Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Missy is a pawfect dog name, a nod to the hip-hop queen Missy Elliott, promising a pup with rhythm and sass. It's also a classic Southern term of endearment, hinting at a dog with charm and manners. Etymologically, Missy means 'bee' in Hebrew, so it's ideal for a busy, buzzing fur-friend. Plus, it's a name that's easy to call out in the dog park, and let's face it, who wouldn't want their dog to be a 'misdemeanor' with a heart of gold? So, if you're after a name with a mix of pop culture, charm, and energy, Missy is a top pick!

Traits associated with the name Missy:

Dogs named Missy tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Missy suggests that you have a fun and playful personality. It also suggests that you are creative and enjoy coming up with unique names.

Is Missy a good dog name?

Missy 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. Missy 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

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Naming your dog Missy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Missy was, in the past month, the 328th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of March 2024, Missy is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

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

In the past week, Missy was viewed 109 times, and liked 5 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Missy is most adored in Nebraska, New Hampshire and District of Columbia.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Missy:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Famous dogs named Missy:

  • film icon A st. bernard named Missy played a role in the movie Beethoven's 2nd.

Missy is found in these categories:

tough dog names

Contrasts their fierce nature with a deceivingly sweet moniker.

british dog names

Commonly used in UK as informal term for young girl.

cute dog names

Evokes a playful, endearing vibe, often linked to small, lovable pups.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 70s, this canine moniker echoes disco balls and bell-bottoms.

Dog names like Missy:

Diminutive Form Of Mildred Or Millicent
Of The Sea Or Bitter
Song Thrush
Of The Sea Or Bitter
Missy dog name meaning

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