Dog Names that Start with W

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Introduction

If you just adopted a new dog, then you're currently looking for the right name. And surprisingly, that's a lot harder to do than you might think at first. You can easily just select a random, simple name, like "Tinkerbell," but does that really hold any meaning? And is it really unique? No, if you want a more valuable name, then you need to think a little more outside the box. Consider more than just a name on a surface level. It's more than a sound, there's a meaning behind it. And the goal is to have it align with who your dog is. 

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Dog Names that Start with W Considerations

When you're weighing name options, something that helps is to discard anything that's too bland, easy or simple. It may be tempting to settle on a name like "Fluffy," and call it a day. But this is a name you'll hopefully be saying out loud on a daily basis for the next decade or two. It needs to ring true even fifteen years from now, without regrets! Your dog deserves more than just a basic name anyway. 

So, here's a starting point: after discarding any basic names, focus on getting to know your dog. What does your dog like to do? What does your dog hate doing? Maybe he enjoys chew toys more than anything. Maybe it's napping, much like a cat. 

A dog is like a human, full of their own emotions, wants, needs, and motives. And like any human, dogs all have their own way of conveying who they are. They may not wear earrings or graphic t-shirts, but they are definitely in charge of when and how they play, and much of how they spend their time, especially when you're not around. So, take some time. Learn the dog's mannerisms, reactions to things, and routine. You may be surprised at how easy it becomes to find a name afterward. 

Male Dog Names that Start With W

Votes Name Vote
6
Wartun
English; meaning "from the farm by the weir"
6
Wayne
English; meaning "wagon-wright, or driver" and is featured in Scandinavian mythology
6
Wendall
Native American; meaning "brother" in Algonquin
5
Wagner
English; meaning "from the true man's manor"
5
Wyatt
English; meaning "world guardian"
5
Wesley
Teutonic; meaning "protecting army"
4
Walfred
German; meaning "peaceful ruler"
4
Walmond
German; meaning "Welshman"
4
Wapi
English; meaning "pale, fair-faced"
3
Waerheall
English; meaning "from Wade's meadow, from the ford meadow"
3
Walbridge
English; meaning "from the damp field"
3
Waldmunt
Polish; meaning "mighty or famous"
3
Wallace
Scottish surname derived from the Old English "wylisc," meaning "foreigner"
3
Wamblee
German; meaning "powerful warrior"
2
Warley
German; meaning "defending warrior"
2
Warrick
From Latin for "true"
2
Wishburne
English; from the Old English for "stream"
2
Washington
English; meaning "from the intelligent one's farm"
1
Wainwright
German; meaning "wagon maker"
1
Walden
English; meaning "from the Welshman's dwellings"
1
Warford
English; meaning "from the guardian's meadow"
1
Warner
English; meaning "from the field by the weir (fish trap)"
0
Wakeley
From the Old English Waca, meaning "watchful"
0
Wren
English; meaning "from the farm"
0
William
Germanic; derived from words meaning "will" and "helmet"
0
Willis
German; meaning "resolute protector"
-1
Wade
It means "dancing soul" in Sioux
-2
Waldon
English; meaning "from the wooded valley," and is often associated with Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
-3
Waldo
German; meaning "powerful ruler"
-3
Wiley
German; meaning "resolute, brilliant"

Female Dog Names that Start With W

Votes Name Vote
7
Wiebke
English; meaning "from the village meadow"
6
Willow
English; meaning "graceful"
5
Winter
English; meaning "friend's hill/place"
5
Whitley
English; meaning "from the white valley"
5
Wande
Native American; meaning "white eagle" (Sioux)
5
Wicahpi
English; meaning "from the white moor"
4
Wilma
German; meaning "resolute or famous"
4
Westlyn
English; meaning "from the western cottage"
4
Waki
English; meaning "guard, watchman"
4
Waynoka
Native American; meaning "graceful" (Shawnee)
3
Wanda
Native American; meaning "eagle" (Sioux)
3
Wynifred
English; meaning "from the windy village, hamlet"
3
Wandari
German; meaning "wanderer"
3
Wihakayda
English; meaning "from the spring farm"
3
Walda
German; meaning "ruler"
2
Winnie
English; meaning "from the winding gate"
2
Wilhelmina
English; meaning "desires peace"
2
Wendelin
Slavic; meaning "great glory"
2
Westley
English; meaning "from the western farm"
1
Wallis
Egyptian; meaning "newly born"
1
Winona
Anglicized version of the Dakota Sioux term for "firstborn daughter"
1
Wednesday
Derived from an Old English word for the Germanic god Woden
0
Winona
German; meaning "peaceful friend"
0
Waldhurga
English; meaning "cottage by the wall"
0
Waverly
English; meaning "from the quaking aspen tree meadow"
-1
Whitney
English; meaning "from the white meadow"
-2
Wynne
English; meaning "friend's field"
-2
Wikolia
English; meaning "famous in battle"
-2
Wynfreda
Scottish; meaning "from the narrow passage"
-3
Wendy
English; meaning "literary"

Community Dogs with Names that Start with W

Winnie's name story for Dog Names that Start with W
Winnie
Female
Husky
Omaha, NE
Personality
Attent
Eventful
Exciting

Got her from a friend.