Girl Dog Names: The Top 500 Female Dog Names of 2021

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Girl Dog Names: The Top 500 Female Dog Names of 2021

Congratulations on your new girl dog! It’s time for your first pet parenting task: choosing the perfect female dog name. Browse our list of 400 girl dog names perfect for puppies and grown lady dogs alike. With so many female dog names in one place, it’s the perfect way to get inspiration flowing as you decide what you’ll call your new furry friend.

Read on to find the perfect pick in our list of 400 girl dog names.

Abbey


This London street famously features on the cover of The Beatles' eleventh studio album, “Abbey Road.”

Adora


Because you're just going to adore your new girl puppy!

Alex


A great unisex name that can be short for Alexandra or Alexander.

Alexis


If you’re a “Schitt’s Creek” fan, you’ll know if your high-energy girl puppy is “a little bit Alexis.”

Alice


Perfect for a pup who’s as curious as Alice in Wonderland. Just don’t let her near any rabbit holes.

Allegra


A name that sounds like a song every time you say it.

Ally


Short for Allison.

Alma


It means "soul" in Spanish, and of course you're going to love your pup with all your soul.

Alyssa


A variation on the name Alice shared by “Charmed” actor Alyssa Milano.

Amal


Pronounced ah-MAL, this name has two meanings. In Hebrew, it means "laborer," or in Arabic it means "hope."

Amaya


Derived from a village in Spain, this is the name actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann gave their daughter.

Amber


A golden honey color, this stone is said to give the wearer a sense of calm and help balance emotions. Puppies, too, are excellent at helping you destress.

America


A strong female dog name, America can mean a bevy of things, from freedom to pride.

Amparo


This Spanish name is popular in South American countries like Ecuador.

Amy


In French, this name means "beloved."

Andi


Another androgynous name that might just fit your new puppy's personality perfectly. 

Angel


A sweet gift from heaven, just like your new girl dog.

Angelica


For when your doggie is an angel, but also extra.

Anita


Actress Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for her role as Anita in "West Side Story," becoming the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar.

Anna


One of the sisters in “Frozen.” (Bonus points if your other dog is named Elsa.)

Annabelle


Your girl pup will always have a Southern flair with a sweet name like Annabelle.

Annie


Does your sweet new puppy have curly red ringlets? Name her after another famous redhead, Little Orphan Annie.

Apple


Because your new pup is bound to be the apple of your eye.

April


Bonus points if your dog was born in the month of April -- you'll never forget her birthday!

Aquaria


Inspired by the astrological sign Aquarius or Aquaria, the drag queen of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” fame.

Ariana


Is your female puppy constantly howling at the moon (or mailman)? Name her after another crooner with exceptional high notes, Ariana Grande.

Ariel


Disney's beloved red-haired mermaid who splashed onto the scene in the 1989 animated feature film, "The Little Mermaid."

Arya


“Game of Thrones’” Arya famously said, “A girl has no name”—but your new girl puppy may have just found hers.

Asher


This name originated as a surname meaning “ash maker,” but has become a popular gender-neutral first name in recent decades.

Ashley


When it comes to female puppy names, this moniker referring to a meadow of ash trees is perfect for an outdoorsy pup.

Ahsoka


Are you a “Star Wars” fan? Then this name shared by a female Jedi Padawan could be in the stars.

Athena


According to Greek mythology, Athena was the goddess of war.

Aubrey


Like “Parks and Recreation” actor Aubrey Plaza. 

Audrey


Known for her effortless, classic style, actress Audrey Hepburn starred in over 25 movies in her lifetime.

Aurora


The magical northern lights, best seen from cold places like Iceland or Alaska, are also referred to as the aurora borealis.

Baby


Because, let's be honest, your pup is 100% your baby.

Bailey


This name originated from the word "bailiff," though we think your pup won't be enforcing much other than her mealtimes.

Barbie


A perfect name for your doll-sized companion.

Barkie


For the dog who’s not shy about making her voice heard.

Barkly


Another cute way to let people know that your dog barks a lot—but you love her anyway.

Bean


In pet slang, this is a common term for your dog’s toes.

Beauty


Because your new dog is beautiful inside and out.

