153 Australian Dog Names From The Land Down Under

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153 Australian Dog Names

G'day, mates! We've come up with a list of 153 Aussie names to help you do that, any of which could be perfectly suited for any precious pup and will have you yelling "crikey!" We've made lists of thousands of dog names here at Cuteness and now it's time to travel to the land down under! Whether you are the proud parent of an Australian shepherd, or a random mutt you found at a rescue, either are worthy of a solid name with style, meaning, and that showcases their unique personality.


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Australian dog names for beach-loving boys

Boy dogs have a number of names to choose from, like any of the fun Australian dog names on this list!


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  • Ace
  • Archie
  • Aussie
  • Bambam
  • Bitzer
  • Bolt
  • Bondi
  • Boomer
  • Brumby
  • Byron
  • Chaser
  • Chiko
  • Chipper
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  • Copper
  • Croc
  • Dart
  • Darwin
  • Dasher
  • Digger
  • Dingo
  • Emu
  • Flynn
  • Fraser
  • Grommet
  • Grubs
  • Gunner
  • Hobart
  • Hopper
  • Hugh (like Hugh Jackman)
  • Hunter
  • Indy
  • Irwin


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  • Jack
  • Jackman
  • Joey
  • Kanga
  • Kango
  • Lamington
  • Ledger
  • Lightning
  • Mate (you can say G'day, Mate and really mean it!)
  • Mel (short for Melbourne)
  • Orchy (an Australian juice brand... this on is reserved for the sweetest pups)
  • Ozzie
  • Perth
  • Ranger
  • Roo
  • Shep


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  • Shred (sick waves, bro)
  • Skippy
  • Tim Tams
  • Trucka
  • Uluru
  • VoVo
  • Wallaby
  • Watts


Australian dog names for fun females

For the good girls of the bunch, check out these Australian dog names for female dogs, which range from classic to popular to funny.


  • Ada
  • Adelaide
  • Amelia
  • Aurora
  • Ava
  • Barbie (short for Bar-B-Q)
  • Bindi
  • Brindabella
  • Cate (like Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett)
  • Charlotte
  • Coral
  • Ella
  • Elsie
  • Emme
  • Harper
  • Hattie
  • Hazel
  • Indiana
  • Isla
  • Ivy
  • Keitha
  • Kylie
  • Lutana
  • Mabel


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  • Margot
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Naomi
  • Nicole
  • Olivia
  • Opal
  • Ranga (for the redheaded beauties of the dog world)
  • Sadie
  • Sheila
  • Tidda (a female bestie . . . man's bestie that is)
  • Vera
  • Victoria
  • Violette
  • Willow


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Aboriginal Australian names for dogs and their meanings

To honor the indigenous culture of Australia, these Aboriginal Australian names come with their meanings, so you'll know exactly what you're saying, and exactly what your companion's name represents.


  • Aaina: Mirror
  • Aara: Adoring
  • Abeba: Flower
  • Adeena: Goddess
  • Akifah: Devoted
  • Alinta: Flower
  • Bahiya: Beautiful
  • Basima: Smiling
  • Celyse: Heavenly
  • Indeko: Moon
  • Kalina: Love, affection
  • Killara: Always there
  • Maya: Home
  • Narelle: Little river
  • Tarni: Sound of the surf

Gender-neutral Australian names for dogs

Finally, if you're looking for a name any dog can answer to, these gender-neutral Australian names for dogs are hallmarks of Australian culture, and cute to boot!


  • Anzac
  • Barramundi
  • Bikkie
  • Boonie (one of those hats people wear on safari)
  • Brizzie (for Brisbane)
  • Canberra
  • Choccy (short for chocolate)
  • Damper
  • Deffo
  • Didgeridoo
  • Dundee
  • Gurge (after The Gurge, every Aussie's favorite band)
  • Jaffa
  • Kakadu
  • Mite
  • Pikelet (Aussie slang for 'a small pancake'. Adorable!)
  • Safarfar (pet name for a dog officially named 'Safari')
  • Saltie (a saltwater crocodile)
  • Snag
  • Snapper
  • Speedy
  • Syd (in honor of one amazing city)
  • Tasmania
  • Taz
  • Terror (but pronounce it Tara . . . cute and badass at the same time)
  • Toowoomba
  • Trek
  • Vegemite
  • Wagga
  • Wave
  • Weet-Bix
  • Wombat
  • Zippy
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Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!



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