Biblical Dog Names

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Introduction

Finding inspiration in the Bible for your puppy’s name can be daunting because of all the unique names that are difficult to pronounce and people would give you a weird look at the dog park. You do not want to embarrass your dog with an odd name, instead you want to inspire greatness. However, there are interesting and fun names in the Bible that would be the perfect fit for your newest family addition. So, when you are planning to add a puppy to your family, crack open the Bible to search for the best biblical name for him or her. 

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Biblical Dog Name Considerations

Whether you are devote Christian or not, you can find a wealth of interesting names in the Bible. Both male and female names abound, some fairly common and others rather obscure or slightly wacky. Some people choose to name their canine companion after they get to know their personality; others have a name picked out before they even find their new puppy. Many of the biblical names can be used exactly as they are found within the Bible, or they can be shortened to give them a friendlier feel such as Abe instead of Abel or Zeke instead of Ezekiel.

When you are choosing a name for your puppy, think about the dogs in your neighborhood or family and try to avoid naming your new friend the same name or even something similar. This will help avoid some confusion when playing in the dog park or having doggy play dates. Family gatherings will also be less confusing if your puppy has a completely unique name from the other dogs in the extended family. Take the time to think through name ideas and get to know your puppy a bit before settling on the official name. Many times, you will know their perfect name when you meet and spend time with them. 

Male Biblical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Abel
Adam and Eve’s son that was murdered by his brother
6
Rufus
Son of Simon a Cyrenian who helped carry the cross of Jesus Christ; found in the Book of Mark
6
Gideon
Great warrior; military leader found in the Book of Judges
6
Ezekiel
Strength in God; name of Hebrew prophet
5
Luke
Author of the third gospel in the New Testament
5
Elijah
Yahweh is God; name of Israelite prophet
4
Solomon
The son of King David; also known as Jedidiah
4
Mark
Author of the second gospel in New Testament; only one to refer to Jesus as the son of Mary
4
Jethro
Father or Zipporah and father-in-law of Moses; found in Exodus
4
Jared
Called the forefather of Noah in Genesis
3
Noah
Builder of the infamous ark that saved animal pairs during the great flood
3
Meshach
One of three Jewish boys thrown into the fire by King Nebuchadnezzar
3
Levi
The third son of Jacob; apostle Matthew’s name before he began following Jesus
3
Jonah
Prophet in the Book of Jonah; story of Jonah and the whale
3
Barabbas
Lovable Saint Bernard from the movie My Dog, a Thief
2
Seth
Son of Adam and Eve; found in Genesis
2
Moses
Led the exodus Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea; brought the 10 commandments to his people
2
Micah
One of the 12 minor prophets of Tanakh; contemporary of Isaiah, Hosea and Amos
2
Matthew
Author of the first gospel in New Testament; apostle of Jesus
2
Josiah
The son of King Amon and grandson of Manasseh
2
James
Apostles of Jesus; James the son of Zebedee and James the son of Alphaeus
2
Asher
Son of Zilpah and Jacob and younger brother of Gad; found in Genesis
2
Adam
The first man created by God
1
Simon
The Zealot was an apostle of Jesus and can be found mentioned in Acts, Luke, Matthew and Mark
1
Samson
Israelite warrior with extreme strength from his uncut hair; found in the Book of Judges
0
Jacob
Father of the 12 tribes of Israel
-1
Reuben
Eldest son of Jacob and Leah; founder of the Tribe of Reuben
-1
Isaac
He will laugh; son of Abraham and Sarah
-1
Gabriel
God is my strength; angel that delivers message of Jesus’ birth to Mary
-4
Joshua
One of the 12 Israelite spies sent by Moses into Canaan

Female Biblical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Mara
Meaning bitter it is the name Naomi gave herself when she returned from Moab
9
Miriam
Sister of Moses and Aaron; Prophet that appears in Exodus
8
Naomi
Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth; meaning my joy
7
Mary
Mother of Jesus; many other women were named Mary throughout Scripture
7
Kezia
The second daughter of Job; beautiful
6
Vashti
First wife of Persian King Ahasuerus
6
Eve
The first woman created by God; from Adam’s rib
6
Esther
The Jewish woman who became the wife of Persian King Ahasuerus
6
Anna
Means grace or favor; the first woman Christian missionary
6
Adah
Beauty or adornment; the first woman named after Eve in the Bible
5
Susanna
White lily; one of the women healed by Jesus
4
Phoebe
Deacon of the church of Cenchreae; found in Romans 16
4
Dinah
Daughter of Jacob and Leah of the Old Testament
3
Tamar
A palm tree; Canaanite who married Er
3
Lydia
Woman baptized in Acts 16; meaning beauty
3
Candace
Ruler of children; Ethiopian queen mentioned in Luke
3
Abigail
Means cause of joy; wife of David in the Old Testament
2
Sarah
Abraham’s wife; mother of Isaac
2
Jezebel
Wife of King Ahab; convinced King Ahab to worship other gods besides Yahweh
2
Angel
Heavenly being or messenger of God
1
Orpah
The daughter-in-law of Naomi; means young doe or fawn
1
Delilah
Woman who deceived Samson; found in the Old Testament
0
Leah
Became Jacob’s wife through the deception of her father, Laban
0
Drusilla
Granddaughter of Herod; means watered by the dew
0
Chloe
A convert of Paul; means blooming
-1
Rachel
Jacob’s second wife; daughter of Laban
-2
Hannah
Means Grace of God; the mother of Samuel
-4
Zillah
Shadow of darkness; one of Lamech’s wives
-4
Jael
The woman who murdered a man while he slept; wild
-4
Beulah
The land of Israel as described by the prophet Isaiah

Community Dogs With Biblical Names

Saint's name story for Biblical Dog Names
Saint
Male
Dachshund
Baton Rouge, LA

Had a friend whose last name was St. Romain. He was called Saint in college. I was grieving from loss of my husband. After a visit with my friend I was urged to get a male dog and to name him Saint. The dog’s personality has proved he has been a Saint in helping me through my grief.

Grace (gracie)
Female
French Bulldog
Long Beach, MS
Personality
Happy

Grace (or Gracie) reminds us of God's allowance for us to experience His power and presence in our lives