Dog Names

Adwar

African Luo name meaning hunt; look for; search for

Ankles

From the vocabulary word. Good name for a pet that nips at the ankles

Banjo

From the vocabulary word. Good turtle name?

Biscuit

Vocabulary word meaning 1) a small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda; 2) a thin, crisp cracker; 3) a cookie; 4) a pale brown color; 5) clay that has been fired but not glazed.

Brassie

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) resembling brass in color; 2) showy; flashy; 3) brazen; insolent. Variant: Brassy.

Bunky

Invented name meaning sleeps a lot

Buttercup

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a bright yellow flower; 2) a term of endearment. A good name for a canary.

Caddie

From the vocabulary word meaning attendant; one who does odd jobs Variant: Caddy.

Casablanca

Named after the place of the same name, meaning white house

Casada

An acronym for Close Air Support Alternative Design Analysis.

Cha-cha

From the name of a dance called the cha-cha.

Coco

Continental pet form of longer names starting with Co-. Might also be a variant of the word cocoa (the drink)

Cookie

1) a crisp cake made from sweetened dough; 2) slang for a person of a specified kind; 3) in computer science a collection of information stored on a local computer.

Crobh dearg

Myth name of a Celtic goddess of harvest, meaning red claws She is also known by the names Lasair and Lassar, meaning flame, Fhina, meaning wine, and Lasairiona, meaning flaming wine

Cubby

Vocabulary word meaning 1) a small room; a cubbyhole.

Daz

An acronym for Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung, GermAn Apothecary Newspaper

Destiny

Fate, fortune English name derived from the vocabulary word, itself from Latin destinare, meaning establish, make firm

Dewdrop

From the vocabulary word meaning a drop of dew

Diana

Roman myth name of a goddess of the moon and hunting, meaning divine, heavenly

Dilly

From the vocabulary word meaning slang for remarkable; extraordinary

Dinky

Vocabulary word meaning 1) of small size; tiny; miniscule; little.

Disco

Named after a popular dance called the disco.

Ducky

From the slang word meaning excellent or fine

Dudine

Feminine form of Dude, itself from the New York City slang word for a "fastidious man," but the word was originally used to refer to the devotees of the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and was later used by Westerners in reference to "city slickers (Dudes and Dudines)" from the East.

Earwig

1) an insect of the order Dermaptera; 2) one who attempts to influence by persistent confidential talk. Good name for a talking bird that talks a lot.

Fargo

A variant of Hungarian Vargo, itself a variant of Varga, an occupational surname meaning cobbler; shoemaker

Fascination

From the vocabulary word meaning bewitching; enchanting Also the name of a song.

Flopsy

Invented name meaning one who flops

Folly

Vocabulary word derived from Old French folie, from fol, meaning madman, insane person, itself from Latin follis, meaning bellows; leather bag, which in Vulgar Latin was used in reference to a windbag; empty-headed person

Footsie

From the vocabulary word meaning flirtatious foot-play Variant: Footsy.

Foxy

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) like a fox; 2) sly; clever; 3) slang word meaning sensual; sexy; 4) having a sharp flavor or aroma.

Gnash

From the vocabulary word meaning to grind or strike the teeth together; to bite

Grasshopper

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) an insect having long, powerful hind legs adapted for jumping; 2) a light airplane for scouting.

Hesper

Feminine form of Greek Hesperos, meaning evening star

Hinkley

Named after a California zip code.

Homey

From the vocabulary word meaning like home; comfortable; cozy

Honey

English name derived from the vocabulary word honey Also a term of endearment.

Hotstuff

Slang word meaning attractive; exciting; sexy

Hunter

English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning hunter

Jazz

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a style of music; 2) animation; enthusiasm; 3) nonsense; exaggeration; a lie. Variants: Jazzie, Jazzy.

Jeem

Acronym meaning Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology

Jiggy

An invented name meaning like a piece of a puzzle Variant: Jiggie.

Jingle

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) makes a tingling, ringing, or bell sound; 2) a catchy sound, rhyme or doggerel. Variant: Jingles.

