Female Dog Names – The Top Names For Female Puppies

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Girl Puppy Names

We have over two hundred female dog names for you today! So grab a pen and paper and get ready to make a note of your favorites!

Starting with the most popular girl dog names we will take a look at names that any female puppy would rock. Then move on to some more unique, cute and interesting ideas too. Whatever your taste, we’ll have the perfect name for your new dog somewhere in the lists below.

Top Female Dog Names

  • Bella
  • Ruby
  • Luna
  • Molly
  • Willow
  • Bailey
  • Bonnie
  • Lola
  • Penny
  • Sadie
  • Honey
  • Lucy
  • Chloe
  • Daisy
  • Giner
  • Holly
  • Lily
  • Pepper
  • Princess
  • Riley
  • Roxie
  • Sophie
  • Coco
  • Dolly
  • Gypsy
  • Ivy
  • Kallie
  • Maggie
  • Pippa
  • Poppy
  • Rosie
  • Scout
  • Juno
  • Zelda
  • Brandy
  • Dixie
  • Milly
  • Ellie
  • Ember
  • Phoebe
  • Happy
  • Sydney
  • Lexie
  • Paisley
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Ella
  • Nala
  • Maisie
  • Gracie

These top 50 names came from the dog names survey carried out by our sister site, The Happy Puppy Site. Why not make a note of the three you like best and pin them on a noticeboard to see which one grows on you? And while you are mulling those over, check out the lovely Daisy, playing her new game – she’s using her blanket, to throw her bone across the room!  Don’t put that pen away yet though, we have LOTS more names to come!

Best Female Dog Names

The best girl dog names are memorable, fun and easy to say. They don’t sound like any commands you are likely to teach your dog, or words you normally use in conversation. So you might want to consider avoiding names such as ‘Kit’ that sounds like ‘sit’. And names that sound very similar to other family members.

Some names are just timeless. We bet these classic dog names for girls will stay on the top most popular female dog names lists for years to come

Popular Female Dog Names

  • Abby
  • Bella
  • Molly
  • Tess
  • Lady
  • Grace
  • Sage
  • Piper
  • Harley
  • Heidi
  • Peggy
  • Maggie
  • Tilly
  • Elsa
  • Pixie
  • Layla
  • Scarlet
  • Lucky
  • Duchess
  • Peppa

Girl Names for Dogs

You have probably noticed, giving dogs human names is very fashionable. And it makes sense. After all, they are family members too. It is a great way to show your friends your dog’s important status in your home. Check out these names for girl dogs that are human names too:

  • Amy
  • Lola
  • Betsy
  • Rachael
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Clara
  • Greta
  • Isla
  • Zara

People Names for Female Dogs

Girl pet names are also a great way to use more unique human names. These human names aren’t used too often for babies these days, but any could make good girl dog names:

  • Maisy
  • Betty
  • Edie
  • Flo
  • Elaine
  • Carol
  • Edna
  • Dinah
  • Nellie
  • Sally

There are many more adorable human female dog names. Here were some of our favorites:

  • Mishka
  • Sheila
  • Justice
  • Siobhan
  • Mina

Unique Female Dog Names

It can be tricky to think of a name that is one of a kind for your dog. And sometimes what seems like an obscure name can have a real boost in popularity the week after you’ve picked it. But there is no reason not to try to pick something different. Try one of these unusual female dog names for size:

  • Sundance
  • Chai Chai
  • Lady Bird
  • Savannah Georgia
  • Ruby Redd
  • Kessa
  • Mavis
  • Jazzie
  • Lainie
  • Zera
  • Sierra
  • Lotus

Visit our great guide to unique dog names for more inspiration.

Place Names for Female Dogs

Choosing a theme and seeing where it goes is a fun way to pick cute girl puppy names. Here are some based on places and landmarks.

  • Salisbury
  • India
  • Catalina
  • Idaho
  • Dakota
  • Tenessey
  • Kennedy
  • River
  • Bryce
  • Alberta
  • Carolina
  • Zoar

Cute Girl Dog Names

I don’t know about you, but our pups are the babies of the group even when they are grown up. These cute girl dog names will stay young and adorable with them.

  • Pom Pom
  • Noodles
  • Poppet
  • Lolly
  • Trixie
  • Starr
  • Peanut
  • Tribble
  • Bluebell
  • Jewel
  • Pumpkin

Cool Dog Names Female Dogs Will Love

Is your new puppy already a bit of a legend? Cool is a very personal thing, but there are some words, sayings and ideas that are pretty universally impressive.

