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Naming your puppy has to be one of the most enjoyable parts of getting a new furry friend! That’s why we are breaking down the 101 most unique girl dog names!
Your new companion, no matter the breed, deserves a name that is just as cute, energetic, and sweet as the doggo herself.
We’ve built out this list of the top 101 female dog names from our own personal experience, through browsing thousands of dog Instagram accounts, and of course, via some pop culture inspiration. (If you have a boy pup, check out our list of boy names here.)
Check out the quick-reference image with all 101 unique girl dog names here.
Or, jump to a specific letter with explanations by clicking one below:
Joan of Arc
Is your puppy a red-headed orphan? Or, maybe your floof just loves ripping up stuffed animals that look like Annie?
Yes girl, the sun will come out tomorrow. ☀
The name literally means “good” in the Ancient Greek language.
“What a good girl!”
Only if your little fluffy pet really is the sweetest one out there.
But, that’s every doggo right?
The goddess of wisdom and warfare which happens to sound like most pups trying to escape from the backyard.
Do you own a Subaru and frequently visit National Parks? Did you recently use the hashtag #wanderlust on Instagram? This is the female name for your little one!
The perfect name for the dainty, well-mannered, and sometimes sassy puppy in your life. Strangely enough, that also sounds like my Grandma… whose name is also Betty…
Any Roseanne fans in the house? Also, short for beverage. Water is a beverage.
Because you’re gonna treat her just like one anyway, right?
“Vampires play baseball?”
The ultimate name for all those vampire-loving-teenage-boy-confused canines. Those do exist.
NOT just for cats.
I’ve also heard rumors that puppers named Boots often learn to speak (and dance) like Antonio Banderas.
To every Alpha, there is a Beta.
Personally love this one for large breeds.
Tell him ‘boy, bye. And all the dogs, hi.
Pupford remix drops soon.
Not just a scented wax piece on your coffee table, it’s the ideal puppy name because each four-legged friend has its own scent.
Why else would they sniff each other’s butts all the time?
Sweet and sticky. The constant state of 99% of all puppies.
For every dog whose first words will be; “okurrrrr”, “wooooooord”, and “what’s good?”.
I asked my 2-year-old niece what we should name our puppy. Can you guess her favorite movie?
I envision a very rugged, outdoorsy, and loyal female floof, especially a golden retriever. Weekend camping trips here we come!
You can also nickname her the Goddess of Pups. I also instantly think of terrier breeds for this one.
If yours is actually the best Labradoodle on the planet, Doris is the only name allowed. *
*Disclaimer. An owner of Pupford (and his Labradoodle named Doris) may or may not endorse this message wholeheartedly.
For the female fluff ball that loves glamour shots more than food. Reminds me of our employee picture day here at Pupford.
If you are from the South, I believe you are all but required to don your new puppy with this sweet name.
Bags of dog food do not fly free anymore. Your pet doesn’t either. Sigh.
Does your doggo actively support female dog rights all while casting spells on the neighbor’s muggle pups?
“It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosA”.
Not all K9s are born to fly, but if yours is… ✈
Remember the lady from The Incredibles?! NO CAPES!
But a puppy in a cape is too precious…
Everyone needs some low-impact cardio, right? 80’s hair not included.
A pooch that’s a fairy? I wish.
The name in reverse order is Ecinuaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uceifna.
How do you pronounce that?
Do they have a Teen Mom for dogs?!
Look, the dog days are not over. They are never over.
Adopting an older “granny” terrier or poodle? The name Gertrude can’t be beaten! Just make sure she can spend time with Penelope and Betty.
From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people (humans that is) per year have been born with the first name Gamma. Hoorah! That’ll be a unique puppy for sure.
You can also nickname her the Empress of Soul Pups.
Perfect for any breed!
Where all dogs go, and come from, of course!
Although your new furball may not write all-time classic novels, she can still carry on the legendary name. Boston terrier loves, this one might be best for you.
More famously known for the hotel in Las Vegas, maybe your pupper will learn how to count cards and make you millions!
We all know that one doggy, begging for treats right after she scarfed down a giant bowl of food. Stay hungry my friends.
Because puppy smiles can cure almost any level of sadness!
Alohaaaaaaaa! If you live in Hawaii, I think it’s almost required for you to name your little pupper Hula. I see an Instagram celebrity in the making.
Do you have a blue pooch?
Well, you probably have bigger problems than worrying about her name!
Indigo it is!
Are your doggo’s favorite bands Arcade Fire, The Shins & Modest Mouse? I believe Bob Dylan would be proud.
Have you ever met an Ingrid who wasn’t a kind soul to everyone? What breed do you think of?!
For the love of Pac-Man! Nomnomnom
Because who doesn’t want to be a name inspired by a comic villain? Or an annoying plant that never seems to stop growing?
Jokes aside, it has an excellent ring to it for a puppy’s name!
Is your floof bigger than you?!
Jupiter is a fitting name for all those behemoth doggos out there!
Joan of Arc
Fearless female woofers deserve an equally fitting fearless name. Especially fitting for any bull terrier breeds.
“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.”
If your pupperino meets any of the following criteria, consider the name Joy:
-constant face licker
-all-around bundle of… joy
Why haven’t I thought of this before for a peanut butter loving pointer?
Imagine the peanut butter and… jelly pictures!
Often referred to as the ultimate ‘Dream Stone”, this name is practical for all those spiritual and meditative fluffers.
Super sassy, kind of awkward, completely cute for a good doggo. I can think of a handful of female Yorkshire Terriers who fall into that description superbly.
