Adopt a new family dog and you’ll have a lot of cuddles (and hijinks) in your future. But one of the best parts of getting a new pet is picking the perfect name. You can go in 101 different directions when it comes to dog names — all them as equally cute and wonderful as your little lady — and there’s no shortage of inspiration.
These female dog name ideas range from the most popular (you can’t get more classic than Lucy or Bailey) to the more unique (how about Mochi or Jo?) — a little something for every kind of personality. We’ve drawn inspiration from food and pop culture to make sure you have your pick of every type of name.
You’ll also want to consider the potential nicknames of course. A whopping 81% of dog owners use them, a recent survey found. Check out these cute girl dog name ideas to get your brainstorm started. We know your little girl will love whichever one you choose.
Most Popular Female Dog Names
You might not have the only Bella at the dog park. These female names topped the charts in 2019, according to Rover.com.
Cute Girl Dog Names
There’s no animal cuter than your new doggo. Give her one of these precious names that are perfect for any pint-sized pup.
Unique Dog Names
Your pup is one of a kind — so why not pick a moniker as unusual as she is?
Look to the kitchen for 100% adorable name inspiration.
- Mai Tai
Pop Culture Names
A third of pet owners have named their dog after a character from a TV show, video game, movie, or book, Rover.com found (versus 12% for a food and only 5% for a place). Pay homage to an iconic role with one of these famous names:
- Arya (Game of Thrones)
- Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
- Dixie (Because of Winn-Dixie)
- Eleven (Stranger Things)
- Eloise (Eloise)
- Ginny (Harry Potter)
- Holly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
- Jo (Little Women)
- Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
- Leia (Star Wars)
- Marley (Marley & Me)
- Nana (Peter Pan)
- Perdita (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
- Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
- Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)
Funny Girl Dog Names
- Fluffernutter (Fluff)
- Mary Puppins
- Mimosa (Mimi)
- Lisa Vanderpup
- Virginia Woof
- Bon Bon
- Sarah Jessica Barker