Awesome Country Dog Names – 175 Southern Names You’ll Love
by Jessi Larson
Country dog names are so fun, so twangy and definitely unique.
For these southern dog names, the most obvious starting point is to look at country music, the popular genre that originated in the Southern United States. Other areas of inspiration are locations, characters and things that correspond with the country lifestyle.
You don’t have to live in the south, however, to like country dog names. Anyone who appreciates the country life and its fun, laid back vibe should consider these names, especially if you have a dog with a chill, loving personality.
Country Dog Names Inspired by Male Singers
Garth – Because Garth Brooks rules the world of country music! You can also call your pup Brooks in reference to the singer.
Buck – For Buck Owens, a pioneering musician and one time co-host of Hee Haw.
Waylon – As in Waylon Jennings, the quintessential country singer.
Johnny or Cash – Both make fun country dog names and pay tribute to an amazing man.
McGraw – An ode to Tim McGraw, the handsome singer of hits like “Indian Outlaw,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” and “I Like It, I Love It.”
Vince – Like Vince Gill, a popular country singer since the ’80s.
Kenny Rogers – It’s just one of those country dog names where you have to say both the first and last name!
Randy – In honor of crooner Randy Travis.
Hank – Both Hank Williams and his son Hank Williams Jr. are influential country stars in their own right.
Conway – Hello, darling! Conway Twitty ruled the country charts in the ’70s.
Kenny or Chesney – Either one works to honor the popular singer.
Willie Nelson – The doobie-loving, old-school country star.
Merle – Named after Merle Haggard, an incredibly talented musician who revolutionized country music.
Blake or Shelton – A country music star, Blake Shelton broadened his appeal when he became a judge on The Voice.
Dwight – For Dwight Yoakam, a popular country singer since the early ’80s and also a talented actor.
Paisley – For Brad Paisley, a charming and successful modern country star.
Billy Ray – The Achy Breaky Heart singer is one-hit wonder with a fabulous mullet and a famous daughter.
Toby Keith – How do you like me now? This is a super cute name for a bold, brash dog.
Aldean – Newcomer Jason Aldean is quite the country rabble rouser.
Dierks or Bentley – Either one works when naming your dog after the handsome country star.
Trace – For Trace Atkins, another platinum country crooner.
Country Dog Names Inspired by Female Singers
Reba – The bubbly and talented redhead Reba McEntire.
Shania or Twain – The Canadian singer is so good, she topped both the country and pop charts.
Dolly – As in Dolly Parton, the legendary, larger-than-life country superstar.
Faith – Named after the gorgeous and talented Faith Hill.
Patsy – Patsy Cline is a major country icon with hits like “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” Her career was sadly cut short when she died in a plane crash at 30. She did so much in such a short time!
Loretta – Loretta Lynn is another legendary country singer. In fact, she remains the most awarded female country recording artist.
Wynonna – Wynonna Judd found success as part of The Judds and also as a solo artist.
Tammy Wynette – Called the “First Lady of Country Music,” Tammy Wynette’s best-known song is “Stand by Your Man.”
Taylor Swift or T. Shift – Ah yes, that young, trendy country/pop star who loves to write songs about her ex boyfriends.
Tanya Tucker – She’s been a country music stable since the late ’70s.
Carrie – Oh Carrie Underwood, you beautiful, talented American Idol.
Gretchen – Gretchen Wilson is most famous for the mega hit “Redneck Woman.”
Jo Dee – Singer of “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Jo Dee Messina has had six songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart.
Martina – Martina McBride has one of the widest singing ranges in country music. Sing it, sister!
Miranda – As in Miranda Lambert, the cute, feisty firecracker.
Trisha – For Trisha Yearwood, songstress of “She’s in Love with the Boy” and wife to Garth Brooks.
Country Dog Names Based on Bands
Dixie – Inspired by the country trio The Dixie Chicks.
Alabama – The band behind hits like “Mountain Music” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band.”
Judd – Like The Judds, the country act of mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd.
Brooks or Dunn – For Brooks & Dunn, the country duo that has rocked out since 1990.
Lady Antebellum – If you have a fabulous female dog, why not name her after this fabulous country group?
Zac Brown – the Zac Brown band has been topping charts since the early 2000s.
Lonestar – Unless you were living under a rock in the year 2000, you surely heard of the song “Amazed” by Lonestar. They have had a plethora of other hits.
Montgomery Gentry – A duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky.
Rascal Flatts – A mega-popular country band with 13 songs to hit No. 1.
SHeDAISY – A super cute name for a spunky girl dog!
Country Dog Names Based on Location and Landmarks
These locations also make great country dog names!
- Opry (like the Grand Ole Opry)
Other Southern Dog Names
And last but certainly not least, here is a hodgepodge of other country dog names that capture the essence of the lifestyle.
Female Southern Dog Names
- Daisy May
- Sugarbaker (from Designing Women)
Male Southern Dog Names
- Bobby Jo
- Bo Duke / Bo
- John Boy
- Old Boy
If you have other ideas for country dog names, we’d love to hear them. Let us know below!
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