Preppy Dog Names – A Compilation

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It is nothing new for a dog to be something of a status symbol, either for the added protection and power it represents or simply to show that the human in question has the time and resources to own such a dog. Canine handlers for emergency services the world over have long enjoyed a considerable amount of respect for the difficult work they do and their expert employment of the dog’s natural gifts in service to humanity.  

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for example, requires many years of service before one can even begin to train as a dog handler, and completing the course confers an unofficial but undeniable degree of prestige upon the Mountie in question. 

Other dogs have been seen as the mark of a member of high society since medieval times. It is common knowledge that European nobility would keep large kennels of dogs to help in hunting, and that different breeds would be maintained on larger estates or castles to help control the rodent population. Queen Victoria made the Border Collie one of the most popular companion dogs throughout Europe by beginning to keep them herself, favoring them for their intelligent nature and diligent guardianship of the royal grounds. 

Those times may be long gone, but the tradition of keeping dogs as a mark of one’s station in life is alive and well in the modern era. Dog owners from all manner of clubs and societies in an attempt to govern which dogs are the best and how one might tell the difference between good and bad. Many prospective pet owners are genuinely shocked by the price tags commanded by those that have been ruled to be the most desirable breeds and lineage. The Pomeranian, for example, is a largely decorative dog with a cost in the thousands of dollars. 

Don’t lose heart, though; whether or not your pooch, in particular, meets the rigorous standards set by formal kennel clubs as being a prestigious dog to own, there’s nothing stopping you from treating your dog like the best. It is almost universally agreed in the world of professional dog handlers that the connection you feel to your dog is more important than the dog’s parentage or breed, and you should feel no qualms about loving your pet no matter what they are. 

One easy way to show that you’re proud of your dog is to give it a classy name to show yourself and those around you to what degree you value your pet. Instead of calling out a simple run-of-the-mill pet name, you’ll be able to imbue any dog with the sense of formality you want your pet to project. Additionally, these names will sidestep the perennial problem of all pet owners who accidentally give their pet a name somehow offensive in the local tongue. While an ordinary moniker might cause unsuspecting passersby to look at you askance, these names are the kind of thing you can use in polite company no matter where in the world you find yourself. 

Here are some possibilities you could use to add a touch of class to your dog. Although they can be used for either gender, the following list is generally accepted to be for male dogs only: 

Ames

Bash

Basil

Binky

Brooks

Buckley

Carleton

Chip

Crosby

Darcy

Digby

Dorian

Easton

Emerson

Emmett

Ferguson

Finn

Flynn

Forrest

Garrett

Graham

Guy

Hayes

Hunter

Jasper

Jefferson

Keaton

Kingsley

Kip

Niles

Oliver

Ollie

Orson

Parker

Adler

Admiral

Aesop

Alcott

Aldous

Alfonso

Alfred

Alton

Ambassador

Anastasio

Archer

Archibald

Argos

Arturo

Asher

Ashford

Ashton

Atlas

Atticus

Atwood

Atworth

Augustus

Barclay

Barrett

Bartley

Beckham

Beethoven

Bentley

Berkeley

Berlin

Bernard

Blake

Blakeley

Bond

Branson

Brently

Briar

Brice (Bryce)

Britton

Broderick

Burbank

Byron

Caesar Calhoun

Carlson

Carlton

Carlyle

Carmichael

Carter

Chandler

Channing

Charleston

Chaucer

Chauncey

Chester

Churchill

Claiborne

Clancy

Cleveland

Clifford

Cobalt

Coco (Cocoa)

Cormac

Costello

Cromwell

Cyrano

Dakota

Darcy

Desmond

Dickens

Doonesbury

Duke

Edgar

Edison

Edmund

Edward

Eldridge

Emerson

Espresso

Faulkner

Ferris

Finnegan

Fletcher

Forrest

Francois

Franklin

Frederick

Gatsby

Geoffrey

Gibson

Godfrey

Goldwin

Gustav

Hamilton

Hamlet

Harlowe

Harmon

Hartford

Hayes

Hudson

Hyde

Jacques

Jarvis

Jefferson

Kayden (Kaeden)

Keane

Keaton

Keats

Kendrick

Kenji

Kennedy

Kenway

Kingston

Kipling

Knight

Lancelot

Lex

Lyndon

Macbeth

Madden

Maddox

Marlowe

Matisse

Midnight

Monet

Moon

Morgan

Mozart

Nikita

Orion

Othello

Parker

Paxton

Perry

Picasso

Preston

Prince

Princeton

Quixote

Redford

Redmond

Rockwell

Romeo

Rooney

Roosevelt

Rory

Shakespeare

Sinclair

Stedman

Sterling

Talladega

Tiberius

Wallace

Washington

Wesley (Wes)

Winston

Wolfgang

Preston

Quentin

Quincy

Royce

Scooter

Sebastian

Skip

Tad

Topper

Trip

Tucker

Van

Vance

Walker

Wells

Whitaker

Wilder

Yates

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Those names can make it sound like your dog is not only allowed in the house and on the furniture but probably takes music lessons and practices calligraphy as well. Here are some similar things you can use to achieve the same effect with a female puppy.  

