Female dog names can be inspired by many things, from breed, to color, nature, sport and more. It can be hard for new pet owners to pick that one perfect girl dog name!
Whether you are looking for a name for a chocolate lab, names based on a hobby, or starting with your favorite letter, there are gorgeous girl dog names here for all female dogs. We’ll also give you tips for picking the perfect cute puppy names for your furry baby girl.
- Top girl dog names
- Traditional female dog names
- Cute girly dog names
- Unique female dog names
- A – Z of girl dog names
If you’ve just adopted a girl dog, or brought home a new female puppy, you’ll get inspiration and ideas for her perfect name here. With a girl puppy on board you are going to need some great girl dog names to inspire you! Trending baby names can be a fun way to choose, as can picking popular movie characters like in the Marvel or Star Wars series. Or how about looking towards more natural girl dog names or even traditional human female names.
We have hundreds of feminine dog names grouped into collections each with a different theme! From tough to sassy, cute to unique, or classic dog names. Your perfect name is here and we’ll help you pick it out today. You can use the female dog names below, or if you’d like to stand out from the crowd, we also have some simple and effective ways for you to create completely unique girl dog names of your own.
Creative Female Dog Names
Current top female dog names include ideas based on traditional names like “Hattie” and “Poppy” or more unusual double-barrelled names such as “Esme-Rose” or “Lily-May”. While films and television often inspire the most popular names. We’ve got cute and cuddly names like “Bubbles” and “Cookie”, along with strong and sassy dog names for girls: think “Cersei”, “Roxy”, and “Zenda”, plus names inspired by nature and wildlife, funny names, cool names and much more.
You can take inspiration from our collections of celebrity girls dog names, or come out with something that is totally yours using our unique brainstorming ideas. Here are some of the most popular girl dog names right now. You can choose one of the names below if you like, or pick your favorites and use them as inspiration to find something that’s just your own:
Top 100 Female Dog Names
Finding The Best Female Dog Names
Choosing the perfect name for your girl dog can be time consuming. A great technique for making it quicker and more enjoyable is to get creative and start brainstorming. Take a topic area that appeals to you and cover a sheet of paper with words that relate to it. Whether it’s a place, hobby or general theme, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s something that appeals to you!
You can do the same thing by writing down a name you like, but don’t want to use because it’s too popular, and thinking of associated words from there. Why not try brainstorming ideas based on one of these popular girl dog name themes:
- Months of the year
- The natural world
Traditional Female Dog Names
Another way to start narrowing down your search is to decide if you want to give your new pooch a human-sounding name or a dog-sounding name. Both are popular with dog owners today. And old names for girl dogs, harking back to Victorian times, and the early 1900s, are really trending right now.
It comes down to your preference, so its worth scanning down some of our very different collections to see which style of name feels right for you.
Of course, parents are getting more creative with human baby names today as well. So really your only limit in choosing puppy names for girls is your own creativity! Here are some examples of popular human girl names for dogs:
Double-Barrelled Female Dog Names
It is also becoming more popular to choose double barrelled girl dog names. Like a first name and a middle name used together as one name. You can just try playing with name combinations to see what sounds best to you and your dog. Combining one two-syllable name combined with one single-syllable name often works well. Here are a few fun examples that make good girl names:
- Amber Belle
- Amelia Rose
- Anna Blair
- Ava Marie
- Avery Joy
- Bailey Blue
- Beatrice Rue
- Beth Louise
- Betty May
- Brooke Belle
- Chelsea Lou
- Charlie Rose
- Darcy Rose
- Diana Jane
- Ellie Rose
- Elsa Faith
- Emma Kate
- Emily Jo
- Esme Rose
- Harper Beth
- Indie Jay
- Isla Rae
- Juno Pearl
- Kady Jo
- Kyla Belle
- Lana Jane
- Lara Beth
- Lexi Lynn
- Lily May
- Lola Jay
- Luna Drew
- Mary Helen
- Mary Margaret
- Mila Mae
- Millie Grace
- Mollie Jo
- Nellie Kate
- Nina Faith
- Olivia Faye
- Penelope Jane
- Poppy Bloom
- Rachel Mae
- Ruby Ann
- Sarah Jane
- Scarlet Vee
- Sophia Grace
- Tina Marie
- Ursula Kate
- Violet Jade
- Zara Gray
One Syllable Female Dog Names
One syllable dog names have always been popular for dogs and with good reason. Crisp and simple names are easy for your dog to remember, and distinguish from general conversation. Throw in some hard consonants like K or T or P and you have an ideal name for dogs to hear at a distance. Here are some of our favorite short, and sweet, names for female dogs
Cute Dog Names
All dogs are cute. It’s biological! Their loving eyes and sweet faces send us into a spin. Especially when they are puppies. This can also open up your creativity to choose some really sweet girl dog names you might not otherwise think to use. Like these cute girl puppy names:
- Kit Kat
Famous Female Dog Names
Looking at your favorite celebrities is another fun way to get inspiration! Or you can even look at the names of famous dogs! The best way to do this is choose names from women that hold a strong positive association for you. Amazing though it might seem, researchers have actually discovered that there is one particular area of the canine brain specifically dedicated to decoding human emotion.
