Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abby

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Ambrosia

Immortal

Greek

Amity

Friendship, harmony

Latin

Angel

Heavenly messenger

Greek

Asha

Alive and well

Arabic

Asta

Star-like; love

Scandinavian

Astra

Star

Latin

Athena

Wise

Greek

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Belle

Beautiful

French

Birdie

Bright, famous; little bird

German

Blossom

Flower-like

English

Bonnie

Fine, attractive, pretty

Scottish

Breezy

Windy

English

Bruna

Brown-skinned, brown-haired

Latin

Buffy

God is my oath

English

Callisto

Beautiful

Greek

Capri

Italian

Cassie

“The purified one,” in allusion to the plant cassia whose medicinal properties are laxative, but ultimately from the Greek kathairein, to cleanse.

English

Cherry

Cherry fruit

Modern

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Cinnamon

Cinnamon tree

Greek

Cleo

“The celebrated one,” from the Greek kleo, make known or famous.

Greek

Clover

“She who clings lovingly.” From a Germanic base meaning “to adhere.” An allusion to the adhesive property of clover sap.

English

Coco

Shortened form of Co- names

English

Cookie

Sweet Biscuit

English

Cricket

Loud Insect of the Night

American

Dahlia

Dahlia flower

Scandinavian

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Daphne

Laurel

Greek

Dasha

Gift of God

Greek

DeeDee

Swarthy; broken-hearted, sorrowful; pleasure, delight; divine

Welsh

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Demi

Half

French

Diamond

Of high value; brilliant

English

Dixie

Tenth

French

Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

Doxie

Good thought

Greek

Duna

Dark, swarthy

Irish

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Ember

Smoldering coal

English

Emerald

Precious gemstone

Spanish

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Essie

Star; myrtle leaf

Persian

Evadne

Well, good

Greek

Everly

From the boar meadow

English

Faith

Devotion

English

Fala

A Crow

Native American

Fifi

A short form of Fifine, which is a French diminutive of Josephine.

French

Fleur

Flower

French

Flower

Blossom

French

Gem

Gem, jewel

Latin

Gemini

Twin

Greek

Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

Gigi

Farmer

French

Grace

Gracious one

English

Gracie

Graceful

English

Hailey

Hay meadow

English

Halo

Divine Aura

Greek

Happy

Cheerful, lighthearted

English

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Haven

Safe place

English

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

Heidi

Noble one

German

Holly

The holly tree

English

Honey

Nectar

English

Hope

Desire to be

English

Indie
Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jasmine

Jasmine flower

Persian

Jolie

Pretty

French

Josie

God will increase

English

Journey

Traveling to another place

English

Jovie

Joyful

American

Joy

Happiness

Latin

Juliet

Youthful and downy

English

Juna
June

Month of June

Latin

Katana

Sword

Japanese

Kenna

Greatest champion

Welsh

Kenzi
Kinsley

King’s clearing

English

Kora

Maiden

Greek

Lady

Bread kneader

English

Lala

Tulip

Slavic

Laney

Path, roadway

English

Layla

Night

Arabic

Lily

Lily flower

English

Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

Lolly

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lottie

A variant spelling of Lotty.

French

Love

Love, affection

English

Lovely
Lucy

Of the light

English

Luna

The moon

Latin

Macy

Weapon

French

Margo

Pearl

French

Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

Merryl

Shining sea

English

Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

Milan

From the middle of the plain

Latin

Miley

Smiley

American

Mina

Love

German

Mindie

English

Molly

Of the sea

English

Monroe

From the Hill

Irish

Moxie
Nala

Successful

African

Nava

Lovely

Hebrew

Navy

Military at sea

English

Nixie

Water sprite

German

Nola

“A little bell,” in allusion to the commune of Nola, in Campania, Italy, where bells of excellent quality were first made.

Irish

Nova

New

Latin

Nyla

One who achieves

Arabic

Okie
Paisley

Church

Scottish

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Penny

Greek

Peony

Praisegiving

Greek

Pepper

Pepper spice

English

Perdita

Lost

Latin

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Piper

Pipe player

English

Pippa

An Italian diminutive form of Philippa.

Greek

Pixie

Fairy

Irish

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin

Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

Posy

Small Flower

English

Queen

Queen

English

Queenie

Queen

English

Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

Rani

She is singing; queen

Indian (Sanskrit)

Raven

Raven

English

Red

Red Haired

English

Reese

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Reign

Rule, Sovereign

English

Remey

From Rheims

French

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

Roxie

Dawn

Persian

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Rumi

Beauty

Japanese

Ruthie

Friend, companion

Hebrew

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Sasha

A short variant form, regarded as Russian, of Alexandra.

Russian

Scarlett

Shade of red

English

Scout

To listen

French

Sevyn
Shadow

Shade

English

Sheba

Promise

Hebrew

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

Star

Celestial body

English

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Sugar

Sweet Crystal Spice

American

Sunny

Sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament

English

Sweetie
Tala
Tasha

Born on Christmas

Russian

Tessa

Harvest

Greek

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Tinsley

Tynni's hill

English

Tovah

God is good; beautiful Thor; good

Hebrew

Trixie

Blessed and happy

Latin

Uma

Do not; flax or turmeric

Indian (Sanskrit)

Veda

Knowledge, wisdom

Indian (Sanskrit)

Whitley

White meadow

English

Willow

Willow tree

English

Xena

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xola

Stay in Peace

African

Zoe

Life

Greek

Zoey

Life

Greek

Zola

Lump of earth

Italian

Zuri

Beautiful

African

Zylah

Naming your dog isn’t always a walk in a park. Is she more of a Ruby or a Raven? An Abby or an Athena? There are countless options to explore. We’ve rounded up girl dog names to make the process a little easier. Let’s review some highlights together.

The most popular girl dog names mirror the top baby girl names in many ways. Bella, Luna, and Lucy are by far the most common monikers at the dog park but also appear regularly in birth announcements. It’s no surprise that pup parents are borrowing these names for doggos, as they’re easy to say, making training easier. Zoe, Lily, and Stella are not far behind in pup popularity and are also high on the baby name charts. Their common canine counterparts Daisy, Lola, Bailey, and Molly aren’t as frequently used on humans but are enjoying a modern revival as energetic names continue to trend.

Layla, Chloe, and Sophie are other popular girl names that work well on our four-legged friends. Nova is another contender picking up steam, though we caution using any name with “no” in it, as this can be confusing to pups if you use “no” as a command to discourage behaviors. Astra, Nava, and Tovah have a similar feel without the “no” sound.

Opting for less popular names is a great way to end up with something unique. Uncommon girl dog names include Halle, Hadley, and Vada. They’re well-known yet not super popular, helping them stand out at the dog park. Mylah, Indie, and Capri also pair well with commands.

If you’d prefer female dog names that aren’t traditional people names, word options are where to look. You can opt for the royal titles that are always popular, like Queen, Princess, and Duchess, or virtuous terms, like Grace and Hope. Some pup parents enjoy monikers that describe their pup’s personality, like Happy, Love, and Sweetie, while others like appearance-based names, like Red and Shadow.

Browse our collection of girl dog names and see what mutt-tastic monikers we’ve retrieved. You might find a favorite.