five miles west of Long Beach, California, known for its romantic tourist appeal.

CAVIAR
Fish eggs served primarily as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre. This delicacy, like your puppy, may take some time to get used to.

C.C.
could be short for Chow Chow or Chinese Crested

CHAMBRAY
A delicate type of fabric. Good for a soft-coated puppy.

CHAMOIS
Soft leather derived from the yellowish tan skin of the European mountain goat of the same name. The yellow Labrador, Golden Retriever and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are logical candidates.

CHAYA
From the Hebrew meaning, "to be alive." A pup with the zest for life.

CHEETAH
This slender cat is known for its ability to achieve tremendous speed.

CHEWBACCA
A large hairy creature from the Star Wars movie.

CHEYENNE
Fighter, powerful, strong, needs to run. The Sioux Indians originally named this tribe "Shi-hen-na".

CHICO
"Small" in Spanish.

CHIEF

CHIFFON
A sheer, ornamental fabric that has a light, delicate consistency, like the smaller Toy breeds.

CHILI

CHINCHILLA
This small, grey South American rodent is a relative of the squirrel.

CHIP

CHIVAS
Old, rare scotch that is expensive.

CHOLO
Spanish slang for "local menace."

CHOPPER
Slang for "helicopter." Landings can be dangerous for puppies that clumsily leap on and off the furniture.

CHUTZPA
A Yiddish for "brashness." Puppies with a strong will, pups that like to do things their own way.

CIAO
A way to say "good-bye" or "hello" in Italian.

CIMARRON
Title of a gun-slinging Western movie.

CINNAMON
An amber-shaded colour or a spice derived from fragrant tree bark. A puppy with this name will add a hint of spicy sweetness to your life.

CITRON
A tree that bears lemon like fruit.

CLASSY

COGNAC

COLA
The main ingredients of this bubbly soft drink are sugar and kola nut extract. For the energetic bubbly pup's.

COLONEL
A military officer who ranks below brigadier general.

COLT
Youthful male horse. Perfect name for a Great Dane or Mastiff.

COMPADRE
Spanish for "friend" or "close companion."

CONFUCIUS

CONGA
An African and Latin American dance having strong drumbeats.

CONGO
A jungle region of Africa.

CORAZON
Spanish for "heart." Warm puppy love only increases with age.

CORDOBA
The provincial capital of Andalusia, Spain.

CORONA
A dim halo that surrounds a solar body and can be seen through dim cloud cover, especially around the moon or sun.

COUSCOUS
This North African dish can be served with meats or vegetables

CRICKET

CRIMSON

CRITTER

CRUSOE

CUCARACHA
Spanish for "cockroach."

CUClNA
"Kitchen" in Italian.

CUERVO
This brand of tequila is said to take the hair off your chest.

CURMUDGEON
A finicky, fuddy-duddy of a person or pup. CURRY A pup named for this common Indian spice will become the spice of your life.

CYPRESS
A pine tree with small, compressed needles known to grow in warm climates.

CYRANO

CZAR
"Emperor" or "king."

Names For Pairs:
Cagney & Lacey
Chilli & Pepper
Chip & Dale
Chocolate & Vanilla
Cookies & Cream
Cowboy & Indian
Crimson & Clover
Crusoe & Friday


 

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D
 

DAIQUIRI
A Cuban cocktail made with rum and citrus juices. DANK "Thank you" in Dutch.

DAKOTA

DALI

DALLAS

DAMAGE

DANU
A mythological goddess of death and mother of the gods.

DANUBE
Named after the Danube River. This name suits dogs with bluish coats; blue Doberman Pinschers, blue Great Danes, Kerry Blue or Bedlington Terriers and Neapolitan Mastiffs.

DAPHNE

DARTH
As in Darth Vader

DASH

DELILAH
Famous for cuting Samson's hair

DELTA
This symbol represents the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

DERBY

DESDEMONA
A heroine of William Shakespeare's tradgety Othello

DESOTO
Resembling the vintage car, clean lines and classic style make this pup an eye-catcher.

DEUCE
In many games this throw of dice or game score is thought to bring good luck.

DWEEB

DIABLO
Spanish for "devil." A name tailor-made for a mischief-making puppy.

DIDI

DIGBY

DIVA
French for "goddess." Appropriate for any female puppy.

DODGER
One who acts deceptively.

DRACO

DRAMBUIE
Much like this liqueur, your puppy with this name warms your heart and lifts your spirits.

DREADNOUGUT
A battleship loaded with artillery.

DUGONG
This aquatic mammal is commonly referred to as a sea cow.

Names For Pairs
Danny & Libby
Dark & Stormy
David & Goliath
Dazed & Confused
Diamond & Pearl
Donner & Blitzen

Dot & Dash
Duke & Duchess
 

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E
 

EBI
Japanese for "shrimp."

EBONY
Meaning "black." Good for a like-coloured pup.

ECHO

EDELWEISS
A small white flower that grows wild in the Bavarian Alps.