Bebe


Pronounce it "bee-bee," or like “Schitt’s Creek”’s Moira Rose: "beh-beh."

Bella


This girl name rose to popularity in the late aughts after the "Twilight" movie hit theaters.

Bennie


It’s more commonly a boy name, but Bennie is also a common nickname for Bernadette.

Berry


A flavorful name for the sweetest pup in the patch.

Betty


With namesakes like Betty Boop and Betty Grable, this name has classic Hollywood appeal.

Beverly


Speaking of Hollywood, why not name her after the posh city of Beverly Hills, home to many TV and movie stars?

Bianca


This popular girl name means "white" in Italian.

Billie


As in Billie Eilish, the accomplished singer-songwriter and Grammy-winner.

Bingo


Bingo! Because you won the lottery with your new girl puppy.

Blair


From Blair Waldorf in “Gossip Girl” to Blair Warner in “The Facts of Life,” this name has a preppy, pampered vibe.

Blondie


A girl dog name that's ideal for your golden retriever, it’s also an excellent choice if you’re a fan of the '70s punk band fronted by Debbie Harry.

Bloom


If your new pup came into your life during the springtime, Bloom is a cute way to commemorate the occasion.

Bluey


This children’s TV show about a family of dogs is popular among kids and parents alike.

Bonnie


Meaning pretty or attractive, this is a bright-sounding name for your pretty pup.

Boots


If your dog has paws of a different color, it might look like she has a pair of boots.

Bordeaux


A region in France, and maybe also your favorite type of wine.

Brandi


This female dog name means “warm and comforting”—a perfect description for a dog who loves to cuddle.

Brie


Like the soft, white cheese that originated in Brie, France.

Brooke


Like American actor and model Brooke Shields.

Brooklyn


A popular borough of New York City, and perhaps also your new girl puppy's name.

Bubbles


This is an ideal name for a pupper with a bubbly personality.

Buffy


Sarah Michelle Gellar played this teen vampire slayer in the '90s series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Cali


Does your pup love the beach? She's a California girl at heart.

Camila


As in actor Camilla Mendes or singer Camila Cabello, this name comes with a cute nickname: Cami.

Candy


Because your doggie is as sweet as candy, isn't she?

Caramel


A sugary sweet candy -- or a perfect female dog name if your best friend has a soft brown coat.

Cardi


Honoring “Bodak Yellow” and "I Like It" rapper Cardi B.

Carey


A name inspired by pop diva Mariah Carey.

Carly


There are various spellings for this name -- does your dog give off more of a Carly with a "y" vibe or "Carli" with an "i"?

Carrie


Name your doggie after country music crooner Carrie Underwood.

Casey


This name can be used for either a boy or girl pup. Think actor Casey Affleck or actress Casey Wilson.

Cela


A sibilant nickname for Marcela.

Celia


Name your pup after the Queen of Salsa herself, Celia Cruz. Azucar!

Celine


This common French name is the perfect fit for your posh pup.

Cersei


This "Game of Thrones"-inspired name is fit for a queen—or queen regent.

ChaCha


Put on some salsa music and see how your new puppy reacts. If she's shaking to the groove, ChaCha might be a perfect name.

Chanel


French designer Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion changes, but style endures”—and your love for your dog will never go out of style.

Charlie


Another unisex name that's playful for your new pup.

Charlotte


Did you know Charlotte is the French female version of Charles?

Cher


Name your new bestie after the Goddess of Pop, Cher herself.

Cherie


Your new pup is your mon cherie, or French for "my darling."

Cherry


A perfect name for a small and sweet girl dog.

ChiChi


Sometimes, the silliest sounds make for the best girl puppy names.

Chili


Think of it either as a super-hot spice or a super delicious bean soup.

Chip


Got yourself a beautiful brown puppy and looking for the perfect girl puppy name? Chip will always remind you of a sweet chocolate chip morsel.

Chloe


Like actor Chloe Sevigny, this name carries an air of sophistication.

Chrissy


Is your pup obsessed with helping you in the kitchen? Name her after model-turned-cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.

Cici


You can't go wrong with this cute and short girl puppy name.

