Dog Names Ending in er

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Introduction

Choosing the right dog name takes careful thought and consideration.  Your dog's name will be with him or her forever.  The themes for choosing a dog's name are endless and some dog owners, rather than choosing a particular category theme, like superhero dogs or names meaning fluffy, chose to go with a sound or spelling theme.  Dog names ending is "er" is one such theme and dog owners may choose it because the rest of the family shares this theme among their own names.  Another reason owners may choose this theme is because the available names are often two syllables long and end in a short, hard sound that dogs respond to well.

Dog Names Ending in 'er' in Pop Culture

Dog Names Ending in 'er' Considerations

It is far easier to name a boy puppy or dog a name ending in "er" because the sounds are often masculine, like Baxter, Boomer, or Buster.  Girl names tend to be soft, but dog owners can find good girl names ending in "er" as well.  Often, dog owners will have to consider a typically human name for their dog if they want to go with a name ending in "er", such as Carter, Esther, or Vesper.  However, dog owners can also get creative with their dog's name, especially girl dogs.  A name like Summer might indicate an owner's favorite time of year or when their newly adopted pooch come into their lives.  The "er" theme does not create any restrictions on size or breed of your dog, but owners should try to keep these as well as personality characteristics in mind when choosing a dog's name.  For example, naming a small Doberman Pinscher puppy Killer might send the wrong message when that puppy grows into adulthood.  The same is true for naming another large breed Pupper as a puppy.  Will you want to refer to your large full-grown dog as Pupper when he's a bigger boy?

Male Dog Names Ending in 'er'

Votes Name Vote
5
Buster
A humorous name for a boy
4
Baxter
The name of Ron Burgundy's little gentleman
2
Jasper
A type of brown and yellow stone
2
Chester
A city in England and a popular dog name
2
Scooter
New York Yankee shortstop, Phil Rizzuto's nickname
1
Ryder
Leader of Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol
1
Oliver
A reference to Oliver Twist, perhaps
1
Viper
A deadly snake
1
Soter
The soul canine survivor of a pack of 50 Greek watchdogs that were attacked in ancient Greece
1
Dodger
A Jack Russell Terrier voiced by Billy Joel in Oliver and Company
1
Gunner
The solider manning the machine gun
1
Hunter
A popular name for a hunting dog
0
Homer
The name of Grecian author of the Iliad
0
Miller
It's Miller time for some beer drinkers
0
Tanner
A person who tans hides
0
Trigger
A possibly high-strung pooch
0
Frasier
Dr. Frasier had a love hate relationship with a Jack Russell Terrier on Frasier
0
Joker
A court jester and funny man
-1
Panther
A big, black cat with a sleek coat
-1
Tiger
Another big cat but a popular dog's name too
-1
Cruiser
A large motocycle
-2
Boomer
Can mean something large
-2
Acer
A type of flowering tree
-2
Porter
Someone who gets the door for you
-2
Tipper
Someone who gives you a little extra for your great service
-2
Walker
A reference to Chuck Norris, Texas Ranger
-2
John Joiner
The Terrier dog in Miss Potter's Roly-Poly Pudding
-2
Nipper
A dog who nips at your ankles
-2
Digger
A descriptive name for any Terrier dog
-2
Skeeter
Slang for a mosquito

Female Dog Names Ending in 'er'

Votes Name Vote
4
Harper
A folk musician who played the harp
4
Summer
Typically the season children love the best
3
Piper
One who plays the pipes
3
Pepper
A black spice that goes great with salt
2
Ginger
A movie star stranded on Gilligan's Island
2
Winter
The season for giving
1
Cher
She's got you, babe
1
Flower
A delicate name for a lovely girl
1
Kimber
A firearm manufacture
1
Sunflower
A big, cheerful flower of summer
0
Juniper
A type of fragrant evergreen tree
0
Brier
A thorny wild rose bush
0
Clover
An Irish good luck charm
0
Silver
A descriptive name for a silvery-colored coat
0
Lavender
A soothing scent
0
November
The eleventh month in the calendar year
-1
Lover
Someone who loves with all their heart
-2
Amber
Yellowish brown fossilized tree sap
-2
Ember
A burning coal
-2
Demeter
Goddess of the harvest
-2
Hester
A reference to Hester Prynne of the Scarlet Letter
-2
Gweniver
Variation of Guinevere, King Arthur's Queen
-2
Mercer
Someone who deals with silky and velvety goods
-2
Aster
Beautiful white, pink, and blue rays of light around a yellow disk
-2
Cheer
Something worth spreading around
-2
Feather
A perfect name for a lightweight dog
-2
Whisper
To speak quietly
-2
Vesper
Meaning the evening or Evening Star
-2
Ether
The clear sky beyond the clouds
-3
Her
President Lyndon B. Johnson's female Beagle

Community Dogs with Names Ending in 'er'

Buster
Male
Labradoodle
Edina, MN
Personality
Loyal
Cute
Lazy
Loving

We looked up good names and liked the name Buster. We were about to name him Rex.