Dog Names that Start with J

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Introduction

Dog names can be difficult to come up with. Unlike human names, which tend to focus more on the name's origin, or the actual sound of the name, dog names are capable of having more character. Their names can be very much human, and focusing on origin or sound, but they can also be reflective of their personality, appearance, or even their favorite food. A dog named Jerky may really love beef jerky. Pickles may really be in complete love with pickles from a jar. Dog owners have such a vast selection to choose from for dog names, it's no wonder it can be a little difficult.

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Dog Names that Start with J Considerations

When you're selecting a dog name, it's important to remember that there are plenty more options than human names. Rather than just focus on names like "John," or "Lucy," you can also dig around for silly names like "Taco" or "Sir Burps-A-Lot." There are more options, which although can be amazing to think about, can also be a little overwhelming. So many options!  It really does help if you consider the dog's character first. Is he a serious doggy, or is he more excited about everything? Does he bark at absolutely nothing, or does he always strive to bark with intention? You may not always understand your dog, or speak the same language, but you can always tell what type of dog he is by just looking at their behavior. It can tell you if you have a more serious, calm dog, or a more jolly and active one. It can help you pinpoint what to expect from your dog moving forward too. If the dog is calm now, he's only going to get calmer and lazier with age. Active dogs tend to get calmer too, but they still have moments of energy like puppies do well into their older years. 

Male Dog Names that Start With J

Votes Name Vote
7
Jock
Perfect for the athletic dog
7
Jaime
It's not just a girl's name
7
Jetson
If you love Astro the dog, but don't want to be too obvious
6
Jase
Nickname for Jason
6
Jericho
Arabic for "city of the moon"
6
Judas
Another religious name
5
Jakku
From Star Wars
5
Jarrod
Hebrew for "Rose" as in flower
5
Jean-Baptiste
If you want a very sophisticated, French name
4
Jenson
"Son of Jens," with Jens being a German and Danish surname
4
Judge
Perfect for a serious-faced dog
3
Jaden
If you're a fan of Will Smith and his family
3
Jeb
Short for Jebediah and ideal for an intuitive pooch
3
Justo
Latin for "honorable"
3
Jose
Perfect for a Chihuahua
2
Jagger
After Mick Jagger
1
Joey
If he's little and likes to jump
1
Joost
Of Dutch descent
1
Jaidan
A lovely Hebrew moniker
0
Justin
A classic name for a spunky canine
0
Jack
Like the Little House on the Praire
0
Jethro
This is a Hebrew name meaning "abundance"
-1
Jerry
If you love the film K-9
-1
Jakko
Talk about a name that's impossible to pinpoint any history, origin or meaning about
-1
Jimmy
For a more common, human name
-2
Jacob
For a more common, human name
-2
Jarvis
Of old German, English and Celtic descent
-2
Jinx
Normally for cats, but works for dogs too
-3
Junkyard
Like the Lab from Race to Witch Mountain
-3
Jorah
"He has reproached"

Female Dog Names that Start With J

Votes Name Vote
7
Jadis
The white witch in the Chronicles of Narnia
6
Jodee
A pet form of Judy, itself a pet name from Judith
5
Jacqi
For your girly dog
5
Jacy
For a laid back dog
5
Jenelle
A very human name for a dog, seems befitting to a Dachshund
5
Jenji
Cornish derivation of Guinevere which comes from Gwenhwyfar (fair lady), which was the origin of the name Jennifer
5
Jenny
For the tiny dogs
5
Jonda
A variant of the name Johanna
4
Jelia
Such a pretty name
3
Jaye
A German name meaning "swift"
3
Jazz
If it's your favorite music, and hers, of course
3
Joy
If she brings you joy and peace every single day
3
Julia
Another common name
3
June
Perfect if she was born in June
2
Jade
If she's so valuable to you
2
Jerrica
A derivation of Erica
2
Jewel
After the singer and if your dog has a great voice
2
Jo
Short for Joanna, perfect for the pup with an attidude
2
Jojo
Short for Jolene which is a modern American name
2
Jinsy
Of English and French origin
1
Jeanie
Of Scottish origin
1
Juliet
Should be a no-brainer if there's a Romeo in the neighborhood
0
Jadie
Another girly dog name and is derived from Jada
0
Jina
Alternative spelling of Gina
0
Jordy
Hebrew for "down flowing"
0
Jourden
Hebrew for "flowing down or descending"
0
Jitka
Of Czech origin
-1
Jedda
Indigenous Australian meaning for "pretty girl"
-2
Jess
Short for Jessica, a Hebrew name
-3
Jolan
Of Greek origin, meaning "violet flower"

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