116 Best Southern Dog Names with Meanings

Country Dog Names: Southerners have always had really unique names for their dogs. They ensure that the name of the dog is a symbol of their personalities. For us dogs are more just a four-legged animal running around wagging their tails in the house. We keep our dogs with pride and like they are a member of the family.

Southern have been known for our great farms and fields, our dogs like any other family members help us manage the farm and animals in it. And therefore we love to give a tribute to our heritage by naming our pets based on it.  Here are 100 names for your four-legged buddy who is going to love you for his life:


Southern name for a male floof

our male doggos help us through the day. Whether it is running around the farm or collecting the herd or fetching the hunt or laying in the fields. For your loyal and energetic floofer here is a list of names for a male southerner:

  • Bailey: a name suited for both males and females
  • Bandit: a naughty name for your sneaky pupper
  • Bear: for a fluffy and brown dog
  • Beer: for all the beer lovers
  • Buster: a bubbly name for a male puppy
  • Budd: or buddy is a common yet peppy name for a floofer
  • Buddy: is the best suited name for your companion who stays with you through the day
  • Colonel: military reference for your army heart
  • Charlie: is a gentle name for a lazy doggo
  • Cooper: a person who makes barrels.
  • Delta: a military name for your fit pet
  • Edie: for your inquisitive pupper
  • Gunner: a name for your hunting helper!
  • Gus: a simple name for a huge doggo
  • Hugo: a sweet name for an energetic dog
  • Henry: a cute name for a male floofer
  • Hunter: a name for a ferocious doggo
  • Leroy: is a great name for a huge doggo
  • Marshall: probably the most loved name by the Southerners
  • Roots: a tribute to our nature!

Names with other Southern reference for females:

Female dogs have always been known for their gentle yet fierce nature. They protect what is their master’s like they would protect their own pupper. So consider the following list for a soothing yet deep meaning name:

  • Anne: for your extra sophisticate dog-queen!
  • Dixie: a cute name for your princess like puppy
  • Gracie: also a sweet name with Bible reference
  • Hubble: a variant of bubble
  • Hannah: also means grace
  • Lexi: short of Alexendira
  • Lela: means a dark beauty
  • Lucy: is a world famous name for medium built doggo.
  • Lulu: the most southern name you could ever come across.
  • Maisie: traditional name for a farm dog
  • Millie-Mollie: for a playful dog
  • Major: a good ol’ military name
  • Maggie: name of a family dog
  • Millie-Mollie: for a playful dog
  • Mollie: a name for a huge and gentle dog
  • Opal: name of a precious gem
  • Pearl: the drop of the ocean
  • Rosie: for a red-ish and deep red coloured companion
  • Roxy: a sassy name for your bad-ass pet
  • Ruby: best name for a deep-red coloured dog
  • Sally: a gentle name for a female doggo
  • Sadie: a cute name for your simple doggie
  • Sunday: is the famous name for the most loved day of a week
  • Trixie: traditional name of small and big doggos
  • Violet: as in the flowers and the colour

Southern names based on Food/ food ingredients:

Southerners have always had a great taste in food and that can be seen in the variety of the food that we cook and eat! The herbs and the exotic food we make is the epitome of how much we love our taste-buds therefore here is a tribute to our tasty food and names for dogs that would keep reminding you of the yummy treats:


  • Anna-Banana: a cute yet yummy name for your female Retriever.
  • Basil: is a type of herb
  • Biscuit: a peppy name for an energetic  dog, it is also our favourite tea-time snack
  • Butter: name for a small dog, probably the most used milk-based ingredients in our kitchen
  • Bacon: the favourite meat of Southerners. And a great name to give to a beefy dog
  • Bourbon: the beautiful whiskey
  • Buutercup: another sweet name for your baking buddy
  • Brisket: a beef delicacy
  • Candy: an all time favourite sweet for kids
  • Chips: based on the salty snack that accompanies every burger
  • Cookie: a cute name for your bakery friend
  • Clover: is a spice
  • Gumbo: the famous meal from Louisiana.
  • Hazel: for your honey eyed puppy!
  • Honey: for your extra sweet and caring puppy
  • Jamie: a longer and a cuter name derived from Jam
  • Muffin: a sweet small cake, for a bakery owner dog-parent
  • Moon-pie: is a much loved desert for the Southerners
  • Pepper: a kind of spice that adds to the perkiness of the food.
  • Peaches: is the most loved fruit for Southerners
  • Sweet-tea: also sounds like Sweety.
  • Sugar: for your sweet little friend
  • Sage: a herb and also it means a hermit
  • Tater: over-cooked potatoes
  • Okra: another name for lady-finger

Southern names based on Pop Culture references:

With being a Southerner comes a lot of creativity. South has given the art industry a hug contribution by nurturing few of the best artists in the world known for their music, arts and writing. Here is a remembrance for them!

  • Atticus: the famous character from to kill a mockingbird
  • Bennet: means blessed, could be used as a short-form of Benedict
  • Benedict: maybe like Benedict Cumberbatch, guess we’ll never know!
  • Becky: name of Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend
  • Clint: as in Clint Eastwood
  • Dawson: a faithful lover
  • Dolly: the famous Tennessee singer.
  • Earl: a royal name
  • Elvis: based on the pop artist Elvis Presley
  • Emma: the famous novel by Emily Bronte, the best name for a female floofer
  • Emily: the famous author Emily Bronte!
  • Gump: the famous character Forrest Gump
  • Gunther: a military name for your huge doggo
  • Harley: the motorcycle brand!
  • Harper: name of a famous author
  • Helen: based on the name of the woman who conquered blindness and learnt communication
  • Hudson: a type of car
  • Lee: short for Harper Lee, a famous author
  • Louis: based on the famous musician known for his trumpet
  • Patsy: based on the young musician Patsy Cline
  • Percy: or percy Jackson the famous children novel
  • Shelby: a famous author
  • Sawyer: as in Tom Sawyer, for your naughty pup
  • Nellie: based on a famous TV show
  • Kiki: could be a kiki-do-you-love-me reference
  • Jackson: surname of Hugh Jackson.
  • Warren: the name of famous personality: Warren Buffet
  • Zora: a name of a famous author

Southern names based on cities and states:

Our cities are one of the cleanest and the greenest in the world. This marks as too how progressive and fertile our country is. Naming our dog on these cities will help us flourish and the keep the dog healthy:

  • Ash: for Ashville, and also a grey/ black coloured doggo
  • Atlanta: name of a town, and also the name of Aqua Man’s mother
  • Auburn: located in eastern Alabama, best name for a dark orange-ish dog
  • Austin: capital of Texas, known for its delicacies
  • Biloxi: located near Mississippi, this name has a nice ring for a fluffy dog.
  • Charlotte: located in North Carolina, this name will be great for a sophisticated fluffy dog.
  • Georgia: located in Atlanta, this is another female name for a beautiful and majestic breed.
  • Houston: houses the NASA mission control, is a great name for a male dog with medium to large built
  • Knox: short for Knoxville
  • Lexy: or Lexington, a name for a little puppy
  • Madison: many towns have this name
  • Montgomery: located in Alabama, this  name is best for a male dog who loves to run around
  • Monroe: could be a Marilyn Monroe reference and a city in South.
  • Myrtle: name of a beach, and also Harry Potter reference!
  • Parker: short for Parksberg
  • Savannah: located near Atlantic coast, is a nice name for a medium-large built female floofer.
  • Tampa: sounds like an ideal name for a collie or a golden retriever.
  • Virginia: harbors a lot of historical site, is a great name for a female Collie-like built dog.
  • Winston: for a huge loyal floofer


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