Introduction

When you see the majestic Rough Collie, the first thought that comes to mind is probably Lassie, the super intelligent dog that helped rescue Timmy from the well. Not every Rough Collie out there is named Lassie and coming up with an original name that fits your dog’s personality should not be difficult. When you are out at the dog park, you want a name that is unique so your pup knows he is being called and you do not have five other dogs coming when you call! While Lassie, or Laddie for the boys, is a great name for a Rough Collie, you may want a name with a little more originality. 

Rough Collie Dog Names in Pop Culture

Rough Collie Dog Name Considerations

 When naming your new Rough Collie puppy, you may be tempted to name her Lassie or him Laddie or Shep, but you may want to squash that urge and think of a different name. While Lassie, Laddie and Shep are wonderful names, they are extremely popular with Rough Collie owners and if you are hoping for an original or unique name, these are not it. Rough Collies originated in Scotland and may families choose to look for a name that has Scottish roots or a Scottish sound. Take the time to get to know your new puppy’s personality before settling on a name for him. Many times, he will help you come up with the ideal name, such as a sable and white boy being named Duncan because he is a brown warrior. Perhaps you have a love for the Scottish city Edinburgh. You may pick a name that honors this love affair such as Edy or Embra. There are even some Irish names that have become popular with Rough Collie owners including Connor, Donal and Colleen. Whatever you decide to name your new puppy, you can be assured that she will be as loving and devoted as Lassie was to her family.

Male Rough Collie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Shep
Name of the Collie in The Painted Hills
3
Pal
The real name of the first Rough Collie to play Lassie
3
Sherlock
After Sherlock Holmes the infamous detective
3
Rory
Red king; great choice for a reddish sable male
1
Laddie
Masculine form of Lassie; can be shortened to Lad
1
Connor
Popular Irish name for Rough Collies
1
Donnan
The name of a Scottish saint
1
Brenn
In Gaelic it means prince
1
Scotch
Malt whiskey made in Scotland
0
Duncan
A brown warrior; excellent name for a sable Collie
0
Mack
Simply means the son of; traditional Scottish name for a Rough Collie male
-1
Ian
Gracious; traditional Scottish name
-1
Doyle
As in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes author
-1
Logan
Scottish surname of an area near Auchinleck, Scotland
-2
Fergus
First choice; perfect for the pick of the litter
-3
Alastair
Meaning defender of mankind
-3
Dougal
A dark stranger; perfect for a tri-color Rough Collie
-3
Lachlan
Viking; a strong name for a large farm Collie
-3
Conan
After the Scottish author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
-4
Loch
After the Loch Ness Monster
-5
Gillian
He was a servant of St. John
-5
Greer
Watchful; Collies must be attentive to their herd when working
-5
Neil
Champion; who doesn’t want their dog to be a champion
-5
Laird
Head of a Scottish clan
-5
Kilt
Traditional Scottish man’s clothing
-5
Bryce
Speckled; great for a blue merle or sable merle
-6
Donal
Even though Irish, still means great chief and is popular with Collie owners
-6
Malcolm
Follower of St. Columba
-8
Tartan
Scottish clans’ colors; Scottish football team
-9
Calum
Scottish name meaning dove