  • Raine
  • Beanie
  • Doodle
  • Echo
  • Ego
  • Roxie
  • Merlot
  • Phoenix
  • Ryder
  • Secret
  • Trick
  • Zap

Not quite your style? There are lots more Cool Dog Names in this great guide.

Cute Dog Names for Girls

A fun way to find cute names is to look at other species. Find an adorable animal, and try it on for size!

  • Kitty
  • Bunny
  • Mouse
  • Hawk
  • Tigress
  • Lynx
  • Sparrow
  • Gazelle
  • Mole
  • Owl

You’ll find lots more cute ideas in this great list.

Good Girl Dog Names

Your little pup is bound to be the loyal, loving, affectionate pup you want her to be. So why not give your good girl a names that suits!

  • Angel
  • Serenity
  • Charity
  • Faith
  • Mercy
  • Harmony
  • Glory
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Godiva
  • Lolita

Unusual Female Dog Names

A standout name will set your pup apart from the rest. And provide a great conversation piece when you are out and about socializing them:

  • Baylee
  • Shelbie
  • Opal
  • Pixel
  • Candie
  • Stardust
  • Happy
  • RiRi
  • Strawberry
  • Madame
  • Honeysuckle
  • Cleopatra
  • Midnight Moon
  • Queen
  • Suki
  • Kiwi

Strong Female Dog Names

Even tiny puppies have outstanding strength and stamina. These strong female dogs will suit your pup’s energy levels!

  • Astra
  • Kahlan
  • Avril
  • Rowan
  • Ursa
  • Briana
  • Carla
  • Bridget
  • Damia
  • Matilda
  • Sheba

Find even more Tough Dog Names here.

Big Dog Names for Female Dogs

Is your little pup a bit of a bruiser? Have you rescued an adult dog who stands above her friends? Here are some lovely ideas for your big beauty!

  • Fergie
  • Acadia
  • Calista
  • Venus
  • Bess
  • Gaia
  • Natasha
  • Olympia
  • Shiva
  • Althea
  • Taka
  • Thea

And there are plenty more than that! There are That’s just a taster of course! We have three hundred and fifty more big dog name ideas right here!

Small Dog Names Female

Is your pup the runt of the litter? Does he fit the name Miniature? These cute girl dog names celebrate everything small!

  • Mouse
  • Titch
  • Pinta
  • Tickle
  • Peanut
  • Bean
  • Nugget
  • Nano
  • Acorn

Great Dog Names Female

All dogs are great, but your little girl is a cut above the rest. Give her a name that lets it shine!

  • Queenie
  • Duchess
  • Lady
  • Nova
  • Galaxy
  • Princess
  • Athena
  • Hebe
  • Hera
  • Iris
  • Rhea

Famous Female Dog Names

From celebrity pups to famous names, here are some fabulous famous ideas!

  • Alice (Alice In Wonderland)
  • Perdita (From The Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  • Buttercup (The Princess Bridge)
  • Lassie (Lassie Come Home)
  • Scarlett (Gone with the Wind)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Roselle (American Hero Dog of the Year 2011)
  • Georgette (Oliver and Company)

Best Female Dog Names

The best name for your puppy is that which you love the most. And that you don’t mind sharing across the dog park! Wherever you find your inspiration, your perfect choice is out there. And finding it will be a magical moment.

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What are your top female dog names?

What name did you pick? If you got a new pup today, what would her name be? Let us know in the comments section below! If you didn’t like any of these names, we’ve got plenty more for you to choose from. Just check out our dog name database!

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38 COMMENTS

  1. I just purchased a 9 wk old female shihtzu puppy! She is adorable!We have some name choices,
    let me know which one sounds the best. She is brown and white with a little black on face. Top of her head has a round white spot.
    Mopsy
    Wiggles
    Pumpernickel

  2. My lab mix is named ZOE. it’s unique, matches her super energetic personality and the best I could come up with. Goes after Zoe De Chanel and many other similar named ones.

  3. Our Handsome dog Fergus had to put down recently and now our family is going overboard with adorable dog names! My entire life I have had only vizsla male dogs (look them up they are cute). We don’t know if we should get a girl or stay with the male.

    • I know this post is 2 years old and hope that you’ve found a dog that makes you happy. Over the span of the dogs I’ve had, I prefer females because they are easier to housebreak and train.

  4. My gorgeous 3 year old golden lab girl is called Beau it can be used for male or female, suits her when pronounced properly (not bow)

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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?!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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

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