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Red Dog Names for Fiery-Haired Furballs

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Red dog names are perfect if you have a pup with a reddish-colored coat. Our list includes 110+ fabulous ideas we think you’ll love.

Unlike popular fur colors like black, white, and brown, red is much rarer.  Still, a number of breeds are known to sport red fur, including the Viszla, Irish Setter, Dachshund, and several others.

Red Dog Names

There is just something beautiful about a dog with fiery-red fur. If you’re lucky enough to welcome such a dog into your home and are looking for red dog names, you’re in store for ideas that are creative, fun, and perfectly fitting.

To start, you could go with a name that plays on the word “Red,” like:

  • Red
  • Redford
  • Red Rover
  • Redina

Or explore the 110+ ideas below.

Red Dog Names Inspired By Shades Of Red

Anyone who has ever colored with Crayola crayons or picked out paint colors at Home Depot knows there are many different shades of reds. And that these colors have pretty unique names.

When looking for red dog names, you could use the names of different shades of red, including:

  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Brick
  • Burgundy
  • Cerise
  • Cheyenne
  • Copper
  • Crimson
  • Hazel
  • Maroon
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sienna

Red Dog Names Inspired By Famous Redheads

TV, movies, and books are filled with famous fictional redheads. There is also plenty in real life, too.

Check out this list and see if any inspire you:

  • Ariel (from The Little Mermaid)
  • Lucille Ball
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Carrot Top
  • Elmo (the red monster on Sesame Street)
  • Miss Frizzle (from the Magic School Bus)
  • Jessica Rabbit (the animated character in Roger Rabbit)
  • Wilma Flinstone
  • Pebbles Flinstone
  • Prince Harry
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Annie (as in Little Orphan Annie)
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Princess Fiona (from Shrek)
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Merida (from the animated film Brave)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Daphne (from Scooby Doo)
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Pepper Ann
  • Chuck Norris
  • Ginger Spice
  • Dana Scully (from The X-Files)
  • Kim Possible
  • Ron Weasley (a character in Harry Potter)
  • Eric the Red

Red Dog Names

Red Dog Names Inspired By Flowers

Many of your favorite flowers are either red or come in shades of reds. Admittedly, these work better for female dogs, but if you want to give your dog one of these names, go for it.

  • Amaryllis
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Calla Lily
  • Dahlia
  • Hibiscus
  • Marigold
  • Pansy
  • Peony
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Sweet Pea 
  • Tulip
  • Verbena

If flowers are your thing, here are even more flower dog names.

Red Dog Names Inspired By Other Red Animals

Dogs aren’t the only red animals. In fact, many a number of other animals have red (or orangish-red) coats. See if any of these fit your fancy:

  • Fox / Foxy
  • Cardinal
  • Lobster
  • Lady Bug
  • Tiger
  • Finch
  • Orangutan
  • Flamingo (if they have a pink hue)
  • Clifford (the big red dog)
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Red Dog Names Inspired By Food

If you go to the grocery store, you’ll see plenty of food and beverage items in some shade of red. This provides some pretty unique inspiration for red dog names. The list even includes types of red wine, which is perfect for wine enthusiasts among us.

Red dog names inspired by food and drinks include:

  • Apple
  • Beets
  • Berry
  • Brandy
  • Burgundy
  • Cabernet
  • Carenne
  • Cheddar
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Chili
  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberry
  • Current
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Ketchup
  • Malbec
  • Mango
  • Merlot
  • Paprika
  • Pepper (as in red pepper)
  • Pepperoni
  • Peppermint
  • Radish
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Saffron
  • Sangria
  • Shiraz
  • Strawberry
  • Tomato
  • Twizzler
  • Zinfandel
Orange dog

Red Dog Names Inspired By Red In Other Languages

Another cool idea is to use the word for red in another language. We think this creates unique red dog names that are hip, cool, and cultural.

Ideas include:

  • Rojo (Spanish for red)
  • Rosso (Italian for red)
  • Aka (Japanese for red)
  • Hong (Chinese for red)
  • Rot (German for red)
  • Dearg (Irish for red)
  • Czerwony (Polish for red)
  • Vermelho (Portuguese for red)

Other Red Dog Names

Before we go, here are a few final names to consider:

  • Ruby – a red-colored gem
  • Garnet – a deep-red gem
  • Phoenix – the phoenix is a mythological red creature
  • Autumn – autumn is full of orange and red leaves
  • Blaze – a bright red flame
  • Mars – they don’t call Mars the red planet for nothing
  • Spark / Sparky – as in bright red fire
  • Valentine – red is a popular color on Valentine’s Day

More Dog Name Ideas

Just because you have a red dog doesn’t mean you have to give them a name that corresponds with their coat color.

If you’re not inspired by any of the names above, try our online generator and find even more ideas. You can sort by your favorite styles and themes. Give it a whirl and see what names you find!

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  1. Sarah

    We have a big red English Mastiff named Peachie. We thought of Clifford, but she’s female… we thought of Fergie, but the kids didn’t get the connection, so they voted for Princess Peach from Super Mario :)

  2. Cassandra sladek

    Sedona, for the red rocks

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