Border Collies are known for their gorgeous coats and their attentive, loyal nature.
If you are bringing a Border Collie into your family soon, you are probably looking for the best Border Collie names!
There are plenty of places to find inspiration, such as nature, space, and even your favorite TV shows and movies.
Why not take a look at this extensive list of over 350 names to find something that is perfect for your Collie.
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Female Border Collie Names
If you are bringing a female Border Collie home soon, it is a good idea to choose something really feminine to show off your princess’ dainty and loving personality.
We love floral names, or names with soft and gentle meanings.
If your female Border Collie is anything but dainty, then why not go for a space-themed name?
Take a look at this list of names for female Border Collies to find a name that is right for your dog.
Agatha – This is a gorgeous name of Ancient Greek origin. This gentle name simply means ‘good’, which is perfect for a well-behaved Border Collie.
Male Border Collie Names
There are plenty of places to find great inspiration when naming your male Border Collie.
We like the idea of using traditionally masculine names to reflect your dog’s strength and courage.
It is also a great idea to use names inspired by nature, as the Border Collie loves to be outdoors – they were originally (and still are) used for herding sheep.
Why not use names of male celebrities favorite men from stage and screen, and even video games? Use this list of suggestions to find the perfect male Border Collie name.
Kenzo – This is a unique and masculine Japanese name, meaning ‘strong and healthy.’ We think this name is fitting for an energetic Border Collie.
Border Collie Dog Names
Border Collies are one of the most popular breeds of dog in America.
They are the 35th most popular dog listed with the American Kennel Club.
If you want to choose a name that reflects the popularity of the Border Collie, you could use a classic or unique dog name.
You can also choose a name that echoes the traits of the Border Collie, such as their intelligence, energy and friendly nature.
We also like the idea of using names that bring to mind companionship and love. Use this list of great suggestions to find a perfect name for your dog.
Doctor – This quirky name pays homage to your dog’s superior intellect. It also is a great choice for those who are fans of BBC’s Doctor Who.
Traditional Border Collie Names
Other than for companionship, Border Collies are primarily used as a type of herding dog – they herd livestock like sheep.
The breed was developed in the Scottish borders, which is why they are called ‘Border’ Collies!
A really traditional name would be one of Scottish origin that goes back to the breed’s roots.
You can also choose a name associated with farming and herding in order to make the name really traditional.
We have made a list of traditional Border Collie Names to spark some inspiration for you.
Cailean – We love this unique name of Scottish origin. It means ‘whelp, young dog’, which would be very apt for your Scottish Border Collie.
Best Border Collie Names
The very best names for Border Collies are ones that have already been used on stage and screen.
Why not use a name that a celebrity has also used for their Border Collie? This way you know it is superstar approved.
We think names that reflect the classic black and white coats of the Border Collie are the very best!
Have a look at our list of the best names, and you might find something perfect.
Ruswarp – This name comes with a beautiful story. It is the name of a Border Collie that stayed by his dead master’s side for 11 weeks. What a great way to honor this heroic puppy.
Border Collie Puppy Names
If you are bringing a Border Collie puppy into your home, then you are probably looking for an adorable name to match the cuteness of a new puppy!
We recommend names that reflect your puppy’s size and personality.
Why not use a soft name that matches your puppy’s fur?
Another great choice for puppies is food names as they can often be both comical and really adorable! If you are still struggling, take a look at our list of suggestions for Border Collie puppy names.
Cupcake – If you have a Border Collie with a sweet and lovable personality, then this adorable name might be a great choice for your puppy.
Although naming your Border Collie can seem like a daunting challenge, hopefully these suggestions have sparked some inspiration.
Whether you choose a traditional Scottish name, or a funny food name, we are sure that your choice will be perfect for your new four-legged friend.
We would love to hear from you if you use any of the names suggested in these lists for your Border Collie.
Make sure to leave a comment if you have any ideas for awesome and amazing names for Border Collies.