Female Dog Names – Amazing Ideas and the Top Names for 2019

Girl Puppy Names

Female dog names can be delicate and cute, but they can also be strong, tough and unique.

We’ve selected hundreds of the best girl dog names, from the traditional to the slightly crazy.

Let’s get started with this year’s most popular choices!

What are the Top Female Dog Names?

Here are the 40 most popular female dog names for 2019:


Finding the best Female Dog Names

The moment you choose your new puppy is the start of an amazing journey.

Naming a puppy should be fun. Yet many of us struggle when it comes to picking the perfect name!

Especially when there are several family members to please.

Don’t worry if none of the most popular female dog names appeals.

We have hundreds more ideas and suggestions to inspire you!

Old Favorites!

The International Dog Survey results don’t just show us the most popular names for this year.

They are also a great record of popular names from previous years.

You don’t have to follow this year’s trend – you might feel more at home with some old favorites!

Our 2018 top girl dog names included some lovely options, just pipped to the post this year.

They included:

  • Maisie
  • Casey
  • Abby
  • Tilly
  • Dakota

It’s Nearly Puppy Time!

Chances are that while you are mulling over your favorite names, you are also getting ready for your new arrival.

To make things easier for you we have some great information on preparing for those first few days with a new fur baby.

And we’ve collected groups of different types of dog names together:

Naming Your Puppy

We have some great tips to help you!

Neat Tips for Choosing Female Dog Names.

  1. Percussive names rich in consonants can be easier for your little girl to remember.
  2. Consider how picking a very popular name might cause confusion in a multi-dog situation.
  3. Pick a name you feel comfortable saying as it will make recall training simpler.
  4. Select a name that will translate well from puppyhood into the adult dog years.
  5. It’s okay to change a name that doesn’t seem to be working well or that you don’t really feel comfortable with.

With all that in mind, what are we waiting for?

Which female dog names would suit this yellow lab puppy?

Let’s check out some fabulous puppy names for your new friend. Here’s the first of our names categories. What better place to start than with cute names!

Cute Girl Puppy Names

As sweet as your new 8 weeks old puppy is, you may despair of ever finding cute female dog names that do her adorableness justice.

Her fluffy butt… Those soft round liquid eyes…. Adorable oversized paws…..

What is a puppy mama to do?

Check out this list of cute female puppy names, for starters.

You may just find the perfect cuteness match for your gal on this list!

  • PomPom
  • Bindi
  • Pumpkin
  • ChiChi
  • Poppet
  • Sadie Mae
  • Lolli
  • Mia
  • Teddie
  • Lilly Bell
  • Phoebe
  • Windy
  • Honey
  • Trixie
  • Sally Sue

Cute Names for 2019

We also had some wonderfully cute female dog names included in the latest survey results.

Some of our favorites were:

  • Starr
  • Love Bug
  • Peanut
  • Noodles
  • Licky
  • Sparky
  • Lolipop
  • Ladybug
  • Tribble

If cute is your thing but none of these quite hit the spot, you can find a bunch more of the sweetest names for cute puppies here.

Unique Girl Dog Names

When you land on a one-of-a-kind moniker for your little gal, it can feel like you just won the grand prize of puppy naming!

Female puppy names for these chocolate lab babies

Here are some inventive unique female dog names to give your brainstorming a jump-start!

  • Sundance Cassidy
  • Chai Chai
  • Anna Banana
  • Sweet Clementine
  • Huggie Bear
  • Jelly Belly
  • Karma Chameleon
  • Cherry Kool-Aid
  • Lady Bird (your last name)
  • Conchita Margarita
  • Savannah Georgia
  • Maisie Madison
  • Ruby Redd
  • Buffy Summers
  • Holly Golightly

Unique Names 2019

These unique girl dog names only came up once in our massive Dog Name Survey:

  • Kessa
  • Mavis
  • Ivory
  • Jazzie
  • Lainie
  • Zera

Not unique enough for you? You’ll find some more totally off the wall ideas here.

Good Puppy Names For Girls

A cute puppy can get away with just about anything – we all know this is true.

Even as they are biting our feet while we’re trying to make coffee at 5am.

How can you stay mad in the face of such cuteness overload, even if your toes are sore!

Only the best girl dog names will do for these two lab puppies

But every so often, instead of a mini marauder, what you get is a good, good girl.

Here, your very good girl deserves good girl puppy names to match! Traditional names often go well with a perfectly behaved puppy!

  • Angel
  • Ruth
  • Anna
  • Serenity
  • Bambi
  • Rachel
  • Charity
  • Faith
  • Grace
  • Harmony
  • Mercy
  • Grazia
  • Daphne
  • Nellie
  • Sunny

Of course, not everyone wants to go with the traditional!

Strong Female Dog Names

For every true-blue good girl pup, there is the little girl who just can’t sit still.

She wants to see and do and experience everything. Even if it is in the so-called “puppy proofed” portion of the house!

