Dog Names that Start with A

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Introduction

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”.

Dog Names that Start with A in Pop Culture

Dog Names that Start with A Considerations

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 stones (like Agate) or spices (like Anise) or those which display a characteristic of his coat or color. Or he could be named a name which is reflective of a lovable ball of fur which occupies your lap quite often (think Abracadabra for the magical pup).  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
Ali
Of Mohamed boxing fame
6
Adonis
A Greek name meaning Lord
6
Aragon
A Spanish name which means peace
5
Alaska
The northernmost state in the United States
5
Abel
A Hebrew name which means breath
5
Anka
A name as in Paul Anka, the singer from the 60’s
4
Apache
An Indian tribe from the United States Wild West
4
Alfred
English name meaning wise counselor
4
Aston
An English name meaning eastern settlement
4
Art
A name short for Arthur meaning noble one, bear man
4
Abraham
A Hebrew name which means father of multitudes
3
Alvin
An English name which means noble friend, friend of the elves (think Alvin and the Chipmunks)
2
Allan
A spelling variation of Alan meaning handsome, cheerful
2
Adrian
A Latin name for man of Adria, a province in Northern Italy
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
1
Ambrose
Latin name for immortal one
0
Atlas
A Greek god
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
Alexander
A name meaning defending men, like Alexander the Great
0
Achilles
A Greek name meaning thin lipped or that tendon that runs up the back of your ankle
-1
Andy
A character from the Shawshank Redemption movie
-1
Alfalfa
A type of fodder for horses and a character in the Our Gang TV series
-2
Augustine
A Catholic saint or very old city in Florida
-2
Archie
Comic strip character
-3
Appollo
Greek mythical god
-3
Abner
The main character from the Li'l Abner comic strip
-3
Abdullah
An Arabic name which means servant of Allah

Female Dog Names that Start with A

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

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