Desert Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The wide-open spaces of the desert are appealing to many; particularly those who prefer to avoid the rain. A desert will usually have little vegetation and will often be dry and sandy. Despite the barren landscape of the desert or perhaps because of it, many people find it beautiful and welcome the opportunity to explore its terrain. For desert lovers, upon welcoming a canine friend into your life, a desert inspired name may be just right for your new pal, who you will surely be embarking on many adventures with, both in and out of the desert.

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Desert Inspired Dog Name Considerations

A desert-themed dog name may be just what you are looking for when bringing home a new friend. Perhaps the newest addition to your household reminds you of Spike, Gobi or Tawny, whether due to his appearance, breed or personality. Your new friend may be the color of sand of a desert that means a lot to you, perhaps evoking a special memory. As you begin getting to know your new pal, you may observe personality traits that make you think of a popular desert dog or that bring to mind the toughness needed to survive in challenging terrain. A dog with minimal fur may seem well equipped to thrive in the desert. While giving your thick-furred friend a desert-themed name may seem strange, it can be fun to do so in honor of how ill-equipped he would be to survive in such conditions. A common sight in desert landscapes are cactus. Should your dog appear to take a liking to cactus, perhaps getting a needle or two (or more) stuck in his skin or his paws, a desert-themed name may be just the right fit. When bringing a new canine pal home, if you are a fan of the desert and intend on embarking on some desert adventures with your new pal, a name that brings these adventures to mind can be ideal.

Male Dog Desert Inspired Names

Votes Name Vote
5
Phoenix
A city in Arizona with a desert landscape
5
Dingo
An Australian animal that lives on the dry plains
3
Spike
These are often found on a cactus; also the name of Snoopy's desert-dwelling brother
3
Hildago
A movie about a race across the desert
3
Rocky
Many desert landscapes are rocky
3
Coyote
Animals that are seen frequently in the desert
3
Yuma
Meaning “son of a chief”, Yuma is also a city in the southern part of the Arizona desert
2
Desert
A dry, arid place, often with minimal vegetation
2
Sunny
Many desert landscapes receive a lot of sun and as vegetation is lacking, it is hard to find shade
2
Tuscon
A city in the Southern Arizona desert
2
Mojave
The Mojave Desert is in Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona
2
Succulent
Plants that have the ability to retain water in order to survive in arid climates
2
Thistle
Flowering plants often seen in the desert
1
Arctic
For the Arctic Desert; located in the North Pole, this desert receives less than 10 inches of precipitation annually
0
Dune
Sand dunes are loose hills of sand that are commonly seen in desert landscapes
0
Sandy
Conditions in the desert are usually very sandy
-1
Reno
Means “ruler with counsel” and is a city in Nevada with desert landscape
-1
Avalos
The name of a sand dune on Mars
-1
Armadillo
Means “little armored one” in Spanish; an armadillo is a small mammal with a shell of armored plates
-1
Rattle
For the rattlesnake, a type of snake frequently found in the desert
-1
Turpentine
For a type of bush found in hot, dry deserts
-2
Pear
After the prickly pear cactus
-2
Papago
Means “desert people”
-2
Addax
For the addax antelope, who is found in pockets of the Sahara Desert
-2
Roadrunner
Commonly seen in the southwestern United States and Mexico, the bird is known for its long legs and tail
-3
Needles
This California city lies within the Mojave Desert
-3
Joshua
After the Joshua tree; the largest of the yuccas that only grows in the Mojave Desert
-3
Azote
Hopi name for “restless one”; perfect for the high energy pup
-4
Tumbleweed
An above ground part of a plant that upon being mature and dry, will detach from its root and tumble away
-5
Saguaro
The large cactus that appears to have arms; native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican State of Sonora and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County in California

Female Dog Desert Inspired Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Acacia
Means “thorny”; brings to mind the spikes of a cactus
6
Coral
A pretty color seen in the desert
5
Sage
Sagebrush is commonly seen in the deserts of the southwest United States
5
Bloom
For the flowers that bloom from cactus
4
Mariposa
Means “butterfly” in Spanish and is common to deserts in the southwestern United States
4
Atacama
The name of a desert in South America
4
Gila
The gila monster is a venomous lizard that is native to the Southwestern United States and Northwestern part of Mexico
4
Willow
A bush or small tree that grows in the desert
4
Coachella
A town that is located near Palm Springs
4
Sahara
The largest hot desert which makes up most of North Africa
4
Cholla
A name for various shrubby cactus
4
Victoria
For the Great Victoria Desert, located in Australia
3
Oasis
While exploring a desert, an oasis is an exciting site to observe as it usually has shade and water
3
Camel
A large animal that lives in the desert
3
Kalahari
For the Kalahari Desert, located in Africa
3
Jerboa
Rodents that are seen in the drylands of Asia and Africa
3
Spoon
The desert spoon is a plant that typically does well in arid environments like the southwestern United States
2
Hesperia
An ancient Greek name that means “land of the setting sun”
2
Gobi
For the Gobi Desert, located in parts of China and Mongolia
2
Llama
A desert animal that is similar to a camel
1
Yucca
A plant commonly seen in the desert
0
Baja
A Mexican state with desert landscape
0
Iguana
The desert iguana is found in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts and can grow up to 16 inches in length
-1
Sedona
A town in central Arizona with desert landscapes featuring large rock formations
-1
Sonora
The Sonoran Desert covers 120,000 square miles and is the hottest desert in North America
-2
Nevada
The state of Nevada offers a large amount of desert
-2
Pila
Europe’s largest sand dune
-3
Pica
Located in western North America, these animals can meet their water needs by taking moisture from food; found in deserts and mountain slopes
-4
Phoenix
A city in the Arizona desert; the capital and largest city in the state

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