English Dog Names

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Introduction

If you love England, are from the country, or have recently visited... then it's no wonder you're looking for a dog name! When we think of England, we think of tea time, we think of Sherlock Holmes and Paddington. The English have given us some amazing things and traditions. Even music and food, like fish and chips! And the best part is that there are so many English names out there to choose from, that there is bound to be something amazing to name your dog. Check out these 60 name ideas and let us know if we've been helpful to your dog naming journey!

English Dog Names in Pop Culture

English Dog Name Considerations

Naming your dog can be quite the daunting task. A lot of people put so much pressure on themselves to select the most perfect dog name ever, but how realistic is that, really? At the end of the day, everything is an opinion when it comes to perfection. 

Instead, set a new goal: to select a name that best makes sense for your dog specifically. For instance, if your dog is tiny and shaky, seemingly defenseless aside from a loud bark, then a big monster name wouldn't work quite well... Unless you were being ironically funny!

More than that, remember this is an English name dog guide, which means you can be influenced by all sorts of English traditions and pop culture. How do these things relate to your dog? Maybe you have an English breed, or your dog seems to pay extra close attention when Doctor Who comes on TV? Maybe you're the English one, so you just want to keep things traditional, and that's just fine too.

Just remember, this is a name for your dog. Think about the breed, size, color, appearance, personality and preferences of the dog. Favorite toys and games can be a huge influence as well. Keep your eyes open!

Male English Dog Names

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Ace
From the English word meaning “highest rank”
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Addison
From the English surname meaning “son of Adam”
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Aden
Variant of Aidan, or Aiden
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Alden
From a surname derived from the Old English name Ealdwine
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Alfie
Diminutive of Alfred
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Bailey
From a surname derived from the Middle English word for bailiff
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Barney
Diminutive of Barnabas, Bernard or Barnaby
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Byron
After Lord Byron, the poet and politician, born in London, England
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Cade
From a surname which was originally derived from a nickname meaning “round” in Old English
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Camden
Derived from the word meaning “enclosed valley” in Old English
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Carter
From an English surname meaning “one who uses a cart”
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Clifford
In Old English it meant “ford by a cliff”; reference to Clifford the Big Red Dog children’s books
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Dalton
It meant “valley town” in Old English
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Darcy
A reference to Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Davin
Variant of Devin, influenced by David
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Dawson
Surname meaning “son of David”
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Edric
Old English for “wealth and fortune”
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Elsdon
It meant “Eli’s valley” in Old English
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Elwood
“Elder wood forest” in Old English
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Ern
Short form of Ernest
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Fletcher
“Maker of arrows” in Middle English
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Freeman
English surname meaning “free man”; once used to describe someone who wasn’t a serf
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Hale
Meant “nook, retreat” in Old English
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Hall
Meant “hall, manor” in Old English
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Jack
Medieval variation of John
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Jake
Medieval variant of Jack
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Jameson
English surname meaning “son of James”
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Kam
Short for Kameron, a variant of Cameron
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Landon
“Long hill” in Old English
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Lanny
Diminutive of Lance and Landon

Female English Dog Names

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Abbey
Diminutive of Abigail
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Addie
Diminutive of Adelaide
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Alana
Feminine form of Alan
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Allie
Diminutive of Alison
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Ann
English form of Anne
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Ashley
“Ash tree clearing” in Old English
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Adda
Wealthy, rich
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Baylee
Steward or bailiff
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Becca
Abbreviation of Rebecca
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Cadi
Pure, purity, innocence
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Carey
Abbreviation of Carol and Caroline
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Daisi
Day’s eye; a flower name
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Danna
God will judge
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Darleen
From the Old English word for “darling”
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Fae
Confidence, trust and belief
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Faegan
“Joyful” in Old English
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Genna
White wave
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Haley
Field of hay
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Haven
Place of safety; shelter
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Hawly
From the hedged meadow
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Immy
Innocent; last born (youngest)
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Irvette
Friend of the sea
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Ivalyn
A climbing evergreen ornamental plant
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Ivon
Archer's bow
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Jackie
Derived from John; “God is gracious”
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Jaida
The gemstone jade; the color green
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Kaelyn
Keeper of the keys; pure
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Kathy
Pure, purity
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Lanna
Fair; good-looking
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Leia
Meadow

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