Dog Names Meaning Noble

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Introduction

According to Webster's Dictionary,  the term noble has multiple meanings. First, "noble" can refer to a person who is born into a family related to royalty. Noble can also mean a person with certain personality characteristics that make him or her noble - characteristics such as integrity, honesty, and fairness. With that in mind, what makes a dog noble? Often, it is the way a dog carries him or herself. It can be his or her ability to protect his family pack. It may be leadership qualities that the dog possesses. Moreover, it is generally the silent strength of the dog that makes him appear so regal and begs for a noble name.

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Noble Dog Name Considerations

What type of dog should be given a noble name? Is it a privilege reserved just for large, powerful dogs? Is a noble name to be saved for small dogs such as the Shih Tzu or Japanese Chin (whom we know are dogs that were owned by royal families throughout time)? In actuality, any breed can be given a name that refers to nobility. Of course, owners of dogs such as the Pug, Shih Tzu, or Pomeranian might be tempted to give their pooch a name that reflects their noble heritage. However, larger dogs such as the German Shepherd, Great Dane, and even the massive watchdog Rottweiler can carry a name reminiscent of nobility. 

The Shih Tzu was once so coveted that only the Dalai Lama and his monks owned the breed, and individuals could only own a Shih Tzu if the Dalai Lama gifted one to that person. This is how the Empress of China came to possess a small group of Shih Tzus. Legend has it that the Imperial Shihs were trained to sit back on their haunches and wave to the Empress as she entered the area where the dogs were kept. If this does not depict nobility, what does? 

A Great Dane is a large and rather serious dog. He is quiet and observant of his surroundings. He is agile and moves gracefully. He is also highly loyal and protective of his family. These characteristics make him highly noble as well. Nobility comes in many packages, both large and small. It is truly up to the individual pet parent to determine whether or not his pooch is worthy of a noble name. 

Male Dog Names Meaning Noble

Votes Name Vote
8
Achilles
Achilles was a Greek hero; this name would suit a Rottie
8
Patton
Refers to General George Patton, World War II hero
6
Arthur
Means "noble;" can refer to King Arthur
5
Admiral
This name literally refers to a leader on a naval ship
5
Loki
Loki is the mischievous brother of Thor in Norse mythology
5
Dante
This name means "everlasting", noble dogs are always loyal
4
Baron
A baron is a nobleman; this is also the name of the current "first son"
4
Adolfo
Meaning "noble wolf", this name befits a Siberian Husky or an Irish Wolfhound
4
Bishop
Meaning "overseer" and can also refer to a high-ranking religious position
4
Garner
Meaning "a guardian", this name fits any watch dog
3
Alfonso
Meaning "noble and eager", this name is perfect for an Italian Greyhound
2
Duke
A rank in nobility; this name fits Great Dane or Mastiff
2
Captain
A military rank; this name fits a service or working dog
1
Lancelot
Lancelot was one of the knights of the Round Table
1
Basil
A traditional British name; meaning "kingly"
1
Angus
This Gaelic name means "strong", this name would fit a Bulldog
0
Albert
Meaning "noble", this name would work well for a Great Dane or Saint Bernard
0
Alexander
Refers to Alexander the Great, a noted military leader
0
Prince
The son of the king; this name is fitting of any elegant dog
0
Brian
Brian means "honorable", it is also the name of the talking dog on "The Family Guy"
0
Alistair
Gaelic, meaning "defender of men", befitting of a loyal guard dog
0
Earl
Earl is a great name for a dog residing in the South
0
Elmer
Although this name means noble, it is reminiscent of cartoon character Elmer Fudd
-1
Gilbert
This name means "trusted" much like our canine friends
-1
Aladdin
This name means servant, but in the Disney movie he became a prince
-2
Alwin
Meaning "noble friend"
-2
Amir
This Arabic name means "prince", which is a noble title
-2
Brantley
Meaning "proud", this name is fitting of a small, cute dog
-3
Marshall
Meaning "a steward", one who takes care of material wealth
-3
Kendrick
Meaning "royal ruler", this name fits a small, in-charge dog

Female Dog Names Meaning Noble

Votes Name Vote
8
Duchess
A noblewoman's title; this name fits a larger, yet elegant dog
7
Paisley
Meaning "noble and kind", this name is just right a Maltese
7
Rapunzel
The name of a Disney princess; this name fits a golden-colored dog with long hair
5
Kiki
Meaning "ruler of her domain", Kiki is a great name for a small, yet watchful dog
5
Lola
A song states, "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets"; that's because she is a "princess of all things"
4
Ada
German name meaning "noble one", this name fits a German Shepherd
4
Anselma
A variation of Selma, which means "God's helmet", it is indicative of a protective dog
4
Fallon
A princess in a Saxon legend; Fallon is a unique name for any dog
4
Sadie
A pretty name that befits a loyal guard dog
4
Heidi
Meaning "of noble birth", this name is perfect for an Irish Setter
3
Aislin
This name is the name of the lion in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
3
Cassie
Meaning "man's defender" and the perfect name for a guard dog
3
Keeley
A Gaelic name meaning "beautiful princess"
3
Patsy
Meaning "regal, noble", this name is befitting of a regal hound
3
Payton
This name also means "regal, noble", a great name for a Yorkie
2
Adelaide
This name is perfect for a small dog
2
Camille
This name is reminiscent of Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles' wife
2
Princess
A classic noble name
2
Hayden
This noble name also means "kind", it is perfect for a loyal pup
1
Adaleigh
This name is perfect for a small, curious little dog
1
Reagan
This noble name is also the name of the 40th president
1
Suzie
This cute name would work well for a Cocker Spaniel
0
Lani
This Hawaiian name means "majesty", it is befitting a dog living in a tropical climate
0
Regina
A feminine variation of Rex; this name is reminiscent of regent
0
Talia
This name means "strong", a great name for a Rottie or Doberman
-1
Countess
A noble title; Countess is not as common as Princess or Duchess
-1
Joan
As in Joan of Arc, who displayed noble character
-1
Pattie
A variation of Patricia (patrician), which referred to a class of nobility
-1
Rawnie
A unique name meaning a noble-born woman
-2
Roz
A Germanic name meaning noble, kind, and protective

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