EINSTEIN

ELMER

ELMO
Originally Greek, this name meant "amiable," but also the name of the fuzzy blue Sesame Street character

ELSA
A well known loiness fron the film Born Free

ELVIRA
A mistress of the dark.

ELVIS
After the famous rock n roll star, good name for a hound

EMERALD
A lovely jewel

ESPRESSO
A strong coffee brewed by steaming rich coffee beans.

ESPRIT
"Spirit." This puppy is not lacking in it.

EWOK
The tribal name for a feisty and the Star War movie character.

EUREKA
An expression of triumph on a discovery. Also a way of discerning the authenticity of gold.

Names For Pairs
Ebony & Ivory
Ernie & Bert

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F
 

FABLE
A moral tale in which animals often depict characters in order to prove a point.

FAJITA
Chicken or beef is sliced into thin strips and served in a soft tortilla to create this Mexican specialty.

FALAFEL
This Middle Eastern dish consists mainly of chickpeas and vegetables in a pita.

FALCON
A bird of prey sometimes trained to hunt. The pup so named has grace, energy and boldness.

FANDANGO
A colourful, energetic Spanish dance.

FANTASIA
A composition that does not conform to the standards of structure or induces a fantasy.

FAUX PAS
A social blunder. Every puppy is bound to have a few or possibly a hundred.

FELIX

FENNEL
This edible plant has a flavour similar to liquorice.

FENWAY
Home park of the Red Sox and known for its large green wall. If you have a Boston Terrier with this name he must be a big-Ieague buddy.

FERREO
Spanish for "iron." Good for very muscular or very determined pups.

FIESTA
Spanish for "party."

FIJI
This Southwest Pacific country has over eight hundred islands.

FIKRI
Arabic for "intellectual."

FIZZ

FLASH

FLETCH

FLEUR
French for "flower."

FLIPPER

FLUFFY

FONDUE
Cheese, wine and chocolate are the normal delicacies that people dip bread into to create this dish.

FONZI

FORMOSA
An island (now called Taiwan) in the Pacific off the coast of China.

FOXY

FRAZIER
After the T.V show

FRITZ

FUCHSIA
An extremely bright purple.

FUDDLES

FUNGUS

FUNKY

FURBY

Names For Pairs
Felix & Oscar
Finder & Keeper
Fire & Ice
Fire & Rain
Flora & Fauna
Frankie & Johnnie
Frazier & Lilith
Fred & Barney
Fred & Ginger

 

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GALILEO
After the sixteenth century Italian scientist.

GANDHI
Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian political and spiritual leader in 1869 to1948

GARBO
After Greta Garbo

GARGOYLE
A carving that represents an extremely ugly half human, half animal.

GARP

GATOR
Short for Alligator.

GAZELLE
An African or Asian antelope known for its delicate features, slender neck and soft eyes.

GAZPACHO
Spanish chilled soup. Good name for a zesty pup.

GECKO
A type of lizard.

GEEKIE

GEEZER
Slang for old person.

GEISHA
A Japanese girl who provides entertainment. This pup loves to perform, but expects a treat.

GEMINI
This third sign of the zodiac is represented by twins.

GENESIS
The origin of something.

GENGHIS
After Genghis Khan, a Mongolian conqueror.

GENIE

GENIUS

GERBIL

GERONIMO

GIDDY

GIGGLES

GIGI

GIGOLO

GILLIGAN
After the T.V show Gilligan's Island

GIN
Alcoholic drink made from rye, grain and juniper berries. Sweet and spirited

GINGER

GINSENG
A root believed to have medicinal and aphrodisiacal qualities. Need more be said about your puppy's ability to make you feel good?

GIRLFRIEND

GIRO
"Race" in Italian

GNOME
A folkloric ageless and mutated dwarf that lives on earth and protects treasures.

GOBBLE

GOBLIN

GOLIATH

GOMER

GOOBER

GORKY

GORDO
Spanish for "fat."

GRAZIE
Italian for "thank you."

GRETEL

GREMLIN

GREYSTOKE

GROUCHO

GROVER
A character from Seseme Street

GRUMPY

GRUNGE

GRUNT

GUAYMAS
A port city located in Sonora state, Mexico, known for its striking contrast of dry fertile mountains and luscious blue seas.

GUCCI
A prestige label name

GUINEVERE
A wife of King Arthur ANd presumed mistress of Lancelot.

GULLIVER
A character from the story Gulliver's Travels

GUMBO
A popular Southern soup.

GUMBY
From the T.V show.

GUMPS
An upscale department store in San Francisco, California.

GUMMER

GURU
In Hinduism this person is acknowledged as a spiritual teacher or leader.

GYPSY
This name is derived from nomadic people who originally migrated to Europe from Asia. A puppy with this name has an independent, restless nature about him or her.

GYRO

Names For Pairs
Geppetto & Pinocchio
Gilligan & Skipper
Gin & Tonic
Gumby & Pokey
Guns & Roses

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H
 

HACHI-KO
This Akita is known in modern Japanese history as a model of fidelity. A statue was erected in his honor in Tokyo, Japan. Like Hachi-Ko's loyalty, your puppy's love for you will be undying.

