Badass Girl Dog Names
Inspired by movies, food, pop culture and more for your furry friend!
250 Popular Girl Dog Names That Are Cute and Unique for Your Snuggle Buddy
Inspired by movies, food, pop culture and more for your furry friend!
Whether your kids have been begging for a furry friend or you keep seeing adorable pups everywhere you go, it might just be that time to welcome a new puppy to the family! But before you bring home a snuggle buddy, there is much to do to prepare for their homecoming.
While you puppy-proof the house and buy new pet accessories like a collar and dog toys, one of the most important things to do is decide on a name for your dog. Although there are tons of names to choose from, the hardest part is narrowing it down to one. There are popular dog names like Penny and Roxy to unique dog names like Nova and Dot and more. And of course, the list goes on with funny dog names such as Marry Puppins or Sarah Jessica Barker.
Sometimes you have the perfect idea of what you’d like to name your dog, and other times, you need to get a sense of their personality before you decide on a name that best suits them. And we’re sharing plenty of girl dog names if you need new ideas and a little inspiration. We are positive that you’ll be able to find the perfect girl dog name in no time!
Most Popular Girl Dog Names
You might not have the only Bella at the dog park. These female names topped the charts in 2022, according to Rover.com. (They are listed by popularity).
Cute Girl Dog Names
There’s no animal cuter than your new doggo. Give her one of these precious names that are perfect for any pint-sized pup.
Unique Girl Dog Names
Your pup is one of a kind — so why not pick a moniker as unusual as she is?
Dog Names Inspired by Food
Look to the kitchen for 100% adorable name inspiration.
- Mai Tai
Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture
A third of pet owners have named their dog after a character from a TV show, video game, movie, or book, Rover.com found (versus 12% for a food and only 5% for a place). Pay homage to an iconic role with one of these famous names:
- Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
- Arwen (The Lord of the Rings)
- Arya (Game of Thrones)
- Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
- Baby (Dirty Dancing)
- Beatrix (Kill Bill)
- Bradshaw (Sex in the City)
- Bridget (Bridget Jones’s Diary)
- Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
- Diana (Wonder Woman)
- Eleven (Stranger Things)
- Eloise (Eloise)
- Elsa (Frozen)
- Ginny (Harry Potter)
- Hermione (Harry Potter )
- Holly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
- Jasmine (Aladdin)
- Jo (Little Women)
- Katniss (The Hunger Games)
- Leia (Star Wars)
- Lilo (Lilo and Stitch)
- Marley (Marley and Me)
- Nana (Peter Pan)
- Perdita (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
- Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
- Shuri (Black Panther)
- Thelma (Thelma and Louise)
- Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
- Toto (The Wizard of Oz)
- Trinity (Matrix)
- Wednesday (The Addams Family)
- Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)
Funny Girl Dog Names
- Bon Bon
- Cocoa Puff
- Diggy Azalea
- Fluffernutter (Fluff)
- Fuzz Ball
- Jimmy Chew
- J.K. Growling
- Katy Pawry
- Lady Dogiva
- Lisa Vanderpup
- Mary Puppins
- Mimosa (Mimi)
- Peanut Butter
- Pork Chop
- Pup Tart
- Queen Elizabark
- Sarah Jessica Barker
- Vera Fang
- Virginia Woof
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Badass Girl Dog Names
Badass girl dog names can give your female pup a powerful, don’t-mess-with-me image. Rather than playing it sweet and soft, these badass names for female dogs sound strong and sophisticated.
Badass names for girl dogs come in a range of different styles. These include short, modern names like Nyx and Cat and elaborate vintage names such as Theodosia and Eulalia.
Names of badass heroines, real and mythical, make great names for dogs. Among these we’d count Isadora, Billie, Pandora, Delilah, Hermione, and Scheherazade.
If you want your new female puppy to sound like a trouble-maker –or if she already is! — consider these badass girl dog names.
See more on our list of Badass Boy Dog Names. You can also check out our lists of the top dog names and our amazing Dog Name Generator.
The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna. Luna’s divine complement is Sol, the god of the Sun. In Roman art, Luna is often depicted driving a chariot.
