Classic Dog Names

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Introduction

Classic dog names have stood the test of time.  Many of the names we consider classic were once famous featured dogs in films, comics books, radio, or cartoons.  Dog owners have fond memories of classic dogs and may honor former favorites by reusing their names on their newly adopted puppy or dog.  Classic dog names do not have to correspond with former famous dogs either.  Many classic names are descriptive in nature, describing the color of a dog's coat, the marking on their bodies, or their size.  Personality describing names are also popular as classic dog names.

Classic Dog Names in Pop Culture

Classic Dog Name Considerations

Classic dog names are timeless and will always be popular monikers for dogs.  The classic dog name theme is mostly a descriptive one, but some names are eternally canine and can be given to any dog of any size, color, or breed.  These names include Fido, Rex, and Champ for boys and Lassie, Missy, and Roxy for girls.  One thing to remember when choosing a classic dog name is most are two syllables and end in an "ie" or "y" sound rather than an "o" sound.  This is seen in most classic dog names because it helps your dog learn their name faster and does not confuse them with similar sounding negative words, like "no."  Classic dog names are usually descriptive so consider your dog's color, breed, marking, size, and personality when making a name selection.  For example, Rusty and Ginger are great male and female names for red-colored dogs whereas Socks or Spot might describe your dog's distinctive markings.  Names like Sparky and Joy are good names to describe your dog's personality while Bear and Biddy might refer to your dog's size.  However, coat color is the most popular consideration made when choosing a classic dog name.  Some of these names include Shadow, Bailey, Coco, Honey, Brownie, and Pepper.

Male Classic Dog Names

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Rex
Meaning king, it's great for a large dog
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Bandit
Excellent name for a dog with a mask marking
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Fido
A classic name for a dog
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Max
The most popular male dog name
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Charlie
The name means free
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Milo
Meaning merciful
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Rufus
A classic name that sounds like ruff
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Toby
Meaning someone loveable
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Shiloh
Hebrew for peace
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Spot
Usually named for a dog with spotted markings
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Buddy
A perfect name for your best friend
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Laddie
Scottish for a young man
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Lucky
Who's lucky, you or your dog
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Sparky
Often referring to a dog with a lot of spunk
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Bear
Great name for a large, cuddly dog
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Chance
A wonderful coincidence
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Teddy
A popular name for a small dog
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Champ
The number one dog on campus
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Scout
A popular name, especially for a hunting companion
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Duke
A member of nobility
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Patch
An excellent name for a dotty
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Rusty
Red in color
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Prince
A royal heir to the throne
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Scamp
A classic name for a small dog
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Wags
Some tails just never stop
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Buster
A classic name for a tenacious dog
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Rocky
A classic name for a large, well-built dog
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Scooter
Short for Scott, this is a nickname for a small dog
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Shadow
A classic name for a dark-coated dog
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Socks
A name given to dogs with markings on their feet

Female Classic Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Lola
Short for Dolores, meaning sorrowful
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Maggie
Persian for child of light
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Ginger
A great name for a red-colored dog
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Bella
The most popular female dog name
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Lady
Made classic by Lady and Tramp
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Lassie
The most classic Collie name in history
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Beauty
A timeless name for a beautiful dog
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Daisy
A classic name for a white dog
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Fluffy
Descriptive name for a little fluff ball
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Sadie
Meaning little princess
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Missy
A nickname turned classic name
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Roxy
A fun and popular name meaning bright
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Bailey
An Irish cream based liquor that goes great with coffee
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Coco
A brown dog name for a sophisticated pooch
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Grace
Meaning simple and elegant
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Honey
A sticky sweetener and perfect for a honey-colored dog
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Gidget
A small girl who enjoys the surf
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Angel
A bright and benevolent being
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Goldie
A classic name for a golden-colored dog
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Pepper
A perfect name for a black-colored dog
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Brownie
A sweet, brown treat
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Princess
Nobility in line for the throne
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Joy
The feeling of happiness you get by spending time with your dog
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Lucy
A classic name for a red or black and white pooch, take your pick
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Chloe
A fresh bloom in the garden
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Molly
A multi-colored fish, prefect for a multi-colored small dog
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Sophie
From a Greek word meaning wisdom
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Biddy
A classic nickname and name for a small thing
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Dolly
A small toy beloved by the children
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Fifi
The female version of the classic Fido

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