Montana Dog Names

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Introduction

Located in the northwestern part of the United States, Montana is known as “The Treasure State” and “Big Sky Country”.  While the state is the 4th largest in area, it is the 3rd most sparsely populated in the country. The western part of Montana includes many mountain ranges, 77 of which are part of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern part of the state is contains prairie and badlands. The state also includes Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, which brings millions to the state annually.

A Montana-inspired name may be one to consider when looking for a name for your new canine pal; with all that the state has to offer, there are plenty of places to look for one that is just right. 

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Montana Dog Name Considerations

Are you having a hard time choosing a name for your new canine friend? It can be a challenge to find just the right name for your pet; you want it to be fitting for your dog while at the same time having some meaning to you. Considering you will be calling this name many times over the years, it is a decision you want to put some thought into. If you are enamored by the wide-open spaces and mountains found throughout the state of Montana, a Montana-inspired name may be the way to go. Each time you call your dog’s name you will be reminded of a place that you appreciate.

You may choose a Montana-inspired name because your dog reminds you of a particular dog from the state in his breed, appearance or attitude. For example, a dog that has been known to show loyalty may bring to mind the famous dog Shep, who waited at a train station for his owner to return. Your dog may demonstrate a love of the outdoors, bringing to mind the nature found in the state of Montana, leading to a name inspired by the state. Or he may enjoy jumping into rivers, many of which can be found in the state.

When looking to Montana for a name for your new friend, a myriad of options are available to consider.

Male Montana Dog Names

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Glacier
Glacier National Park is located in the state of Montana
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Yellowstone
A portion of Yellowstone National Park is located in Montana
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Bannack
For the Bannack Historic District, the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery in 1862
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Billings
The largest city in Montana
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Butte
A city located in southwest Montana
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Avalanche
For Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park
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Kalispell
A city in northwestern Montana considered the gateway to Glacier National Park
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Whitefish
A small Montana city with a ski resort near Glacier National Park
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Boulder
Boulder River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River that runs for about 60 miles in south central Montana
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Elmo
Lake Elmo State Park is located in Billings, Montana
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Ennis
For Ennis Lake, a dam on the Madison River
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Bozeman
A city in southwest Montana
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Ousel
For Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky, Montana
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Lewis
For the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
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Grizzly
The grizzly bear is the state animal of Montana
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Logan
A glacier, as well as a pass at Glacier National Park
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Chaney
A glacier located in Glacier National Park
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Bitterroot
The state flower of Montana
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Grinnell
A glacier in Glacier National Park, named for George Bird Grinnell, an early American explorer and conservationist
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Benton
For Fort Benton the city where Shep waited five and a half years for his owner to return
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Sun
For Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park
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Wildhorse
Wildhorse Island is a state park in Flathead Lake
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Livingston
A city in southwestern Montana on the Yellowstone River
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Bob
For the Bob Marshall Wilderness, located in western Montana
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Stuart
For Stuart Peak, which is located in the Rattlesnake Wilderness
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Shep
The loyal dog who waited for his owner, who had passed away, to return by train for five and a half years
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Grant
For Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, located in western Montana
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Buffalo
For Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, located in southwest Montana
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Jackson
NBA coach Phil Jackson was born in Montana
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Clark
For the Clark Fork River, the largest river in the state of Montana by volume

Female Montana Dog Names

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Missoula
A Montana city located on the Clark Fork River
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Sky
Big Sky is a town in Montana located 45 miles southwest of Bozeman
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Sandy
For Black Sandy State Park, located 15 miles north of Helena
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Cooney
For Cooney State Park, located in the south central part of Montana
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Kintla
A glacier that is located in Glacier National Park
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Missouri
North America’s longest river, the Missouri River rises in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana
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Finley
For Finley Point State Park, which is located at the southern end of Flathead Lake
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Pumpkin
A glacier northeast of Blackfoot Mountain in Glacier National Park
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Winifred
A small town in central Montana
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Rainbow
Rainbow Glacier is located in Glacier National Park, immediately to the east of Rainbow Peak
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Meadowlark
The Western Meadowlark is the Montana state bird
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Mary
St. Mary Lake is the second largest lake in Glacier National Park
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Helena
The capital of the state of Montana
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Ella
For Ella J. Knowles Haskell, a pioneer of women’s rights in Montana
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Gallatin
The Gallatin National Forest is located in south central Montana
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Madison
For Madison River, which is a headwater tributary of the Missouri River
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Potosi
For Upper Potosi Hot Springs, a hiking trail that features the hot springs
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Jeannette
Jeannette Rankin, from Montana, was the first woman elected to congress
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Swan
Swan Lake is located east of Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana
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Lee
For the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge, located along the Bitterroot River
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Ponderosa
The state tree of Montana is the Ponderosa Pine
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Michelle
Actress Michelle Williams is from Kalispell in Montana
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Judith
For the Judith River, a tributary of the Missouri River that runs in the central part of the state
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Ruby
For the Ruby Mountain Range in Montana, located in Madison and Beaverhead counties
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Biga
A brick oven pizza restaurant in Missoula
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Madriz
Café Madriz offers excellent Spanish food in West Yellowstone
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Kaniksu
For Kaniksu National Forest, which is located in northwest Montana, northeastern Washington and the panhandle of Idaho
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Sula
For Sula State Forest, located in Ravalli county in Montana
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Cedar
For Cedar Creek Lodge in Glacier National Park
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Huckleberry
A popular flavor of ice cream in Glacier National Park

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