Philadelphia Dog Names

0 Stories
222 Votes

Introduction

Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love. Its streets smack of history, its neighborhoods are vibrant, it's a city that many people love to call home. If you're one of those people and you're getting a new dog, why not name it in honor of the metropolis where you live? There are lots of cute names to choose from for both male and female canines. Home to industry, culture, and education, there are lots of things to love about the city. It's been home to all four major league sports and has museums and art galleries.Why not give your dog a Philadelphia name to show your feelings for the city of brotherly love?

Book First Walk Free!

Philadelphia Dog Names in Pop Culture

Philadelphia Dog Name Considerations

Giving your dog a name is a big decision. He'll have that moniker for life, after all. It needs to be something you  like, that he seems to respond to, and that reflects your personality. and attitude. It's the first step in forging a bond between you and your pup. 

Think about who will be calling your dog often. Is it just you or are their children to consider. If so, then you'll want to keep it short, something easy to pronounce. It's easier for the dog to understand when it's just one or two syllables as well. If you like, you may give him a longer name and a shorter version as a call name.

You don't have to rush in to naming your dog. You may want to take time to get to know him, to observe his personal traits and quirks. You'll often pick up a clue from an action he takes often or his way of playing or cuddling. You may want to consider your dog's looks as well. Is he going to big or small? Is he dark or light, slow and clumsy, or swift and agile. All of these are things to consider when giving your dog a Philadelphia name.

Male Philadelphia Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Wilson
W. Wilson Goode was Philadelphia's first black mayor
6
Larry
Larry Fine was best known as one of The 3 Stooges
6
Parker
A screen and television actor from Philadelphia
6
Edgar
For Edgar Allan Poe fans
5
Philly
A shortened version of Philadelphia
5
Wilt
Wilt Chamberlain was a successful major league basketball player
5
Franklin
Franklin Square is a family-friendly square complete with fountains, carousel, and more
5
Carpenter
Named for Carpenter Hall where the First Continental Congress met
5
Hancock
John Hancock was a man who signed the Declaration of Independence
4
Pirate
For the Philadelphia Pirates
4
Victor
What the United States was in the Revolutionary War
3
Pops
In honor of the Philadelphia music group The Philly Pops
3
Brenner
David Brenner is a well-known comedian
3
Kobie
This name is for Kobie Bryant a professional basketball player
3
Eddie
For Eddie Fisher who sold millions of records in the 50's
3
George
How could a list of Philadelphia names be complete without that of George Washington?
3
Indy
Short for Independence
3
Rodin
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia features the largest collection of art by Auguste Rodin outside of France
2
Benjamin
In honor of Benjamin Franklin
2
Rocky
Sylvester Stallone played this iconic boxer
2
Morris
Morris Arboretum is a beautiful garden in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood
1
Bacon
Kevin Bacon is a Philadelphia native
1
Curtis
The Curtis Institute of Music is the most select conservatory in the world
1
Mario
Mario Lanza was a famous tenor who died at age 38
0
Palma
Brain de Palma is a movie director from Philadelphia
0
Will
Will Smith, actor, is a proud Philadelphian
0
Penn
After founder of Philadelphia William Penn
0
Checkers
A salute to Chubby Checker, rock and roll musician
-2
Frazier
Joe Frazier, heavyweight champion of the world
-3
WC
This is for the iconic comedian W.C. Fields

Female Philadelphia Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Simone
Nina Simone was an African-American musician who fought for civil rights
7
Queen
A salute to the Queen Village neighborhood in Philadelphia
7
Victory
What the United States experienced over the British
6
Holiday
Billie Holiday was a famous jazz singer who died at the age of 44
6
Toukie
Actress, model, and former long time partner of actor Robert De Niro
6
Bella
For the Bella Vista neighborhood
5
Gia
Gia Marie Carangi was the world's first supermodel
5
Louisa
Louisa May Alcott may have grown up in Massachusetts but she was born in Philadelphia
4
Liberty
After the Liberty Bell, of course
4
Pink
This platinum selling singing artist was born in the Philadelphia suburbs in 1979
3
Grace
Grace Kelly went on to become the Princess of Monaco
3
Tina
Tina Fey is an acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and producer
3
Spring
A great name in honor of the Spring Garden neighborhood in Philly
3
China
The perfect name to salute the Chinatown neighborhood
3
Andrea
Andrea McArdle was the youngest Tony nominee at the age of 13 for her performance in Annie
1
Betsy
A salute to Betsy Ross
1
Lauren
Named for Lauren Cohan, an actress who is most famous for her role as Maggie Greene in The Walking Dead
1
Eliza
Eliza Sproat Turner was a suffragist and poet and, perhaps most importantly, a strong advocate for women's clubs
1
Roxie
Short for the Roxborough neighborhood
1
Jovida
Jovida Hill is the executive director of the Philadelphia Commission for Women
1
Jett
Joan Jett was a rocker who was born in Philadelphia
1
Sioban
Siobhan Riordan is president of the Free Library of Philadelphia
0
Lucretia
Lucretia Mott was a well-known abolitionist and civil rights activist
0
Lola
Named for Lola Falana, actress and dancer
-1
Gloria
A civil rights lawyer noted for taking on controversial cases
-1
Laurel
Named for Laurel Hill Mansion, a beautiful historic park home in Philadelphia
-1
Anna
Anna Jarvis is credited with being the originator of Mother's Day
-1
Princess
In honor of Grace Kelly, actress turned Princess of Monaco
-2
Imogene
Imogene Coco was a comedienne who appeared on Sid Caesar's Show of Shows
-3
Patti
Patti LaBelle is a famous singer from Philly
-3
Snowy
This is how the weather can be sometimes in Philly

Community Dogs with Philadelphia Names