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Australian Dog Names – 50+ Names from Down Under

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

G’day, mate! Are you looking for Australian dog names? If so, you’re in the right spot.

We’ve rounded up 50+ Australian dog names that draw inspiration from the Land Down Under.

Australian Dog Names

From country nicknames to popular animals to the gorgeous geography, there is no shortage of ideas. Get ready for some serious inspiration!

These names are perfect if you have an Australian breed or simply love the land of Oz.

Fun Australian Dog Names

Let’s get this list started! Here are fun Australian dog names we think you’ll love.

  • Aussie – a slang term for an Australian.
  • Ozzie – another term for Australian.
  • Dundee – as in the 1986 comedy Crocodile Dundee.
  • Sheila – a slang term for a woman.
  • Bloke  a slang term for a man.
  • Mate – a term for a friend.
  • Boomer – short for boomerang.
  • Didgeridoo – a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians.
  • Digger – an Australian slang term for soldier.
  • Vegemite – (or Mite) Australians love Vegemite, a hick, black food spread made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract.
  • Ace – a slang term for “excellent!”
  • Bikkie – a word for cookie or biscuit.
  • Bitzer  a word for a mixed-breed dog.
  • Brumby – an Australian term for a wild horse.
  • Grommet – a slang term for a young surfer.
  • Crikey – an Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment.
  • Barbie – in Australia, you put another shrimp on the barbie (aka the barbecue).
  • Steve Irwin – the name of the crocodile hunter.
  • Kiwi – a term for a person from New Zealand.

Australian Dog Names – Animals

Australia is home to dozens upon dozens of exotic animals, many of which aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Why not turn to these when looking for Australian dog names?

  • Croc – there are literally hundreds of thousands of crocodiles in Australia.
  • Roo – (or Kangaroo) this adorable animal is indigenous to Australia and is considered a symbol of the country.
  • Koala – fun fact: the koala sleeps up to 20 hours a day.
  • Dingo – a type of feral dog native to Australia.
  • Kookaburra – a unique-looking bird native to Australia and New Guinea.
  • Wallaby – a small marsupial in the same family as the kangaroo.
  • Wombat – a short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupial.
Dog in grass

Australian Dog Names – Geography

Australia is home to cool, cosmopolitan cities and simply stunning sites. As you look for Australian dog names, take a check out these gems.

  • Sydney – the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
  • Melbourne – the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in the country.
  • Brisbane – (or Brizzie) the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia.
  • Perth  a highly populated city on the southwestern corner of Australia.
  • Adelaide – another large Australian city, Adelaide is a beautiful option for female Australian dog names.
  • Canberra – the capital city of Australia.
  • Tasmania – an island state of Australia.
  • Hobart – the capital city of Tasmania.
  • Uluru – also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation.
  • Kakadu – a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia.
  • Bondi – as in Bondi Beach, a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney.
Beautiful dogs

Australian Dog Names – Aboriginal Words

And finally, let’s end this list with a look at words from the Aboriginal language. The Aborigines are an incredibly important part of Australia, and many of their words and phrases could make beautiful dog names.

Below are Aboriginal words and their meanings.

  • Amarina – rain
  • Coorah – woman
  • Jarrah – eucalyptus tree
  • Karri – another type of eucalyptus tree
  • Kiah – from the beautiful place
  • Kolya – winter
  • Kylie – boomerang
  • Mandu – the sun
  • Mani – equal
  • Miki – the moon
  • Nioka – green hills
  • Talia – near water
  • Youri – to hear
Dog on beach

Teach Your Dog Their Name Quickly

Teaching your dog their name can seem like an intimidating task, but with practice and persistence, your dog will pick up their name in no time.

Here are some tips to speed things up and make it a painless and pleasant experience:

  • Make sure you’re in a quiet place without distractions. This will help your dog focus.
  • From there, repeat your dog’s name. When he or she looks at you, say “Yes!” and hand out a treat. Try to do this 3-5 times in a row.
  • Continue to say your dog’s name in day-to-day interactions. Even if it seems obnoxious. Soon they’ll understand their name in no time.

Other Ideas For Australian Dog Names?

If you have other ideas for Australian dog names, let us know in the comments below! We’re always looking for new name ideas and use them to keep our site fresh.

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  1. Jennifer McDermott

    I have had several Australian Cattle Dogs. Their names were: Toojay, Banda, and Fitzroy.

  2. Kathy

    Mathilda (as in waltzing Mathilda)

  3. Nek&chrisi

    We named our little aussie Zeus

  4. Andrea

    I named My Australian Terrier Kelby 💙

  5. Kia

    I have a dingo puppy, I live in Alberta. I named her Sydney.

  6. Becky Mathis

    I m thinking about Bindi, as in steve irwins daughter,
    Formy little red heeler.

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