Victorious Protector






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Bowie fans, rejoice. We wouldn't create a dog name website without adding the name Ziggy to it, don't you worry!

Ziggy has become a time-honored classic when it comes to dog names, with its zesty zing and clear nod to the icon Ziggy Stardust. It's perfect for a dog with a vibrant personality and a penchant for stealing the limelight.

A lesser known fact perhaps is that Ziggy is a diminutive of Zigmund, meaning "victorious protector" in Old German. So, if your pooch is a brave guardian with a dash of rockstar flair, Ziggy might just be the name to beat.

If you ask me, Ziggy is quirky, it's fun, and it's got a cool history. It's the name that's always ready for an encore!

Traits associated with the name Ziggy:

Dogs named Ziggy tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

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

Naming your dog Ziggy suggests that you have a creative and unique personality. You may also have an appreciation for music, as Ziggy is a reference to the iconic musician David Bowie.

Is Ziggy a good dog name?

Ziggy 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. Ziggy 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 Ziggy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ziggy was, in the past month, the 181st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Ziggy 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, Ziggy was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Ziggy is most adored in Michigan, Nebraska and New Mexico.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Massachusetts, Alaska and Kansas.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Ziggy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Dachshund
  4. Poodle
  5. German Shepherd

Ziggy is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Playful sound and homage to David Bowie's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.

military dog names

Derived from "sieg", a German word for victory, often associated with armed forces.

Dog names like Ziggy:

Gift of God/Grace.
quick and energetic
Sly, Fox
Nothing, Empty
Bright, shining star.
Ziggy dog name meaning

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Pat Sieger (Pennsylvania, United States)
Love the name.I have a 13 month old chocolate lab named Ziggy I named him after the little boy on the showBig Little Lies. I heard that name and said that’s what my dogs name is going to be!
September 14, 2023

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