Delaware Dog Names

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Introduction

Located in the northeastern part of the United States, Delaware is the second smallest of the fifty states in land area and is the sixth least populated, while being the sixth most densely populated. The state, which is divided into three counties, was the first to ratify the Constitution of the United States, becoming known as “The First State”.

As you seek just the right name for your new canine companion, the state of Delaware may provide welcome inspiration. Though the state may be small in size, it offers plenty of naming opportunities; one of which may be just right for your pooch.

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Delaware Dog Name Considerations

If you are struggling to decide on a name for your new pooch, you are not alone. Since you will be calling your new pal’s name for years to come, it makes sense that you want to choose a name that is a perfect fit. Chances are that you are seeking a name that suits your dog while also having meaning for you. If the state of Delaware brings good feelings to mind, it may be a place to turn to for naming opportunities. With a name inspired by Delaware, each time you call your dog’s name you will be reminded of a place that means something to you.

You may also turn to the state of Delaware should your dog, for some reason, remind you a dog from the state. This can be the result of his breed, appearance or personality. If your dog enjoys an activity that is popular in the state, a Delaware-inspired name may make perfect sense.

No matter the reason you are thinking of choosing a name inspired by Delaware, you will find that this small state is big on possibilities. 

Male Delaware Dog Names

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Wilmington
Delaware’s most populous city, located in the northern part of the state
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Dover
The capital city of Delaware
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Milford
A city located along the Mispillion River in the central part of the state
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Seaford
A city located in the southwest part of the state along the Nanticoke River
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Newark
A Delaware city that is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington
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George
For Georgetown, located in the south-central part of the state
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Millsboro
A rapidly growing town in the southern part of the state
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Heimlich
The inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, Henry Heinrich, was born in Wilmington
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Cisco
For folk singer Cisco Houston who was born in Wilmington
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Harrington
A Delaware city that is part of the Dover metropolitan area
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Joe
For Joe Biden, who was a long-time Senator of Delaware
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Camden
A Delaware town included in the Dover metropolitan area
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Clayton
A town in Delaware that is considered a part of the Dover metropolitan area
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Milton
A town in Delaware located on the Delmarva Peninsula
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Townsend
A Delaware town in the south-central part of the state
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Delmar
A town lying on the border of Delaware whose motto is “The Little Town Too Big For One State”
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Cheswold
A town in Delaware located in the central part of the state
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Felton
A Delaware town included in the Dover metropolitan area
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Blades
A town in the southwest part of Delaware
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Dag
For Dagsboro, a town in the southeast part of Delaware
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Arden
A village and art colony in the far northeast corner of the state
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Dewey
For Dewey Beach, a coastal town in Delaware
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York
For York Beach, a community located on the Atlantic Ocean
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Fenwick
For Fenwick Island, a small coastal town in Delaware
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Fox
For Fox Point State Park, located along the Delaware River
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Wesley
For Wesley College in Dover
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Briscoe
For Mark Briscoe, a professional wrestler born in Laurel
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Kwame
Professional football player Kwame Harris grew up in Newark, Delaware
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Clifford
Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown was born in Wilmington
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Carney
John Carney, the current Governor of Delaware

Female Delaware Dog Names

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Smyrna
A town in Delaware that is included in the Dover metropolitan area
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Elsmere
A town on the western border of Wilmington
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Laurel
A town located in the southwest part of Delaware
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Sassafras
For the Sassafras River
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Alapocas
For Alapocas Run State Park, located in Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek
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Auburn
For Auburn Heights Preserve, a State Park in Yorklyn
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Blue
The Blue Hen Chicken is the Delaware State Bird
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Hershey
For Hershey Run, a stream that is about 2.9 miles long
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Brandy
For Brandywine Creek, a tributary of the Christina River
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Selby
For Selbyville, a town in the southeast part of Delaware
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Belle
For Bellefonte, a town located in the upper northeast part of Delaware
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Frederica
A town in Delaware located in the central part of the state
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Bethany
For Bethany Beach, a town located in the southeast part of Delaware
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Ladybug
The Ladybug is the Delaware State Bug
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Peach
Peach Pie is the State Desert of Delaware
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Blossom
The Peach Blossom is the State Flower
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Holly
The American Holly is Delaware’s State Tree
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Judy
For Judy Johnson, a negro league baseball player who lived in Wilmington
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Nan
For the Nanticoke River
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Emily
Born in Wilmington, Emily Bissell was an American social worker and activist who introduced Christmas Seals to the United States
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Roxana
Roxana Cannon Arsht was the first female judge in Delaware
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Patricia
Patricia Blevins, the majority leader of the Delaware Senate
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Uma
For research scientist Uma Chowdhry who specialized in ceramic materials; worked for DuPont in Delaware
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Margaret
For Margaret Handy, one of the first doctors to specialize in pediatric medicine; in 1945 she established the first mother’s milk bank at a hospital in Wilmington, Delaware
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Florence
Florence Bayard Hilles was one of the Silent Sentinels, a group who were in favor of women’s suffrage that protested in front of the White House; Chairman of the Delaware Branch of the National Woman’s Party
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Stephanie
Stephanie Louise Kwolek, employed by DuPont in Delaware, invented Kevlar
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Ruth Ann
For Ruth Ann Minner, the 72nd Governor of Delaware
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Mary Ann
Mary Ann Sorden Stuart is known as “Delaware’s First Feminist”
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Valerie
For Valerie Whiting, a professional basketball player who grew up in the state of Delaware
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Jane
M. Jane Brady, the 42nd Delaware Attorney General

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