350+ Best Border Collie Names: Traditional, Best & Famous Names

Border Collie Names Feature

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.

Female Border Collie Names

Female Border Collie

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.

Top Name

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.

Names
RosaLaraWindy
Katherine HopeTide
LilyIrisOlive
Abby GinaClemence
GalaxyClementine Heaven
AidaStellaClara
AutumnDelphineSeason
PoppyDaffodilPetal
SpringFleurGala
EponaSelinaFlicker
LilacAcacia Anemone
AstraAmaryllisJohanna
VioletSunnyShimmer
MedleyWinterSandy
Heaven AlessaRosemary
Chun-Li HarperSparrow
Gardenia Kayla Conch
LavenderFlowerBlossom
Victoria DaisyMiranda
NeveahCynthia Samus
Sunflower AzaleaBriar
ZeldaIdaVenus
JoleneHolly Dalia
AmandaAmandaMalinda
MalindaZinniaJupiter
JillBagoniaRosie
DahliaLaraWan
SummerMargueriteNariko
StarCascadePansy
PeachPreciousPosy

Male Border CollieMale 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.

Top 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.

Names
HawkMaximusPistol
LincolnEmberPhoenix
CliffButeThunder
CurioLinkCedar
NinadHendrixJedrek
GroveKeanuOwen
TheoMorganJerry
BrackenLuigiForest
JusticeNettleLennon
SonicHammerClay
BarkMagnarLoki
Freddie MercuryRussel
ShepherdNathanTiger
OswaldKirbyBoris
Cobain EdwardDesert
WickEltonDuke
MarioRickyOdin
PikachuNapoleonJaguar
CoalWinstonSteel
PrinceGunnerGuy
ElvisDustyKratos
FlintOzzyWolf
MilanBurdockLeonard
FranklinJaggerRidge
BowieThorsCrash
OscarJasper Liam
KalminLindenRachet
GriffinEmmettRocky
EverestEverest

Collie DogBorder 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.

Top Name

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.

Names
CharlieGeekyApex
SarahMaggieMattie
LolaMarleyMega
FrankieScruffDash
BuddieOddieButch
JessieFidoBarron
PepperRexYip
ArchieVoltJigsaw
TetrisAllieBear
NerdySassyCaptain
BiffAbbyNola
OllieHyperCooper
BrainyNormaHolly
BouncerMetalQuirky
GogglesKaylaBarker
EinsteinBanditSparrow
TeddyPixelYapper
TobyBettyFritz
LuluBertieBoomer
MaxHattieJax
LightningLadyJohnny
BoltFlashCalla
SocratesBarneyBella
SadieJennyBailey

Border Collie Dog NamesTraditional 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.

Top Name

Cailean – We love this unique name of Scottish origin. It means ‘whelp, young dog’, which would be very apt for your Scottish Border Collie.

Names
AgnesRoryHarris
FloraDionysusGavina
OwenGregorDougal
ArchibaldLyallAlpin
BoydDavinaAlison
CalumIainGraham
AnnHecateRhona
BryceUnaArabel
ElsiePersephoneLevi
FingalDuncanJean
DemeterCineadAngus
BaldwinCabiriMairi
AnnisCraigChaser
BrodieRaibertFinlay
HoraeTamhasGordon
FergusMargaretEmse
LewisInnisAdamina
HadesAileenMorag
FionaGunnerHamilton
ZeusDiarmidEachann
RossGreerEwan
IoneStuartRider
HunterPlutusHew
CadmilusAlanaMurdina
GrantWilliamBarbara
MalcolmEthan

Best Border Collie NamesBest 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.

Top Name

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.

Names
CoconutRuswarpSocks
InkyCrystalAvocado
OnyxDevonPuffy
JetSnowballFrost
RicoPuffinBadger
LuckySapphirePlugger
FlyMatissePenguin
Old HempRembrandtTuxedo
MauiSaltZebra
AngeloDiceDove
TimmyShepCoal
New Brian ScorpionVanilla
MilkyDollyCrow
Clarinet8-BallMogley
HaikuPandaPearl
CottonHubbleLicorice
SootyStanMiner
ChompBaillieSnowy

Border Collie Puppy NamesBorder 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.

Top Name

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.

Names
Queso QueenieClown
NachoChocolateBlue
SnugglesTinyDoll
SausageDarlingCrumpet
LasagneChunkyBlondie
FloofHoneyCheddar
PopsicleBrandyPeanut
BunnyMickeyNugget
KissChubsDiddy
ParsnipLinenCitrus
LoverSugarBrownie
ButtonsJokerDonut
WaffleShortyJelly Bean
WoolMinnieBiscuit
LollySilkyPickles
FluffySalsaDearie
PancakeBitsyTot
SequinSweetieBambino
WeeniePookumsCutie
LovelyMeatballsAngel
SyrupBlueberryChip
PizzaTacoFritter
FeatherCarameloCheesecake
FurballBabyGlitter
MozzarellaCookieCandy
BestieChefDashing
JelloDreamy

Although naming your Border Collie can seem like a daunting challenge, hopefully these suggestions have sparked some inspiration.Summary

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.

About John Woods 301 Articles
John Woods is the founder of All Things Dogs, member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, graduate in Animal Behavior & Welfare and recognized author by the Dog Writers Association of America.

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