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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Traditional Dog Names For Girls

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

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Traditional Dog Names: Stats


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

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

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