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Introduction

Tennessee is a state that is as diverse as its people. West Tennessee is home to Memphis, adopted home of Elvis. It was in Memphis that the infamous Sun Records recording studio operated. Here, rock and roll musicians Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded hit songs as did blues musicians such as Howling Wolf. In the east, Tennessee rests at the Southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. Beautiful natural scenery is preserved in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In the middle of the state rests Nashville, the home of country music. Yes, the state of Tennessee is a highly interesting place with a uniqueness all its own. Shouldn't a dog's name influenced by the great state of Tennessee be just as original?

Tennessee Dog Names in Pop Culture

Tennessee Dog Name Considerations

Tennessee is special in that some dog breeds carry the state name - the Tennessee Treeing Brindle, for instance. Representing the state well, the Tennessee Treeing Brindle is known for running its prey up a tree and "singing" until his human hunting companion arrives. With origins in the Appalachians, the Treeing Brindle is truly worthy of its Tennessean heritage. 

According to a Time magazine article, the most popular breeds in Tennessee are the Labrador Retriever, the German Shepherd, and the Beagle. (It is no surprise that two of the top three are hunting dogs.) The Labrador Retriever is an all-around hunting dog, but his chief purpose on the hunting field is to retrieve fallen waterfowl. Citizens of Eastern Tennessee particularly enjoy duck and goose hunting, and the Lab is invaluable in this area. The Beagle is generally used for small game hunting, very popular in middle and Eastern Tennessee. However, some deer hunters use the scent hound for his tracking ability. 

The German Shepherd is especially popular around Nashville. His experience as a guard dog and a police dog make him invaluable in the country music mecca. In addition, designer dogs such as the Maltipoo and the Pomchi are popular across the state. 

Male Tennessee Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Peyton
Peyton Manning, legendary quarterback for the University of TN
6
Smoky
Refers to the Smoky Mountains in Eastern TN; this name fits a silver or gray pup
6
Knox
A nod to the home of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville
6
Grainger
A county in Tennessee; this is a great name for a Treeing Walker Coonhound
5
Ranger
Perfect name for a scent hound who wanders a great range to find his prey
5
Tellico
A river in TN, this name fits a Labrador Retriever used for duck hunting
5
Aniwaya
Cherokee word for "wolf"; this name is perfect for a Husky or a German Shepherd
5
Trigger
A piece on a gun; this is a perfect name for a Basset Hound
4
Eddy
Eddy Arnold, musician, hails from Henderson, TN
4
Le Conte
A peak in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park; this name is great for a Rottie or a German Shepherd
3
Bear
Black bears are plentiful throughout Tennessee
3
Ernie
Refers to country music legend Tennessee Ernie Ford
3
Daniel Boone
Boone helped forge the Wilderness Trail, part of which ran into Eastern TN
3
Lester
Bluegrass musician Lester Flatt hails from Overton County, TN
3
Rocky
"Rocky Top" refers to the Smoky Mountains and is also a song associated with the University of TN
2
Cade
As in Cade's Cove, a beautiful area inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
2
Checkers
This is a nod to the University of Tennessee; this name fits a small dog such as a Yorkie
1
Elvis
The King of Rock and Roll was a transplanted Tennessean
1
Kane
Country music artist Kane Brown hails from Chattanooga
1
Gunner
A great name for a hunting dog, especially the Tennessee Treeing Brindle
1
Chet
Chet Atkins, country musician, hails from Luttrell, TN
1
Remi or Remmy
Hunters often use the Remington brand gun in the field
1
Mitchell
As in Mount Mitchell, a peak in the Smoky Mountains
0
Billy Ray
A nod to Billy Ray Cyrus, country music singer and actor
0
Agee
Refers to James Agee, a writer from Knoxville
0
Nashville
The birthplace of country music, one of the largest cities in TN
0
Tank
Refers to the tank gun; this name fits a large, muscular dog
0
Cosby
A creek in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
-1
Davy
The King of the Frontier, Davy Crockett, was a native of Green County, TN
-3
Emory
A river in Tennessee; this is a great name for a Maltipoo or Chipom

Female Tennessee Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Dinah
Actress Dinah Shore hails from Winchester
6
Ahyoka
Cherokee meaning "she brings happiness"
6
Dolly
Country music singer Dolly Parton (Sevierville) owns Dollywood in Pigeon Forge
6
Pigeon
Rivers in Eastern Tennessee
5
Nikki
Poet Nikki Giovanni hails from Knoxville
5
Aniwodi
This Cherokee name means "healer;" this would make a great name for a Blue or Red Heeler
5
Cabela
Cabela's is a hunting outfitter company; this name is perfect for a hunting dog
5
Lisa Marie
Elvis' daughter was raised in Memphis
4
Stormy
The Smokies experience some strong storms; this name would make a great name for a silver colored dog
4
Sequoia
A Cherokee educator
4
Shebly
Refers to Shelby County; this name is perfect for a designer dog
4
Patsy
Country music star Patsy Cline died in a plane crash in Camden
2
Inola
Cherokee for "black fox;" this name is perfect for a black Pomeranian
2
Shiloh
Location of an infamous Civil War battle
2
Gracelyn
This is a variation of Graceland, Elvis' home in Memphis
2
Aretha
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, hails from Memphis
2
Minnie
Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl hails from Centreville
2
Sandy
The Big Sandy River runs through Eastern TN; this name is perfect for a Yellow Lab
1
Hattie
Hattie Caraway was the first woman elected to the state senate; she hails from Bakerville
1
Foxy
The red fox is seen heavily throughout the Great Smoky Mountain Park
0
Dixie
Actress Dixie Carter was born in McLemoresville and grew up in Memphis
0
Charlotte
A town in TN; this name is perfect for a Golden Retriever
0
Cybil Shepherd
Actress Cybil Shepherd hails from Memphis
-1
Vollie
The mascot of the University of TN is the Volunteer
-1
Cherokee
The largest Native American group in TN
-1
Winnie
Can refer to the Winchester gun company, which would make this name perfect for a hunting dog
-1
Tina
Ageless vocalist Tina Turner hails from Brownsville
-2
Little Piney
A river in Tennessee; a great name for a scent hound
-3
Annie
Refers to Annie Oakley, this would make a great name for a hunting dog
-3
Tammy
Tammy Wynette, country singer, lived most of her life in Nashville

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