Dog Names that Start with S

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Introduction

There are a lot of great reasons to give your dog a name that starts with the letter S. Maybe your own name starts with this letter, or you have decided to give all of your children – two-legged and four-legged alike – names beginning with this letter. S names are very popular among all species, and dog names beginning with 19th letter of the alphabet span all categories. S names are common, but there are also several unique options that will set your canine companion apart from the rest of the pack. Giving your new dog a name that starts with S is a great way to showcase how spectacular, sweet and super your special friend is. 

Dog Names that Start with S in Pop Culture

Dog Names that Start with S Considerations

Choosing the perfect name for your canine companion can be a daunting task. In many ways, it is like coming up with a name for a child. When trying to think up the right name, there are several things you may want to take into consideration. For starters, think about your dog’s breed and gender. Some names are, obviously, more appropriate for males than for females, and some names suit certain breeds specifically. Also, think about your dog’s size and appearance. Does he or she have any characteristics that could be translated into a great name? A happy Pit Bull with an unbeatable smile may make a great Smiley, for example. Smokey could be fitting for a dog that is primarily gray.

Think about your dog’s personality traits as well. Is she sly? Curious? Energetic? Friendly? All of these traits couple help you come up with ideas for words that start with S that would make names that fit your pet perfectly. Remember that the name you choose will be what you call out your front door and what you’ll have to tell your vet every time you make an appointment, so don’t opt for anything embarrassing. Check out our list for some great names that start with S for your four-legged friend. 

Male Dog Names that Start with S

Votes Name Vote
7
Spot
The dog in the "Dick and Jane" books
6
Shaggy
Scooby Doo’s snack-loving sidekick
6
Sinbad
Famous sailor; mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard
5
Sammy
Sammy Hagar, American vocalist, guitar player and songwriter
5
Starsky
Part of the crime fighting duo in “Starsky and Hutch”
5
Santana
For musician Carlos Santana
4
Sparky
Common name for dogs, name of fire safety mascot
3
Shadow
The wise Golden Retriever in “Homeward Bound”
3
Sol
“Sun” in Latin and several other languages
3
Smokey
Title character in “Smokey and the Bandit”
3
Snoopy
Famous Beagle of “Peanuts” fame
3
Schulz
For Snoopy creator Charles Schulz
2
Scout
The perfect name for a loyal companion
2
Sonny
From 1970s pop duo Sonny and Cher
2
Shiloh
Protagonist in “Shiloh” and its sequels
2
Skywalker
For Luke Skywalker of the “Star Wars” franchise
1
Santa's Little Helper
The pet dog on “The Simpsons”
1
Sputnik
First artificial earth satellite launched by the former Soviet Union
1
Sheldon
Sheldon Cooper; fictional character in “The Big Bang Theory”
0
Sagan
For Carl Sagan, famed astronomer
0
Skip
Star of the film “My Dog Skip”
0
Sterling
Short for sterling silver
-1
Scamp
Male dog in Disney’s “The Lady and the Tramp”
-1
Scooby Doo
Cowardly canine in “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!”
-1
Slinky
Spring toy; also the name of the spring toy dog in “Toy Story”
-1
Scotty
Nickname for Scottish Terrier
-1
Sully
Character in the Disney film "Monsters, Inc."
-1
Seaman
Newfoundland Dog who accompanied Meriwether Lewis on his famous expedition
-1
Severus
For Severus Snape of the “Harry Potter” franchise
-1
Sasquatch
Also known as Bigfoot

Female Dog Names that Start with S

Votes Name Vote
7
Sally
Name meaning “princess”
6
Sandy
Airedale Terrier in the “Little Orphan Annie” comics and radio show; also in “Annie” Broadway musical
6
Savannah
City in Georgia; a mixed woodland grassland
6
Seven
Female character in the Netflix series “Stranger Things”
6
Suki
Japanese for “loved one”
6
Sunshine
A perfect name for a bright, friendly dog
5
Shelby
English name meaning “a place where willows grow”
5
Sassy
The feline companion in “Homeward Bound”
5
Star
A luminous point in the night sky
5
Serenity
Calm, serene; the name of the spaceship in “Firefly”
3
Sarabi
Lioness in “The Lion King”
3
Snow
The perfect name for a white dog
3
Strelka
One of the dogs who went into space in Sputnik 5 and returned safely
3
Lily
A flower that symbolizes beauty, innocence and purity
2
Shakira
For the famous Colombian singer
1
Samantha
German Shepherd in the “I Am Legend” book and movie
1
Sangria
An alcoholic punch of Spanish and Portuguese origin
1
Sophie
An Australian cattle dog who survived four months lost at sea
1
Solstice
When the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly point
1
Sheeva
Afghan name meaning “charming”
0
Sadie
Hebrew name meaning “princess”
-1
Sasha
Famed British bomb detection dog who served in the British Army
-1
Shortcake
1980s cartoon character Strawberry Shortcake
-1
Suzie
Name derived from Susan meaning “lily, rose”
-1
Sapphire
A blue gemstone; September birthstone
-2
Satin
A fabric with a glossy surface
-2
Streisand
For legendary vocalist Barbara Streisand
-2
Sugar
The perfect name for a sweet canine companion
-2
Sierra
Derived from the Sierra mountain range
-3
Rose
A fragrant perennial flower; often used to symbolize love or gratitude

Community Dogs with Names that Start with S

Stiles
Male
French Bulldog
Pleasanton, TX

We were going through names and to see which one he would respond to. He was laying on the ground and we just started saying names out loud with Winston, Barkley, Stitch, Buda, Bruce, and when we said "Stiles" he perked his ears and got up. It was the cutest thing. When we asked him if he liked the name Stiles he wagged his little nub and let out a cute little bark.