No doubt you want to pick a name for your girl or boy dog that's as 'fur-tastic' as they are. By sifting through an array of Australian dog names - from true blue varieties to the popular and the more unusual - you're bound to hit on a winner in no time.
Australian Names for Female Dogs
Female pooches are a lot of fun. As a dog owner, you'll want to choose a pet name that suits her as well as her personalised collar. These Aussie names are perfect for prettily 'pawesome' domestic dogs.
Popular Girl Dog Names in Australia
Many of the number one Australian names for female dogs also serve as human names. And, unlike male dog names, quite a few end in 'y'. If your pup's a popular breed, such as a Golden Retriever or a German Shepherd, a fashionable name could be the perfect accessory.
True Blue Names for Girl Dogs
Looking for a name that'd suit an Aussie cattle dog? These monikers work well for working dogs like kelpies and Australian shepherd dogs - and may completely sum up your little (or big) lady.
Female Dog Names Inspired by Aussie Icons and Words
To flaunt your national pride, why not name your fur baby after an Australian town like Margaret (short for Margaret River)? Or how about honouring a local celebrity or a colloquialism? Doing so can make for cute, and sometimes funny, pet names.
Aboriginal Names for Female Dogs
These Indigenous dog names, taken from various dialects, not only sound interesting but have cultural significance. Naming your hound after an Aboriginal word will, undoubtedly, leave an impression.
- Alinta - flame
- Amarina - rain
- Araluen - water lilies
- Camira - of the wind
- Coorah - woman
- Cuballa - dog
- Jedda - little wild goose
- Kalina - love and affection
- Kiah - from a beautiful place
- Koa - crow
- Lenah - kangaroo
- Lowanna - woman
- Medika - blossom or flower
- Miki - moon
- Nala - earth
- Rianna - small caterpillar
- Talia - near water
- Tau - twilight
- Vega - swooping eagle
- Yindi - sun
Quirky Australian Female Dog Names
You won't hear these names being called out at the dog park too often. They're most uncommon.
Female Dog Names that Reflect Their Colour or Markings
Does your pup have a lustrous coat or distinctly patterned fur? Refer to this in her name, from the quintessentially Australian 'Tim Tam' for a brown dog to the self-explanatory 'Speckle'.
Australian Names for Male Dogs
As a pet parent, you'll want just the right Australian name for your boy dog - one that fits them equally well as a new pup or an older dog. No matter whether you have a Labrador Retriever or a Border Collie, you're sure to unearth an apt 'calling card' for your male dog among this list.
Popular Boy Dog Names
Hip breeds, like French bulldogs and Australian shepherd dogs, go hand-in-hand - or, perhaps, paw-in-paw - with in-vogue names.
True Blue Names for Male Dogs
Aussie-as monikers marry well with Australian cattle and sheep-herding dogs, like kelpies.
Male Dog Names Inspired by Aussie Icons and Words
Show off your local pride by naming your boy dog after an Aussie celebrity, like Hutch (in honour of INXS singer Michael Hutchence). Or how about paying tribute to an iconic wild dog, such as the Canis lupus dingo?
Aboriginal Names for Male Dogs
Picking a name from Australia's Aboriginal languages is a good move as a dog lover. As well as the moniker sounding unique, it'll have extra special meaning.
- Aari - mountain of strength
- Adami - red, earthy
- Bakali - quick
- BamBam - swelling or bruise
- Bardo - water
- Coen - thunder
- Dameeli - affection
- Daku - sand hill
- Duri - to crawl
- Gelar - brother
- Jamberoo - track
- Junee - speak to me
- Kolya - winter
- Miro - spear thrower
- Monti - black-necked stork
- Norin - noble and decent
- Omeo - meaning mountains or hills
- Warrin - winter
Quirky Boy Dog Names
These names should prove as distinctive as your puppy's bark.
Male Dog Names That Reflect Their Colour or Markings
Maybe you have a red or blue merle dog, with a mottled-looking coat, or an Old English Sheepdog with shaggy fur. Pay homage by opting for a cleverly appropriate name.
Pet Names Are as Individual as Your Furry Bestie
There are countless Australian dog names to select from. But by looking through a range of options, you're certain to find inspiration. What works best will depend on your dog's unique personality and appearance and, of course, your own personal taste.