Iowa Dog Names

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Introduction

Located in the Midwest, Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux River on the west, making it the only state whose east and west borders are made entirely of rivers. Called the Hawkeye State, Iowa is often listed as one of the safest places to live in the United States. A name that reflects the state of Iowa may be an ideal option when seeking a name that is perfect for your new companion. The state offers plenty of variety, leading to numerous naming opportunities for you to consider.

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Iowa Dog Name Considerations

If you are having a hard time settling on the right name for your new companion, you are not alone. Many people have a hard time choosing just the right name for their pooch. Most want a name that fits their friend while also having some meaning, which can be a tall order. Keeping in mind that you will be calling the name that you choose thousands of times in your future, it is not surprising that you are taking this decision seriously. Should there be something about Iowa or a particular part of the state that has meaning to you, an Iowa-inspired name for your canine is something to think about. Each time you call his name, you will receive a reminder of a place that means something to you.

An Iowa inspired name be a fit if your dog reminds you of one from the state, whether in breed, appearance or behavior. He may be interested in a particular activity that brings the state to mind; for example, perhaps you have noticed that your pooch loves to munch on kernels of corn; corn is a major crop in Iowa. No matter why you are considering an Iowa-inspired name, you will find that there are a myriad of options to think about. 

Male Iowa Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Drake
Drake University, a private university in Des Moines
1
Burgo
Steak de Burgo, a specialty of Des Moines, consisting of beef tenderloin with butter, garlic and Italian herbs
1
Buck
The Waterloo Bucks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League
1
Herkey
The University of Iowa mascot is Herkey, the hawk
0
Boone
A small city located in the central part of Iowa
0
Clive
An Iowa city that is part of the Des Moines metropolitan area
0
Davenport
An Iowa city located in the eastern part of the state along the Mississippi River
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Goldfinch
The Iowa state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch
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Mason
For Mason City, known as the “River City”, located in the northern part of the state
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Fabius
The North Fabius River flows through southeastern Iowa
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Floyd
The Floyd River is a tributary of the Missouri River in northwestern Iowa
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Ashton
Ashton Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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George
George Wyth State Park is a state park in Waterloo, Iowa where white-tailed deer can be seen year round
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Herbert
Herbert Hoover, the 31st US President, was born in West Branch, Iowa
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Red
Red Faber, baseball player, who was born in Cascade, Iowa
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Oak
For the state tree of Iowa, the Oak
0
Corn
West/north central Iowa is where a large amount of corn is grown in the US
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Loess
For Loess Hills, a formation of soil deposited by wind in the westernmost part of Iowa
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Anderson
Anderson Goose Lake, a natural glacial lake, a National Natural Landmark
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Pappajohn
For John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in DesMoines
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Bill
The Buffalo Bill museum in Le Claire, Iowa, focuses on life along the Mississippi and local history
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Deere
Learn about the history of tractors at the John Deere Tractor Museum in Waterloo, Iowa
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Putnam
The Putnam Museum is a museum of history and natural science founded in 1867; located in Davenport, Iowa
0
Fisher
Fisher Theater is a theater at Iowa State University
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Forest
Lee DeForest, an inventor from Council Bluffs
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Wayne
Actor John Wayne is from Iowa
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Fran
Fran McCaffrey is the head basketball coach at the University of Iowa
0
Trout
For the many trout fishing opportunities in Iowa
-1
Ames
An Iowa city in the central part of the state, located about 30 miles north of Des Moines
-1
Cy
The Iowa State University mascot is Cy, the cardinal

Female Iowa Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Maquoketa
For Maquoketa Caves State Park located in east central Iowa
1
Cedar
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in the state of Iowa, located in the east central part of the state on the banks of the Cedar River
1
Marion
An Iowa city in the eastern part of the state; a part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area
1
Wyaconda
The Wyaconda River basin is located in southeast Iowa
1
Competine
Competine Creek is a tributary of the Des Moines River that is 9.8 miles long
1
Elinor
Located on the east shore of Lake Okoboji, Elinor Bedell State Park is one of the last remaining open spaces on the Iowa Great Lakes
1
Honey
Honey Creek State Park is located in Appanoose county in Iowa
1
Anita
Lake Anita State Park, located in the southwest part of Iowa, has a 171 acre reservoir on a branch of the Nishnabotna River
1
Nishnabotna
A River that is a tributary of the Missouri River in southwestern Iowa
1
Lolo
Lolo Jones, a hurdler and bobsledder, who was born in Iowa
1
Rose
The Iowa state flower is the Wild Rose
1
Maiz
The Spanish word for corn, a major crop in the state of Iowa
1
Shawn
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was born in West Des Moines, Iowa
1
Waverly
A small Iowa city located in the northeast part of the state
1
Panora
A small Iowa city that is located in the Des Moines metropolitan area
1
Ida
Ida Grove, a small Iowa city in the west central part of the state
1
Decorah
Decorah, located in northeast Iowa, is considered Iowa’s Norwegian town and is the location of annual Nordic Fest
1
Pella
A city in south central Iowa founded by immigrants from the Netherlands
1
Amana
The Amana Colonies are seven villages on 26,000 acres in east central Iowa
1
Botna
For Botna Bend Park, located on the Nishnabotna River
1
Mary
For Mary Newbury Adams who founded Northern Iowa Suffrage Association
1
Sue
For Sue M. Wilson Brown, Civil rights advocate from the state
1
Mamie
For Mamie Doud Eisenhower, first lady of the United States, born in Boone, Iowa
1
Lundby
For Mary Lundby, an Iowa state Senator
1
Ola
Ola Babcock Miller, the first female Iowa Secretary of State
1
Arabella
For Arabella Mansfield, the first female lawyer in the United States, born in Burlington, Iowa
1
Sally
Sally J. Pederson, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
1
Jessie
For Jessie Field Shambaugh, known as the mother of 4H clubs, who was born and lived in Iowa
1
Ann
Advice columnist Ann Landers is from Iowa
1
Okoboji
For East and West Okoboji Lakes, two of the three principal Iowa Great Lakes
1
Spirit
For Big Spirit Lake, the largest of the Iowa Great Lakes

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