Clearly you have a young confident lady in the making, and she can carry off of one of these fierce, forceful and strong female dog names!

  • Blaze
  • Delilah
  • Roxy
  • Xena
  • Pepper
  • Annie Oakley
  • Raquel
  • Mae West
  • Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Harley
  • Lolita
  • Godiva
  • Quinn
  • Rosemary
  • Glory

Strong girls are often tough too, and you can find some rock hard names to match in this fun list.

Human Female Dog Names

Did you know that 90 percent of all dog names are “people” names?

This is more so than ever today, when we look at the results of the dog name survey.

Given that 74 percent of dog owners today think of themselves as “dog parents,” this isn’t at all surprising!

And it is a lucky pup indeed that is chosen to be your canine daughter, bearing the special name you have chosen for her!

Some Human Name Ideas!

  • Chloe
  • Allie
  • Sophie
  • Bella
  • Daisy
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Bailey
  • KiKi
  • Lacee
  • Iggy
  • Ginger
  • Luna
  • Portia
  • Kassidy
  • Jess
  • Abigail
  • Madison
  • Riley
  • Stella

But as we’ve seen, human names are very common choices for pet owners. What if you want something a bit different?

Unusual Girl Puppy Names

Choosing unusual female dog names is one way to make the beginning of your new life “with pup” feel really special!

find the best names for female dogs. Perfect for this sleeping lab puppy

  • Julia Child
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Princess Diana
  • Madame Toulouse
  • Little Nikita
  • Miss Molly
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Queen Cleopatra
  • Scarlett O’Hara
  • Gypsy Rose Lee
  • Jane Austen
  • Midnight Moon
  • Liesel Von Trapp
  • Diamond Dame
  • Ella Rose Mae

Unusual Names 2019

These unusual ideas also came up in our Dog Name Survey, but just once!

  • Queen
  • Moxie
  • Suki
  • Jazzie
  • Betty
  • Kiwi

Fun but not your style? Or just looking for something with a bit more swagger?

Cool Female Dog Names

Some little gal pups just know how to play it cool right from the start.

They are too stylish for style, too trendy for trends, too timeless for time itself…

No matter what the day may bring, your femme fatale has it covered.

These cool puppy names for girls can match your growing pup’s unique panache and flair!

  • Mancy
  • Arya
  • Isa(belle)
  • Liz
  • Jolene
  • Belle
  • Kate
  • Josie
  • Dakota
  • Lacey
  • Reagan
  • Josey
  • Imogen
  • Jazzy
  • Gabi

Not ice cold enough for you? We’ve got plenty more cool dog names in this awesome list.

Pretty Girl Puppy Names

If your little pooch is all about being the pretty princess that she is, these pretty girl puppy names can capture her style right from the start!

we have great ideas for names for this sleeping yellow lab puppy

  • Willow
  • Jasmine
  • Lily
  • Rose
  • Ava
  • Giselle
  • Amelie
  • Fiona
  • Zoe
  • Paris
  • Ellie
  • Fleur (“fluhr”)
  • Azalea
  • Bluebell
  • Pearl

Some owners love a feminine name, but you don’t need to be girly to be cute!

Adorable Female Dog Names

In many families today, the younger set is in charge of naming the family’s new pooch.

This likely explains the popularity of adorable girl puppy names that come straight from the genius of Walt Disney’s legacy!

sweet yellow labrador puppy on a bed

These adorable female puppy names, featuring some of Disney’s less commonly used female character names, might just suit your little girl to a “t!”

  • Dory
  • Lady
  • Minnie
  • Aurora
  • Beauty
  • Daisy Mae
  • Jewel
  • Georgette
  • Merida
  • Tiana
  • Fancy
  • Sofia
  • Wendy
  • Alice
  • Melody

If little girls can be made from sugar and spice, so can little girl puppies!

Sweet Female Dog Names

chocolate lab puppy in a blanket

These sweet-as-sugar baby girl puppy names capture the pure essence of “puppyness!”

  • Baylee
  • Amber
  • Shelbie
  • Joy
  • Opal
  • Pixie
  • Andie
  • Candie
  • Esme (“ehz-may”)
  • Stardust
  • Penny
  • Jemma
  • Happy
  • Elsie
  • RiRi

Prefer a bit of humor injected into your female dog names?

Funny Female Dog Names

If there is a better comedian than a young, cute puppy, we have yet to discover it!

Puppies are just funny. They make everyone smile.

Best Female Names for Dogs 2019

Watching a puppy trying to make sense of all four gangly puppy legs and paws is better than a comedy special!

Like some people, some puppies just have a flair for the comedic, and these funny girl dog names might be the perfect fit!

