Ralph

Male

Meaning

Wolf Counsel

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ræf/

Traits associated with the name Ralph:

Dogs named Ralph tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Ralph suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It also suggests that you are creative and enjoy thinking outside the box.

Is Ralph a good dog name?

Ralph is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Ralph 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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Ralph is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ralph was, in the past month, the 364th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of March 2024, Ralph 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 PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Ralph was viewed 105 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Ralph is most adored in Rhode Island, South Carolina and New York.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Ralph:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Maltese
  5. Dachshund

Famous dogs named Ralph:

  • television icon A mutt named Ralph featured in the television show The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs.

Ralph is found in these categories:

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Old Norse, commonly used in Scotland.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in the 50s, this canine moniker echoes vintage charm and nostalgia.

british dog names
british

Associated with classic literature and traditional British male naming.

Dog names like Ralph:

Roy
Red
Shield Wolf
Wise protector.
Rex
King
Brave Ruler
Island Of Garlic
Ralph dog name meaning

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Brayden wheat (Virginia, United States)
The reason I named my dog Ralph because he was a runt of the German Shepard pack and we decided that but really I decided that because people were I named him before I got him so he knows and he is six months old and weighes like 60 pounds
February 28, 2024

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Eva (New South Wales, Australia)
A We most got a dog and it’s a toy poodle and we love then name. If we don’t call him Ralph we call him ralphie
May 22, 2023

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Ralph (England, United Kingdom)
My current and first dog is named Ralph, he is an apricot miniature cockapoo aged 4. The story behind picking the name is really quite simple, one night when I was 10 years old I was watching horrid Henry, as you do🤣, then as the character “rude Ralph” appeared on the screen i went rushing down to tell my parents how great of a dog name Ralph would be. And now at 14 I have no regrets and still to this day adore the name Ralph just due to the fact it’s short and snappy but also has personality behind it.
August 08, 2022

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My previous dog was named Ralph, he was a Pomeranian. He acquired his name on the night we got him. My girlfriend and I witnessed him being abused by his owners on multiple occasions so one night we jumped their fence and saved him. While we were running my girlfriend said " I think I'm gonna Ralph" my reply was " who's Ralph"? RAlph live 11 more wonderful spoiled years and passed away at 16 (Ohio, United States)
My previous dog was named Ralph, he was a Pomeranian. He acquired his name on the night we got him. My girlfriend and I witnessed him being abused by his owners on multiple occasions so one night we jumped their fence and saved him. While we were running my girlfriend said " I think I'm gonna Ralph" my reply was " who's Ralph"? RAlph live 11 more wonderful spoiled years and passed away at 16. My present pom is Lenny .
March 29, 2022

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Paula (England, United Kingdom)
I choose the name Ralph for my gorgeous black Labrador
January 15, 2022

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