Dog Names that Start with An

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Introduction

Choosing a name for your new best friend is so much fun but also so challenging. There are so many names to choose from and so many things to consider. Where does one even begin?!? Well, a great place to start is to think of specific letters that may have significance to you. Maybe everyone in your family has a  name that begins with an "A" or maybe you'd like to combine your initials with your spouses and begin your dog's name with those exact letters. It could also just be as simple as liking the sound of names that begin with "An". Whatever the reasoning behind choosing "An" to start your dog's name, we have tons of great names for your new pooch. 

Dog Names that Start with 'An' In Pop Culture

Dog Name that Starts with 'An' Considerations

Now that we have the ball rolling and have you thinking of all the "An" name possibilities for your doggy, let's think about dogs who would best be suited for a name beginning with these letters. Luckily, there are so many "An" names that there is practically one for every kind of dog! When considering a dog's outward appearance, a name like Anvil may suit a big, sturdy dog while Angel would be the perfect name for a small fluffy pooch. A Chilean Terrier, Chihuahua or other breed of Latin descent may be a perfect dog for a name like Antonio which has a Spanish flair. If you like to name a dog based on personality, Animal would be a good fit for a feisty pup while Annalee sounds more like a calm, dainty dog. You can also consider your personal hobbies and the places where your dog may accompany you. For example, someone who likes to sail may choose the "An" name Anchor. There is so much to think about when choosing a dog name, even when you have the first two letters to help guide your search! So, now onto the master list- you will surely find an "An" name here!

Male Dog Names that Start with 'An'

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Anaconda
A semi aquatic snake that can grow to a significantly large size
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Android
A robot with a human appearance or an operating system for smart phones
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Anchovy
A small strongly flavored fish that is typically used as bait or preserved in salt
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Animal
A living organism, for example, a dog!
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Anchor
A heavy object which holds a boat in place; also a dependable person who holds a group together
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Antonio
A Latin version of Anthony which means worthy of praise
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Andretti
Meaning powerful and complete, this name is popular thanks to the Andretti car racing family
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Ant
A tiny insect that lives in large, socialized groups
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Andy
A nickname for Andrew which simply means "man"
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Andrew
Meaning manly, there are many Saint Andrews in various religions which makes this a popular name
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Anvil
A heavy steel iron block with a flat top and concave sides
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Anton
An English name of Roman descent which means highly praiseworthy
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Ansel
A follower, nobleman or divine protection
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Annex
An extra part or an addition
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Anomy
A lack of usual social standards or a personal state of anxiety and self control
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Antre
A cave, hole or cavern
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Anuk
Sanskrit for a very small atom
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Andre
A man or warrior, Andre the Giant was a very famous wrestler
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Angelo
An Italian name meaning angel or messenger
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Andres
A Spanish name meaning manly and brave
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Anakoni
The Hawaiian version of Anthony meaning valuable
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Anatol
A masculine name meaning sunrise
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Angus
While the name means "one", you can also think of burgers!
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Anoki
A Native American name meaning actor
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Andrion
Metal support which holds wood in a fireplace, also referred to as a 'dog'
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Anthony
An English name meaning highly praiseworthy
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Anon
Short for anonymous, someone who does not want to be recognized
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Angler
Someone who fishes or a spiny fish found at the bottom of the ocean
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Antic
Something bizarre or a playful trick
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Ancho
A spicy and aromatic chili pepper

Female Dog Names that Start with 'An'

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Angel
A supernatural being who is an intermediary between God and Earth
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Anise
A spice which tastes like licorice
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Anna
Meaning favor, grace or beauty
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Andrea
Courageous and womanly
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Ansley
From the awe which inspires a meadow - how peaceful!
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Anavi
An Indian name which means to be kind to people- perfect for a sweet dog!
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Anela
A tropical Hawaiian name which is another version of Angel
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Anka
Hebrew for grace, but a German version on Anna
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Angie
A Greek version of the name Angel, also a popular Rolling Stones song
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Anita
The Hebrew form of the name Grace
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Annabelle
A combination of the names Anna and Belle which in turn means beautiful and graceful
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Anya
A Russian name meaning gracious or one who brings goodness
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Anastasia
A Greek name meaning resurrection, also the famous daughter of the last Russian Tsar
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Anissa
A Greek name meaning pure or holy
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Ann
English version of a tradition Hebrew name which means favor of grace
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Annie
Meaning grace, found commonly in pop culture - little orphan Annie is a great example!
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Angelica
While the name means a very beautiful girl, Angelica is also a tall parsley-like herb.
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Andromeda
Meaning advising like a man, Andromeda is also a galaxy as well as a flowering shrub
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Andora
A name of Norwegian descent which roughly translated means strong and powerful eagle
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Annalee
A Latin name meaning grace or pasture
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Anotinette
A French name meaning praiseworthy; most commonly thought of in reference to Marie Antoinette
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Analusia
A Spanish name meaning to walk easy
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Annahella
A Latin name meaning graceful
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Anahita
A Hindu name meaning immaculate; was also the name of the Persian goddess of fertility
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Anat
A Hebrew name which means to sing
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Anevy
A Native American name meaning superior
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Anjali
A Greek and Latin name both with the same meaning which is "messenger"
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Anora
An English name meaning light
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Ansa
A Latin name meaning opportunity
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Antonia
In Italian, this name means priceless but the Latin version means praiseworthy

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