What Are Southern Dog Names?

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Southern dog names are derived from names that come from the lower area of the United States. Some possibilities include Bocephus, Cooter and Scarlett.

Many people choose to use some of their old family dog names when deciding on the best Southern names for their dogs, but for those having trouble coming up with options, some of the most common Southern dog names for male dogs include:

  • Arnie
  • Amos
  • Bo
  • Cleavon
  • Grover
  • Grits
  • Jake
  • Junior
  • Mack
  • Twain
  • Vernon
  • Vonnie

There are fewer common Southern names for female dogs, but the most popular are:

  • Belle
  • Dixie
  • Rebel
  • Virginia

Southern dog names can also reference states, such as Tennessee or Georgia, and practical names like Spotted Dog or Yellow Pup can also be common.