Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

Have you just adopted a female dog and are at a loss as to what to name her? Let us help! Here are the top 10 female dog names and where they originated from!

Have you just adopted a female dog and are at a loss as to what to name her? Let us help! Here are the top 10 female dog names and where they originated from!

Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

1. Bella

The meaning of the name Bella: Beautiful, God Is My Oath
The origin of the name Bella: Italian
Notes: Diminutive form of Isabella, a form of Elizabeth and Bellatrix
Who should name their dog Bella? If you are of Italian heritage, chances are you have a nona that has called every single female in your family Bella at one point in time, so this one is really a no brainer. But Twilight and Harry Potter fans alike have become a runner-up in terms of dog owners who share a love of this common name!

Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

2. Lucy

The meaning of the name Lucy: Light
The origin of the name Lucy: English
Notes: The meaning of the name Lucy is light. A common alternate spelling of the name Lucy is Lucie and both are common nicknames for the name Lucille. Nicknames for the name Lucie include Lu, Lulu, and Luce.
Who should name their dog Lucy? Anyone who, well.. loves Lucy! One of the most classic names on television, this name is extremely popular amongst canines. And who doesn’t want to hear “I love Lucy!” from all of their friends on a daily basis?
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

3. Daisy

The meaning of the name Daisy: Daisy Flower
The origin of the name Daisy: American
Notes: Daisy originally means “The day’s eye”.
Who should name their dog Daisy? If your dog is as delicate and as beautiful as a flower, then this is the name for her! Daisy is the type of name that instantly brings people joy, as it reminds them of spring, and summer. The name is sweet, feminine and dainty, and is often chosen to describe dogs of the same nature.
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

4. Molly

The meaning of the name Molly: Of The Sea Or Bitter
The origin of the name Molly: English
Notes: Diminutive form of Mary, alternate spelling includes Mollie.
Who should name their dog Molly? While the name itself may mean bitter, that is not how we feel about it at all! Molly has been one of the top dog names for decades, and while it has easily surpassed humans of the same name as of recent, my golly miss Molly is easily one of the most darling names out there. So if you’re a little reminiscent of the south, naming your pooch Molly is one of the easiest ways to bring the English countryside to you!
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

5. Lola

The meaning of the name Lola: Sorrows
The origin of the name Lola: Spanish
Notes: Diminutive form of Dolores
Who should name their dog Lola? Whether you’re looking to name your dog something a little more exotic, or you are just a huge fan of the Pixies, Lola is one of the most hip names on the scene at the moment! So if you’re one to keep up with the trends, then you don’t want to miss out on this fabulous name!
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

6. Sadie

The meaning of the name Sadie: Princess
The origin of the name Sadie: English
Notes: The name Sadie is a variation of the name Sarah and both mean Princess. The most common nickname for Sadie is Sayde.
Who should name their dog Sadie? As the definition states, Sadie is a name fit for a princess. So if your sweet little angel is spoiled beyond belief, or deserves only the best in life (which dog doesn’t?) then Sadie might be in your top choices.
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

7. Maggie

The meaning of the name Maggie: Pearl
The origin of the name Maggie: English
Notes: Diminutive form for Margaret.
Who should name their dog Maggie? Sure your dog is still just a puppy, but she is an old soul, yes? Maggie, short for Margaret is a contemporary way to bring the old back around again! And when the time is right, Maggie may just even shorten itself to Mags.
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

8. Sophie

The meaning of the name Sophie: Wisdom
The origin of the name Sophie: French
Notes: Alternative spelling includes Sofie
Who should name their dog Sophie? If you’re a fan of French culture, Parisian food, jazz music, and Audrey Hepburn movies, then Sophie, or better yet, a bit more eclectic, Sofie, just might be the name you never knew you were looking for!
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

9. Chloe

The meaning of the name Chloe: Verdant And blooming
The origin of the name Chloe: Greek
Notes: The most common alternative spelling is Khloe. Other spellings include Cloe, Chloey, Chloie, Kloey, ad Kloe. The most common in nickname for Chloe is Chlo, pronounced with a long O sound, like low.
Who should name their dog Chloe? Chloe, or the more slang version of the name, Chlo, is a low maintenance, easy to remember and even easier to shout at the dog park kind of name. So if you’re not really one to fuss around and are just looking for a pretty, common name for your pup – then look no further.
Top 10 Female Dog Names and Their Origins

10. Bailey

The meaning of the name Bailey: Bailiff, Steward
The origin of the name Bailey: English
Notes: Alternative spellings include Bailee, Baily, Baili, Baley.
Who should name their dog Bailey? Do you like to sit and unwind with a book in the shade on a nice summer day? Of course you do! And what’s better than all of those things? Simple! All of those things with a nice glass of Baileys in hand. And if you can’t find a glass, well then there is no better substitute than a loving pup of the same name.
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