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!

Whiskey is found in these categories:


  • Whiskey ranks #106 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Whiskey ranks #439 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Whiskey ranks #264 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

Most popular breeds named Whiskey:

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

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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

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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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