Cindy


This female name peaked in popularity in the United States in the late 1950s.

Cinnamon


A versatile spice, and also a great name for a brown dog.

Cloud


A great name for your happy-go-lucky pup who feels freest when she's chasing the wind.

Coach


This is a cute name if your furball likes to keep you company while you're watching sports.

Coco


A cute name for a white puppy, just like white coconut flakes.

Cocoa


Like the beans used to make delicious chocolate.

Connie


Derived from the more formal Constance, this name means "steadfast". A perfect name to describe someone who will be a constant in your life: your new girl puppy.

Cookie


It’s ideal for a brown girl puppy, but Cookie is a sweet name for any dog.

Coral


A rich dark orange color, this gemstone is said to help the wearer overcome nerves and promote a self-esteem boost.

Cosmo


Is your dog going to grow up to be a big burly bundle of love? Name her after the largest thing you can think of: the universe.

Cotton


You're probably thinking this name is more for a bunny than a dog -- but who says girl puppies can’t have cute little cotton tails?

Courtney


The name Courtney originated from the word "courteous."

Crookshanks


The only known cat in the Harry Potter universe. Yes, this is a female dog names list, but who says we can't be inspired by our feline friends?

Crystal


For the dog mamas who cleanse their chakras every full moon.

Cuddles


After all the cuddles you're going to be doing with your new girl puppy.

Cupcake


This fluffy and sugary dessert is your bite-sized version of a larger cake. A great girl puppy name for teacup breeds.

Curly


Perfect if your furry friend has long locks that coil up into little curls.

Dahlia


Native to Mexico and Central America, the dahlia flower has a gorgeous bloom.

Daisy


Inspired by the flower or Disney’s cartoon duck – your choice.

Dana


Pronounced "day-nuh," this girl's name (which can also be used as a boy's name) means "from Denmark."

Dani


A nickname for Daniella.

Darling


Humans often use this as a pet name. Now you can use it as a name for your pet.

Dash


An ideal name for a pup with lots of energy who spends all her time dashing around.

Deema


A popular Persian name, Deema means "pretty."

Delta


The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Demi


French for "half" (though your dog is going to steal your whole heart).

Desire


With this name, your puppy will never be found wanting.

Diamond


Because you know that dogs are truly a girl's best friend.

Diana


A regal name, also the name of the late Princess Diana of Wales.

Didi


Means "warrior of the people."

Divine


Meaning “godlike,” it’s a perfect name for the new ruling goddess in your life.

Dolly


The great Dolly Parton is a country music legend, actress, author, humanitarian, philanthropist—and, possibly, the namesake of your new dog.

Domino


This family-style game can be played with double-nine tiles, as it's traditionally done in Cuba, or more commonly with double-six tiles as it's done in places like Puerto Rico.

Dora


Great for the little explorer in your life.

Dorothy


Is your pup one who gets lost in the clouds? Name her after one of the most beloved nappers in cinema, Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz."

Dory


Hopefully your new girl pup doesn't have as short a memory as Nemo's best friend in the movie "Finding Nemo."

Dot or Dottie


An ideal name for a Dalmation.

Dove


This bird is a symbol of peace.

Drea


Nickname derived from the female name Andrea.

Dream


Was getting a new puppy a dream come true?

Duchess


Admit, your dog is a royal member of your family. Give her a name that's equal parts regal and playful.

Dulce


The Spanish word for "sweet."

Edie


Are you into pop art? Name your new best friend after artist Andy Warhol's muse, model Edie Sedgwick.

Elena


Name your new puppy after Disney's first-ever Latina princess, Elena of Avalor!

Ella


In Spanish, the word literally means "her."

Elle


Name your pup after a famous (fictional) dog lover, “Legally Blonde” protagonist Elle Woods, a lawyer and Harvard graduate -- what, like it's hard?

Ellie


Often used as a nickname for Eleanor or Ellen, the name has grown so much in popularity it can stand on its own.

Elsa


The “Frozen” sister with snowy magic powers.

Elvira


Name your all-black pup after this “Mistress of the Dark.”

Emerald


This May birthstone has a rich green color.

Emilia


If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan, name your pup after the actress who played Daenerys, Emilia Clarke.

