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Introduction

Louisiana - the state is home to only 4.48 million people, but the state is as unique as any! Parts of Louisiana are conservative and traditional; other parts of the state shut down early on Fridays during the warmer months and literally party in the streets. All over Louisiana there is a sense of "Laissez bon temps rouler" - let the good times roll. Favorite pastimes of the state include hunting for deer, wild boar, and gator. Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is always an experience. A great deal of the state's income relies on shrimping and crawfishing. The dog is a constant companion whether Louisiana residents are fishing or hunting; they may also be simple companions. Chances are, the dogs are as unique as their owners.

Louisiana Dog Names in Pop Culture

Louisiana Dog Name Considerations

While any type of dog is at home in the state of Louisiana, the Catahoula Leopard is the state dog of Louisiana (this dog is often referred to as a Catahoula Cur dog). This dog is named after Catahoula Parish (Louisiana refers to their counties as parishes). He is a cattle dog at heart, but he is also adept at hunting wild boar. He represents Louisianans' great love of the outdoors. 

The most popular dogs in Louisiana are as diverse as the people. From the Labrador Retriever (number 1) to the French Bulldog (number 10), the main purpose of Louisiana dogs is companionship. Hunting and outdoor activities rank high on pastimes in Louisiana, but natives of the state also enjoy celebrating festivals, hanging out at jazz clubs, and cooking (eating ranks equally high!). Louisianans can attribute their history to dozens of cultures - German, Cuban, French, African, West Indian, to name a few. 

Among other favorite dogs in the state of Louisiana are Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles, juxtaposed with the Golden Retriever. Even more diverse is the Rottweiler and Boxer. Bulldogs of all types are popular in Louisiana. With all the diversity in Louisiana, it is easy to choose a name which is as unique as the state itself. 

Male Louisiana Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Bourbon
Refers to the infamous Bourbon Street in New Orleans
8
Zydeco
A type of music specific to those of Cajun heritage
7
Amite
A community in Louisiana
6
Bayou
A marshy area in the swamp
6
Cajun
Refers to the Cajun culture of south Louisiana
6
Tabasco
This spicy condiment is made in Avery Island, Louisiana
6
Jazz
New Orleans is a city highly associated with jazz music
5
Gator
Refers to a type of hunting popular in Louisiana; it is also a source of income for many
5
Louis
Can also be Louie; Louisiana is named after the French king; may also refer to Louis Armstrong
5
Atchafalaya
Refers to the Atchafalaya Basin, a swampy area between Baton Rouge and Lafayette
5
Brees
Refers to current New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees
4
Archie
Honors Archie Manning, prolific quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
4
Roux
A type of gravy; before making gumbo you must first mix a roux
4
Satchmo
Louis Armstrong's nickname
4
Saint
Refers to the New Orleans Saints football team
3
Cy
A variation of cypress, a common type of tree in the swamps of Louisiana
3
Bacchus
The god of wine and debauchery in mythology; a Mardi Gras parade
3
Cane
Refers to sugar cane, another cash crop in Louisiana
3
Bossier
Refers to Bossier City, a small city in Louisiana
2
Boudreaux
A traditional last name in Louisiana
2
Mudbug
This is the nickname for crawfish; this name is perfect for a Lab who loves to roll in dirt and mud
1
Beignet
A type of French donut, this name is perfect for a small, toy-sized dog
1
Mardi
As in Mardi Gras, celebrated in many places but chiefly in New Orleans
1
DeSoto
One of the European adventurers who explored the Louisiana Territory
0
Mike
Mike the Tiger is the mascot for LSU
0
Lafayette
A city in Louisiana
-1
Bass
Bass fishing - any type of fishing - is popular in Louisiana
-1
Audie
Refers to the man who opened the Audubon Park - John James Audubon
-1
Shrimp
A method of income for many Louisianans; could refer to a small dog
-2
Crawfish
A chief means of income for many Louisianans
-4
Gumbeaux
Gumbo is a popular dish in Louisiana; the "-eaux" celebrates the French heritage of the state

Female Louisiana Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Nola
Refers to the acronym "NOLA" (New Orleans Louisiana)
7
Voodoo
New Orleans is famous for its flirtation with voodoo
7
Lisette
This French name means "pledged to God"
6
Marigny
A suburb of New Orleans
6
Gris Gris
Relating to voodoo, it is akin to placing a hex on someone
6
Jeanerette
A small town in Louisiana
6
Calliope
The Greek muse of poetry
6
Remi
Refers to a character in the movie The Big Easy
5
Arcadia
Refers to the Cajun's French heritage
5
Adele
A French name meaning "noble, kind"
5
Alexandria
A small town in central Louisiana
5
Marcine
This Latin name is common in Louisiana
4
Antoinette
Refers to Marie Antoinette
4
Eulalie
This French name means "sweetly speaking"
3
Evangeline
Refers to Evangeline Parish in Louisiana
3
Zulu
A Mardi Gras parade
2
Brigitte
A French name meaning "exalted one"
2
Lafitte
Refers to famous pirate Jean Lafitte
2
Etienne
This French name refers to a garland or crown
2
Eunice
A small town in Louisiana
2
La Fleur
French, meaning "flower", the Fleur de Lis is the Saint's mascot
2
Sabine
A river in Louisiana
1
Adelaide
A French name meaning "noble leader"
1
Dauphine
A royal French title
1
Marie
Refers to Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen
0
Laveau
Refers to Marie Laveau, the queen of Voodoo
0
Bizou
A French name meaning "kiss"
0
Josephine
A popular name in the South
-2
Cosette
Lead character in French-inspired Les Miserables
-3
Avery
Refers to Avery Island

Community Dogs with Louisiana Names

Boudin
Male
Pug
Harahan, LA
Personality
Loveable
Friendly
Happy

When my dog was a puppy, he was fat like a little sausage, therefore we chose the name Boudin. We wanted a Cajun name!