60 Uncommonly Cool Female Dog Names Inspired by History

Your best furry friend deserves a rad name.

by Jon Gugala
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a shaggy white dog lays his head on the chest of a child who is stretched out on a blanket

Finding a genuinely inspired and unique girl dog name isn’t easy. Looking beyond Bella or Luna takes some serious brain power — but moving past this lovely but low-hanging fruit can yield meaningful results when it comes to naming your girl dog. For inspiration, we looked to the some of the greatest of the greats — inspiring, radical and just plain rad artists, musicians, writers, and all-around legends. You can pay homage to some of the great women in history, and in the present-day, while also landing on a name for your pup that’s unique to the world. Whether your dog is from a professional breeder or your local rescue, this list will either unlock the perfect female dog name or, at the very least, spur you on past fields of Daisies and Roses to something surprising and new.

Female Dog Names From the Arts

  • Annie
  • Thena
  • Eros
  • Gertrude
  • Tucson
  • Ceylon
  • Cee Bee
  • Emma
  • Pigalle
  • Milan

From Music

  • Cardi
  • Lilith
  • Fendi
  • Brittney
  • Courtney
  • Baby
  • Mandy
  • Black Heart
  • Stevie
  • Mama

From Literature

  • Anna
  • Zooey
  • Austen
  • Evey
  • Zora
  • Toni
  • Brené
  • Zelda
  • Carson
  • Juno

From History & Politics

  • Kamala
  • Roosevelt
  • Emma
  • Ida
  • Nightingale
  • Amelia
  • Nellie
  • Junko
  • Riddles
  • Coco

From Movies and TV

  • Hepburn
  • Buffy
  • Zeta
  • Adrian
  • Vegas
  • Bebe
  • Megan
  • Harvey
  • Sparrow
  • Jenkins

Miscellaneous Female Dog Names

  • Lady
  • Susan
  • Gogo
  • Bridger
  • Willow
  • Cherry
  • Gadot
  • Laney
  • Backroad
  • Betsy

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