Whippet Dog Names

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Introduction

Whippet dogs are a smaller breed of greyhounds. Nicknamed Snap Dogs due to their knack for snapping up prey, they are recognized for their elegant look, lean physique, gentle expression and an incredible ability to run full speed ahead. Despite its active nature, however, Whippet dogs are also known to be couch potatoes who love to stay indoors and snooze the day away. Additionally, a Whippet’s coat is short, which makes it easier to maintain. All these qualities make Whippet dogs a popular pet choice, especially for those who are looking for a calm indoor dog and a loyal companion. 

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Whippet Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your Whippet dog is no simple feat and must be taken seriously, since this is the name that they will carry for the rest of their lives. Think of it as choosing a name for your kid! The Whippet is such a unique breed and deserves an equally unique name. For the Whippet breed, there seems to be an inclination for short names that can easily be recognized by the dogs, preferably one or two syllables at most. Ideally, the name that you will be giving to your Whippet dog should not sound similar to the names of other family members or close friends who frequent your household. This is important so that your dog can avoid any confusion when being called. Also, if your Whippet pup has any special quirks or characteristics, you can use that as inspiration for its name.

Male Whippet dog names usually reflect the size, color, personality, strength or country of origin of the breed. On the other hand, female Whippet dog names are often mellower and are indicative of the Whippet dog’s gentle and loving personality. These are some of the considerations to remember when choosing the perfect name for your Whippet. 

Male Whippet Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Barny
German name meaning "brave as a bear"
8
Harry
German name meaning "home ruler"
7
Jasper
Persian name meaning "treasurer"
6
Ace
Means "one" in Latin
6
Magnus
Latin term meaning "great"
6
Scout
Someone who watches or observes
5
Beau
Means "handsome" in French
5
Jacob
Hebrew name meaning "supplanter"
5
Lucky
Means "fortunate"
4
Bailey
Old French name meaning "bailiff"
4
Bandit
Means "outlaw" or "robber"
4
Boris
Slavonic name meaning "battle"
4
Connor
Gaelic name meaning "lover of hounds"
4
Cosmo
Means "order" in Greek
3
Luther
German name meaning "people's army"
2
Antony
Latin name meaning "praiseworthy"
2
Buzz
To move at a quick pace
2
Chief
Someone who has a high ranking or authority
2
Diesel
A kind of fuel
2
Dillon
French name meaning "like a lion"
2
Gunther
Means "battle" in German
2
Isaac
Hebrew name meaning "he will laugh"
1
Angus
Gaelic name meaning "one choice"
1
Dash
Means "to run fast"
1
Rascal
Refers to someone who is playfully naughty
0
Finn
Gaelic name meaning "fair"
0
Leo
Latin term for "lion"
-1
Duke
A term referring to a male monarch
-1
Guy
Means "guide" in French
-2
Logan
Gaelic name which means "hollow"

Female Whippet Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Roxy
Persian name meaning "star"
5
Dora
Greek name meaning "gift"
5
Kimi
Hawaiian pet form of Kimberley
4
Lucy
Means "light" in Latin
4
Marley
Means "pleasant wood"
4
Phoebe
Greek name meaning "bright"
3
Luna
Means "moon" in Latin
3
Maggie
Greek name meaning "pearl"
3
Pixie
A playful, fairy-like being
3
Sunny
Means "full of sunlight"
3
Zoe
Greek name meaning "life"
2
Blossom
Means "to flower or bloom"
2
Heidi
German name meaning "noble one"
2
Pepper
A kind of spice
2
Sophie
Greek name meaning "wisdom"
2
Stella
Means "star" in Latin
2
Zelda
German name meaning "gray warrior"
1
Chica
Spanish for "little girl"
1
Ella
Greek name meaning "torch"
1
Eva
Hebrew name meaning "life"
0
Jinx
Latin name meaning "magic charm"
0
Rosie
Latin name meaning "rose"
0
Vicki
Latin name meaning "conqueror"
-1
Amy
French name meaning "loved"
-1
Bambi
Italian name meaning "young girl"
-1
Lexi
Greek name meaning "man's defender"
-2
Jade
A precious stone of green color
-2
Mindy
Pet form of the name Melinda
-2
Sadie
Hebrew name meaning "princess"
-3
Sassy
Means "lively" or "jaunty"

Community Dogs with Whippet Names

Kizzie's name story for Whippet Dog Names
Kizzie
Female
Whippet
Belfast, ME

She is a rescue dog and was named when she adopted us.

Finix's name story for Whippet Dog Names
Finix
Male
Whippet
Decatur, TX
Personality
Playful
Intelligent
Sweet

Named after his champion grandmother, Fifi