500 Old Fashioned Dog Names
Looking for a name for your new puppy? You’re not alone. Picking out the perfect name for your new dog can be a real challenge.
Most of us look for a dog name that sounds good, one that fits their personality, and one that the whole family can agree one. Finding a name that meets all of those criteria? Well that can be a challenge.
My favorite trick? I check out baby name lists for ideas. I’ve used one every time I’ve had to name a new pet, and they always give me inspiration. And one of my favorite themes is using old fashioned (and historical) names. My dog Laika, for example, is named after the first mammal to orbit Earth.
If you’re a fan of classic dog names like I am, or just looking for some old fashioned dog names you’ve come to the right place. From Abe to Zora, this list has all sorts of classic dog names to choose from. And really, who among us doesn’t love a good old man (or woman) name for a dog? Here’s 500 old fashioned dog names.
Tip: If you’re looking for more dog names be sure to check out our list of 500 popular dog names, 500 cute puppy names & 500 geography inspired dog names.
500 Old Fashioned Dog Names
|Female Dog Names||Male Dog Names|
Have you ever tried coming up with 500 names that fit a specific theme? It’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Although I came up with a lot of classic dog names for this list I couldn’t quite reach 500, so I turned to other name lists for help. That credit belongs to the following sites and their great classic name lists:
What Are Your Favorite Old Fashioned Dog Names?
Do you have any favorite old fashioned dog names? I’m currently obsessed with my neighbor’s Golden Retriever named Floyd; that name is perfect for him. How did you name your last dog? Are you a fan of using human names for your pets? Have you ever named your dog after a historical figure? My previous dog was named Carter, so that’s a given for me. Let me know in the comments below.
All three of my current dogs are on that list! When we adopted Theo, he already responded well to his name, so we just kept it. I generally give my dogs names that are typically considered human names, but I love meeting dogs with unusual names.
TINA MORRIS says
Shiloh should be a male puppy name on the list…
Taylor Klopfenstein says
I was just thinking this as well, I’ve always LOVED the name Shiloh, I actually just wrote it on my own list going through the one above
Shiloh is a female name
Im wondering if is there any dogs named like my pups.
I got 2 Westies, boy and girl, their name are Weeler & Weenona ?
Super Cute ☺️
Leilani Kerce says
I have 5 white labradors( we breed them). Our males are Django and Wyatt. The females are Dixie, Jewel and Lacey. We have 1 litter a year. Wyatt is our newest and youngest at 4 months. We are located in Tn.
Oscar, Walter, Bertram anything old
We had two Scottie
Litter sisters called Thelma and Louise .
I have two Husky litter mates named Lucy and Ethel ❤️
My tiny chihuahua was called Phaedra 7:55 May 15 2019
Love old fashioned dog names!
We named our big fluffy Great Pyre/Cattle Dog mix “Winston.”
They were calling him “Prince” at the rescue at the time, but we’ll never know what his original name was.
Our other favorite was “Walter.” ?
Kay L Bailey says
Biff was a great male yellow lab followed by a female yellow pup that ate my flowers…thus Blossom…Bently is a favorite,but that was our cat…now have Hudson havanese and Dempsey named after Patrick Dempsey
Massillon mae says
Henrey was a great blue healler and Eva was an other one that my family really liked
esther morgan says
The names are so adorable thanks alot had a hard time looking for a name
for new puppy
I always loved the names Petrol and Diesel.
Mymo mhate syou says
Chimichanga is a quality name
My Yorkie/Chihuahua mix was dubbed Jeffrey Emerson Wallace. I’ve always liked full names for my fur babies! Nice to see all 3 of his names are on your list.
Jeanne Seymour says
Very nice site for info as well as names ! I think I have found one !
Laura Casey says
We rehome a 5 yr old retriever/hound mix. He is red ( like a setter with golden tones. At the shelter and former home, they called him RED….But we arent crazy for the name. Looking over the lists, I like Finley, Grady or Brogan…but still deciding !!! We dont use “human” common names for our furry loved ones. In the pat we have had Baxter, Mandy, Dudley, Tucker, Buddy Boy, Qita and Riley.
Jaxx is my English bulldogs name
My dogs name is Gladys.
Sophia Ragoulini says
I think you should take daisy off of the list.
Why I have a dog name daisy and she’s been here since I was a baby
Is coco or blue a good name
I love the name Betsie. And don’t forget in Alice in Wonderland the doormouse’s story about the 3 sisters that lived in a treacle well, Elsie, Lacie,, and Tilley.
Yes Or no wheel says
I love reading about old fashioned dog names! I have a dog named Winston and I think it’s so cute!
Andrea Leigh says
I’ve had Igor, Hana, Ami, Ziggy, Donkey, Sadie, Marsha, and Hachi. All Japanese Chin. I’m in the process of adopting a new girl and am stuck trying to find a unique name.