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150 Most Popular Female Dog Names of 2016 with Meaning

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So you finally found the dog you want to be part of your family for years to come and it is now time to decide on a name! Naming your dog is an important step, after all it needs to suit her as a puppy and as she matures into an adult dog. It also needs to be a name you are happy saying and hearing a lot each day! What we name our dogs also says a lot about who we are. When you are out in the dog park calling for Edward or Bella, or perhaps Darth Vader or Princess Leia you are giving a clue to other dog owners about your own likes and personality. Once it was the case that dog names were separate from our names. Nowadays rather than using names for dogs like Rover more owners are using people names. Sometimes people will name their dogs after other famous animals or people but it can also help to think about what a name means and match that up with your dog.

According to live statistics of PETMD, the largest pet website, In the first quarter of 2016 Stella is at the top of the 150 most popular female dog names.

Here is a look at the 150 most popular female dog names so far in 2016 and what their meaning is.


150 Most Popular Puppy Names for Girl Dogs - 2016 with Meaning

Rank Name Meaning
1 Stella Star
2 Bailey Sweet little girl Bailey
3 Bella Bella means beautiful in Italian and she sure is beautiful
4 Coco A cute yummy chocolate dog
5 Sophie Beautiful cute gorgeous basically pretty
6 Katie Katie is funny and sweet and loving She makes my life so much more enjoyable I cant imagine my life without her
7 Zoey life
8 Molly Nickname for Mary
9 Pandora A box of surprises
10 Lexi A good friend that stands up for you and is daring and brave
11 Anna Awesome
12 Rosie Happy and cheerful
13 Sadie Protective sister
14 Pepsi Black and Bubbly
15 Zailey to me, it means a whole lot of excitment!
16 Gracie Graceful elegant classy
17 Kiki Ruler of her domain
18 Lady she is a proper Lady
19 Lucy crazy, energetic, and loving.
20 Greta In Swedish the meaning of the name Greta is: A , meaning pearl. Famous bearer: Swedish actress Greta Garbo.
21 Liesel The name Liesl is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Liesl is: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction.
22 Kate The name Kate is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Kate is: Pure.
23 Ellie Light torch
24 Birdie The name Birdie is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Birdie is: Little bird; birdlike.
25 Oreo After the black and white cookie
26 Emma Emma Peel the fictitious secret agent
27 Talia strong and beautiful
28 Cookie A sweet treat
29Chloe Chloe is a name that I think means love. When I was going through a rough time in my life, God brought her into my life and made life worth living again. So love is Chloe and she makes my life feel fulfilled again.
30 Brownie Good name for a sweet dark chocolatecolored dog
31 Abby Always happy
32 Priscilla The name Priscilla is a Biblical baby name. In Biblical the meaning of the name Priscilla is: Ancient.
33 Jill Lots of personality
34Lola Princess of all things
35 Alyssa For talented dogs and pups
36 Skye very light and calm
37 Zoe This mean a special gift to me.
38 Ginger A spice plant that produces beautiful flowers
39 Maggie Fun, sweet, lovable, smart, playful and precious
40 Roxy Confident funloving spitfire
41 Isabella isabella as a girls name is a variant of Elizabeth Hebrew and Isabel Hebrew and the meaning of Isabella is Gods promise God is my oath See also Bella and Marisela
42 Daisy A flower
43 Tessa The name Tessa is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Tessa is: Born fourth; also a : Reaper; from Therasia.
44Pixie A tiny fairy
55 Lulu Shortcut for the human name Lourdes
46 Dixie A southern name
47 Penny Perfect for a coppercolored dog especially if they shine like a penny
48 Sydney The name Sydney comes from the English origin. In English The meaning of the name Sydney is: Variant of Sidney: Wide Island: south of the water; from Sidon. Similar Names: Cydney ( English )
49 Lily Like the flower
50 Izzy The origin of the name Izzy American and meaning of the name Izzy: God Is My Oath
51 Blondie From a nickname for a person with blond hair
