It's a joy to have a new pet member of the family, but sometimes, choosing the right name for your female dog may be challenging. Names are forever, and your lady deserves one that's just as beautiful as she is.

That's why we have researched and brought you girl dog names 2021. These 77 girl dog names are memorable, quirky, cute, intelligent, adorable, popular, and weird – in a good way, of course.

Beautiful Girl Dog Names and their Meaning

Your female furry friend is breathtaking and deserves a name just as dazzling as she is. Dogs mean the world to us, so why not pick an exotic name that implies something incredible.

  1. Anahita

This is the name of the Persian goddess of water.

  1. Ande

A beautiful name that means "inside of the soul" or "spirit."

  1. Anpona

With the meaning, "I hear the sun rising," this is a gorgeous name.

  1. Aquiline

This name has elegant symbolism, and it means "like an eagle."

  1. Archana

Sourced from Indian origins, Archana means “worship.”

  1. Ezume

If you are a lover of water or the sea, this dazzling name, which signifies pure water or a pond, might be apt for your pet.


  1. Faishtako

With roots in the Hindu language, this exotic name means "angelic" and is a good idea for your best friend that brings you peace and comfort.

  1. Fanaka

With the meaning "success," this name refers to something valuable, like your dog.

  1. Farhan

Of Muslim descent, meaning "joy" or "merry," it is apt to describe how you feel about your girl dog.

  1. Kiama

Perhaps you wished for a dog and got one unexpectedly, then this name which means "magic," is apt.

  1. Kida

If this name is familiar, it's because this is also the name of the female protagonist of Disney's

Atlantis: the lost city. This beautiful name means "the dawn."

Strong Girl Dog Names with Meaning

If you've got yourself a little fighter, then look no further. Here are some girl dog names unique to warriors.

  1. Artemis

The Greek goddess of wild animals was Artemis. She was fiercely independent and dedicated to protecting the weak. By naming your female dog after her, you have set her on the path to becoming a robust, independent, and protective lady.

  1. Athena

Athena is the Greek goddess of war, admired for her no-nonsense behavior. She was fearless and praised for her heroism and intelligence. Pick this name, and your doggo will bear a name associated with beauty, brains, and brawn.

  1. Harley

Naming your puppy after this motorcycle manufacturer from America will show off just how fearless she is.

  1. Shadow

Shadow is a great girl dog name for black dogs. It is an English name that means "shade from the sun."


  1. Akira

Being named after a movie that shows off bravery and fearlessness is just suitable for your new bundle of joy as it speaks of protection in the making.

  1. Korra

If you're familiar with the show Avatar, your puppy can be named after the strong female lead who was as kind and beautiful as she was strong.

  1. Red

This color represents vibrance and power. Perfect for the little kicker if you are keen on girl dog names that start with R.

  1. Stormy / Storm

This name mainly works if your dog's fur is grey and she has breathtaking eyes. Also, if she can 'whirl up a storm.'

  1. Raven

Ravens are known for their beauty and agility, and your beautiful girl deserves a name that is just as beautiful and black-furred as she is.

  1. Bear

Naming your baby after this cuddly yet terrifying animal is a contrast that is as endearing as it is powerful. Bear is a rare girl dog name that starts with B.

  1. Freya

This is the name of the Norse goddess of war. She was fearless, strong, and gorgeous. Isn't the description very much like the little lady?

Names for Smart Dogs

Have you gotten yourself a little Miss Einstein? Here are some ideas for the little genius taken from intellectuals (both human and nonhuman) in history.

  1. Zeki

In the Turkish language, this name means "intelligence." Doesn't it just fit nicely?

In Irish, this name means "wise," making it a perfect term for your intelligent pal.

  1. Saga

Naming your puppy after the Norse goddess of wisdom shows that your little angel will not only be a ball of sunshine but an intelligent ball of sunshine.

  1. Cato

In ancient Rome, this means name "wise" too. If you're into mythology and history, this is a perfect name for your dog.

  1. Kasparov

Named after Garry Kasparov, a successful chess player, this is a charming and unique name. Chess is a game that needs intelligence and strategy. If your girl dog has these qualities, please, name her after Kasparov.

  1. Kepler

Johannes Kepler discovered the motion of planets, and naming your dog after him will stand out.

  1. Hannibal

If you're familiar with the show Hannibal, you will be naming your ball of fluff after an evil genius.

  1. Hawk

Short for Stephen Hawking. Need I say more? It is an intelligent name.

  1. Haziq

This name means skillful and intelligent and of Muslim origin.

  1. Tiana

This is a Disney princess known for her intelligence and business sense. Since your baby is royalty, it's going to be an excellent choice.

  1. Higgins

In Ireland, this means Intelligent. If you're Irish and feeling a little homesick, this is a fantastic option for you.

  1. Hal

This is the name of a super-intelligent supercomputer.

Cute Dog Names

With her soft dewy eyes and tiny ears that are just begging for a scratch, your adorable pup should have a name that melts your heart just as much as her snoring does. Here are some cartoon character names for your baby.

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Pepper
  3. Bucky
  4. Pups
  5. Fiona
  6. Anna
  7. Belle
  8. Elsa
  9. Daphne

Moana, Mittens, Mia, Missy, and Mimosa are also cute names for puppies culled from fairy tales; these names will work if you like girl dog names that start with M.

Popular Dog Names

Little Miss Doggo deserves a name that matches her popularity. Below are the female dog names in 2021.

  1. Zoey
  2. Nala
  3. Lily
  4. Coco
  5. Princess
  6. Piper
  7. Roxy

Rosie, Ruby, Raine, and Rori are also popular dog names for your friendly pup. You don't have to stop there; if your name starts with R, these girl dog names that start with R will make you two inseparable.

Quirky Dog Names

If your princess already stands out, why not pick a name that catches the attention of others and matches her aura.

  1. Kola
  2. Nakita
  3. Sakari
  4. Rousey
  5. Elli
  6. Twilight
  7. Shenzi
  8. Zayda
  9. Shady

Weird Dog Names

From food to places to landmarks, here are some names you can name the good girl that reminds you of a good time.

  1. Paris
  2. Willow
  3. Wiggles
  4. Nova
  5. Cookie
  6. Sydney
  7. Butterscotch
  8. Nutella
  9. Chip
  10. Sofia


Choosing a name for your dog is something that requires plenty of thought. These names will help you make the best decision on what name best defines your little bundle of joy.