Nebraska Dog Names

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Introduction

Known as the “cornhusker” state, Nebraska is within the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Nebraska includes two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains, which is an area of rolling hills, and the Great Plains (mostly treeless prairie), which take up most of the western part of the state. The state includes a large agricultural sector. A Nebraska-inspired name for your new companion may be exactly what you are looking for as you seek a moniker that is fitting for him. There is a lot to explore within the state, which will offer plenty of unique naming opportunities.

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Are you having a hard time choosing the perfect moniker for your new companion? Rest assured that you are not alone. It can be a challenge coming up with just the right name; you want a name that suits your new friend while also having some meaning to you. Since you will be calling this name many times for years to come, it is understandable that you want to get it right. If you have fond feelings for the state of Nebraska or a certain part of it, consider a Nebraska-inspired name for your pet. With a name inspired by the state, upon calling his name you will be reminded of a place that you enjoy and that has meaning to you.

Aside from your appreciation of the state, you might want to consider a name inspired by Nebraska if your dog reminds you of one from the area (whether in personality, breed or appearance), or has an interest in an activity that makes you think about the state. You may consider a city, a celebrity from the state or perhaps a famous sports personality as inspiration for your dog's title. Regardless of why you are looking to choose a name inspired by the state, you will find that Nebraska offers a myriad of unique naming opportunities when you are looking for them. 

Male Nebraska Dog Names

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Robinson
Fort Robinson State Park, which is located in the northwest corner of Nebraska
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Husker
For the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Lincoln
The capital and second largest city in Nebraska
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Lex
For Lexington, a small city in the south central part of the state
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Marlon
Actor Marlon Brando was born in Omaha, Nebraska
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Seward
A small Nebraska city that is part of the Lincoln metropolitan area
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Columbus
A Nebraska city in the east central part of the state
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Johnny
Talk show host and comedian Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa
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Fred
Fred Astaire, a dancer, singer and actor, was born in Omaha
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Joba
Joba Chamberlain, a Major League Baseball player, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska
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Eugene
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is located in the eastern part of Nebraska on the Platte River
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Sheldon
For the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska; the museum’s collection focuses on 19th and 20th century art
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Logan
For Logan Creek, which is located in Northeast Nebraska; locals call it the Dredge
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Snake
The Snake River is a 126-mile tributary of the Niobrara River; located within the Sandhills of north central Nebraska
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Blue
Blue Lake is a natural lake located about 35 miles from Alliance, Nebraska
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Ben
For Bennington, a small city in the east central part of Nebraska
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Elwood
Elwood Lake is a reservoir that is popular for boating and fishing
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Kimmel
For the Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, located in Nebraska City
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Scott
For Scott’s Bluff National Monument, located in western Nebraska; includes multiple bluffs on the south side of the North Platte River
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Toad
For Toadstool Geologic Park is located in far northwestern Nebraska in the Oglala National Grassland
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Creighton
For Creighton University, a private, Jesuit, Roman Catholic University in Omaha
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Doane
For Doane University, a private liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska
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Jack
For Happy Jack Chalk Mine tour which features the only chalk room and pillar mine that is accessible to the public in North America
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Mueller
The Mueller Planetarium in Lincoln offers a full dome screen with films and demonstrations
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Abe
For Honest Abe’s Burgers, a famous Lincoln restaurant
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Reuben
The Reuben Sandwich was invented in the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha
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Henry
For the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha
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Durham
For the Durham Museum in Omaha, which is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the western region of the US
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Acker
for Ackerhurst Dairy Barn in Omaha, a historic dairy barn that has been renovated to be a “rustic chic” venue
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Ross
For Ross Media Arts Center is a theater on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus
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Hay
For the Haymarket District, in downtown Lincoln where you can enjoy restaurants, shops, bars and coffee shops in historic brick buildings

Female Nebraska Dog Names

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Omaha
The largest city in Nebraska, in the east central part of the state
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Kearney
A city in the south central part of the state; home to the University of Nebraska-Kearney
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Whitney
Whitney Lake is located near Crawford, Nebraska
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Honeybee
The Nebraska state insect is the Honeybee
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Agate
For Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, featuring fossils found on Carnegie Hill and University Hill
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Goldenrod
The Nebraska state flower is the Goldenrod
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Meadowlark
The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of Nebraska
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Beatrice
A Nebraska city located 40 miles south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River
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Blair
A Nebraska city that is part of the Omaha metropolitan area
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Sidney
A city in western Nebraska
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Niobrara
For the Niobrara River, a tributary of the Missouri River that runs for 568 miles through Nebraska and Wyoming
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Gretna
A Nebraska city in the east central part of the state
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Aurora
A small city in the state of Nebraska
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Madison
A small city in the northeast part of Nebraska
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Valentine
A small city in the north central part of the state; until 1967 the city was split between two time zones; central and mountain
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Geneva
A small city in the southeast part of Nebraska; named after Geneva, Switzerland
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Ponca
A State Park on the banks of the Missouri River in the northeast corner of the state
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Keya
For the Keya Paha River which flows 127 miles through South Dakota and Nebraska
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Janine
Janine Turner, the actress who starred on Northern Exposure, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska
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Gabrielle
Actress Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha
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Kerrey
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, a 3000 foot footbridge across the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska
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Cecilia
For St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha
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Willa
For the Willa Cather Foundation, a nonprofit in Red Cloud, Nebraska focused on preserving the archives and settings connected with Willa Cather, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author
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Joslyn
For Joslyn Castle, a mansion in the Gold Coast Historic District of Omaha
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Florence
For Florence Mill in Omaha; built in 1846, it is now operated as the Winter Quarters Mill Museum and ArtLoft Gallery
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Robin
For Robin Hill, an Omaha neighborhood
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Nebraska
After the state
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Hilary
Actress and Producer Hilary Swank was born in Lincoln, Nebraska
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Penny
For one of the main characters in the TV series “the Big Bang Theory”, who was originally from a small town outside of Omaha
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Grace
For Grace Abbott, born in Grand Island, Nebraska, an American social worker whose work focused on improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare

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