We have raised a lot of puppies over the years, and finding a name is always surprisingly tricky and can be quite contentious when you share your home with other humans. Everyone wants a say, and not all opinions are equal! When there are some many fabulous female dog names out there, narrowing them down to the perfect puppy appropriate choice takes time. Today I’ll share my favorite method for brainstorming ideas and choosing the very best one.
Finding female dog names that are both appealing to your family, and a little unusual, can be quite a challenge. That’s where our themed name collections come in! From flowers to candy, and from colors to celebrities, in one of these lists is the perfect name for your new puppy.
Your dog’s name is more than just a label, it’s a training aid too. And a way to communicate with her and help her understand her human friends and new home. Two syllable names are easy for dogs to remember and respond to, so if you choose a long name, think about a nickname or shorter version that appeals to you too.
By using simply brainstorming techniques, you can put together a shortlist of girl animal names that put you back in control of your search. Ideas that will stand you and your little puppy girl apart from the crowd, in a really good way!
Grab a sheet of paper, a whiteboard or the inside of a magazine. Anything with space to write – wait for it – by hand! I know, it’s not what we want to hear these days but trust me, this works. You are going to make what is essentially a mood board for words. These words don’t have to be traditional female dog names at all. Don’t put limits on yourself, don’t do it in front of people if you’ll feel inhibited. Just pick up a pen, and go. Starting with a theme can help. But don’t be afraid to expand from it. I knew I liked floral names, but when I started to run through some ideas this extended in some more original directions.
As you scroll down now through our list of creative female dog names, when you see one you like try to think why it appeals. And start a new mood board of names just around that topic. They don’t even need to be cute dog names, just related words are a great starting point. Once those creative juices get going, who knows what unique dog names for female puppies you’ll end up with!
Top Girl Dog Names
Common female dog names are an excellent beginning point for any pet naming journey. Starting with the most popular female dog names we will take a look at girly 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 cute pet names for your new dog somewhere in the lists below.
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!
Some Of Our Favorites
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 sound like ‘sit’. And names that sound very similar to other family members.
Although you might instinctively shy away from popular names, it’s worth remembering that even the hottest names right now are different to last years. And there is something to be said for going with the flow at times. Some names are just timeless.
Girl’s 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.
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 unique female puppy names for size:
- Chai Chai
- Lady Bird
- Savannah Georgia
- Ruby Redd
Place Names for Female Dogs
Choosing a theme and seeing where it goes is a fun way to pick cute girl puppy names. Think of a place you had an amazing holiday, or that you’ve always wanted to go! Or somewhere that just has an exotic sound to it. Names that end in the letter A often have a feminine ring to them. Here are some based on places and landmarks that would make lovely female dog names:
These uncommon unique girl dog names will set your pup apart from the rest. And provide a great conversation piece when you are out and about socializing them:
- Midnight Moon
Even More Rare
If you want to be even more unusual when naming your dog, then it’s a great idea to use a double barrelled name. Get even more creative by putting two disjointed names together, but that you love equally. Put two names on the same theme together, or use alliteration, for something that sounds a little more conventional! Here’s some inspiration:
- Rosie May
- Honor Hope
- Pixie Pie
- Dotty Sweet
- Harley Sue
- Mink Tuesday
- Hope Shine
Another great way to find rare or unique names for girl dogs is to create a brand new name of your own. You might think every name has been thought of but that’s not true, new names come along every year. You might even find the next all star favorite!
For original names you really do need to use our brainstorming technique. Jot down random names on a theme that interests you. A sport or hobby for example. Any word can be used as a name if it sound right and feels right to you. Cover a page with pretty words from your theme. And see which ones appeal to you. Here are some examples taken from working with fabric and wool.
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. There are so many different ways to pick pretty girl dog names, why not brainstorm your own by thinking of super sweet themes! These cute girl dog names will stay young and adorable with them.
- Pom Pom
Animal Themed Ideas
A fun way to find cute names is to look at other species. Find an adorable animal, and try it on for size! What are your favorite animals? Why not jot them down on a sheet of paper and then see if any of them might make a cute name as well as a cute creature!