HALCYON

HALEY
After Haley's comet

HAM

HAMLET
From William Shakespeare's play

HAMMER

HANNIBAL

HAPPY

HARLEY

HARMONY

HARPO

HAVANA
A Cuban city and type of tobacco. Good for any puppy with a brown coat.

HAVOC

HEAVEN
The space or sky that appears to be over Earth.

HERO

HERSHEY
A chocolate brand.

HIPPODROME
An open-air stadium originating in an- dent Greece.

HISTORIA

HOAGIE
Meaning "hero" as in "sandwich." All puppies have the potential to be one-the other kind.

HOBBIT
A fantasy novel and creature created by J.R.R. Tolkien about a mythological kingdom.

HOBO

HOCUS.POCUS
Nonsensical words used to play tricks or create illusions.

HOG

HOMEBOY

HOMER
A principal figure of Greek literature and first European poet. Or the father from T.V show the Simpson's

HONCHO

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
This multicolored flower is rich in nectar and is as sweet as any adorable puppy.

HOOCH
Bootleg liquor named after the Alaskan tribe who made it, supposedly to keep warm on cold nights. An Alaskan Malamute would have gladly served the same purpose.

HOOSIER
Nickname for a native or resident of Indiana. Legend has it that the word originated due to its similarity to the sound of wolves howling on cold Midwestern nights. To live up to this name, your puppy will need to be quite vocal in the night hours.

HORSEHACK
A funny Sweathog from T.V show Welcome Back Kotter.

HORUS
In ancient Egyptian religon, he was the sky god of light and goodness.

HOUDINI
An escape artist

HOWLER

HUBBA HUBBA

HULK
A T.V show with the Green Hulk.

HUNTER

HURRICANE

 

Names For Pairs
Ham & Eggs
Hansel & Gretel
Harley & Davidson
Heads & Tails
Heart & Soul
Hocus & Pocus
Hope & Dreams
Hugs & Kisses

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I
 

ICARUS
Greek mythology has it that Icarus escaped from Crete on artifical wings made by his father, Daedalus.

ICON
A representation, probably of your puppy's beauty.

IDITAROD
An Alaskan sled-dog race. Appropriate name for an Alaskan Malamute or Siberian Husky.

IGGY

IGOR

INDIA
After the country.

INDIANA

INDIE
Harrison Ford's nickname in the Idiana Jones movies.

INCA
A member of an Indian tribe that ruled Peru prior to the Spanish conquest. "Inka" means "ruler" in Spanish.

INDIGO
A plant that yields a blue dye, ranging from dark blue to purplish blue.

INKY

INTREPID
Courage, endurance and fearlessness are characteristics of this puppy, who might be a serious insurance liability.

IOTA
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet or a very small amount. Good name for a Toy dog.

IRIE
"Peace," in Rastafarian. IRIS "Rainbow" in Greek and Latin. In Greek mythology Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods.

ISHTA
Arabic for "cream of the crop," or, in doggie terms, "pick of the litter."

IVY

 

Names For Pairs
Iggy & Pop

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J
 

J.B. A brand name for a type of whiskey.

JABBERWOCKY
Epitomized by the Lewis CarroIl poem with this title, "Jabberwocky" literaIly is meaningless speech or writing contrived to appear to make sense.

JACK DANIEL'S
A brand name for a type of whiskey.

JADE

JAG
Drunkenness.

JASMINE
The scent of this plant is found in its fragrant white flowers.

JAVA
A word that has grown in trendy popularity to refer to coffee.

JAZZ

JEDI

JEKYLL
From Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

JEMMA

JERKY
This type of meat is dried and prepared for consumption by curing it.

JERSEY

JETHRO

JINX

JOKER

JUNIPER
This bluish grey shrub with prickly growth might resemble the coat of your Border Terrier.

JUPITER
As well as being the largest and most massive planet, in Roman mythology this name is given to the supreme god-patron of the Roman state. Good name for a large, massive guard dog.

JUSTUS

 

Names For Pairs
Jack & Jill
Jeff & Radar
Jekyll & Hyde
Jet & Shark
Jughead & Archie

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KAFKA
After Franz Kafka.

KATMANDU

KENO

KENYA

KERMIT
After the Muppet character Kermit the frog.

KEWPIE

KILO

KING

KINKO

KISSES

KLUTZ
A clumsy person, or dog. This Yiddish term is often used endearingly.

KNAIDEL
Little Jewish dumpling, or a puppy who just looks like one.

KOBI
"Joy" in Japanese. This puppy will bring much of it to your life.

KODA

KOKO

KONA
A relatively large city on the island of Hawaii.

KOSMIC

KOSMO
A good Gremlin.

KUDU
An African antelope with a brownish, white-striped coat. Good name for a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

KUJO

KUMA
.'Bear" in Japanese

Names For Pairs
Kahlua & Cream
Ken & Barbie
Kermit & Miss Piggy
King & Queen
Kiss & Tell

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LADRON
Spanish for 'thief." This pup doesn't usually earn the treat, they steals it.

