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

Female Whippet Dog Names

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

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