Dog Names - A

Pet names for dogs from A to Z:
  • Abby
  • Abraxas
  • Admiral
  • Ajax
  • Aladdin
  • Albert
  • Alf
  • Ali Baba
  • Alina
  • Alpha
  • Alwin
  • Amadeus
  • Amber
  • Amica
  • Amigo
  • Amy
  • Angel
  • Angel Eyes
  • Angel Face
  • Ankle Biter
  • Apep
  • Applepaw
  • Aragog
  • Arak
  • Arcanine
  • Archie
  • Arielle
  • Aristoteles
  • Artax
  • Aslan
  • Asta
  • Asterisk
  • Atlas
  • Autumn
  • Averell

Most popular dog names beginning with A

Apart from names like Asta, Alenka and Abbey, dog names beginning with A are quite rare. The most popular names are Sammy, Rocky, Spike, Lily and Baloo.

Famous dogs beginning with A

• Prince Albert - has lovely eyelashes

Almost anyone will melt when they see big, sad dog eyes. Prince Albert, a Lhasa Apso (a Tibetan dog breed), has the perfect eyelashes: they are 5.35 inch (13.6 cm) long and the longest dog eyelashes in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records (2004). So if you have an especially dainty, cute and charming dog, a name like this would be an interesting choice.

Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso - Photo: Mikkel Bigandt/Shutterstock

Movie dogs beginning with A

• Alpha – the confident leader

Alpha is an especially apt name for very confident, proud dogs. This is also the name of the Doberman Pinscher in the animated movie “Up”. He is the leader of Charles Muntz’ band of dogs. To start with, he’s a scary character with a deep, grumpy voice. But after his collar breaks, which lets him speak, his voice is high and squeaky. Do you have a dog with a deep voice? Or a very high voice? Then try the name Alpha.

Mythological dogs beginning with A

• Argos – sees with his heart

Argos was the dog of Greek hero Odysseus. He took 20 years to find his way back home. When he arrived, he realized that strangers had taken over his house and threatened his family. He disguised himself as a beggar so nobody recognized him, not even his wife. Only his dog Argos wagged his tail when he saw Odysseus. If you have a loyal companion that sees you with his heart and would never be fooled - call him Argos.

• Anubis – the companion of souls

If you call your dog Anubis, you probably have a great love of ancient mythology. Anubis was the god of the afterlife and looked like a large, black dog with a head like a jackal. He carried out ceremonies in the grave and guided souls across the river Eridanus, the border between the worlds of the living and the dead. This name might be a little spooky, but it’s also fascinating. Anubis could work well for a dark brown or black dog with a long snout and pointy ears.

Life savers beginning with A

• Angel – squares up to pumas

The Golden Retriever Angel put his own life on the line in Canada in 2010 to save a little boy. The 11 year old Austin was playing near the house with no idea that a puma was getting closer and closer. Angel reacted straight away and stood between the two. Although the puma was considerably bigger and heavier, the dog gathered all his courage and fought the big cat. Angel was seriously wounded but thankfully he recovered at an animal clinic. A real little angel! Do you have a brave dog that’s your very own guardian angel? Then maybe this would be the perfect name.