LADY

LAKER
A lake-dwelling fish, resembling the trout.

LASER

LASHES

LASSIE

LAVENDER
The delicate purplish flowers yielded by this plant are commonly used in perfume oils.

LAZARUS

LEXIS
Of Greek origin meaning "speech." Good for the vocal ones.

LEVI
An American Classic Jeans label.

LIABILITY

LIEBCHEN
'.Sweetheart" in German.

LILAC
Fragrant purplish, white or pink flowers.

LILITH

LIMBO
A dance in which the participants bend over backwards in order to pass under a pole.

LINK

LINUS

LIRA
Italian currency. You probably paid a pretty penny for this little puppy who is now literally worth his or her weight in gold, at least to you.

LISBON
The name of this Portuguese city is a good name for a Portuguese Water Dog.

LOBO

LOLITA

LOLLY
Chiefly British for hard candy and an American shortening of the word "lollipop."

LOONY

LOTUS
Fragrant pinkish flower.

LUCKY
"Good fortune." You are lucky to own this wonderful pup!

LULLABY

LUNATIC

 

Names For Pairs
Lady & Tramp
Laurel & Hardy
Laverne & Shirley
Leather & Lace
Lewis & Clark
Lost & Found
Lunatic & Asylum

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MACKEREL
Small fish, either Atlantic or Spanish.

MAD MAX

MADURO
A classic, robust-flavoured cigar that comes in dark wrapping. Good name for a similarly shaped, dark- coloured Dachshund or Basset Hound.

MAGNA
Latin for "great."

MAGNET

MAGNOLIA
A family of white, pink, purple, blue or yellow flowers.

MAGNUM
A wine bottle that can hold close to two-fifths of a gallon.

MAGPIE
An international bird with black, blue or green coloring that is known for its chattering call.

MAHIMAHI
Hawaiian for "dolphin".

MAI TAl
"Good" in Tahitian.

MAJESTIC
"Dignified" or '.grand," like a Great Dane or Afghan Hound.

MAJOR
A military officer.

MAKO
This shark has a weighty body and is known to be dangerous.

MAMACITA
The Spanish term of endearment used for close female friends or relatives.

MAMBA
A venomous African tree snake that changes color at will from green to black.

MAMBO
A Latin American dance that resembles the rumba and cha-cha.

MANHATTAN
A cocktail made with vermouth and whiskey, named after a borough of New York City.

MARASCHINO
A type of cherry.

MARBLE

MARIGOLD
A plant with yellow or orange flowers. Good name for a blond Cocker Spaniel, yellow Labrador or Golden Retriever.

MARLBORO
Meaning "rugged" and "having an affinity for the outdoors".

MARLEY

MARMALADE
A fruit preserve.

MARTIAN
A theoretical creature from the planet Mars.

MARTINI
Gin or vodka and dry vermouth comprise this I drink

MATADOR
A valiant bullfighter.

MATISSE
After French painter, sculptor & lithographer, Henri Matisse.

MATZO
In the Jewish religion, this unleavened bread is eaten during Passover.

MAZEL TOV
"Congratulations," in Hebrew.

MAUI One of the Hawaiian islands, or just a good name for a puppy with the laid-back attitude typical of island people.

MAYA
Interpreted in Hinduism as a delusion or a mirage of the mind that signifies the world's end.

MAYHEM
Violent havoc, much like the kind this puppy may wreak on your home if you don't train him or her.

MEADOW
An open area of grassland.

MEDUSA
In Greek mythology, one of the three Gorgons who had serpents for hair, bronze claws and huge teeth.

MEE-KROB
A crunchy Thai dish, mainly consisting of crispy wiry noodles, hence, a good name for dogs of wiry- coated breeds.

MELANGE
"A mixture" in French. Definitely a mixed breed!

MENAGE
People living unitedly.

MERCEDES
A make of car.

MERLIN

METIS
A half-bred or crossbred animal. Appropriate name for a mixed-breed puppy.

METRO

MIDAS
In Greek mythology this king was given the power to turn everything he touched into gold.

MIGNON
"Dainty" in French. Cute name for a dog from any of the Toy breeds.

MING
This Chinese dynasty existed from 1368 to 1644. Earlier beliefs and customs were reinstated during this period. Good name for the timeless Pekingese, Shih Tzu or Chow Chow.

MINK

MIRO

MISERY

MISHA

MOCHA

MOHAVE
An Indian tribe formerly residing near the Colorado River. Appropriate for any dog that resembles the desert-dwelling wolf or fox.

MOHICAN
Another Indian tribe.

MOLE

MONA

MON AMI
French for "my friend."

MONTEGO
A popular Jamaican resort. Great for any dreadlock-bearing puppy like the Komondor or Puli.

MOODY

MORK

MOUTON
A type of sheepskin that resembles beaver or seal. It is appropriate for Bedlington Terriers due to their characteristic lamblike appearance.

