Dog Names Inspired by Herbs

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Introduction

Picking a name for pets can be a challenging task, and inspiration is often sought from outside sources to find exactly the right name. When choosing a name for our dogs we often look towards the things that, like our canine companions, have given us comfort, and one of the things that many people derive a great deal of comfort from is food. Herbs lend a great deal of impact to our food imparting both smells and flavors that can either take us to new lands or deliver us back home to our childhood dinner table, as well as helping to heal our bodies.

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Dog Names Inspired by Herbs Considerations

There are many things to take into consideration when in the process of choosing a name for your new family member, after all, it’s a name you are likely to be saying and hearing several times a day, hopefully for quite some time. Your dogs new name should be one that is easy for you and other household members to pronounce as well as being one that your dog responds to fairly easily to. Names based on herbs can be quite adaptable and can suit many different dogs. While most of the herbs on the list are green, some are connected with colors more commonly associated with canines, so Sage might work for a dog with a grayish coat, Pimento for a red colored dog, or Vanilla for a white one, and many of these herbs are often ascribed a particular character and are even sometimes used to describe personality traits, such as salty for a person who is irritable and unpleasant, or peppery to describe someone with a hot temper, while a cooler headed or calmer individual might end up with a name more like Peppermint or Linden. Your personal preferences and interests may also have an effect on which name is chosen, those that grew up with Italian foods may find names like Basil and Rosemary to be comforting, while Filé powder or Cayenne may be more popular for those who prefer the cooking of the southern part of the United States. 

Male Dog Names Inspired by Herbs

Votes Name Vote
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Mugwort
Mugwort was used to flavor beer before hops and has been used to expel digestive worms, but contains toxic thujone
7
Dill
Dill is an aromatic herb with fern-like leaves that flavors many dishes, including dill pickles
7
Tarragon
A species of plant in the sunflower family that is used as a culinary herb
6
Kola
Short for Gotu Kola, an herb purported to help improve memory
5
Basil
Basil is an herb in the mint family that is also known as the king of herbs, tasty both raw and cooked
5
Chickory
While chicory is cultivated for its bitter leaves, the roots are often used as an additive to coffee or beer
5
Herb
Any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers that are used as food, medicine or flavoring can be defined as an herb
5
Kale
A dark green leafy vegetable that is high in calcium, iron, and vitamin C
5
Rishi
A name meaning sage in Hindu
5
Sorrel
A sour herb with leaves that have a flavor similar to kiwifruit that can be added to soups and sauces
4
Chive
Chives are a close relative to garlic with a milder flavor
4
Sage
An evergreen shrub with woody stems and grayish leaves that has a slight peppery flavor and is said to ward off evil
3
Bergamot
A plant in the citrus family whose fruit is often used in herbal teas
3
Linden
Both the leaves and flowers of this tree are said to have medicinal properties and linden flower tea is very relaxing
2
Filé
The dried and powdered leaves of the Sassafrass tree give us this spicy herb
2
Mekhag
A name meaning clove in Armenian
2
Sabola
An Egyptian name that means pepper
2
Valerian
The root of the valerian plant has sleep-inducing properties
1
Alfalfa
Alfalfa is an herb that is believed to help lower cholesterol and detoxify the blood
1
Caraway
The seeds of the caraway plant have a distinctive mild licorice flavor that is similar to anise
1
Pimento
Before allspice is a spice, it is a Pimento berry
1
Rhubarb
A tart seasonal vegetable that is more often treated like a fruit than a vegetable
0
Savory
A mild, peppery herb that can be used in the same way as the herb thyme
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Chervil
A delicate looking herb related to parsley with an equally delicate flavor
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Panax
The Latin name for ginseng is panax ginseng
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Eyebright
This herb was traditionally used to strengthen the sight and eliminate trouble with the eyes
-2
Ilex
Ilex paraguariensis is the scientific name for the Yerba Maté plant
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St John
The herb St. John’s wort is said to help relieve conditions like depression and anxiety
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Sumac
The red fruits of the sumac plant are dried and ground into powder then used to add a tart lemony flavor to foods
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Hops
An herb used in the making of beer

Female Dog Names Inspired by Herbs

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Lavender
Both the flowers and the leaves of this plant can be used for either savory dishes or tea
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Rosemary
A woody, fragrant herb that can be added either fresh or dried to many foods
6
Cayenne
A moderately hot chili pepper that is often powdered and added to increase the spiciness of a dish
6
Jasmine
Jasmine blossoms are sometimes added as a subtle flavoring to teas
6
Violet
Historically, violets have been used medicinally as well as being used as a garnish or made into candy
5
Marjoram
An herb closely related to oregano with a much sweeter flavor but a susceptibility to cold
5
Myra
An English name based on the word Myrrh, a resin extracted from a small thorny species of tree
5
Parsley
A species of flowering plant that is widely used as a seasoning and a garnish
5
Rose
The fruit of a wild rose is known as a Rose hip and the best-known source of Vitamin C
4
Fennel
The fennel plant has delicate aromatic leaves with a mild flavor; the seeds can also be used as a spice
3
Chamomile
An herbal plant well known for it’s calming properties
3
Cilantro
Also known as coriander leaves, this natural antioxidant ads a sharp tang to salads and garnishes
3
Nettle
The extract of the nettle plant can be used to help reduce or eliminate rheumatic pain
2
Arnica
A flowering herb that is said to help reduce bruising and swelling
2
Biljana
A name meaning herb in Serbian
2
Calamint
Although not frequently used for cooking in North America, it is more frequently used in Middle Eastern cuisine
2
Ginseng
The herb ginseng has been employed in attempts to treat anemia, fatigue, and chronic illness, among other conditions
2
Laurel
Bay leaves come from the bay laurel plant and are a tasty flavoring in small doses
2
Yerba
A Spanish word meaning herb and type of holly tree
1
Betony
Bettony, also known as woundwort, is said to be good to resolve complaints of the head
1
Thyme
A lemon-scented evergreen that is frequently used in cooking and in salads
1
Yarrow
Yarrow is an herb with yellow flowers that used to be used as a flavoring for beer prior to the use of hops
0
Myrtle
A flowering tree that was historically used for treating lung infections and bronchitis
0
Stevia
As well as being a natural sweetener, stevia leaves can be steeped in water to make tea
0
Verbena
A genus of flowering plants that includes the herb lemon verbena
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Dandelion
Dandelion shoots and greens are a savory herb used in salads and tea
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Primrose
Infusions of primrose can be utilized as a sedative, inducing rest and easing tension
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Mentha
The Mentha, or mint, genus of plants are well known aromatic herbs with erect, branched stems
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Sassafrass
Sassafrass root is the main ingredient in root beer
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Peppermint
A well-known variety of mint frequently used to flavor drinks and candies as well as foods

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