Ainsley

Amelia

Arabella

Aubrey

Audrey

Baby

Birdie

Bitsy

Blair

Blythe

Addison

Agatha

Ambrosia

Amelie

Amethyst

Anastasia

Angelica

Aretha

Asher

Aspen

Atwood

Audrey

Aurora

Ava

Avalon

Bell (Belle)

Bella

Bianca

Blake

Buffy

Camilla

Cardi

Carmen

Caroline

Chanel

Chantilly

Charlotte

Cherry

Coco (Cocoa)

Cora

Cordelia

Daenerys

Daisy

Dakota

Danica (Dani)

Darcy

Desdemona

Diamond

Diana

Diva

Duchess

Ebony

Effie

Eloise

Elsa

Emerald

Emma

Emmie (Emmy)

Enid

Esme

Espresso

Eva

Fancy

Fauna

Fifi

Fiona

Flora

Freya

Frida

Gabriella

Gaia

Galina

Garbo

Georgia

Gertrude

Giselle

Grace

Gracie

Gucci

Guinevere

Gwen

Harmony

Harper

Hecuba

Hera

Isabella

Isabelle (Isabell)

Isadora

Isobel

Ivory

Ivy

Jade

Jasmine

Jewel

Jules

Julianna

Juliette (Juliet)

Katsumi

Kayden (Kaeden)

Kennedy

Kitana

Knight

Lady

Loretta

Madden

Madonna

Marilyn

Mariya

Mary

Mercedes

Midnight

Miss Havisham

Moon

Morgan

Nikita

Norah

Novella

Octavia

Olympia

Opal

Ophelia

Pandora

Paris

Perdita

Perry

Persephone

Pippa

Portia

Primrose (Prim)

Princess

Queen

Queenie

Rory

Rosarita

Rose (Rosie)

Sabine

Sabrina

Sadie

Saffron

Sage

Sansa

Sapphire

Satin

Scarlett

Selina

Seneca

Sonata

Sophia (Sofia)

Sophie (Sofie)

Stella

Symphony

Thea (Theia)

Theodora

Tiara

Valentine

Victoria

Violet

Vivian

Willa

Yasmine

Zara (Zahra)

Zeda Bootsy

Buffy

Bunny

Camilla

Cece

Cricket

Coco

Cookie

Corkie

Cuffy

Dede

Eliza

Fifi

Flopsy

Georgina

Gigi

Happy

Harper

Henrietta

Ingram

Izzy

Katrina

Kiki

Kit

Lady

Laurel

Lola

Lucinda

Lulu

Mackenzie

Mimi

Mimsy

Minnie

Missy

Mopsy

Morgan

Muffy

Paige

Peachy

Pippa

Polly

Pookie

Poppy

Posie

Quinn

Scarlett

Serena

Sissy

Sloane

Teagan

Tibby

Tiffy

Tilly

Tinsley

Topsy

Victoria

Violet

Virginia

Whitney

Zoe

Another way to imbue your dog with a sense of importance or dignity is to give it a name already known for its historic impact, such as that of a celebrity or historical figure. Every country and culture has its list of personas that have shaped that particular nation’s destiny over the years. For example, here are some of the most notable figures in the history of the United States of America. Many of these have had worldwide significance as well, making them suitable for other countries too. 

These names have been sorted into categories to make it easier for you to choose what feeling or images you want your dog to invoke when called. If you live in another country, chances are you have some people who fit into these categories but aren’t on the list. Feel free to add your own names if you don’t see those you admire already. 

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Explorers

preppy dog names

Christopher Columbus

Henry Hudson

Amerigo Vespucci

John Smith

Giovanni da Verrazzano

John Muir

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

Sacagawea

Kit Carson

Neil Armstrong

John Wesley Powell

Artists

Frank Lloyd Wright

Andy Warhol

Frederick Law Olmsted

James Abbott MacNeill Whistler

Jackson Pollock

John James Audubon

Georgia O’Keeffe

Thomas Eakins

Thomas Nast

Alfred Stieglitz

Ansel Adams

Presidents

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

Theodore Roosevelt

Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald W. Reagan

George W. Bush

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

James Madison

Andrew Jackson

First Women

Pocahontas

Eleanor Roosevelt

Hillary Clinton

Sarah Palin

Martha Washington

Helen Keller

Sojourner Truth

Jane Addams

Edith Wharton

Bette Davis

Oprah Winfrey

Rebels & Resisters

Martin Luther King Jr.

Robert E. Lee

Thomas Paine

John Brown

Frederick Douglass

Susan B. Anthony

W.E.B. Du Bois

Tecumseh

Sitting Bull

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Malcolm X

Outlaws

Benedict Arnold

Jesse James

John Wilkes Booth

Al Capone

Billy the Kid

William M. “Boss” Tweed

Charles Manson

Wild Bill Hickok

Lee Harvey Oswald

John Dillinger

Lucky Luciano

Religious figures

Joseph Smith Jr.

William Penn

Brigham Young

Roger Williams

Anne Hutchinson

Jonathan Edwards

Ron Hubbard

Ellen G. White

Cotton Mather

Mary Baker Eddy

Billy Graham

Pop Icons

Mark Twain

Elvis Presley

Madonna

Bob Dylan

Michael Jackson

Charlie Chaplin

Jimi Hendrix

Marilyn Monroe

Frank Sinatra

Louis Armstrong

Mary Pickford

Empire-builders

Andrew Carnegie

Henry Ford

John D. Rockefeller

J.P. Morgan

Walt Disney

Thomas Alva Edison

William Randolph Hearst

Howard Hughes

Bill Gates

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Steve Jobs

Athletes

Babe Ruth

Muhammad Ali

Jackie Robinson

James Naismith

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ty Cobb

Michael Jordan

Hulk Hogan

Jim Thorpe

Secretariat

Billie Jean King

Conclusion

If your dog has a special connection with you as so many do, then what its name is shouldn’t matter, but for the same reason, there’s no reason that your dog shouldn’t sound as important to everyone else as it is to you and your family. 

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John Woods is the Founder of All Things Dogs and leads our editorial team as our Editor in Chief. A member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, he has been a dog lover since he was 13 years old. John is parent to Nala, a working lab retriever. John has also volunteered at multiple animal shelters, where he gained firsthand experience of rehabilitation and force-free positive reinforcement training methods.
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