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Introduction

A new addition to the family is always a happy event. Sometimes the most logical way to begin the naming process for your new pup is to consider their breed. The Border Collie is an intelligent, active, affectionate breed that is known for their work as farm dogs. Using commonly recognized breed characteristics like temperament, intelligence, and activity levels can be a great way to inform your name selection process. Don't forget to keep it fun, after all the Border Collie is a very fun dog to own!

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Border Collie Name Considerations

When naming your Border Collie, you may wish to take into account all of their breed characteristics as a basis for choosing the perfect name. You can consider things like their place of origin and the purpose of the breed, their temperament, and their physical traits in your naming process. This breed comes from Scotland is a determined herding dog. They are happiest when they have a job to do, and will herd just about anything that moved. You could pick a name that pays homage to your Border Collie’s Scottish heritage, or you could choose something that recognizes the breed’s skills as a working dog. You could simply pick something that relates to farming, which is where these dogs are often found.

Personality and appearance are other great inspirations for naming your pup. Just one gaze into your new dog’s eyes could give you all the information you need. A name like Charm could refer to how your dog warms your heart, or maybe you find something like Trouble more fitting for a mischievous puppy! Perhaps their long fur inspires a name like Shaggy, or their white paws something like Socks. Picking the right name could prove challenging, or it may come to you in an instant. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Male Border Collie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
Chaos
For their boundless energy
10
Swift
Perfect name for a speedy dog
8
Lightning
Border Collies are known for running very quickly
8
Patch
Border Collies often have a dark patch of fur over one or both of their eyes
8
Houdini
A famous escape artist, just like your Border Collie when bored
8
Astro
An out of this world name, for an out of this world pup
7
Bandit
A stray Border Collie adopted by Laura Ingalls on the TV show Little House on the Prairie
7
Ziggy
A quirky name to fit the breed’s playful personality
6
Jake
The 73rd most popular baby name in Scotland
4
Mischief
When not properly exercised, Border Collies can be mischievous
4
Bolt
Usain Bolt is a famous Olympic runner
3
Sport
Border Collies are exceptional athletes
3
Pepe (Le Pew)
Because of their black and white coloring, these dogs can resemble the famous skunk, Pepe Le Pew, from Looney Tunes
3
Sonny
You will likely feel a parental-type kinship with your Border Collie
3
Spot
These pups sometimes have spots on their head or legs
2
Alec
A Smart Alec is a person who knows everything and likes to show off
2
Chase
For their propensity to chase moving objects
2
Shep
Short for Shepherd, one that herds sheep
2
Koda
Native American name meaning “ally;” fitting for man’s best friend
1
Einstein
Border Collies are known for their intelligence
1
Pal
These dogs are truly devoted to their owners
1
Chief
These dogs like to control their “herd”
0
Kinsella
Ray Kinsella, the farmer played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams
0
Whisky
An ode to the signature liquor of Scotland
-1
John
Farmer John is a popular brand of meat in California
-1
Hardy
A tough name for a tough pup
-2
Harry
A classic English name fit for a furry dog
-5
Ranger
This farm dog feels at home on the range
-5
Deanie
After James Dean, an iconic American actor who owned a Border Collie of his own
-7
Jobs
These dogs love to have work to do

Female Border Collie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Star
A nod to the Border Collie’s success in show biz
8
Amor
Spanish for “love,” which you will receive plenty of from this pup
8
Swirl
Created when two colors are mixed together
7
Oreo
A black and white cookie that's almost as sweet as this black and white dog
6
Amber
Fitting for a pup with amber eyes
6
Betsy
A Border Collie famous for learning more than 300 words
6
Vita
Short for “Vitagraph,” the film studio that produced the first films with a canine star
6
Scout
Scout Finch, from the book To Kill A Mockingbird is a famously scrappy and intelligent young tomboy, just like your Border Collie
5
Abbey
Means “intelligent and beautiful,” just like this breed
5
Shadow
Border Collies love their humans and always want to be with them
5
Athena
After the Greek Goddess of Wisdom; seems like a fitting name for these clever pups
4
Lady
A fitting name for this graceful breed
4
Faith
For a loyal and devoted dog who will always have your back
4
Blaze
A white stripe on the face of an animal
3
Mia
Mia Hamm, famous soccer player who loves playing ball almost as much as the Border Collie
2
Heather
A commonly found plant native to Scotland
2
Silky
A well-groomed dog has a silky, luxurious coat
2
Pinta
Spanish for “patch”
1
Skye
An island in Scotland
1
Busy
An apt name for this workaholic breed
1
Honey
These dogs have a warm disposition towards people
1
Mandy
Short for “Amanda,” which means loveable in Latin
0
Victoria
Queen Victoria was a fan of this breed
0
Nana
A fitting name for a doting dog
0
Panda
Another adorable black and white animal
0
Bella
Means “beautiful” in Italian; fitting for a beautiful dog
0
Dora
Dora the Explorer loves adventures and so will your Border Collie
-2
Amigo
Spanish for “friend,” which is what you will find in this pup
-2
Happy
These dogs have an upbeat disposition
-2
Grace
For the breed’s graceful trot

Community Dogs with Border Collie Names

Ram it
Male
Border Collie
Glasgow, KY
Personality
Clever
friendly/
bit of a fanny

bumped into him in the shops getting a pint a milk

Babe
Female
Border Collie
Sahuarita, AZ

She is loveible

Babe
Female
Border Collie
Sahuarita, AZ

She will do anything with you and she is really fun to play with

Allie
Female
Border Collie
Owensboro, KY
Personality
Playful
Energetic

The name suites her

Sam
Male
Border Collie
Santa Ana, CA
Personality
Goofy
Sweet,

We had a cat named Sammy, she was given away when i had my daughter, ann. My husband, Joe, brought home Sam one day and we wanted to keep him.