Decoy

Unisex

Meaning

a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

Origin

Dutch

Pronunciation

/dɪˈkɔɪ/

Traits associated with the name Decoy:

Dogs named Decoy tend to be loving, strong-willed, industrious, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Decoy?

That you have a creative and unique sense of humor.

Is Decoy a good dog name?

Decoy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Decoy isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

2,111
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2,425
New York City Dog Name Database
2,667
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Decoy is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Decoy was, in the past month, the 2691st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Decoy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Decoy was viewed 12 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Decoy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Decoy is most adored in West Virginia, District of Columbia and New Jersey.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in North Carolina, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Decoy.

Most popular breeds named Decoy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Flat-Coated Retriever

Decoy is found in these categories:

hunting dog names
hunting

Decoy refers to a lure or bait used in hunting, making it a fitting name for a hunting dog.

Dog names like Decoy:

Longing
Leader, commander, governor of a province
Little old sword
The Allies
A god or goddess
Sanskrit for 'law
Decoy dog name meaning

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