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Names for Female Dogs

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: September 26, 2016
Names for Female Dogs

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Everybody knows that adopting a dog means adding a new member to our family and home; this entails a great responsibility, but also a deep emotional bond that will begin to grow right when you meet. No matter what kind of pet we adopt, it's always important to choose a good name. This is especially true in the case of dogs, since their name is a key tool in their training process.

Since deciding on a name can be a bit difficult, here at AnimalWised we've compiled a list of our favorite options. In this article you'll find a selection of names for female dogs. Look around, get inspired and choose the name that best fits your pet.

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How to choose a good name for a dog

There are so many good names for female dogs out there that it can be quite hard to know which one will work best for your pet. You can choose according to your own personal taste, but you can also take into account other factors like her size, physical traits or personality.

There are certain guidelines that will make this task easier. You must consider that a dog's name has to be able to catch her attention and thus allow her training. We recommend:

  • Choose a short name, or at least a name that can be shortened to two syllables. This way, it'll be easier to learn and training will be faster.
  • Don't choose names that sound like orders or common daily words. Don't call your dog "Mo", since she might get confused with the word "No".

Once we've established that, you can make sure you pick a good name for your female dog by taking into account other aspects. Do some research and get to know her.

It's a good idea to pay attention to your pet's size, behavior or distinguishing characteristics - like spots or marks - and name them after those. You can also go the fun route and choose a name that directly contradicts your dog's aspect; call a big St Bernard "Tiny", or a black dog "Bianca".

Names for Female Dogs - How to choose a good name for a dog

Names for female dogs: A to Z

Thinking about a good name for your pet? We've put our favorites in alphabetical order to make them easier to browse. If you can't find your favorite, please tell us in the comments section!

Names for female dogs starting with A

  • Ada
  • Africa
  • Aida
  • Aika
  • Aisha
  • Akasha
  • Alana
  • Alba
  • Aldana
  • Alpha
  • Amber
  • Amy
  • Anabella
  • Anka
  • Annie
  • Antonella
  • Ariel
  • Asia
  • Astra
  • Athena
  • Audrey
  • Aura
  • Avena

Names for female dogs starting with B

  • Bala
  • Barbie
  • Beauty
  • Becky
  • Bella
  • Benita
  • Bertha
  • Betty
  • Bianca
  • Bimba
  • Birra
  • Biscuit
  • Blinky
  • Blossom
  • Boira
  • Bombita
  • Bondi
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Brenda
  • Brida
  • Brigitte
  • Britta
  • Bruna
  • Buba
  • Buffy

Names for female dogs starting with C

  • Camilla
  • Candela
  • Candy
  • Cassie
  • Cate
  • Chanel
  • Chelsea
  • China
  • Chiquitita
  • Chloé
  • Coca
  • Cocoa
  • Coda
  • Connie
  • Cora
  • Cosette
  • Costa
  • Crazy

Names for female dogs starting with D

  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dame
  • Dana
  • Danke
  • Debbie
  • Debra
  • Di
  • Dina
  • Dipsy
  • Diva
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Donna
  • Dora
  • Dulcie
  • Dunia
  • Duquesa

Names for female dogs starting with E

  • Elma
  • Elsa
  • Emma
  • Enya
  • Erin

Names for female dogs starting with F

  • Fabienne
  • Fanny
  • Fiona
  • Firenze
  • Flappy
  • Floppy
  • Flower
  • Foxy
  • Frances
  • Freja
  • Frida
  • Friska

Names for female dogs starting with G

  • Gaia
  • Gala
  • Gilda
  • Gina
  • Gordie
  • Greta
  • Griselda
  • Guinda

Names for female dogs starting with H

  • Hada
  • Hanna
  • Hera
  • Higia
  • Himba

Names for female dogs starting with I

  • Ilma
  • Imori
  • Ina
  • India
  • Indira
  • Inka
  • Isis
  • Ithaca
  • Itala
  • Italia

Names for female dogs starting with J

  • Jackie
  • Jade
  • Janis
  • Janice
  • Jara
  • Jasmine
  • Java
  • Jazz
  • Jean
  • Jersey
  • Jim
  • Jolly
  • Juliet
  • July

Names for female dogs starting with K

  • Kala
  • Kali
  • Kelly
  • Kenya
  • Kia
  • Kiara
  • Kim
  • Kimba
  • Kina
  • Kira
  • Kiss
  • Kitara
  • Kiubo
  • Kiva
  • Koko
  • Koku
  • Kora

