Mississippi Dog Names

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Introduction

Mississippi is known as the Hospitality State. It is the birthplace of rock and roll and the blues. In one small state, many cultures exist. In the Delta, you will find the poorest people in the United States, yet without this sorrow, the blues might not have ever come to fruition. North Mississippi is not far from Memphis, and Elvis was born in Tupelo. Central Mississippi is home to the capital city of Jackson. The southernmost part of the state has been devastated not once, but twice in the last sixty years by two of the worst hurricanes in history, Camille and Katrina. However, the determination of the people to rebuild is a testament to the character of all Mississippians. With so many different cultural influences, one can easily assume that many types of dogs, for a variety of purposes, live in the great state of Mississippi.

Mississippi Dog Names in Pop Culture

Mississippi Dog Name Considerations

As previously stated, there are a variety of dogs throughout the state of Mississippi, and these dogs serve a variety of purposes. According to a recent article in Time magazine, the three most popular dogs in the state of Mississippi are the Labrador Retriever, the Beagle, and the German Shepherd. Other dogs which are highly favored throughout the state are the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier, and hybrids such as Maltipoos and Morkies. Visitors can find these small pooches all over the state in many Southern belles' homes. They are often given names befitting their toy status: Maggie, Daisy, Chloe, Lily, and Coco. 

Dogs used for the purpose of hunting are highly popular all over the state. In fact, don't be surprised if a husband owns a Lab or a Beagle for hunting purposes, and his wife owns a small Maltese or Yorkie. Mississippians are just flexible that way. You may also find farmers with Blue Heelers (sometimes referred to as Texas Heelers) to help herd cattle. Some hunt wild hogs with American Pit Bulls. To be certain, there are some dogs that are not suited for the extreme heat that Mississippians often experience. Huskies, American Eskimo Dogs, and Alaskan Malamutes are rare due to their thick double coats which often make them unsuitable for living in an area that often reaches 104 or 105 during the dog days of August

In all actuality, any name is a good name for a dog lucky enough to find himself born and bred in the Hospitality State. Often, they will reflect the Southern heritage of the owner, and many Mississippians find influence in family names, historical people and events, and the looks and personality of a dog to determine a proper moniker for a pooch. 

Male Mississippi Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Jefferson
Refers to the historic Jefferson College, the first school of its kind on Mississippi territory
7
Belzoni
A Delta town known as the Catfish Capital of the World
6
D'Lo
South Mississippi town; sent more men to fight in World War II than any other comparable town
5
Charlie
Meaning "strength" can also refer to Charlie Pride, country singer
5
Big Boy
This refers to blues guitarist "Big Boy" Crudup of Forest
5
Hugh
Hugh White was the fiftieth governor of the state of Mississippi.
5
Trace
Refers to the Natchez Trace, which was the trade route during the early history of the state
5
Cole
Harry Cole, inventor of Pine Sol, hails from Mississippi
5
Bourbon
A truly Southern whisky
4
Biloxi
One of the largest cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
4
Vick
Oakland, MS native who played for both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox
3
Buddy
Signifies companionship
3
Borden
Borden's Condensed Milk was first produced in Liberty, MS
3
Blaze
Honors Blazon-Flexible Flyer in West Point, producer of the Flexible Flyer snow sled
3
Columbus
A city near the Tombigbee River in Mississippi
2
B.B.
Refers to blues musician B.B. King of Itta Bena
2
Issac
As in Captain Issac Ross, who freed his slaves and arranged for them to set up a new life in Liberia
2
Cool Papa
Honors James "Cool Papa" Bell, notable baseball player from Starkville
2
Elvis
Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi
2
Old Man
A nickname for the Mississippi River
1
Liberty
Hometown of comedian Jerry Clower, a town in South Mississippi
1
Stetson
The famous hat-maker set up business near Meridian early in his career
0
Bush
Tupelo native who played against Babe Ruth in the 1929 World Series
0
Henson
Refers to Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets; Henson hailed from the MS Delta
0
Hunter
Refers to the love of the outdoors, particularly hunting
-1
Diddley
Refers to Bo Diddley, famous bluesman
-2
Jackson
Mississippi's capital
-3
Lorman
A community in south Mississippi, near Natchez
-3
Payton
Honors native Mississippian Walter Payton, who played for the Chicago Bears
-3
Barq
Root beer was invented in Biloxi, MS by Edward Barq

Female Mississippi Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Presley
A feminine attribute to Elvis Presley
6
Iris
Common Southern flower
6
Tara
Scarlett O'Hara's home in Gone with the Wind
5
Lady
A Disney character, Lady and the Tramp
5
Juniper
A type of tree seen in Mississippi
4
Thalia
Dance instructor Thalia Mara who began the tradition of hosting the International Ballet Competition
4
Annabelle
A cartoon character, a pretty name for a sassy Southern dog
4
Birdie
Perfect for a dog used for bird hunting
3
Dixie
A sweet, Southern belle; this is often a traditional name for female dogs across the South
3
Missy
Short for Melissa, a song ("Sweet Melissa") by the Allman Brothers
3
Willow
Refers to the weeping willow tree, commonly seen across Mississippi
3
Delta
The Mississippi Delta makes a great namesake
2
Brandy
R & B singer Brandy Norwood hails from McComb
2
Leontyne
Refers to opera singer Leontyne Price of Laurel
2
Eudora
Refers to legendary author Eudora Welty of Jackson
2
Suzie
A traditional Southern name
2
Blanche
One of Mississippian Tennessee Williams' book characters
1
Pearl
Refers to the Pearl River, which runs throughout much of Central Mississippi
1
Dolly
Refers to Dolly Parton, country singer
1
Coco
From the French, often refers to coat color, generally a brown or tan color
1
Millie
Meaning "strength", suited to a sturdy canine
0
Faith
Country musician Faith Hill hails from Star, MS
0
Rowan
William Faulkner christened his home Rowan Oak
0
Tammy
Refers to country singer Tammy Wynette of Tupelo
0
Opal
A precious stone, a traditional name for many older females in Mississippi
0
Adelaide
German and meaning "noble", this is befitting of a brave and loyal dog
-1
Oprah
Oprah Winfrey's birthplace is Kosciusko, Mississippi
-1
LeAnn
Refers to country singer LeAnn Rimes of Jackson
-1
Cupcake
A small cake the size of a muffin; Cupcake is a great name for a toy-sized dog
-1
Jewel
Precious stone, perfect name for a jewel of a pup
-2
Magnolia
Mississippi's state tree; the magnolia graces many Mississippi locations

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