Australian Shepherd Dog Names

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Introduction

Australian Shepherds, also known as Aussies for short, are dogs that have been around as devoted companions for many years. Despite their titles, the Aussie wasn't actually created in Australia, but were first developed in the United States of America. Built to be the working dogs of the West, Aussie's helped farmers and ranchers on their land with jobs such as herding cattle, coaxing horses into their trailers, and even pulling carts around. These dogs are extremely intelligent and are not afraid to show it. Aside from being working dogs, Aussie's were also used in the entertainment industry; performing in movies, TV shows, and actual acts that performed for all kinds of different venues. With this rich background, it isn't hard to see how the beautiful dogs are loved by people everywhere. Those who are looking for a loving, hard working, companion will definitely find all that and more in the Australian Shepherd.

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Australian Shepherd Dog Name Considerations

Based on the fact that the Aussie was created and developed in the Western states of America, names that follow a Cowboy or Cowgirl theme may be perfect for this breed. Some may like the idea of choosing an Australian title for their Aussie as the breed sets everything up perfectly for that, and there's nothing wrong with the idea at all! For those who want more of a country twang kind of name may steer towards topics like names of states and have meanings that involve farm life. 

For instance, a male Australian Shepherd may fit names like Texas, Hank, and Angus best. All of these offer a sense of masculinity while also embracing the classic nature of the Wild West! For females, names such as Cheyenne, Jane, and Lady are great examples that capture the beauty and free nature of the women who helped settle Western America. All of the names listed here, along with many more, are a perfect starting place for finding the perfect moniker that will forever symbolize how you see your Australian Shepherd. There is no doubt that no matter which title you decide to choose for your Aussie, it should be one that represents the breed's intelligence and carefree personality. 

Male Australian Shepherd Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Cooper
A Latin name that refers to a barrel maker
5
August
A Latin name and short form of Augustus, which means "revered, exalted"
2
Hunter
An English name for "one who hunts"
1
Jack
An English name that was commonly used as a nickname for those called John or James
1
Jesse
A Hebrew name that means "gift"
1
Levi
A name of Hebrew origin meaning "joined in harmony"
0
Montana
Most likely derived from a Spanish word with the meaning of "mountain"
0
Harper
An Old English name meaning "harp player"
0
Houston
A name with English origins that means "hill town"
-2
Texas
Adapted from the Native American Caddo word "teyshas" which means "friends or allies"
-2
Kit
A name of Greek origin meaning "bearer or Christ"
-3
Randall
A name that has a Germanic origin and means "wolf shield"
-3
Kaelan
A Gaelic name that means "slender, thin"
-3
Kentucky
A name of Native American origin that means "land of tomorrow"
-3
James
Hebrew name which means "following after"
-3
Hogan
Gaelic name that means "youthful person"
-3
Gideon
A Hebrew name that means "great warrior"
-3
Wyatt
An alteration of the name "Wigheard" meaning "war; hardy, brave, strong"
-4
Alaska
Originate from an Aleut word (Alyeska) which means "great land"
-4
Hewitt
Derived from the name "Hugh" which is based off of a Germanic word that means "heart, mind or spirit"
-4
Tennessee
Evolved from the Creek and Cherokee words, most likely from the village of "Tanasqui"
-4
Grainger
An English name with Old French roots meaning "a person who oversees the granaries"
-4
Anders
A Greek name meaning "virile, manly"
-4
Zeke
A Hebrew name meaning "God strengthens"
-5
Stadler
A Germanic name that means "barn worker"
-5
Jenner
A Norman-French name meaning "cunning, ingenious"
-5
Del
Short for Delaware, which was created in honor of Lord De La Warr
-5
Hank
A Germanic name meaning "ruler of an estate"
-5
Jeb
A western nickname that is a diminutive of the name "Jacob"
-6
Angus
A name of Gaelic origin which means "unique choice"

Female Australian Shepherd Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
4
Maybelle
A variant of the English Latin name Mabel, which means "lovable"
3
Belle
A French name that means "beautiful"
2
Nevada
The Spanish feminine form of "covered in snow"
2
Mae
A form of the Hebrew name Mary, which means "bitter"
1
Dakota
Short for North Dakotah which (Dakota) is the Sioux word for "Friend"
1
Ella
A shortened form of the English name Eleanor, meaning "light"
0
Kansas
This name is derived from the Native American Kaws or Kansa people which was a Sioux tribe
0
Holly
An Old English name referring to the "holly tree"
0
Blythe
An Old English name meaning "joyful"
-1
Kasey
A Gaelic name that means "alert, watchful"
-1
Scarlett
An English name for a "red cloth vendor"
-1
Lady
An English word that means "woman of high manners"
-1
Amabel
A Latin name that means "adorable"
-1
Lucy
A Latin name meaning "light"
-2
Lilibeth
A diminutive of Hebrew name Elizabeth, meaning "promise of God"
-2
Indiana
A name meaning "land of the Indians"
-2
Georgia
Named for King George II of England and a Greek name that means "farming woman"
-3
Jeana
A Latin name meaning "queen"
-3
Ida
A Germanic name that means "hardworking woman"
-3
Willa
The feminine form of William which is an Old Germanic name meaning "determined protector"
-3
Jane
A Hebrew name meaning "God is gracious"
-3
Selina
A name with a Greek origin which means "lunar glow"
-3
Winnifred
A Welsh name that means "white wave"
-3
Nelly
A name of Hebrew origin that means "God is my judge"
-3
Susannah
A form of the Hebrew name Susan, meaning "graceful Lilly"
-4
Patty
A diminutive of the Aramaic name Martha, which means "lady of the house"
-4
Jill
A diminutive of the Latin name Gillian, which means "daughter of Jupiter"
-4
Cheyenne
A name derived from an Algonquian tribe of the Great plains as well as the capital city of Wyoming
-5
Harriet
A Germanic name that means "ruler of the house"
-5
Hattie
A Germanic name that means "home ruler"

Community Dogs with Australian Shepherd Names

Maybelle's name story for Australian Shepherd Dog Names
Maybelle
Female
Australian Shepherd
Hammond, LA
Personality
Active

I got my dogs name from this website

Sunny's name story for Australian Shepherd Dog Names
Sunny
Male
Australian Shepherd
Arroyo Grande, CA
Personality
Playful
Happy
Loving

He was rescued on a 100 degree day, and his smile brightened the room. Therefore, Sunny!

Poopy butt hole tea's name story for Australian Shepherd Dog Names
Poopy butt hole tea
Male
Australian Cattle
Butler, TN

I saw him, and I though "woh. He looks like my grandmas butt". Dont ask me how i know what ny grandmas butt looks like

Harlow's name story for Australian Shepherd Dog Names
Harlow
Female
Australian Shepherd
Black River Falls, WI

Harlow is a 2 1/2 year old toy American Shepherd who was rescued from a dog breeding home. She was turned into the rescue for producing only one puppy for a couple of litters. I adopted her from the rescue facility and learned she survived nine c-sections and complications from her spaying. She is making slow progress but is finally healthy and free of infections that have lingered while at her foster home.