Names for female dogs starting with L

  • Lady
  • Laika
  • Lala
  • Lana
  • Landa
  • Lara
  • Laska
  • Lassie
  • Layla
  • Leah
  • Lena
  • Leslie
  • Lila
  • Linda
  • Lis
  • Lisa
  • Lista
  • Lola
  • Lotte
  • Luca
  • Lucy
  • Lula
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lupita
  • Lyra

Names for female dogs starting with M

  • Mafalda
  • Maggie
  • Mamba
  • Mar
  • Mara
  • Marianne
  • Marilyn
  • Marquise
  • Mary
  • Matrix
  • Maxima
  • Maya
  • Melody
  • Mia
  • Michi
  • Mika
  • Milan
  • Milka
  • Milou
  • Mimi
  • Mimosa
  • Mina
  • Mindy
  • Minnie
  • Misha
  • Misty
  • Moira
  • Molly
  • Moon
  • Mopsy
  • Mora
  • Mus
  • Musetta

Names for female dogs starting with N

  • Naiad
  • Nana
  • Nancy
  • Nanny
  • Nanouk
  • Natasha
  • Neeve
  • Nella
  • Nelly
  • Nena
  • Ness
  • Nica
  • Nicky
  • Nikita
  • Nina
  • Noa
  • Noire
  • Nora
  • Nuca
  • Numa

Names for female dogs starting with O

  • Olivia
  • Odalisque
  • Olympe
  • Omara
  • Ona

Names for female dogs starting with P

  • Paris
  • Patty
  • Paulette
  • Paulina
  • Pearl
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Pepsi
  • Perdita
  • Perla
  • Perry
  • Petite
  • Pinky
  • Pinta
  • Pipa
  • Pirate
  • Polka
  • Princess
  • Pru
  • Prune
  • Puff
  • Pumba
  • Puppy

Names for female dogs starting with Q

  • Queen
  • Queenie
  • Quica

Names for female dogs starting with R

  • Raysa
  • Randy
  • Rasta
  • Ray
  • Reina
  • Rey
  • Rhonda
  • Rita
  • Robin
  • Roja
  • Roma
  • Rommy
  • Rona
  • Rose
  • Rosetta
  • Rosie
  • Roxanne
  • Ruby
  • Rudy
  • Rumba

Names for female dogs starting with S

  • Sabrina
  • Sacha
  • Sally
  • Samantha
  • Samba
  • Sammy
  • Sandy
  • Santa
  • Sasha
  • Scala
  • Scruffy
  • Selva
  • Sena
  • Senda
  • Shadow
  • Shakira
  • Sherpah
  • Shiva
  • Shirley
  • Shy
  • Simba
  • Sissi
  • Sofia
  • Sol
  • Sonny
  • Sparkle
  • Sugar
  • Sunny
  • Suri
  • Susie
  • Sweet
  • Sydney

Names for female dogs starting with T

  • Tabbie
  • Tammy
  • Tara
  • Tasmania
  • Tequila
  • Terrie
  • Thais
  • Thea
  • Thelma
  • Tierra
  • Timba
  • Tina
  • Trina
  • Trixie
  • Troy
  • Truffle
  • Tuna
  • Tyra

Names for female dogs starting with U

  • Ultra
  • Uma
  • Ursula

Names for female dogs starting with V

  • Vania
  • Vega
  • Vela
  • Venus
  • Vera
  • Vicky
  • Vilma

Names for female dogs starting with W

  • Wanda
  • Wendy
  • Whitney
  • Whoopi
  • Wilma
  • Winnie

Names for female dogs starting with X

  • Xana
  • Xena

Names for female dogs starting with Y

  • Yaisa
  • Yannie
  • Yara
  • Yarina
  • Yin
  • Yoko
  • Yuki
  • Yuri

Names for female dogs starting with Z

  • Zamba
  • Zoe
  • Zula
Names for Female Dogs - Names for female dogs: A to Z

Have you found the right name for your dog?

If you have already found the best name for your female dog, you can start using it right away. However, you should know that some experts recommend introducing basic puppy training - name included - at four months old. In that early stage, your dog will learn to answer to her name in about five days.

However, if you still haven't made up your mind, don't worry. Take a look at our other lists and you'll surely find the perfect choice.

Names for Female Dogs - Have you found the right name for your dog?

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everything seem good hope that I can get in the right turm , loved dogs had dogs when I was going up ,it is just me and my wife we are up in age ,and thank you

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