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75 Best Girl Dog Names for Your New Furry Family Member


Struggling to name your new puppy? We've got your back!

Sometimes, when dog owners bring home a new furry family member, their hearts are already set on their pet's name. However, there are times when an owner can struggle to find the perfect name for their new dog. Luckily, finding the perfect name doesn't have to leave you tearing your hair out. Inspiration for puppy names can be found all around you. Pet owners can draw from nature, places, movies, and more! Seriously--nothing is off-limits. Do you consider yourself a Game of Thrones expert? Arya makes a great girl dog name! Can't get enough of the great outdoors? A nature name like Aspen or Tahoe might be right for your pet. Is everyone in your family huge Harry Potter fans? Try a unique puppy name like Luna or Hermione!

The best girl dog names can truly come from anywhere. Look to the Greek for strong names like Venus or Athena. Give a nod to another strong female with the name Frida. Feeling cutesy? Your pooch can sport a name like Snookums, Dixie, Lady, or Rose. You get the gist: Coming up with the best girl dog names just requires a little creative thinking. If you're still struggling to find the perfect moniker for your new pup, take a look at our list of girl dog name ideas below!

How to Choose a Female Dog's Name

Before you start agonizing over which name to choose, think about your dog's features, breed, and observe their personality. When you eventually settle on the cutest name for your best friend, it's especially important to consider how many syllables it has. Usually, a name with one to two syllables is best because puppies don't have the greatest attention span, and a shorter name will be helpful when they are learning to recognize it while training. Speaking of training, make sure that your pet's name does not sound like any commands. Anything that sounds similar to "sit," "no," or "heel" might be a problem and can lead to your pup getting confused.

Also, if you have kids at home, don't pick a name that rhymes with theirs. Love the name Aiden, but already have a Hayden? You may have to skip it. The same thing goes for other pets in the house. Amelia and Camilla might be a cute Instagram handle, but you may confuse your furry friends. When you get a new puppy, you want to make sure they know that you're talking to them. It gives them less of an excuse to ignore you!


Most Popular Girl Dog Names

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  • Bella
  • Luna
  • Lucy
  • Daisy
  • Zoe
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Bailey
  • Stella
  • Molly
  • Coco
  • Maggie
  • Penny
  • Roxy
  • Nala

Cute Girl Dog Names

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  • Gigi
  • Gracie
  • Dolly
  • Harper
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Shelby
  • Ginger
  • Sadie
  • Sunny
  • Dakota
  • Princess
  • Blossom
  • Piper
  • Poppy

Girl Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture

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  • Perdita
  • Chanel
  • Scout
  • Dixie
  • Lady
  • Winnie
  • Marley
  • Elsa
  • Hermione
  • Dory
  • Katniss
  • Arya
  • Frida
  • Ginny
  • Leia

Food Girl Dog Names

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  • Oreo
  • Snickers
  • Cherry
  • Peaches
  • Berry
  • Coco
  • Hershey
  • Honey
  • Cookie
  • Muffin
  • Peanut
  • Basil
  • Cupcake
  • Miso
  • Bucatini

Unique Girl Dog Names

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  • Aspen
  • Indie
  • Venus
  • Raven
  • Kona
  • Sienna
  • Athena
  • Emerald
  • Echo
  • Pia
  • Atari
  • Astra
  • Tahoe
  • Kira
  • Sloane

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