52 Willow The name of the smallest Snow Faery
53 Angel Always good kind lovable perfectly well behaved
54 Dolly . Shes got a doll of a sweet personality
55 Buttons An ideal name for a small bright lively dog
56 Princess Royalty the daughter of a queen
57 Amy In French the meaning of the name Amy is: Dearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved. In common use after publication of American Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'.
58 Kelsey . Kelsey is a given name meaning 'from the ship's island'. The name could be derived from an English given name Ceolsige, which meant "ship's victory" could be an Old English place name meaning "Cenel's island."
59 Julianna In Latin the meaning of the name Julianna is: Young. Jove's child. Feminine of Julius.
60 Avery poison ivy
61 Juliet In French the meaning of the name Juliet is: Youthful;. 'Jove's child.' Star crossed lover in the Shakespearian tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
62 Carly amazing awesome dog who is kind, caring, funny, and just the perfect dog
63 Jennifer The name Jennifer is a Welsh baby name. In Welsh the meaning of the name Jennifer is: Fair one.. In Arthurian Mythology Guinevere was Arthur's queen.
64 Basil In Greek the meaning of the name Basil is: Royal. Kingly. St Basil the Great was Bishop of Caesarea in the latter half of the 4th century.
65 Kayla In English the meaning of the name Kayla is: Variants of Kay: keeper of the keys; pure. Famous bearer: Kayla is a character on daytime TV series 'Days of Our Lives.
66 Bubbles A bubbly personality lively happy
67 Buttercup The Princess from the movie The Princess Bride
68 Azzurra Benji
69 Faith The name Faith is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Faith is: Confidence; trust; belief.
70 Nikki The name Nikki is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Nikki is: Abbreviation of Nicholas. Mythological Nike was Greek goddess of victory and root origin of 'Nicholas.
71 Lindsay The name Lindsay is a Scottish baby name. In Scottish the meaning of the name Lindsay is: From the island of the lime tree. Although in the past, Lindsay was a common boys' name, today it is used more often for girls.
72 Ruby My little gem
73 Cassie . Short for Castaway a mute I found
74 Sasha Her name means helper of mankind and protector of men We got her for protection
75 Cupcake Sweet andor lovable
76 Lacey Transferred use of the English surname meaning "belonging to Lacy or Lassy." The name, derived from several French place-names, was brought to England by companions of William during the Norman Conquest.
77 AJ Ariana Jean she's a good dog
78 Harley She is a lovable dog that is part of the family
79 Gypsy Independent beautiful warrior
80 Hershey A deer. A variant transcription of Hirshel.
81 Candy In Latin the meaning of the name Candy is: Dazzling white. Bright, glowing white. Derived from the feminine of the Latin adjective meaning white. Famous bearer: George Bernard Shaw's 1898 play 'Candida'.
82 Amber Rare stone from Baltic Sea. Brawn, redish, yellow,copper.
83 Cinnamon A spice used for desserts fun name for a yellowish brown dog
84 Endora The name Endora is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Endora is: Light.
85 Anastasia She will rise again
86 Gigi Cute and sassy
87 Rylee Loyal companion
88 Carmela The name Carmela is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Carmela is: Golden.
89 Sexy Hot or gorgeous
90 Mia Means mine in Spanish
91 Ava It means cute sleepy and a bit nippy
92 Annie Grace
93 Esther In Persian the meaning of the name Esther is: Star. Refers to the planet venus. Also myrtle leaf. Also a, the Babylonian goddess of love.
94 Dj Vu Something happening again in the same spot the same time and the same place
95 April Ideal for a dog born in the springtime or month of April
96 Snickers After the candy bar
97 Holly Princess
98 Miley Twerkanator
99 Aaliyah To ascend to go up in Hebrew
100Bows As in Buttons and Bows
101 Autumn The fall season
102 Alex The name Alex comes from the English origin.meaning of the name Alex is: Abbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind.
103 Ally Celtic meaning Harmony stone noble fair and handsome ScottishGaelic meaning defender of man
104 Maddie The name Maddie is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Maddie is: Woman from Magdala.. Madeleine.
