Country Dog Names: 200+ Country, Southern & Western Dog Names

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Best | Female | Male | Country Life | Geography | Country Music | Country Songs | Country Singers & Bands | Famous Western Figures | Southern Food

Some purebred dogs are registered under long, fancy names, but most pet owners assign a short, relatable name to their best friend.

Country dog names are often short and exude friendliness, which is what an owner wants in a family dog.

The right name rolls off the tongue and seems to fit your dog. Even if you live in highly urbanized New York City, your dog can still have a name that brings to mind a simpler lifestyle, barbeques on a hot night, Sunday dinner, and hunting, fishing, or camping trips. These names can reflect the countryside, the South, or the West.

Our curated list will give you name ideas so you can pick the perfect name for your dog.

Best Country Dog Names

  • Charlie
  • Ruby
  • Rosie
  • Daisy
  • Molly
  • Willow
  • Bear
  • Roxy
  • Toby
  • Marley
  • Rocky
  • Frankie
  • Honey
  • Ollie
  • Penny
  • Buster
  • Dolly
  • Beau
  • Cookie
  • Rex
  • Lulu
  • Riley
  • Finn
  • Lucky
  • Sam
  • Hunter
  • Scout
  • Scout
  • Diesel
  • Ellie
  • Jax
  • Rudy
  • Joey
  • Rusty
  • Benny
  • Jake
  • Ace
  • Chico
  • Moose
  • Sunny
  • Cody
  • Dixie
  • Roscoe
  • Oakley
  • Trixie
  • Bandit
  • River
  • Sage
  • Bubba
  • Levi
  • Foxy
  • Gypsy
  • Ryder

Southern Dog Name Ideas (Male & Female)

Just as country-influenced names for people have an unpretentious charm, those for dogs do as well. Here are a handful of popular dog names;

Female Dog Names

  • Annabelle
  • Annamae or Annie Mae
  • Azalea
  • Belle
  • Blanche
  • Caroline
  • Clementine
  • Dakota
  • Delilah
  • Emmaline or Emmeline
  • Faith
  • Faye
  • Flannery (as in author O’Connor)
  • Georgia
  • Gracie
  • Harper (as in author Lee)
  • June
  • Magnolia (Maggie)
  • Mercy
  • Myrtle
  • Nola (after New Orleans)
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Savannah
  • Scarlett
  • Stella
  • Sunday
  • Sweet Tea
  • Twitty
  • Violet
  • Virginia (Ginny)
  • Zora (as in author Neale Hurston)

Male Dog Names

  • Atticus (the hero in To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Bayou
  • Bishop
  • Butler
  • Carson (as in author McCullers)
  • Carter
  • Chandler
  • Charleston (Charlie)
  • Clement (Clem)
  • Crawford
  • Deacon
  • Ford
  • Huckleberry (Huck)
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Judge
  • Moss
  • Percy
  • Porter
  • Prescott
  • Preston
  • Rhett
  • Sawyer
  • Shelby
  • Tobias (Toby)
  • Tupelo
  • Walker (as in author Percy)
  • Warren
  • Winston 

Need a bit more inspiration? Here’s a list of 260+ Country Boy Names that might inspire your country dog name.

Names Associated With Country Life

If you don’t want to name your dog a “people name,” there are loads of other choices that can reinforce your country theme. Country-inspired names might reflect inanimate objects that are a part of country life, country or western music, places, foods, or natural phenomena found in the south.

Terms Relevant to Country Life

  • Antler
  • Armadillo
  • Bandit
  • Blaze
  • Bourbon
  • Buck
  • Butch
  • Campfire
  • Chaps
  • Coyote
  • Gator
  • Lasso
  • Outlaw
  • Pitchfork
  • Rawhide
  • Rodeo
  • Rustler
  • Saddle
  • Spur
  • Stallion
  • Storm
  • Strawberry Wine
  • Trapper
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Whiskey

Country Geography And Dog Names

Many cities and states make good pet names, but some are much better suited for country dog names.  Ideal choices are known to most people and have a Southern flair to them.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arlington
  • Asheville
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Bexley
  • Carolina
  • Charleston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Memphis
  • Mississippi
  • Nashville
  • Nola (New Orleans)
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Tulsa
  • Virginia

Show Your Love Of Country Music With A Dog Name

Your dog can honor your favorite country star or group, a song name, or even the music genre. In keeping with the double-naming trend popular in the south, you can use the whole name for your pooch or just use the first or last name.

