Dalmatian Dog Names

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Introduction

If you have chosen this lovable breed as your family pet, then you need a deserving name for this fun addition to the family.  The Dalmatian’s appearance is unique and there are many names suitable for this breed in reflection of a Dalmatian's appearance with their spotted coat, as well as their nature.  In the 1990's, there was lots of hype surrounding the breed following the release of 101 Dalmatians the movie, that cast Glenn Close as the despicable Cruella De Vil.  This craze meant that many people chose this breed as a family pet. This canine has a phenomenal amount of energy and makes a great companion if you enjoy long walks and hiking. 

Dalmatian Dog Names in Popular Culture

Dalmatian Dog Name Considerations

Your lovable spotted Dalmatian dog needs a name just as unique as he is.  Typically, name inspirations can be based on temperament, size and color.  There are only two color possibilities for this breed and this is either white with black spots, or white with liver spots.  It is possible that the color variations may influence a name; for instance, a Dalmatian with liver colored spots could be called Chocolate-Chip or Rusty, but a Dalmatian with black spots could be called Licorice.  A Dalmatian could also be named based his energy levels, as an overly active dog could be called something like Bounce or Speedy, but a clumsy one could be called Hazard.  A lot of people choose a name based on the Dalmatian's unique spotted coat and there are a myriad of variations that link to the spots, like Patch or Dottie. When choosing a name, think about what kind of name ties in with you and your family.  Have a look through some of our favorite names and make a note of the ones you think would suit your four-legged friend.  Dalmatians are intelligent, so try calling out a few names and see if you spark any interest from your dog.  Happy name choosing!

Male Dalmatian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Chaos
For the clumsy Dalmatian
6
Rufus
A Roman term meaning red-haired
6
Freckles
Small spots on the skin usually brown in color
6
Merlin
Great name for a magical pooch
5
Prince
A male royal title
5
Scout
Good name for a guard or watch dog
5
Rico
Deriving from Spanish name Ricardo
5
Marco
The Italian form of Mark; like explorer Marco Polo
5
Smudge
A dark mark or smear
4
Beau
Meaning beautiful in French
4
Gus
From Greek word Constantine used by Greek expatriates
3
Lucky
A very fortunate pooch
3
Jett
An intense black color
3
Oscar
Meaning deer friend, deriving from Gaelic
3
Pogo
Perfect if your dalmatian is a jumper
2
Zeus
The highest god in greek mythology
2
Rogue
A playfully mischievous person
2
Astro
From the Greek word Astrophel meaning star lover
2
Rocco
Germanic name derived from the element hrok, meaning rest
2
Rave
For the extravagant pooch
1
Luka
A name used in Croatia; the Dalmatian is breed originated here
1
Marshall
From the word marshal which means military officer
0
Patch
A good to describe a Dalmatian's spot
0
Deuce
Used in tennis to indicate a draw; someone needs to score to win
0
Hazard
Unavoidable danger
0
Disney
Inspired by Walt Disney
-1
Rusty
Perfect for the pooch who has liver-colored patches
-1
Duke
Latin for leader
-1
Toby
From the medieval name Tobias
-2
Pongo
The hero father pooch in in 101 Dalmatians

Female Dalmatian Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Star
For your shining star
6
Duchess
A female sovereign title
6
Leah
Wife of Jacob in the Old Testament; meaning weary in Hebrew
6
Bounce
For the exuberant little lady
5
Pandita
Cute name for your little teddy bear pooch
5
Modesty
A humble name for the modest pooch
5
Croatia
Name your pooch after their country of origin
5
Boo
Ideal for the playful pooch
4
Aggie
Short for Agatha; cute name for your baby girl
3
Jewel
A precious stone
2
Venus
Inspired by the Roman Godess of love
2
Patsy
Wonderfully cute name for your little pooch
1
Penny
Deriving from the name Penelope
1
Reba
Deriving from the name Rebecca with Hebrew origins
1
Sasha
Russian and Ukranian name
1
Mara
Means bitter in Hebrew
1
Nyla
From the Indian word Nila meaning blue gemstones
0
Perdita
Mother Dalmatian in 101 Dalmatians
0
Libby
Cute name for your pooch; diminutive of Elizabeth
-1
Drizzle
Light rain; perfect for the pooch that loves the outdoors
-1
Cleo
Deriving from the name Cleopatra, meaning glory of the father
-1
Sassy
Deriving from the name Sasha, also meaning bold and smart
-1
Precious
Your Dalmatian is certainly precious so why not name her this
-1
Jojo
Diminutive of Jolene
-1
Sandy
Short for Sandra or could mean color
-1
Rosie
Deriving from rose; A thorny flower
-1
Greta
Coming from Swedish name Margareta
-1
Dottie
A perfect name if your dog is a little dottie
-1
Rosita
A Spanish name deriving from Rosa
-2
Misty
An English word meaning something is obscure or dim

Community Dogs with Dalmatian Names

Ariel
Female
Dalmatian
New York City, NY

Ariel was the fire house dog, so we named her after a certain kind of fire truck.