Top 15 Red Dog Names

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There are numerous names that are favorites for owners with red furry besties. One tip for naming your pooch is to pick a name that is the closest tone to the color of their fur. For example, a reddish pooch could easily go by the name Ginger. Many color names abound throughout history, and come from books, such as Molly from John Dies at the End, or from food, such as Merlot, Nutmeg or Cinnamon. You can find names from nature, such as Garnet or Poppy. Or take the name of a famous redhead, such as Disney's Ariel, or TVs Lucille. Look around you and you're likely to find many candidates of names to give your new red friend.

Another tip for naming your red-furred canine is to find a name that means red in a different language. Roja would be lovely for a lovely red girl. Of course, if your pooch reminds you of the properties of something that is known to be a reddish color, then this makes the name even more meaningful. For more in-fur-mation about the top ten monikers you can give your red-furred pooch, keep on reading.


One of the most famous names for a dog, whether red or not, is the name, Rusty. If your pooch is red-furred, this gives the moniker even more meaning. 


Another dog name that is reminiscent of a red-brown color is Copper. The name is pawfect for a pooch whose fur is copper in color. 


If your pooch is the protector of the family, then Brick is a furrific name for them since bricks are used to build walls that keep the home intact.

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Whiskey is an excellent name for a fun-loving tail-wagger that is red-brown in color. Just remember to keep your Whiskey under control when you decide to have fun with them.


Idouma is the Greek word for red. If you are looking for a unique name for a red pooch, then this is the pawfect choice for a dog moniker.


Fagan means rusty in Gaelic. The name is unique for a red colored pooch whose name you want to stand out from all other red-furred canines.  


Miaka is a woofderful name for a female dog that has red fur. The name means beautiful red in Japanese.


Flan is a baked dish with a savory filling that is brownish-red in color. The name is excellent for a doggy that is red in color. 


Russel is an Old English word meaning red-haired. Sounding almost imperial, this name would suit a well behaved ginger pooch!


Terra means ‘fired earth,’ and terracotta is a range of colors that look a lot like fired clay which is typically brown-orange and almost red in color. Terra is a catchy name for a pooch with red colored fur.