50 Best 8-Letter Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Tom •  Updated: 10/03/20 •  9 min read
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We’ve been on run lately with dog names of x number of letters. Today, we’re up to eight letter names! If you’ve just adopted a new dog and would like to find a very unique name, then you’ve come to the right place!

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We’ve done the research, and had some fun in the process, to find some unique, but meaningful names for dogs! Let’s get started!

8 Letter Boy Dog Names

Here are some eight letter dog names that might be a good fit for your boy dog!

1). Theodore: is a name that means “divine gift” in Greek. This is a great name, one that could even be shortened to Ted, Teddy or Theo. If your canine companion resembles a great big teddy bear, this is the best name you could give him!

2). Sterling: This name is of English origin and means “little star.” Does your fur baby have a star blazed on his face, chest, or back? Even if he doesn’t, this would be a cute name for a small boy dog who has become the star of your life.

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3). Maricio: this is a Spanish name which means “dark” or “Moor.” Do you have a dog that has dark fur? This could be the perfect name for a Chocolate Lab!

4). Jennings: this name is English and means “Family of (little) John.” If you have a small dog, then you might consider giving him this cute name!

5). Greggory: this name comes from the Latin and means “watchful, alert.” This could be the perfect name for a protective dog who guards his family and his home.

6). Coolidge: it’s thought this is an English name, which may have been given to a college servant or someone with an association with a college. If your boy dog is highly intelligent, why not choose this name for him?

7). Casimiro: this is a Polish name which means “bringer of peace.” If your fur baby has a peaceful spirit, this would be the perfect name for him.

8). Brentley: this name if of English origin and means “from the place by the hill.” Does your fur baby love to hike with you in the mountains? Or do you live in the mountains or near hills? Then this would be a great name for your dog!

9). Vincenzo: this is a Spanish name that means “victorious.” You could even shorten this to Vince! What a darling name for a boy dog!

10). Reynolds: this name is inspired by the actor Ryan Reynolds. He’s from Canada is also a film producer and an entrepreneur. If you enjoy this actor, then this could be a great name for your pup!

11). Marcello: this is a Latin name, which means “young warrior.” We hope your dog isn’t a fighter, but if he has a fighting spirit, then this could be a great name for him!

12). Gregorio: this is a Greek name that means “vigilant, a watchman,” and would be the perfect name for a guard dog, such as a Doberman, a Bullmastiff, or even a Giant Schnauzer.

13). Grayling: this name comes from English and means “gray-haired or pleasant.” Actually, if your dog is both gray-haired and pleasant, this would be the perfect name for him!

14). Franklin: originates with the English and means “free man.” This could be a great name for a dog who loves to jog by your side each day! You could even shorten his name to Frank!

15). Fletcher: this is an English name that means “arrow maker.” We’re pretty sure your fur baby doesn’t make arrows; however, if he runs as fast as an arrow, then this would be a great name for him!

16). Finnegan: this is an Irish name that means “fair, white.” If your fur baby is white or light-colored, this would be a very appropriate name for him. You could even shorten it to “Finn.”

17). Garfield: this name is inspired by the fat, orange cat that’s featured in the cartoon of the same name. If your fur baby is red or orange, then this would be a great name for him!

18). Claudius: this is a Latin name that means “fair, just.” Does your canine companion have a fair spirit? Or are you a lawyer? Then this would be the perfect name for your dog!

19). Crawford: this is an English name that means “from the Crow Ford.” This might be a great name for a dog that has dark, pretty fur.

20). Clifford: this is the name of the Big Red Dog, which is a character in the book of the same name! If you have a big, red dog, here’s the perfect name for him!

21). Winfield: this is an English name that means “from Wina’s field.”

22). Thatcher: this is an English name that means “roof maker.” We think this would be a really cute name for any boy dog!

23). Stanford: this is another English name that means “from the stony ford.” Does your fur baby love to play in the water? Does he enjoy climbing rocks? Then why not choose this name for him?

