Male And Female Italian Greyhound Dog Names
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Also known as Iggy for short, the Italian Greyhound is a type of Greyhound dog breed that is considered to be a sighthound.
Categorized as a small dog breed, these hounds measure as the smallest amongst all sighthound type dogs, usually weighing at about 6 pounds.
Much like the standard Greyhound, they have a profound chest, tucked in abdomen, long legs, and overall slim build.
They are very fast dogs (like the standard Greyhound), but due to their small size, are quite fragile.
They have many similar characteristics as the standard Greyhound, but are smaller in size, so this should be considered when naming them.
The list of names below are meant to be used as inspiration when naming the Italian Greyhound dog breed.
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 Italian Greyhound.
Meaning ocean in Italian, this is a unique name to give to your dog.
Meaning auspicious in Italian, this is a good name for a fast Iggy.
Italian for ribbon, this can be ideal for a dog that is worth wrapping up in your arms.
Italian word for divine, it demonstrates the greatness that is your dog.
Meaning brown haired, it is also a common name for a male dog.
Meaning cute, pretty in Italian, this is a good choice for a handsome Italian Greyhound.
Meaning red color in Italian, this is also another popular choice.
Italian word for cold, this may be great to describe the hairless quality of the Italian Greyhound.
Meaning action, this is a great name for a dog that is full of energy and sprints quickly.
This is an Italian word meaning little boy.
Female Dog Names
The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Italian Greyhound’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.
An Italian word for faith, describing your Italian Greyhound’s faithful attitude.
This means pearl in Italian and can be used to describe the preciousness of your female Iggy.
Meaning bead in Italian.
Meaning victory in Italian, this can describe the fact that your Italian Greyhound is so fast it will always remain victorious.
A name meaning dance in Italian.
This is a word meaning beauty, and can be used to describe the sheer beauty of this breed.
Meaning music, this is a great name for this dog.
A word meaning dove, this is used to describe the light gracefulness of the Italian Greyhound.
A name meaning bud, this is perfect for a companion like this breed.
Meaning freedom, it is a name that describes the free running quality of the Italian Greyhound.
Movie Dog Names
Naming your Italian Greyhound 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.
A simple name for a dog and reference to the character from Home Alone.
The name of a dog in The Princess Bride.
The name of one of the female characters in Harry Potter.
A character from the film Garbo.
The name of the fish that is being sought after in Finding Nemo.
Referring to the famous actor Tom Hanks.
The main protagonist in the movie Terminator.
Referring to the actor Ian McKellen.
A name that sort of fits the look of the Italian Greyhound, but referring to the character in Harry Potter.
Referring to the famous actor Marlon Brando.
Referring to the actor Liam Neeson, and sort of fitting name for this leading dog.
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.
This name means ‘creative man’ in Italian. It is perfect for an Italian Greyhound that looks chic.
For any Italian Greyhound that is full of never-ending energy, this is a great name to give it since it is a sight of fatigue or distress.
Meaning kiss in Italian, it is perfect for a dog that deserves a lot of kisses and attention.
It means sweet in Italian and reminds people of the classy brand Dolce and Gabbana.
Named after the Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.
This name refers to someone that loves to explore, hence the perfect match for your Iggy.
Meaning brave and strong, this is perfect for a dog like the Italian Greyhound.
- Zitto If you have a collie or another dog that doesn’t bark much, you may want to consider the name Zitto. Zitto means “quiet” in Italian.
Coming from the latin word Mars which means warlike.
Meaning renowned fighter in Italian, it is a perfect name that describes the fighting spirit of the Italian Greyhound.
If your Iggy has a brown coat, this name is ideal for it.
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.
This is a great name if you love coffee and have an energetic dog like the Italian Greyhound.
Rocco is an Italian name that means “battle cry.”
An Iggy that has a chocolate colored coat should be named this.
Meaning tall in Italian, this is perfect for a lean tall dog like your Iggy.
A name that is perfect for an Italian Greyhound that is truly fit.
This is a noble name in Italian, which fits the appearance the Italian Greyhound holds.
A classic female dog name, but also perfect for a elegant dog like the Italian Greyhound.
This means wolf in Italian, and is great for a dog that has the speed and build of one.
Meaning first in Italian, this is an easy name to remember and great to label a dog as fast as your Italian Greyhound.
Meaning lion in Italian, this is great for a dog that is as great as the animal.
Funny Dog Names
Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.
This is a funny name to describe how skinny the dog is.
- Slim Jim
Another reference to the dog’s slim appearance.
A silly name referring to the fact that the dog does not have much fat.
Referring to the Italian Greyhound’s grey coat. It is just a simple silly name.
This is a name referring to the Greyhound’s lack of fat and that it is nothing but bones.
A silly name because it merely describes the running quality of the dog.
It always seems like the dog is about to escape when it is running so that is why it is funny.
This name is perfect for a dog that is super hyperactive.
A name that is funny because it refers to the A.D.D. quality of the dog when it runs so quickly.
A silly name referring to the light weight quality of the dog.
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.
This is the name of the pet of Bella Thorne.
- Walter Gene
Ashley Benson’s dog name.
The name of Ariana Grande’s dog.
This is the name of the singer Miley Cyrus’ dog.
British singer Rita Ora’s dog.
This is the name of Kylie Jenner’s dog.
Ian Harding’s dog name.
This is another famous celebrities dog name – the dog of Harry Styles.
The name of Hilary Duff’s dog.
The name of Lauren Conrad’s pet hound.