50 Best 9-Letter Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Julie •  Updated: 10/04/20 •  9 min read
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Adopting a dog has got to be one of the best things we ever are blessed to do in this life. What could be better than finding a companion and love to share your life with?

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If you’ve just adopted a dog and are looking for the perfect name for him or her, then you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we’ve searched high and low for unique dog names that are nine letters long. Let’s get started with the list! Enjoy!

9 Letter Boy Dog Names

Here are some nine letter dog names that are perfect for boy dogs!

1). Frederick: this name means “peaceful learner,” and would be the perfect fit for a boy dog who enjoys training with you and who learns in a peaceful way.

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2). Guillermo: this is the Spanish name for William, and it means “with gilded helmet.” This is a very unusual name and could be a great fit for a Spanish Mastiff, a Spanish Greyhound or a Great Pyrenees.

3). Ferdinand: this is a German name that means “to be courageous.” Is your dog protective and brave? Then why not choose this beautiful name for him?

4). Marcellus: this is a Latin name that means “young warrior.” We hope your dog isn’t a warrior, but we do think this is a pretty and unique name for a boy dog.

5). Pantaleon: this an Italian surname that goes back to the ancient days of Venice. This name was been traced as far back as 1004, when the Pantaleoni family moved from Greece to Venice. You may consider this name for your dog if he is a breed that originates in Italy, such as the Cane Corso, Italian Greyhound or a Bracco.

6). Salvatore: this is another Italian name that means “savior.” This would be a pretty name for any boy dog.

7). Peregrine: this is the name of a type of falcon. These are the largest falcons and are covered in grey to off-white feathers. These birds are great hunters, and usually hunt medium-sized birds. This may be a great name for your dog if you both enjoy duck or other bird hunting.

8). Princeton: this is the name of a prestigious university in the US, and would make a great name if you have a highly intelligent boy dog!

9). Roosevelt: this is a Dutch name that literally means “from the rose field.” These days it’s usually used as a surname, but would also make a very unique, unusual name for a boy dog.

10). Melbourne: this is an English name that means “mill stream.” If you have a dog who loves to play in the stream, or water in general, then this would be a great name choice for him!

11). Lindbergh: this is the name of the celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh. If your canine companion enjoys traveling with you, then this would be a great name for him!

12). Sebastian: surprisingly, this is a Greek name that means “venerable.” We say surprising, because it was a surprise to find this name comes from Greece! This could be a great name for large dog, such as a St. Bernard.

13). Sylvester: this is an English name which means “from the forest.” It’s also fun to note this name, Silvestr, is Czech and means “new year.”

14). Remington: this is an English name that means “from the ridge town,” and could be the perfect name for your dog if you live near a ridge, mountains or hills.

15). Nathaniel: comes from the Hebrew name which means “gift of God.” We know your fur baby is a blessing, so why not consider this name for him?

16). Ellsworth: this is a surname that comes from England. In fact, this is an old name that originated back in the 11th century AD. We just really like this name and it could fit a dog who has a very stately bearing.

17). Valentino: this is an Italian name that means “strength and health.” When we adopt a dog, they often help us to become more active. This is because we want to play with them, walk with them, and more. What better name could you give your new dog?

18). Alexander: this is a famous name that was once held by Alexander the Great, and many famous kings after him. If you enjoy history, this could be a great name for your fur baby.

19). Tennessee: this name is inspired by the US state of the same name. This would be the perfect name if your boy dog happens to be a Treeing Tennessee Brindle!

20). Macarthur: this is the name of an ancient Scottish clan from Scotland’s west coast. This could be a really cute name for a Scottish Terrier, Scottish Deerhound, or a Skye Terrier.

21). Phillipe: this is a French name that means “loves horses.” Does your fur baby have horsey companions? If you raise horses, then this could be the perfect name for your dog!

22). Broderick: this name is inspired by the actor Matthew Broderick, who is famous for playing the character Ferris Bueller.

23). Henderson: this is the last name of a famous football player Jordan Henderson.

