Michigan Dog Names

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Introduction

The state of Michigan is located in the Great Lakes and Midwestern region of the United States. The state of Michigan is made of two peninsulas which are connected by the Mackinac Bridge and has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. Amazingly, someone in Michigan is never more than six miles from a natural water source, no matter where they are.

If you live in Michigan or have a fondness for the state, regardless of your reason, a Michigan-inspired name is worth thinking about as you look to name your new pal. Saying the name of your new pooch will offer you regular reminders of the state and the enjoyment you receive from it.

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Michigan Dog Name Considerations

Coming up with just the right name for your canine friend can feel somewhat stressful as you seek to find something that is a good fit from your dog while meaning something to you. For someone with strong feelings for the state of Michigan, a name inspired by the state make be a good direction to take. By giving your new pet a name that brings Michigan to mind, each time you call his name, you will receive a reminder of a place that means something to you.

A moniker inspired by the state of Michigan may also be appealing if your dog bears a resemblance to a certain dog from the state, be it in his appearance, breed or personality. Perhaps your dog displays great joy after spending time in a lake, leading you to think of the many lakes that can be found in Michigan. You can also consider naming your dog after something in particular in the state that has meaning for you.

Fortunately, the state of Michigan has plenty to offer within its confines, leading to a myriad of choices for a Michigan-inspired name for your pet.

Male Michigan Dog Names

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Detroit
The most populated city in Michigan
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Tiger
For the Detroit Tigers, a major league baseball team
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Lion
For the Detroit Lions, an NFL team
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Burt
Burt Lake State Park is a 406-acre state park on the south corner of Burt Lake
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Piston
For the Detroit Pistons, an NBA team
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Motown
A nickname for Detroit
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Stevie
Singer Stevie Wonder is from Saginaw in Michigan
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Jerry
Movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer is from Detroit
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Higgins
For Higgins Lake, a 9900-acre lake known for deep, clear waters
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Caesar
Little Caesars was founded in Garden City, Michigan
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Ford
The Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan
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Flint
A Michigan city located 66 miles northwest of Detroit
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Sparky
For Sparky Anderson, a popular manager for the Detroit Tigers
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Cass
For Cass Lake, a 1280-acre lake that is located in the northern metro Detroit region
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Erie
For Lake Erie, the fourth largest of North America’s five Great Lakes
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Glen
For Glen Arbor, a small township in Michigan on Glen Lake
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Huron
Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes of North America
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Pontiac
A car made by General Motors in the 1960’s until 2010
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Hudson
For Hudsonville, Michigan, a city in southeast Michigan
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Vlasic
These pickles were first made in Detroit and the company is headquartered there
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Vernors
Developed in 1866 by James Vernor, it was America’s first ginger ale
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Faygo
A brand of soda pop mainly available in Michigan; started by the Feigenson brothers, immigrants from Russia, in the 1900’s
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Germack
Germack Pistachio Company is considered the oldest roaster of pistachios in the United States; based in Detroit, the company was founded in 1924
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Wayne
Wayne State University is a public research university in Detroit
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Lansing
The capital city of Michigan
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Justin
For star pitcher Justin Verlander, player for the Detroit Tigers
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Chauncey
For Chauncey Billups of the Detroit Pistons, helping the team win the finals in 2004
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Isaiah
For Isaiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons; Thomas played all 13 seasons in the NBA with the team and was elected to 12 All-Star teams
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Saginaw
Saginaw is a city located in central Michigan
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Kalamazoo
A city in the southwest part of Michigan
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Dan
For Detroit Tigers radio play by play announcer Dan Dickerson

Female Michigan Dog Names

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Ann
For Ann Arbor, a Michigan city that is home to the University of Michigan
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Alexa
Alexa Canady, the first African American woman to become a neurosurgeon
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Belle
For Belle Isle Park in Detroit, a 982-acre island park on the Detroit River
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Clair
Lake St. Clair is a freshwater lake that is located between Michigan and Ontario, Canada
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Raisin
River Raisin is a National Battlefield Park located in southeast Michigan
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Beaver
For Beaver Island, Lake Michigan’s largest island
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Crystal
For Crystal Lake, located near Lake Michigan, about 25 miles southwest of Traverse City
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Serena
Serena Williams born in Saginaw, Michigan
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Star
For the Detroit Stars, of the National Roller Hockey League
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Diana
Singer Diana Ross is from Detroit
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Apple
The state flower is the Apple Blossom
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Robin
The Michigan state bird is the American Robin
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Auburn
For Auburn Hills, a Michigan city that is home to Chrysler’s world headquarters
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Madison
For Madison Heights, a suburb of Detroit
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Betsy
For Betsy Lake, located in Luce county in Michigan
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Coney
For the Coney Dog, a popular food in Michigan
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Hortense
A civil rights leader, Hortense Canady was the first African American elected to the Lansing Board of Education
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Cora
Cora Mae Brown was Michigan’s first female African American Senator and first African American woman president of the Senate
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Betty
For Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Ford, who was first lady from 1874-1877
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Francis
Francis Ford Coppola, director and screenwriter, was born in Detroit
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Gilda
Saturday Night Live comedian and actress was born in Detroit
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Olympia
Women’s suffrage leader Olympia Brown was born in Michigan
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Rosa
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived in the state
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Madonna
The pop star was born and raised in the state of Michigan
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Livonia
A city in the Northwest part of Wayne county in Michigan
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Novi
A city in the southern part of Michigan
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Tata
Tata Consultancy Services is one of the largest employers in Michigan
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Piper
For the dog who worked at the airport in Michigan
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Isle
Isle Royale National Park is located in northwest Lake Superior
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Superior
The largest of the Great Lakes of North America

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