a liquor made from fermented mash of grain





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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Giving your dog an alcohol-inspired name could seem trashy, but the name Whiskey avoids this completely by carrying an image of class.

Whiskey is sipped, not devoured, and it's often associated with gentlemen and sophistication. The name raises a smile while still being elegant enough to take seriously.

Whiskey also has a deep, earthy brown color that makes this name very suitable for brown Labs, Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Shepherds and more.

Traits associated with the name Whiskey:

Dogs named Whiskey tend to be loving, strong-willed, industrious, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, friendship, and courage.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy a good drink!

Is Whiskey a good dog name?

Whiskey 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. Whiskey is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Whiskey is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Whiskey outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Whiskey was, in the past month, the 80th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Whiskey 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, Whiskey was viewed 196 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Whiskey is most adored in South Carolina, North Dakota and Vermont.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Whiskey:

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

Whiskey is found in these categories:

scottish dog names

Derived from Gaelic "uisce beatha", meaning "water of life".

famous dog names

Loved by liquor enthusiasts, it's a nod to spirited companionship.

brown dog names

Whiskey's warm hue matches their fur, and both pack a playful punch!

alcohol dog names

Whiskey is a popular beverage often consumed by adults.

hunting dog names

The association with outdoors, ruggedness, and tradition often linked to hunting culture.

movie dog names

A canine character in "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" shares this moniker.

country dog names

Whiskey is often associated with rural areas and cowboy culture, making it a popular choice for dog names.

Dog names like Whiskey:

Always sleeping.
Pleasant seaside meadow
An electrician
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
Grocery store chain.
Diminutive Form Of Alexander Or Sandra
Whiskey dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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OTS (Lagos, Nigeria)
I named my puppy Whiskey. She's very playful
December 25, 2023

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Vicky Stonerock (Ohio, United States)
I have a Rhodesian, Ridgeback and I named him whiskey he’s very smart, intelligent, and he knows his name his full name is whiskey River Stonerock
November 16, 2023

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Ximena (Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay)
My dog's name is Whiskey, he's a black Doberman, we named him all the names we liked, and my husband went to serve a whiskey and named him and raised his ears and we named him that's how nice it's happened to us.
February 07, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Lila (England, United Kingdom)
I was gonna name my dog whiskey, but sadly my dads an alcoholic so bit awks lol
September 29, 2022

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Joan Jose (Kerala)
Whiskey is my adorably GSD pup's name 🤩
December 27, 2021

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