Ohio Dog Names

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Introduction

Ohio, the country’s seventh most populous state, is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The state is named for the Ohio River, originating from the word ohi:yo’ in the Seneca language, which means “great river”. Ohio is known as the “Buckeye State” in reference to the state’s Ohio Buckeye trees.

Choosing a name that is inspired by the state of Ohio may be just the way to go when seeking the perfect moniker for your new pooch. There are plenty of things to do in the state, leading to a myriad of naming opportunities to consider.

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Ohio Dog Name Considerations

Many people struggle to choose the perfect name for their pooch. It can be a challenge to find a name that suits your new pet while also has some meaning to you. And considering you will call his name many times in the future, it is understandable that you are taking your choice seriously. Whether there is something about the state of Ohio itself or an area of it that has meaning to you, an Ohio-inspired name is worth considering; each time you call the name of your canine friend you will be reminded of a place that has meaning for you.

A name inspired by the state of Ohio may be a good match for your dog if he reminds you of a dog from the state, whether in appearance, personality or breed. Your dog may show interest in a particular activity that makes you think of the state of Ohio; perhaps he loves chasing a baseball, for example, bringing to mind the major league baseball teams in the state.

Regardless of the reason you are thinking of an Ohio-inspired name for your new companion, the state offers plenty of naming opportunities for you to consider.

Male Ohio Dog Names

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Columbus
The capital of Ohio and the most populated city in the state
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Cleveland
Located in the northern part of the state, Cleveland is the second most populated city in Ohio
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Franklin
Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio, which includes botanical gardens
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Red
The Cincinnati Reds, a major league baseball team
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Toledo
An Ohio city located in the northwest part of the state at the western end of Lake Erie
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Canton
An Ohio city located in the northeast part of the state
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Murray
Murray Hill is a road that is the uppermost point of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood
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Dayton
A city in the southwest part of Ohio
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Buckeye
Ohio is known as the “Buckeye” state, for its Ohio Buckeye trees
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LeBron
For LeBron James, who was born in Akron Ohio and plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team
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Kent
For Kent State University, a large, public research institution in Kent, Ohio
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Cardinal
The state bird of Ohio
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Cavalier
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, an NBA team
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Chuck
Ohio’s official groundhog is named Buckeye Chuck
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Akron
A city in northeastern Ohio within the Cleveland metropolitan area
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Jefferson
Fort Jefferson, a fort built by US soldiers during the Northwest Indian War; located in the central west part of Ohio
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Ulysses
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, was born in Ohio
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Arsenio
Arsenio Hall, a comedian and actor, is from Cleveland
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Zane
Zane Grey National Road Museum, located in Ohio, provides the opportunity to learn about early America’s busiest route west, as well as about author Zane Grey, who was born in the area
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Bowling
For Bowling Green State University, a large public research university in Bowling Green, Ohio
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Antioch
For Antioch College, a private, liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Edison
Inventor Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio
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Milton
Lake Milton State Park offers a 1685-acre reservoir where you can enjoy boating, swimming and fishing
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Adam
Adams Lake State Park, an Ohio State Park near West Union
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World
World B. Free, who played for the Cavaliers, is considered one of the best scorers in Cavalier history as well as one of the NBA’s original flashy stars
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Mark
Mark Price played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986-1995; considered the best free-throw shooter in NBA history
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Bench
For Johnny Bench, catcher and one of the great players of the Cincinatti Reds
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Discovery
For the Discovery District, a neighborhood in the eastern part of downtown Columbus
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Donald
For Donald B, a towboat; the only 1920’s unchanged diesel sternwheel towboat left in the United States, it still operates in the Ohio River
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Millbrook
A neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio
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Thurman
For Thurman’s Café in Columbus

Female Ohio Dog Names

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Cincinnati
A city located in the southwest part of the state of Ohio
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Scarlet
For the state flower, the Scarlet Carnation
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Harriet
For Harriet Beecher-Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which opened eyes to the realities of slavery, lived in Cincinnati for a significant period
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Smoky
For the little dog that served in World War II
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Hope
For Hopewell Culture National Historical Park contains earthworks and burial mounds from the Hopewell culture
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Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located between Akron and Cleveland along the Cuyahoga River
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Trillium
The White Trillium is the state wildflower of Ohio
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Elyria
An Ohio city that is a part of the Cleveland metropolitan area
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Geneva
Geneva State Park is located on the northeastern shoreline of Lake Erie
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Mary
For Mary Jane Thurston State Park, along the Maumee River near Grand Rapids, Ohio
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Findley
For Findley State Park, located in Wellington, Ohio
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Gahanna
A city located in the middle of the state of Ohio
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Chippewa
Chippewa Lake is a village located in the northeast part of Ohio
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Ashtabula
The Ashtabula River, which flows into Lake Erie, is located northeast of Cleveland in Ohio
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Erie
Lake Erie is the fourth largest in size of the five Great Lakes
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Oberlin
For Oberlin College, a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio
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Katie
Actress Katie Holmes was born in Toledo
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Sarah
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio
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Amanda
For Fort Amanda, built in 1812, on the banks of the Auglaize River
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Annie
Annie Oakley, a famous markswoman from the state
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Energy
For FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns NFL team
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Toni
Toni Morrison, a novelist, editor and professor, is from Ohio
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Eliza
Eliza Bryant founded the Cleveland Home for Aged Colored Peoples, a residential facility for elderly African Americans
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Macy
Singer Macy Gray was born in Canton, Ohio
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Florence
Florence Ellinwood Allen, the female Ohio Supreme Court judge
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Halle
Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry is from Cleveland
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Bengal
For the Cincinnati Bengals, a NFL team
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Primavista
A popular Italian restaurant in Cincinnati where you can enjoy the city’s skyline
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Chrissie
Chrissie Hynde, lead singer for the Pretenders, is from Akron
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Ashland
For Ashland University in Ohio

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