Dog Names that Start with Sh

  • Home >
  • The Daily Wag! >
  • Names >
  • Dog Names that Start with Sh
0 Stories
0 Votes

Introduction

Choosing a name for your new dog is a challenging but often enjoyable and rewarding part of pet ownership, and there are many different approaches and motivations that can affect the final outcome. Some new pet parents may choose to pinpoint the perfect name for their new dog by searching for names that start with certain specific letters or sounds, such as names that start with "s" and ""h. This may be done either to match or honor another family member or friend, either canine or human, because the dog naturally responds well to the "sh" sound, or simply because the "sh" sound is comforting or pleasing to the person selecting the name. 

Dog Names that Start with 'Sh' in Pop Culture

Dog Name that Start with 'Sh' Considerations

There are several factors that can be involved with your choice of a name for your canine companion. Picking a name that is easy to pronounce for each family member will help ensure clarity for the dog and choosing a name that the dog naturally responds to may encourage bonding and effective training. Some dogs may prefer the gentler sound of "sh" at the beginning of their name, finding it less startling or more soothing than a name that starts with a hard consonant sound.  Some new pet parents may find further inspiration in their dog’s appearance, choosing a name like Shadow for a dark colored dog, Shylock for a dog with white fur, or Shiner for the dog with a black spot around its eye. Others may consider breed, giving a  dog with an Asian heritage like a Pekingese, Shiba Inu, or Japanese Chin, a higher chance of receiving a name like Sheng, Shin, Shu than an Irish or English breed like an English Bulldog or Irish Water Spaniel, who might be more likely to receive names along the lines of Sheldon, Shelby, Shamus, or Shae. The interests hobbies of the namer may also come into play and people who have an interest in basketball might lean towards the name Shaq while a wine aficionado may be more likely to choose a name like Shiraz. 

Male Dog Names that Start with 'Sh'

Votes Name Vote
0
Shad
A name meaning happy in Arabic
0
Shai
Hebrew and Aramaic name meaning gift
0
Shamus
Anglicized form of the name Séamus, an Irish Gaelic name meaning supplanter
0
Shan
A Chinese name meaning mountain
0
Shankar
A Hindu name that means one who brings happiness and prosperity
0
Shant
A name that means thunderbolt in Armenian
0
Shaq
A shortened form of the name Shaquille, meaning handsome; moniker of one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history
0
Shashi
A name that means moon in Indian and having a hare in Sanskrit
0
Shaw
An English surname meaning copse or woods
0
Shawn
A name meaning God is gracious in English
0
Shea
An Irish surname that means hawk-like
0
Shelach
A Biblical name that means a missile or weapon
0
Sheldon
An English and Anglo-Saxon name meaning from the hill on the ledge or valley
0
Shem
A name meaning conspicuous position or renown, also the name of the first named of Noah’s sons in the Bible
0
Sheng
A name meaning victory in China
0
Shep
An occupation or breed name referring to a shepherd
0
Sher
A Persian name meaning lion
0
Sherif
An Arabic name meaning eminent, noble, or highborn
0
Sheriff
A keeper of the law and peace
0
Shiva
One of three main gods in Hindu religion, responsible for the destruction that is required before rebuilding
0
Sho
A name that means soar and glide or prize and reward
0
Showboat
The act of excessive showing off, or an individual who has a tendency to show off
0
Shrapnel
Fragments of a bomb or the shell of a bomb that are forcefully dispersed by an explosion
0
Shredder
An individual or a machine that shreds, a slang word for snowboarder, or an arch nemesis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
0
Shug
A colloquialism of sugar or a pet form of a medieval Scottish name Huchon, meaning heart, mind, or spirit
0
Shylock
A name meaning white-haired utilized by William Shakespeare for the name of an antagonistic moneylender in the Merchant of Venice
0
Sherlock
The name of a famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes
0
Shin
A Korean name meaning faith and trust
0
Shiner
A slang word that refers to a black eye
0
Shiro
A Japanese name that means the fourth son
0
Shamrock
A short green plant with lobed leaves, finding one with four lobes, known as a four-leafed clover, is considered lucky

Female Dog Names that Start with 'Sh'

Votes Name Vote
0
Shadow
An English word referring to the darkness that occurs when an object blocks the source of light
0
Shae
The feminized form of Shea, meaning hawk-like
0
Shakira
A feminine form of the name Shakir, an Arabic name meaning thankful
0
Shani
A name that means marvelous in Swahili
0
Shannah
An English and Hebrew name that means lily
0
Shannon
An English name meaning river of wisdom or old river
0
Shappa
A name that means red thunder in Sioux
0
Sharona
An alternate form of the English name Sharon, meaning fertile plain or level ground
0
Shashti
A folk goddess of Hindu tradition that is the protector and benefactor to children
0
Shazam
An exclamation generally used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation
0
Sheba
A short form of the Hebrew name Bathsheba, meaning daughter of the oath
0
Sheina
A Yiddish name that means beautiful
0
Shelby
An English surname that means a settlement of huts or from the willow farm
0
Sherry
A name meaning darling in English and a type of sweet, fortified wine
0
Shika
A Japanese name meaning deer
0
Shikoba
A Choctaw word meaning feather
0
Shilah
A Navajo name meaning brother
0
Shiloh
A Hebrew name meaning the one to whom it belongs
0
Shinju
A name meaning pearl in Japanese
0
Shiraz
A variety of black or red grapes frequently used to make a type of red wine also known as Shiraz
0
Shiri
A name meaning my song in Hebrew
0
Shirin
A Persian name that means charming or sweet
0
Shobha
A name meaning brilliance in both Sanskrit and Hindu
0
Shooter
An individual who shoots or who is speedy or an alcoholic drink typically designed to be swallowed in one gulp
0
Shortcake
A small, sweet cake made with biscuit dough, often topped with fruit and whipped cream
0
Shortstack
A smaller serving of one to three pancakes, waffles, or french toast
0
Shrimp
A delicious seafood; can also be slang for something or someone small
0
Shu
A smaller serving of one to three pancakes, waffles, or french toast
0
Shuman
A name meaning rattlesnake handler in Hopi

Community Dogs with Names that Start with 'Sh'