Nessie

Female

Meaning

a large aquatic animal supposed to resemble a serpent or plesiosaur of Loch Ness in Scotland

Origin

Scottish

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛsi/

Traits associated with the name Nessie:

Dogs named Nessie tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, beauty, and empathy.

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

Naming your dog Nessie suggests that you have an appreciation for mythical creatures and a sense of whimsy. It also suggests that you have a creative and imaginative side.

Is Nessie a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nessie was, in the past month, the 755th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Nessie 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, Nessie was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Nessie is most adored in Idaho, Maryland and Massachusetts.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Nebraska and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Nessie:

  1. Collie
  2. Shetland Sheepdog
  3. West Highland White Terrier
  4. Scottish Terrier

Nessie is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Loch Ness Monster's playful nickname adds whimsy to your furry friend.

scottish dog names
scottish

A nickname for the Loch Ness Monster, a famous Scottish legend.

funny dog names
funny

Loch Ness Monster reference adds humor to canine monikers.

flower dog names
flower

Nessie is derived from "nasturtium," a type of plant.

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Nessie dog name meaning

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