Maine Dog Names

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Introduction

The northernmost state east of the Great Lakes, Maine is also the easternmost state in the contiguous United States. Maine is known for a jagged, rocky coastline, low mountains and beautiful waterways. The state is also known for its seafood; crabs and lobster in particular. Warm (typically not hot), humid summers are the norm, and winters are usually cold and snowy, especially severe in the northern parts of the state. A Maine-inspired name is something to consider as you seek just the right moniker for your canine companion. When searching for a name that is a fit, you will find that the state has numerous options for you to think about.

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Maine Dog Name Considerations

If you are having a hard time selecting a name for your new pal, you are not alone. It can be quite the challenge to find just the right name for your special buddy. You want a name that fits your pet, while also meaning something to you. When you consider that you will be calling their name thousands of times for years to come, it is no surprise that you want the name to be just right. Should you have positive feelings about the state of Maine, a Maine-inspired name may be what you are looking for. The northeastern-most of the US states has a lot to offer and with a name inspired by the state you will enjoy frequent reminders of a place that has meaning to you.

A name inspired by Maine may be a good choice if your dog reminds you of another canine from the state (whether in breed, appearance or personality) or if he enjoys an activity that makes you think of the state. If you notice that your dog does well in cold weather or loves to jump in the ocean, Maine may be a good place to look for ideas for their name. Regardless of why you are seeking a name inspired by Maine, the state will offer you a myriad of options to consider. 

Male Maine Dog Names

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Portland
Maine’s most populated city
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Lewiston
The second largest city in Maine; located in the southern part of the state
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Neddick
For Cape Neddick Light, a lighthouse located in Cape Neddick, York, Maine
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Bangor
A Maine city in the central part of the state
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Sanford
A city in the southern part of Maine
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Saco
A city in York County in the southern part of Maine
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Buxton
A Maine city that is considered part of the Portland metropolitan area
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York
The city of York is in the southern part of Maine
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Eliot
A town in southern Maine that is a part of the Portland Metropolitan area
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Milo
A town in the north central area of Maine
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Kent
For Fort Kent, a town in the northern part of Maine
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Machias
For Machias, a town in downeast Maine; home of the University of Maine at Machias
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Beau
Beau Lake is a natural lake located on the border of Maine and Quebec
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Ian
Ian Crocker, an Olympic swimmer, was born in Portland
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Abraham
For Mount Abraham in Franklin County with a peak of 4,050 feet
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Judd
Actor Judd Nelson was born in Portland
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Spencer
For Big Spencer Mountain, located in the central part of Maine with an elevation of 3,205 feet
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Stephen
For the novelist Stephen King, who was born in Portland
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Kineo
For Mount Kineo, a geological feature that is seen on an 1150 acre peninsula
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Ken
For Kennebunkport, a town in York County that is considered a part of the Portland metropolitan area
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Colby
For Colby College, a private liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine
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Waldo
For Mount Waldo, a small mountain with an elevation of 1060 feet, located in Waldo County
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Farnsworth
For Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland Maine, which specializes in American art
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Howie
For Howie Carr, a journalist, author and radio talk show host who was born in Portland
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Melville
For Melville Fuller, the 8th Chief Justice of the United States, who was born in Augusta

Female Maine Dog Names

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Chandler
For Chandler River, a river that is 24.5 miles in length and located in Washington County
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Auburn
For a city located in the southern part of Maine
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Augusta
The capital city of Maine
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Linda
Actress Linda Lavin was born and raised in Portland
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Bowdoin
For Bowdoin College, a private, liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine
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Victoria
For Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is a landmark example of American residential architecture
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Monhegan
A plantation in Lincoln County
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Katahdin
For Mount Katahdin, which is the highest mountain in Maine with an elevation of 5,267 feet
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Sandy
For Sandy Bay Mountain, which is located on the US border with Canada; the northeastern part of the mountain is in Maine while the southwestern part is in Quebec
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Caribou
A city in the northern part of Maine
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Sandy
For Sandy River, a 73.3-mile long tributary of the Kennebec River
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Hope
A small town in the southern part of Maine
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Paris
A town in Oxford County Maine
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China
A Maine town in the southern part of the state
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Sidney
A town in Kennebec County in the southern part of Maine
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Chickadee
The Black-capped Chickadee is the Maine state bird
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Wintergreen
Maine’s state herb
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Moxie
For the state soft drink
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Acadia
For Acadia National Park, the first national park east of the Mississippi River
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Blueberry
The Maine state berry
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Beth
For Bethel, a town in eastern Maine
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Olympia
US Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe
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Corinna
A town in the central part of Maine that is a part of the Bangor metropolitan area
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Battie
A mountain located in Camden
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Bean
Leon Leonwood Bean, the founder of L.L. Bean, a retail company in Freeport
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Harriet
Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and author, lived in Maine
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Erin
Sportscaster Erin Andrews was born in Lewiston
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Quoddy
For Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine
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Lily
For Lily Bay State Park, located in the central part of the state
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Juliana
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, Juliana Hatfield was born in Wiscasset
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Bette
Bette Davis, an Oscar-winning actress, lived in Cape Elizabeth

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