British dog names are great for British dogs (of course), but it doesn’t have to end there. Although your name choices are nearly endless, following are 101 of my favorites.
Some of the most popular dog breeds in Britain include the friendly and intelligent Labrador Retrievers; the active and playful Cocker Spaniels; the energetic and trainable Springer Spaniels; and the fun and loyal Welsh Corgi.
However, you can opt to give your dog a British name, even when its breed is not exactly related to the UK, or even when you are living nowhere near the UK.
There are so many names that you can think of just think British. You can name them “Corbin”, “Fairfax”, “Manton” or “Granger” (hello, Hermoine!).
Better yet, take your inspiration from the legendary King Arthur and give your dog the name “Camelot”, “Excalibur”, “Merlin” or any of the names of King Arthurs knights “Galahad”, “Gawain” or “Lancelot.”
An important tip to remember when naming your British dog (or assumed Brit) is to consider their personality. Because, really, why would you name your dog “Fagan” (which means “little fiery one”) when your dog is the complete opposite? Perhaps this would make for a great contrast. If this is your reason, then probably it would be a good pick.
Really, nothing can take the place of the dog as a pet. Is there any other animal that will greet you with a cold and wet nose and a wagging tail by the time that you enter your door? One of the first concerns when keeping a dog is giving it suitable name. Have fun exploring!
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Below is a list of more than 101 British dog names. Browse or study the list and have fun. If you don’t find a name you like, return to the main puppy names page for more than 4,000 fun and interesting options.
|A very fiery person. Perfect name for a dog who is very passionate in anything
|Refers to a small and wise counselor. For the dog who is physically small (although not necessarily wise)
|A strong man (or dog, in this case)
|With the courage of a bear. Perfect guard dog name
|A travelling ballad singer. For the dog who travels and barks
|Of Scottish origin that means one who hails from the pasture land. Good name for a shepherd breed dog
|A European nobleman. A logical name for a distinguished pure-bred dog. Jolly good for the British dog names list.
|Like the famous socce player, David Beckham!
|Son of Benjamin. This says it all.
|Means “lean”. A dog who is in very good shape
|For the dog who keeps alert and does not sleep while on guarding duty
|Perfect name for a dog who is already for any kind of fight
|A name for someone who lives near a stream or brook. Great name for the water-loving dog
|The legendary place of the court and palace of King Arthur
|Of Scottish origin that means “crooked nose”. Logical name for a dog who has it
|Great name for a female poodle dog with a crafty and colorful fur
|Means “from the fortress”. Great name for a guard dog
|A tribute to Winston Churchill, the prime minister who led Great Britain through World War II. A “can’t miss” British dog name (unless you go with Winston).
|A kind of soil. For the dog who loves digging holes in your backyard or anywhere else
|A raven. Perfect name for the dog with pure black fur
|Someone who hails from Denmark. Fitting name for a Great Dane
|A dog oozing with pride, caryying his shead way up high all the time
|A fearless warrior. A dog who will not back down from any kind of fight
|The dog who will never leave your side. A very faithful companion
|Perfect name for a Dalmatian dog
|Means “the dark one”. For the dog with a dark hair coat
|A very popular name for a nobleman (or noble-dog, rather)
|A very wealthy spearman
|Wealthy guardian. Also a name for owners who are big fans of the Twilight Saga
|Because it stands for someone who is in authority, it can be a fitting name for a dominant or elderly dog
|The legendary sword of King Arthur
|For the owner who are fans of Elton John and his music
|A dog with blond fur
|Great name for a grateful and joyful adopted dog
|A very fearless warrior. A dog who loves conflict would be perfect for this name
|Manly and powerful. Great for any large-breed dog
|A knight of King Arthur’s legendary Round Table
|Someone little and full of life. For the small and lively dog. Also “Gale”
|Your ardent helper in practically any kind of matter
|With impressive senses, relating to a hawk. Perfect name for a guarding or hunting dog
|The nephew of King Arthur. Also one of the Knights of the Round Table
|A small and youthful dog
|The radiant hero. For the dog who has done something so heroic. Or just a dog that you consider your hero
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|Refers to “a fighter”. Also for fans of Harry Potter
|Means “chief guard”. Excellent name for any guard dog
|A friend from the sea. For the dog who loves swimming (and surfing?)
