So, your family has a new furry friend? As a fellow dog lover, I find the part of naming your new bestie one of the most fun parts of adding a new four-legged member to the family.
Probably comes as no surprise, since I love baby names, too. What can I say. I like to name things. I even name my cars. #TRUTH
But, for us, we usually needed to spend some time with our pup before the name was solid. For example, our black lab, Zoey, was originally going to be Moka or Luna! Here she is all cuddled up on the couch:
The Most Popular Dog Names:
Whether you have found your way to this post because you want to name your dog one of the top 100 most popular girl dog names or because you want to actively avoid those names – this list is for you.
With lots of options here to either help you name your new best friend or inspire you to come up with your own creative moniker, you’ll be ready to welcome your new furry friend in no time.
And, if you’re looking for some of the best pet accessories that we can’t live without over here – check out my post with 10 must-have pet supplies!
Tips On Naming Your New Dog:
If this is your first time naming a pet, here are a few tips that might help out. When we welcomed our new dog, Zoey, into the family – she was the first dog I had chosen and picked up as a tiny puppy.
But, my husband had successfully trained several dogs before her, so we really leaned on that knowledge to get Zoey all set up.
These are some of the tips he shared with me when we named her and maybe they will help her, too:
1. Stick with shorter names:
It might seem grand to name your new girl dog Alexandria, but usually 1-3 syllables are ideal for a dog name. As an alternative, you can give them a long formal name and a shorter nickname, just like in my post on girl names with nicknames and boy names with nicknames.
2. Avoid names that rhyme:
Think of commands you’ll use to train your pup and avoid names that rhyme with those words.
3. Consider relatives:
I remember a friend telling me the story of how her sister named her dog the nickname of their daughter, because they loved the name. But, every time they were visiting, when they would yell or call for the dog, the daughter thought it was for her and would get scared.
So, avoid names that are or sound like names of people you have over a lot to avoid confusion.
3. Have fun with it:
This is the one time you can get really creative and nobody really cares. Want to name that tiny little dog Hercules? Go for it. Want to use a silly TV or movie reference? This is your chance.
In fact, we almost went more creative, but already had a dog named Clara, so we decided to stick with human names. I still think we should’ve named her something else, though…
I’m sure there’s lots more tips out there, but it’s time to look at the most popular names for girl dogs!
Related: Picking a boy furbaby? Check out these 231 Creative Boy Dog Names!
The Most Popular Names for Girl Dogs:
- Zoey (hey, I like this one ;)!)
What do you think? Would you pick one of these names for your new sweet best friend?
If you are looking for more names, you might love all my baby name posts and this free printable for your baby name faves.
Have a fabulous day,