The 80 Best Country Dog Names

Written by Maura Hoff
Published: November 10, 2023
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Choosing a name for your dog is a special moment for both of you. The name you select for your furry companion represents your passions in life and love for your dog. Whether you plan to rescue a dog or bring home a new puppy, the name you choose should reflect you and your pup’s lifestyle. Country dog names let your way of life shine through your pet. Whether you choose a name representing your love for wide open spaces, love for outdoor travel, or even hunting, your dog deserves a name with meaning.

Here are the 80 best country dog names to choose from as you plan for the new member of your family.

Outdoor Country Dog Names

English setter dog at an outdoor meadow in the woods. dog at a park on a sunny day.


English setter

is a friendly, loving dog with marbled coat patterns and a feathery coat.

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Your sweet pup deserves a cute name representing your love for the Great Outdoors. Whether you live on a farm or appreciate the beauty of nature, these names will help inspire your pup’s name.

  • Fern
  • Clover
  • Clementine
  • Meadow
  • Huckleberry (Huck)
  • Juniper (June)
  • Brook
  • River
  • Magnolia (Maggie)
  • Birch
  • Aspen
  • Maple
  • Prairie
  • Cowboy

Cute Country Dog Names

A Bluetick Coonhound dog outdoors wearing a red collar and listening with a head tilt

Choosing a country dog name for your pup should reflect your lifestyle as well as your dog’s personality.

©Mary Swift/

If you’re thinking about a cute name for your dog, the following boy and girl dog names will get your wheels spinning.

  • Twain
  • Rhett
  • Earl
  • Sunny
  • Scout
  • Sage
  • Gracie
  • Molly
  • Millie
  • Rosie
  • Scarlett
  • Mabel
  • Delilah

Food-Inspired Country Dog Name

Cute small playful breed 1 year old jack russel terrier dog chewing and eating stones or rocks during walking at mountain forest park outdoors on bright sunny day. Funny active young pet play outside

Many people choose to give their pup a name to represent their farm, travels, or love for the outdoors.

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There is a science to choosing the perfect dog name. A food-inspired dog name is a convenient way to give your dog a cute name while also expressing personality.

  • Biscuit
  • Gravy
  • Honey
  • Peaches
  • Berry
  • Dumpling
  • Sweetie
  • Waffle
  • Bacon
  • Casserole
  • Potato
  • Brisket
  • Whiskey
  • Bourbon

Music-Inspired Country Dog Names

Whether you’re a musician or a music enthusiast, a country dog name representing the music in your life is a great way to put meaning behind the name.

  • Shania: This is the perfect name for a girl dog if you love the country music singer, Shania Twain.
  • Toby: This is the perfect name for a boy dog if you love the country music artist, Toby Keith.
  • Reba: Naming your dog Reba represents a love for classic country music and the singer, Reba McEntire.
  • Fiddle: A fiddle is another name for a violin and is often used in country or folk music.
  • Banjo: A banjo is a classic stringed instrument used in country and bluegrass music.
  • Paisley: This name refers to the male country artist, Brad Paisley.
  • Jolene: Dolly Parton wrote the iconic country song, “Jolene.”
  • Fancy: The song “Fancy” was written and performed by Bobbie Gentry in 1969, and made famous by Reba McEntire during the 1990s.
  • Delta: Tanya Tucker is famous for the country song “Delta Dawn,” which was recorded in 1973.
  • Willie: Willie Nelson is an iconic country music singer.
  • Merle: This name is an excellent nod to the late Merle Haggard.
  • Loretta: This name is perfect for someone who values classic female country singers like Loretta Lynn.
  • Brooks: The name Brooks can represent the country music duo, Brooks and Dunn, or the famous male country artist, Garth Brooks.
  • Dolly: This is the perfect name for fans of Dolly Parton.
  • Red: This is a great name that gives a nod to Blake Shelton’s hit, “‘Ol Red.”

Hunting-Inspired Country Dog Names

Korthal Dog or Wire-Haired Griffon Dog hunting Common Pheasant

Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts often name their dogs after their hunting lifestyle.

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If you are an avid outdoor enthusiast, there are many names that can represent your lifestyle and love for hunting and fishing. Check out the list below to get inspired to name your outdoor companion.

  • Hunter
  • Fish
  • Gunner
  • Arrow
  • Bullet
  • Goose
  • Bear
  • Duck
  • Ranger
  • Buck
  • Diesel
  • Caliber (Cali)

Country Dog Names For Travelers

Golden Retriever Dog on a road trip

Traveling with dogs is more popular than ever, and many jetsetters choose to name their dogs based on their favorite place.

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Your travel companion should have a name that represents your favorite place. Choose a dog name that is meaningful to places you have traveled or even where you first met your pup.

  • Rocky: This is the perfect name to represent love for the Rocky Mountains.
  • Chevy: If you drive a Chevrolet, look no further than this name.
  • Virginia: States are a great way to show off your roots.
  • Savannah: Represent your favorite trip with the city you visited.
  • Tennessee: The southern states make great country dog names.
  • Carolina: Represent your favorite spot in North Carolina or South Carolina.
  • Memphis: This is a great name for a music enthusiast — Nashville is another great option.
  • Cali: Short for California, this name is the perfect nod to the West Coast.
  • Nola: This is the perfect name to encompass New Orleans, LA.
  • Jackson: This is another great option to show love to the southern cities.
  • Ranier (Rain or Rainy): If you’re a hiker, this is the perfect name to show your love for the mountains and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Montgomery (Monty): Montgomery, AL is a beautiful southern city and the perfect country dog name.

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About the Author

Maura Hoff is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is dogs, travel, and hiking. She has been writing for over 10 years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Pennsylvania State University in 2016. When Maura isn't writing, she spends time with her husband and two Golden Retrievers, Basil and Sunny, in the Colorado mountains. Her passions are cooking, reading, music, and quoting her favorite show, The Office.

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