G’day mate! You’re likely here because you’ve picked yourself up an Australian dog and now you need an Australian name to go with him. We want to help you find the perfect one for your furry pet. You also might interest in one these names if your pup is a total surfer and enjoys the sunshine.
So, we’ve built this list of over 100 of our favorite Australian dog names to help you decide. In addition to the list of names for female and male dogs, we’ve got plenty that are inspired by farm-dog names and Aussie slang terms. Take a peek, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll want to enjoy over a coldie and a barbie.
Female Australian Dog Names
- Wagga Wagga
Male Australian Dog Names
Australian Animal Dog Names
What a fun idea it would be to name your Aussie pooch after an animal that is native to Australia? Of course, Dingo would be the obvious choice, but take a peek at some of the others – you might be surprised by how silly some of these suggestions are.
- Tasmanian Devil
Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Names
Farming is a popular industry in Australia, especially with livestock, so a good shepherd dog is commonplace. You may even have an Australian Shepherd pup of your own! Did you know that despite its name, the Australian Shepherd was actually created on ranches in the United States? If your shepherd dog isn’t of the Aussie variety, but you’re still interested in a farm-dog title, take a peek at our top picks below. They’re easy to call out during training and have a great Aussie twang to them.
Australian Slang Dog Names
If you’re unfamiliar with Aussie slang you should bloody well get yourself up to speed. That just means you really should get yourself up to speed. They’ve got plenty of crazy phrases like “six of one, half a dozen of the other” meaning “you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” or, “wrap your laughing gear around that,” which is simply “eat that,” but contrary to popular belief, they don’t say “put another shrimp on the barbie.” They do say barbie, but shrimps are always called prawns down under. The phrases are one thing, but the slang words are a whole other NRL game. We’ve selected our favorites, but we do recommend you get the full John Dory (story) on them before selecting one for your pup.
Finding the Right Australian Name for Your Dog
An interesting twist on the English language with a very fascinating accent gives us some of the best choices for Australian dog names. We hope one tickled your fancy and you’re ready to give your new family member their new official name. Whichever name you do end up choosing, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the way it sounds.
With traditional Aussie names, a few suggestions influenced by the wildlife, and the infamous slang from down under – we hope that you were able to find a match! Above all else, we hope that you had fun while reading and that our list was able to spark your creativity and inspiration should your name search continue!
If you’re still keen to peek around at a few additional ideas before you make a final decision, check out another one of our dog name other lists:
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