Dogster is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

250+ Australian Dog Names: Popular Options from Down Under

Written by: Rachael Gerkensmeyer

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 by Dogster Team

250+ Australian Dog Names: Popular Options from Down Under

Congratulations on your decision to bring home a new dog! Now that you have gathered everything that you need to ensure the good health and optimal happiness of your new furry pet, it’s time to start thinking about what you will call them. All dogs deserve a name of their own, and your new canine companion is no different.

You’ve decided to give your pup an Australian name, but you aren’t sure where to start looking. We’re here to help by offering 250 Australian dog names that might be perfect for your new pup!

dogster paw divider

106 Popular Male Australian Dog Names

There are many interesting male Australian dog names to choose from. Some are cute and spunky, while others are more serious and refined. Check them out:

  • Aari
  • Aruma
  • Ace
  • Angus
  • Alvie
  • Arvo
  • Archie
  • Archer
  • Aussie
  • Banjo
  • Baz
  • Bear
  • Bunji
  • Bardo
  • Bennie
  • Bentley
  • Biccy
  • Billy
  • Bitzer
  • Bloke
  • Boonie
  • Boomer
  • Bowen
  • Bonzer
  • Boujee
  • Bungle
  • Bruce
  • Brumby
  • Byron
  • Buddy
  • Coen
  • Charlie
  • Chook
  • Cable
  • Coogee
  • Coral
  • Cooee
  • Chappie
  • Clifton
  • Chockers
  • Crackin
  • Crikey
  • Cobber
  • Darwin
  • Dulili
  • Dingo
  • Digger
  • Dundee
  • Epic
  • Foster
  • Grommet
  • Greenie
  • Harley
  • Hogan
  • Hunter
  • Hyams
  • Huntsman
  • Indeko
  • Irwin
  • Jack
  • Jax
  • Jasper
  • Jet
  • Jervis
  • Jumbuck
  • Joey
  • Kai
  • Kookaburra
  • Kakadu
  • Levi
  • Loki
  • Mate
  • Malcolm
  • Mandu
  • Manly
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Miki
  • Monty
  • Norin
  • Nunkeri
  • Ollie
  • Oliver
  • Ozzie
  • Oscar
  • Ranger
  • Rellie
  • Ripper
  • Roo
  • Sammie
  • Scout
  • Sparky
  • Stubby
  • Taz
  • Tilly
  • Tinny
  • Wallabee
  • Wambat
  • Waratah
  • Weston
  • Wentworth
  • Yakka
  • Yolo
  • Zanthus
  • Zeus
Australian Cattle Dog Blue Heeler walking with owner
Image Credit: Tanya Consaul Photography, Shutterstock

dogster face divider

105 Fun Female Australian Dog Names

You may want to choose a name for your female dog that is feminine and positive, whether that means something whimsical or mature. There are many options out there, so check them out:

  • Abi
  • Abeba
  • Adalyn
  • Acacia
  • Alice
  • Adelaide
  • Alinta
  • Allyra
  • Amarina
  • Ariah
  • Ava
  • Bae
  • Badra
  • Bana
  • Bailey
  • Barbie
  • Bella
  • Bluey
  • Bindi
  • Brindabella
  • Canberra
  • Cassia
  • Choka
  • Cra
  • Cricket
  • Cate
  • Coral
  • Corindi
  • Coorah
  • Chrissie
  • Darling
  • Dianella
  • Goldie
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Inala
  • Isa
  • Isla
  • Indigo
  • Iluka
  • Imogen
  • Jacinda
  • Junie
  • Jannali
  • Jai
  • Jedda
  • Jarrah
  • Jiemba
  • Liane
  • Luna
  • Lady
  • Lulu
  • Lowanna
  • Lynda
  • Myaree
  • Manmarra
  • Medika
  • Nioka
  • Kalinda
  • Kanga
  • Kelpie
  • Koala
  • Karri
  • Kaya
  • Keira
  • Killara
  • Kiwi
  • Kolya
  • Kylie
  • Macadamia
  • Matilda
  • Maggie
  • Myrtle
  • Marlie
  • Matilda
  • Margot
  • Minjarra
  • Mirri
  • Moira
  • Molly
  • Moona
  • Ngarra
  • Nullah
  • Nala
  • Pengana
  • Piper
  • Pepper
  • Postie
  • Quokka
  • Rellie
  • Rianna
  • Ruby
  • Roxy
  • Sia
  • Sheila
  • Straya
  • Stella
  • Tart
  • Tahnee
  • Tillie
  • Tidem
  • Willow
  • Yakka
  • Yindi
  • Zoe
Australian Silky Terrier
Image Credit: Radomir Rezny, Shutterstock

