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100+ Classic and Traditional Names for Dogs

In years past, dog owners gave their pets “dog” names, not people names. Classic and Traditional names for dogs, such as Bandit, Rover, and Lassie, are making a comeback. These old-fashioned names are wonderful nostalgic names. Here is a comprehensive list of classic and traditional names for dogs:

For Male Dogs:

Astro (from the Jetsons)

Balto

Bandit

Barney

Baron

Bear

Beau or Bo

Benjie

Bentley

Blue

Bubba

Buddy

Braun

Bruiser

Buster

Brownie

Casey

Chips

Dusty

Fido

Fitz

Fritz

Goofy

Hobbes

King

Laddie

Loyal

Lord

Max

Moose

Odin

Old Yeller

Prince

Ranger

Rebel

Red

Rex

Riley

Rin Tin Tin

Rocky

Roscoe

Rover

Rowen

Shep – Shepard – Sheperd

Snoopy

Spot

Winston

Woody

Zeus

For Female Dogs:

Bella

Buttercup

Candy

Cupid

Daisy

Foxy

Gypsy

Lady

Lassie

Lucy

Luna

Maisie

Molly

Moxie

Nova

Penny

Pippie

Princess

Queenie

Tulip

Valentine

Unisex Names for Dogs:

Bailey

Bean

Blixen

Comet

Dopey

Half-Pint

Happy

Malarkey

Nickel

Prancer

Rowdy

Shiloh

Spot

Teddy

Toto (from the Wizard of Oz)

Tuesday

For additional classic names, see this post:

https://pickapetname.com/2019/12/11/military-names-for-dogs-or-horses/

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