Esperanza


In Spanish, it means "to have hope."

Eva


The Latin version of the name Eve.

Evie


Like “Eve” and “Evelyn,” this nickname literally means “life.”

Fancy


An ideal female dog name for a high-maintenance pet.

Fatima


A famous town located in Portugal where religious followers flock to see the Sanctuary of Fátima.

Fifi


With an air of fanciness and pampering, this name calls to mind a toy breed wearing a sparkly bow.

Flora


Meaning “flower,” this is the name of the Roman goddess of springtime.

Florence


The Italian city known for fashion and excellent craftsmanship.

Florida


This Latin word that means "flowery" is shared by an entire U.S. state.

Foxy


A playful nod to dogs’ Canidae cousin, the fox.

Frankie


Short for “Francis” or “Francine,” as in the TV show “Grace and Frankie.”

Frenchie


This common nickname for French Bulldogs also works for any pet of a Francophile.

Frida


Maybe naming your doggo after the famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, will inspire some creativity.

Gaby


Short for Gabrielle or Gabriella.

Garnet


This fiery stone is said to encourage gratitude.

Gem


There are plenty of dogs out there, but yours is a rare gem.

Genie


To release the traditional genie, rub the lamp. To gain favor with your Genie, rub the belly.

Georgia


Named after the great southern state.

Gia


It means "God's gracious gift" in Italian.

Gigi


A popular name in France, Gigi is also a short version for the names Georgina and Virginia.

Gillian


Is "The X-Files" one of your favorite TV shows? Name your pup after star Gillian Anderson.

Gina


Short for Georgina or Regina, this name is shared by actors Gina Rodriguez and Gina Torres.

Ginger


A strong root spice, and a nickname for redheads.

Ginny


Short for Virginia, Genevieve and even Jennifer.

Glamour


For only the glitziest, most glamorous pups.

Goldie


When it comes to female dog names for pups with a beautiful golden fur, it's a no brainer.

Gracie


She's beauty and she's grace -- she's Gracie!

Griselda


If you've got a posh pup, there's no better girl dog name than the daughter of Guccio Gucci himself.

Gwen


Of Welsh origin, this name means "white circle."

Gypsy


For the pup with a free spirit.

Halle


After Academy Award winner Halle Berry, of course.

Harper


Originally meaning a person who plays the harp, this name is shared by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee.

Hazel


Perfect for a pup with hazel colored eyes.

Heidi


As in model and “Project Runway” star Heidi Klum.

Helena


Honoring celebrated award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter.

Hepburn


If your favorite movie is "Breakfast at Tiffany's," name your pup after the film's leading lady.

Hermione


This “Harry Potter” character is smart, loyal, and her favorite scent is fresh parchment.

Holly


A great girl puppy name, especially if your new best friend came into your life around the holiday season.

Honey


Made by bees, but loved by humans and canines alike.

Ileen


This name comes with many different spellings: Eileen, Aileen and Ilene.

India


Inspired by your love of Indian culture (or of the Indiana Jones franchise).

Isabella


This is the Italian version of the American Elizabeth.

Ivy


A green, climbing plant that doubles as the part of the name of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's eldest daughter, Blue Ivy.

Izzy


A cute nickname derived from Isabelle or Elizabeth.

Jackie


Name her after one of the classiest ladies in American history, Jackie O.

Jade


A natural green stone that’s said to bring the wearer wisdom and increase their sense of love and tranquility.

Jane


A pup named Jane is anything but plain.

Jasmine


Disney’s Jasmine is the feisty princess from the film "Aladdin."

Jazzy


For fans of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, or Ella Fitzgerald.

Jellybean


You can call her JB for short.

Jenny


A classic nickname derived from the longer Jennifer.

Jessie


A cute pet name for someone named Jessica. In Hebrew it means "he sees."

Jewel


Because your new girl dog will be your crown jewel.

Joanna


A timeless girl name meaning “God is gracious.”

Joanne


This classic name can be shortened to simply "Jo."

Jocelyn


You can shorten this name to “Joss,” like singer Joss Stone.

Jolene


After the iconic Dolly Parton tune.