dogster face divider

25 Unisex Names Based on Australian Geography

If you’re looking for a gender-neutral name, we’ve got you covered. Here are 25 ideas that are based on the geography of Australia. Maybe there’s a place you’d like to visit someday or one that you already love. Whatever the case, one of these names could be just what you’re looking for:

  • Adelaide
  • Albury
  • Barry
  • Bendigo
  • Boyce
  • Brisbane
  • Carlton
  • Darwin
  • Fitzroy
  • Fraser
  • Goldie
  • Grafton
  • Hobart
  • King
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Queenie
  • Talia
  • Tasmania
  • Thornton
  • Toowoomba
  • Uluru
  • Victoria
  • Wellington
  • Zeil
Australian Stumpy Dog
Image Credit: Yana Tinker, Shutterstock

15 Dog Names Based on Australian Foods

If you happen to be a foodie, you might want to name your dog after a popular Australian food that you really love or want to try. Whether you are into biscuits, savory foods, or chocolate, try one of these 15 Australian-inspired food names on for size:

  • Bikkie (a generic Australian cookie/biscuit)
  • Chiko (an Australian version of the Chinese spring roll)
  • Choccy (chocolate)
  • Fantales (chocolate-covered chewy caramels)
  • Jaffa (candy popular in Australia and New Zealand)
  • Lamington (Australian cake)
  • Lollies (Australian sweets)
  • Pavlova (fruit and meringue desert popular in Australia)
  • Orchy (Australian juice brand)
  • Snags (Australian sausages)
  • Spag Bol (the Australian term for spaghetti bolognese)
  • Tim Tam (Australian brand of chocolate biscuits)
  • Vege (Vegemite, a popular Australian spread)
  • VoVo (a popular type of Australian biscuit)
  • Yellowtail (fish that is popular among Australians)
Australian Terrier
Image Credit: Radomir Rezny, Shutterstock

How to Choose an Australian Name for Your Dog

Choosing a name for your new dog may not be something that takes weeks to work out, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly either. Think beyond stereotypical names like Rufus and Fido, and consider your new furry friend’s personality and temperament. Are they better suited for a fun, whimsical pet name or a more serious, sophisticated human name? There is no right or wrong answer here!

Keep in mind that your dog will have this name for the rest of their life, so you should be comfortable saying it many times a day for years to come. If you’re not vibing with a name, it’s likely not the right option. Spend time saying each name that you are considering out loud to see how it rolls off the tongue and how confident you feel about it overall.

hand holding australian shepherd dog's paw
Image Credit: Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova, Shutterstock

dogster paw divider

Final Thoughts

Whether you have a new Australian Shepherd or just appreciate what the country has to offer, there are plenty of Australian-inspired dog names to choose from. This list contains the ones that we think best represents Australia in some way. Hopefully, at least one of the names will stand out to you!

You may also like:


Featured Image Credit: LightField Studios, Shutterstock

Get Dogster in your inbox!

Stay informed! Get tips and exclusive deals.
Dogster Editors Choice Badge
Shopping Cart

Pangolia

© Pangolia Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.