101 Summer-Inspired Dog Names

Long days, warm air, getaway vacations — there are so many things to love about the season of summer. If you have a canine companion in need of a name, those hot months of the year and all that they come with can provide a wealth of inspiration when brainstorming a creative moniker. We've come up with 101 summer themed names that can help bring back memories of lazy days, all year round.

Happy dog lying on grass and feels warm with sunglasses and lemonade, thermometer
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  • Breeze
  • Sunny
  • Blue
  • Rivers
  • Jardin ("garden" in Spanish)
  • Sol ("sun" in Spanish)
  • Splash
  • Atatakai ("warm" in Japanese)
  • Sandy
  • Salty
  • Naps
  • Flora
  • Mango
  • Smokey
  • Camper
  • Digger
  • Piña
  • Coco
  • Icy
  • Greenie
  • Shade
  • Wala (a sun goddess, in Aboriginal mythology)
  • Ra (Egyptian god of the sun)
  • Helios (Greek god of the sun)
  • Malina (a sun goddess, in Inuit religion)
  • Ladybug
  • Firefly
  • Daisy
Portrait of dog in swimming glasses and flippers
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  • Sky
  • Forrest
  • Lake
  • Windy
  • Cloud
  • Shorty
  • Birdy
  • Leaf
  • Jasmine
  • Honeydew
  • Ant
  • Peanut
  • Beachy
  • Sunset
dogs on holiday
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  • Rainbow
  • Popsicle
  • Barbie
  • Floatie
  • Froggie
  • Red
  • Gemini
  • Leo
  • June
  • Julio
  • Augustus
  • Tanner
  • Milkshake
  • Firecracker
  • Otter
  • Pinwheel
  • Starfish
  • Marshmallow
Dog swimming
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  • Basil
  • Walker
  • Sam
  • Puck
  • Helena
  • Parker
  • Pony
  • Lemon
  • Maize
  • Flipper
  • Corona
  • Palmita
  • Sprout
Cute Dog With Sunglasses Relaxing on Coastline
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  • Fester
  • Bee
  • Ray
  • Dandy
  • Frank
  • Shel
  • Sprinkler
  • Mara
  • Hoser
  • Hattie
  • Misty
  • Shorsey
  • Sparky
  • Dipsy
  • Vera (short for "verano" which means "summer" in Spanish)
English Cocker Spaniel enjoying fresh water shower on hot summer day
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  • Barkley
  • Chip
  • Bikini
  • Flip Flop
  • Pepper
  • Luna
  • Dunes
  • Castle
  • Snowcone
  • Margarita
  • Shade
  • Kite
  • Summer

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 so it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect pet name that reflects their personality and potential. Because settling on a name for your new pet can be hard and emotionally wrenching (oh the indecision!), 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 below!