Intelligent Dog Names

Got an intelligent breed or just an all-out smarty pants for a dog? Name them something smart to reflect their dazzling intelligence.

Intelligent Dog Names

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Intelligent Dog Names For Girls

  • Smart in Turkish.
  • Alexander bell invented telephone.
  • Woman to fly across atlantic ocean.
  • Persian goddess of water.
  • The goddess of war, strategy and wisdom in roman mythology
  • Glorious, intelligent in German and Danish.
  • Bright ing intelligent.
  • Looks and brains.
  • Clever.
  • Woman to win a Nobel Prize.
  • Nugget of wisdom.
  • Small valley or glen
  • Hindu goddess of power and intelligence.
  • Warrior of intelligence.
  • Woman of great understanding.
  • Physicist and all-around nice guy.
  • Intelligent, wise, knowledgeable
  • Smart.
  • Oath, pledge
  • Small intelligent one in Spanish.
  • Short for Stephen Hawking.
  • Intelligent in Ireland.
  • Cheerful, merry
  • Hue
    Lilly and intelligence in Vietnamese.
  • Discovered the motion of planets.
  • Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, peacemaker.
  • Intelligent.
  • Wise and intelligent.
  • Lisa Simpson, the smart Simpson.
  • A society for geniuses.
  • Knowledge and wisdom.
  • Goddess of wisdom in roman mythology
  • Jimmy neutron, boy genius.
  • Fig newton
  • Steven Novella, smart neurologist.
  • Clever
  • A procedural programming language.
  • Actress and talk show host.
  • Insight, wisdom, and intelligence.
  • President Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica.
  • Fairy tale
  • Brilliance and intelligence.
  • Smart and shrewd.
  • Wise in Irish.
  • Small, round chocolate candy; colloquial for an intelligent person.
  • Wisdom.
  • Refers to the curious scientist
  • Denotes intelligence on Japanese.
  • Wise friend.
  • Wisdom, distinction, and discrimination.
  • Genius or to move with a rush and a sound.
  • Has common sense.
  • Having an intelligent sense of humor.
  • Pure and intelligent.

Intelligent Dog Names meaning Intelligence For Girls

Crafty Dog Names For Girls

  • Jimmy neutron, boy genius.
  • Cheerful, merry
  • Hue
    Lilly and intelligence in Vietnamese.
  • treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
  • Wisdom, distinction, and discrimination.
  • Widely respected Agatha Christie character
  • A girl who is curious and wants to discover the world
  • Denotes intelligence on Japanese.
  • Having an intelligent sense of humor.
  • laugh nervously
  • Native American for beautiful
  • Wise and intelligent.

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Our guide to the best intelligent dog names

Dogs are pretty damn smart. It’s one thing to learn a wide variety of tasks and commands, and understand human communication. But dogs excel over other species in the way they’re able to understand and interpret human emotions, and even assist people with disabilities.

Studies have shown that dogs have cognitive abilities similar to those of a 2-year-old child, and some breeds are considered to be more intelligent than others. One of the most magical things about having a dog is just marveling at their intelligence. And if you have a Golden Retriever, Border Collie or another smartass breed, one of these intelligent dog names might be just too good to resist.

For female dogs, we think Curie is an adorable name for a pup, and is inspired by the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie.

If mythology appeals to you, why not name your girl after the Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva? It might sound like a mouthful at first, but you get the opportunity to give your pup a nickname – Minnie! And finally, if you’d prefer something a bit more exotic, Sana is a beautiful female name that means “brilliance and intelligence”.

Intelligent Dog Names: Stats


As of March 2023, intelligent dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Athena is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of intelligent dog names for girl dogs.

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