Welcome back for more dog names! This week, it’s the letter D.
Daiquiri (Feminine): who doesn’t like a good strawberry daiquiri when you can get one? And with this name, you would always have one on hand.
Dainty (Feminine): a delicate option for a prim pup.
Drifter (Masculine): the exact opposite thing for a male dog that likes to plow into things and take corners too tightly at too high speeds.
Dryad (Feminine): from Greek mythology, a spirit or nymph that inhabited a tree.
Dolan (Masculine): a second name in Ireland meaning dark, associated with an Irish high king from the second century.
Delila (Feminine): a beautiful one, from Hebrew meaning delicate
Dapper (Masculine): a word you would use to describe your handsome man when he’s all dressed up in a suit, but also a cute name for a handsome doggy.
Dove (Feminine): as in the bird, associated with peace.
Dover (Masculine): a male option with similar sounds, but denoting a ferry port town in England, as well as several American towns.
Dekker (Masculine): I heard this one from a Guiding Eyes puppy raising page, and I liked it.
Dori (Feminine): just a cute one, and fairly popular for dogs already if you’re looking for something particularly wearable.
Dragon (Masculine): I’m not so sure about this one, but it’s easy to say and obviously brings up some powerful images. Do you think it could work?
Domovoy (Masculine): From Russian, meaning house lord. In Russian mythology, a domovoy was a benevolent household spirit that guarded the families with which they lived.
Doliver (Masculine): an English second name. I like it because it has the sound of Oliver, but the uniqueness of the D at the beginning.
Dittany (Feminine): a plant used in herbal medicine, also called the “burning bush”, as it’s blooms have a tendency to spontaneously combust.
Dorian (Neutral): a musical term referring to a scale often used in celtic traditional music.
Dulcimer (Neutral, but maybe masculine?): a box-like wooden instrument with strings stretched across it, played using hand-held hammers
Dolce (Feminine, pronounced with a soft CH): meaning sweet in Italian
Duende (Feminine): a word in Spanish that we don’t have an equivalent for in English. Connected to the excitement or emotional arrousal you feel at seeing or hearing something artistically beautiful.
Daphne (Feminine): “a small Eurasian shrub with sweet-scented flowers and, typically, evergreen leaves ” (New Oxford AmericanPrimie2017
Dictionary). This was also
Dutchus (Feminine): female equivalent of duke.
I’ve always had a personal affinity for D names, and I think that shows in the length of this list. I’d love to hear your ideas. Do you have a beloved dog in your life with a name starting with D?