North Carolina Dog Names

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Introduction

North Carolina holds the distinction of being among the first thirteen colonies. In fact, North Carolina sent delegates to the Continental Congress with the instructions to vote in favor of independence from Great Britain. North Carolina has a reputation for doing its own thing! North Carolina was home to many plantations in the business of raising tobacco, but the state was the last to secede from the Union during the Civil War conflict. Kitty Hawk, the site of the first manned self-propelled airplane flight, rests in North Carolina. A dog from North Carolina may deserve a unique name, or an individual may choose to honor the Southern roots of the state and choose a traditional dog name.

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North Carolina Dog Name Considerations

When a person thinks of North Carolina, they often think of the beauty of the state. North Carolina shares a portion of the Great Smoky National Park with its sister state, Tennessee. The Biltmore Estate, the vacation home of the Vanderbilts, is located in Asheville. Many historic homes dating back to the Revolutionary Era still stand in North Carolina, making it a place that favors tradition. Most people might be surprised to learn that North Carolina's Reed Gold Mine was the first documented gold mine, even before the California Gold Rush of 1848. Names exemplifying beauty, tradition, and innovation are in order for those wishing to name a pup after Carolinian values. 

The Plott Hound is the state dog of North Carolina, and, like most other Southern states, hunting is a favorite pastime for the state's citizens. The top three most popular dogs in the state are the Labrador Retriever, the German Shepherd, and the Beagle. (Not surprisingly, two of those dogs are known for their tracking and retrieving prowess.) 

Of course, many Southern belles enjoy small "lap" dogs, and North Carolina tends to favorite designer dogs such as the Goldendoodle, the Maltipoo, and the Morkie. Some owners tend to give these pups either a very traditional name. For those with small dogs, the owner may saddle the dog with a name denoting their fragility. The variety of names is fitting for the diversity of this beautiful state.

Male North Carolina Dog Names

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Dash
North Carolina's minor-league baseball team
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Winston
A city in North Carolina
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Raleigh
The capital of North Carolina
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Walter
Refers to Sir Walter Raleigh, who explored the territory of North Carolina and took tobacco back to England
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Wilbur
Refers to Wilbur Wright of the Wright brothers
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Duke
A university located in North Carolina known for their highly successful basketball team
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Bucky
American Idol winner Bucky Covington hails from North Carolina
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Henry
Writer O. Henry was born in Greensboro
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Ben
The rock music group Ben Folds Five hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Pepsi
Pepsi Cola was invented by North Carolina native Caleb Bradham
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Aniwaya
Cherokee for wolf; the Cherokee tribe was native to the western area of the state
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Andy
Iconic actor Andy Griffith hails from North Carolina
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Bodie
Refers to Bodie Island in North Carolina
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Knight
Refers to basketball coach Bobby Knight
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Worthy
Refers to basketball great James Worthy, who played for the Tar Heels
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Billy Ray
A great name for a hunting dog
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Church
Refers to country singer Eric Church, who hails from North Carolina
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Zac
This name refers to North Carolina native band The Zac Brown Band
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Randy
Country music legend Randy Travis hails from North Carolina
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Clay
Singer and winner of American Idol Clay Aiken hails from North Carolina
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Coltrane
Musician John C. Coltrane hails from North Carolina
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Dale
Dale Earnhardt, famous race car driver, hails from North Carolina
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Billy
Refers to Billy Graham, the influential pastor calls North Carolina home
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Max
Jazz drummer Max Roach was born in North Carolina
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Catfish
This was the nickname of baseball great James Hunter of North Carolina
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Jordan
Basketball great Michael Jordan played for the North Carolina Tar Heels
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Frazier
Refers to author Charles Frazier who hails from North Carolina
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Smitty
Refers to University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith
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Petty
Race car driver Richard Petty calls North Carolina home
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Ray
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard hails from Rocky Mountain, North Carolina

Female North Carolina Dog Names

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Ava
Actress Ava Gardner called North Carolina home
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Mayberry
Andy Griffith's fictional town was situated in North Carolina
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Emily
Emily Vanderbilt vacationed at the Biltmore Estates in North Carolina
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Anikawi
Cherokee word for deer
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Charlotte
This is the largest city in North Carolina
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Lily
The lily is the state flower of North Carolina
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Tori
Singer Tori Amos was born in North Carolina
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Caroline
A play on the word "Carolina;" this name is befitting of a Yorkie or a Maltese
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Lexie
A variation of the city named Lexington
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Jonsie
A variation of the name "Jones," as in Jones Lake State Park
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Liddy
Former Second Lady of the United States Elizabeth Dole is also known by her nickname "Liddy"
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Varina
Jefferson Davis' wife was a native of North Carolina
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Meredith
Meredith College is located in North Carolina
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Deanie
A female variation of the UNC coach Dean Smith's name
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Donna
Country singer Donna Fargo called North Carolina home
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Fantasia
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino hails from North Carolina
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Roberta
Soul singer Roberta Flack is a North Carolina native
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Pam
Legendary actress Pam Grier is a North Carolina native
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Star
The View's Star Jones hails from North Carolina
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Dolley
Former First Lady Dolley Madison is a North Carolina native
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Simone
Singer Nancy Simone was born in North Carolina
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Virginia
Virginia Dare was the very first child born on American soil
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Julianne
Silence of the Lambs actress Julianne Moore was born in North Carolina
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Kelli
American Idol finalist and country music singer Kelli Pickler calls North Carolina home
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Fontana
Fontana Lake is near the Great Smoky Mountains
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Corolla
A group of Spanish wild ponies run free on Corolla Island
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Queen Anne
It is believed that Blackbeard's pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was wrecked off the coast of North Carolina
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Selma
A town in North Carolina; this name fits a Labrador Retriever
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Ashley
This name is a nod to Asheville, North Carolina
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Lupie
This name refers to a popular cafe in Charlotte
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Cornelia
Cornelia Vanderbilt and her husband commissioned the building of the Biltmore Estates

Community Dogs with North Carolina Names