What are the Best Country Dog Names in the World?

Last Updated on April 20, 2023

Does your dog epitomize the country lifestyle? Is he a laid-back pooch that just loves wide-open spaces, horsing around, and hours spent on the porch with the family?

If your dog looks like it would effortlessly fit into a Southern story or cowboy tale, then you may want to consider giving him a country dog name

A dressed English Bulldog puppy
A cute English Bulldog wearing suspenders with a straw hut

No matter where you live, here are some of the best country dog names:

How do you pick the right country name for your dog?

Your new dog’s name will be a big part of your daily life, so choosing the right name is vital. You’ll be saying their name a lot, so it needs to suit their personality and easy to say and even shout!

You can’t be afraid or embarrassed to call your dog’s name across the dog park or use it in a puppy training class. A country dog name will be fun and unique.

A range of country themes can inspire your pup’s name, from your favorite singers to Southern towns, characters, and even food.

You don’t have to live in the South to give your dog a country name; perhaps your dog just looks or acts like he will fit into the next big Western movie!

Just look at this pup living a cowboy life:

Famous dogs with a country name

There are so many super cute dogs to follow on Instagram, some of whom boast some epic country names. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • @marniethedog – while Marnie has since passed on, this sweet Shih Tzu was known for her big eyes and lolling tongue. She has over 1.7 million followers.
  • @harlowandsage – Harlow, Sage, Indiana, Reese, and Ezra are a family of extraordinary dachshunds with over 1.7 million followers.
  • @thiswildidea – This account follows Maddie, a Coonhound from Nashville, who loves going on adventures with her owner, Theron Humphrey. The duo has 1.3 million followers on their account.
  • @buddyboowaggytails – Buddy, Boo, Bluebeary Pie, Benny, Baby Girl, and Bean are a group of super cute puppies with over 540,000 followers.
  • @graciethelabrador – Gracie is a career-trained service dog who shares her account with her friends Monty, Lincoln, and Millie. Together they have 67,000 followers.

Top Country Dog Names

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When you think of a country dog name, do you imagine cowboys, westerns, outdoor picnics, fishing, camping adventures, and hoe-downs?

You’re not alone! The sweet Southern lifestyle can act as the inspiration for many pet owners.

Your dog’s name could be inspired by inanimate objects from the countryside, such as Truck, Hay, or Fiddle, or pay homage to Patriotic ideals, like Dakota.

Alternatively, you could also decide to name your dog after your favorite trees and flowers in the countryside, such as Oak, Willow, or Clover. 

Whether you’re looking for a moniker for your scent-driven Beagle, your laid-back Labrador, your gorgeous Golden Retriever, or your crazy Collie, we have an option that will suit your pet.

Southern Female Dog Names

From Alabama to Mississippi, we’ve thought up a whole host of Southern names for your little babe. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Stella
  2. Belle
  3. Harper 
  4. Georgia
  5. Delilah
  6. Pearl
  7. June
  8. Violet
  9. Scarlett
  10. Nola 
  11. Annabelle
  12. Opal
  13. Clementine
  14. Magnolia 
  15. Mercy
  16. Caroline
  17. Sunday
  18. Blanche
  19. Faye
  20. Myrtle
  21. Annamae 
  22. Emmaline

Southern Male Dog Names

Inspired by the manly men of Southern USA, with their muddy boots, muscle cars, and stetsons, here are some Southern sounding names for your dog:

  1. Winston
  2. Jackson
  3. Jasper
  4. Shelby
  5. Porter
  6. Percy
  7. Sawyer
  8. Atticus
  9. Carter
  10. Carson
  11. Walker
  12. Huckleberry
  13. Bishop
  14. Deacon
  15. Chandler
  16. Judge
  17. Preston
  18. Tobias 
  19. Jefferson
  20. Butler
  21. Warren
  22. Charleston
  23. Prescott
  24. Bayou
  25. Moss
  26. Tupelo
  27. Ford
  28. Crawford
  29. Clement

Dog Names Inspired by Country Singers

One obvious starting point when looking for the perfect country-sounding dog name for your pet is to look to country music for inspiration. 

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Country Dog Names Inspired by Female Singers

Why not let your favorite female country singers act as inspiration and steal one of these stars’ names for your pet:

  1. Reba – after redhead Reba McEntire
  2. Shania or Twain 
  3. Dolly – for the larger-than-life Dolly Parton
  4. Faith – after the famous Faith Hill
  5. Patsy – after the late Patsy Cline
  6. Loretta – for the legendary Loretta Lynn
  7. Wynonna – for Wynonna Judd
  8. Tammy Wynette
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Tanya Tucker
  11. Carrie – after the American Idol, Carrie Underwood
  12. Gretchen – for Gretchen Wilson
  13. Jo Dee – for signer Jo Dee Messina 
  14. Martina – after Martina McBride
  15. Miranda – after Miranda Lambert
  16. Trisha – after singer Trisha Yearwood who is also the wife of Garth Brooks

Country Dog Names Inspired by Male Singers

The best country & western male singers can lend their name to your pet. Here are some of the best:

  1. Garth – after singer Garth Brooks
  2. Buck – for pioneering musician and Hee Haw host Buck Owens
  3. Waylon – after the country singer Waylon Jennings
  4. Johnny or Cash
  5. McGraw – as an ode to Tim McGraw
  6. Vince – after the ‘80s singer Vince Gill
  7. Kenny Rogers
  8. Randy – for Randy Travis
  9. Conway – after ‘70s chart-topper Conway Twitty
  10. Hank – After Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr.
  11. Kenny / Chesney
  12. Willie Nelson
  13. Merle – after Merle Haggard
  14. Blake or Shelton 
  15. Dwight – after the ‘80s singer and actor Dwight Yoakam
  16. Paisley – for Brad Paisley
  17. Billy Ray
  18. Dierks or Bentley 
  19. Trace – for singer Trace Atkins

