The 15 Most Elegant Dog Names

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You need a proper name for your new canine ruler, whether you are an enthusiastic royalist, a fan of sovereign history, or you are bringing home a dog that you know will dominate the family. Take a look at this list of the most regal dog names. These masculine and female choices convey strength and authority.

Top Regal Dog Names

  • Albert
  • Augustus (Gus)
  • Caesar
  • Cleo
  • Duke
  • Elsa
  • King
  • Monarch
  • Prince (Princess)
  • Sir Barks A Lot
  • Queenie
  • Rex
  • Sultan (Sultana)
  • Tiana
  • Theodora

Fun Fact

Dogs and monarchy have a long history of coexisting. In ancient Egypt, salukis lived in the pharaoh's palace; in imperial Japan, akitas were the royal dog; while in China, multiple dynasties of emperors favoured shih tzus. Beagles have been connected with the royal hunt in England since William the Conqueror; miniature spaniels, on the other hand, were considered sovereign lap warmers. The was also prized by French regents because of its imposing size and capacity to protect castles, but bichon frises ruled the day when it came to companion dogs kept within reach.

Tips for Naming Your Dog

You may keep your dog for up to 15 years or more, depending on the breed and size. A strong, traditional name will last longer than a trendy, quirky name. Classic or regal names are usually a good choice. Also, a name should not be overly difficult. Your dog will learn and understand a one- or two-syllable name more easily. Avoid names that sound too similar to other people in the house, such as Jax (Max) or Lady, and names that are too near to demands, such as Jay (stay) or Moe (no) (Lainie).

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Royal Girl Dog Names

A regal name gives your dog automatic stature in your household. Take a look at some majestic female names.

  • Anastasia
  • Baroness
  • Catherine (Katie)
  • Cleopatra
  • Contessa
  • Diana
  • Duchess
  • Josephine
  • Kwini (Swahili for "Queen")
  • Lady
  • Libby (Elizabeth)
  • Majesty
  • Nefertiti
  • Reina
  • Vicky (Victoria)

Royal Boy Dog Names

Royal titles and the names of former kings and emperors can inspire many names for your pampered male pooch.

  • Arthur
  • Baron
  • Czar
  • Earl
  • Henry
  • Kaiser
  • Khan
  • Knight
  • Lord
  • Napolean
  • Pharoah
  • Royal
  • Sceptre
  • Squire
  • Viscount

Powerful Boy Dog Names

If you prefer a strong name for your dog, something that says "Beware of dog," or is a tongue-in-cheek play on your dog's diminutive size, take a look at these selections.

  • Ajax
  • Ares
  • Atlas
  • Brutus
  • Hercules
  • Major
  • Marine
  • Master
  • Odin
  • Ragnar
  • Samson
  • Sargeant
  • Thor
  • Warden
  • Zeus

Powerful Girl Dog Names

These female dog names refer back to goddesses, mighty women in history, and fictional heroines who inspire greatness.

  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Breanne
  • Bridget
  • Damia
  • Hera
  • Katana
  • Khaleesi
  • Matilda
  • Rogue
  • Rowan
  • Sheba
  • Ursula
  • Valkryie
  • Zelda

A to Z Regal and Powerful Names

A–B

  • Ajax
  • Albert
  • Anastasia
  • Ares
  • Arthur
  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Augustus (Gus)
  • Baron
  • Baroness
  • Breanne
  • Bridget
  • Brutus

C–E

  • Caesar
  • Catherine (Katie)
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Contessa
  • Czar
  • Damia
  • Diana
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Elsa

H–L

  • Henry
  • Hera
  • Hercules
  • Josephine
  • Kaiser
  • Katana
  • Khaleesi
  • Khan
  • King
  • Knight
  • Kwini (Swahili "Queen")
  • Lady
  • Libby (Elizabeth)
  • Lord

M–Q

  • Majesty
  • Major
  • Marine
  • Master
  • Matilda
  • Monarch
  • Napolean
  • Nefertiti
  • Odin
  • Pharoah
  • Prince (Princess)
  • Queenie

R–S

  • Ragnar
  • Reina
  • Rex
  • Rogue
  • Rowan
  • Royal
  • Samson
  • Sargeant
  • Sceptre
  • Sheba
  • Sir Barks A Lot
  • Squire
  • Sultan (Sultana)

T–Z

  • Theodora
  • Thor
  • Tiana
  • Ursula
  • Valkyrie
  • Vicky (Victoria)
  • Viscount
  • Warden
  • Zelda
  • Zeus

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