You don’t have to live in the south to give your new pooch one of these 12 sweet country dog names!
From names inspired by some of the most famous country music singers to those straight out of the hottest southern travel destinations, anyone can appreciate these fun monikers!
We’ve included names for both boy and girl dogs, as well as where they come from.
Check them out, then tell us which ones are your favorites!
Our Favorite Country Dog Names
FEMALE DOG NAMES
Just a quick update: we removed the name “Dixie” from our list because it has such negative connotations.
The name Cheyenne is of Native American origin meaning- An Algonquian tribe of the Great Plains. Cheyenne is a small town, located in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.
The name Reba is of Hebrew origin meaning- Fourth born. Reba McEntire, a country singer from McAlester, Oklahoma, who has 26 #1 songs including Little Rock, You Lie and Consider Me Gone.
The name Dolly is from Greek origin meaning- A vision and from the English origin meaning- Gift of God. You really can’t find a sweeter southern woman to name your dog after than Dolly Parton!
The name Faith is of Latin origin meaning- To trust. Faith Hill, a country singer from Ridgeland, Mississippi, who has 11 #1 songs including This Kiss, Wild One and Breathe.
The name Georgia is of Greek origin meaning- Farmer. Georgia is a southern state in the U.S. Georgia on My Mind, from Hoagy Carmichael, is the official state song of Georgia.
MALE DOG NAMES
The name Austin is from Latin origin meaning- Majestic dignity. Austin is the capital city of Texas.
The name Buck is from Old English origin meaning- Male deer. Buck Owens, a country music singer from Sherman, Texas, who has 21 #1 songs including I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail, Your Tender Loving Care and Tall Dark Stranger.
The name Hank is from German origin meaning- Estate ruler. Hank Williams, a country music singer from Mount Olive, Alabama, who has 11 #1 songs including Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Your Cheating Heart and Hey Good Looking.
The name Jethro is from Hebrew origin meaning- Excellence. Jethro Bodine is a character from The Beverly Hillbillies, which was about the Clampett family from a rural area in the Ozark Mountains.
The name Memphis is from Greek origin meaning- Enduring and beautiful. Memphis is the 2nd largest city in Tennessee. Other southern states that also have cities named Memphis include Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas.
More Adorable Country Names for Dogs
Again, ladies first!
68 Charming Southern Dog Names for Girls
- Carrie- for Carrie Underwood
- Loretta -after Loretta Lynn
- Patsy- after Patsy Cline
- Shania -for Shania Twain
- Tammy -for Tammy Wynette
- Trisha -after Trisha Yearwood
68 Cute Southern Name Ideas for Boys
- Blake – for Blake Shelton (Shelton also works!)
- Cash – for Johnny Cash
- Garth- for Garth Brooks
- Kenny- after Kenny Rogers
- Waylon – after Waylon Jennings
- Willie- after Willie Nelson, of course
If these country dog names don’t really fit your pooch, no worries! We have plenty more ideas to inspire you!
Check out these 15 Famous Dog Names inspired by celebrity dogs! Or how about these Top 10 Star Wars Dog Names to awaken the force in your pup!