10 Girl Dog Names and Their Meanings

Naming your new pet is, for some, one of the most challenging parts of pet ownership. You realize that you and your pet are going to be stuck with this name for a long time, so take your time when choosing. Below is a list of 10 girl dog names along with their meanings. Maybe you’ll find the perfect name for your new four-legged friend.


Meaning: Strong woman

This name would be perfect for a dog that is known for strength, such as a bulldog. It is among the most popular names for female dogs.


Meaning: Playful, fairy like

This is a good name for a dog that is small in stature. It would be a good fit for any of the toy breeds. Some owners of very large dogs named their dog Pixie as a way to show their sense of humor.


Meaning: This name is the Irish version of Mary

Because the name is decidedly Irish, it is an obvious choice for the Irish Setter, perhaps a bit too obvious. This name continues to make the list of top dog names for girls, and its use certainly is not limited to a certain breed.


Meaning: Lively, spirited, full of life

This name is often given to dogs who are very playful – or disobedient – as puppies. It is a perfect name for a dog that seems to have a mind of her own.


Meaning: Gentle advisor The name Millie, while long popular, picked up a bit of speed during the administration of the first President Bush. Millie was the name of his Springer Spaniel, and that dog was one of the most well-known pooches to ever live in the White House.


Meaning: Helpmate or Helper

This name is likely to increase in popularity for both pets and people being that one of the first children bear this name.


Meaning: Bringer of joy

This name just seems to belong to playful, energetic dog. Not as popular as it was during the 1950’s, the name is once again gaining traction.


Meaning: One who brings light

Lucy has consistently been on the list of most popular names for dogs for 40 years. Doesn’t everyone know a dog named Lucy?


Meaning: Princess, royalty

This name was once among the most popular for dogs. Oprah Winfrey helped bring this name back into the spotlight when she adopted a Cocker Spaniel and named her Sadie.


Meaning: A lovely, pleasant smelling flower

If you let your little girl choose the name for your dog, this name is very likely to come up. The reason for that, of course, would be because this is the name of a popular Disney princess.

When choosing a name for your dog, try to match both physical characteristics and personality. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that you are going to have to spend the next 15 years yelling this name at the dog park, so choose wisely!

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