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Introduction

A southwestern state, Nevada is known as the “Silver State” because of the importance of silver to the state’s history and economy. Home to the city of Las Vegas, a large metropolitan area and popular tourist destination, the state is mostly desert and semi-arid. Approximately 80% of the land is managed by jurisdictions within the U.S. federal government and the state is the 9th least densely populated in the country.

Whether you are attracted to Nevada for the lights and action of Las Vegas or are more interested in the outdoor activities the state has to offer, there are abundant Nevada-inspired names that may be just right for your new canine pal.

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Nevada Dog Name Considerations

It can be hard to know where to start when choosing just the right name for your new canine friend. Ideally, the name will be fitting for your pooch while meaning something to you. For those that enjoy Las Vegas, or the state of Nevada, a Nevada-inspired name may have some appeal, as it can bring to mind the lights and action of Las Vegas or the desert beauty of another part of the state. A name from Nevada will provide you regular reminders of a place that you enjoy and feel strongly about.

You may consider a Nevada-inspired name if your dog reminds you of a certain dog from the state (for example, Rover Dangerfield). The resemblance may be physical, in breed, personality or experience; perhaps your canine has also broken up “deals” or has thrived on a farm? A Nevada name may be a fit for a dog who seems to relish time in the desert heat or welcome the opportunity to enjoy crowded city streets.

Fortunately, the state of Nevada offers plenty of diversity, meaning that you can find just the right name for your special pal.

Male Nevada Dog Names

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Vegas
Las Vegas is the 28th most populated city in the United States
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Reno
A northern Nevada city, located about 22 miles from Lake Tahoe
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Mojave
The Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America; located in southern Nevada and southeastern California
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Clark
For Clark county, where nearly three quarters of those living in Nevada reside
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Boulder
For Boulder City about 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas
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Henderson
Nevada’s second largest city
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Aladdin
A hotel and Casino located on the strip in Las Vegas
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Elvis
Called the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley was a popular Las Vegas performer
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Poker
A card game played for money at casinos in Nevada
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Keno
A lottery-like gambling game that can often be played in casinos
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Kyle
Kyle Canyon, a Las Vegas neighborhood
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Frank
Frank Sinatra was one of the best known residential performers in Las Vegas as part of the Rat Pack
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Luxor
The Luxor is a hotel and casino located on the southern part of the Las Vegas Strip
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Bellagio
A luxury hotel, resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip
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Caesar
Caesar’s Palace, a luxury hotel and casino located on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip
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Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake located in both California and Nevada, west of Carson City
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Harry
For Senator Harry Reid, from Nevada
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Washoe
For Washoe Lake, a shallow lake near Carson City
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Beaver
For Beaver Dam State Park, a recreation area of over 2000 acres in Nevada’s Beaver Dam Mountains
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Floyd
For Floyd R Lamb State Park, with over 2000 acres of space in Las Vegas
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Bugsy
Bugsy Siegel, a mobster known as one of the most “infamous and feared gangsters of his day”; handled and financed some of the original casinos in Las Vegas
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Rio
Located near the Las Vegas Strip, the Rio was the first all suite resort in the Las Vegas area
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Jackpot
When in a casino in Nevada, you hope to hit the jackpot
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Wayne
Wayne Newton, one of the best-known Las Vegas entertainers
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Wolf
For the University of Nevada Reno Wolf Pack
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Copper
For David Copperfield, an illusionist and popular performer in Las Vegas
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Redd
For Redd Foxx, a comedian and actor who was one of the first black comics to perform to white audiences on the Las Vegas Strip
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Penn
Of Penn and Teller, popular magicians and entertainers, currently headlining at the Rio
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Don
Don Rickles, a popular comedian who frequently performed in Las Vegas
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Jerry
For Jerry Lewis, a popular entertainer and performer in Las Vegas; also hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for 45 years
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Toquima
For Toquima Cave

Female Nevada Dog Names

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Sagebrush
For the state flower
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Ruby
For Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Bonsai
For Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe
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Mandalay
The Mandalay Bay is a 43 story luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip
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Pinyon
The single leaf pinyon pine is the state tree
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Sierra
For the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range located in California and Nevada
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Aria
A luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip
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Amargosa
The Amargosa River is a waterway that is 185 miles long in southern Nevada and eastern California
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Reese
The Reese river is a tributary of the Humboldt River located in central Nevada
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Lady
Lady luck; a female personification of luck
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Quinn
The Quinn River is a 110-mile intermittent river in Northwestern Nevada
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Cheyenne
North Cheyenne is a neighborhood in Las Vegas
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Truckee
For the Truckee River Walk
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Mirage
A luxury hotel and casino located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip
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Mead
For Lake Mead, a lake on the Colorado River that is located about 24 miles from the Las Vegas Strip
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Liberty
For Liberty Lake, a glacial tarn located in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada
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Angel
Angel Lake is a glacial tarn in the northeastern part of Nevada
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Lucky
When visiting the casinos in Nevada, you hope to get lucky and win
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Nugget
The Golden Nugget is a luxury hotel and casino located on the Freemont Street Experience
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Paris
A hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip
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Phyllis
Phyllis Diller, a standup comedian and popular performer in Las Vegas
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Celine
Celine Dion, a singer and businesswoman from Canada who has been in residence at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas
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Shania
Shania Twain, a country music singer with a residency at Caesar’s Palace
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Cher
A singer and actress who regularly performs in Las Vegas
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Jubilee
Jubilee! was a popular show in Las Vegas that opened in 1981
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Wynn
A resort and casino in Las Vegas; winner of the most Forbes Five star awards in the world
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Roulette
A casino game that takes its name from the French word that means “little wheel”
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Lamoille
Lamoille Canyon is the Ruby Mountains’ largest valley
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Steffi
Tennis pro Steffi Graf and her husband, Andre Agassi, make their home in Summerlin

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