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Introduction

The southernmost of the states in the New England region of the country, Connecticut is often combined with New York and New Jersey into what is known as the Tri-state area. The state gets its name from the Connecticut River, a major river in the country that divides the state nearly in half. The third smallest in land area of the 50 states, Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated. Connecticut has several nicknames to include: the “Constitution State”, the “Nutmeg State”, the “Provisions State” and the “Land of Steady Habits”.

As you search for just the right name for your new pal, the state of Connecticut may be just where to turn to find inspiration. Despite the state’s small size, it has plenty to offer when it comes to naming opportunities.

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Connecticut Dog Name Considerations

Many people struggle when seeking just the right name for their new pooch. This makes sense; after all you will be calling the name that you choose many times and for years to come. It is likely that you are looking for a name that not only suits your new friend, but has meaning to you. If you have positive feelings about the state of Connecticut, it may be a place to turn for inspiration as you seek a name that is a match for your canine companion. With a Connecticut-inspired name, you will receive regular reminders of a place that means something to you, each time you call your dog’s name.

You may also consider a Connecticut-inspired name if you dog reminds you of a dog from the state, whether because of his breed, appearance or personality. A name from the Connecticut can also be ideal if your dog seems to enjoy an activity that is popular among the state’s residents.

No matter the reason you are looking to Connecticut of inspiration, you will notice that the state, while small in size, is large in name possibilities. With a little exploration, you may find a name that is just the right match for your new friend. 

Male Connecticut Dog Names

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Derby
A Connecticut city in the southern part of the state
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Hartford
The capital of the state of Connecticut and its third largest city
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Groton
Located on the Thames River, Groton is in the southeast part of the state
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Wooster
Wooster Mountain State Park in Danbury offers skeet, trap and target shooting as well as hunting
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London
For New London, a seaport city in the southeast part of Connecticut
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Norwich
Known as “The Rose of New England”; located in the eastern part of the state
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Shelton
A city in the southwest part of Connecticut
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Stamford
A city in the southwest part of the state
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Merrick
For Merrick Brook, a stream that runs through Scotland, Hampton and Chaplin
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Becket
For Becket Hill State Park Reserve, located in Lyme
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Bigelow
For Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union
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Paul
For actor Paul Newman who lived in Westport, Connecticut
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Bolton
For Bolton Notch State Park in Bolton, Connecticut
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Campbell
For Campbell Falls State Park Reserve in Norfolk, located on the border of Massachusetts
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Chatfield
For Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth
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Dennis
For Dennis Hill State Park in Norfolk
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Griswold
For Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton; the site of the 1781 massacre led by Benedict Arnold
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Trumbull
For Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, a 19th century fort with museum, as well as a pier for fishing
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Dudley
For George Dudley Seymour State Park in Haddam
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Waldo
For George Waldo State Park in Southbury that offers multi-use trails
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Kent
For Kent Falls State Park in Kent, which offers waterfalls and a replica covered bridge
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Tom
Mount Tom State Park offers a historic lookout tower
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Quaddick
For Quaddick State Park, in Thompson which offers boating, swimming and fishing
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Yale
For Yale University, an Ivy League college in New Haven
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Gardner
For Gardner Lake, a small lake at the junction of three Connecticut towns
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Henry
For Henry Ward Beecher, a preacher born in Litchfield who was an activist for abolition and women’s suffrage
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Topher
For actor Topher Grace, who grew up in Darien
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Zoar
Lake Zoar is a reservoir on the Housatonic River
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Lloyd
Actor Christopher Lloyd is from Stamford
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Ernest
For actor Ernest Borgnine, who was born in Hamden
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Mo
For Major League Baseball player Mo Vaughn who was born in Norwalk
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Washington
A rural town in Connecticut

Female Connecticut Dog Names

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Ansonia
A city in Connecticut on the Naugatuck River
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Bristol
A Connecticut city located about 20 miles southwest of Hartford
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Ella
For Ella Grasso, the first female Governor of Connecticut
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Bijou
Musician Bijou Phillips was born in Greenwich
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Glenn
Actress Glenn Close was born in Greenwich
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Lilli
For Lake Lillinonah, the second largest lake in the state
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Macedonia
For Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, where visitors can camp and fish in a stream
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Minnie
For Minnie Island State Park, which can only be accessed by boat
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Riga
For Mount Riga State Park in Salisbury that offers hiking trails
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Pomeroy
Pomeroy State Park in Lebanon is an undeveloped place for hiking and hunting
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Robin
The American Robin is the Connecticut State Bird
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Laurel
The Mountain Laurel is the Connecticut State Flower
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Tori
For Torrington, a city in the northwest part of the state
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Mystic
For Mystic River, an estuary that is 3.4 miles long and located in the southeast part of the state
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Mohegan
For the Mohegan Sun, a popular entertainment center on the banks of the Thames River
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Danbury
A city in the southwest part of the state, located about 70 miles northeast of the center of NYC.
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Meriden
A city located in the central part of Connecticut
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Chase
For Chase Going Woodhouse, the first female Connecticut Secretary of State
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Gillette
For Gillette Castle State Park, located high above the Connecticut River
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Haley
For Haley Farm State Park in Groton
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Wesley
For Wesleyan University in Middletown
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Bantam
For Bantam Lake, Connecticut’s largest natural lake
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Meg
Actress Meg Ryan was born in Fairfield, Connecticut
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Annie
Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz was born in Waterbury
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Dorothy
For figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill who grew up in Greenwich
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Dollie
For Clarice “Dollie” McLean, the founder of the Artist’s Collective in Hartford
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Harriet
For Harriet Beecher Stowe, an American abolitionist and author, who was born in Litchfield
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Mabel
For Mabel Osgood Wright, an author and early leader of the Audubon movement
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Sunny
For Sunnybrook State Park in Torrington which offers hunting and fishing

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