MUDDLES

MUGSY

MUMBLES

MUSTANG
Descended from horses imported by the Spaniards, this wild horse now lives on the open ranges of North America. This name would suit a free spirited pup

MYSTIC

 

Names For Pairs
Macaroni & Cheese
Mario & Luigi
Meatball & Spaghetti
Melody & Harmony
Mork & Mindy
Mutt & Jeff
Mumbo & Jumbo


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NACHO
A triangular crunchy tortilla often topped with various Mexican condiments.

NAPA
A popular wine-making region in Northern California.

NAVAJO
A tribe of Indians presently occupying a large reservation in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. This territorial puppy takes up a lot of room.

NAVAR
Navigation by means of radar. For the pup with a very keen sense of direction.

NEON

NEPTUNE
Discovered by Galileo, this planet has gusting winds and a large dark spot.

NEUTRON
An electrically neutral particle, or your minuscule but powerful puppy.

NEWT

NICKLEBY
From the Dickens novel, Nicholas Nickleby.

NIFTY

NIKE

NINJA
A Japanese warrior who is well trained in martial arts and the skillful use of weaponry.

NISTKA

NITRO

NOISETTE
"Little nut" in French.

NOMAD

NOSFERATU
Vampire. Good name for a puppy that focuses on nuzzling your neck.

NOVA
A new star that grows in luminosity, then returns to its earlier lightness. To you, this puppy will always shine on brighter than the rest.

NOVELLA
A short novel.

NUDGE
Yiddish for "a pest, nag or bother." You couldn't agree more when your loving puppy persists in dropping slobber-covered tennis balls in your lap.

NUTMEG
This fragrant seed ranges in color from dingy to dark brown and is widely used as a spice. Good for like coloured puppies.

NYMPH
In Greek and Roman mythology, this was supposedly one of many female, animal-Iike spirits that represented sectors of nature such as woodlands and water. Also an incredibly attractive girl or, in your case, puppy

Names For Pairs
Nip & Tuck
Nook & Cranny

Null & Void
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O
 

ODYSSEY
Stemming from Homer's epic poem, this word represents an adventurous, lingering voyage.

OKRA
This plant has pods that are an ingredient in gumbo soup.

OMEGA
The last letter of the Greek alphabet. Acute name for the last pick of the litter.

ONYX
A type of gemstone that is found in various colored bands and is used significantly in cameos. Good for spotted, streaked or brindled pups.

OOGA-BOOGA

OPAL
An iridescent mineral and gem.

OPHELLIA

OREO
A biscuit brand.

ORION

OUIJA
The trademark name of a board with the alphabet and other symbols on it that supposedly relays spiritualistic messages to the user

OUZO
A liquire flavoured spirit.

OZZIE

 

Names For Pairs
Ooh & Aah
Over & Out
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PACHYDERM
A large, thick-skinned mammal such as a rhinoceros or elephant. A Great Dane, Mastiff, Rottweiler or Saint Bernard could take this name.

PADDY

PADUA
A north eastern Italian city located west of Venice.

PAGAN
The word pagan comes from the latin word paganum which means "someone who is not from the city, rather from the country. The modern definition of Pagan is "one who adheres to a belief system outside that of established Orthodoxy.

PAGODA
A Far Eastern structure used especially by Buddhists as a religious memorial.

PAISLEY

PALOMINO
A showy-looking horse with a golden or tan coat and a white mane and tail. Good name for a Golden Retriever or yellow Labrador.

PANACHE

PANAMA
This Central American country links North and South America.

PANDA

PANDORA
Pandora, the first woman to exist according to Greek mythology, out of curiosity opened a box known by the same name and set free the evils of the world. You had no idea what you were getting into with this lovable puppy.

PANSY

PAPOOSE
An Indian baby, or your little puppy.

PAPU
'Grandpa" in Greek. A puppy with this name will always be there when you need him.

PARIS

PATCHES

PAVLOU

PAZZO
Italian for "crazy."

PEASEBLOOSOM
A fairy in Shakespeare's play. A Midsummer Night's Dream.

PEBBLES

PEEWEE

PEPPER

PEPPERMINT

PERITAR

PERIWINKLE
Like this blue- and white-flowered plant cultivated for ground cover, your huge-pawed puppy will never seem to stop growing.

PERNOD
French licorice-flavored aperitif.

PERRO
"Dog" in Spanish.

PERSEUS
The son of Zeus & Danae In Greek mythology who slew Madusa & rescued Andromeda.

PESO
"The weight of something" in Spanish.

PETIT ANGE
French for "little angel."

PETRARCH
An Italian peot.

PEUGEOT

PHANTOM

PHAROS
An island near Alexandria, Egypt, famous for its ancient lighthouse.

PHOENIX
Legend has it that this bird lived for five hundred years, then burned and was reborn from its own ashes. This would be a super name for any "recycled" rescue or pound adoptee.

PIAZZA
These public squares in Italian towns always have a clown.

