Cairn Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

The Cairn Terrier was originally bred in Scotland, to aid Scottish farmers.  This breed was used to hunt foxes and badgers.  If you have an energetic and alert Cairn Terrier, you'll already know that they make excellent family pets.  He or she will soon become a lovable member of your family.  It’s important to keep your Cairn Terrier stimulated in both mind and body, to prevent destructive behavior.  This breed loves to play, so one-on-one time is essential.  As an intelligent breed, the Cairn Terrier trains easily, especially with plenty of praise and treats; lots of love and attention needed here!  

Cairn Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture

Cairn Terrier Dog Name Considerations

There are lots of considerations to make when naming your Cairn Terrier.  It can be really difficult to find the right forever-name for your dog.  Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson (the Duke and Duchess of Windsor), owned a Cairn Terrier initially named Slipper, but they soon decided it didn’t suit the pooch and later renamed him Mr. Loo, due to the difficulty they had house breaking their pet. Ideally, it’s best to choose a name and stick to it, for training purposes and in order to avoid confusion.  The Duke and Duchess also owned other Cairn Terriers named Pookie, Detto and Prisie. 

Cairn Terriers are small, and you could name them in light of this.  For instance, you might name your pooch Titch, Minnie, or Munchkin.  Celebrities or movies inspire us, so maybe a name like Munchkin, Emerald, Glinda, Oz or Toto, would be ideal if you feel motivated by the Wizard of Oz movie. 

Cairn Terriers come in many colors, so names like Ginger, Shadow, Rusty or Ruby could also be names for consideration based on color.  As the Cairn Terrier originates from Scotland, maybe a Scottish name would suit your four-legged friend, like Isla or Doug.  For more inspiration, read the list below and list of your favorite names!

Male Cairn Terrier Dog Names

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Duncan
Duncan was the name of 2 Scottish kings
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Teddy
Deriving from the name Theodore, meaning gift from god
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Button
Because your Cairn Terrier is cute as a button
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Terry
Carl Spitz' Cairn Terrier who played Toto in the Wizard of Oz
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Buddy
English word that means friend
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Titch
Perfect for the smaller dog like a Cairn Terrier
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Munchkin
Inspired by the Wizard of Oz and the munchkin characters
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Rascal
A perfect name for your little rascal pooch
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Bear
Perfect for your cute pooch who is your little teddy bear
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Oscar
Deriving from Irish Gaelic; brought to Ireland by Viking settlers
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Gizmo
Just like the cute good Gremlin from the 80's movie
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Oz
Deriving from the name Oswald; also inspired by The Wizard of Oz movie
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Hansel
From the German name Hans; inspired by fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
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Snuffy
From the 1957 American musical movie Pal Joey
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Toto
The name of Dorothy's dog Toto in the Wizard of Oz
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Bobby
A cute shortened term for someone called Robert
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Sam
From the name Samuel, meaning God has heard
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Finley
From the Scottish Gaelic name Fionn; meaning white warrior
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Ross
Deriving from Scottish Gaelic meaning promontory or headland
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Dexter
The Latin word dexter means skilled
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Jack
From the name Jackin; very popular in the Middle Ages
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Dinky
Ideal for the small dinky dog
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Duke
Latin for leader
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Rusty
Nickname given to someone with reddish-brown hair
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Cody
Inspired by Buffalo Bill Cody; American showman
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Rocky
A tough name for your tough pet
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Brisco
A surname deriving from old Norse, meaning birch wood
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Fred
Inspired by the Cairn Terrier from the 1950's American sitcom, I Love Lucy
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Jim
Deriving from the name James; James is a popular Scottish King name
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Doug
A Scottish name meaning dark river

Female Cairn Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Poppy
A red flower deriving from old English
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Bonnie
Because the Cairn originates from bonnie Scotland
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Lily
The name of Cairn Terrier that Liza Minnelli used to own as a child
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Dot
From the name Dorothy; inspired by Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz
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Bella
Meaning beautiful; from the name Isabella
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Ginger
If you're inspired by actress Ginger Rogers; also a color or spice
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Minnie
From the name Wilhelmena; also the name of a borne Dutch queen
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Eve
A Biblical name; the first woman
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Pookie
The Cairn Terrier that was owned by Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson
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Maisie
Deriving from the name Margaret
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Sadie
Form of Sarah meaning lady or princess
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Molly
The name Molly derives from the name Mary
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Penny
From the name Penelope
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Catriona
A Scottish form of Kathryn
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Maggie
Deriving from Latin name Margarita; meaning pearl
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Muffy
Inspired by 1959 American courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder
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Glinda
Inspired by the good witch in the Wizard of Oz
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Sheona
Deriving from the name Seonag; Scottish form of Joan
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Gretel
From the name Grete; inspired by fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
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My Little Darling
The Cairn Terrier from 1937 movie Shall We Dance
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Lady
Often referring to a female
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Annie
Coming from the name Anne; Anne is a common Scottish royal name
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Brandy
Deriving from a Dutch word meaning burnt wine
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Mary
Mary is a Biblical name; the virgin Mary
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Isla
The Island of Islay lies off the coast of Scotland
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Rina
Means joy in Hebrew
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Cutie
For your little cutie Cairn
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Aileen
A Scottish form of Eileen
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Betsy
A form of Elizabeth meaning my God is abundance
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Sheena
Popularized by 1980's singer Sheena Easton

Community Dogs With Cairn Terrier Names

Ch scotch broom loch ness lady aka nessie's name story for Cairn Terrier Dog Names
Ch scotch broom loch ness lady aka nessie
Female
Cairn Terrier
Gainesville, FL

My girl is named after Loch Ness which means lake in Scottish. She's from Scotch Broom Kennels & the name Loch Ness Lady just fit perfetly. That said, she's no monster as in Loch Ness Monster, but she's 100% pure Scottish & smart, stubborn, loving & so very entertaining.

Abbie's name story for Cairn Terrier Dog Names
Abbie
Female
Cairn Terrier
Thomasville, NC

Just looks like a Abbie