24). Shedrick: this is a Babylonian name that means “Aku’s command.” Aku was the Babylonian moon dog.

25). Kingston: this is an English name that means “from the king’s town.”

Eight Letter Girl Dog Names

Here are some pretty 8 letter names for dogs who are girls!

26). Violette: this is the French version of the English name Violet, which stands for those small, pretty purple blue flowers that come out in the spring.

27). Sunshine: the meaning of this name is pretty straightforward. If your lady dog is the sunshine of your life, then this is the prettiest name you could give her!

28). Serenity: does your lady dog bring you peace, joy, and happiness? Then why not choose this name for her?

29). Precious: here’s another name that’s meaning is obvious. If your girl dog is the most precious thing in your life, then this is the best name for her!

30). Penelope: this is a Greek name that means “with a web over her face.” While the meaning may be a little obscure, we think this is a very pretty name that would be a good fit for a small, dainty dog such as a Chihuahua or even a miniature Poodle

31). Tiffanie: this is an English name that means “appearance of God.” It’s a very pretty name that brings to mind something that near and dear to your heart, like your canine companion.

32). Savannah: this name is a Native American name that means “open plain.” Does your fur baby love to run in the fields? Then this would be the best name for her—and a pretty one, too!

33). Rosemary: this is an English name which is the name of an herb used in all types of dishes. Plus, it’s a pretty name for a lady dog!

34). Princess: this is an English name that literally means “royal daughter.” Does your dog come from a pedigreed line? Then why not choose this name for her?

35). Marjorie: this is an English name that means “pearl.” If your fur baby is the pearl of your heart, then this would be a pretty name for her.

36). Madeline: this is a French or English name that means “woman of Magdala.” It’s a name that would be fitting for any lady dog who is very beautiful and refined.

37). Lilliana: this is an English name that means “lily and Anna.” We just think it’s pretty and would be a great fit for a dog such as a Yorkshire Terrier, a miniature Dachshund, or even a Maltese.

38). Gertrude: this is a Dutch name that means “spear of strength.” This could be a pretty name for a lady dog who is strong and is possibly a service dog.

39). Cinnamon: this is an American name that is a reference to the spice that is used in baking and cooking. This could be a great name if you have a brown or red dog, who also has a spicy personality.

40). Chiquita: this is a Spanish name that literally means “little girl.” If you have a Chihuahua, this would be the perfect, and cutest name for her!

41). Bridgett: this name comes from Ireland and means “exalted, lofty.” You could choose this name for a Lhasa Apso, who has a regal air.

42). Beatrice: this is a French name that means “bringer of joy.” Awh, what better name could you give an adopted lady dog? You can shorten this name to Bea or even Trixie!

43). Caroline: this is a Latin name that means “free, beautiful woman.” You could even shorten this name to Carrie—how cute is that!

44). McKenzie: this is usually a male name, but can also be used for girls and it means “son of the handsome one.” While the meaning of the name may not literally fit a girl dog, the name is really cute and sounds like a Yorkie to us!

45). Angelina: what a beautiful name, which is an Italian name that means “messenger of God.” If your fur baby is an angel, then this is the perfect name for her!

46). Catalina: this is a Spanish name that means “pure.” If your lady dog has a lovely, pure heart and sweat spirit, this would be a very pretty name for her.

47). Gabriela: this is a name that can mean “able-bodied one of God,” or “messenger of God.” This name comes from various countries including Spain, Czech Republic, and Poland.

48). Felicity: is a Latin name that means “happiness.” If your dog is happy all the time, then this would make a pretty and apt name for her!

49). Annalise: this is a German name that means “from Anna and Elise.” This might be a great name for your dog if she is a German Shepherd, a Great Dane or a Rottweiler.

50). Leighton: this is a pretty English name that means “from the town by the meadow.” This could be a pretty name for a girl dog such as a Whippet!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of eight letter words for dog names and that you’ve found the perfect name for your dog here!

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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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