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101 Awesome Australian Shepherd Dog Names

Dog Names November 15, 2019
Australian Shepherd Dog Names


101 Awesome Australian Shepherd Dog Names

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Australian Shepherd Dog Names

If you ever longed to feel like you were sitting in the mountains, enjoying the brisk breeze, soaking in the sweet aroma of the flowers and staring off into the distance as you a beautiful breed ran about herding your livestock, the Australian Shepherd is just for you.

Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Australian Shepherd.

  • Boomer

For any dog that loves to jump and remain active, a great name for Australian Shepherds.

  • Rambo

For a dog that loves to be in charge, something that is befitting for a dog like the Australian Shepherd that tends to put itself as a leader.

  • Avo

Short for avocado, this is one great name that many owners choose. Its simple and easy to remember.

  • Billy

For any dogs that love to play in water.

  • Bluey

A great name for hard working dogs, a name befitting a working dog like the Australian Shepherd.

  • Cobber

A perfect for that special dog that loves being with their family.

  • Digger

This is a name befitting a disciplined dog.

  • Grouse

A name for any terrific, amazing dog.

  • Kelpie

This is a name for an Australian sheepdog, meaning it refers to itself in some way.

  • Kero

Much like kerosene, this is for any dog that is as explosive as the Australian Shepherd.

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Australian Shepherd’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.

  • Beaut

Straightforward, this name is for any beautiful dog out there.

  • Sheila

A beautiful name for a female dog with as much sass and personality as an Australian Shepherd.

  • Dinky

For those genuine, true-to-heart pups.

  • Galah

A name perfect for that playful dog.

  • Lippy

A variation from lipstick, this is for a sassy dog like the Australian Shepherd.

  • Lollies

Derived from lollipop, an owner gives this to any dog with a sweetheart.

  • Cook

A feeling that evokes familiarity.

  • Conch

A name for a responsible dog.

  • Aces

A well trained dog that is top-notch quality (hence the term ‘ace’) .

Movie Dog Names

Naming your Australian Shepherd after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.

  • Sandy

A name of a dog from the film Annie.

  • Speck

From the film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

  • Puffy

This is the name of the dog from There’s Something About Mary.

  • Lucky

One of the dog’s name from The 101 Dalmatians.

  • Hank

A great name from The Truth About Cats and Dogs.

  • Zero

The awesome ghost dog from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • Max

A dog name from the movie Terminator.

  • Sam

The dog’s name from the film Lethal Weapon.

  • Daisy

Another name from the film Snatch.

  • Einstein

The name of the dog from the film Back to the Future.

Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.

  • Qawe

Meaning brave in Zulu, this is quite the unique name.

  • Dione

This means divine in Greek.

  • Sajovan

Meaning possessed of youth in Hindu, it might be a bit harder to pronounce.

  • Bhasanta

Meaning shining one in Pali, this is definitely not a name most Australian Shepherd’s will have.

  • Anpona

This means ‘I hear the sun rising,’ in the Sioux language.

  • Ichante

A name that means ‘from the heart’ in Sioux.

  • Rayna

A beautiful name meaning song of the Lord in Hebrew.

  • Raashida

Another name that means rightly guided in Arabic.

  • Handowan

A name that means night song in Sioux.

  • Lal

A short simple name that means precious in Indonesian.

Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.

  • Aussie

A slang term for Australian.

  • Sheila

An Australian term for a woman.

  • Mate

A simple name for a mate like your Australian Shepherd.

  • Boomer

An Australian word for the boomerang, it is great for a dog that is active like the Australian Shepherd.

  • Boomer

An Australian word for the boomerang, it is great for a dog that is active like the Australian Shepherd.

  • Ace

A slang term for excellent and something that well defines the appearance and personality of a dog like the Australian Shepherd.

  • Bikkie

An Australian word for cookie or biscuit.

  • Crikey

An expression in Australia for surprise. It is perfect for a dog that is so colorful and wonderful.

  • Catch

This is an ideal name for a dog that looks like it loves to run around.

  • Lassie

It has a similar appearance to the famous golden retriever.

Funny Dog Names

  • BBQ

A name meant to describe the fun blend of colors.

  • Avo

An Australian avocado, this is a funny name to give a dog.

  • Digeri

An aboriginal instrument delivering calm sounds, a feeling meant for soothing the owner’s heart.

  • Coldie

Coming from a term meant to describe cold beer, it is for that dog you love spending time with.

  • Doogs

This is just another variation of the word dog, but with a funny ring to it.

  • Greenie

An environmentally conscious name for a dog that loves to play in the wild.

  • Journo

A funny twist to describe an ever-ready dog (like journalists).

  • Mug

A simple term to describe someone’s face.

  • Snag

A sausage, this name can be used for food-focused dogs.

  • Rapt

Coming from the word enraptured, this is a light, fun way to describe a dog that enraptured you

Celeb Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.

  • Paddington

The dog from the advertisement for Bush’s Baked Beans.

  • Gromit

A name of a dog from the animated film Wallace and Gromit.

  • Verdell

A Brussels Griffon dog from the film As Good As It Gets.

  • Bulls Eye

A pet in the novel Oliver Twist.

  • Seaman

The name of the Meriwether Lewis’ dog who accompanied him in their famous journey.

  • Doug

The large dog featured in the Pixar movie Up.

  • Queenie

The name of the best cow dog in the West

  • Beautiful Joe

From the novel, Beautiful Joe: The True Story of a Brave Dog.

  • Tramp

The famous dog name from the 1955 Disney film The Lady and the Tramp.

  • Huan

A dog name found in the novel The Silmarillion written by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Final Thoughts

You can count on hours of fun and active amusement with the Australian Shepherd, yet if you can’t provide them with enough activities to keep them occupied,  they will turn into unexpected destructive, barking, annoying dogs. If you want to be surprised by the performance of your four-legged friend, train him and see what great potential they hold.


David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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