Country Dog Names Based on Bands

Two Shih Tzu Poodle mix dogs with guitar collection
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None of the above singers sound quite right to you? Some country music greats can still inspire you by naming your dog after one of these bands:

  1. Dixie – after The Dixie Chicks
  2. Judd – after mother and daughter act, The Judds
  3. Brooks or Dunn 
  4. Lady Antebellum
  5. Zac Brown 
  6. Lonestar 
  7. Montgomery Gentry
  8. Rascal Flatts
  9. Shedaisy

Country Dog Names Based on Location and Landmarks

The best Southern towns, locations, and sites can also act as inspiration when it comes to naming your laid-back pooch. Check out these top choices:

  1. Abbott
  2. Alabama
  3. Arizona
  4. Atlanta
  5. Augusta
  6. Austin
  7. Beckley
  8. Bristol
  9. Branson
  10. Carolina
  11. Charlotte
  12. Chester
  13. Colorado
  14. Dallas 
  15. Daphne 
  16. Dawson 
  17. Dakota
  18. Delta
  19. Deadwood
  20. Dodge
  21. Dixie
  22. Durango
  23. Houston
  24. Kansas
  25. Houston
  26. Knox
  27. Louisiana
  28. Memphis
  29. Nashville
  30. Savannah
  31. Tennessee
  32. Tulsa
  33. Vernon
  34. Virginia
  35. Wheeling

Cowboy & Cowgirl Cowboy Dog Names

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Can’t get enough of dancing the night away in your boots and cowboy hat? Pick a name for your pup that reminds you of these good times:

  1. Autry – after singer and actor Gene Autry
  2. Billy – after the outlaw Billy the Kid
  3. Black Jack – after the cowboy robber Black Jack Ketchum
  4. Buffalo or Cody – after the Wild West organizer Buffalo Bill Cody
  5. Connie – after American cowgirl Connie Douglas Reeves
  6. Bullock – after the sheriff of Deadwood Seth Bullock
  7. Butch or Cassidy – after the infamous Butch Cassidy
  8. Calamity – for shooter Calamity Jane
  9. Cisco – after the fictional cowboy Cisco Kid
  10. Doc or Holiday – after dentist Doc Holiday
  11. Kit – for Kit Carson
  12. Lucille – for cowgirl Lucille Mulhall
  13. Nat – after the African-American Nat Love
  14. Oakley – for the famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley
  15. Pickett – for performer Bill Pickett
  16. Roy – for actor Roy Rogers
  17. Slim – after rodeo actor Slim Pickens
  18. Texas Jack – after cowboy Texas Jack Omohundro
  19. Wayne – for actor John Wayne
  20. Wesley – for outlaw John Wesley Hardin 

Totally Badass Country Dog Names

When you have a badass pup, it needs a tough-sounding name too! And there’s plenty of badass country names for your dog. Here are some ideas:

  1. Adder
  2. Amazon
  3. Amos 
  4. Axe
  5. Beater
  6. Bolt
  7. Bracer
  8. Crusher
  9. Champ 
  10. Danger
  11. Dozer
  12. Hammer
  13. Hunter
  14. Hornet
  15. Fang
  16. Fury
  17. Pistol
  18. Rampage
  19. Ranger
  20. Shadow
  21. Thistle
  22. Wolf

Dog Names Based on Down Home Country Cookin’

Do you love fried chicken or a homely Southern stir fry? Let your grandma’s best dishes inspire the name for your next pet:

  1. Bacon
  2. Biscuit
  3. Chili
  4. Cobbler
  5. Cornbread
  6. Cupcake
  7. Gravy
  8. Gumbo
  9. Grits
  10. Honey
  11. Meatball
  12. Muffin
  13. Pickles
  14. Pumpkin
  15. Pork Chop
  16. Pudding
  17. Shortcake
  18. Turnip
  19. Tater Tot

Traditional Country Names for Dogs

Didn’t find the perfect country name for your pooch from the names above? Are you looking for a traditional country name for your country pup?

Here are some of the dog names that have been passed on from pooch to pup over multiple generations. 

Here are some of our favorites:

    1. Foxy
    2. Gracie
    3. Jessie
    4. Jojo
    5. Lacy
    6. Lulu
    7. Roxy
    8. Sassy
    9. Bear
    10. Buddy
    11. Buster
    12. Duke
    13. Gus
    14. Hank
    15. Rex
    16. Bo

Unisex Country Dog Names

Looking for a name that could easily work for both a boy or a girl dog? Try one of these unisex names on for size:

  1. Charlie
  2. Dallas
  3. Frankie
  4. Jesse
  5. Marley
  6. Riley
  7. Sam

What Country Name Should I Give My Dog?

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If you appreciate the country’s fun, laid-back lifestyle, then picking a name for your pup that highlights this is a great idea!

The very best country dog names are both rustic and charming with a classic old-timey nature.

Whether you live on a farm with a working dog or just want to highlight your city pooch’s relaxed nature, there is bound to be a country name for you.

Have you decided which country dog name to give your pup? Leave a comment below; we’d love to know more about it! 

Further reading: Other inspiration for the perfect pet name

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