Dog Names that Start with A

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Are you seeking the perfect name for your precious pup?  It’s a confusing and stressful task to be sure, but, it doesn’t need to be.  While the name of your precious pooch is a very important part of who he is and who he will be, you can find a great name while keeping it simple and relatively low stress.  Many people consider the breed of the new pet, the color, the gender and some of his cute characteristics for clues to potential names.  Allow me to suggest an additional way to isolate that delightful designation we call a “name” … the alphabet.  Let’s talk about dog names which start with the letter “A”.

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Dog Names that Start with A

When it comes to naming any precious pet, one can consider their coat color, their size, breed and history.  For example, you may have a Greyhound that you may wish to name Andretti, after the famous NASCAR driver, or a very verbal Terrier you could name Andy, after Andy Rooney, a famous writer, TV and radio personality who spoke on many political topics and current events. Your favorite puppy can be named after flowers (like Rose or Violet) or herbs (like Basil and Parsley) or those which display a characteristic of his coat (like Shaggy or Silky) or color (like Cinnamon or Cayenne) or, he could be named a name which is reflective of a lovable ball of fur which occupies your lap quite often (think Fluffy, Muffy or Cotton Ball).  The names and ideas are limited only by your imagination, which for many is practically limitless! And, remember the only “rule” you need to consider is what the name (or any shortened version of the name) will sound like to others when you call him from your front porch to across the street, across the dog park or from several blocks away.  Just keep it fun! 

Male Dog Names that Start with A

Votes Name Vote
7
Amigo
A Spanish name for friend
6
Adonis
A Greek name meaning Lord
6
Ali
Of Mohamed boxing fame
6
Aragon
A Spanish name which means peace
5
Abel
A Hebrew name which means breath
5
Alaska
The northernmost state in the United States
5
Anka
A name as in Paul Anka, the singer from the 60’s
4
Abraham
A Hebrew name which means father of multitudes
4
Alfred
English name meaning wise counselor
4
Apache
An Indian tribe from the United States Wild West
4
Art
A name short for Arthur meaning noble one, bear man
4
Aston
An English name meaning eastern settlement
3
Alvin
An English name which means noble friend, friend of the elves (think Alvin and the Chipmunks)
2
Adrian
A Latin name for man of Adria, a province in Northern Italy
2
Allan
A spelling variation of Alan meaning handsome, cheerful
1
Ambrose
Latin name for immortal one
1
Angelo
An Italian name which means angel messenger and he really is your little “angel”
1
Astro
The dog from the Jetsons TV cartoon show
0
Achilles
A Greek name meaning thin lipped or that tendon that runs up the back of your ankle
0
Alexander
A name meaning defending men, like Alexander the Great
0
Anthony
A Latin name which means priceless one, a great puppy name
0
Aslan
The lion from the Chronicles of Narnia, the best good guy
0
Atlas
A Greek god
-1
Alfalfa
A type of fodder for horses and a character in the Our Gang TV series
-1
Andy
A character from the Shawshank Redemption movie
-2
Archie
Comic strip character
-2
Augustine
A Catholic saint or very old city in Florida
-3
Abdullah
An Arabic name which means servant of Allah
-3
Abner
The main character from the Li'l Abner comic strip
-3
Appollo
Greek mythical god

Female Dog Names that Start with A

Votes Name Vote
7
Aileen
A Spanish variation of Eileen meaning bright, shining light
7
Andromeda
A Greek mythical name meaning advising like a man
7
Anna Banana
A funny rhyming name
7
Aster
A lovely flower
7
Atari
A video game unit
6
Aimee
A variation of Amy which means beloved
5
Alicia
A Spanish variation of Alice meaning noble
5
Amanda
A Latin name which means she must be loved
5
Amber
A color between yellow and brown
5
Aubree
A spelling variation of Aubrey meaning elf ruler
4
Annie Oakley
TV western heroine who was exceptional with a firearm
4
Atlanta
A city in the state of Georgia in the United States
4
Aurora
A name meaning glow, from the movie Sleeping Beauty
4
Ava
A variation of Eve meaning life in Latin
3
Autumn
The name of a season
2
Abilgail
A Hebrew name meaning my father is joyful
2
Allanna
A name meaning handsome, cheerful - a variation of Alan
1
Angel
A heavenly being
0
Alexandra
A name meaning defending men, a variation of Alexander
0
Alice
Of Wonderland movie fame
0
Amelia
A German name meaning work
0
Angelique
A derivative of Angela which is a French name meaning angelic
0
Apple
A yummy, healthy fruit or a technology manufacturer
-1
Aggie
A name short for Agatha, which means good woman
-1
Angelina
A name meaning angel
-1
Athena
A Greek mythical name
-1
Azalea
An English name for a flower
-2
Alberta
An English variation of Albert meaning noble, bright
-2
Alexa
A Greek name which means defending men, a variation of Alexandra
-3
Adrianne
Remember “Rocky” movies and Rocky Balboa’s wife?

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