Traditional Dog Names

If you want to give your dog a time-honored, classic name, look no further. Here's a list of the best traditional dog names.

Traditional Dog Names

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All Traditional Dog Names

  • Meaning: Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
  • Meaning: A thief.
  • Meaning: Beautiful; short for Isabella.
  • Meaning: Dark-furred pet cat.
  • Meaning: A legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night. Also a small square of rich chocolate cake.
  • Meaning: Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
  • Meaning: Tough guy; a man of great strength.
  • Meaning: Short for "champion".
  • Meaning: Free man
  • Meaning: Daphnis and chloe, is an ancient greek novel
  • Meaning: The Spice
  • Meaning: Powdered Chocolate
  • Meaning: Helpful
  • Meaning: a medium brown to dark-brown color
  • Meaning: move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  • Meaning: Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
  • Meaning: Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • Meaning: Loyal
  • Meaning: like down or as soft as down
  • Meaning: a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
  • Meaning: Reddish Orange Color
  • Meaning: Made Of Gold
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious
  • Meaning: The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
  • Meaning: A master criminal in dc comics' batman.
  • Joy
    Meaning: Joy
  • Meaning: Ruler
  • Meaning: a woman of refinement
  • Meaning: Sorrows
  • Meaning: Fortunate
  • Meaning: Light
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Max
    Meaning: Greatest
  • Meaning: Of The Sea Or Bitter
  • Meaning: eat intermittently; take small bites of
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Meaning: Royal Son
  • Meaning: A daughter of a monarch.
  • Meaning: Fun and sassy.
  • Red
    Meaning: Red Haired
  • Rex
    Meaning: King
  • Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • Meaning: an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
  • Meaning: Always slow-moving.
  • Meaning: Princess
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Sarah
  • Meaning: one who is playfully mischievous
  • Meaning: Small light mode of transportation.
  • Meaning: First Explorer
  • Meaning: shabby and untidy
  • Meaning: Shade From Sun
  • Meaning: hit hard
  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Meaning: An electrician
  • Meaning: characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
  • Meaning: a job in an organization
  • Meaning: Gift of god
  • Meaning: very small
  • Meaning: God Is Good
  • Wag
    Meaning: move from side to side

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Traditional Dog Names: Stats


As of September 2023, traditional dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were six months ago.

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