Joni


Honor Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell with this girl dog name.

Josie


As in Josie and the Pussycats. There's something deliciously askew about naming your dog after the leader of a band named for cats.

Joy


As girl dog names go, this one is ideal because your pup is sure to bring you joy.

Juana


Spanish female version of Juan.

Judy


Be inspired by screen actress Judy Garland's illuminating career as your search for female puppy names.

Julia


Julia actually comes from the Roman name Julius. All hail Julia!

Juliet


Name your new companion after this literary character from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

June


Do you envision your girl dog jumping for joy at the smell of a fresh summer rain? Then June is the perfect name for your sweet companion.

Kahlua


This popular coffee liqueur hails from Mexico and features a sweet aroma of coffee and spices.

Kaia


Pronounced "ky-ah," this name means to "rejoice.”

Kalani


This Hawaiian name means "royal one."

Karla


A simple choice, this classic girl's name can be spelled with a "K" or "C."

Katie


Originally used as a nickname for girls named Katherine, this name became so popular that many parents skip the longer version and simply name their kid -- or pet -- Katie.

Kelly


Another royal name on the list, this is the surname for screen actress-turned-royal, Grace Kelly.

Kendall


As in supermodel and Kardashian family member Kendall Jenner.

Khaleesi


In author George R.R. Martin's fictional "Game of Thrones" realm, the khaleesi is queen.

Kibbles


A food-inspired name that both people and pets will love.

Kiki


Meaning “double happiness,” this name is also slang for a gossipy gathering of friends.

Kimmy


After the always-upbeat title character in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Kirby


The classic Nintendo video game about a round pink creature who is always happy to see you.

Kitty


Who's to say you can't name your pup after another animal entirely? Kitty is also used as a pet name for Katherine.

Kusama


Yayoi Kusama is a celebrated Japanese artist who is known for her larger-than-life creations and her affection for polka dots.

La La Ri


This season 13 contestant on “RuPaul's Drag Race” might not have taken home the crown, but she did win Miss Congeniality!

Lady


Disney chose to name their fuzzy animated dog Lady in the 1955 film "Lady and the Tramp."

Lala


You’ll sound like you're singing every time you call out for your pup.

Lana


This classic Irish name means "child," making it a sweet name for your girl puppy.

Laurel


In Greek mythology, laurel wreaths were seen as a sign of victory and placed on the crown of victors.

Lele


Pronounced "lee-lee," this unique girl puppy name can be a nickname for Gabriele, Daniele, or Emmanuele.

Lily


These types of flowers are known for their purity.

Linda


In Spanish, pronounced "leen-dah", it means "pretty." To say it in English, go with "lin-duh."

Liv


The name originates from Old Norse and means "shelter." It's also the name of rocker Steven Tyler's daughter, actress Liv Tyler.

Liza


In 1972, singer Liza Minnelli released a concert movie called "Liza with a ‘Z.’"

Lizzie


A nickname for Elizabeth, as in “Lizzie McGuire.”

Lizzo


Another cute nickname for Elizabeth, and an homage to the “Truth Hurts” singer by the same name.

Lola


For the dog who, just like the character in the song Copacabana, is a real showgirl.

Loni


Its Latin origin is derived from the word "lion."

Lucky


You're truly the lucky one to have a dog in your life.

Lucy


A classically sweet name, Lucy was made popular by the syndicated sitcom "I Love Lucy."

Lulu


Did you know this fun name originated from Swahili in East Africa?

Luna


Means "moon" in Spanish.

Lupe


This popular Spanish name is short for Guadalupe, which is also a city in Mexico.

Luz


Means "light" in Spanish.

Mackenzie


Appropriate for either a boy or girl pup, this strong name has roots in Ireland.

Maddie


A cute nickname for Madeline.

Madonna


Why not name your pup after the “Material Girl” herself?

Magenta


A vibrant purple-pink color. This is also the name of Blue's best friend on Nickelodeon's "Blue's Clues."

Maggie


Meaning "pearl," it's the most common nickname for girls named Margaret.

Mama


The Spanish word for "mom." You can also spice it up by adding a "cita" at the end: Mamacita (pronounced "ma-ma-cee-tah.")

