British Dog Names
More than 101 Names for your British Dog

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 Arthur’s knights “Galahad”, “Gawain” or “Lancelot.”

British Dog NamesAn 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!

And, if you want to explore some of our more popular dog names lists, take a look at these:

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.

NameMeaning
AidanA very fiery person. Perfect name for a dog who is very passionate in anything
AlfredRefers to a small and wise counselor. For the dog who is physically small (although not necessarily wise)
AngusA strong man (or dog, in this case)
ArthurWith the courage of a bear. Perfect guard dog name
BairdA travelling ballad singer. For the dog who travels and barks
BalfourOf Scottish origin that means one who hails from the pasture land. Good name for a shepherd breed dog
BaronA European nobleman. A logical name for a distinguished pure-bred dog. Jolly good for the British dog names list. 
BeckhamLike the famous socce player, David Beckham! 
BensonSon of Benjamin. This says it all.
BlaineMeans “lean”. A dog who is in very good shape
BriceFor the dog who keeps alert and does not sleep while on guarding duty
CaddockPerfect name for a dog who is already for any kind of fight
CalderA name for someone who lives near a stream or brook. Great name for the water-loving dog
CamelotThe legendary place of the court and palace of King Arthur
CameronOf Scottish origin that means “crooked nose”. Logical name for a dog who has it
CassidyGreat name for a female poodle dog with a crafty and colorful fur
ChesterMeans “from the fortress”. Great name for a guard dog
ChurchillA 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).
ClayA kind of soil. For the dog who loves digging holes in your backyard or anywhere else
CorbinA raven. Perfect name for the dog with pure black fur
DaneSomeone who hails from Denmark. Fitting name for a Great Dane
DempseyA dog oozing with pride, caryying his shead way up high all the time
DevlinA fearless warrior. A dog who will not back down from any kind of fight
DillonThe dog who will never leave your side. A very faithful companion
DominoPerfect name for a Dalmatian dog
DolanMeans “the dark one”. For the dog with a dark hair coat
EarlA very popular name for a nobleman (or noble-dog, rather)
EdgarA very wealthy spearman
EdwardWealthy guardian. Also a name for owners who are big fans of the Twilight Saga
ElderBecause it stands for someone who is in authority, it can be a fitting name for a dominant or elderly dog
ExcaliburThe legendary sword of King Arthur
EltonFor the owner who are fans of Elton John and his music
FairfaxA dog with blond fur
FaneGreat name for a grateful and joyful adopted dog
FerrellA very fearless warrior. A dog who loves conflict would be perfect for this name
FergusManly and powerful. Great for any large-breed dog
GalahadA knight of King Arthur’s legendary Round Table
GalenSomeone little and full of life. For the small and lively dog. Also “Gale”
GallagherYour ardent helper in practically any kind of matter
GavinWith impressive senses, relating to a hawk. Perfect name for a guarding or hunting dog
GawainThe nephew of King Arthur. Also one of the Knights of the Round Table
HagenA small and youthful dog
HalbertThe radiant hero. For the dog who has done something so heroic. Or just a dog that you consider your hero
HarryRefers to “a fighter”. Also for fans of Harry Potter
HowardMeans “chief guard”. Excellent name for any guard dog
IrvingA friend from the sea. For the dog who loves swimming (and surfing?)
JaggerFor fans of Mick Jagger, one of the most legendary rockstars of all time. Why not choose a legendary British dog name?
JeevesFor your proper English butler dog
KaneMeans “tribute”. Great name for an offspring of a well beloved dog
KeaneA dog who is amazingly clever and fast-learning
KeeganA small and fiery person. For the small dog with so much passion
KentMeans “white and brilliant”. Perfect name for a solid white dog
KingstonThe who lives at a king’s estate (or something that looks like a king’s estate)
LaddYour dog-asisstant. Could be a great name for a guide dog
LancelotThe bravest and most famous of  King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
LennonA tribute to the Beatle John Lennon
LondonFor fans of this lovely city. Or those who wish to get there someday
MaddockA good and generous dog. He wouldn’t mind sharing his food and toys to others
ManfredA very peaceful dog who will stay away from any sort of dogfight
MarvinYour true friend. A male dog who will never betray you
MerlinThe legendary seer and magician who aided King Arthur
Mick. . . 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.
MurrayA seafarer. For the dog who accompanies you on your ocean journeys
NeilMeans “the champion”. For the dog who is always the winner in anything
NelsonMeans “son of the champion”. Great name for the son of a dog named Neil.
NessieThe legendary monster that resides in Loch Ness in Scotland. Fitting name for a Scottish terrier dog.
NewmanThe newcomer. For the new dog in your household.
OakesPerfect name for a dog who loves to lounge under the shade of trees.
OrrinMeans “fair-skinned”. For the dog who has a fair skin (or fur)
OsbornA divine warrior. For the guard dog that you consider as sent by heaven.
OzzyCrazy dog but in a cute and lovable kind of way.
PalmerAn enthusiastic male dog.
PatrickThe legendary saint who drove all the snakes off of Ireland (thus, St. Patrick’s Day). One of my favorite British dog names!
PhelanFor the dog who resembles a wolf, whether in appearance or in attitude.
QuidBritish money that is equal to one pound sterling
QuillanRefers to a little cub. For a cute dog that looks just like a little bear.
QuinlanWell-shaped and strong. Fit for a well-built Irish Setter dog
RaffertyWealthy and prosperous, although this more fittingly refers to you, the dog’s owner.
RemingtonFrom the raven family estate. Fantastic name for a dog with solid-black fur.
RennySmall yet powerful. This would make for a great name for toy breeds.
RingoA tribute to Ringo Starr, the drummer for the Beatles.
RoryMeans “the red king”. Give this name for your dag if he has red fur (or if you died his fur red).
SawyerPerfect name for a dog who loves sleeping all day long that saying they are lazy would be a big understatement.
ScullyThe Town crier. Give this name for your dog who seems to have a penchant for crying over everything.
ShermanFantastic name for a dog of a sheep-herding breed.
Sloan A fighter, in every sense of the word.
SquireThe assistant of a knight (in this case, you are the knight).
TadWelsh for “father.” For a dog that you intend to breed in the future.
TarrantMeans “thunder.” Perfect name for a dog with a great booming bark.
TavisMeans “twin”. Give one of your twin dogs this name. For the other one, well, pick another British dog name.
TellyRefers to the television. Give this name to your dog who just loves to lounge in front of the TV all day long’
TrippThe traveler. For the dog that you love to take with you anywhere.
UdolfA prosperous dog who resembles his wild cousins, the wolf.
UlmerFor oyur very famous dog who is very popular all over your neighborhood.
UptonA dog who comes from the upper part of town.
WaiteA diligent guard dog who takes his job very seriously.
WakefieldFor the dog who comes from the wet field.
WakemanA trustworthy watchman. Having such a dog allows you to confidently sleep soundly at night.
WallaceRefers to an alien. Probably a great name for a dog who looks very bizzare — but in a cute way.
WhitmanFor the dog with long white fur.
WindsorThe name of a famous royal family in Great Britain. If you wish to bath your dog in riches, this would be a perfect name
Winston. . . as in, Churchill!
YeomanAn attendant or assistant

Can’t find the name you like on the British dog names list? Don’t give up. Return to main Puppy Names page here with more than 4000 options. And, if you have a great name, tell us about it!

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