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. 

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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

Votes Name Vote
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Dash
To hurriedly run somewhere
5
Turbo
Short for “turbocharger”; usually used to refer to speed
4
Jet
An extremely fast aircraft, may also refer to the color black; good for black Greyhounds
4
Bolt
After Usain Bolt; Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist
4
Comet
A celestial body that travels quickly
3
Blitz
Slang term meaning “a sudden, energetic boost”
1
Rocket
A type of missile that can be launched to a great distance
1
Bullet
A small metal fired from a gun
1
Flash
To move or pass quickly; also a popular comic book character who has superspeed
1
Hoch
Means “tall” in German
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Cricket
A kind of insect; fitting for the Greyhound’s long legs
0
Remus
Latin name meaning “swift”
-1
Speedy
Describes someone who moves at a quick pace
-1
Hamilton
After Lewis Hamilton, famous Formula One driver
-1
Cyclone
An intense windstorm
-2
Chase
The act of pursuing someone
-2
Cheetah
The fastest land animal in the world
-2
Ferrari
A luxury car brand known for producing high-speed cars; can be shortened to Ferry
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Hustle
To move hurriedly
-2
Big Ben
A famous tower in London; Greyhounds originated from England
-2
McLaren
A brand of sports car known for its speed
-2
Hendrick
After Rick Hendrick III, owner of Hendrick Motorspots, a NASCAR team
-2
Elvis
After singer Elvis Presley, who has a hit single “Hound Dog”, funny name for a Greyhound
-2
Earl
English name meaning “nobleman”
-2
Edgar
English name meaning “powerful”
-2
Gulliver
A fictional giant character; can be shortened to “Gully”
-4
Mustang
American muscle car
-4
Prost
After Alain Prost, famous French Formula One driver
-4
Veyron
A kind of fast sports car made by Bugatti
-5
Shaq
After Shaquille O’Neal, famous retired NBA player

Female Greyhound Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Flare
A sudden burst of bright light
1
Halley
A famous comet
0
Haya
Hebrew name meaning “alive”
0
Fleta
English baby name meaning “swift”
0
Allegra
Italian name meaning “joyful”
0
Maira
Arabic name meaning “fast-moving”
0
Lotus
A kind of flower; also a known sports car manufacturer
0
Amber
A kind of brown gem; good for brownish Greyhounds
0
Sage
Someone known for being wise
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Jazzy
Someone or something that is lively and vibrant
0
Shelby
A variant of the Mustang
0
Ruby
A kind of red gemstone; good for Greyhounds with reddish coat
-1
Flurry
A small swirling mass
-1
Achira
Sanskrit name meaning “swift”
-1
Miles
A unit of linear measure
-1
Kohana
Native American name meaning “swift”
-1
Brandy
A kind of alcoholic drink
-2
Nike
Goddess of victory in Greek mythology; also a famous shoe brand
-2
Lang
A Dutch nickname meaning “tall”
-2
Tesla
An American electric car manufacturer
-2
Pax
Means “peace” in Latin; good for your naturally peaceful Greyhound
-2
Diana
Roman goddess of the hunt and nature
-2
Alpina
Scottish baby name meaning “blonde”; good for white Greyhounds
-2
Somerset
An English county
-2
Puma
A large feline that runs fast; also a known shoewear brand
-2
Amira
Arabic name meaning “princess”
-2
Tango
An upbeat type of dance
-3
Pantera
Italian high-end sports car
-3
Porsche
A fast brand of sports car
-4
Candy
A sweet treat made of sugar

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