Mango


This juicy fruit is in season in the summer months.

Marbles


Do those dots on your female puppy’s coat look like marbles? It might be a sign!

Marie


This French name is immensely popular in the States as well.

Marina


World-renowned artist Marina Abramović is known for sitting quietly and staring into your eyes.

Mathilda


If the dog breed of your new pup is a poodle, then this French-inspired name is tres chic!

Maxine


Or Max for short!

Maya


Derived from the Mayans of southern Mexico and northern Central America, who built beautiful pyramids, some of which still stand today.

Meesh


When you don't want to go for the more formal Michelle, use this unique variation!

Meghan


This American actress Meghan Markle went from starring on TV to having TV movies made about her life after she married a real-life prince.

Melody


For the music lover.

Melon


In English, you might say your dog is the "apple of my eye." The Spanish say "corazon de melon," which means essentially the same thing: It’s another way of telling someone they're important to you.

Merida


Although this name has a Latin origin, it was recently made popular by Disney's animated film "Brave," which follows a Scottish princess on a coming of age journey.

Mia


In Spanish, “mia” translates to "mine," which is what your pup is: yours.

Miley


Like “Party in the U.S.A.” singer Miley Cyrus.

Mimi


This name has French origins, but is also a common nickname for Maria, Mira and Noemi.

Mimosa


There's no shame in the brunch game -- or naming your pup after this Sunday afternoon go-to cocktail.

Mina


With German origins, this name means "love." Perfect for the new love of your life.

Mindy


This name literally means "sweet."

Minerva


A Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry professor (one of the very best) in the "Harry Potter" series.

Minnie


Arguably the second most famous mouse on the planet, second only to her partner Mickey.

Miranda


Like Miranda Hobbes, the no-nonsense lawyer character on HBO's "Sex and the City."

Missy


Because your little pup is your little miss.

Mocha


This coffee drink is traditionally served with espresso, milk and a hint of chocolate.

Moira Rose


This homage requires the full name of the beloved "Schitt's Creek" character.

Molly


A nostalgic name if you're a fan of '80s teen movies, many of which starred Molly Ringwald.

Mona


When you've got a silly pup, name her after the Spanish word for "monkey."

Moonstone


The opalescent stone symbolizes new beginnings.

Moose


Perfect for a large, brown, lumbering dog.

Morgan


Of Welsh origin, this unisex name can be used for either your boy or girl pup.

Muffin


Because your little girl puppy looks like a delicious little treat!

My Girl


After all, she is your girl.

Mystic


A supernatural name for a puppy who’s out of this world.

Nala


In Disney's "The Lion King," Nala was the female lioness who later became queen of the pride lands.

Nana


This name has Hawaiian origins.

Nancy


Did you know that this name was first used as a nickname for Grace and eventually became a proper given name in the 18th century?

Nessie


A legendary creature said to lurk in Scotland's Loch Ness, Nessie is as hard to spot as Bigfoot.

Nikki


A cute alternative to Nicole.

Niña


In Spanish, it means little girl.

Norah or Nora


Did "When Harry Met Sally" or "Sleepless in Seattle'' change your life? You can thank writer Nora Ephron for that.

Norma Jeane


If you're a fan of classic Hollywood, name your new girl puppy after one of its golden stars, Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane was her given name.

Olive


This earthy-green hue is reminiscent of nature and the great outdoors. A great girl puppy name for an adventurous dog.

Olympia


Located in Greece, Olympia was the site of the first-ever Olympic games, played in honor of the Greek god Zeus.

Opal


A beautiful pale color with iridescent sparkle, this traditional birthstone of October is said to intensify the emotions of the wearer.

Ophelia


A tragic character in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

Oreo


Particularly perfect if your pup has black and white fur.

Organza


Organza is a thin fabric traditionally made from silk.

Orly


A central airport in Paris, France.

Paloma


In Spanish, this can translate to either "bird," or more specifically "dove." It's also the name of a classic tequila-based cocktail.

Pandora


In Greek mythology, Pandora's box is said to contain chaos.

Paris


One of the most romantic cities in Europe, Paris is the capital of France and home to the Eiffel Tower.

