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Introduction

Rhode Island is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The state has the smallest amount of land area and is the second most densely populated of the 50 states. Officially known as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the state has the longest official name among any US state. The state is nicknamed “The Ocean State” for its large bays and inlets that make up 14% of it area. A Rhode-Island inspired name may be something to think about as you look for a name that best suits your canine companion. While the state is small, it has plenty offer  when it comes to unique name opportunities.

Rhode Island Dog Names in Pop Culture

Rhode Island Dog Name Considerations

It is hard to choose just the right name for your new pooch; you are likely seeking a name that fits your pup while also having meaning to you. And since you will be calling their name for years to come, it is understandable that you want to like how the name sounds. If you have strong feelings for the state of Rhode Island, or a part of it, a name inspired by the state may be something to consider. Rhode Island may be the smallest of the fifty states, however it still has plenty to offer. With a name inspired by Rhode Island, you will be reminded of a place you enjoy every time you call your dog’s name.

Choosing a name inspired by Rhode Island might also make sense if your dog reminds you of another pooch from the state, whether in breed, appearance or attitude. A Rhode Island-inspired name may also be a fit for your pup if they enjoy an activity that is popular in the state. For example, with all of the water in Rhode Island, a name from the state may be a fit for a dog who loves the water. Regardless of why you are seeking a Rhode Island-inspired name, the state will offer you plenty of naming opportunities to consider. 

Male Rhode Island Dog Names

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Charles
For Charlestown, a town located in Washington county, in the southern part of the state
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Cranston
A Rhode Island city that is part of the Providence metropolitan area
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Harry
Harry Cicma, a sports anchor, was born in Providence
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Cliff
For the Cliff Walk in Newport, a National Recreation Trail that is 3.5 miles long
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Cumberland
A town at the northeastern-most part of Providence county
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Bowen
The state mineral is bowenite
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Lincoln
A town located in northwestern Rhode Island, north of Providence
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Touro
For Touro Synagogue, the oldest Synagogue in the United States, located in Newport
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Hunter
For the Hunter House, a historic house in Newport
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Nelson
For the Nelson W. Aldrich House, a Federal-style house on Benevolent Street in Providence; former home of Nelson W. Aldrich, a U.S. Senator from 1881-1911
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James
For Jamestown, a Rhode Island town that is located almost completely on Conanicut Island, the second largest island on Narragansett Bay
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Warren
A town in Bristol County, Rhode Island
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Brown
For Brown University, a private, Ivy League research university in Providence
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Blackstone
For the Blackstone River, which begins in Massachusetts and continues in Rhode Island
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Warwick
Rhode Island’s second largest city
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McCoy
The stadium that is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox, a minor league baseball team
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Boyd
For Boyd’s Wind Grist Mill, a historic smock mill in Middletown
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Vernon
For the Vernon House, a sophisticated Georgian frame house that was used as headquarters by Rochambeau during the American Revolutionary War
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Thorr
Thorr Bjorn is the Director of Athletics at the University of Rhode Island
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Samuel
Samuel W. Bridgham, the first mayor of Providence
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Washington
Lake Washington is a lake that is located in Glocester, in Providence County
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Brenton
Brenton Point State Park, located at the southwestern tip of Aquidneck Island in Newport, Rhode Island
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Henry
For the Henry Lippett House Museum on the east side of Providence; one of the finest Italianate mansion houses in the state
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Rocky
For Rocky Point State Park on Narragansett Bay in Warwick
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Galway
Galway Kinnell, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet was born in Providence Rhode Island
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Roger
Roger Wheeler State Beach on Block Island Sound in Narragansett
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Horace
For Horace Mann, known as the father of American public education; went to school at Brown University
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Claiborne
For Claiborne Pell, a United States Senator from Rhode Island, who was the sponsor of the Pell Grant
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Nico
Nico Muhly, a contemporary, classical music composer, is from Providence
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Sheldon
Sheldon Whitehouse, a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island

Female Rhode Island Dog Names

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Providence
The capital and city with the most population in Rhode Island
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Florence
For Florence K. Murray, who was a high ranking officer in the Women’s Army Corps and the first female state senator in Rhode Island
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Bristol
A town that is a deepwater seaport in Rhode Island
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Ella
For Ella’s Fine Food and Drink, a popular restaurant in Westerly
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Birch
A popular restaurant in Providence
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Rhody
A nickname for Rhode Island is “Little Rhody”
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Red
The Rhode Island Red Chicken is the state bird
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Trinity
For Trinity Church, the oldest parish church in Rhode Island
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Violet
The state flower is the Violet
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Gracie
For Gracie’s, a popular restaurant in Providence
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Clay
As in Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge over Narragansett Bay
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Maple
The state tree is the Red Maple
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Queen
Queen River, a Rhode Island river that flows about 10.7 miles
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Butterfly
For Butterfly Pond, located in Providence
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Diamond
For Diamond Hill Reservoir, a dam located 2.4 miles from Providence
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Julia
For Julia Ward Howe, a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet and author; lived in Rhode Island
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Salty
For Salty Brine State Beach, ocean shore in the village of Galilee, in the town of Narragansett
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Narragansett
For Narragansett Bay, which covers 147 square miles and creates the largest estuary in New England
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Regina
For Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island
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Bear
For the Brown Bears of Brown University
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Judith
A village and small cape on the coast of Narragansett
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Ava
Ava Gaudet, actress and singer, is from Providence
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Galilee
A fishing village on Point Judith
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Quahog
A hard-shell clam native to the northeast’s Atlantic shores
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Annette
For Annette LaPorte Nazareth who was born in Providence, served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2005-2008
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Laura
Laura Lang, former CEO of Time, Inc., was raised in Warwick
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Tessa
For the Rhode Island pooch who fought a chainsaw
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Barri
For Barrington, a town in Bristol County
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Jeri
For Jerimoth Hill, the state of Rhode Island’s highest point
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Carey
For the Carey Mansion, used for exteriors in the original Dark Shadows series

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