Kaliska

Native American Miwok name meaning coyote chasing deer

Kasa

Native American Hopi name meaning dressed in furs

Katmandu

Probably from the Furry comic book Katmandu, itself from the name of the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, which may have been named after a pagoda carved from a single tree in 1596. The pagoda was called Kastha-Mandap, meaning temple of wood

Klepto

An abbreviated form of the vocabulary word kleptomaniac, meaning thief, itself from kleptein, to act secretly; to steal

Koosy

Invented name. Meaning unknown. Variant: Koosie.

Laika

Name of a famous Russian dog. Laika was launched aboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957 by the Soviet Union. She was the first living creature in space. There was no way to return Laika to earth so she died in space about a week after the launch. The name means "barker" in Russian.

Lingo

From the vocabulary word meaning language that is unfamiliar or unintelligible

Macaroni

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a pasta; 2) well-traveled; 3) a fop.

Mambo

From the name of a Latin American dance, itself from a Haitian Creole word meaning voodoo priestess

Manitoba

Named after a Province of south-central Canada, itself probably from the Cree word maniotwapow, meaning strait of the manitou (spirit)

Marea

The glistener A dog from mythology belonging to Icarius (variant of Icarus, but not the same character). As the story goes, Icarius was slain by some drunken peasants, who buried the body under a tree. His daughter Erigone searching for her father, was directed to the spot by the howling of Marea, and when she discovered the body she hung herself for grief. Icarius became the constellation Boötes, Erigone the constellation Virgo, and Marea the star Procyon, which rises in July, a little before the Dog-star.

Misty

English name derived from the vocabulary word, literally meaning dim, cloudy, vague The name invokes mental images of misty autumn mornings and hazy tropical islands.

Monsoon

From the vocabulary word for the southwestern wind that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer. The word ultimately derives from Arabic mawsim appropriate season (for a pilgrimage), from wasama, meaning he marked

Moony

Invented name meaning of or like the moon Variant: Moonie.

Mutty

Invented name meaning like a mutt or mongrel Variants: Muttie, Muttley, Muttly.

Nacho

Spanish pet form of Ignacio, possibly meaning "unknowing."

Napoli

From the Italian, meaning Naples, itself meaning new city

Nebula

From the astronomy term meaning a diffuse mass of interstellar dust and/or gas, itself from Latin nebule, meaning a cloud, mist

Nettie

English pet form of names ending with -nette.

Niggles

From the vocabulary word meaning is preoccupied with trifles or petty details; quibbles, carps

Norway

Northern way Named after the country in northern Europe, itself known as the Land of the Midnight Sun because it is located north of the Arctic Circle where the sun does not set during part of the Summer and where it remains dark for long periods during winter.

Nova

Native American Hopi name meaning chases butterflies Also a modern English name derived from Latin novus, meaning new

Pancake

From the vocabulary word meaning a thin cake made of batter and fried in hot grease Variants: Flapjack, Hotcake.

Pickles

From the vocabulary word meaning simply "pickles," a food that has been preserved in brine or vinegar.

Popsicle

From the vocabulary word meaning a flavored ice confection

Puck

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a disk used in hockey; 2) a mischievous sprite, goblin or hobgoblin.

Puddles

From the vocabulary word meaning simply puddles

Quinn

Chief; hound/wolf Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, itself from Gaelic Ó Coinn, meaning descendant of Conn

Raspberry

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a prickly fruit-bearing plant; 2) a derisive sound made by exhaling with the tongue extended.

Rio

River From the Spanish word meaning brook, stream

Rumba

From the name of a Cuban dance, itself from the Cuban Spanish word which originally meant carousal, spree Variant: Rhumba.

Rutabaga

From the vocabulary word meaning a thick bulbous root

Sensation

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a physical reaction to external stimuli; 2) a state of shock or surprise. The word ultimately derives from Late Latin sensatus, meaning "endowed with sense.

Sharama

Hindi myth name of a dog of dawn

Snickers

From the vocabulary word meaning a stifled laugh Variant: Sniggers.

Snowball

From the vocabulary word meaning a ball of snow; snowball

Snowflake

From the vocabulary word meaning a flake of snow
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