Dog Names that Start with Da

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After ensuring that your canine’s physical needs are met, choosing a name for a new dog is often one of the first responsibilities undertaken when adopting an animal. New pet parents may have several different methods that they use in order to choose a name for their new canine companion. Some individuals may start their search with specific starting letters in mind, such as the letters in this list, "d" and "a". The decision to start the name with the letters "Da" may be selected as a naming technique in order to match their name with either a person or another pet in the house, to honor a pet that went before them, or simply because the dog seems to respond to that sound. 

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Dog Names that Start with Da Considerations

Picking a name for a new pet is often an enjoyable prospect but it is also is an important decision. A name that is difficult for you to pronounce may also be difficult for the dog to understand, increasing confusion and making training more difficult, while choosing a name that your specific canine seems to respond well to may improve understanding and enhance bonding and training. There are many ways to narrow down your choices when it comes to names that start with "Da", all of them equally valid. Some people may be guided by their dog’s appearance, naming a dog with a dark coat Davin or Daiyu, Dandan for a dog with a reddish coat, or Daffodil for one with a yellow coat. Others may choose to be guided by the animal’s personality and quirks, choosing Dash for the dog that never sits still, Dawn or Danica for the canine that is always up first thing in the morning, or Daina for a dog that likes to howl. Your own personal interests and preferences can influence your decision as well, and fans of the BBC show Dr. Who may lean towards a name like Dalek, whereas a person concerned with the environment may choose a name that reflects that, such as Darya, Darby, or Dao. 

Male Dog Names Starting with Da

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Da
A Chinese name that means attainment, or achieve
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Dabir
An Arabic name meaning teacher or secretary
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Dax
An Old German nickname meaning badger or badger hunter
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Dag
This name means fish in Hebrew but day in Scandinavian
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Dagger
A short knife with a pointed tip, usually double-edged
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Dai
Chinese and Japanese, meaning great or large
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Daidalos
A name meaning cunning worker in Greece
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Daiki
This name means great glory, great noble, or great tree in Japanese
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Dáire
An Irish name meaning fertile or fruitful
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Daithí
An Old Irish name meaning swiftness and nimbleness
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Dalek
The Daleks are a fictional race of extraterrestrial mutants that are a main antagonist in the long-running BBC show Dr.Who
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Dalibor
A name meaning distant battle in Czech
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Dallas
A name referring to the capital of Texas
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Damien
A French name meaning to tame or subdue
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Damocles
A Latin name meaning glory of the people
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Dan
The Hebrew name Dan means judge, Daniel means God is my judge
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Danh
A Vietnamese name meaning prestigious or famous
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Dante
Shortened form of the Italian name Durante which means steadfast
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Dao
A Chinese name that means great waves
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Dara
This name has many meanings, including star in Cambodian, son of oak in Gaelic, and the arm in Hebrew
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Darius
This name means possesses many things or wealthy
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Darko
A name meaning gift in Serbian or a reference to the mind-bending 2001 film Donnie Darko
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Darnell
An English surname meaning hidden nook or secret nook
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Darryl
This English name, meaning from Airelle, is the name of a popular character on the post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead
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Darwin
A name from England meaning dear friend
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Dash
Running or traveling in a great hurry; a small amount
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Dathan
This Hebrew name means belonging to a fountain
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Daven
A Scandinavian name meaning two-rivers
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David
This Hebrew name means beloved
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Davin
This Hebrew name means beloved

Female Dog Names Starting with Da

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Dada
A Yoruba name that means curly hair
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Daffodil
A yellow flower that is often seen as a symbol of spring and good cheer
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Dagmar
This name means day-maid in Old Norse
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Dagny
A name meaning new day in Scandinavian
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Dahlia
An English name that references a type of flower with thickly clustered petals
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Daina
A Lithuanian name that means song
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Daisy
A grassland flower that has white petals and a yellow disk in the middle
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Daiyu
A name that means black jade in Chinese
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Dakota
A Lakota Sioux name that means friend, friendly, or allies
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Dale
An English name meaning valley or dale
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Dalis
A name meaning place of rest, from England
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Dalita
An Armenian name that means virgin
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Dandan
A name meaning cinnabar red in Chinese
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Danaë
A Greek name that means parched; this was the mythological name of the mother of Perseus
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Dandrane
The name of the sister of Percival in the Grail legends, sometimes referred to as the grail heroine
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Danette
French feminine form of Daniel, a name meaning God is my judge
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Danica
A name meaning morning star in Slavic
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Daphne
A Greek name meaning laurel, and the name of a mythological nymph who was turned into a tree
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Darby
An English surname meaning a forest abounding in deer or deer park; also means free from envy in Ireland
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Daria
Feminine form of the Latin Darius, meaning wealthy or possesses many things
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Darla
Middle English name that means dear or darling
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Darling
A beloved or cherished person and a term of endearment
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Daru
An Indian name meaning of the cedar tree
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Darya
A name from Persia meaning ocean, river, or sea
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Day
The sun is shining during the day
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Dasha
A name meaning God’s gift in Russian
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Dassah
Shortened form of the English name Hadessa, which means myrtle tree
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Davina
This is the feminine form of both the English Davin, meaning little black one, or the Latin and Hebrew David, meaning beloved
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Dawn
The first light of day is known as the dawn
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Dayo
A Yoruba name meaning joy arrives

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