Australian Kelpie Dog Names

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Introduction

The Australian Kelpie is a fairly new breed of dog; it was only recognized by the American Kennel Club as a member of the herding group in 2017.  It was originally used as a guard dog and herding dog in Australia, and its ancestry is thought to come from the famous Dingo, a wild dog that lives in the Australian outback. If the newest addition to your family is a cute Kelpie, then you need to give him or her a deserving name – maybe an Australian inspired name would be just the right fit.  Choosing a forever name for your new companion is never easy, but good news, this guide includes a list of the top 60 names for your Kelpie, so read on for inspiration! 

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Naming your Australian Kelpie might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be!  Luckily, there is much inspiration to be taken from this guide as a list has been provided with our 30 top male and top 30 female names for your new Kelpie.  

You might want to consider your Kelpie's origins, for example an Australian inspired name could be great – like Boomerang, or Roo if you love the Australian furry bouncer.  You could even consider names inspired by Australian places like Dundee, Sydney, or Victoria.  Sienna means a brownish-red color such as the earthy shade often seen in the region, so color consideration is also another thing to think about.  

Remember, your Kelpie stands proud so you could ponder a name that reflects this trait, like Rex (meaning king) or Angus (meaning strength). Aboriginal names are also a possible consideration, like Orana. 

The main thing to think about is, whatever name you choose will be your four-legged friend’s name for life.  Make sure you do your research and come up with a deserving name for your beloved pet.  Check out the list below and write down any that you think might suit your furry friend, and then you can go back to the list later and see if there are any that fit your dog. Choose your forever-name carefully!

Male Australian Kelpie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Dingo
Inspired by the native Australian wild dog
2
Darwin
Means dear friend; from English origin
1
Rusty
A reddish-brown color
1
Bear
Name of American origin meaning bear-like
1
Buckley
A name of English origin and typically a surname
1
Roo
Inspired by the Kangaroo
0
Rex
Of Latin origin meaning king
0
Aussie
Referring to someone native to Australia
0
Heeler
If your dog is obedient and good at heeling
0
Jaxon
Means son of Jack; of American origin
0
Levi
Hebrew meaning joined in Harmony
0
Melbourne
The capital of Victoria state and second largest city
-1
Dusty
Inspired by the dusty Australian outback
-1
Angus
Scottish origin meaning one strength
-1
Archie
From the name Archibald and of Germanic origin
-1
Baz
Shortened form of the name Barry
-1
Boomerang
A curved stick used as a weapon by Australian natives
-1
Brisbane
The capital of Queensland
-1
Carson
Of American origin, meaning son of Carr or son who lives in the swamp
-1
Clayton
Means from the town of clay land
-1
Clip
A clip holds things together
-1
Eli
Of Hebrew origin meaning height
-1
Granite
Plutonic igneous rocks that contain dark minerals
-1
Howe
Of English origin meaning from the hill
-1
Hudson
Inspired by the New York river
-1
Lachlan
From Scottish Gaelic meaning from the land of lakes
-1
Lucas
The name Lucas is from Greek origin
-1
Reef
Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef
-1
Xavier
Of Latin origin meaning The New House
-2
Boomer
A large male Kangeroo

Female Australian Kelpie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Amber
A precious jewel; in Gaelic Amber means fierce
3
Ava
In Latin-America Ava means like a bird
2
Kiwi
A flightless bird originating from New Zealand
2
Matilda
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning strength in battle
2
Sienna
Means reddish-brown color in Italian
2
Summer
A season; often used as a name for someone who is born in summer
1
Adelaide
Germanic name meaning noble and kind
1
Darling
An Australian river or it can be used to refer to a special loved one
1
Harper
Can simply mean harp player
1
Kylie
Inspired by Australian actress and singer Kylie Minogue
1
Mallee
Scrubland with low-growing eucalyptus
1
Mia
Hebrew name meaning uncertain or possibly bitter
1
Milla
Form of Emilia in German; meaning industrious
1
Sydney
Sydney is the largest Australian city
0
Aria
In Italian Aria means song or melody
0
Bundy
The word bundy means free
0
Dundee
A town in Northern Territory Australia
0
Orana
Of Aboriginal origin meaning welcome
0
Pippa
Means lover of horses; of English origin
0
Victoria
A name of Latin origin meaning conqueror; also an Australian state
-1
Barossa
A German dialect spoken mainly in Barossa Valley; South Australia
-1
Isla
In Spanish Isla is a variant of Isabel and means devoted to God
-1
Omaha
Inspired by the native American Omaha tribe
-1
Karleen
Of German origin meaning womanly strength
-1
Hestia
From ancient Greek mythology; goddess of hearth and fire
-1
Zoe-Belle
A mix of two girls names Zoe and Isabelle
-2
Bossy
Inspired by the Kelpie that appeared on the TV show, Neighbours
-2
Sunraysia
An Australian district known for its sunshine
-2
Belladonna
Poisonous plant with shiny black berries and reddish bell-shaped flowers
-2
Blythe
Of English origin meaning happy

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