  • Princess Buttercup
  • June Bug
  • Whoopsi
  • Filet Mignon
  • Betty White
  • Mary Puppins
  • Princess of Barkness
  • Miss Napsalot
  • Twinkie
  • Trixie Pop
  • Kitty Kat
  • Billie Howliday
  • Funny Girl
  • Chelsea (Dog) Handler
  • Lady Muttilda

None of those quite tickle your funny bone? True comedians will want to check out this list before making their final choice.

Celebrity Female Dog Names

If you love following fashion, pop culture and celebrity news, why not let your fur girl in on the fun with one of these celebrity names!

  • Adele
  • Britney
  • Sienna
  • Selena
  • Martha
  • Kendall
  • Katy
  • Madonna
  • Taylor
  • Venus
  • Christina
  • Ivanka
  • Hilary
  • Billie Jean
  • Gabby

World of celebs just not your cup of tea? Here are some female dog names that are a bit more cerebral!

Techie Female Dog Names

Who among us isn’t consumed daily with all things technology?

best female names for labradors

From checking emails to typing text messages to talking to devices of all screen sizes…

But with these names, you get to take a refreshing puppy break instead!

  • Alexa
  • Siri
  • Apple
  • Mac
  • Sierra
  • Pixel
  • Echo
  • Atari
  • Java
  • Widget
  • Cookie
  • Sega
  • Clara
  • Ping Pong
  • Lotus

Of course, your dog’s appearance is another great source of inspiration.

Colorful Female Dog Names

A final great way to name your little girl is by taking inspiration from her coat.

Owners of brown puppies will love these chocolate dog names – many of which are of course inspired by candy treats.

The Labrador Handbook by Pippa Mattinson

And we can’t forget our gorgeous jet black dogs and their special names with this list.

Spoiled for Choice

Oh boy. There is a LOT of choice. How will you ever decide??

If you are torn between two names, you might be tempted to double up.

This is why some little canine girls have a first name and then two, three or even four middle names.

Bear in mind that for training purposes one, fairly short name is going to be the best option.

But that doesn’t stop you painting five glorious names along the side of your dog’s bed!

Best Female Dog Names

We hope you have enjoyed reading through this curated list of some of the best female puppy names!

We’d love to hear some of your favorite female dog names.

If you have a moment, please drop us a line in the comments section here to tell us what name you choose for your new fur girl and why!

And don’t forget to add your puppy’s new name to the Dog Name Survey!  That way, future puppy parents will have an even better choice when they are making this important decision.


  • Hancock, S., “What’s in a Name? Tips for Naming Your Pet,” Yorkshire Vets, 2017.
  • LeFave, S., “The Name You Give Your Dog Actually Says A Lot About You,” Redbook, 2015.
  • Coren. S., PhD, DSc, FRSC, “Should a Dog’s Name Be Part of an Obedience Command?,” Psychology Today, 2015.


  1. I named my Dalmatian puppy, Poppy. Her predecessor was Rose and her big sister was Lily. I wanted to continue the flower name theme but didn’t want to use Daisy, Violet, or other “popular” flower names. I also wanted it to be a happy-looking flower.
    So as I looked through books of flowers, Poppy caught my eye! I love the flower, I love how it looks in print, and the sound of it leaving your lips.
    When I picked up my girl, I knew immediately Poppy suited her. Seven months later, she’s my Poppy, PopPop, PopTart, Popperoo, PoopyPuppyPoppy, PopScotch, HopPop…
    Everyone who meets her and her exuberant personality says that the name, Poppy, suits her perfectly. Needless to say, I’m so happy with her name and with my Poppy.

  2. My chocolate girl is named Kelly Rose. The breeder’s mom named her Rosie(all females had flower names) Kelly means warrior in Celtic, which she is! Handful as a pup. But we love her! Sweet girl!

  3. My little girl is a Pomeranian and she is my service dog. She is my life because she gives me my life. She has been trained for everything except a seeing eye dog for me. Her name is Baibigrl Ryan and she will be 5 years old March 1st 2019. My husband brought her home to me when she was 6 weeks old and weighed 2 1/2 lbs, she now weighs 5lbs. But has the heart of a lion. She is everything to me and the only time we’re ever separated is when she gets groomed.

  4. I love the name coco and named my beautiful puppy coco. Recently I have brought another pup and have am picking her up next Monday, I don’t know what to call her?!

  5. I lost my best friend in June. He was the perfect Boston and I named Dapper
    because he was always dressed in a tux and was very dapper. Think about getting a frenchton
    and need a name for a black & white female.

  6. I am getting three baby puppies that are girl does anyone have any names that could fit their breeds are pug shih tzu and yorki

  7. Our yellow lab was born the day before St.Patrick’s Day so we searched for a feminine Irish name & chose Rennie! We usually just call her Renn! I think a rather unique name!!!

  8. it took me quite some time to decide what to call my beautiful chocolate female lab we finally decided that MAYA was the perfect name for her it has a few different meanings in various cultures all terms of endearment my favorite meaning is love which is so appropriate for this lovely lady