Candy Dog Names
Or how about something tasty, like these sweet female dog names! Why not make a list of your favorite candies and see if any of them would make sweet girl names for your female puppy? Remember, you’ve got to get creative if you want something unique as well as cute!
- Jelly Bean
Cool Girl Dog Names
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. Here are some sassy girl dog names that work really well:
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 name that suits!
Strong Female Dog Names
Even tiny puppies have outstanding strength and stamina. These strong female dogs will suit your pup’s energy levels!
Big Dog Names for Girls
Is your little pup a bit of a bruiser? Have you rescued an adult dog who stands above her friends? Here are some beautiful girl dog names ideas for your big beauty!
Small Dog Names Female
Is your pup the runt of the litter? Does he fit the name Miniature? These little dog names celebrate everything small!
Great Dog Names
All dogs are great, but your little girl is a cut above the rest. Give her one of these unique girl pet names that lets her greatness shine!
Famous Female Dog Names
From celebrity pups to famous names, here are some fabulous famous ideas! Do you have a celebrity that you admire? Although famous dog names are fun to find from the canine world, there is no reason not to get inspired by a heroic woman from history, or a recent celeb whose style you adore! If none of these pupsters takes your fancy, why not brainstorm some human celebrities and see whether any of their names is a good fit.
- 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)
Female Dog Names By Color
Another great way to name your dog is by taking inspiration from their gorgeous coat. Here is a short selection of dog colors and some names that would suit them.
Flower Names For Dogs
Flower or plant themed names have always been popular for girl dogs. It’s also a great way to find cute female dog names unique to your dog. Here are a few of our favorites with some unusual ones included here too!
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There’s names are so 🥰
I like Chance for a boy dog.
My German Short-haired Pointer was named Chance – Chancellor as his full name, and Chancie for short. He was amazing. I miss him every day.
I love the name Rainey . I didnt get to use it long enough:(
My new puppy will be Delaney.
I getting and black 8 week old female miniature schnauzer in 2wks, really struggling with a name, I like unusual and unique names………any ideas will be gratefully received 😉
Mini since she’s miniature. My mom named me after a Greek Goddess. My name is Athena meaning of wisdom. I’ve always thought my name was unique. There’s other Greek goddesses names that are unique. Might consider names in other languages too.
Yeah like Lux meaning Light
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.
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.
Getting a black cocker spaniel, female…need a name
How does coffee sound??🖤🖤❄️❄️
For a Chocolate Lab? Great! Mine was named Cassidy as in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
were getting a bernese mountain dog on tuesday and we cant decide a name ? but i really like nellie, zara, oakley, paisley and maya!
We named my daughters puppy….D.O.G. you say it fast, it sounds very unique.
r u ok?
I think Roxy is the best name for her,i really love 😍 this name.
I’m getting an all white German Sheppard puppy (female) and I can’t finalize her name..
how about willow?
All the names are so cute we can’t decide what the best one is for our new puppy
Spike or spikey
i want new puppy girl . I think holly is great name for her
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.
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)
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.
My girls Cammy (as in camouflage but we don’t hunt ) a beautiful yellow lab and Tess a spunky border collie.
Rea is a nice name especially for a lab.
Nikita Mae Obert that’s my princess name and we call her Kita Mae for shirt or ditzy mae Lou who
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!
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.
I love my new blacklab I just got two weeks ago! She’s sooooooo cute!??
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?!
What about Lela that’s cute
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.
Im gettinf a labrador pup soon any name ideas ??? I was thinking astra duchess sunny holly or trixie .
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
i am getting a black lab tonight, cant figure out the perfect name any suggestions?
Jett. That’s my dogs name
I think Piper is beutiful name
I named my sweet child Annie. i think it fits!
My adorable golden lab was called REA !She passed away in May
I like all of the names but I can’t tell if any of them are good enough for a 1 or 2 year old puppy.
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!!!
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
I think Maya is a great name for her.