Dog names that start with A


Dogs names that start with the letter A


1. Abby

1. Aaron

2. Adia

2. Achilles

3. Aina

3. Acton

4. Aisha

4. Adam

5. Aja

5. Aero

6. Akira

6. Aiden

7. Alba

7. Aiko

8. Aleika

8. Alaska

9. Alison

9. Albert

10. Alix

10. Alek

11. Alma

11. Alex

12. Amber

12. Alexander

13. Amy

13. Alfie

14. Angel

14. Ali

15. Ania

15. Alistair

16. Anna

16. Allan

17. Anne

17. Alvin

18. Annie

18. Andie

19. Apple

19. Andre

20. Apricot

20. Andy

21. April

21. Archie

22. Aqua

22. Arik

23. Aria

23. Armani

24. Ariana

24. Arnold

25. Ariel

25. Arrow

26. Asia

26. Artie

27. Auburn

27. Ash

28. Autumn

28. Atlas

29. Ava

29. Austin

30. Avery

30. Axel

How to choose a name for your dog?

Choosing your dog or puppy’s name is so important – once you’ve picked it, you can’t change it. So, you must make sure you pick the perfect one!

Once your dog has learned its name, you can use it to capture his/her attention, which makes communication between dog and owner a lot easier! That’s not to say your dog will be any more willing to leave the dog park when you call him, but it’s a start.

The most popular dog name in the UK is currently ‘Bella’. But picking a name can’t only be based on your personal preference – your dog needs to like it too!

Think about the sound

The first thing to consider when choosing your dog’s name is the length of it. Did you know that dogs only hear two syllables? It’s therefore better to avoid names that are too long, because dogs will have difficulty hearing them and understanding them. Try to follow a "deaf" consonant, a more "sonorous" vowel, or you can repeat the same sound: Lulù, Kiki …

Think of a clear name

Another element to consider is that your dog’s name shouldn’t resemble any commands you will be teaching him, otherwise he might get confused. For instance, ‘Kit’ sounds a lot like ‘sit’, or ‘Ray’ sounds a lot like ‘stay’. Make sure your dog’s name is clear and easily recognisable.

Think of your dog's personality

Other considerations include your dog’s size, sex, and personality. For example, short impact names are better for dogs who are independent or dominant in nature, as they will pick up on them more easily.

Dog name ideas

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name, why not consult our theme-specific dog name articles above? Discover the list of most popular dog names for 2020, find a unique dog name in a different language, or find the perfect name to suit the dog breed you own within a list of pop culture related ideas! Here are a few more for you dog lovers out there:

Dog names by language:

Whatever the name you choose, make sure it’s a name you and your family actually like. Though you undoubtedly have more freedom than when naming a human baby, ensure that it’s a name you won’t mind calling out loud at the dog park! A dog is a member of the family and will be your everyday companion for many happy years. You don’t want to be calling out a name you don’t like for that long!

Happy choosing!