99 Western Dog Names

Border Collies working on ranch

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Whether you’ve just brought home a new puppy or adult dog, or you’re still looking for the perfect pup, part of the fun is deciding on a special name for your new canine companion. Picking names can feel exciting but also sometimes stressful—after all, a name is an important thing to choose! Western-themed dog names are great choices for any pooch. Continue reading for a fun roundup of Western name ideas for your puppy or kitten. First, let’s start with some tried-and-true Western dog names.

Top Western Dog Names 

  • Boots
  • Bronco
  • Cowboy
  • Duke
  • Howdy
  • Jessie
  • Mustang
  • Sadie
  • Tex
  • Wrangler

Tips for Naming Your Dog

Western names can suit any dog of any breed or color, though they are especially fitting for breeds known to work on farms and ranches. Such breeds include herding dogs, including:

Western dog names are ideal for pet owners who reside in the western or southern United States, live on ranches or farms or out in the country, or simply love country music or Western books, movies, and television shows. 

As you try to land on the perfect name for your new puppy or dog, also think about your new canine companion’s individual personality. Is your dog energetic or more laid back? Are they friendly and outgoing or more serious and reserved? Your dog’s personality will play a large part in the name you choose.

If you want, try out names for a few days before making the final commitment. Practice calling the name out to your dog and see if it sticks. If it’s perfect, great! But if it’s not quite right, don’t hesitate to move on. Once you have a final name chosen, your dog will learn it quickly! One last consideration—notice whether the names you’re thinking of choosing are easy to say. If it doesn’t roll off the tongue, you might want to move on. Don’t forget, you’ll be saying your dog’s name a lot!

We’ve pulled together a list of Western dog name ideas for any puppy or dog of any breed, shape, and size. Hopefully, you will fall in love with one of the names on this list. If not, it’s a great jumping off point to get you thinking and trying out names. Soon, you will be well on your way to finding your puppy or dog’s new name. Have fun!

Female Western Dog Names

There are plenty of feminine Western dog names out there for girl puppies and dogs. Consider one of these great choices:

  • Annie
  • Bailey
  • Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Cheyenne
  • Clementine
  • Daisy
  • Dakota 
  • Dottie
  • Faye
  • Frankie
  • Georgia
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Jojo
  • June
  • Lady
  • Lulu
  • Mae
  • Maggie
  • Magnolia
  • Millie
  • Oakley
  • Peaches
  • Penny
  • Piper
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sage
  • Sassy
  • Scarlett
  • Scout
  • Sienna
  • Sugar
  • Trixie

Male Western Dog Names

Most of these Western dog names are suitable for male dogs, and some are even unisex:  

  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Biscuit
  • Bo
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Charlie
  • Checkers
  • Dallas
  • Dogie
  • Duke
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • James
  • Jed
  • Jesse
  • Lee
  • Levi
  • Luke
  • Marley
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Rhett
  • Sawyer
  • Spur
  • Stetson
  • Twain
  • Wayne
  • Whiskey 
  • Woody

Names Inspired By Country Singers

If you love country music, this list of names inspired by county music singers will be right up your alley!

  • Billy Ray (Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • Blake (Blake Shelton)
  • Carrie (Carrie Underwood)
  • Cash (Johnny Cash)
  • Chesney (Kenny Chesney)
  • Dolly (Dolly Parton)
  • Garth (Garth Brooks)
  • Hank (Hank Williams)
  • Jolene (for Dolly Parton’s song by the same name)
  • Keith (Keith Urban)
  • Kenny (Kenny Rogers)
  • Luke (Luke Combs or Luke Bryan)
  • McGraw (Tim McGraw)
  • Miley (Miley Cyrus)
  • Miranda (Miranda Lambert)
  • Morris (Maren Morris)
  • Paisley (Brad Paisley)
  • Ray (Ray Price)
  • Reba (Reba McEntire) 
  • Shania (Shania Twain)
  • Trisha (Trisha Yearwood)
  • Willie (Willie Nelson)

Names Inspired By Western Movies

Western films bring us plenty of great name ideas, from locations to characters. 

  • Alamo
  • Barbarosa
  • Butch
  • Cassidy
  • Cisco
  • Hondo
  • Lone Ranger
  • Sundance
  • Tombstone
  • Tonto
  • Zorro