|For fans of Mick Jagger, one of the most legendary rockstars of all time. Why not choose a legendary British dog name?
|For your proper English butler dog
|Means “tribute”. Great name for an offspring of a well beloved dog
|A dog who is amazingly clever and fast-learning
|A small and fiery person. For the small dog with so much passion
|Means “white and brilliant”. Perfect name for a solid white dog
|The who lives at a king’s estate (or something that looks like a king’s estate)
|Your dog-asisstant. Could be a great name for a guide dog
|The bravest and most famous of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
|A tribute to the Beatle John Lennon
|For fans of this lovely city. Or those who wish to get there someday
|A good and generous dog. He wouldn’t mind sharing his food and toys to others
|A very peaceful dog who will stay away from any sort of dogfight
|Your true friend. A male dog who will never betray you
|The legendary seer and magician who aided King Arthur
|. . . as in Jagger. Even if your dog doesn’t have a huge tongue, this is a great name. It’s also a good one syllable dog name.
|A seafarer. For the dog who accompanies you on your ocean journeys
|Means “the champion”. For the dog who is always the winner in anything
|Means “son of the champion”. Great name for the son of a dog named Neil.
|The legendary monster that resides in Loch Ness in Scotland. Fitting name for a Scottish terrier dog.
|The newcomer. For the new dog in your household.
|Perfect name for a dog who loves to lounge under the shade of trees.
|Means “fair-skinned”. For the dog who has a fair skin (or fur)
|A divine warrior. For the guard dog that you consider as sent by heaven.
|Crazy dog but in a cute and lovable kind of way.
|An enthusiastic male dog.
|The legendary saint who drove all the snakes off of Ireland (thus, St. Patrick’s Day). One of my favorite British dog names!
|For the dog who resembles a wolf, whether in appearance or in attitude.
|British money that is equal to one pound sterling
|Refers to a little cub. For a cute dog that looks just like a little bear.
|Well-shaped and strong. Fit for a well-built Irish Setter dog
|Wealthy and prosperous, although this more fittingly refers to you, the dog’s owner.
|From the raven family estate. Fantastic name for a dog with solid-black fur.
|Small yet powerful. This would make for a great name for toy breeds.
|A tribute to Ringo Starr, the drummer for the Beatles.
|Means “the red king”. Give this name for your dag if he has red fur (or if you died his fur red).
|Perfect name for a dog who loves sleeping all day long that saying they are lazy would be a big understatement.
|The Town crier. Give this name for your dog who seems to have a penchant for crying over everything.
|Fantastic name for a dog of a sheep-herding breed.
|A fighter, in every sense of the word.
|The assistant of a knight (in this case, you are the knight).
|Welsh for “father.” For a dog that you intend to breed in the future.
|Means “thunder.” Perfect name for a dog with a great booming bark.
|Means “twin”. Give one of your twin dogs this name. For the other one, well, pick another British dog name.
|Refers to the television. Give this name to your dog who just loves to lounge in front of the TV all day long’
|The traveler. For the dog that you love to take with you anywhere.
|A prosperous dog who resembles his wild cousins, the wolf.
|For oyur very famous dog who is very popular all over your neighborhood.
|A dog who comes from the upper part of town.
|A diligent guard dog who takes his job very seriously.
|For the dog who comes from the wet field.
|A trustworthy watchman. Having such a dog allows you to confidently sleep soundly at night.
|Refers to an alien. Probably a great name for a dog who looks very bizzare — but in a cute way.
|For the dog with long white fur.
|The name of a famous royal family in Great Britain. If you wish to bath your dog in riches, this would be a perfect name
|. . . as in, Churchill!
|An attendant or assistant
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