The 256 Best Black Dog Names for Females

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Written by Megan Martin

Published: November 19, 2023

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Bringing a new pet home can be an exciting time. However, amidst all the joy and fun of introducing your new puppy to their home, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to picking out the perfect name. Below, discover 256 different black dog names for females, ranging from nature-based names to mythology. Plus, learn exactly what you should look for in your dog’s name.

Top Female Black Dog Names

  • Luna
  • Stella
  • Moon
  • Blitz
  • Shadow
  • Ghost
  • Raven
  • Inky
  • Birdie
  • Nova
  • Lexi
  • Jinx
  • Roxy
  • Piper
  • Jasmine
  • Quinn
  • Evelynn
  • Bakes
  • Sadie
  • Echo
  • Abby
  • Lacey
  • Morticia
  • Wednesday
  • Elvira
  • Sabrina
Affenpinscher, 2015, Animal, Animal Hair, Black Color

Shadow is a popular name for black dogs!

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  • Sushi
  • Pepper
  • Oreo
  • Bean
  • Cookie
  • Cocoa
  • Licorice
  • Brisket
  • Blackberry
  • Bourbon
  • Vanilla
  • Olive
  • Reeses
  • Cola
  • Coffee
  • Godiva
  • Chia
  • Berry
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Fudge
  • Brownie
  • Milkshake
  • Macaron
  • Mushroom
  • Caviar
  • Espresso
  • Anise
  • Elderberry
  • Saffron

Female Black Dog Names Based on Locations

  • London
  • Paris
  • Seattle
  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh
  • Miami
  • Phoenix
  • Madison
  • Savannah
  • Florence
  • Virginia
  • Dakota
  • Montana
  • Victoria
  • Regina
  • Windsor
  • Barrie
  • Sarnia
  • Cali
  • Bello
  • Pasto
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Alice
  • Albury
  • Albany
  • Nowra
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Adama
  • Bristol
  • Derby
  • Ely
  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Belfast
  • Carlow
  • Eden
  • Aberdeen
  • Stirling
  • Paisley
  • Rome
  • Venice
Black Cocker Spaniel dog standing on park grass

Sometimes, picking a name off a special location can be a great way to name your dog.


  • Cinder
  • Ash
  • Smokey
  • Onyx
  • Diamond
  • Sapphire
  • Garnet
  • Opal
  • Jade
  • Obsidian
  • Pearl
  • Jet
  • Coal
  • Slate
  • Carbon
  • Soot
  • Agate
  • Flint
  • Crow
  • Starling
  • Swan
  • Bear
  • Wolf
  • Widow
  • Bat
  • Beetle
  • Panda
  • Fawn
  • Orca
  • Skunk
  • Eagle
  • Hawk
  • Bunny
  • Magpie
  • Lemur
  • Viola
  • Dahlia
  • Hyacinthus 
  • Iris
  • Hollyhock
  • Tulip
  • Rose
  • Petunia
  • Prim Rose
  • Lily
  • Begonia
  • Cloud
  • Nimbus
  • Rain
  • River
  • Elm
  • Juniper
  • Willow
  • Birch
Black Greyhound dog outside in a wooded area

Nature can be a great source of black dog names for females!

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Female Black Dog Names Based on Video Games

  • Zorua from Pokemon
  • Zoroark from Pokemon
  • Lillipup from Pokemon
  • Nafiri from League of Legends
  • Kindred from League of Legends
  • Lux from League of Legends
  • Seraphine from League of Legends
  • Rell from League of Legends
  • Barbas from The Elder Scrolls series
  • Harriet from Animal Crossing
  • Meeko from Skyrim
  • Vigilance from Skyrim
  • Aela from Skyrim
  • Njada from Skyrim
  • Tilma from Skyrim
  • Polterpup from the Luigi’s Mansion series
  • Riley from Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Jett from Valorant
  • Viper from Valorant
  • Sage from Valorant
  • Fade from Valorant
  • Neon from Valorant
  • Norra from Legends of Runeterra
  • Princess Peach from Super Mario
  • Rosalina from Super Mario
  • Daisy from Super Mario
  • Zelda from The Legend of Zelda

Female Black Dog Names Based on Movies and Shows

  • Taylor from She’s All That
  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  • Summer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Paige from Charmed
  • Giselle from Enchanted
  • Elle from Legally Blonde
  • Regina from Mean Girls
  • Cady from Mean Girls
  • Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Tia from Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Juno from the movie of the same name
  • Hermione from Harry Potter
  • Bellatrix from Harry Potter
  • Lady from Lady and the Tramp
  • Lucy from The Rookie
  • Harper from The Rookie
  • Angela from The Rookie
  • Claire from Modern Family
  • Haley from Modern Family
  • Alex from Modern Family
  • Gloria from Modern Family
  • Sugar from The Bear
  • Cinderella from the movie of the same name
  • Rapunzel from Tangled
  • Mulan from the movie of the same name
  • Tiana from The Princess and the Frog
  • Merida from Brave
  • Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
  • Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Katniss from The Hunger Games series
  • Annabeth from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
  • Piper from the Heroes of Olympus series
  • Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice
  • Jo from Little Women
  • Beth from Little Women
  • Amy from Little Women
  • Meg from Little Women
  • Anne from The Anne of Green Gables series
  • Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings
  • Elinor from Sense and Sensibility
  • Jane from Jane Eyre
  • Alice from Twilight
  • Esme from Twilight
close up of a dogs face

Literature offers several different amazing names for your dog.

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Female Black Dog Names Based on Astronomy

  • Star
  • Venus
  • Sirius
  • Vega
  • Aquarius
  • Cygnus
  • Delphinus
  • Andromeda
  • Cassiopeia
  • Lynx
  • Lyra
  • Auriga
  • Polaris
  • Altair

Female Black Names Based on Mythology

  • Hera
  • Aphrodite
  • Athena
  • Minerva
  • Hestia
  • Vesta
  • Nike
  • Artemis
  • Persephone
  • Iris
  • Hecate
  • Nemesis
  • Helen
  • Fairy
  • Banshee
  • Yeti
  • Kelpie
  • Selkie

What to Know Before Choosing Your Dog’s Name

Your dog’s name holds more meaning than you may initially think. This is because a dog’s name goes beyond a single word or two used to get their attention. When it comes to training and spending time with your pup, their name is often your primary way of communicating with them. After all, it’s likely one of the first words that they will learn.

As a result, there are a few steps you’ll want to take to help make learning their name easier for your dog. This includes choosing a shorter name that is easy to understand. Names ending in vowel sounds, like Sabrina, can be easier for your dog to pick up on than those ending in consonants.

You’ll also want to make sure you choose a name that can’t be easily confused with other keywords. This includes names like Kit, which could be mistaken for “sit,” or names that sound like other household members. 

Close up view of a Croatian sheepdog playing in the green grass.

It’s important to take time when choosing the perfect name for your dog.


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About the Author

Megan is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is birds, felines, and sharks. She has been researching and writing about animals for four years, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in biology and professional and technical writing from Wingate University, which she earned in 2022. A resident of North Carolina, Megan is an avid birdwatcher that enjoys spending time with her cats and exploring local zoological parks with her husband.

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