Wellington Dog Names

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Introduction

The capital and second most populated urban area in New Zealand, Wellington is located at the southwestern end of the North Island. The city is one of New Zealand’s main seaports for both domestic and international shipping and is the center of New Zealand’s film and special effects industries. Wellington is the windiest city in the world with an average wind speed of 17mph. The majority of the city is surrounded by water and the Wellington region includes 190 square miles of regional parks and forests.

A city offering plenty of cultural opportunities and nature experiences, Wellington is also a great place to turn to find a unique name idea for your canine companion.

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Wellington Dog Name Considerations

Sometimes you have a name chosen for your pup before you even meet for the first time. Other times, deciding on just what to name your new best pal is a bit more complicated. If you are struggling to decide on just the right name for your dog, you are certainly not alone. And why not take the task seriously? After all, you will be calling your pup by whatever name that you choose for years to come.

If the right name is not coming to mind, it can help to think of what is important to you in a name. If one of the things that you are looking for is that the name be unique and have meaning, turning to Wellington, New Zealand is a great way to go about getting ideas. Home to over 400,000 individuals, the city offers natural beauty and plenty of ways to spend time, both indoors and out. Not only will you be able to come across a unique moniker for your dog, but you will be able to find a name that brings a beautiful place to mind each time you call for your pup.

With a name from Wellington, you will receive regular reminders of a place that is special to you. 

Male Wellington Dog Names

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Wellington
For the capital of New Zealand
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Aro
For Te Aro, an inner-city suburb of Wellington
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Miramar
A suburb of Wellington located southeast of the city center
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Thorndon
A historic inner suburb of Wellington
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Kelburn
A central suburb of Wellington
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Owhiro
For Owhiro Bay, a southern suburb of Wellington
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Lyall
For Lyall Bay, a bay and suburb on the south side of the Rongotai isthmus in Wellington
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Frank
For Frank Kitts Park along the waterfront of Wellington
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Pen
For Pencarrow Coastal Trail in Wellington
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Plimmerton
For Plimmerton Beach in Wellington
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Percy
For Percy’s Reserve, a native forest gully with a waterfall and native plant collections
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William
For William’s Reserve in Wellington
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Brendan
For Brendan Beach, a beach in the greater Wellington area
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Kau
For Kau Bay in Wellington
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Butch
For Butcher Track
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Kio
For Kio Bay, near Oriental Bay in Wellington
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Pokey
For Hokey Pokey ice cream, popular in New Zealand
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Cook
For the Cook Strait, a strait that separates the North and South islands of New Zealand
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Hutt
For the Hutt Valley, a large area of fairly flat land
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Barrett
For Barrett Reef, located on the western side of the entrance to Wellington Harbor
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Lowry
For Mount Lowry
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Peter
For Filmmaker Peter Jackson, who is from Wellington
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Russell
For actor Russell Crowe, who is from Wellington
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Raybon
For Raybon Kan, a comedian and columnist from Wellington
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Emmett
For Emmett Skilton, an actor, producer and director from Wellington
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Paddy
For Paddy the Wanderer, a well-known dog who lived in Wellington
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Clive
For Clive Revill, a singer, actor and voice artist from Wellington
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Ben
For Ben Lummis, who won the first season of “New Zealand Idol”
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Jemaine
For Jemaine Clement of the duo "Flight of the Concords"
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Frankie
For Frankie Stevens, a judge on New Zealand Idol, who is from Wellington

Female Wellington Dog Names

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Victoria
For Mount Victoria, a prominent hill to the east of central Wellington
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Brooklyn
A suburb of Wellington
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Makara
For Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park in Wellington
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Khandallah
For Khandallah Park, a Wellington suburb northeast of the center of the city
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Rata
For Rata Ridge, a trail that runs along the ridge between Mount Lowry and Walnuiomata
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Rimutaka
For the Rimutaka Rail Trail in Wellington
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Kaukau
For Mount Kaukau located on the western side of Wellington Harbor
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Titahi
For Titahi Bay, a suburb in the Wellington area whose cliffs are known for rock climbing
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Wahine
For the Wahine Memorial Park in Wellington
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Princess
For Princess Bay, a beach in southern Wellington
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Shelly
For Shelly Bay on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula
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Tinakori
For Tinakori Hill in Wellington
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Waiohine
For Waiohine Gorge in the Tararua Forest Park
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Sunshine
For Sunshine Bay in Wellington
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Katherine
For Katherine Mansfield Memorial Park
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Awhea
For the Awhea River, which runs close to the North Island’s southernmost point
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Waipoua
For the Waipoua River, located in the Wellington Region
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Tararua
For the Tararua Mountain Range
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Hangi
Traditional Maori hangi is meat and vegetables slow-cooked in an underground oven; popular in New Zealand
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Kina
A type of sea urchin popular for eating in New Zealand
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Pavlova
A popular dessert in New Zealand
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Jaffa
Jaffas are small sugar coated chocolate balls with an orange flavor
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Manuka
For Manuka Honey
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Kumara
A special sweet potato eaten in New Zealand
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Paua
A large sea snail eaten in New Zealand
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Kerry
For Kerry Fox, an actress from Wellington
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Jane
For Jane Campion, a screenwriter, producer and director born in Wellington
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Lettie
For Lettie Allen, a public servant, political activist, feminist and local politician from Wellington
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Melissa
For Melissa Moon, a long distance running champion from Wellington
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Rosita
For Rosita Vai, the winner of the second season of New Zealand Idol, who was born in Wellington

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