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Australian Shepherd Names

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Need a name for your new Aussie? Check out these 605+ fantastic Australian Shepherd names!

Our naming guide has suggestions that range from cute and classic to sporty and active, and so much more.

Australian Shepherd names

Best Australian Shepherd Names List

Finding a perfect name for your dog can be challenging. So how do you find a name you love that’s an excellent match for your new pal?

First: Look at lots of ideas and take note of any that spark your interest.

Let’s explore hundreds of ideas explicitly designed with the Australian Shepherd in mind.

Cute Male Australian Shepherd Names

First up are cute and classic puppy names beloved by millions of dog owners. These charming monikers are great for a fetching furball like the Australian Shepherd.

If you have a male Aussie, here are great names to check out.

  • Chewie
  • Pluto
  • Alfie
  • Marley
  • Teddy
  • Bernie
  • Andy
  • Augie
  • Ziggy
  • Chase
  • Spot
  • Toto
  • Jasper
  • Blu
  • Murphy
  • Lucky
  • Barney
  • Percy
  • Wishbone
  • Buddy
  • Louie
  • Perry
  • Ernie
  • Finn
  • Bear
  • Odie
  • Rex
  • Tiger
  • Archie
  • Sully
  • Mickey
  • Leo
  • Yoshi
  • Shiloh
  • Blue
  • Brody
  • Max
  • Comet
  • Fido
  • Rudy
  • Wally
  • Artie
  • Coach
  • Hank
  • Gizmo
  • Benji
  • Jake
  • Patches
  • Archer
  • Milo
  • Morty
  • Champ
  • Waldo
  • Oliver
  • Murray
  • Charlie
  • Oscar
  • Barkley
  • Carl
  • Chance
  • Banjo
  • Henry
  • Arlo
  • Asher
  • Barry
  • Scout
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Cute Female Australian Shepherd Names

Are you bringing a female Aussie into your home? Then these popular, pretty names are worth exploring for female dogs.

They’re gorgeous and graceful, just like an Australian Shepherd.

  • Bailey
  • Joy
  • Emma
  • Sadie
  • Bella
  • Nellie
  • Angel
  • Addie
  • Mabel
  • Buttercup
  • Lily
  • Macy
  • Petunia
  • Penny
  • Olive
  • Kiki
  • Dixie
  • Candy
  • Mia
  • Willow
  • Maisie
  • Millie
  • Kylie
  • Luna
  • Clara
  • Pippa
  • Riley
  • Abby
  • Cleo
  • Dory
  • Zoey
  • Cookie
  • Ava
  • Ellie
  • Trudy
  • Minnie
  • Winnie
  • Bambi
  • Coco
  • Pumpkin
  • Lucy
  • Gracie
  • Violet
  • Madison
  • Happy
  • Charlotte
  • Pixie
  • Rosie
  • Lola
  • Chloe
  • Izzy
  • Amelia
  • Paisley
  • Hannah
  • Sophie
  • Elsa
  • Hazel
  • Daisy
  • Phoebe
  • Gertrude
  • Harper
  • Belle
  • Nala
  • Maggie
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Unique Australian Shepherd Names

  • Rascal
  • Gigi
  • Poppy
  • Jojo
  • Sheila
  • Bindi
  • Gizmo
  • Cricket
  • Talia
  • August
  • Flash
  • Skip
  • Dino
  • Abe
  • Barker
  • Hoops
  • Adelaide
  • Lutana
  • Jedda
  • Lincoln
  • Buster
  • Atlas

Strong Male Australian Shepherd Dog Names

The Australian Shepherd is an incredibly athletic animal. Considered one of the most energetic dog breeds, they need to run and work out at least 1-2 hours a day.

Considering their physical stamina, you could also consider strong and athletic names for Australian Shepherds that reflect the breed’s endurance and strength.

