Greyhound Dog Names

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Introduction

With its long legs, graceful stance and impressive speed, the Greyhound is truly a matchless dog breed. It is usually referred to as the “Ferrari of dogs” due to its capacity to run swiftly. In fact, the Greyhound can reach maximum speeds of around 70 kilometers, or between 40 to 45 miles, per hour. This is because it was originally bred for hunting and chasing foxes, hare and deer, among others. At present, it no longer does any hunting and the only place it runs to is the couch. Their calm and affectionate nature also makes them adaptable to any home, be it in a big country house or a condo building in the city. 

Greyhound Dog Names in Pop Culture

Greyhound Dog Name Considerations

The Greyhound is a loving dog that deserves an equally lovable and special name. There are many qualities and unique traits found in Greyhounds that may be used to brainstorm for the perfect name. One of the characteristics that define the breed is its uncanny ability to run at a remarkable pace. For some time, these dogs were actually intentionally bred to participate in Greyhound racing events. Hence, a name related to the breed’s notable speed would be a good choice. For instance, you may give your Greyhound the name “Swifty”, in reference to its rapid strides.

Another feature that is immediately noticeable in Greyhounds is its long legs. You can draw inspiration from this by giving it a name that symbolizes its height. A good example of this is “Eiffel”, which is taken after the famous tower in Paris. The Greyhound’s coat colors may also provide you with some name ideas. This dog’s coat comes in various colors and sometimes have specific patterns or markings. For example, if your Greyhound has a black and white coat, you can name it “Domino”.

What’s most important when giving your new pup a name is that it is a name that is well-received by both you and your dog.

Male Greyhound Dog Names

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Dash
To hurriedly run somewhere
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Turbo
Short for “turbocharger”; usually used to refer to speed
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Bolt
After Usain Bolt; Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist
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Jet
An extremely fast aircraft, may also refer to the color black; good for black Greyhounds
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Bullet
A small metal fired from a gun
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Flash
To move or pass quickly; also a popular comic book character who has superspeed
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Rocket
A type of missile that can be launched to a great distance
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Speedy
Describes someone who moves at a quick pace
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Cheetah
The fastest land animal in the world
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Ferrari
A luxury car brand known for producing high-speed cars; can be shortened to Ferry
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Comet
A celestial body that travels quickly
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Blitz
Slang term meaning “a sudden, energetic boost”
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Hustle
To move hurriedly
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Big Ben
A famous tower in London; Greyhounds originated from England
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Elvis
After singer Elvis Presley, who has a hit single “Hound Dog”, funny name for a Greyhound
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Earl
English name meaning “nobleman”
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Cricket
A kind of insect; fitting for the Greyhound’s long legs
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Chase
The act of pursuing someone
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McLaren
A brand of sports car known for its speed
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Remus
Latin name meaning “swift”
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Hendrick
After Rick Hendrick III, owner of Hendrick Motorspots, a NASCAR team
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Mustang
American muscle car
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Hamilton
After Lewis Hamilton, famous Formula One driver
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Prost
After Alain Prost, famous French Formula One driver
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Veyron
A kind of fast sports car made by Bugatti
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Hoch
Means “tall” in German
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Shaq
After Shaquille O’Neal, famous retired NBA player
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Cyclone
An intense windstorm
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Edgar
English name meaning “powerful”
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Gulliver
A fictional giant character; can be shortened to “Gully”

Female Greyhound Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Maira
Arabic name meaning “fast-moving”
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Flare
A sudden burst of bright light
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Halley
A famous comet
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Sage
Someone known for being wise
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Brandy
A kind of alcoholic drink
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Nike
Goddess of victory in Greek mythology; also a famous shoe brand
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Flurry
A small swirling mass
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Lang
A Dutch nickname meaning “tall”
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Tesla
An American electric car manufacturer
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Achira
Sanskrit name meaning “swift”
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Haya
Hebrew name meaning “alive”
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Miles
A unit of linear measure
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Pax
Means “peace” in Latin; good for your naturally peaceful Greyhound
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Pantera
Italian high-end sports car
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Diana
Roman goddess of the hunt and nature
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Fleta
English baby name meaning “swift”
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Allegra
Italian name meaning “joyful”
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Alpina
Scottish baby name meaning “blonde”; good for white Greyhounds
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Lotus
A kind of flower; also a known sports car manufacturer
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Amber
A kind of brown gem; good for brownish Greyhounds
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Kohana
Native American name meaning “swift”
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Somerset
An English county
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Puma
A large feline that runs fast; also a known shoewear brand
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Jazzy
Someone or something that is lively and vibrant
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Amira
Arabic name meaning “princess”
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Tango
An upbeat type of dance
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Porsche
A fast brand of sports car
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Shelby
A variant of the Mustang
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Ruby
A kind of red gemstone; good for Greyhounds with reddish coat
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Candy
A sweet treat made of sugar

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