Parker


Although Parker is traditionally a boy's name, it also works as an homage to the famous writer Dorothy Parker.

Patty


A nickname for Patricia, this name also means "noble."

Peaches


Often used to mean something sweet and kind, like in the phrase, "You're a peach!" It's a common pet name for someone special in your life (AKA your dog).

Peanut


If you've got a particularly small, pocket-sized pup, this is a super cute girl puppy name.

Pearl


These white, iridescent stones are cultivated from oysters. It's also the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of June.

Penny


Probably one of the most popular dog names out there, Penny is fun and a great name for your copper-toned pup.

Pepper


A spicy addition to any dish.

Petals


Colorful, sweet-smelling flower petals double as an adorable namesake for your nature-loving dog.

Petunia


A versatile plant. Also, the name of Harry Potter's aunt in the Harry Potter book series.

Phoenix


These mystical creatures are said to rise from their own ashes.

Pickles


A cute nickname for pups who can be both sweet and sour.

Pinky


We all know Pinky was really the one with the brains in the popular '90s cartoon.

Polly


You might associate this name more with pirates’ birds, but this is an equally sweet female dog name.

Poppy


The white poppy flower is often used to symbolize peace.

Potato


Is your doggo round and brown and reminiscent of a certain vegetable? Look no further for female dog names!

Precious


Because your pet is guaranteed to be the most precious thing.

Primrose


The primrose flower comes in all sorts of colors, making for a vibrant and fun female dog name.

Princess


Girl puppy names can also be royal titles, like Princess, since in your home your pet will truly reign.

Purdina


You can use the nickname Purdy for short.

Queenie


Adding an “ie” to the end of the regal title of queen adds a certain charm.

Rainbow


You can call her Bow for short.

Raven


This is a great name for your all-black pup.

Reese


The name comes from the Welsh word that means "enthusiasm.”

Regina


The name of the titular character in the generation-defining movie "Mean Girls." Spoiler alert: In the end, she redeems herself.

Riri


Like bad girl Riri (AKA recording artist Rihanna).

Rita


Name your pup after the first Hispanic woman to ever win an Academy Award: Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno.

River


There's a chance you'll have Joni Mitchell's song by the same name playing on repeat in your head whenever you call out for your doggo.

Robin


Like the songbird -- or the celebrated actress Robin Wright.

Ronnie


A cute nickname that's derived from the name Veronica.

Rosie


A classic puppy name, Rosie is the pet name for those named Rose.

Roxie


This name has Persian origins and actually means "dawn."

Ru


This androgynous name is perfect if you're a fan of “RuPaul's Drag Race.”

Ruby


This rich, red hue is perfect if your pup has red-toned fur.

Ryder


Traditionally a boy's name that means horse rider, this cute name would be great for your badass girl pup.

Sabrina


A common name in the late '90s and early aughts, this name is making a comeback thanks to Netflix's recent "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina."

Sadie


Who can forget when Barbra Streisand sang the lyrics "Sadie, Sadie, married lady," in "Funny Girl”?

Sage


A beautiful green-toned color, and also a plant said to have cleansing properties when gathered in a bundle and burned. Good vibes only here.

Sahara


A vast desert in Africa.

Sally


From "When Harry Met Sally" to “Mustang Sally,” you’ve got plenty of pop cultural references to choose from with this name.

Sammy


A sweet pet name for Samantha.

Sana


In Spanish, this word means "fury."

Sandy


Relevant, especially if your pup loves visits to the beach and rolling around in the sand.

Sapphire


This brilliant blue stone is said to have protective properties.

Sasha


Meaning “defender,” this is the name of Beyoncé’s alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.

Scarlet


A bright red hue, this fiery name befits a pup with an explosive personality.

Selena


One of Mexican singer Selena's most chart-topping songs is the earworm "Como la Flor."

Serena


Choose your fighter: Serena Williams, world-champion tennis player; or Serena van der Woodsen, fictional New York socialite on “Gossip Girl.”

Shay


With Gaelic origins, this name means "admirable," and we know you greatly admire your new pup!

She-Ra


A magical superhero who leads a group of princesses in the fight against evil. Check out Netflix's latest reboot, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power."