  • Brando
  • Boomer
  • Mack
  • Bruiser
  • King
  • Zeus
  • Prometheus
  • Rambo
  • Bruno
  • Vice
  • Blaze
  • Macho
  • Crash
  • Scorpio
  • Avalanche
  • Reaper
  • Ares
  • Ace
  • Hulk
  • Fury
  • Sumo
  • Spartacus
  • Butch
  • Vinnie
  • Titan
  • Caesar
  • Ghost
  • Yeti
  • Spike
  • Surge
  • Rocky
  • Fang
  • Moose
  • Thor
  • Panic
  • Tyson
  • Samson
  • Alpha
  • Hunter
  • Maverick
  • Chief
  • Rex
  • T-Bone
  • Magnum
  • Hercules
  • Diesel
  • Gage
  • Raider
  • Blade
  • Bane
  • Vader
  • Tank
  • Denali
  • Nitro
  • Killer
  • Odin
  • Brutus
  • Dozer
  • Trooper
  • Grudge
  • Jumbo
  • Duke

Strong Female Australian Shepherd Names

Female dog names can be tenacious and tough, too! These strong names are perfect for a pup bred to herd livestock on rugged ranches fearlessly.

  • Hera
  • Gypsy
  • Baroness
  • Justice
  • Brawny
  • Alaska
  • Huntress
  • Liberty
  • Nova
  • Beastie
  • Echo
  • Sheba
  • Diva
  • Jezebel
  • Amazon
  • Onyx
  • Scrappy
  • Jinx
  • Harley
  • Rousey – as in Ronda Rousey
  • Kahuna
  • Elektra
  • Midnight
  • Foxy
  • Alpha
  • Tiger
  • Jericho
  • Nyx
  • Vixen
  • Mystique
  • Katniss
  • Rogue
  • Taboo
  • Artemis
  • Dahlia
  • Attila
  • Indy
  • Queenie
  • Xena
  • Vega
  • Khaleesi
  • Medusa
  • Raven
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Elegant Male Australian Shepherd Names

You have to admit; there is something regal about the Australian Shepherd. Maybe it’s the graceful way they move or their calm, dignified demeanor.

With these characteristics, the Australian Shepherd is a perfect candidate for elegant canine names, like these picked out for male pups.

  • Charleston
  • Churchill
  • Hamilton
  • Fairfax
  • Francois
  • Wesley
  • Duke
  • Princeton
  • King
  • Redmond
  • Asher
  • Edwin
  • William
  • Bernard
  • Kingsley
  • Prince
  • Arthur
  • Berkeley
  • Emerson
  • Jacques
  • Baron
  • Clancy
  • Augustus
  • Lord
  • Alcott
  • Ashton
  • Kingston
  • Alfred
  • Gatsby
  • Winston

Elegant Female Australian Shepherd Names

Female Australian Shepherd names are both regal and refined, making great elegant dog names.

  • Amelie
  • Jewel
  • Chanel
  • Diamond
  • Harper
  • Princess
  • Duchess
  • Camilla
  • Fifi
  • Genevieve
  • Bianca
  • Aspen
  • Effie
  • Elizabeth
  • Ruby
  • Lux
  • Juliet
  • Octavia
  • Lady
  • Victoria
  • Afton
  • Jules
  • Aurora
  • Portia
  • Queen
  • Paris
  • Constance
  • Buffy
  • Sydney
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Smart Dog Names

The Australian Shepherd is considered a super-smart dog breed. As a result, veterinarians often put them near the top when it comes to canny canines.

Why not recognize your dog’s high intelligence with one of these smart dog names? Cute and creative, they instantly reflect the breed’s braininess.

  • Whiz
  • Einstein
  • Mensa
  • Guru
  • Dexter
  • Doogie
  • Nobel
  • Albert
  • Genius
  • Socrates
  • Sage
  • Freud
  • Rubik
  • Prodigy
  • Pundit
  • Sherlock
  • Wisdom
  • Tesla
  • Neutron
  • Brainy
  • Gates
  • Jobs
  • Curie
  • Egghead
  • Doc
  • Darwin
  • Beaker
  • Aristotle
  • Spok
  • Brain
  • Plato
  • Savant
  • Helix
  • Watson
  • Urkel
  • Wit
  • Newton
  • Princeton
  • Sheldon
  • Da Vinci
  • Havard
  • Galileo
  • Data
  • Scholar
  • Smarty
  • Yoda
  • Edison

Fast Dog Names

As an Aussie owner, you know that watching this dog run is a sight to be seen. Amazingly, they can reach speeds of 35-40 miles per hour, according to BubblyPet.

Use this as inspiration for Australian Shepherd names!