Dogs do this using sound indicators – simple acoustics. Shorter, more staccato sounds indicate happiness or calm. Longer, less well defined sounds indicate unhappiness or distress. Intonation also plays a part. So you can emit a short sound that transmits as “pain” (like “ouch!”) or a longer sound that transmits as pleasure (like “aaaaah….”).
In other words, picking good girl animal names often boils down to your own personal association with that name. Your dog will learn to associate her new name as something positive when she hears the positive intonation you use when you speak it.
Movie Character Female Dog Names
Here is an example list of famous girl dog names from movies, cartoons and literature:
- Belle (Peanuts comics)
- Blue (Blue’s Clues)
- Camille (Hounded)
- Chloe (Beverly Hills Chihuahua)
- Cleo (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
- Daisy (Blondie comics)
- Daphne (Look Who’s Talking Now)
- Desert Flower (The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound)
- Diamond (Dog Gone)
- Dinah (Mickey Mouse)
- Dolores (Double Take)
- Dorothy (5 Flights Up)
- Dotty (The Get Along Gang)
- Evie (We Think the World of You)
- Fern Walters (Arthur)
- Fifi (The Rugrats)
- Genevieve (Madeline)
- Georgette (Oliver & Company)
- Gidget (The Secret Life of Pets)
- Gigi (Lilo & Stitch)
- Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
- Ivana (Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
- Jane (The Young In Heart)
- Jenna (Balto)
- Jennie (Higglety Pigglety Pop)
- Jessie (Animal Farm)
- Katie (What Dreams May Come)
- Ladybird (King of the Hill)
- Lady (Lady & the Tramp)
- Lassie (Lassie the Movie)
- Loula (Pocoyo)
- Maggie (The River Wild)
- Martha (Martha Speaks)
- Missy (Beethoven’s 2nd)
- Ms. Lion (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends)
- Nana (Peter Pan)
- Peg (Lady & the Tramp)
- Penny (101 Dalmatians)
- Perdita (1,001 Dalmatians)
- Pimpa (La Pimpa)
- Poppy (Mars Attacks)
- Rita (Oliver & Company)
- Rosie (Rosie & Ruff in Puppydog Tales)
- Samantha (I Am Legend)
- Sandy (Little Orphan Annie)
- Sapphie (Jewelpet)
- Skye (Paw Patrol)
- Stella (Modern Family)
- Winona (My Little Pony)
- Zoe Trent (Littlest Pet Shop)
Adorable Girl Dog Names
As a dog owner, you know your little lady is the cutest, sweetest, smartest, best dog on the planet. And you want to pick from cute dog names for girls that express exactly how you feel every time you look into her eyes. Here are a few pretty dog names you’re going to love:
Unique Female Dog Names
Every dog is an individual, even if they are from a popular, common breed. And every owner is just as unique. Do you want one a name that truly emphasizes how precious and one-of-a-kind your pup is? Here are some other great unusual girl dog names you might love:
- Mona Lisa
- Scarlett (or Scarlet)
Place Names for Female Dogs
Perhaps you have a love of travelling. If you love taking your dog with you to new places, you might want to use a place name as inspiration! Here are some of our favorite place names that are great choices for girl dogs.
We especially love these city names for dogs
Cool And Feminine Dog Names
Cool dog names girl puppy owners will adore come in so many shapes and sizes! Maybe your new fur gal is cool as a cucumber – no doubt about it. But try as you might, you can’t seem to capture the essence of her effortless canine style in her new name. These cool puppy girl names are designed for the coolest of the cool canine dames:
- Zsa Zsa
Good Girl Dog Names
Or perhaps you are discovering that your gal is as good as it gets – literally. She is going to be a dream to train, and a delight to socialize with. This precious pup keeps to a regular schedule and always asks – never demands – treats, pets, playtime and yard time. She deserves names for dogs female that capture the utter delight she is in your life, such as these good names for girl dogs:
- Daisy Mae
Small Dog Names For Girl Dogs
It is hard to get any cuter than a teacup furball snoozing in the curve of your arm or jumping up for treats at your feet. Petite lady dogs may be small in size. But they are big in personality. And of course you want to pick from girl dog names unique as your new pint-sized partner is. Such as these:
- Pom Pom
Funny Female Dog Names
Sometimes, a girl pooch just seems born to have fun and make sure everyone in her inner circle always has a smile on their face. Ever the life of the party, this funny girl enjoys the heck out of life. And so do you every second you are with her. If this describes your new feminine furred family member, perhaps these common girl dog names describe her personality to a “t!”
- Lady Dogiva
- Mary Puppins
- Sarah Jessica Barker
- Trudy Lynn
- Woofie Goldberg
Food Names for Girl Dogs
Nothing’s cuter than a food name for our little pups! And these names can be pretty funny too! Which one is your favorite?