Sheba


Like the Queen of Sheba as mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, it's also a cute name if your dog breed happens to be a Shiba Inu.

Sherry


A type of wine made from grapes grown in the Andalusia region of Spain.

Shirley


We bet your new girl puppy is as cute as a button, like child star and legendary screen actor Shirley Temple.

Sienna


An earthy brown color, this name also carries some real soothing properties. If your doggo is low energy and a calm soul, Sienna is a fitting name.

Sissy


A traditional girl's name, Sissy has Latin origins and means "blind one."

Snowflake


If your pup has a soft white coat, this is an especially apt girl puppy name.

Sophia


In Greek, the name means "wisdom."

Sparkles


Because your new female puppy is going to brighten up your life.

Spot


If your doggie has a few spots, Spot or Spottie are cute girl dog names.

Sprinkles


This combination of sugar, corn starch and corn syrup is perfect for adding a little extra pizzazz to your desserts.

Stacey


Of Greek and English origins, this name means “resurrection.”

Star


Your new girl puppy will be the star of the family.

Stella


After the famous line in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Stevie


Often used as a nickname for Stephanie, it's also the name of Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks.

Strawberry


Some pups love strawberry fruit as a treat, making this name a solid addition to a list of female dog names.

Sue


When you're not quite ready to commit to the more formal Susan or Suzie.

Sugar


For a pup who’s as sweet as can be.

Summer


The hottest season and, depending on where you live, a time when you can enjoy more with your pup in the great outdoors.

Sunflower


These yellow flowers are said to symbolize loyalty -- the best quality in your new pup.

Sunny


Your pup is going to brighten your day, so why not give her a name that matches her sunny disposition?

Suzie


This classic Hebrew name is short for Susan and also means "lily," like the flower.

Sweetie


Your new pup will be the sweetest thing.

Symone


Like drag performer Symone, aka “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 13 winner Reggie Gavin.

Tangerine


A cousin of your orange citrus fruit.

Tasha


Short for Natasha.

Taylor


As in Grammy-winning megastar Taylor Swift.

Terri


Terri the terrier has a nice ring to it.

Tessie


Like the memorable song lyric "Dressy Tessie Tura" from the musical “Gypsy.”

Tiffany


They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, after all.

Tina


A shortened version of Christina.

Titi


In Spanish culture, it's common to refer to aunts as "tia" or "titi", pronounced "tee-tee."

Tori


A cute nickname for Victoria.

Toto


The little Cairn Terrier who was Dorothy's best friend in "The Wizard of Oz."

Trinie


A unique name shared by “Wide Eyed” author Trinie Dalton.

Trixie


Meaning “bringer of joy,” this is the perfect girl dog name for a pup who makes you happy.

Twirly


If your little girl puppy spends a lot of time chasing her tail, she's definitely a Twirly.

Tyra


Dogs are experts in smiling with their eyes, aka “smizing,” the term coined by supermodel and television personality Tyra Banks.

Valentina


In Latin, this name means "strength" and "health."

Valerie


If your dog has ginger hair, she just might be the Valerie Amy Winehouse croons about in her hit song by the same name.

Venus


The Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Verona


An Italian city that was the setting for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet.”

Vicky


Short for Victoria.

Viola


A beautiful string instrument that produces soothing tones.

Violet


The color of royalty.

Vivi


Short for Vivian.

Wednesday


This name is ideal for a black dog who likes to cause trouble, just like Wednesday Addams from “The Addams Family.”

Willow


Because, like the willow tree, your dog is full of elegance and grace.

Winona


Derived from the Sioux Indians, the name means "first daughter." If you're looking for girl dog names for your first-ever dog, Winona is the way to go.

Xena


Much like the warrior princess, your dog will be your fierce protector.

Xuxa


Pronounced "chew-cha", this unique girl dog name is fun to say.

Yara


If far off mythical lands are your thing, name your new best friend after the "Game of Thrones" character from House Greyoy.

Zoey


If your girl dog were human, she'd be a free spirit with a loving heart and your most loyal companion.
There you have it: The ultimate list of girl dog names. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our list of the year's top dog names. Happy searching!

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