Instruments and Music Terms

  • 12-String
  • Accordion
  • Banjo
  • Harmonica
  • Capo
  • Fiddle
  • Keyboard
  • Squeezebox

Country Songs

  • Chattahoochee
  • Crazy
  • Elvira
  • Gambler
  • Jolene
  • Lucille
  • Paradise

Country Singers & Bands

  • Alabama
  • Billy Ray
  • Blake (Shelton)
  • Carrie (Underwood)
  • Cash (Johnny Cash)
  • Charlie (Daniels)
  • Chesney (Kenney)
  • Chicks (The Chicks)
  • Delta Dawn
  • Dolly (Parton)
  • Emmylou (Harris)
  • Fancy
  • Folsom
  • Garth (Garth Brooks)
  • Hank (Williams)
  • John (Prine)
  • Judd (The Judds)
  • Kacey (Musgraves)
  • Lonestar
  • Loretta (Lynn)
  • McGraw (Tim McGraw)
  • Meryl(Haggard)
  • Miranda (Lambert)
  • Opry
  • Paisley (Brad Paisley)
  • Patsy (Cline)
  • Perry (The Band Perry)
  • Rascal (Flatts)
  • Ray (Price)
  • Reba (Reba McEntire)
  • Shania (Twain)
  • Sugarland
  • Taylor (Swift)
  • Trisha (Yearwood)Twang
  • Waylon (Jennings)
  • Willie (Nelson)
  • Wynona (Judd)

Famous Figures Of The Old West

The old West also offers plenty of great name ideas for your new dog. This list evokes a sense of wide-open spaces, even a little badass flair.

  • Annie or Oakley (Sharpshooter Annie Oakley)
  • Billy (Outlaw Billy the Kid)
  • Baxter (Cowboy Baxter Black)
  • Bullock (Lawman Seth Bullock)
  • Butch (Outlaw Butch Cassidy)
  • Buffalo Bill or Cody (Soldier Buffalo Bill Cody)
  • Calamity (Sharpshooter Calamity Jane)
  • Carson (Kit Carson)
  • Champion (Rancher Nate Champion)
  • Clay (Cowboy Clay Carr)
  • Connie (Cowgirl Connie Douglas Reeves)
  • Davy (Frontiersman Davy Crockett)
  • Doc (Gunslinger Doc Holliday)
  • Eaton (Cowboy Frank Eaton)
  • Fisher (Gunslinger John King Fisher)
  • Harvey (Outlaw Harvey Logan)
  • Holiday (Doc Holiday)
  • Jack (Outlaw Jack Dunlop)
  • Jesse (Outlaw Jesse James)
  • Ketchum (Outlaw Tom Ketchum)
  • Lucille (Cowgirl Lucille Mulhall)
  • Maynard (Cowboy Frank H. Maynard)
  • Milton (Lawman Jeff Milton)
  • Montie (Cowboy Montie Montana)
  • Nash (Pioneer Henry Nash)
  • Nat (Cowboy Nat Love)
  • Kitty (Female cowboy Kitty Canutt)
  • Oakley (Sharpshooter Annie Oakley)
  • Oliver (Rancher Oliver Loving)
  • Pearl (Outlaw Pearl Heart)
  • Pickett (Cowboy Bill Pickett)
  • Reg (Cowboy Reg Kesler)
  • Slim (Cowboy actor Slim Whitaker)
  • Theodore (President Theodore Roosevelt)
  • Tibbs (Cowboy Casey Tibbs)
  • Ty (Cowboy Ty Murray)
  • Wild Bill (Folk hero Wild Bill Hickok)
  • Wyatt (Lawman Wyatt Earp)

Names Inspired By Souther Food

Southern and other country cooking is memorable, and the names of popular dishes might work for your dog. Every time you call your pup, you might think of delicious foods your mother or Memaw cooked.

  • Bacon
  • Beans
  • Biscuit
  • Blueberry
  • Brisket
  • Buddy
  • Buttermilk
  • Casserole (Cassie for short)
  • Chicory
  • Cobbler
  • Cornbread
  • Dumpling
  • Hambone
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Hotcakes
  • Gravy
  • Grits
  • Gumbo
  • Peaches
  • Pecan
  • Pie
  • Pork Chop
  • Pot Pie
  • Pound Cake
  • Pudding
  • Skillet
  • Sweet Potato
  • Sweet Tea
  • Tater

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