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 Boys

  • Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
  • A thief.
  • 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".
  • Tough guy; a man of great strength.
  • Short for "champion".
  • Free man
  • The Spice
  • Powdered Chocolate
  • Helpful
  • a medium brown to dark-brown color
  • move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  • 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.
  • Ruler
  • Fortunate
  • Max
  • 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.
  • Royal Son
  • Red
    Red Haired
  • Rex
  • Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
  • Always slow-moving.
  • one who is playfully mischievous
  • Small light mode of transportation.
  • First Explorer
  • shabby and untidy
  • Shade From Sun
  • hit hard
  • An electrician
  • characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
  • a job in an organization
  • Gift of god
  • very small
  • God Is Good
  • Wag
    move from side to side

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How popular are Traditional Dog Names?

Traditional Dog Names currently rank in 11th place out of all categories.

As of February 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 South Carolina, Alabama and Illinois.

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 Luxembourg, Malta and Guernsey.

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

tags: conventional, orthodox, common

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