Shell

Female

Meaning

Hard outer covering of an animal

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/ʃɛl/

Traits associated with the name Shell:

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

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

Naming your dog Shell may suggest that you have an affinity for the ocean and the natural world. It could also suggest that you have a creative side and enjoy finding unique names for your pets.

Is Shell a good dog name?

Shell is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Shell 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

4,468
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2,998
New York City Dog Name Database
3,328
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Shell was, in the past month, the 5422nd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Shell 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, Shell was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Shell is most adored in District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Shell:

  1. Australian Shepherd
  2. Smooth Fox Terrier

Shell is found in these categories:

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References tech lingo, echoing a computer's command-line interface.

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