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.

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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
Jarrah
An Aboriginal word for a type of eucalyptus tree
7
Possum
From opossum - a soft furry native animal of Australia
6
Buddy
A name given to a friend
5
Rocky
Taken from the popular Rocky Horror Show playing in Melbourne
5
Ace
This simple name means the best - perfect for your dog
5
Bickie
Slang for Biscuit - cool for a small dog
4
Mocha
A latte with the added sweetness of chocolate
4
Bundoora
Taken from a 70 hectare native reserve in Melbourne
3
Turbo
Driven by a turbine, a fast car or dog with tons of energy
3
Blue
A popular name for the Australian Cattle dog - the Blue Heeler
3
Prince
Taken from the Princes Highway in Melbourne
2
Bandit
An outlaw or person who works outside the law
2
Casino
Melbourne Crown Casino - a very popular local and tourist resort
2
Wolf
Taken from The Wolf & Hound which is a neat side street eatery
2
Nipper
Name describing a youngster - or maybe your dog nips people?
1
Diesel
A fuel used in long haul trucks to cover long distances economically
1
Duke
After the popular Dukes Coffee Roasters brand
1
Banjo
Taken from the Australian poet Banjo Patterson
0
Digger
Australian word for an Australian Soldier - or a dog that digs
0
Burne
Old English word meaning river - what Melbourne is built around
-1
Bear
A popular name for a large shaggy dog
-1
Hammer
A tradies tool used to bang in nails
-1
Rippon
From the beautiful Rippon Lea Gardens in Melbourne
-1
Boomer
Used to describe a large male Kangaroo - perfect for a large dog
-2
Altona
Name of a quiet beach around the Melbourne suburbs
-2
Brunton
A large Avenue in Melbourne
-2
Mozzie
Slang for mosquito but a cute name for an active dog who likes to buzz around
-2
Axil
From the brand Axil Coffee Roasters - Melbourne locals love their coffee
-2
Elwood
Taken from Elwood Beach around beautiful Melbourne
-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
Yarra
After the Yarra Valley or Yarra River in Melbourne
5
Jillaroo
A female station hand
5
Sassy
A lady who speaks up for herself
5
Missy
A popular dog name in Australia
5
Beauty
Australian slang for 'great'
5
Muffin
A type of small cake but also an endearment nickname
4
Eliza
After the Mount Eliza suburb in Melbourne
4
Luna
After the Luna Park in Melbourne
3
Queenie
After Queen Street in Melbourne
3
Mango
A delicious fruit that grows in Australia
3
Daisy
Sweet and uncomplicated, like the flower the name comes from
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
Bonnie
Named after the popular Bonnie Coffee Company
1
Vino
There is nothing like a good wine to relax
1
Pickles
After Pickles Street Beach in Melbourne
0
Peaches
As in peaches and ice cream - delicious in summer
0
Coco
From the French designer Coco Chanel but now popular in Australia
0
Pepper
A name that suits an active dog
0
Diva
Implying someone of importance
0
Barbarella
Perfect for a small fluffy dog taken from the awesome Melbourne cafe of the same name
0
Cinnamon
A yummy spice often sprinkled on bagels or donuts
-1
Angel
A name popular as an endearment term
-1
Misty
Misty mornings on a Melbourne winter morning inspired this name
-1
Lady
A popular pet name for a treasured dog
-3
Sheila
Australian slang for a woman
-3
Petite
Small and dainty like a small Bichon Frise
-3
Moth
After the moths that come at dusk

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