Having in mind that Southerners are very attached to their families, people tend to choose their names for a new dog in the family, as it will emphasize that the dog is more than just a pet.
These dog names are terms of endearment in a Southern household and what is even more important they carry the feeling of love towards the pet.
Thus, we have made a collection of classic Southern names for your male or female dog that we considered pretty cute names which can fit any dog.
Traditional Southern Male Dog Names
- Bear: A popular name for a brown country dog
- Buddy: A traditional dog name for that faithful companion that will never leave you
- Buster: Southern name for a playful puppy.
- Duke: A regal and traditional Southern namesake for a dog that respects all the commands
- Gus: Ideal name for a dog that will grow old with you and sit with you on the porch
- Marley: Perfect for a friendly outdoor dog
- Rex: A name for a tough dog, like a pitbull
Traditional Southern Female Dog Names
- Foxy: Popular name for a dog with a red or orange coat
- Gracie: A classic Southern name for a beautiful long-coated shepherd dog
- Jessie: A name for a dog with a Southern rebellious streak
- Jojo: A name that fits both a male or female dog.
- Lacy: Often used for female farm dogs
- Lulu: A really Southern name for a dog
- Roxy: A beautiful name for a show dog type
- Sassy: A name for a young girl pup
Dog Names Popular in the South
Country Dog Names
Western Dog Names
Dog Names Inspired by Country Singers
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How to Create More Southern Dog Names
Now, after going through all these names and you still cannot quite find the right name, but you really want to give a Southern name to your new family member, here are some suggestions that will help you create your own yet Southern name.
Use Tree and Flower Names: Oak, Willow, and Clover are great examples of using nature for name ideas. If you like spending a lot of time outdoors just like your dog, it makes sense to name it after some sort of growth.
Patriotic Names: You can always choose to dedicate your dog’s name to a city, state, or heroes from history, such as Dakota, Arizona, Lincoln, or Winslow.
Inanimate Objects: another option is to name your dog after some things that are typical of the countryside, such as Truck, Fiddle, or Hay.