Introduction

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was originally named after King Charles II of England who was inseparable from his companions, Henry, Charles, Anne and Margaret.  This breed is very cute, and very family oriented.  If you own, or are considering adding a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to your family, it needs to have a special name, to match its friendly and loving nature.  King Charles II gave his pets royal names that had been used previously when naming kings and queens in the United Kingdom, but if you want inspiration beyond this, reading this name guide is a must!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names in Pop Culture

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Name Considerations

When considering a name for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel there are several considerations that you can make.  Color is certainly one consideration to make and this breed often comes in two or three colors.  Actress Lauren Bacall was inspired by color, and named her four-legged friend, Blenheim. You might consider the breed’s origins, for example, it’s named after King Charles II in the United Kingdom, so a royal name might be fitting, like Henry, Charles or Charlie, or Anne.  Lizzie could also be quite cute and derives from the name Elizabeth, another royal name.  Queen Victoria owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dash, who she loved dearly.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan owned Rex the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ideal if your pooch suits a presidential name! Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a small breed of dog, so you might feel inspired by actress, Teri Hatcher, who has Pip, and actress Amanda Bynes, who has Midge, which is thought to derive from the word midget. Mickey Rooney often referred to his pooch Sir Digby, and his loving eyes.  Cavalier King Charles Spaniels certainly have puppy-dog eyes.  They are often dark and deep, and this again can provide further name inspiration.  Read the list below and make a list of your favorite names!

Male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
23
Milo
An old Germanic form of Miles
18
Charlie
Inspired by Jennifer Love Hewitt
12
Harley
Courteney Cox and Julianne Hough have pooches named Harley
-4
Pip
Ideal for the small pooch; inspired by Teri Hatcher
-12
Dash
Inspired by Queen Victoria's beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
-13
Rex
President Reagan also loved his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
-16
Dudley
Originally the surname of a British noble family
-16
Echo
Meaning a reflected sound
-17
Yogi
Inspired by the lovable animated bear from Jellystone Park
-18
Henry
A royal name, King Charles II named one of his dogs Henry
-18
Wilbur
Meaning wild boar
-19
Sherlock
Inspired by detective Sherlock Holmes
-20
Rowley
Princess Margaret owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Rowley
-20
Ernie
Deriving from the name Ernest meaning serious
-21
Boots
An ideal name for a tough little pooch
-22
Hopper
Inspired by pooch Hopper Cox owned by Courtney Cox
-22
Klaus
Inspired by Desperate Housewife star Teri Hatcher
-23
Dart
For the pooch that loves to dart about
-23
Chuck
The name Chuck derives from the name Charles
-23
Byron
Inspired by famous poet Lord Byron
-24
Neal
Inspired by Liv Tyler and her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
-24
Albert
Inspired by Queen Victoria's beloved husband Prince Albert
-25
Windsor
Inspired by Windsor Castle in England
-27
Blenheim
Color inspiration and inspired by Lauren Bacall
-28
Sir Digby
Inspired by actor Mickey Rooney's beloved pooch
-28
Balthazar
A Biblical name often said to be one of the three wise men
-28
Tudor
The name of a historic royal family from the UK
-28
Leopold
A popular name amongst German royalty
-30
Holler
Inspired by country music singer Brad Paisley
-33
Doodle
Archaic, meaning silly or foolish person, a cute name for your pooch

Female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
31
Hazel
A color inspired name for the dog with hazel eyes or coat coloring
22
Ruby
Color inspiration if you have a red colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
21
Angel
Because your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an angel
16
Bella
In Italian Bella means beautiful
15
Lexi
The name of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned by Julianne Hough
10
Violet
A violet is a purple flower
10
Ellie
After the lovable Ice Age movie character
10
Eva
This derives from the biblical name Eve
8
Hope
First used by the Puritans in the 17th century
5
Lola
Deriving from the Spanish name Lolita
2
Poppie
Inspired by the red flower, poppy
-2
Trixie
A cute dog name deriving from the name Beatrix
-10
Jessie
A cute name deriving from Jessica
-13
Estelle
An old French name deriving from Stella and meaning star
-13
Queenie
Perfect for the dog that is the queen of the home
-14
Cosmo
Inspired by the astrological term cosmo
-14
Kendall
Meaning Valley on the River Kent in Northwest England
-15
Jojo
The name of a Powerpuff girl; Deriving from the name Jolene
-15
Anne
A royal name given to King Charles II pooch
-21
Midge
Inspired by actress Amanda Bynes
-22
Yasmin
From Persian, deriving from the name Jasmine
-22
Kimsy
A cute dog name deriving from Kim
-22
Betsy
Deriving from the name Elizabeth
-23
Yara
From Iara meaning lady or mistress; also a Brazilian nymph
-23
Margaret
Inspired by King Charles II of England and his royal pooch
-23
Kirby
Old Norse saying for church settlement
-23
Niagra
Inspired by Niagra falls
-28
Zoe Trent
Animated Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in The Littlest Pet shop TV show
-30
Nada
Means hope in south Slavic
-32
Brinklow La Bamba Lila
Inspired by Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer

Community Dogs with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Names

Chester's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Chester
Male
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Grand Ledge, MI

I picked Chester as he seemed to be all fun, wiggly and cute

Lilibet's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Lilibet
Female
King Charles Spaniel
Colville, WA

Queen Elizabeth's

Mango's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Mango
Male
Schnoodle
Arlington, TX
Personality
Energetic
Dumb

I love mangoes so I named my apricot colored schnoodle mango.

Fiona's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Fiona
Female
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Inspired by Princess Fiona.. Also, Fiona from Shameless

Scout's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Scout
Female
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Salem, SC
Personality
Snuggle but very playful. Loves people.

Because we liked it.

Gucci's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Gucci
Female
Golden Retriever
Dublin, NC
Personality
Active
Clumsy

Gucci is a store that sells expensive and valuable items and I thought since my dog is valuable to my heart I would name her Gucci.

Marsha's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Marsha
Female
Golden Cavalier
Sun Lakes, AZ
Personality
Lovable
Sweet
Clumsy
Funny

We got it from the brady bunch. Marsha Marsha Marsha!

Rosy's name story for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Names
Rosy
Female
King Charles Spaniel
Canada, KY

We got rosy at the spca and her original name was diva but I didn’t think it suited her so I named her after a red rose and now her name is rosy diva deisman