Dog names that start with I


Dogs names that start with the letter I


1. Ibis

1. Iago

2. Icky

2. Ian

3. Ida

3. Icarus

4. Iella

4. Ice

5. Iffy

5. Icecream

6. Ika

6. Icko

7. Ilca

7. Icon

8. Illa

8. Idefix

9. Ilona

9. Ido

10. Ily

10. Idol

11. Imelda

11. Iggy

12. Imma

12. Igloo

13. Inca

13. Igor

14. Indhira

14. Ikos

15. India

15. Iky

16. Indiana

16. Illan

17. Indy

17. Ilo

18. Ioka

18. Incredible

19. Ira

19. Ino

20. Iris

20. Inu

21. Irose

21. Iphil

22. Irwin

22. Irko

23. Isabel

23. Iron

24. Isabella

24. Irving

25. Isis

25. Irwin

26. Isla

26. Isak

27. Issa

27. Iso

28. Ivana

28. Ito

29. Ivy

29. Ivan

30. Izzy

30. Ivory

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!