100+ Hound Dog Names: Ideas for Hunting & Tracker Dogs

Hounds are a type of dog classified by their ability to hunt and track prey. Divided into two groups, these dogs rely on their senses to lead them to victory. First are the Sighthounds who use their almost x-ray vision to spot their prey and zoom in with laser focus while tracking down their marks. Secondly, are the Scenthounds, who have an exceptional sense of smell. Their ability to pick up the faintest of scents and follow them to their moving target is unbelievable. In addition to being incredibly talented, hounds are adorable! There are MANY breeds, even a few unexpecting, who fall into the hound category; beagles, dachshund, and whippet to name a few – and each would be perfectly matched with a name inspired by our comprehensive list of hound dog names. 

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Female Dog Names

  • Maggie 
  • Lulu 
  • Dixie 
  • Millie 
  • Lady 
  • Harley 
  • Olive 
  • Presley 
  • Lace 
  • Penny 
  • Sadie 
  • Bailey 
  • Layla 
  • Rain 
  • Ivy 
  • Mars 
  • Daphne 
  • Lucy 
  • Molly 
  • Piper 
  • Gracie 
  • Penelope
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Male Dog Names 

  • Zane 
  • Thunder 
  • Stanley 
  • Sumo
  • Ripley 
  • Barkley  
  • Mac
  • Bigs 
  • Gus 
  • Juno 
  • Leo 
  • Cairo 
  • Blue 
  • Groot 
  • Doc 
  • Skip 
  • Roscoe 
  • Beau 
  • Rex 
  • Moby 
  • Moose 
  • Charlie 

Scenthound Dog Names

The saying “follow your nose” might have been motivated by good ol’ scenthounds. A few of the most common breeds that fall into this category are the Beagle, Pointer, Dachshund, Bloodhound, and Coonhound. If your furbaby happens to be one of these – you might be keen on choosing a scented name!

  • Tracker 
  • Sniff 
  • Dot 
  • Busy 
  • Detective 
  • Nosey 
  • Marlin
  • Atlas 
  • Holmes 
  • Huck
  • Watson 
  • Missy 
  • Sherlock 
  • Roo 
  • Ace 
  • Barney
  • Omega 
  • Finder 
  • Remi
  • Sniff McGriff 
  • Bertha 
Greyhound
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Sighthound Dog Names

Imagine having intense focus and perfect vision – the ability to zone in and maintain sight of a moving target. Well, this next group is good at just that! Sighthounds include breeds such as the Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Whippet, Saluki, and Afghan Hound. These dogs are fast as lightning and can catch prey at the drop of a hat. Consider one of these next names if your pup is a Sighthound!

  • Bandit 
  • Cheif 
  • Dash 
  • Louie 
  • Banshee
  • Hunter 
  • Hawk 
  • Skippy 
  • Sierra 
  • Wheels 
  • Sassy 
  • Jasmine 
  • Ginger 
  • Beast 
  • Ghost 
  • Chase 
  • Bolt 
  • Spy 
  • Viking
  • Ziggy 
  • Boomer 
  • Cricket 
  • Boots 

Hunting Hound Dog Names

Many hunters choose hounds as their preferred companion as they are excellent buddies to have around when they are in the thick of the hunt! However, their tracking nature makes hounds interesting pets for all types of owners. From hunting bugs to other pets, and sometimes even you, any of these hunting inspired names would be the ultimate match for any hound.

  • Arrow 
  • Buck 
  • Arya 
  • Jagger 
  • Duke 
  • Maverick 
  • Willow 
  • Dakota 
  • Aspen 
  • Echo 
  • Oakley 
  • Scout 
  • Pandora 
  • Magnus 
  • Athena 
  • Ninja 
  • Gunnar 
  • Duchess 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Hound Dog

Hunting for the perfect name can leave you howling in frustration and like Elvis once said, crying all the time. Hopefully, that is not the case for you and your hound after reading our list of 100+ Hound dog names. Despite having many options, specific for sighthound and scenthounds, and those versed in the hunt – we hope that you’ve landed on one that fits your pooch to the tee. 

Don’t be discouraged if you weren’t able to find the one! We have plenty of dog name posts that you can check out for additional inspiration!


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