Dog Names that Start with G

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Introduction

Sometimes one letter is all you need to figure out what you should name your new puppy. You might not quite know what you want to name him or her, and you might not have had enough time to truly figure out who the dog really is, the personality, the likes and dislikes. But as long as you know what letter you want the name to start with, you have a starting point. From there, it's all about patiently contemplating, weighing options, and being open-minded. Here are some dog name ideas that start with the letter G. Maybe you'll find the perfect name? 

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Dog Names that Start with G Considerations

When it comes to naming your new puppy, it's important to remember the changes that the dog will undergo throughout a lifetime. Much like people go through growing pains, phases, and those awkward growth spurts, dogs do too! The times when she will grow into those long legs and walk ungracefully, like Bambi. The times when the rope chew toy is the favorite, but of course, that's right before discovering the brightly-colored tennis ball. It's these life events that will help shape your dog into who she will ultimately be. So, selecting a name that is much too specific to one of the phases now may eventually not make sense. Something else to consider is how the dog treats the other animals in your home. Maybe the dog is super friendly to the household cat, and spends the better part of the early afternoon snuggling with it. Or maybe the dynamic is a little more stereotypical! Whatever the case may be, it's helpful to understand your dog's behavior towards others, as this will give you a better idea of what an appropriate name would be. Whatever you discover about your dog, remember to take your time. Good dog names take time to find. 

Male Dog Names that Start With G

Votes Name Vote
7
Gillis
Sounds like gills, so maybe if he loves to swim
6
Gannon
If you prefer an old school name, meaning "fair skinned"
6
Gael
Sounds like those ocean storms and winds, but that is spelled "gale"
5
Gaston
After Beauty & the Beast, ideal for a Beagle
5
Garland
Perfect if you get your dog around Christmas time
5
Glenn
If you love Family Guy
4
Gert
Short and simple, like a man's dog
4
Gaines
Especially good if he's a little hefty
4
Grover
Almost like "Rover," but better
4
Geoffroy
If you like the name "Geoffrey," but think it's too common
4
Galen
As in Galen of Pergamon, the Greek physician
4
Gary
The name of Carrie Fisher's dog
3
Gustav
For your little Norseman dog
3
Genji
If you're really into Japanese names, things, food, and culture
3
Gemini
If you love the zodiac, and firmly believe your dog has two personalities
3
Giovanni
If you want him to sound Italian
3
Garrus
If you love Mass Effect, pre Andromeda days
2
Grimm
If he loves terrible stories
2
Galileo
Like the astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician
2
Griffth
If you really enjoyed the Berserk anime
1
Griffin
If he looks like a lion, or eagle, or both
1
Geralt
If you play a lot of the Witcher video games
0
Gruff
If you have a very manly dog that loves the wilderness
-1
Galvin
In case you enjoy the names "Alvin" and "Gavin," but can't decide
-1
General
Ideal for a German Shepherd
-1
Gabe
Short for Gabriel and suited to a strong and dignified pooch
-2
Geir
If you love Richard Gere, but don't want to be too "on the nose"
-2
Georgie
This means "tilling of the soil"
-3
Guido
If you live in New Jersey, this is perfect
-3
Gaspar
Another Beauty & the Beast reference

Female Dog Names that Start With G

Votes Name Vote
7
Gennyfer
An older spelling of the modern name "Jennifer"
7
Gertrude
Derived from "spear" and "strength"
6
Gretel
Like the children's story
5
Gelato
After her favorite dessert
4
Grayce
If the name "Grace" is too common for your taste
4
Gates
Perfect if she's your guard dog
4
Glory
If she's glorious and fabulous enough to pull off the name
4
Glenda
The female version of "Glenn"
4
Guinevere
If you're in love with the stories of King Arthur
4
Glados
If she likes the game Portal
3
Gold
If she's tan, wears a golden or yellow collar, and likes shiny things
3
Gal
Short and sweet, just the name for a Dachshund
3
Genevieve
A patron saint of Paris in Catholicism
3
Galaxy
If she means the world, moon, and stars to you
3
Georgia
Makes sense if you got her in the state, live there, or she was at least born there
2
Gwendolyn
An older spelling of the name "Gwen"
1
Griselda
Talk about an uncommon name that means "dark battle"
1
Gwen
If she's really into Gwen Stefani
1
Godiva
If she's insisting on protesting everything
0
Gemma
If she's everyone's mom
0
Gamora
If you love Guardians of the Galaxy
0
Gorgonzola
For the dog who goes crazy over cheese
-1
Gail
If you live by the ocean
-1
Gabbi
If she's a sweet girl
-1
Gypsy
If you have a thing for gypsies
-2
Gerri
It's not just a boy's name
-2
Gala
She can't get enough of those apples
-2
Gerber
If she's actually more of a baby
-2
Goldie
If she lights up every time she sees Kurt Russell on TV
-3
Gia
Another short but simple name, means "God's gracious gift"

Community Dogs with Names that Start with G

Gidget's name story for Dog Names that Start with G
Gidget
Female
Mutt
Minneapolis, MN
Personality
Playful
Athletic
Sweet
Smart
Cuddly

My husband and I both made lists of names we liked and went through them together. Gidget was on his list and we both like it. Almost 10 yrs later, I would't change a thing.