Dog Names that Start with O

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Introduction

You've finally found him/her, the perfect dog of your dreams. The dog you've been dreaming about going on adventures with for years. His eyes are as expressive as you always hoped they'd be. The only issue? He still doesn't have a name! Not to worry, it happens. It's perfectly fine. In fact, it's better to take your time and find the perfect name, than to rush and let the ticking clock pressure you into making a really bad choice. Your dog deserves more, so here are some name ideas that start with the letter "O," to get those ideas flowing. 

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Dog Names that Start with O Considerations

When selecting a dog name, it's always helpful to keep a few things in mind, like his appearance, his attitude, even the way he carries himself. For instance, if a dog is always jittery and shy, it's a good idea to use that as inspiration for a name, rather than force a name that doesn't make much sense. You wouldn't name this dog something that sounds outgoing and take-charge, like Champ, because it wouldn't reflect the dog's identity. 

Of course, that's all thinking inside the box. If you want to take things a step farther, think about specific events or incidents where your dog was involved. Maybe the weekend you adopted him, you both went to the beach and you realized he loved to dig holes in the sand. A name reflective of the surroundings, including the sand, would serve as a reminder of your pleasant trip with your new puppy. Maybe it's a female dog, and she could be named Sandy. Or maybe his favorite spot in all the trip was the dock or pier, so you could name him Dock. 

Whatever your source of inspiration, consider all the options. No detail is too small or insignificant when selecting a dog name. The best option is always the one that celebrates your dog's individuality. 

Male Dog Names that Start With O

Votes Name Vote
7
Odie
English name meaning "woad hill," but also it's the dog from Garfield
7
Ollen
In Norse the meaning of the name is "relic"
6
Onyx
A type of gemstone with little bands of color, but the name itself is Greek, meaning "claw, or fingernail"
5
Oscar
English in origin, it means "divine spear," but it is also the name of Oscar Mayer
5
Orry
The name of a king who lived on the Isle Of Man, a self-governing British Crown isle between Ireland, and Great Britain
4
Oliver
After The Green Arrow from DC Comics, but also it's from the English meaning "the olive tree"
4
Oslo
Norwegian for "ridge, hill" it is also the capital of Norway
3
Old Yeller
After the famous yellow dog from the beloved 1957 film
3
Octavius
The first Roman emperor, Augustus, was born Gaius Octavius
3
Oats
Whole-grain cereal, scientifically known as Avena Sativa, primarily grown in North America and Europe
3
Ox
Perfect if he's the Babe to your Paul Bunyan, the word "ox" refers to a domesticated cow, and holds religious meaning in Sanskrit and Hindu
2
Overturn
Perfect if he's always flipping things over, the word comes from the description of a wheel, meaning "to rotate, roll over"
2
Olaf
A Norse name referring to ancestral heritage, so many Scandinavian kings were named Olaf
1
Otis
After the Pug from the 1986 film The Adventures of Milo and Otis
1
Oatmeal
Perfect if he loves oatmeal, or is the color of the food, which originated in 7,000 B.C. China, but it has been said ancient Greece also had porridge
1
Ocelot
Comes from the Nahuatl word for jaguar, but also the Latin for "little eyes," this is the name of a wild cat native to the southwest U.S., Mexico, Central and South America
1
Oisin
Hails from Ireland and it means "little dear"
0
Oswald
From the Anglo-Saxon Osweald, meaning "God" or "rule"
0
Otto
Of German origin, derived from Audo or Odo, meaning "wealth, fortune"
0
Olav
It means "ancestor, heirloom, descendant" and comes from Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands
0
Orin
The Anglicised spelling of the Irish "Odran," which unmagestically refers to otters
-1
Oi
An expression in Canada, Australia and New Zealand
-1
Opie
If you love Sons of Anarchy, and want your pet's name to be derived from the Cornish, medieval name of Oppy, Obby or Osborn
-1
Odin
The Old Norse mythology god associated with wisdom, healing, death, royalty, battle, sorcery, poetry, but he's best known for being Thor's father
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Oak
Comes from the Middle English "oke" and refers to the strong tree
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Odion
Egyptian for "Born of Twins"
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Otso
Finnish in origin, this name means "bear"
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Osmo
Nordic in origin, especially Finnish, meaning "a young man"
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Oldies
If he's an old soul and loves your jukebox
-3
Obed
"Worshipper" in Hebrew, and holds its place in the Old Testament

Female Dog Names that Start With O

Votes Name Vote
7
Olesea
Hebrew in origin, this name refers to a tree which bears bitter tasting fruit
6
Oki
This Japanese name means "ocean centered"
6
Oleta
English for "winged"
5
Oprah
The Hebrew name for "fawn"
5
Ozella
It's a Greek name with Old Testament roots, and means "my power is God"
5
Okimi
This Japanese name means "bright shining light"
4
Ofelia
Spanish and Italian in origin, this name means "help, aid"
3
Ocie
Originated in America for both men and women, but in Latin the name means "eighth"
3
Oxana
Sometimes translated as Aksana, this Ukrainian name means "hospitality toward strangers"
3
Odyssey
A word that means "epic journey," it is perhaps best known as the title of Homer's epic poem
3
Olena
This is the Ukrainian version of Helen, which means "sun ray"
2
Olivia
In Latin it means "olive branch," but the name was first used in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
2
Onika
African in origin, this name means "warrior"
2
Oyku
Turkish name meaning "story"
2
Oaklyn
Unknown origin, but this name has sprung up in America and is quickly becoming one of the most popular
2
Olan
From Spain and Holland, it refers to this delicate white fabric with frilling detail, usually used for women's skirts
2
Oa'si
This English/French name means "belonging to Lacy or Lassy"
1
Ocean
Comes from the Greek "Okeanos," a river that circled the planet (at least that was the old belief)
1
Octaviana
Latin in origin, this is the feminine name of Octavius
0
Ora
The Hebrew name for "light"
0
Oudia
English and Old German in origin, this name means "famous warrior"
0
Ossie
Native American, named after the village of the same name, it's no wonder there's an Ozette Lake in Washington State
0
Odette
The female version of Otto, this name comes from Old High German words like "otho, odo," which when traced to French, it means "rich"
0
Okera
Iroquoian word for "snowflake"
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Ona
The Hebrew name meaning "graceful"
-1
Oda
A Japanese name meaning "small rice paddy"
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Oana
Hebrew name derived from the Christian Ioana (Joanna), meaning "favorite grace"
-2
Otha
Anglo-Saxon, meaning "little wealthy one"
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Oline
This Hawaiian name means "joyous"
-3
Oddny
Norse for "new point"

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