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81 Dog Names Starting With Z For Your Zesty Pup

Written by: Patricia Dickson

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Patricia Dickson

Dog Names Starting With Z

81 Dog Names Starting With Z For Your Zesty Pup

For many dog owners, choosing an original name is challenging, but what better way to pick a unique name for your dog than to pick a name that starts with a unique letter? If you followed the same train of thought, you probably thought of the letter Z pretty quickly.

Z is a letter used rarely in the English language, which makes it the perfect choice for a dog’s name. Luckily for you, we’ve assembled a list of 81 dog names, beginning with Z, that should help you name your pup.

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How to Name Your Dog

Every dog owner wants to ensure their dog has a great name, but they may need help to come up with one. One way is to focus on your pup’s personality. Perhaps they’re incredibly energetic, so you name them something that reflects, or maybe they’re the opposite and are very laid back and calm.

However, you can also consider your interests when developing a list of possible names. Are you a bookworm or a cinephile? If you are, you can look for inspiration in movies and books for the perfect title for your new pup.

Male Dog Names Beginning with Z

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Let’s start with the basics. If you’re welcoming a good boy into your home, you might have some ideas in mind for names. When you don’t know much about the dog’s personality, you can always fall back on names for boy dogs.

  • Zeus
  • Zillah
  • Zion
  • Zack
  • Zolt
  • Zeb
  • Zeke
  • Zavier
  • Zaynab
  • Zo
  • Zay
  • Zelus
  • Zetes
  • Zhao

Female Dog Names Beginning with Z

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Now it’s the Good Girls’ turn. Just like with male dogs, if you don’t know much about your new dog’s personality, you can give them a name based on their sex. If a female dog will be entering your home soon, this list of names is for you.

  • Zoey
  • Zorra
  • Zotti
  • Zu
  • Ziva
  • Zia
  • Zuni
  • Zendaya
  • Zeita
  • Zuki
  • Zella
  • Zelllie
  • Zofia
  • Zayda
  • Zhi


Dog Names Beginning with Z for Energetic Dogs

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Most dogs love to run and play. Nothing makes them happier than moving around and expending as much energy as possible by playing catch, going for walks, and bolting through your house as fast as possible. If that sounds like your furry friend, this list of names is ideal.

  • Zippy
  • Zippo
  • Zipper
  • Zip
  • Ziggy
  • Zig Zag
  • Zoom
  • Zoomy
  • Zoomer
  • Zap
  • Zapper
  • Zebra

Dog Names Beginning with Z for Laidback Dogs

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In contrast to the previous entry, maybe your furry friend isn’t fond of running and playing and prefers to lie next to you on the couch. Some dogs get the most delight out of lounging around, tucking themselves under a blanket, and curling up by a fire. This list of names is made with those pups in mind.

  • Zephyr
  • Zen
  • Zombie
  • Zleepy
  • Zodiac


Dog Names Beginning with Z that Come from Pop Culture

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Turning to pop culture can be a good solution if you want to name your dog after your interests, but nothing comes to mind.  You can get ideas from literature, films, and video games. If you want to name your dog after a well-known character, this list is for you.

  • Zorro
  • Zero
  • Zazu
  • Zelda
  • Zatanna
  • Zatara
  • Zeppelin
  • Zim
  • Zeff
  • Zolo
  • Zemo
  • Zaphod
  • Zangief
  • Zira
  • Zuri
  • Zurg

Exotic Dog Names that Start with Z

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If you’re after a unique-sounding dog name, it might be good to turn to other languages. While words beginning with Z might not be common in English, they are in others. Below is a list of non-English names for your dog and translations so you know what they mean.

  • Zayn, Arabic for “beautiful”
  • Zahur, Swahili for “flower” or “blossom”
  • Zeno, Greek for “living”
  • Zenas, a female form of Zeno
  • Zane, the Greek form of Shane
  • Zeira, Aramaic for “small”
  • Zeki, Turkish for “clever”
  • Zeheb, Turkish for “gold”
  • Zeeman, Dutch for “sailor”
  • Zeev, Hebrew for “wolf”
  • Zaki, Arabic for “smart”
  • Zenanda, Persian for “queen”
  • Zalmir, Hebrew for “songbird”
  • Zahlee, Austrian for “princess”
  • Zada, Arabic for “good fortune”
  • Zeita, Romanian for “goddess”
  • Zeta, Greek and Hebrew for “Z”
  • Zahaak, Persian for “dragon”


Closing Thoughts

You’ve seen names for energetic and laidback dogs, male and female dogs, and you’ve seen names from pop culture and foreign languages. Hopefully, after reading this article, you have the perfect name in mind when your furry friend arrives, and if you still don’t, you probably have a few ideas. Welcoming a new dog into your home is an unforgettable experience, and we’re confident your new pet will become a loving family member, regardless of the name you choose.

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