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Naming your new pet can be one of the most challenging parts of pet ownership. You and your pet are going to be stuck with this name for a long time. You don’t want to be sorry later on with the feeling that you chose the wrong name, so take your time when making this choice.
Here is a list of 10 names for female dogs along with their meanings. Maybe you’ll find the perfect name for your new four-legged friend. And if not, it might give you enough inspiration to find the name that will suit your new family member.
Meaning: strong woman
Is your dog a breed that’s known for strength, such as a bulldog? Or is your dog tiny, like a Yorkie, but you want to think of her as strong. Lola is among the most popular names for female dogs.
Meaning: playful, fairy-like
This is a good name for a dog that’s small in stature – although we all know that those small doggies are often strong in personality. In any case, it would be a good fit for any of the toy breeds. And some owners of very large dogs name their dog Pixie as a way to show their sense of humor.
Meaning: the Irish version of Mary
Since the name is clearly Irish, it’s an obvious choice for an Irish Setter, although perhaps a bit too obvious. This name makes the list of top dog names for female dogs, and not limited to Irish Setters.
Meaning: lively, spirited, full of life
This name is often given to dogs who are very playful – or disobedient – as puppies. It’s a perfect name for a dog that seems to have a mind of her own.
Meaning: gentle advisor
The name Millie, while long popular, picked up a bit of speed during the administration of the first President Bush. Millie was the name of his Springer Spaniel, and that dog was one of the most well-known pooches to ever live in the White House.
Meaning: helpmate or helper
This name will probably continue to increase in popularity for both pets and people because one of ex-President Obama’s daughters is named Sasha. But for Russians, Sasha is a nickname for Alexander or Alexandra.
Meaning: bringer of joy
This name just seems to belong to playful, energetic dogs. Not as popular as it was during the 1950’s, it’s once again gaining traction.
Meaning: one who brings light
Lucy has consistently been on the list of most popular names for female dogs for 40 years. Doesn’t everyone know a dog named Lucy?
Meaning: princess, royalty
This name was once among the most popular for female dogs. Oprah Winfrey helped bring this name back into the spotlight when she adopted a Cocker Spaniel and named her Sadie.
Meaning: a lovely, pleasant smelling flower
If you let your little girl choose the name for your dog, this name is very likely to come up. 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. But also be sure to choose a name that you like saying – you’re going to be yelling that name a lot – both at home and at the dog park. Choose wisely!