10 dog names and their meanings

Naming their new pet is, for some, one of the most challenging parts of owning a pet. You realize that you and your pet will be stuck with this name for a long time, so take your time when choosing. Below is a list of 10 female dog names along with their meanings. Maybe you will find the perfect name for your new four-legged friend.


Meaning: strong woman

This name would be perfect for a dog known for its strength, such as a bulldog. It is one of the most popular names for female dogs.


Meaning: playful, like a fairy

This is a good name for a dog of small stature. It would be a good choice for any of the toy breeds. Some very large dog owners named their dog Pixie as a way to show their sense of humor.


Meaning: This name is the Irish version of Mary

Because the name is decidedly Irish, it is an obvious choice for the Irish Setter, perhaps too obvious. This name continues on the list of the best dog names for girls, and its use is certainly not limited to a certain breed.


Meaning: lively, lively, full of life

This name is often given to dogs that are very playful, or disobedient, when they are puppies. It is a perfect name for a dog that seems to have a mind of its own.


Meaning: Kind Advisor The name Millie, while popular for a long time, was sped up a bit during the first President Bush’s administration. Millie was the name of her Springer Spaniel, and that dog was one of the best-known dogs to ever live in the White House.


Meaning: helper or helper

This name is likely to increase in popularity with both pets and people, as one of the first children bears this name.


Meaning: bringer of joy

This name seems to belong to a playful and energetic dog. Not as popular as it was during the 1950s, the name is gaining traction once again.


Meaning: One who brings light

Lucy has been consistently on the list of the most popular names for dogs for 40 years. Doesn’t everyone know a dog named Lucy?


Meaning: princess, royalty

This name was once one of the most popular for dogs. Oprah Winfrey helped bring this name back into the spotlight when she adopted a Cocker Spaniel and named her Sadie.


Meaning: A lovely flower with a pleasant smell

If you let your little one choose the name of your dog, it is very likely that this name will appear. The reason for that, of course, would be because this is the name of a popular Disney princess.

When choosing a name for your dog, try to match both physical characteristics and personality. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that you’ll have to spend the next 15 years yelling this name at the dog park, so choose wisely!