127 Great Royal Dog Names to Make Your Pup Sound Regal

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Written by Maura Hoff

Published: December 14, 2023

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There are many dog names out there that can showcase your dog’s personality. Whether you’re going for popularity or meaning, your name for your pet reflects who you are and how you want to represent your dog. Specifically, if you live in the mountains, Rocky is a very appropriate name for your dog. Do you love to cook? Chef is an excellent name for a four-legged kitchen companion. Nevertheless, if your dog embodies royalty, consider a more distinguished name to honor your pet’s superiority in your family. Read on to learn about the royal dog names to make your pup sound regal.

What dog breeds are loved by royalty?

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Pembroke Welsh corgis were owned by Queen Elizabeth II and her family in England.

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If you’re choosing from royal dog names, you may want to start with a royal dog breed. Many beloved dog breeds are popular among royalty, so it’s only fitting to match the name to the breed. Consider the following breeds and their royal history as examples.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh corgi originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales, as a herding dog for livestock. This short, yet agile dog became a favorite within the United Kingdom’s royal family, particularly by Queen Elizabeth II. She named her first dog Dookie, and corgis have dominated Buckingham Palace ever since. 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Dating back to the 14th century, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel was a noble choice for royalty. Mary Queen of Scots originally introduced them to England, but King Charles I and his son Charles II made them popular. Today, they are loved by many for their intelligence, affection, and loyalty.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is an ancient that originated in Tibet. Its name may translate to “little lion” in Chinese, but this dog was created to be a pampered lap dog among royalty. That’s right, their job was to sit and look pretty while people admired them. It doesn’t get more royal than this dog breed.

Jack Russell Terrier

Follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles and bring home a Jack Russell terrier. Prince Charles owned this breed since he was a child, and he kept them in his family throughout his life. While their past may be royalty, Jack Russell terriers are also useful around the farm because they help with pests and rodents.

Pekingese

The Pekingese was bred originally over 2,000 years ago. They were companions to the royal Chinese family during the Tang Dynasty. In Chinese culture, they are considered lucky to this day. Their luscious coat, size, and special markings were sought after during their royal reign and were prized for their intelligence and affection.

Female Royal Dog Names

Portrait of a Shih tzu, shot in nature, vivid colors, blurry background

A Shih Tzu embodies the definition of royalty. People bred them to warm the laps of royals and to sit while people admired them from afar.

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If you’re going to treat your female pup like a princess, you may as well give her a princess name. Consider the following female royal dog names for your next spoiled girl.

  • Elizabeth (Lizzie)
  • Mary
  • Sophie
  • Anne (Annie)
  • Louise
  • Beatrice (Bea)
  • Meghan
  • Charlotte (Charlie)
  • Katherine (Katie)
  • Margaret (Maggie)
  • Alexandra (Lexie)
  • Josephine (Josie)
  • Estelle
  • Isabella (Bella)
  • Zara
  • Diana
  • Victoria (Tori or Vicky)

Male Royal Dog Names

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The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a beloved royal dog breed made popular by Mary Queen of Scots and King Charles I.

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Likewise, treat your boy like a prince by choosing one of the following male royal dog names. These names will immediately turn your dog into a distinguished young gentleman fit for a King.

  • Charles (Charlie)
  • Oscar
  • Felipe
  • Arthur (Artie)
  • Henry
  • Harry
  • Alexander (Alex or Xander)
  • Philip
  • George
  • William (Billy)
  • Francis (Frankie)
  • Jacques
  • Winston
  • Nicholas
  • Christopher

Royal-Themed Dog Names

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The

Great Pyrenees

has a royal past many people don’t know about. They were adopted in the seventeenth century to guard the Chateau of Lourdes.

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If you’re not in love with any of the historically royal names, consider a royal theme for your regal pup instead. The following names also make great royal dog name options.

  • King
  • Queen
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Ruby
  • Diamond
  • Your Highness
  • Heir
  • Duke
  • Duchess
  • Earl
  • Baron
  • Baroness
  • Tiara
  • Crown
  • Majesty
  • Countess
  • Emperor
  • Kaiser
  • Khan
  • Pharaoh
  • Sultan
  • Tsar
  • Caesar
  • Lord
  • Knight

Disney Royal Dog Names

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The dog that played Lady in Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” was a cocker spaniel.

