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
The American Kennel Club recognized this breed in 1995, and suggests that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is affectionate, graceful, and gentle. This breed ranks as the 16th most popular breed in America by the AKC, so it’s certainly a popular choice of pet and this is because they make fantastic companions.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a popular choice of pet with many celebrities. Frank Sinatra, Liv Tyler, and Brad Paisley either have been, or are, proud owners of this breed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed also appeared in the TV show Sex and the City as Charlotte’s dog and was named Elizabeth Taylor.
The spotlight name in this guide is Harley. The name Harley was originally a surname. It derives from old English word, 'hara' which means woodland or clearing. If your pooch likes the great outdoors, then this could be the perfect name.
Actress Courteney Cox has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and is regularly seen in public walking her beloved pooches, Harley and Hopper. Sources say that she has commented that she loves waking up in the morning to her two lovable companions.
Actress, singer and dancer, Julianne Hough, also owns two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. One is named Lexi and the other is also named Harley. Harley certainly seems to be a popular dog name in the world of celebrities, especially for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! Julianne is inseparable from her precious pooches, and often takes them when she jets off around the country. She even owns a specially-made shoulder bag, that she can carry them in if they tire. They certainly are her fur-babies.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel makes an excellent family pet. They love cuddles, attention and companionship and are happy as long as they are getting that. They should certainly not be left alone for long periods of time. Although they love cuddles, they like to explore too, and can be quite an energetic breed. They are curious, gentle and they love to play. They also make wonderful therapy dogs.
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Zoe Trent appears in the animated TV show The Littlest Pet shop. This breed is a popular choice for children too. They are really friendly and this extends from humans to other dogs. Choosing a name for your new family member is so important, because they play an integral part in any family unit.
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!
An old Germanic form of Miles
Color inspiration and inspired by Lauren Bacall
Ideal for the small pooch; inspired by Teri Hatcher
A Biblical name often said to be one of the three wise men
Courteney Cox and Julianne Hough have pooches named Harley
Inspired by Jennifer Love Hewitt
An ideal name for a tough little pooch
The name Chuck derives from the name Charles
Inspired by Windsor Castle in England
Inspired by famous poet Lord Byron
Inspired by actor Mickey Rooney's beloved pooch
Inspired by pooch Hopper Cox owned by Courtney Cox
Inspired by Liv Tyler and her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Originally the surname of a British noble family
Meaning wild boar
Inspired by the lovable animated bear from Jellystone Park
The name of a historic royal family from the UK
President Reagan also loved his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Inspired by Queen Victoria's beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
For the pooch that loves to dart about
Deriving from the name Ernest meaning serious
A royal name, King Charles II named one of his dogs Henry
Inspired by detective Sherlock Holmes
Inspired by Desperate Housewife star Teri Hatcher
Princess Margaret owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Rowley
A popular name amongst German royalty
Inspired by country music singer Brad Paisley
Inspired by Queen Victoria's beloved husband Prince Albert
Archaic, meaning silly or foolish person, a cute name for your pooch
Meaning a reflected sound
This derives from the biblical name Eve
From Persian, deriving from the name Jasmine
Inspired by the red flower, poppy
Inspired by the astrological term cosmo
Meaning Valley on the River Kent in Northwest England
The name of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned by Julianne Hough
A violet is a purple flower
The name of a Powerpuff girl; Deriving from the name Jolene
A color inspired name for the dog with hazel eyes or coat coloring
Color inspiration if you have a red colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
After the lovable Ice Age movie character
An old French name deriving from Stella and meaning star
A cute name deriving from Jessica
Because your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an angel
Perfect for the dog that is the queen of the home
Inspired by actress Amanda Bynes
Deriving from the Spanish name Lolita
From Iara meaning lady or mistress; also a Brazilian nymph
Inspired by King Charles II of England and his royal pooch
First used by the Puritans in the 17th century
Inspired by Niagra falls
In Italian Bella means beautiful
Animated Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in The Littlest Pet shop TV show
A royal name given to King Charles II pooch
Brinklow La Bamba Lila
Inspired by Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer
Old Norse saying for church settlement
A cute dog name deriving from Kim
Means hope in south Slavic
Deriving from the name Elizabeth
A cute dog name deriving from the name Beatrix
Community Dogs with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Names
I picked Chester as he seemed to be all fun, wiggly and cute