Active Dog Names

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Introduction

Active dog names are very popular among monikers for dogs. Many new dog owners choose active dog names to relate to the activity their dog enjoys the most. There are many dogs, of all breeds, who are spry in many ways. Some dogs love to hunt or were bred to hunt, some dogs enjoy playing in the water, there are dogs who like agility, running, and fetching, and more. The adventures your dog enjoys depends on your dog's personality and what they were originally bred to do. However, there are dog's who were not "bred" to do anything specific but who still love being active. Many sprightly dogs make great house dogs and family members but need activity to keep them content. Even if it is daily walking or running free in a field, your dog is considered active, and you can choose any name that fits what your dog loves to do with you!

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Active Dog Name Considerations

So, you have an active dog! Well, luckily there are many dog names for males and females that fit this category. In order to choose the ideal name for your new companion, think about things your dog's activities that are enjoyable. For example, if your pooch loves to play the game Fetch, then Fetch is a great name. Or what about Wave if you have a dog who loves the ocean? You may have a female dog who enjoys romping and jumping, so Frolic may be a name you consider.

There are so many activities dogs find joy in doing, such as soccer, hiking, walking, agility, and more, and with those pastimes come many names, such as Kicker, Rocky, Prancer,  and Gracie. If your dog enjoys any type of play, you may consider Dash or Juniper. 

Deciding on a name for your active dog can be easy if you think of the activities your little romper enjoys the most. If your dog is an all-around dog who just has a super personality, you may consider naming your new companion after their demeanor, choosing tags such as Whispy, Shyla, Ruckus, or Baby. After all, it is up to you, and whichever name you choose will be perfect for your new family member!

Male Active Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Chipper
Meaning happy and upbeat
5
Trigger
A name for a gun dog, such as the Spaniel
3
Peppy
Meaning full of energy and drive
3
Breezy
Meaning light-hearted and fun
3
Zippy
Full of vigor and energy
3
Turbo
Quickly increasing speed
3
Stormy
A quick rush of rain, a great name for a strong, active dog
2
Spirit
Meaning full of life and spunk
2
Scout
Meaning to explore an area, a name for a field dog
1
Dart
Meaning a burst of speed
1
jiffy
Meaning very fast or in an instant
1
Dash
A name for a quick speed dog, such as a Greyhound
0
Gator
Another name for a water dog, especially marsh hunters
0
Finn
Adapted from an Irish warrior-hero, a nice water dog name
0
Arrow
Shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport, a name for a sporting dog
-1
Runner
Great for any dog who loves to run
-1
Goose
Named after the bird, a name for a bird dog
-1
Moose
A clever name for a field dog
-2
Buckshot
A name for a field hunter or gun dog
-3
Cujo
Cujo is a strong name for any active dog
-3
Bracken
Large course or field ferns, a name for a field hunter
-4
Aiyu
Aiyu means lifespan or very long, active life
-4
Loon
An aquatic bird, great name for water dogs
-4
Gunner
A name for any gun dog, like a Pointer
-5
Breaker
Meaning a strong wave, good for any active dog
-5
Ahlad
Ahlad means one who is joyful and active in life, full of life
-5
Bardhan
Meaning one who is strong in life
-5
Frisky
Meaning strong, lively, and playful
-5
Aston
Named after the Aston Martin sports car

Female Active Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Cricket
A spring insect in nature, a name for a sporting field dog
3
Flurry
Meaning a gust of wind, a name for an active and energetic dog
3
Xena
A female fictitious strong hero, a name for an active, strong dog
3
Dixie
An active dog name with a southern twist
2
Clover
A field flower, a name for a field hunting dog
2
Foxy
Named after the intelligent and witty animal, an active dog name
2
Gracie
The ideal for the graceful running dog
2
Windy
If you have a dog that runs like the wind, here's your name!
1
Sassy
A name for an active dog with a little, or a lot, of attitude
1
Leia
Named after Princess Leia in Star Wars
0
Misty
Named after Misty Trenor, champion of beach volleyball
-1
Shelby
The fast prototype of the American muscle car, a name for a strong and fast dog
-1
Lolo
After Lori Jones, famous bobsled and track star
-1
Dara
Named after the Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres
-1
Marina
A name for a water dog, also after Marina Navratilova, famous tennis player
-1
Nadia
Named after Nadia Comaneci, famous gymnast
-1
Maria
Named after tennis champion Maria Sharapova
-1
Kallie
Gaelic meaning from the forest, after Kallie Humphries, famous bobsledder
-1
Moxie
Meaning courage and vigor
-2
Spunky
An active dog who has a lot of spunk
-3
Blithe
Meaning energetic and cheerful, active
-3
Zephyr
A female dog name meaning a sweeping and strong wind
-3
Annika
A variation of Anna, for Annika Sorenstam, the famous golfer
-3
Frolic
A wonderful name for an active dog who loves to frolic and play
-5
Porsche
A popular sports car with speed, a name for an active dog
-5
Fiesta
It's time for a party; a great name for an active and energetic dog
-5
Raven
A popular bird, for a female bird dog, this may be an ideal name
-5
Vistesse
In French, Vitesse means speed
-5
Whirly
A variation of whirl, meaning to move or spin rapidly
-5
Katniss
Named after Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games

Community Dogs with Active Names

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Male
Golden Retriever
Elm Grove, WI

he likes to come into soccer games we play at home.