I’ve always gravitated towards Southern culture. And not just because I’m obsessed with the music. Insanely high levels of hospitality, perfect manners and unique food just scratch the surface of the great South.
The best Southern dog names give a shout out to our favorite region. From epic singers to stunning locations, rural ranch work to rustic sayings made modern. I hope these lists of Southern name inspiration will give your puppy the perfect moniker.
Female Southern Dog Names
These classic, more old fashioned women’s names make fabulous Southern dog names. For that extra Southern push, why not double-barrel your dog’s name. Who doesn’t love a Tabitha-Rose or a Betsy-Louise?!
Southern Dog Names For Boys
These gentlemanly Southern inspired names doff their hats to traditional values, and make for exceptionally fine options.
Names Inspired By Country Music
Despite originating in a very specific location, country music is huge all over the world. I love a classic Southern drawl accompanied by an acoustic guitar. These names are inspired by some of the greatest country music singers and songs.
Southern Places as Dog Names
Do you have a favorite Southern location? Somewhere you feel at home even though it’s a thousand miles away? Or is there someplace you’ve always dreamed of visiting? Why not let the gorgeous Southern states inspire your dog’s name!
Cowboy Dog Names
What screams South more than a cowboy or a cowgirl? These words are all associated with that bull wrangling, steed hustling lifestyle. They also make for excellent farm dog names!
Southern Food Ideas as Dog Names
I couldn’t leave you without giving a nod to one of the greatest things about the South – the food! These ideas are original, adventurous and make for cool redneck dog names too!
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