Think of all the people you know. Unless they legally sought
a name change, no one has had the opportunity to name themselves. The name-giving
task is left to our guardians, and not everyone is lucky in the selection.
When it comes right down to it, it’s really no different for
our dogs. They don’t get a say in what they’re named, and it’s unfortunate,
especially when a name can mean so much. Think of it this way: does it really
seem like a great idea to name a pit bull Brutus when there is already a
negative (and incorrect) stereotype about the breed? We make a lot of
assumptions based on a name. You’ll want your pet’s
dog collars to reflect a name you can
both be proud of. Here is a brand new list of 50 dog names fit for that special
furry friend in your life.
Alfie: “Wise.” Origin—English
Amos: “Carried by God.” Origin—Hebrew
Angus: “One strength.” Origin—Gaelic
Anita: “Grace.” Origin—Spanish
Archer: “Bowman.” Origin—English
Argus: “Watchful guardian.” Origin—Greek
Arys: A town in Poland.
Aspen: A poplar tree.
Astrid: “Divinely beautiful.” Origin—Norse
Astro: Relating to celestial matter.
Atta: Short form for a compliment. As in “attagirl,” or “attaboy.”
Atticus: Popularized after Harper Lee’s character Atticus Finch .
Avery: “Ruler of the elves.” Origin--English
Axle: A spindle or rod used for repairs.
Banjo: A stringed musical instrument.
Banksy: Named for the street artist who paints political and moral messages on public buildings.
Bao: “Creative.” Origin—Chinese
Barclay: “Where birches grow.” Origin(s): English and Scottish
Bardot: The joining of the surnames ‘Harlow’ and ‘Boreanaz.’ Origin—French
Basil: “Regal.” Origin—Greek
Beckett: “Bee Cottage.” Origin(s) English and Irish
Bodhi: “Awakening, enlightenment.” Origin—Sanskrit
Bowie: “Blond.” Origin—Scottish
Bruce: “From the brushwood thicket.” Origin(s)—English, French and Scottish
Bryce: “Speckled or freckled.” Origin—Scottish
Buck: “Male deer.” Origin—English
Cecil: “Blind.” Origin—Latin
Clementine: “Mild, merciful.” Origin(s)—French and Latin
Clifford: “Lives near the ford by the cliff.” Origin—English
Cora: “Maiden.” Origin—Greek
Cormac: “Charioteer.” Origin—Irish
Cosmo: “Order, beauty.” Origin—Italian
Crockett: “Large curl.” Origin—English
Dante: “Enduring.” Origin--Latin
Dottie: “Gift of God.” Origin—English
Emmett: “Universal.” Origin(s)—English and German
Evie: “Life.” Origin—Hebrew
Fergus: “Man of force.” Origin(s)—Irish and Scottish
Fleur: “Flower.” Origin—French
Floyd: “Gray-haired.” Origin—Welsh
Freya: “A noble woman.” Origin—Norse
Frieda: “Peacelful ruler.” Origin—German
Harlow: “Army.” Origin—English
Hermes: “The messenger of God.” Origin—Greek
Hodor: “Hold the door.” Origin—Game of Thrones fictional universe.
Ira: “Watchful one.” Origin—Hebrew
Iris: “Rainbow.” Origin—Greek
Jagger: “Carter.” Origin—English
Luca: “Man from Lucania.”
There is much to be found in a name. A name’s significance can be in its very definition, such as in the names listed above. A name can take inspiration from someone or something that made an impact on your life, just as your furry companion will. What matters is that you give your pup a name with significance; he’ll feel it every time you call.