Ophelia reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015 after more than 50 years off the charts, and rose more than 600 spots since then, with no signs of slowing down. Could Ophelia may be the next Olivia?
Matilda is a sweet vintage name that has been gently climbing the popularity list for the past 15 years, after a half-century slumber. The spunky children’s book heroine Matilda is one factor in its rise, along with others of its class like Eloise and Caspian.
Lyra is a name with ancient and celestial roots that’s finding new popularity thanks to its starring role in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, seen in the movie The Golden Compass. Simple yet unique, Lyra hits the sweet spot between too popular and too unusual.
Anastasia is the feminine form on Anastasius, a Greek name derived from the word anastasis, meaning “resurrection.” It was a common name among early Christians, who often gave it to daughters born around Christmas or Easter. There are handful of saints named Anastasia, including the patron saint of weavers.
Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, outshines other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references. Ruby is proof of the 100 Year Rule, trending again for the first time since its last heyday in the 1920s.
Lilith is derived from the Akkadian word lilitu meaning “of the night.” In Jewish folklore she is portrayed as Adam’s rejected first wife, who was turned into a night demon for refusing to obey him. Lilith is unrelated to most other Lil- names, with the exception of Lilita, which is the Latvian variation.
Seraphina is one of the most-searched name on Nameberry, destined for even greater popularity. The highest-ranking angels, the six-winged seraphim, inspired the lovely name Seraphina, which was brought into the contemporary spotlight when chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck for their second daughter, following the influential choice of Violet for their first.
Scarlett originated as an occupation surname, designating a person who sold scarlet, a luxury wool cloth produced in Medieval Europe. The word is thought to derive from the Arabic siklāt, referring to silks dyed with kermes. The fanciest, favorited color was scarlet red.
A hot starbaby name – chosen by Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Carnie Wilson, and Annie Lennox, and used as the nickname of Madonna’s Lourdes – Lola manages to feel fun and sassy without going over the top. Be warned, though: “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets,” to quote a song from the show Damn Yankees.
The given name Athena was derived from the city name Athens, which is of uncertain origins. In Greek mythology, Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage, among others. She was the great patroness-goddess of the city of Athens. In the Odyssey, Homer describes her as ‘sparkling-eyed Athena.’
Persephone is the esoteric name of the Greek mythological daughter of Zeus by Demeter, the queen of the harvest. After she was kidnapped by Hades to be Queen of the Underworld, it was decreed by Zeus that she would spend six months of the year with her mother, allowing crops to grow, and six in mourning, thus accounting for the seasons.
Calliope is the name of the muse of epic poetry — and also the musical instrument on the merry-go-round. Bold and creative, it would not be the easiest name for a girl lacking such qualities. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016. While Americans usually pronounce this name with a long I sound and the emphasis on the second syllables, Greeks pronounce it with the emphasis on the third syllable — ka-lee-OH-pee.
Delilah has shed the stigma of its Biblical image, and is now appreciated for its haunting, melodic, feminine qualities. Checking out Delilah’s popularity graph shows that Delilah’s use is heading straight for the top. Right now, Delilah is among the most popular Hebrew names for girls in the US as well as the Number 1 girls’ name starting with D.
As memories of the outragrous actress Talullah Bankhead have faded, this hauntingly euphonious Choctaw name has re-entered the public domain. A modern hipster favorite, it’s been chosen for their daughters by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patrick Dempsey, Damian Dash, Rachel Roy and Sara Rue, trail-blazed by Demi Moore and Bruce Willis for their now grown daughter. (Trivia tidbit: Bankhead’s namesake was her paternal grandmother who, in turn, was named after the Georgia town of Tallulah Falls.)
Beatrix has a solid history of its own apart from Beatrice, with that final x adding a playful, animated note to the name’s imposing history.
Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it’s time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well.
One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star–the constellation that bears her name.The Bohemian Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syllable mythological names are gradually making their way into the mainstream.
Cleo, one of the few girls’ names to boast the cool-yet-lively o ending, is of course short for Cleopatra, the name of one of the most powerful women in history.
Althea is a poetic, almost ethereal name found in Greek myth and pastoral poetry, associated in modern times with the great tennis player Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at Wimbledon.