Female Dog Names (125)

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We've put up a list of 125 popular and unusual female dog names to help you get started on the exciting task of naming your new dog. Dog names frequently reflect similar trends as well as distinguishing qualities. Choose the paw-fect name for your new fuzzy pal!

Top Female Dog Names

  • Bailey
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Emma
  • Lilly
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Millie
  • Molly
  • Sadie

Tips for Choosing Female Dog Names

Remember that the sky is the limit when choosing a name for your new girl puppy or dog. You might go with a traditional canine name or a human name you like. It doesn't even have to be a "name" in the traditional sense—almost any word may be turned into a name. The only essential condition for picking a name for your dog is that you enjoy it.

However, when it comes to dog names, there are certain universally accepted criteria. First and foremost, the name should be simple to pronounce. Scout or Bella are two-syllable names that slide off the tongue more easily than Valentina or Penelope, which are lengthier. Avoid names that sound similar to other words you want your dog to understand, such as "no." If you name your dog Jo or Flo, she may not be able to tell the difference between you saying her name and telling her to stop doing something. If you have numerous pets in the house, use names that sound highly distinct so that your dogs can tell which one you're calling. Try to avoid names like Millie and Jilly or Allie and Callie for two dogs.

Remember that these are only suggestions. Go for it if you really want two dogs with rhyming names or a big name with a lot of syllables. At the end of the day, the name you choose for your new puppy is totally up to you.

Sweet Female Dog Names

What could be more adorable than a cuddly, adoring girly-girl pooch? If you're looking for a super-feminine female dog name, these human names for infant girls are perfect. These names are ideal for pampered dogs who will be dressed in dazzling rhinestone collars and soft pink sweaters, whether they are large or little, fluffy or sleek. Here are some of the most adorable and feminine names for female dogs:

  • Abby
  • Allie
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Baby
  • Bella/Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Cali/Callie
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Dixie
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Gigi
  • Grace/Gracie
  • Hannah
  • Hazel
  • Izzy
  • Jasmine
  • Josie
  • Katie
  • Lacey
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Lexi/Lexie
  • Lola
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Penny
  • Phoebe
  • Princess
  • Rosie
  • Roxie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Shelby
  • Sierra
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Trixie
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Zoe/Zoey

Female Dog Names Based on Foods

Some of the female dog names sound delectable! It's usually a good idea to name your new female puppy after a favorite delicacy or sweet treat, especially if you're a gourmet. When picking a food-based name, you could be inspired by your dog's coat color (think Brandy, Cocoa, or Honey). Here are some of the greatest girl dog names with a culinary theme:

  • Brandy
  • Candy
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pumpkin
  • Sugar

Gender-Neutral Female Dog Names

You don't have to name your new puppy anything girly or sweet-sounding simply because she's female. When you consider dog name ideas that aren't gender-specific, you'll have a lot more options. Consider the following dog name suggestions, which are neither masculine nor female yet nonetheless work well for female dogs:

  • Casey
  • Charlie
  • Dakota
  • Harley
  • Heidi
  • Holly
  • Lucky
  • Madison
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Nikki
  • Pebbles
  • Riley
  • Sam
  • Sandy
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Sydney

Female Dog Names Based on Color

Because dogs come in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, each one is a lovely and distinct creature. The color of your new dog's coat might be a great source of name ideas. Consider the following suggestions:

  • Amber
  • Blue
  • Coral
  • Fawn
  • Goldie
  • Lavender
  • Pearl
  • Scarlett
  • Sunny
  • Tawny
  • Violet

Unusual Female Dog Names

Some names are incredibly popular to use for dogs. You’re very likely to meet many girl dogs named Coco, Lucky, Lucy, Sadie, and Molly. But what if you like something a little different?

  • Athena
  • April
  • Carrie
  • Claire
  • Dawn
  • Jane
  • Jill
  • Joy
  • Judy
  • Kona
  • Lana
  • Nala
  • Piper
  • Rita
  • Sara

Other Dog Names

For more dog name ideas, check out:

76 Uncommon Dog Names for Your One-of-a-Kind Pet

102 of the Finest Fancy Dog Names

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