The following ideas perfectly reflect the Aussie’s ability to run at breakneck speeds.

  • Derby
  • Dash
  • Scooter
  • Go-Go
  • Frisky
  • Hustle
  • Bib
  • Bolt
  • Adidas
  • Marathon
  • Runner
  • Pace
  • Chase
  • Turbo
  • Nike
  • Trail
  • Speedy
  • Flurry
  • Race
  • Lightening
  • Porsche
  • Puma
  • Mustang
  • Flash
  • Sonic
  • Sprint
  • Peppy
  • Surge
  • Zephyr
  • Tempo
  • Pronto
  • Blitz
  • Reebok
  • Stride

Cool Australian Shepherd Names

  • Cinder
  • Athena
  • Kodiak
  • Roxy
  • Cooper
  • Yukon
  • Bandit
  • Jack
  • Bingo
  • Jackson
  • Dallas
  • Buffy
  • Dakota
  • Autumn
  • Piper

Australian Shepherd Names Inspired by Color

The Australian Shepherd sports some fantastic coloring.

First, there’s the fur. The breed standards recognize the following colors: blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black, and solid red (liver), all with or without white markings and tan points.

What a fantastic kaleidoscope of colors!

Their eyes are also incredible. Aussie eyes can be green, amber, hazel, blue, or brown, and they can even have two different eye colors.

Why not use your Aussie’s color as inspiration for their name? Here are loads of ideas inspired by colors specific to the breed.

Multi-Color

  • Pebbles
  • Checkers
  • Pixel
  • Freckles
  • Oriole
  • Mosaic
  • Rainbow
  • Spot
  • Tres – three in Spanish
  • Marble
  • Tre – three in Italian for the number of colors in a tri-color coat
  • Turtle
  • Dot
  • Hazel
  • Twix
  • Monarch
  • Camo
  • Caramel
  • Patches
  • Speckles
  • Harlequin
  • Dos – two in Spanish for coats with two colors
  • Sundae

Red or Red Merle

  • Poppy
  • Ambrosia
  • Amaretto
  • Shiraz
  • Flame
  • Amber
  • Tabasco
  • Scarlet
  • Rose
  • Penny
  • Clementine
  • Valentine
  • Terra
  • Merlot
  • Peaches
  • Hazel
  • Autumn
  • Red
  • Ginger
  • Saffron
  • Tiger
  • Sepia
  • Sienna
  • Goldy
  • Honey
  • Cayenne
  • Rusty
  • Chili
  • Copper
  • Fox
  • Marigold
  • Ruby
  • Brandy
  • Burgundy
  • Cheyenne

Check out additional ideas for red dog names.

Brown or Tan

  • Cocoa
  • Teddy
  • Russet
  • Moose
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tanner
  • Acorn
  • Chewbacca
  • Braun – brown in German
  • Bean
  • Heath
  • Brownie
  • Pumpernickel
  • Kahlua
  • Guinness
  • Godiva
  • Bear
  • Sandy
  • Sesame
  • Brun – brown in Swedish
  • Marron – brown in French
  • Java
  • Kobicha – one of the Japanese traditional colors used in kimonos
  • Mocha
  • Chestnut
  • Maple
  • Porter
  • Fawn
  • Hershey
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chip – like chocolate chip
  • Bambi
  • Topaz

Check out additional ideas for brown dog names.

Black and white dog

Black

  • Jet
  • Ebony
  • Inky
  • Tarmac
  • Zorro
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Ember
  • Shady
  • Nero – black in Italian
  • Coal
  • Smokey
  • Cinder
  • Midnight
  • Thunder
  • Noir – black in French
  • Ash
  • Olive
  • Stormy
  • Raven
  • Shadow

Check out additional ideas for black dog names.

White

  • Casper
  • Pearl
  • Gardenia
  • Bones
  • Frosty
  • Winter
  • Al Bino
  • Snowy
  • Cotton
  • Ivory
  • Ice
  • Marshmallow
  • Polar
  • Crystal
  • Powder
  • Boo
  • January
  • Sugar
  • Dove
  • Alabaster
  • Blizzard
  • Snowball
  • Ghost
  • Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian

Check out additional ideas for white dog names.

