Border Collie Names

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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
Patch
Border Collies often have a dark patch of fur over one or both of their eyes
10
Chaos
For their boundless energy
9
Swift
Perfect name for a speedy dog
8
Bandit
A stray Border Collie adopted by Laura Ingalls on the TV show Little House on the Prairie
8
Houdini
A famous escape artist, just like your Border Collie when bored
7
Lightning
Border Collies are known for running very quickly
7
Astro
An out of this world name, for an out of this world pup
5
Bolt
Usain Bolt is a famous Olympic runner
5
Ziggy
A quirky name to fit the breed’s playful personality
4
Mischief
When not properly exercised, Border Collies can be mischievous
4
Jake
The 73rd most popular baby name in Scotland
3
Spot
These pups sometimes have spots on their head or legs
3
Koda
Native American name meaning “ally;” fitting for man’s best friend
2
Sport
Border Collies are exceptional athletes
2
Pepe (Le Pew)
Because of their black and white coloring, these dogs can resemble the famous skunk, Pepe Le Pew, from Looney Tunes
2
Sonny
You will likely feel a parental-type kinship with your Border Collie
1
Chief
These dogs like to control their “herd”
1
Chase
For their propensity to chase moving objects
0
Pal
These dogs are truly devoted to their owners
0
Shep
Short for Shepherd, one that herds sheep
-1
Einstein
Border Collies are known for their intelligence
-1
Alec
A Smart Alec is a person who knows everything and likes to show off
-1
Whisky
An ode to the signature liquor of Scotland
-2
Kinsella
Ray Kinsella, the farmer played by Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams
-3
John
Farmer John is a popular brand of meat in California
-3
Hardy
A tough name for a tough pup
-4
Harry
A classic English name fit for a furry dog
-5
Ranger
This farm dog feels at home on the range
-7
Deanie
After James Dean, an iconic American actor who owned a Border Collie of his own
-9
Jobs
These dogs love to have work to do

Female Border Collie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Star
A nod to the Border Collie’s success in show biz
10
Oreo
A black and white cookie that's almost as sweet as this black and white dog
7
Amor
Spanish for “love,” which you will receive plenty of from this pup
7
Athena
After the Greek Goddess of Wisdom; seems like a fitting name for these clever pups
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
Faith
For a loyal and devoted dog who will always have your back
5
Abbey
Means “intelligent and beautiful,” just like this breed
5
Swirl
Created when two colors are mixed together
4
Skye
An island in Scotland
4
Lady
A fitting name for this graceful breed
4
Scout
Scout Finch, from the book To Kill A Mockingbird is a famously scrappy and intelligent young tomboy, just like your Border Collie
3
Shadow
Border Collies love their humans and always want to be with them
3
Blaze
A white stripe on the face of an animal
2
Heather
A commonly found plant native to Scotland
2
Mandy
Short for “Amanda,” which means loveable in Latin
2
Bella
Means “beautiful” in Italian; fitting for a beautiful dog
1
Mia
Mia Hamm, famous soccer player who loves playing ball almost as much as the Border Collie
1
Silky
A well-groomed dog has a silky, luxurious coat
1
Honey
These dogs have a warm disposition towards people
1
Pinta
Spanish for “patch”
1
Panda
Another adorable black and white animal
0
Victoria
Queen Victoria was a fan of this breed
0
Dora
Dora the Explorer loves adventures and so will your Border Collie
-1
Nana
A fitting name for a doting dog
-1
Busy
An apt name for this workaholic breed
-2
Grace
For the breed’s graceful trot
-4
Amigo
Spanish for “friend,” which is what you will find in this pup
-4
Happy
These dogs have an upbeat disposition

Community Dogs with Border Collie Names

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

Kiskya's name story for Border Collie Names
Kiskya
Female
Blue Heeler
Cedar City, UT
Personality
Sweet

We had a friend with a Male Siberian Husky with the name Kaski. So my children came up with a girl sounding name that kind of matched his name. We ended up with Kiskya. The y is silent. So it sounded out like this...Kiska.

Peppa's name story for Border Collie Names
Peppa
Female
Border Collie
Sydney, FL

My dog (Peppa) was bought with the name and we were thinking of changing it but she soon developed little black spots on her fur so we decided the name fit her because she has pepper spots scattered all over her paws and legs

Pippa's name story for Border Collie Names
Pippa
Female
Border Collie
Adelaide, GA

Pippa, after the famous childrens movie 'pippi longstockings ' Who was an adventurous very caring, energetic young girl

Ram it's name story for Border Collie Names
Ram it
Male
Border Collie
Glasgow, KY
Personality
bit of a fanny
friendly/
Clever

bumped into him in the shops getting a pint a milk

Allie's name story for Border Collie Names
Allie
Female
Border Collie
Owensboro, KY
Personality
Playful
Energetic

The name suites her

Sam's name story for Border Collie Names
Sam
Male
Border Collie
Santa Ana, CA
Personality
Sweet,
Goofy

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.