PICASSO A Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.

PICKWICK
A series of Charles Dickens's sketches, The Pickwick Papers.

PIEDMONT
Situated and resting near the base of a mountain range. This dog is large and easygoing.

PIPA

PIPPI

PINTO
An irregularly marked horse descended from similar Spanish horses. Good also for spotted, streaked, piebald or brindle-colored puppies.

PIZZAZZ
Gusto, enthusiasm and flair are just a few of this energetic pup's qualities.

POCO
"Small quantity" in Spanish.

POGO

PONGO

POOH
From the character, Winnie-the-Pooh

PORTIA
The wife of Brutus in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.

PRANCER

PRANKSTER

PRECIOUS

PRESTO
Music in rapid tempo. Also, Italian for "suddenly, at once."

PRETZEL

PRIMO
"First" in Spanish.

PRINCE
A hereditary ruler. An outstanding man in a group or class, or just your knight in shining fur.

PRISSY

PROTON
The positively charged portion of an atom. Also a good name for a compact but powerful pup.

PUDDLES

PUDGE

PUPA
"Female doll" in Italian.

PUTT-PUTT

PYGMY
In Greek mythology, an unusually small race of arfs

Names For Pairs
Peaches & Cream
Peeka & Boo
Ping & Pong
Pride & Joy
Prim & Proper
Prince & Princess
Punch & Judy
Puss & Boots

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QANTAS

QUASI
"Almost" in Italian.

QUASIMODO
Italian author Salvatore Quasimodo.

QUEEN BEE

QUEENY
A woman ruler, having authority over a particular domain

QUICK

QUICKSILVER

QUIRK

 

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RADAR

RAGE

RAGS

RAGU

RAJAH
An Indian prince or emperor.

RAMBO
After the movie Rambo

RANGER

RASCAL

As in the old T.V series "The Little Rascals"

RASTA
Short for "Rastafarian" (Rastafarianism). A devout Jamaican group whose people praise Haile Selassie, originally from Ethiopia.

RAVEL
After the French composer Maurice Joseph Ravel.

RAVEN

RAZZ

RAZZMATAZZ
Showy actions performed with the intention of creating confusion.

REBEL

REEF A formation of sand, sharp rocks or coral close to I the surface of a body of water.

REEBOK

REGALO
"Present" in Spanish. This gift of a puppy will forever keep on giving.

REM
An acronym for "Rapid Eye Movement."

RENEGADE
One who challenges normal standards of behavior.

RENO
A gambling city in Nevada, or just a pup you took a chance on that turned into a winner.

REPO

REUBEN

RHINO

RHODES
An eastern Greek island known for its school of rhetoric.

RHONE
A river cutting through Switzerland and France.

RIDER

RICKY-TICKY-TAVI A brave mongoose with this name saved his friends life by wrestling with a cobra until both died.

RICOTTA
This white, creamy cheese originated in Italy, and would make a tasty name for any white dog.

RIFFRAFF

RIN-TIN-TIN
A extremely intelligent German Shepherd who served as a messenger & was wounded in World War 1. Within a year after the war he made his way to Hollywood & starred in twenty two films.

RINGO

RIO
Spanish for "large river.

RIPPLE

RIPLEY

ROACH

ROB ROY

ROCCA
A nut and chocolate covered candy. A sweet treat like your puppy.

ROCOCO
A French eighteenth-century artistic style known for its whimsical and complicated decoration.

ROGAN

ROGUE
A playful prankster or rascal.

ROJO
"Red" in Spanish.

ROMA
The capital city of Italy.

ROMEO

ROO
Short for Kangaroo

ROOKIE
An inexperienced player or newcomer.

ROOSTER

ROSARITA

ROSEY

ROT
"Red" in German.

ROVER

ROWDY

ROYAL

RUBY
A precious, deep red stone

RUFUS

RUGRAT

RUNT

RUSTY

 

Names For Pairs
Rags & Riches
Ren & Stimpy
Rhythm & Blues
Rock & Roll
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Romeo & Juliet

Ruff & Tuff


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SABER
A dangerous fighting sword, this is a good name for a pup who promises to be a protector.

SABLE
A Russian member of the weasel family famous for its soft, dark fur.

SALSA

SAMMY

SAMSON
A judge of Israel of extraordinary strength.

SANDMAN

SANTINI

SAPPHIRE

SARASOTA

SASSY
Lively & independent.

SATCHMO

SAVERNAKE
This English forest, located just outside London.

SAVOY
The ruling dynasty of Sardinia, Italy, and Spain.

SCAMPER

SCAMPI
A popular shrimp dish.

SCARLET

SCHATZIE
"Little treasure" or "little sweetheart" in German.

SCHAPPS
Strong liquor, or an active pup. Good name for a Boxer or any size Schnauzer.

SCHOONER
A multi-sailed ship, or a large beer glass, or just your large puppy.

SCHWEPPES

SCINTILLA

SCOOBIE
As in Scoobie-do

SCOOTER
A scientific nickname for the white cloud around Neptune.