Black and White

  • Whaley
  • Snoopy
  • Tuxedo
  • Minnie
  • Shamu
  • Chaplin
  • Spade
  • Puffin
  • Cruella
  • Mickey
  • Harlequin
  • Oreo
  • Domino

Check out additional ideas for black and white dog names.

Blue and Gray

  • Blue
  • Aqua
  • Pewter
  • Sapphire
  • Cobalt
  • Stone
  • Teal
  • Marine
  • Ash
  • Fog
  • Cyan
  • Flint
  • Dusty
  • Sky
  • Storm
  • Navy
  • Misty
  • Slate
  • Azure
  • Gray
  • Grey
  • Silver

Check out additional ideas for gray dog names.

Australian Shepherd running in grass

Fluffy

Aussie dogs also sport an incredible coat that’s a bit fluffy and furry simultaneously. In addition, the breed is known for its luscious locks!

This is also an area of inspiration for Australian Shepherd names.

  • Fuzz
  • Locks
  • Winston Furchill
  • Mariah Hairy
  • Woolly
  • Fuzzy
  • Scruffy
  • Fluffy
  • Shaggy
  • Fleecy
  • Furby
  • Ruffles
  • Furcules
  • Furball
  • Flo
  • Silky
  • Harry/Hairy

Funny Australian Shepherd Names

Last but not least is hilarious Australian Shepherd names guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.

You need a sense of humor at times when it comes to owning a dog. After all, this gets you through the accidents and chewed-up shoes.

These sweet and silly names will make everyone laugh out loud!

  • Trouble
  • Romeo
  • Ole
  • Nacho
  • Jaba
  • Yoda
  • Frito
  • Dude
  • Skip
  • Bacon
  • Homer
  • Boss
  • Gonzo
  • McGruff
  • Chunk
  • Corky
  • Pee Wee
  • Tamale
  • Chuck Norris
  • Bubba
  • Spud
  • Fabio
  • Dilbert
  • Cletus
  • Frodo
  • Opie
  • Taco
  • Toto
  • Waldo

Final Thoughts

Finding the right name for your new dog is a big responsibility. You want to find something that fits their personality and appearance, and it should also roll off the tongue.

This guide to Australian Shepherd names includes 605+ ideas and is the most comprehensive resource online for naming this breed. You may also want to review our list of Australian dog names.

Ultimately, we’re sure you’ll walk away with lots of inspiration.

Maybe you like the cute and classic names. Or perhaps you want a name that reflects the breed’s incredible athleticism or their fabulous fur. The funny, silly names could also be a fit.

If you like a name and it seems like a match for your canine companion, we say go for it!

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Suggestions for Picking a Name

How do you choose a name? And once you’ve decided on a name, how do you teach it to your dog? We have a fantastic guide that makes it easy.

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Other Ideas?

If you have an idea for an Australian Shepherd name, let us know! Leave a message in the comment below.

We love hearing from readers and using your ideas to keep our site full of the best dog names.

Also, please share what you decide to name your new Aussie. Tell us about your dog, what you selected for a name and how you picked it.

Fun Facts About the Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is an incredible canine. Intelligent and hardworking, the breed excels with owners who can keep up with their exuberant energy and strong personality.

You’re a fan of this furry friend, but did you know these fascinating facts about the breed?

1. Despite the name, the Australian Shepherd isn’t from Australia.

These canines most likely came from the Basque region of Spain. Shepherds from the area first took their dogs with them to Australia and then to the United States. Americans, however, gave the dogs the name Australian Shepherds.

2. The modern breed was developed in the United States.

In reality, the breed as we know it today was developed in the United States. During the 19th century, shepherds in California bred the dog to help herd sheep.

3. The Aussie excelled on ranches.

The Australian Shepherd soon spread throughout the Western United States as a popular breed with ranchers. They were valued for their hardworking personality and ability to handle cattle and other livestock.

4. Rodeos increased their popularity.

For over a century, the Australian Shepherd was virtually unknown outside of livestock communities. That changed in the mid 20th century when a rodeo performer started an act featuring the Aussie. Audiences were wowed by the breed’s ability to perform elaborate tricks.

5. It’s one of the most popular dog breeds.

Today the Australian Shepherd is a beloved pet and considered one of the most popular dog breeds. The American Kennel Club (AKC) consistently ranks in the top 20 dog breeds.

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