Best 6-Letter Dog Names

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When we get a new dog, we have a great responsibility because we want to choose the best, most suited name for our newest family member.  There are so many dog names to choose from, so how do we narrow it down? How do we choose?  The truth is we need help. We need inspiration.  Well never fear, because after extensive research the best 6-letter dog names are now ready to view below. One way to narrow down your choice is to decide the length of a name – do you want a long name or short name for your pooch? In this article, the best 6-letter names for dogs have been narrowed down for you to view. 

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Best 6-Letter Dog Name Considerations

Narrowing down names for your dog is a perilous task.  There are so many names to choose on and often people have to do a lot of research. Owners want a name that their dog suits, and that’s why by checking out the best 6-letter dog names, you can narrow down a choice quite quickly.  Pick a few names that you like and think about how they would suit your pet.  You can consider things like size, color, and temperament. 

 For instance, the name Shadow would likely suit a dog with a black colored coat. Names like Brandy and Ginger can also be inspired by the color of your pet.  If you have a particularly pristine and beautiful pet then you might want to choose a name Tinsel, or Dazzle.  If you have a dog with a brave temperament then you may look for names that relate to Greek mythology like Hector, Brutus, Adonis, Oberon or Apollo.  If your dog shivers in the cold, then they may suit the name Shiver. 

6-letter names are medium in length as some owners prefer really short names of only 3 letters and others like longer, or with two names or a double-barrel name.  The choice is yours, but there is something for everyone in the lists of names provided in this article. 

Male Best 6-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Harley
Ideal for the motorbike lover; Inspired by Harley Davidson
7
Harlow
An old English surname
7
Adonis
From Greek mythology; originating from the word adonai meaning lord
6
Hoover
Perfect name for our four-legged friends who quickly devour our food crumbs
6
Tinker
A tinker can fix things but is usually an unskilled worker
5
Bailey
One of the most popular male dog names of 2017
5
Cooper
Originally a surname meaning barrel maker
5
Cipher
Meaning a secret or disguised way of writing a code
4
Buster
Originally a nickname taken from silent movie star Buster Keaton
4
Bandit
A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang
4
Easter
A Christian celebration
4
Booker
An English surname meaning maker of books
4
Apollo
The twin brother of Artemus; sons of Zeus and Leto in Greek mythology
3
Murphy
Of Irish descent; an Irish surname
3
Sirius
The name of Ariana Grande's pooch Sirius Black
3
Viking
9th century Scandinavian raiders
3
Magnum
Inspired by the TV show Magnum PI or a chocolate covered ice cream lolly
2
Brutus
Inspired by Roman gladiator Brutus Maximus
2
Waiver
Waiving your rights to relinquish responsibility
1
Shadow
Ideal for your small dark and quick dog
1
Boomer
A bird character from Disney's The Fox and the Hound
1
Gibson
The name of Alyssa Milano's Chihuahua
1
Hector
A Trojan champion from Greek mythology
1
Keeper
Fantastic name if your dog is a keeper
0
Tucker
Surname meaning someone who pulls cloth; now a popular first name
0
Hunter
Ideal for a retriever or terrier who enjoys hunting
0
Fawkes
Ariana Grande's Shiba Inu inspired by the Phoenix in Harry Potter
-1
Oberon
The king of fairies in Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Night's Dream
-2
Barney
Taken from the name Bernard; Great name for a Saint Bernard breed
-3
Oliver
Author Charles Dickens wrote novel Oliver Twist in 1839

Female Best 6-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Dakota
Of American origin; meaning allies or friends
7
Lottie
Deriving from the name Charlotte
6
Maggie
Derived from Margarita, a Latin word meaning pearl
6
Brandy
Originally derived from a Dutch word meaning burnt wine
6
Chaise
The name of a river in France
6
Nikita
La Femme Nikita a TV show aired in 1997 about a female assassin
6
Tessie
Deriving from the Spanish and Portuguese name Teresa
5
Cassie
A cute name derived from Cassandra
5
Alexis
A Greek name meaning helper or defender
4
Sophie
One of the most popular dogs female dog names in 2017
4
Ginger
Often inspired by the actress and dancer Ginger Rogers
4
Agatha
Literature fans might feel inspired by mystery writer Agatha Christie
4
Clover
A wild flower; said to bring luck if you find a four-leaf clover
4
Trixie
Deriving from the name Beatrix; like author Beatrix Potter
4
Dazzle
A perfect name for your dog that is so beautiful
3
Shiver
Great name for a light colored dog who doesn't like the cold
3
Olivia
Inspired by Glee star; Jane Lynch's Lhasa Apso
3
Sarabi
Sarabi is the lioness mother of Simba in the Lion King
3
Gidget
A beautiful clever Pomeranian from The Secret Lives of Pets movie
2
Maisie
A pretty Scottish name
2
Minnie
Derived from the German name Wilhelmina
2
Dottie
Deriving from the name Dorothy; A dot is also another word for a spot
2
Maddie
Deriving from names Madeline or Madison
1
Willow
The name of a type of tree; also a character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show
0
Kimchi
Inspired by Paris Hilton's Pomeranian pooch Kimchi
0
Mystic
Mysterious and magical name for your four-legged friend
-1
Pepper
The nickname of Iron Man's girlfriend for the comic lover
-1
Damsel
A young and fair woman
-1
Magpie
A magpie is a type of bird that likes shiny things
-1
Tinsel
A glittering thread used as a Christmas decoration

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