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
Jetson
If you love Astro the dog, but don't want to be too obvious
7
Jock
Perfect for the athletic dog
7
Jaime
It's not just a girl's name
6
Jericho
Arabic for "city of the moon"
6
Judas
Another religious name
6
Jase
Nickname for Jason
5
Jean-Baptiste
If you want a very sophisticated, French name
5
Jakku
From Star Wars
5
Jarrod
Hebrew for "Rose" as in flower
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
Jose
Perfect for a Chihuahua
3
Justo
Latin for "honorable"
3
Jeb
Short for Jebediah and ideal for an intuitive pooch
2
Jagger
After Mick Jagger
1
Jaidan
A lovely Hebrew moniker
1
Joost
Of Dutch descent
1
Joey
If he's little and likes to jump
0
Justin
A classic name for a spunky canine
0
Jethro
This is a Hebrew name meaning "abundance"
0
Jack
Like the Little House on the Praire
-1
Jimmy
For a more common, human name
-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
-2
Jarvis
Of old German, English and Celtic descent
-2
Jacob
For a more common, human name
-2
Jinx
Normally for cats, but works for dogs too
-3
Jorah
"He has reproached"
-3
Junkyard
Like the Lab from Race to Witch Mountain

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
Jenny
For the tiny dogs
5
Jacy
For a laid back dog
5
Jacqi
For your girly 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
Jonda
A variant of the name Johanna
4
Jelia
Such a pretty name
3
Joy
If she brings you joy and peace every single day
3
Jazz
If it's your favorite music, and hers, of course
3
Jaye
A German name meaning "swift"
3
June
Perfect if she was born in June
3
Julia
Another common name
2
Jojo
Short for Jolene which is a modern American name
2
Jerrica
A derivation of Erica
2
Jade
If she's so valuable to you
2
Jo
Short for Joanna, perfect for the pup with an attidude
2
Jewel
After the singer and if your dog has a great voice
2
Jinsy
Of English and French origin
1
Juliet
Should be a no-brainer if there's a Romeo in the neighborhood
1
Jeanie
Of Scottish origin
0
Jadie
Another girly dog name and is derived from Jada
0
Jourden
Hebrew for "flowing down or descending"
0
Jordy
Hebrew for "down flowing"
0
Jitka
Of Czech origin
0
Jina
Alternative spelling of Gina
-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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