SCROOGE
Ebenezer Scrooge was a miserly character who eventually saw the light in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

SCORPIO
The eighth sign of the zodiac. Although this puppy might be a bit self-centered and stubborn, he or she compensates by being uncomplaining and trusting.

SCOUT

SCUBA

SCUD

SCYLLA
In Greek mythology she was a female sea monster who devoured sailers

SENECA
North American Indians who formerly inhabited New York State. SERA Italian for "night."

SERENDIPITY
The ability to make unplanned discoveries.

SERENGETI
A North Tanzanian animal reserve.

SERGEANT
A military officer often elected to command troops. SHAH The Iranian head of state. This pup will carry some weight in your household.

SHADOW

SHALIMAR
Gardens that remained from the Mongol era

SHAMU
A name of a famous killer whale.

SHANGRI-LA
A beautiful, almost perfect, imaginary haven.

SHARKY

SHAWNEE
A North American Indian tribe, and early in- habitants of Tennessee SHEER "Poem" or "song" in Hebrew.

SHERNANIGANS

SHERLOCK
Sherlock Holmes. famous detective.

SHERWOOD
A royal forest in Nottingham, England, and home of the legendary hero Robin Hood.

SHIKSA
Yiddish word used to describe a non-Jewish girl.

SHITAKE
A type of gourmet mushroom.

SHIVA
In Hinduism she is a god of destruction & redroduction.

SHOGUN
Japanese military leader who until 1868 exercised complete rule. Good name for a puppy of Japanese origin, such as the Akita or Shiba Inu.

SHRIMP
A small, usually pinkish edible crustacean.

SICILIANO
A native of Sicily.

SIENNA
A deep reddish orange.

SIERRA
A mountain range known for its harshness and jagged contours

SINATRA

SINBAD

SISSY

SKEDADDLE

SKITTLES

SKY

SLATE

SLUGGER

SMASHER

SMORES
Marshmallows and chocolate roasted between graham crackers.

SNEEZY

SNOOKER
A billiard game

SNO-PEA

SNOCAP

SNOOGYBEAR

SNOOPY

SNOOTY

SOCKS

SOLEIL
French for "sun."

SOLO

SOLOMON

SONATA
Like this musical composition that varies in pitch, mood and tempo, this moody pup can be challenging to follow.

SOUEEE
A call for pigs. Good name for your potbellied pup.

SPAGO
A single piece of spaghetti.

SPAM

SPANKY

SPECS

SPEEDY

SPINNER

SPIRIT

SPITFIRE

SPHINX
A figure from Egyptian and Greek mythology that supposedly possessed the body of a lion and head of a human.

SPUMANTI

SPUTNIK
This word literally means a "traveling partner;' however it has also become a household term due to the satellite launched into space by the USSR.

STAR

STARLET

STELLAR

STIRLING

STING

STOLI

STONEY

STORM OR STORMY

STREGA
"Witch" in Italian. Good name for any female puppy who doesn't always listen to your commands.

STUBBY

STUMPY

SUKIYAKI
A Japanese beef entree soaked in soy sauce and sake. Good name for an Akita or Shiba Inu.

SULFUR Like the non metallic element used to make gunpowder, this puppy's
explosive personality ignites a playfulness in others.

SULTAN
A ruler, especially of a Moslem country.

SUMO
Japanese wrestling in which participants attempt to force each other out of bounds. Any chubby puppy who likes to throw his or her weight around would carry this name well.

SUNDANCE

SUNI
A tribal name for a small African antelope. Good name for a Basenji.

SUNKISS

SUNSHINE

SUSHI

SUSSUDIO
Named after this Phil Collins song,

SWAMI
A Hindu teacher, lord and mystic. Good name for a Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso or Shih Tzu

Names For Pairs
Sake & Sushi
Salsa & Chips
Salt & Pepper
Samson & Delilah
Scooby Doo & Scrappy Too
Show and Tell
Simba & Nala
Slap & Tickle
Snoopy & Woodstock
Sooty & Sweep
Sound & Fury
Stars & stripes
Starsky & Hutch
Sugar & Spice

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T.L.C
A pup that gives you Tender Loving Care.

T.N.T
For a pup thats dynamite.

T-BONE
A beefsteak from the section of the loin having the T -shaped bone.

TABOO

TABRIZ
An area of Iran (formerly Persia) and a rug style, or just an affinity for wetting it.

TAFFY

TAG

TAHITI

TALISMAN
A good luck charm used to cast away evil spirits. TANG A pungent taste or flavor.

TALLYHO

TAMAHTO

TANGO

TANKA
A Japanese poem. This one is a real work of art.

TAO
Chinese for "path."

TAOS
A resort north of New Mexico.

TARO
A plant found in tropical climates with characteristically large leaves. Resembling this plant, your exotic puppy could have big ears.

TARTINE
French for "a little piece of buttered toast."

TARTUFFE
This play by Moliere (1622-1673) evolves around a hypocritical character.

