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Dog Names That Start With A

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

If you’re looking for some dog names that start with A, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll find the best name options for your puppy as chosen by millions of readers.

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This site, My Dog’s Name, has had millions of visitors looking for dog names, and often they’re being searched by a particular theme such as tough names or nerdy names. This gives us great insight into people’s favorite name ideas across a ton of categories.

We’ve taken people’s favorite names, found these dog names that start with A, and sorted them into a few categories so you can find an excellent name for your puppy.

Top Boy Dog Names That Start With A

First off, we’ll start with the body dog names. These are the top 50 male names beginning with A based on what our visitors have saved to their name idea lists.

  1. Asher
  2. Axel
  3. Apollo
  4. Alaska
  5. Alpha
  6. Alfie
  7. Atlas
  8. Archie
  9. Arlo
  10. Amigo
  11. Ace
  12. Aztec
  13. Aragorn
  14. Archer
  15. Admiral
  16. A.J.
  17. Argos
  18. Aki
  19. Angus
  20. Alfred
  21. Avalanche
  22. Augie
  23. Apache
  24. Augustus
  25. Angel
  26. Archibald
  27. Ali
  28. Adler
  29. Augie (Augie Doggy)
  30. Amos
  31. Ashton
  32. Ash
  33. Alvin
  34. Akira
  35. Argo
  36. Astro
  37. Ajax
  38. Akio
  39. Arnold
  40. Ares
  41. Adonis
  42. Atticus
  43. Abel
  44. Ammo
  45. Aslan
  46. Azlan
  47. Alcott
  48. Aries
  49. August
  50. Avery

Top Girl Dog Names That Start With A

Next up, of course, are the top girl names starting with A. Like the boy names these are the most popular options based on what our readers have loved and saved to their lists.

  1. Aurora
  2. Athena
  3. Aspen
  4. Ash
  5. Abby (Abigail)
  6. Ava
  7. Angel
  8. Akira
  9. Addie
  10. Alpine
  11. Artemis
  12. Amelia
  13. Addison
  14. A.J.
  15. Arcadia
  16. Alice
  17. Annie
  18. Alaska
  19. Ariel
  20. Arya
  21. Audrey
  22. Amber
  23. Anubis
  24. Aria
  25. Agatha
  26. April
  27. Amelie
  28. Autumn
  29. Ali
  30. Allie
  31. Angelica
  32. Adele
  33. Astra
  34. Aggy
  35. Anastasia
  36. Adelaide
  37. Amethyst
  38. Akita
  39. Amy
  40. Aja
  41. Alma
  42. Acadia
  43. Airabell
  44. Anna
  45. Anya
  46. Amanda
  47. Apricot
  48. Asher
  49. Avery
  50. Aphrodite
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Cute A Dog Names

As we move beyond the top lists by gender, we’ve grouped the remaining A dog names into categories. Our first group is puppy names that are cute-sounding. These are sure to be a hit if you’re looking for something sweet.

  • Applejack
  • Artie
  • Anika (Annika)
  • Angie
  • Alex (Alyx)
  • Ambrosia
  • Annabelle
  • Alfonso
  • Ada
  • Aida
  • Aldo
  • Ames
  • Aubree
  • Abbot
  • Ansel
  • Aaliyah (Aleyah)
  • Alexis
  • Arthur
  • Albert
  • Arianna
  • Ainsley
  • Abraham (Abe)
  • Azalia
  • Annette
  • Aidan
  • Alejandro
  • Alton
  • Antonio
  • Ashford
  • Armand
  • Adrian
  • Andie (Andi)
  • Alexia
  • Alina
  • Angela
  • Alonso
  • Ashlyn
  • Alba
  • Angelina
  • Alva
  • Alan
  • Andreas
  • Aimée
  • Apollonia
  • Alani
  • Aster
  • Amore
  • Alpaca
  • Alistair
  • Azalea
  • Apple

Cool A Names for Dogs

If you’re not so into cuteness but would rather have something cool like a tough-sounding name, this is the list for you. Other names on this list come from movies, gaming, and musicians. These are some entertaining ideas!

  • Attila
  • Andromeda
  • Aero
  • Andre
  • Atom
  • Axis
  • Avalon
  • Achilles
  • Abra
  • Adalwolfa
  • Afro
  • Adolph
  • Adalwolf
  • Austin
  • Aesop
  • Ambassador
  • Arwen
  • Axl
  • Aussie
  • Ahsoka
  • Archimedes
  • Ayla
  • Anastasio
  • Anakin
  • Aretha
  • Aladdin
  • Avril
  • Atari
  • Amaretto
  • Absinthe
  • Asia
  • Aldous
  • Arrow
  • Andretti
  • Aquirius
  • Atworth
  • Ackbar
  • Acer
  • Agent
  • Amadeus
  • Aristotle
  • Asteroid
  • Amazon
  • Ale
  • Alonzo
  • Armageddon
  • Atlanta
  • Amalfi
  • Azure
  • Al Bino
  • Audi
  • Andy War-Howl
  • Alanis
  • Asgard
  • Arf Vader
  • Alabama
  • Arfer Fonzarelli
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Unique Dog Names Starting With A

Finally, if you want a dog name like no other, these unique ideas are sure to do the trick. Some of these names were popular with our readers, but I’m sure you won’t find too many dogs at the park that’ll share your pup’s name.

  • Accalia
  • Akela
  • America
  • Amoux
  • Amaruq
  • Aiko
  • Alger
  • Alphonse
  • Almond
  • Atwood
  • Anka
  • Arnou
  • Akihiro
  • Albrecht
  • Airi
  • Aleu
  • Arturo
  • Albern
  • Akemi
  • Akeya
  • Adolfo
  • Alawa
  • Atsushi
  • Arcanine
  • Ayumu
  • Asami
  • Akiko
  • Anuenue
  • Acorn
  • Aka
  • Arata
  • Ji-a
  • Amoka
  • Aliikai
  • Asera
  • Aolani
  • Ae-Cha
  • Akamaru
  • Atka
  • Ama
  • Akiak
  • Amana
  • Ayame
  • Abejundio
  • Ashi
  • Ailani
  • Analu
  • Alemana
  • Armando
  • Akna
  • Aloha
  • Amstel

Finding More Names

To find more dog names check out the related links below or try our entire category of dog name ideas.

Teaching Your Dog’s Name

To teach your dog its name, you’ll need some treats and a little patience. You can follow along with our video below or read through these simple steps:

  1. Get some small treats, or break a larger treat into small pieces.
  2. Say your dogs name and see if they respond to it.
  3. If they do, give them a treat.
  4. Keep the treats on you and continue to practice the name recall multiple times per day.
  5. Slowly, your dog will learn their new name and eventually will respond without needing a treat.

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