Strong Names for Female Dogs
Sometimes only a tough, strong name will do. Especially if your femme fatale seems born to take on an alpha role in her own life….and yours. Thankfully, spunky names like these are tailor-made for the strong canine female in your life. They make great female guard dog names too!
- Queen Elizabeth
- Thelma (or Louise)
Sassy Female Dog Names
But then again, you may have a real sassy lady on your hands. This is a girl who struts her stuff with confidence and style right from day one. She can sass you with the best of them out in public. But then turns into a real cuddlebug, who can’t get enough pets and snuggles when no one else is watching. This sassy list of girl dog names could include the name you’ve been searching for!
- Lucky Charm
Badass Female Dog Names
If you’ve got a pup that’s a bit more on the wild side, maybe you’ll like a more edgy female dog name. We’ve taken inspiration from some of the greatest female baddies, see if any of these are right for your new pooch:
Beautiful Female Dog Names
If you have a gorgeous pup, or one with a beautiful personality, you can choose girly names to match this. Here are some of our favorites:
Names from other languages
Another way to choose a name for your puppy is to look at names from other languages. We’ll give you an example using some very pretty names that come from the Netherlands
Dutch Girl Dog Names
A-Z of Female Dog Names
Basic girl names can sometimes be the most amazing names for puppies, because there is something really welcoming about using American female names as names for pets. We want our dogs to be a true part of the family, and giving them a name that you’d name a baby can really help to define that fact. Check out these letter names to find your perfect fit.
Girl dog names that start with A
Female dog names that start with B
Girl dog names that start with C
Female dog names beginning with C have a nice snap to them and are easily heard at a distance. Great for recall!
Female dog names that start with D
There are a lot of D names for dogs, here is a selection of our favorites!
Girl dog names that start with E
Female dog names that begin with F
Girl dog names that start with G
G dog names are great for pups especially where the letter G is a sharp clear sound that carries well outdoors. Your dog will come running to these pretty names!
Female dog names that start with H
H dog names often have a happy sound!
Girl dog names that start with I
Female dog names that start with J
A lot of J girl dog names are rather traditional and pretty
- Jo Jo
Girl dog names that start with K
K dog names are crisp and clear for your dog to hear and understand
Female dog names that start with L
L dog names have a softer sound to them and are often very pretty
Girl dog names that start with M
M dog names are marvellous! We love these:
Female dog names that start with N
Girl dog names that start with O
Dog names beginning with O are often classic traditional female names
Female dog names that begin with P
We love these cute names! Like all names that begin with a hard consonant, girl dog names that start with p are easy for your dog to hear and distinguish as they have a nice ‘pop’ to them!
While P girl dog names are fairly abundant, q dog names are a lot harder to find! If you can think of any more, do let us know in the comments below!
Girl dog names that start with Q
Female dog names that start with R
We love these R dog names that are traditional and feminine
And here are some really cute dog names that start with r.
Girl dog names that start with S
There are so many good female dog names beginning with S, it’s difficult to know which to chose for our collection. Try these for size!
Female dog names that start with T
Another good one for recall, T dog names are crisp and clear!
Girl dog names that start with U
U dog names are quite rare – we think these are lovely!
Female dog names that start with V
V dog names can be tough to think of – flowers can be a good source of inspiration!
Girl dog names that start with W
Female dog names that start with X
Girl dog names that start with Y
- Ya Ya
Female dog names that start with Z
Last but not least, we’ll go out with a zap! These are our favorite Z names for pets
We’ve not only come to the end of Z dog names, we’ve run out of alphabet too! But not out of ideas! Perhaps you are looking for a name with a specific ending:
Female dog names ending in O
In some languages the letter O at the end denotes the male or masculine version of the name, and a female name more often ends in A. So it can be tricky to think of a female name that ends with O, here are some ideas for you!
Girl dog names ending in Y
The Best Female Dog Names
Great names sound unique. They don’t get muddled up with other commands or names of different human or doggy members of the family. And they say something about you, your likes or even the kind of personality you want your dog to have.
The best female dog name will of course be whichever one you decide to pick for your perfect pup. And we sure would love to hear what that is!
Tell Us Your Dog’s Name!
You can rest assured there are plenty of other eager dog parents busily brainstorming their way through one list of girl dog names after another. Trying to find that one perfect match. Maybe the wonderful new female dog name you choose for your lady pup will serve as inspiration for other pet parents as well.
So don’t forget to drop your favorite girl dog name in the comments box below! Here are some female dog names added by readers so far..
Our Readers’ Dogs Names
Don’t forget to tell us when you have chosen the best female dog names. We might add your dog’s name to that list!
Having trouble deciding? Want something a bit more tailored to your dog?
Why not get inspired by their breed!
Dog Names By Breed
If you want your dog’s name to give a nod to their heritage, then you can check out these breed specific name lists here: