100+ of The Best Female Dog Names in 2021

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You've adopted a new pup but you're having some trouble deciding on the right name. That's okay, we're here to help. We have a wide variety of ideas bound to fit the personality and temperament of your pooch. Some of the following choices are the most popular at the moment, others tend toward the unique, the cute, even names that incorporate pop culture, food, and more. 

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What Should I Name My Female Puppy?

The thing to remember about naming your female puppy is not to rush it. Unless you have a specific moniker in mind  for your new arrival, you should take some time to get to know your pup before choosing one. Before long, your female puppy will start to display personality attributes that will inspire you to come up with the perfect name. 

Here are some other factors to keep in mind as you weigh your options. 

Getting Your Dog's Attention

A name that has hard consonants and uses only one to two syllables is preferable for not only ensuring your dog hears her name when called but also pays heed when you speak it. Longer names with three or even four syllables don't have the same punch for attracting and keeping a dog's attention. 

Confused Commands

Names that sound similar to standard basic commands can be confusing for your dog. Any name that sounds like “sit”, “heel”, “come”, and “no”, will have your dog wondering if you're calling her name or issuing a command to obey. This can make it very challenging to train your pup.

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Most Popular Female Dog Names

The following are the most popular names for female dogs. You might find the name you like best among this list or come across a few that inspire your creative process:

  • Daisy
  • Lucy
  • Bella
  • Penny
  • Ginger
  • Roxy
  • Riley
  • Lilly
  • Princess
  • Sally
  • Gypsy
  • Paisley
  • Winnie
  • Mia
  • Josie
  • Misty
  • Bailey
  • Holly
  • Ada
  • Baby
  • Buffy
  • Pippa
  • Barley
  • Ella
  • Nova
  • Onyx
  • Tess
  • Trixie
  • Luna
  • Bibi
  • Goldie
  • Jojo
  • Sienna
  • Jessie
  • Darla
  • Sydney
  • Astra
  • Colby
  • Nina
  • Skye
  • Dottie
  • Tia
  • Shelby

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Unique Girl Dog Names 

What are some unique names for dogs, you ask? Consider these interesting and uncommon options for your female pooch:

  • Koda
  • Shandy
  • Mimosa
  • Zadi
  • Pia
  • Scout
  • Nala
  • Echo
  • Delilah
  • Marilu
  • Zelda
  • Storm
  • Sugar
  • Cora
  • Diamond
  • Kira
  • Sakara
  • Izzy
  • Gerty
  • Milky
  • Indigo
  • Tahoe
  • Purdy
  • Olga
  • Odessa
  • Kazoo
  • Zip
  • Ruby

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Fun Pop Culture Dog Names

Be it a favorite TV show, favorite movie, a comic book property, or a beloved  popular personality, there are nearly countless options out there to fit your pup:

  • Clarice
  • Ripley
  • Elvira
  • Toto
  • Xena
  • Farrah
  • Hermione
  • Beyonce
  • Dolly
  • Billie
  • Gamora
  • Wanda
  • Rousey
  • Harley
  • Juno
  • Lassie
  • Lucy
  • Katniss
  • Furiosa
  • Leia
  • Rey
  • Scarlett
  • Trinity
  • Lara
  • Thelma
  • Louise

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Cute Girl Dog Names

We all think our pup is the cutest, how about giving your female dog a name that reflects this fact: 

  • Mitzi
  • Gigi
  • Anna
  • Bambi
  • Bonnie
  • Rose
  • Cricket
  • Piper
  • Daisy
  • River
  • Sandy
  • Lady
  • London
  • Kiki
  • Dixie

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Female Dog Names Based on Foods

Sometimes the best name for your pooch can be a favorite food. Take a bite out of one of these options:

These names are just a start. There are hundreds more out there and we hope you find a name that fits your pup best from these lists. If not, keep thinking and keep watching your pup for some kind of signal to inspire your creative juices to flow. You'll find the best name before you know it! 

Looking for more puppy tips, tricks, and inspiration? Check out our other articles on the Two Tails Blog!

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