Traits associated with the name Tess:

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

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

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of literature, as Tess is the title character of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Is Tess a good dog name?

Tess is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Tess isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Tess is found in these categories:


  • Tess ranks #777 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Tess ranks #548 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Tess ranks #385 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

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Dog names like Tess:

Noble; patrician.
Belief, confidence
Treasurer; clever.
Gentle strength
Fictional literary character Mary Poppins, a nanny.
Tess dog name meaning

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