50 Best 5-Letter Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Tom •  Updated: 09/30/20 •  11 min read
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Are you searching for just the right name for a new dog you’ve adopted? It can be challenging to find that special, unique name. We’re here to help you!

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We’ve put together a list of five letter dog names, which are, as you can guess, dog names that have 5 letters in them! Before we get to the list, we’ve put together some tips on how to choose the best name for your dog. Let’s take a look.

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Now we’re ready to take a look at the list of five letter words for dogs that might be the perfect name for your canine companion!

5 Letter Boy Dog Names

OK, now let’s get started with some 5-letter names for boy dogs!

1). Rufus: this is a Latin word that means “red-haired,” and could be a great name for a Vizsla, Golden Retriever, or even a Red and White Setter.

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2). Leroy: this is an English name with French roots. The French le roi means “the king.” If your fur baby believes he’s the head of the house, this would be a fitting name for him.

3). Kenny: is short for the English name Kenneth, which was a name held by a famous Scottish King, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century.

4). Davie: this is a nickname for the English name David, which in Hebrew means “beloved.” What a beautiful name to choose for your fur baby! Especially if he’s stolen your heart!

5). Linus: in Greek, this word means “flax,” and could be a great name for a dog with yellow fur, such as a Golden Lab, a Wheaten Terrier or an Anatolian Shepherd.

6). Jimmy: is short for the English name James. You could even choose the name Jammie, after the lead character from the show Outlander.

7). Lukas: is Czech for the English name Lucas, which means “from Lucania,” which is a region in southern Italy.

8). Luigi: this is the Italian form of the French name Louis, which was a name held by several kings of France. This is also the name of one of the famous characters from the Nintendo games that feature Mario—Luigi is Mario’s brother.

9). Mario: is the name of the main character in the Nintendo games. In Italian, this name comes from the English name Marius, which is the name of the Roman god of war—Mars.

10). Maury: this is the shortened form of the English name Maurice, which was the name held by two different Christian saints. Plus, we think this is just a cute name for any boy dog!

11).  Jayce: is short for the English name Jason, which means “healer.” This is the perfect name for a dog who loves to give kisses and heal your heart with love.

12). Bryan: this is an English/Irish name that may mean “hill” or “high noble.” If your fur baby loves to climb hills with you, or he comes of noble lineage, then this is the perfect name for him!

13). Ozzie: this name is short for the name Oswald, which in the Old English meant “power, ruler.” If you have a strong dog, such as an Irish Wolfhound or a Siberian Husky, this could be just the right name for him!

14). Marco: is the Italian form of Mark, which was the name of one of the first apostles. In Celtic legends, this was also the name of Cornwall in the story of Tristan and Isolde.

15). Ottis: is short for the name Otto, which comes from German and means “wealth, fortune.” If your fur baby has brought you much good fortune, then why not choose this name for him?

16). Hardy: this is a surname that comes from the Middle English word hardi, which means “bold, hardy.” Do you have a dog who is strong and courageous? This could be a great name for a St. Bernard or another type of large, strong dog.

17) Craig: comes from the Scottish surname, which in Gaelic means “rocks” or “crag.” Does your fur baby enjoy hiking and climbing rocks on your walks? Then why not choose this name for him?

18). Julio: is short for the name Julius in English, which was the name of a famous ruler of Rome, Julius Caesar. This was a popular name in Italy and France during the Renaissance period.

19). Aaron: in Hebrew, this word meant “high mountain” or “exalted.” This was the name of Moses, who is the man in the Bible who led the Hebrew people out of Egypt.

20). Elton: this is the name of the famous British singer, Elton John, who has become renowned around the world.

21). Rhett: this is the English form of the Dutch name de Raedt, which meant “advice or counsel.” It’s also the name of a famous blockage running character from the movie Gone with the Wind (1936).

22). Philo: this is the Latinized version of the ancient Greek name Philon, which meant “lover, friend.” What better name could you choose fo your fur baby, especially if he’s your best friend?

23). Alfie: this short for the Old English name Alfred, which meant “elf counsel.” We think this would be a great name for a boy dog who is playful and mischievous.

24). Alvin: this is an Old English name Aelfwine, which meant “elf and friend.” This is another great name for a mischievous, playful pup!

25). Anton: this is a name that comes from many countries, and is short for Anthony, which was the family name of a famous Roman general, Mark Antony, who fell in love with Cleopatra.

Five Letter Girl Dog Names

Here are some pretty name of five letters for girl dogs!

25). Irene: in Greek, this name means “peace,” and could be a pretty name for a sweet, peaceful girl dog.