TAUSKEY

TAXI

TAZ

TEAL
A greenish blue color, typical of a small wild duck, like the coat of the blue Doberman Pinscher, Kerry Blue Terrier and Neapolitan Mastiff.

TEMPEST
A strong storm often including wind, rain, snow or hail.

TEQUILA
A Central American or Mexican liquor. It is said this liquor will take the hair off your chest; case in point, the Mexican Hairless, or Chinese Crested.

TERMINATOR

TESTAROSSA

TEXAS
Everyone loves Texas. Things are said to be preferred big there, hence, it's a good name for dogs from naturally large breeds like the Great Dane.

TI AMO
Italian for "I love you."

TIARA
An ornate jeweled crown.

TITAN
An extremely strong, large being. This name is appropriate for all the powerful, imposing breeds and is fun for all the "little guys."

TITIAN
An orangish brown.

THAI

THATCHER

TINKER

TINSEL

TINY

TIPSY

TISSOT

TIZZY OR TIZZ

TOAD

TOFU
Bean curd.

TOMBA

TONTO

TOOTSIE

TOPAZ
A light yellow type of quartz.

TOTO

TORNADO

TORO
"Bull" in Spanish

TOVA
"Good" in Hebrew.

TRILOGY
A sequence of three works that together create one theme. Appropriate name for the third dog of the family, who will finally make your household complete.

TRINKET
A miniature decorative adornment.

TROJAN

TROLL

TROPICANA

TROUBLE

TROUT
Greek for "to gnaw," and Latin for "a fish with sharp teeth."

TRUFFLES

TRYST
French for "lovers' rendezvous."

TSUNAMI
An enormous tidal wave.

TULIP
A multi colored and flashy flower.

TUMBLEWEED
A plant native to dry regions and often found blowing about in the wind.

TUNA

TUNDRA
A barren Arctic landscape

TUTU

TURBO

TURKEY

TUTTI-FRUTTI

TWEETY

 

Names For Pairs
Tan & Sexy
Tarzan & Jane
Tom & Jerry
Tongue & Cheek
Trick & Treat
Truth & Dare
Twist & Shout

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U
 

ULYSSES
A Greek commander.

UMPA LUMPA

URANUS
The seventh planet. Little is known about this mysterious blue-green planet except that it has a strangely tilted rotational axis. Good name for an equally mysterious puppy with an offbeat balance.

URCHIN

UTOPIA
A place of illusory and ideal perfection

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VACA
Spanish for "cow."

VAGABOND

VALENTINE

VANILLA

VAN GOGH

VAN-DAMME

VAQUERO
Spanish for "cowboy or herdsman." Good name for a little pup who likes to chase things bigger than himself.

VELCRO

VELVET

VIOLET

VIPER

VISA

VIXEN

VENUS

VERONA
A city in north eastern Italy.

VICHYSSOISE
A cold potato soup.

VIVA
Italian for "long life."

VOLTAIRE

VOODOO
A superstitious type of black magic

Names For Pairs
Vice & Versa .

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WACKY

WADDLES

WAGS

WALLFLOWER

WALRUS

WARRIOR

WARTHOG

WASABE
Like this green, very hot condiment that accompanies sushi, this puppy is potent even in small doses.

WHISKEY
A type of scotch, an alcoholic beverage.

WHISPER

WHOOPIE

WILBUR

WILSON

WINSTON

WIGGLES

WILLOW
"Grace," or graceful, is what your Afghan Hound or Saluki pup will grow into. WITCH See STREGA.

WIMPY

WINDY

WINK

WIZARD

WONTON
A Chinese pork-filled dumpling

WOODY

WOOKIE
A large humaniod from the movie Star Wars.

WRANGLER

WRIGLEY

 

 

Names For Pairs
Wait & See
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X
 

XANADU
A fictitious location of utopian beauty

Names for Pairs:
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Y
 

YAYA
"Grandma" (spelled phonetically) in Greek.

YAMASEE
An Indian tribe.

YEAGER
Chuck Yeager. The first aviator pilot to fly at the speed of sound.

YODA

YOGI
After Yogi Bear

YORGY
The Greek form of "little George."

YOSEMITE
A national park in central Calfornia.

YO-YO

YUKON
A river flowing through Canada and Alaska.
YULE Christmas or the celebration of it.

YUMA
An Arizona town, or a sexy name for a sassy pup

Names for Pairs:
Yin & Yang
Yuk & key

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Z
 

ZAIRE
An East African country.

ZEBU
An unusual breed of ox.

ZEKE
"Spark" in Hebrew.

ZEPPELIN

ZEPPO

ZEPUYR
Like a soft breeze, this pup's calm demeanor is refreshing.

ZEUS
The father & ruler of all gods.

ZIGGY

ZODIAC

ZOOEY

ZORRO
After the movie The Mark Of Zorro.

ZSA ZSA

ZULU
A southeast African member of a particular Bantu nation. This puppy is both primitive and spiritual

Names for Pairs:
Zig & Zag.

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