Melbourne Dog Names

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Introduction

There are a lot of triggers that can spark an idea for your new dog's name. It could be a movie you watch on television, it could be the name of other people's dogs, or it may even be the city that you live in. Melbourne in Australia's beautiful state of Victoria is one such city. Vibrant, bustling, and the home of the famous Melbourne Cup day, where all Australia stands still for that one day in November when quality horses battle for a placing in the race and even dare to dream of winning, while ladies decorate the racing with their elegant outfits and outrageous hats. Names are distinctive in Australia, with Swag, Corella, Wombat, and Galah and all have that authentic Aussie sound. Digger, Sheila and Dingo also make great dog names. So, when you are hunting for a new name worthy of your dog, it can be fun to look further afield from home to get a unique and outstanding name for your mate.

Melbourne Dog Names

Melbourne Dog Name Considerations

When looking for dog names, think outside the box and try to look in some areas you may not have considered. Australia, including Melbourne, can offer such ideas. When naming your dog you don't need to stick to the ordinary - think restaurants, landscape, the performing arts and wildlife. Melbourne names can also be inspired when one thinks of bodies of water like the Yarra River, sports, festivals, and landmarks. 

Your new canine addition, depending on the breed or color, can suit a Melbourne name well. How about his coat? Is he furry and reminds you of Australian wildlife? Is he cuddly looking like a koala? Are his eyes blue like the wide open sky? Is his energy boundless? These things can all be considered when thinking of a Melbourne name for your dog.

Male Melbourne Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Possum
From opossum - a soft furry native animal of Australia
7
Jarrah
An Aboriginal word for a type of eucalyptus tree
6
Buddy
A name given to a friend
5
Bickie
Slang for Biscuit - cool for a small dog
5
Ace
This simple name means the best - perfect for your dog
4
Bundoora
Taken from a 70 hectare native reserve in Melbourne
4
Mocha
A latte with the added sweetness of chocolate
3
Prince
Taken from the Princes Highway in Melbourne
3
Blue
A popular name for the Australian Cattle dog - the Blue Heeler
3
Turbo
Driven by a turbine, a fast car or dog with tons of energy
2
Nipper
Name describing a youngster - or maybe your dog nips people?
2
Wolf
Taken from The Wolf & Hound which is a neat side street eatery
2
Casino
Melbourne Crown Casino - a very popular local and tourist resort
2
Bandit
An outlaw or person who works outside the law
1
Banjo
Taken from the Australian poet Banjo Patterson
1
Duke
After the popular Dukes Coffee Roasters brand
1
Diesel
A fuel used in long haul trucks to cover long distances economically
0
Burne
Old English word meaning river - what Melbourne is built around
0
Digger
Australian word for an Australian Soldier - or a dog that digs
-1
Boomer
Used to describe a large male Kangaroo - perfect for a large dog
-1
Rippon
From the beautiful Rippon Lea Gardens in Melbourne
-1
Hammer
A tradies tool used to bang in nails
-1
Bear
A popular name for a large shaggy dog
-2
Elwood
Taken from Elwood Beach around beautiful Melbourne
-2
Axil
From the brand Axil Coffee Roasters - Melbourne locals love their coffee
-2
Mozzie
Slang for mosquito but a cute name for an active dog who likes to buzz around
-2
Brunton
A large Avenue in Melbourne
-2
Altona
Name of a quiet beach around the Melbourne suburbs
-3
Malvern
A popular Melbourne suburb with many parks

Female Melbourne Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Matilda
After the famous Waltzing Matilda song of Australia
5
Rocky
Taken from the popular Rocky Horror Show playing in Melbourne
5
Jillaroo
A female station hand
5
Yarra
After the Yarra Valley or Yarra River in Melbourne
5
Beauty
Australian slang for 'great'
5
Missy
A popular dog name in Australia
5
Sassy
A lady who speaks up for herself
5
Muffin
A type of small cake but also an endearment nickname
5
Candy
There is a lot of eye candy in Melbourne
4
Luna
After the Luna Park in Melbourne
4
Eliza
After the Mount Eliza suburb in Melbourne
3
Daisy
Sweet and uncomplicated, like the flower the name comes from
3
Mango
A delicious fruit that grows in Australia
3
Queenie
After Queen Street in Melbourne
2
Rose
Taken from the Rose Creek Winery
2
Roxy
It means dawn, or bright light and is a popular name in Australia
1
Bailey
Named from a popular cream coloured liqueur
1
Pickles
After Pickles Street Beach in Melbourne
1
Vino
There is nothing like a good wine to relax
1
Bonnie
Named after the popular Bonnie Coffee Company
0
Pepper
A name that suits an active dog
0
Coco
From the French designer Coco Chanel but now popular in Australia
0
Cinnamon
A yummy spice often sprinkled on bagels or donuts
0
Peaches
As in peaches and ice cream - delicious in summer
0
Barbarella
Perfect for a small fluffy dog taken from the awesome Melbourne cafe of the same name
0
Diva
Implying someone of importance
-1
Lady
A popular pet name for a treasured dog
-1
Misty
Misty mornings on a Melbourne winter morning inspired this name
-1
Dolly
Often Doll is used in an Australian conversation with a female - as in 'Thanks, Doll'
-1
Angel
A name popular as an endearment term
-2
Cutie
A play on words, named after the popular suburb of Kew in Melbourne
-3
Sheila
Australian slang for a woman
-3
Moth
After the moths that come at dusk
-3
Petite
Small and dainty like a small Bichon Frise

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