26). Loree: this name comes originally from the Latin name Laurus, which meant “laurel.” This name become popular from the 9th century on in many parts of Europe.

27). Ginny: this name is short for the English name Virginia, which means “maid or virgin.” This might be a pretty name for a puppy.

28). Hanna: this name comes from the Hebrew name Channah, which means “favor and grace.” If you have a lovely, graceful dog such as a Greyhound or a Saluki, this would make a pretty name for her.

29). Honey: this is the English word for honey, which is created by bees. This would be the perfect name for a dog or puppy who has a sweet nature.

30). Aisha: in Arabic, this word means “alive,” and could be the perfect name for a girl dog who is of a lively, playful nature.

31). Daisy: is the name of the flower known for its yellow center and white petals. Another sweet name for a dog or puppy who has a sweet, gentle nature.

32). Molly: is short for the English name Mary. This is a cute name for a puppy!

33). Calla: this is the name of a type of lily that is sometimes white This could be a great name for a dog that is white or light-colored.

34). Adria: this is short for the name Adriana, and make a pretty, old-fashioned name for your fur baby.

35). Jodie: this name is thought to be a variant of the name Judy. We just think this would be a pretty, cute name for a sweet girl dog.

36). Jewel: is an English word that means “precious stone.” What a pretty name for your dog, especially if she’s the jewel of your heart.

37). Halie: is short for Harriet, which is a feminine form of the English name Harry. Plus, it’s not one you hear often at the dog park, so it would make a pretty and unique name for your dog.

38). Helga: comes from the Old Norse name Helgi, which means “holy, blessed.” If your canine companion is a blessing, why not choose this name for her?

39). Lovie: this name comes from the English word for love. If your fur baby brings much love into your life, then this would be a great name for her!

40). Olive: in English or French refers to a tree of the same name. This is a sweet old-fashioned name that would be a unique choice of name for your lady dog.

41). Heidi: this name is the nickname of the German name Adelheid, which means “noble type.”

42). Dolly: this is the nickname for Dorothy, which was the name of the lead woman’s character in the novel (1900) and movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1939).  

43). Essie: this is the shortened form of the Old French name Estelle, which means “star.”

44). Chloe: comes from the Greek word meaning “green shoot,” which is a reference to a new plant growing. You might choose this cute name for a puppy!

45). Brynn: in Welsh, this name means “hill or mound,” which could be a great name for a dog who loves to hike and climb with you!

46). Holly: comes from the English word that refers to the holly tree. We think this would also be a pretty name for a puppy!

47). Agnes: in Greek means “chaste,” and could be shortened to Aggie, which would be a cute name for a small dog or a puppy.

48). Daria: is the feminine form of Darius, which means “possessing goodness.”

49). Eboni: comes from the English word ebony, which refers to special dark wood that comes from the ebony tree. This name would be perfect for a Black Lab, or other dog that has dark fur.

50). Elzie: is short for the English name Elizabeth, which means “my God is an oath.” What a pretty name for a young dog or puppy!

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through the meanings of these 5 letter names for dogs and that you’ve found the perfect name for your dog!

How to Choose the Best Name for Your Dog

Finding a unique and fitting name for your dog can be challenging. So, we’ve put together these tips to help pick the very right name for your canine companion.

1). Choose a short name: scientists have proven that dogs respond better to short names. Short names are great for catching your dog’s attention. One reason is that they can hear this name easier, even in a crowded room or in a busy place such as a dog park. Plus, dogs are better able to understand and recognize shorter names.

2). Choose a name with 2 syllables: again, dogs are better able to understand and here names that have two syllables. Even if a name only has one syllable, you can pronounce it in such way as to make it sound like it has two.

3). Avoid names that sound like cues: this can be a hard one, but it’s best to avoid names that sound like a cue you’d give your fur baby. These include no, down, fetch, sit, stay, etc. If your dog’s name sound like a cue, he may not understand if you’re calling to him or telling him to do something.

4). Use your dog’s characteristics or personality: these can be a great source of inspiration for choosing a dog’s name. For instance, if you have a German Shepherd dog, you might consider choosing a short, German name for him. This is just one example, but you get the idea.

In addition, you can choose a name based on your dog’s looks, color, markings, and more. And don’t forget his personality! If you have a loving dog, then a name that means “beloved” or “loving” in another language may be a great fit for him.

The idea is to choose a short name, with two syllables, and one that fits your dog in some way. Remember to choose a name that has only positive meaning for you, too. This is because dogs are sensitive beings and will definitely be able sense any negative emotions or feelings you have about a name. So, to make sure your relationship starts off on the right foot or paw, choose a name that’s a good fit and has a positive meaning for you both!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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