Emily P. Contributor

Star is a stellar dog name, literally! It's a nod to our favorite celestial bodies, and who doesn't love a good astronomy reference? Plus, it's a shout-out to pop culture icons like Star Wars or Star Trek. Your dog could be the next Jedi or Starfleet captain! Etymologically, 'Star' means 'light-giving', perfect for a pup who lights up your life. Historically, stars have been used for navigation, so maybe your Star will have an uncanny sense of direction. And let's face it, every dog is a superstar in their owner's eyes. So, why not make it official with the name Star?

Traits associated with the name Star:

Dogs named Star tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

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

Naming your dog Star suggests that you have a creative and imaginative side. You may also be drawn to the idea of exploring the unknown and having a sense of adventure.

Is Star a good dog name?

Star is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Star 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 Star is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Star was, in the past month, the 289th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Star 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, Star was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Star is most adored in New Jersey, Washington and New Mexico.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Iowa and Delaware.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Star:

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

Star is found in these categories:

nature dog names

Stars are celestial bodies that light up the night sky.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the Lassie-era, its popularity has since waned significantly.

winter dog names

Stars are often associated with cold, clear nights and holiday decorations.

celestial dog names

Astronomy enthusiasts often name their pups after heavenly bodies.

cute dog names

Shining celestial bodies inspire whimsical, endearing monikers for our pets.

Dog names like Star:

First Explorer
Shade From Sun
To move in a light springy manner. to escape secretly in haste.
hit hard
Stingy or pointed.
a job in an organization
Star dog name meaning

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