Who would have thought this Korean dish could be such a lovely pupper name?! Trust us, this name is not exclusive to Asian breeds!
In the Scottish language, it means being born of fire!
Does this relate to why doggos love fire hydrants? Probably.
If you have dreams of your puppy becoming Instagram famous, there’s no better place to start than with a name like Kardashian.
By far the most underrated and unappreciated of instruments. Your quirky pet floof is a great fit for this name!
Because Etsy loving ‘krafty’ folk need a woofer with a name that matches their passions.
When life gives you lemons, name your little doggy after that citrus fruit (just DON’T feed them to your pup)!
Lola means “Grandmother” in Filipino, making this name a perfect fit for your somewhat elderly potentially slow-moving doggy.
“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends; heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”
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For all of our Canadian breed lovers. This name will surely foster a super sweet and docile temperament.
Does your little fluff ball love to lie about stock sales? I mean… whip up delicious meals and decorating your living room. #freemartha
Truly one of the most badass Disney princesses ever. Ideal for your water-loving floof.
The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
My Wife: “Who ate the food off the counter?”
Me: “Your mom!”
Inspired by the Milky Way… constellation and/or candy bar?
I mean who hasn’t cried while listening to a Norah Jones song? Calling all deep-thinking and emotionally connected puppers.
Perfect for that lurpy doggo who can’t seem to stand upright, let alone play fetch without tripping over its own paws!
“If I had a nickel for every time I was told to sit…”
“You get a treat! And YOU get a treat! EVERYONE gets a treat!”
For every female pupper that’s truly in charge. Oh come on, you must know who Olivia Pope is!!
Olga is always up for a cuddle, and eating all the puppy treats in the close vicinity.
Does your breed’s fur resemble that of a pumpkin (hey, that’s not a bad name either)? Double points if you live in Florida.
Not only does it make people think of Texas, but it has some amazing nicknames. Dessa, Odie, Essie, Dess, Ode, Otis. It’s like 7 nicknames in 1!
Is your female pupper gonna travel the world with you? (Proably a tea-cup breed, huh?) Nothing says travel quite like the name Paris, or maybe it reminds of that time when Paris Hilton was actually popular in the early 2000’s.
Let’s stick with the city.
For all of you who didn’t pass middle school Spanish, Piña means Pineapple.
You know, that tasty tropical fruit often made into delicious Piña Coladas. Perfect for those #islandvibes doggos!
Ain’t she purdy?
Paz means golden in Hebrew & peace in Spanish. Combine the two meanings and it equates to a perfect name for a sweet and loving Golden Retriever.
For all those DC lovers out there! A fitting name for a spunky and tenacious sidekick pup!
Have a pet with a royal bloodline? I don’t think there is a cuter female name out there!
Who didn’t love The Police? This name bodes some awesome nicknames like Roxy and Anne!
Rach (Or Rachel)
Are you the ultimate Friends fan?
I’ll be there for you!
Is your fluffer worth millions to you? Or maybe she just loves The Wizard of Oz.
Perfection in a name!
Sugar, spice, and everything nice? I just described every female pupper on the planet.
If my two little Yellow Labs could talk, I think I would likely change their names to Sassy.
At least their cuteness outweighs their sassiness, sometimes.
Does your doggo crave mountain hikes and plunging into lakes? Also, if you own a GMC Sierra how could you pass this name up?
For a thicc doggo with rolls on rolls on rolls.
Does your little one follow you everywhere you go? This one is for your literal shadow… the one who follows you into the bathroom. Every. Single. Time.
Crystal clear lakes, breathtaking mountain views, and a rugged pupper almost everywhere you turn, this city name doubles perfectly for a mountainous adventure pupper.
Because if you have one, your doggo could drive it with auto-pilot mode!
That is the future right there.
Ella, ella, eh, eh, eh!
If rain = sadness and umbrellas block the rain, then puppies really are sadness blockers.
Means noble leader in German. Every pack has a leader!
It literally means universal ruler. Does your pet have superpowers?
Whether you love the planet or the all-time great tennis player, this a super cute name for your female pupper!
Everyone loves a little Goldberg, right? I’m looking at you Scottish Terrier.
Did you grow up loving the Fairly Odd Parents? Continue that love with the name Wanda.
I can almost guarantee you won’t hear anyone else calling their doggo, Xeno at the park.
A name derived from a female Brazilian goddess with green hair and fair skin. Kind of odd, but mostly awesome. Perfect for any Shih Tzus or Schnauzers.
Are you a plant lover? Maybe it’s the only thing you have more of in your house than pupperinos. Another unique name perfect for every green thumb out there.
“You watch your tone young lady!”
Look, ‘Young Lady’ doesn’t have to be related only to scolding, it can be a nice name for a sweet little doggo too.
Zion is a beautiful national park in Southern Utah. Gorgeous hikes, astounding views, and plenty of wildlife.
This might be one of the most unique girl dog names we’ve got…
Ah, Zelda. Really takes me back to a simpler time in the video game world. Plus, a killer name for any badass female floof.
I instantly think of a cute little floofer being carried around in a purse? But don’t limit it to just that!
Can’t keep up with your little pup?
Does she have more energy than a budding toddler? Zip it is!
Still can’t decide on a name for your female pup? Try combining two unique girl dog names for an even more special title for your four-legged friend.
Queen Orange anyone? Sounds like Beyonce’s next album to us…
No matter what girl dog name you decide on, make sure to feed her and take care of her right.
We also might know a thing or two about that!
Tell us some of your other favorite unique girl dog names in the comments below.