24). Arlington: this is an English name that means “town of Alffrith.” This name might be fitting for a Bull Terrier, Beagle, are a Clumber Spaniel, which are all English dog breeds.

25). Monsarrat: this is a Spanish name that means “jagged mountain.” This could be a great name for your dog if you happen to live in the mountains!

Nine Letter Girl Dog Names

Now, here are some very pretty and unusual nine letter words for dog girls!

26). Guinevere: this is the name of English King Arthur’s wife according to Camelot lore. If you love British history and mythology about King Arthur, then this is a great name for your dog! And it’s pretty!

27). Nefertiti: this is the name of the famous ancient Egyptian queen who was famous for her beauty.

28). Francesca: this is a Latin name that means “free.” If your fur baby is a bit of a free spirit, this would be a very beautiful name for her.

29). Claudette: this is a French name that means “lame.” While the meaning isn’t as nice, the name is a very pretty one!

30). Constance: this an English name that means “constant.” What a great name if your lady dog is always by your side!  And this name can be shortened to Connie, which is also very cute.

31). Esmerelda: this is a Spanish name that means “emerald.” Does your fur baby have green eyes? Then this would be a very pretty name for her.

32). Josephine: this a  French name that means “God will increase.” We’re sure that your lady dog is a blessing sent straight from heaven. This would be the perfect name for her, because she will be an increase of love into your life. And you can shorten the name to Jo!

33). Angelique: this is a French name that means “messenger of God.” What a pretty name for a Poodle!

34). Briar-Rose: this sounds like it could be an alias for Sleeping Beauty or another princess! What a unique and pretty name for your lady dog!

35). Kimberly: this an English name that means “from the meadow of the royal fortress.” What an unusual meaning! And this is a pretty name, which can easily be shortened to Kim or even Kimmy.

36). Annabelle: this is an English name that means “gracious, beautiful.” This could be a very beautiful name for a Grey Hound, or another graceful dog.

37). Alexandra: this is a Greek name that means “defender of the people.” This could be a pretty, regal name for a Doberman or a Rottweiler, for these dogs often defend their families and homes.

38). Bridgette: this is the name of the Celtic goddess of fire and poetry. If you’re of Irish descent, or your fur baby comes from an Irish dog breed, this would make a very pretty name for her.

39). Dominique: this is a French name that means “of God.” This could be an elegant name for a Poodle, a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, or a French Bulldog.

40). Amorencia: this is a most unusual, beautiful name that means “proud.”

41). Jacquelyn: this is a French name that means “supplanter,” which could be a pretty name for a dog who has taken over your heart.

42). Chantelle: this is a French name that means “singer.” Do you have a dog who likes to sing or howl?  Then this could be a very pretty name for her!

43). Anastasia: this is a Greek name that means “resurrection.” If your fur baby has brought you new life, then why not choose this name for her?

44). Gwendolyn: is a Welsh name that means “blessed ring.” If your fur baby has brought many blessings into your life, this would be the perfect name for her. And you can even shorten the name to Gwen.

45). Esperanza: this is a Spanish name that means “hope.” If you’ve adopted a dog from a rescue, then she has new hope and would be a beautiful name for her.

46). Maristela: this is a Latin name that means “star of the sea.” Does your lady dog enjoy playing in the ocean or other water? Then this is the best name choice for her!

47). Cleopatra: this is the name of one of the most famous queens of ancient Egypt. This would make a pretty name for any girl dog, and you could even shorten it to Cleo.

48). Elizabeth: this is a pretty name that comes from Hebrew and means “God is my oath.”

49). Katherine: this is a Greek name that means pure and would be a wonderful name for a girl dog who has a pure, sweet spirit.

50). Brooklynn: this is an American name that means “Broken land or pretty brook.” We’re going to choose the meaning “pretty brook,” and believe this would make a beautiful name for any girl dog. You could also shorten this name to Brook, which is pretty cute!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article of 9 letter names for dogs and that you’ve found a great and fitting name for your canine companion!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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