Dog Names that Start with G

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

Female Dog Names that Start With G

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

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