105 Blackberry dark and sweet
106 Luna Moon
107 Minnie The name Minnie is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Minnie is: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
108 Keha Like the pop singer Keha
109 Bambi Child
1010 Emily Emily
111 Belle Belle means Beauty
112 Kahlua Like Kahluas Irish Cream cool within the night
113 Alexis From the Greek name Alexis which meant helper or defender derived from Greek alexo to defend to help this was the name of a 3rdcentury BC Greek comic poet and also of several saints It is used somewhat interchangeably with the related name or Alexius bo
114 Fifi Fifth avenue. NYC girl!
115 Callie A true friend
116 Dakota Dakota is a given name derived from the name of two states in the United States: North Dakota or South Dakota, or from the name of an indigenous Native American tribe. The name is translated to mean "friend", "friendly" or "allies" in the Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee dialects of the Lakota Sioux language.
117 Blossom The name Blossom is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Blossom is: Fresh.
118 Honey Honey means that she is a sweetheart
119 Poppy Beauty and one to remember Pride
120 Rene Means reborn in French.
121 Shadow a puppy usually black that follows you everywhere with a smile on her face and a wag in her tail
122 Baby Baby is most likely my other rescued mini schnauzers sister I got them both at the same time from the pound They were likely from a puppy mill They had been abandoned and were covered with brown ticks when they came in so likely in the forest area or in it
123 Phoebe Brilliant and shining you couldnt have picked a better canine
124 Addie Adorable and addictive
125 Adelene Adelene is an English name of Germanic, Germanic, and Hebrew origin. Adelene is a variant form of the English and French name Adeline.
126 Bacon The delicious meat we all love
127 Ariel Traditionally her name means Lion of God and at times she resembles her nameFearless yet gentle and forgivingHer bark is truly mightier then her bite
128 Alice Meaning truth
129Cuddles The name Cuddle is a Scottish baby name. In Scottish the meaning of the name Cuddle is: This may have given rise to the Scottish dialect word 'cuddy', meaning donkey.
130 Cocoa Beautiful colors and sweet personality.
131 Diamond Sparkle of your heart
132 Angie Angie has created a most expressive nature, idealistic and inspirational, driven with a strong inner urge to be of service in some way that would uplift humanity as a whole.
133 Misty Covered with Misty Dew
134Skittles Ninepins in which a wooden ball or disk is used to knock down the pins.
135 Biscuit A soft bread roll
136 Cydney island in a river, riverside meadow
137 Macy The name Macy is a baby girl name. The name Macy comes from the French origin. In French The meaning of the name Macy is: Derived from medieval male form of Matthew.
138 Missy Missy is a true girlie dog Sweet and loves every one
139 Fuzzy Silky and soft
140 Julia The name Julia is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Julia is: Young. The feminine form of Julius. A character in Shakespeare's play 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'.
141 Sugar Sweet like my dog is sweet
142 Piper Piper is a special name for my dog because it fits her personality We call her Pip for short and she is definitely a little Pipsqueak
143 Pebbles Like a pebble in the ocean or lake mother nature free relaxing good happy a positive name
144Abbie Smart
155 Ashley The name Ashley is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Ashley is: Lives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'
146 Pippa "lover of horses" Origin of Pippa: English, diminutive of Philippa
147 Trixie The name Trixie is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Trixie is: Bringer of joy, brings joy. Happy
148 Jupiter The Roman name of Zeus, the most powerful of the gods of classical mythology. Note: The fifth and largest planet from the sun (the Earth is third) is named Jupiter.
149 Ella Latin word meaning she referring to the female gender
150 Ezra The name Ezra is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Ezra is: Help, helper. Famous bearer: Ezra was a 5th century BC religious reformer in the Old Testament; American poet Ezra Pound.

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