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Additionally, Disney stories and movies are filled with royalty. From princes and princesses to regal-sounding names, the following Disney royal dog names are perfect for your furry friend.

  • Lady: The female dog from Lady and the Tramp
  • Mia: Mia Thermopolis from Princess Diaries
  • Anna: The youngest sister in Frozen
  • Elsa: The oldest sister, also in Frozen
  • Kristoff: The male hero, also in Frozen
  • Sven: Everyone’s favorite reindeer, also from Frozen
  • Aurora: Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
  • Ariel: Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  • Tritan: The King, also in The Little Mermaid
  • Eric: Prince Eric, also from A Little Mermaid
  • Belle: The beautiful Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Tiana: From the Princess and the Frog
  • Rapunzel: The princess in Tangled
  • Flynn: The male hero, also in Tangled
  • Jasmine: The princess in Aladdin
  • Merida: The protagonist in Brave
  • Simba: The eventual King from The Lion King
  • Nala: The eventual Queen, also from The Lion King
  • Moana: The protagonist in Moana
  • Aladdin: The protagonist in Aladdin
  • Mulan: The princess in Mulan
  • Cinderella: The princess in Cinderella
  • Pocahontas: The protagonist in Pocahontas
  • Hercules: The protagonist in Hercules

Fictional Royal Dog Names

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Many people don’t realize that corgis were bred originally as cattle herding dogs. Their short, yet mighty stature was built for speed.

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Whether you have a favorite book series, television show, or movie, there are many fictional royal dog names to give your dog a regal personality. Also, you can impress your friends with your intellectual wit.

  • Baratheon (Barry): King Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones
  • Ned: Lord Eddard Stark, also from Game of Thrones
  • Arya: Lady Arya Stark, also from Game of Thrones
  • T’Challa: King T’Challa, the King of Wakanda from Black Panther
  • Cersei: Queen Cersei, also from Game of Thrones
  • Leia: Princess Leia from Star Wars
  • Jadis: The White Witch and Queen in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Daenerys (Dany): Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, also from Game of Thrones
  • Hamlet: Prince Hamlet from Shakespeare’s classic work, Hamlet
  • Macbeth (Mack): King of Scotland from Shakespeare’s classic work, Macbeth
  • Mr. Darcy: Male love interest in Jane Austin’s classic work, Pride and Prejudice

Royal Dog Names Inspired by Bridgerton

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One of the oldest dog breeds to exist, the Afghan hound’s luxurious coat and stately demeanor show why the royals fell in love with them.

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The popular book series, Bridgerton, was written by Julia Quinn. Today, it continues to gain popularity because of the television series beloved by many. A show centered around royalty provides a list of fantastic royal dog names to add to your list of possibilities for your new friend.

  • Lady Whistledown
  • Violet
  • Simon
  • Anthony (Tony)
  • Bridger
  • Eloise (Ellie)
  • Benedict (Benny)
  • Portia
  • Hyacinth
  • Prudence (Pru)
  • Danbury (Danny)
  • Friedrich (Freddy)

Royal Dog Names Inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s Dogs

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Queen Elizabeth was known to always have a corgi at her side, and she owned more than 30 pups throughout her lifetime.

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Lastly, Queen Elizabeth famously adored her beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She shared her life with more than 30 dogs, including corgis, dorgis, and cocker spaniels. She received her first corgi, Susan, for her 18th birthday, and the dogs quickly became one of her life’s passions. Indeed, there is no better way to honor your regal pup than naming it after one of the Queen’s dogs. 

  • Susan
  • Honey
  • Sandy
  • Muick
  • Lissy
  • Crackers
  • Emma
  • Carol
  • Ranger
  • Berry
  • Vulcan
  • Willow
  • Monty
  • Sugar
  • Cider
  • Candy
  • Smoky
  • Piper
  • Harris
  • Chipper
  • Pickles
  • Fergus

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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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