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
  • A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
  • 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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How popular are Traditional Dog Names?

Traditional Dog Names currently rank in 14th place out of all categories.

As of April 2024, traditional dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation for this category, which suggests its popularity could be seasonal or based on cultural events.

Which are the cutest and most unique Traditional Dog Names?

These traditional dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Teddy is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is King.

Coffee scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Max.

How does interest compare across the United States for Traditional Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing Traditional Dog Names.

The states that love traditional dog names the most are Wyoming, South Carolina and Alabama.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in South Dakota, Virginia and Kansas.

Which countries have the most love for Traditional Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of traditional dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE traditional dog names are Germany, Luxembourg and Iceland.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Guatemala, Bolivia and Ecuador.

tags: conventional, orthodox, common