Choosing a name for your little red firecracker of a pup? Whether your new puppy is a fiery red-head or
To make it a little easier, we’ve rolled out the red carpet for you and created a colossal list of names that are just right for your red-haired fur baby. While this list of names was inspired by our red Goldendoodle, all the names are great for any breed that sports a red coat. From Dachshunds to Irish Setters to Irish Terriers to Vizlas to Goldendoodles to adorable mixes, there’s a name on this ultimate list for every type of red dog.
Do’s and Don’ts for naming your furry red-haired friend
Before you begin, here are a few tips on choosing a name for your new bestie:
- DO: keep a list. Jot down names that “fit” your dog’s personality. If a name has a “ring” to it, there’s a reason that it is resonating with you. As you add to your list, you may find a pattern. Maybe your list is filled with human names or old-fashioned names or names that start with a particular letter.
- DO: Say the name aloud. How does
itsound after the phrase, “Who’s a good dog?” 😉
- DO: Choose a name that has two syllables. According to experts, dogs
aremore receptive to two syllable names because the length allows the dog owner to add more voice inflection. (For more information, read Modern Dog magazine’s The Science of Choosing a Dog’s Name.) To make it easier for you, almost all of the names on our lists have two syllables.
- DON’T: Choose a name that sounds like a command that your dog will follow. This is confusing for your dog. (For example, “Lay” and “Layla.”)
- DO: Have fun! After reading the lists of red dog names below, check out our other dog name lists:
Red dog names inspired by shades of red
Red dog names inspired by celebrities, Disney characters, royalty…and race car drivers
|Alfred (E. Newman)||Ginger (Gilligan’s Island)|
|Amy (Amy Adams)||Giselle (Disney’s)|
|Anna (Disney’s Frozen)||Harry (Prince Harry)|
|Archie (Archie Comics)||Janie (Jane Jetson: The Jetsons)|
|Ariel (Little Mermaid)||Jessie (Disney’s Toy Story)|
|Charlie (Charles Finster: Rugrats)||Kim (Kim Possible)|
|Clemens (Samuel Clemens)||Annie (Little Orphan Annie)|
|Earnhardt (Dale Earnhardt)||Lucy (Lucille Ball: The I Love Lucy Show)|
|Daphne (Scooby-Doo)||Merida (Disney’s Brave)|
|Sheeran (Ed Sheeran)||Pebbles (The Flintsones)|
|Elmo (Sesame Street)||Peter (Peter Pan)|
|Emma (Emma Stone)||Princess Fiona (Shrek)|
|Fergi (Sarah, Duchess of York)||Li’l Ann (Where the Red Fern Grows)|
|Finneas (Finneas and Ferb)||Scooby (Scooby-Doo)|
|Florence (Florence Nightingale)||Wilma (Wilma Flintstone)|
|Ernie (Bert’s pal: Sesame Street)||Winston Churchill|
|Beeker (The Muppets)||Yosemite Sam|
|Nemo (Finding Nemo)|
Red dog names inspired by famous red dogs!
|Lady (Disney’s Lady and the Tramp)|
|Turner (Turner and Hooch: Movie)|
|Clifford (Clifford The Big Red Dog: children’s books)|
|Pluto (Disney’s comical dog)|
|Li’l Ann (Where the Red Fern Grows: classic dog book)|
Names for red dogs that are inspired by food
|Berry (cranberry, raspberry)||Merlot|
|Cheeto||KC (Kansas City BBQ)|
|Cinnamon||Pepper (red pepper)|
|Mango||Rhubee (inspired by rhubarb)|
|Meatball||Saffron (expensive spice)|
|Melon||Velvet (red velvet cake)|
Love nature? Try out these nature-inspired red dog names
|Cardinal||Rosy (Red Rose)|
Do you associate red dog names with energy?
These red dog names are inspired by the meaning behind this color that ranges from firecracker red to the muted hues of autumn.
Naming your new pup is a red-letter day and one of the first of many happy adventures that you’ll have together. For more puppy tips, check out our article on raising a Goldendoodle puppy. We hope we’ve helped you out and brought you a smile or two along the way.
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