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Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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The 50 Best Southern Dog Names

Staci
Aug 5 ·

If you’re looking for the best Southern dog names, we have you covered.

Naming your dog can be one of the most difficult tasks ever. Whether you have a brand new puppy that’s never known a name or a shelter dog where you’re changing their name, the pressure is on to pick something you’ll still love years down the line. Dog names need to be catchy and easy for them to learn. It helps with recall, as well as creating some stability in their new environment.

So what do you pick? How do you make sure it’s something you’ll love later?

The best thing you can do is pick a name that’s true to you. If you have family in the South, you’re from the South, or you just love it — you can’t go wrong with a Southern name, and these are the best of them.

Pick one, or pick a variation and put your own spin on it!

Boys

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These are the best Southern names for a boy dog.

  • Ace
  • Ambrose
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Butch
  • Dallas
  • Dusty
  • Elvis
  • Fitzgerald
  • Greaser
  • Foley
  • Franklin
  • Hank
  • Huck
  • Hudson
  • Jeremiah
  • Knoxville
  • Lasso
  • Mason
  • Memphis
  • Montgomery
  • Nolan
  • Theodore
  • Weston

Girl Dog Names

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If you’re looking for the perfect name for your little girl, you can’t go wrong with one of these.

  • Abigail
  • Annabelle
  • Caroline
  • Carrie
  • Cassidy
  • Celia
  • Charlotte
  • Clarice
  • Darlene
  • Dolly
  • Florence
  • Isabelle
  • Jolene
  • Louise
  • Louisiana
  • Loretta
  • Lucille
  • Paisley
  • Patsy
  • Penelope
  • Sadie
  • Savannah
  • Sweetie
  • Theresa
  • Violet

Ultimately, a name is personal and should be entirely up to you. If you’ve spotted a female name and you have a male dog (or vice versa), don’t let that stop you! Many of these names are pretty gender neutral.

Just make sure it’s something you love and you can’t go wrong. You’ll still love it in a few years!

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Staci
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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