Female Rough Collie Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
18
Summer
Popular name for Collie females born in the spring or summer
17
Lassie
After the infamous movie and TV. star
16
Skye
From the Isle of Skye in Scotland
10
Whiskey
Scots are known for their whiskey
7
Nessi
After the Loch Ness Monster
7
Nora
Feminine form of Norman; honor
7
Tira
From the land; Collies are known for their great herding abilities
4
Iona
The name of a monastic island in Scotland
4
Embra
Scottish slang for the city of Edinburgh
4
Rose
A Scottish rose
3
Tara
A mythical hill in Scotland
2
Annabel
Lovable; excellent for a devoted Rough Collie
1
Torra
From a castle; because Rough Collies are majestic
0
Aileen
Simply means hazelnut; solid Scottish name for a Collie female
0
Davina
Scottish name meaning beloved
0
Heather
A plant; many Collie females have this name
0
Edy
Inspired form the Scottish City Edinburgh
0
Mariah
Teacher; Rough Collies are quick learners
-1
Bonnie
Fine or pretty; a very popular name for pet Collie owners
-1
Fiona
White wine; also from the animated movie Shrek
-2
Colleen
Irish name that many Collie owners use
-2
Kenna
Fair one; great name for a golden sable female
-2
Rhona
Rough island; a solid Scottish name for a Rough Collie
-2
Cait
Gaelic name meaning pure
-2
Paisley
A town in the lowlands of Scotland
-2
Teagan
Irish name meaning poet
-3
Kenzie
Scottish meaning fair one; a good choice for a golden sable Rough Collie
-3
Rea
Grace or graceful
-5
Bretta
Celtic meaning from Britian
-9
Sheena
Gaelic form of Jane

Community Dogs With Rough Collie Names

Brence
Male
Collie
Chickasha, OK

Eee

Brence
Male
Collie
Memphis, TN
Personality
Fast
Obedient
Agile
Quick-minded

Dddes

Vanessa
Female
Collie
Columbus, OH

well i don't really know :/

Trusty's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Trusty
Male
Collie
Iron City, GA

Named after the bloodhound on lady and the tramp

Chase's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Chase
Male
Collie
Ardmore, OK

He was Xmas present to a loving little boy, that loved the tv show paw patrol . He wrote a letter to Santa asking for a boy dog named Chase . So end of story he was named before he even ame home .

Lassie's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Lassie
Female
Collie
Tallapoosa, MO

She was named Lassie after the dog in the movie Lassie.

Shadow's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Shadow
Male
Collie
Southport, NC
Personality
Sweet, lovable, protective, companion

He was a rescue at age 3, followed is everywhere, like a shadow

Sandra
Female
Collie
New York, NY
Personality
Loving
Happy
Kind
Lovable

she died many years ago

Lassie's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Lassie
Female
Collie
Menomonie, WI
Personality
Happy

I was trying out names for a week, lassie seemed to fit.

Poop's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Poop
Male
Tibetan Mastiff
Heeney, CO
Personality
A cat
Sleeps
Eats poop
Evil
Bites
Mean

My dog is not a dog, but a cat, he attacks me and I would rather have a dog his poop smells like a dead rat and his pee smells like rotting gummy bears. Please take poop away he is an evil rat.

Beyoncé's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Beyoncé
Female
Collie
Olympia, WA
Personality
Loving
Callous
salt
Sweet
Troublesome

I named my dog Beyoncé because the day I got her it was actually the same day I went to a Beyoncé concert for my birthday and it was such a special day and I never want to forget it.🤠

Ducky's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Ducky
Male
Pit Bull
Erwin, TN
Personality
Ability to fly
space jam
Swimmer
Feathery

I got my duc-err I mean dog when i went to a poultry store he was like 5 dollars and I think he really loves me, even though he tries to eat my cat, I would consider him a rescue🦆- uhh I mean🐶 and I named him duck and his brother yuck because they eat cats.

Bubbles's name story for Rough Collie Dog Names
Bubbles
Male
Doberman Pinscher
Tompkinsville, KY
Personality
Callous
tom hanks
Maybe a cat
Not a collie but I don’t care
Aggressive
Mean

I named him bubbles because when he was a puppy he was the absolute cutest thing. He would follow me around with his fat paws that looked like bubbles so that is why I named him that. It’s not very fitting anymore though, he ate about ten gophers and you don’t even want to see how he decapitated the rats in my backyard.

Merlin
Male
Collie
Manchester, GA
Personality
Playful, boisterous, elegant, loving

We have Welsh and Scottish roots and wanted to give him a name that emanated from ancient British/ Welsh mythology.