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Introduction

Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest US state when it comes to land mass, has the 5th largest population among the country’s states. The Appalachian Mountains run through the middle of the state, which offers 140 miles of shoreline along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary. The city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania is the location of Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted. As you look for just the right name for your new family member, the state of Pennsylvania can be a good place to turn for inspiration. Within its borders you will find plenty of potential naming opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Dog Name Considerations

So now you have a dog and your dog needs a name. Some people look at their new dog and a name immediately comes to mind, for many others, however, choosing the name for their new pal is quite the challenge. When trying to decide where to start, one path to the perfect name is to consider places that have meaning to you. With a name that is inspired by a place that you care about, you will enjoy ongoing reminders of it when you call the name of your pooch. If the state of Pennsylvania brings about good feelings, it can be a great place to turn to seek inspiration. 

Should your dog enjoy outdoor activities, turning to Pennsylvania for ideas may also make sense. There are a myriad of outdoor opportunities available in the state, one (or more!) of which may bring to mind your pooch and what he loves to do. Adventures in the mountains in the state are available, thus, a Pennsylvania-inspired name may be a good fit; and represent future adventures for you and your companion to enjoy together. Regardless of why you choose to look to Pennsylvania for name possibilities, you will quickly see that it offers plenty of inspiration.

Male Pennsylvania Dog Names

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Allen
For Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third most populated city
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Arnold
A city that is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area
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Bradford
A city in the northern part of Pennsylvania, located close to the border with New York State
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Butler
A city in the western part of Pennsylvania located about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh
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Chester
Pennsylvania’s oldest city
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Connell
For Connellsville, a city located 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh
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Easton
A Pennsylvania city that is located 55 miles north of Philadelphia
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Farrell
Was once called “The Magic City” when it seemed to spring up overnight
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Franklin
A small city in northwest Pennsylvania
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Harris
For Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania
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Parker
A city located in the west central part of the state
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Pittsburgh
The second largest city in Pennsylvania
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Scranton
Pennsylvania’s sixth largest city; located in the northeast part of the state
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Sun
For Sunbury, a city located on the east bank of the Susquehanna River
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Ben
For Benjamin Rush State Park, which is the site of one of the largest community gardens in the world
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Warren
A city in the northern part of Pennsylvania, located along the Allegheny River
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Delaware
For the Delaware River, a major river on the Atlantic coast that runs through Pennsylvania
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Chester
For Chester Creek, a 9.4-mile tributary of the Delaware River
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Washington
A city that is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area
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York
Known as the “White Rose City”, located in the southern part of the state
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Dane
The Great Dane is the Pennsylvania state dog
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Pocono
For the Pocono Mountains, referred to as the Poconos, which are located in northeastern Pennsylvania
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Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon was born in Philadelphia
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Guion
For Guion Bluford, the first African American in space who was born in Philadelphia
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Phillie
For the Philadelphia Phillies’ Major League Baseball team
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Perry
For Perryville Mountain
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Steeler
For the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team
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Ralph
For Ralph Stover State Park, located in eastern Pennsylvania
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Schmidt
For Mike Schmidt, considered the all-time best player of the Philadelphia Phillies

Female Pennsylvania Dog Names

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Sharon
A Pennsylvania city located 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh
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Jeannette
A city located in the southwest part of the state
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Villanova
A private research university located northwest of Philadelphia
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Lackawanna
For Lackawanna College, a private university in Scranton
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Bryn
For Bryn Mawr College, a women’s liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Tina
For actress, comedian, writer and producer Tina Fey, who was born in Upper Darby
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Laurel
The Mountain Laurel is the Pennsylvania state flower
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Brook
For the Brook Trout, the Pennsylvania state fish
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Allegheny
For Allegheny Creek, an 11.3 mile long tributary of the Schuylkill River
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Zelda
For Zelda Rubenstein, an actress and human rights activist who was born in Pittsburgh
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Ridley
For Ridley Creek State Park, located 16 miles from downtown Philadelphia
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Hazel
For Hazelton, located in the east central part of the state
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Erie
Pennsylvania’s 4th largest city; also the name of a lake
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Corry
A city in northwestern Pennsylvania that is included in the Erie, Pennsylvania metropolitan area
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Altoona
A city located in the south-central part of Pennsylvania
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Holland
For American actress and playwright Holland Taylor, who was born in Philadelphia
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Aliquippa
A city located in the west central part of Pennsylvania
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Beth
For Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's seventh largest city, located in the eastern part of the state
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Christina
For the Christina River, a tributary of the Delaware River that is around 35 miles in length
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Lauren
For actress Lauren Holly who was born in Bristol
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Brandy
For Brandywine Creek, a tributary of the Christina River located in southeastern Pennsylvania
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Blue
For the Blue Mountain, a mountain in Pennsylvania whose ridge runs for 150 miles
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Juniata
For Juniata College in Huntington, Pennsylvania
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Caledonia
For Caledonia State Park, located in the southern part of the state
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Abbey
For the American author Edward Abbey who was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Kinzua
For Kinzua Bridge State Park, the home of what was once the world’s highest and longest railway bridges
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Jayne
For Jayne Masfield, an actress who was born in Bryn Mawr
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Pink
For Alecia Beth Moore, who is known professionally as Pink; a singer, songwriter, dancer and actress from Doylestown
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Moraine
For Moraine State Park, which includes 16,725 acres
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Briar
For Briar Creek Reservoir, located in Briar Creek Lake Park
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Heinz
For Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Community Dogs with Pennsylvania Names