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Emily P. Contributor

Foxy, a dog name that's both sassy and classy! It's a nod to the cunning and playful nature of foxes, perfect for your clever canine. It's also a cheeky wink to the 70s disco queen, Foxy Brown, ideal for a pup with a groovy strut. Etymologically, it's derived from Old English 'fox', symbolizing a crafty, quick thinker. So, if your dog is a smart, sassy, disco-dancing diva, Foxy is the name to beat. Plus, who wouldn't want to introduce their dog saying, "Meet Foxy, the canine embodiment of disco and wit!"

Traits associated with the name Foxy:

Dogs named Foxy tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

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

It suggests that you have a creative and adventurous spirit, and that you appreciate the beauty of nature.

Is Foxy a good dog name?

Foxy 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. Foxy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Foxy is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Foxy outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Foxy was, in the past month, the 217th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Foxy 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Foxy was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Foxy is most adored in Mississippi, Georgia and Ohio.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Nebraska and Maine.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Foxy:

  1. Pomeranian
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Chow Chow
  5. Siberian Husky

Foxy is found in these categories:

animal dog names

Foxy references a cunning, sly creature, reminiscent of canines.

Gangster Dog Names

Sly as a fox, she's got that street-smart, rule-bending vibe.

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery of a sly, adorable fox from popular folklore.

sassy dog names

Foxy implies cleverness, mischief, and a dash of allure.

funny dog names

Plays on sly fox traits, evoking humor and clever canine antics.

playful dog names

The term suggests slyness and mischief, often associated with playful behavior in dogs.

Dog names like Foxy:

Caprice, whim or illusion.
From the fern-covered clearing
Fair-haired hero
Free or truthful; from France.
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Short for barnacle.
Foxy dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of foxy is a good name for a dog that looks like a fox.
January 27, 2024

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Foxie (Alabama, United States)
Foxie chooses to have her name spelled with a ie instead of using the letter y at the end. I guess that is the independent part in her. She is Flying Fur 2
March 30, 2022

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