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195 Red Dog Names: Top Names for Fiery Canines

Written by: Greg Iacono

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 by Dogster Team

Red Dog Names

195 Red Dog Names: Top Names for Fiery Canines

While the Chocolate Lab and Golden Retriever are undoubtedly popular dogs, there’s something about a red dog that many pet parents appreciate. From the Irish Setter, the reddest of the red, to the Shiba Inu, Dachshund, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and many others, red dogs hold a special place in the dog world’s heart, which is why they must be given a fantastic, fun, or fiery name!

If you’ve just adopted a red dog and need a name to match, the titles below will get you off to a flaming-red start! Check our 195 red dog names to see if there’s one that fits your new arrival!

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Red Dog Names that are Tough, Goofy & Fun

The following names for red dogs are meant to give them a tough moniker but not so tough that it scares little children away. They’re great choices for tough red dogs but even better for affectionate and sweet reds that wouldn’t hurt a fly!

  • Andy Rooney
  • Blaze
  • Bandit
  • Blazing Saddlebones
  • Blush
  • Brick Mantooth
  • Carmine
  • Cody
  • Comet
  • Connor McGregor
  • Copper Top
  • Coral
  • Dynomutt
  • Ember
  • Fingal
  • Flynn Rider
  • Fortune
  • Foxy
  • Galway
  • Hunter Killer
  • Flame
  • Freckles
  • Griffin
  • Ladybug
  • Logan
  • Mahogany
  • Maroon 7
  • Molly
  • Murphy
  • Owen Wilson
  • Penny Cartoon
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Poinsettia (for a Christmas red dog)
  • Rogue
  • Rusty
  • Seamus
  • Sullivan
  • Sunset
  • Titan
  • Wexford
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Red Dog Names Based on Red Foods

If you’re a foodie and want to name your red dog after food that’s red, you certainly have many options. From ketchup and chili powder to cherries, red foods are a fun way to give your dog a delicious name! One warning, however, by choosing a name below, you’ll probably start feeling hungry every time you call your red dog!

  • Apple
  • Baileys
  • Beet Red
  • Berries n Cream
  • Big Red
  • Candy Apple
  • Carrot Top
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cherry Pie
  • Chili Con Canine
  • Chili Dog
  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberry
  • Curry
  • Dragon fruit
  • Fireball Whisky Tango
  • Freckle Face
  • Ginger
  • Guinness
  • Habanero
  • Heinz 57
  • Jam
  • Jameson
  • Ketchup Pup
  • Kool-Aid Man
  • Lobster Roll
  • Mai Tai
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • Marinara Saucy
  • Meatball
  • Pepper Flakes
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin Pup
  • Pupperoni Pizza Face
  • Porter
  • Red Radish
  • Raspberry Slushie
  • Rhubarb
  • Saffron
  • Salmon
  • Salsa n Chips
  • Spicy Meatball
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Tomato Face
  • Twizzler
  • Watermelon Mutt
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Red Dog Names from Fiction or Entertainment

Fictitious characters with red hair are everywhere in books, movies, TV shows, and music. Borrowing one for your red dog is a fantastic idea, especially if the character is one of your favorites or a favorite of someone in your family. These names can be real conversation starters if you’re in public or at the dog park, too!

  • Annie
  • Archie
  • Ariel
  • Benedict Cumberpup
  • Cherry Baby
  • Chuck Norris
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Crimson Avenger
  • Daphne
  • David Caruso
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Elmo
  • Fiona
  • Glinda the Good Hound
  • Jessica Rabbit Catcher
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Kim Possible
  • Ladybug
  • Loki
  • Lucille Bone
  • Lucy B
  • Merida
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Frizzle
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Phineas
  • Prince Harry
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Raggedy Andy
  • Reba McEntire
  • Redd Foxx
  • Red Solo Cup
  • Robert Redford
  • Ron Weasley (or just Weasley)
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • Saffron
  • Scarlett Dog’Hara
  • Sienna
  • Stitch
  • The Duke
  • The Little Red-Haired Girl
  • Turner Without Hooch
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Scully X
  • Spice Girl
  • Thor, Son of Odin
  • Vulcan
  • Wilma Flintstone
  • Yosemite Sam
  • Ziggy Stardust
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Red Dog Names Based on Red Wines

Since we’re naming red dogs today, the names of red wines are best, but you could also go with a type of white wine to catch the attention of your wine-loving friends and family members. It could be your little inside wine joke!

  • Barolo
  • Barbera
  • Beaujolais
  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • Carmenere
  • Chablis (a white)
  • Chardonnay (a white)
  • Chianti
  • Grenache
  • Hermitage
  • Lambrusco
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Nebbiolo
  • Pinot
  • Pinot Grigio (a white)
  • Riesling (a white)
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc (a white)
  • Shiraz
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel

Red Dog Names Taken from Historical Figures

Many famous people throughout history have sported red locks, making their names perfect for your red dog! From fierce warriors to intellectuals, writers, and philosophers, red hair seems to be a sign of greatness! Some names below are more well-known than others, but all of them will surely be memorable!

  • Alexander the Great (world conqueror)
  • Bram Stoker (writer of Dracula)
  • Catherine of Aragon (Queen of England)
  • Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing)
  • Galileo Galilei (philosopher, poet, scientist)
  • General George Custer
  • George Bernard Shaw (playwright)
  • Mark Twain (writer)
  • Maureen O’Hara (actress)
  • Vincent Van Gogh (famous painter)
  • Winston Churchill (famous politician)
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Red Dog Names Based on Flowers

If you’re a flower fanatic and love the color red, the flower-based red dog names below will be right up your alley! They’re all gorgeous names that will give your red pup a regal air. Not all the flowers below are red, but they’re still excellent names!

  • Amaryllis
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Bluebell
  • Calla Lily
  • Crocus
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Hibiscus
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • Marigold
  • Pansy
  • Peony
  • Petunia
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tulip
  • Verbena
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Useful Tips for Naming a Red Dog

Unlike naming a child, the names we choose for dogs better reflect their personality or are part of a fun inside joke. A Chihuahua named “Hercules” or a Great Dane named “Tiny Tim” would be great names for their respective breeds, especially if you plan to go everywhere with your dog and like making people smile.

Names, however, don’t always have to be an inside joke and can be based on many things. The place where you adopted your red dog or a character with red hair from your favorite movie can provide inspiration. A name can also be based on your red dog’s personality, but with a puppy, you might not know exactly what their personality will be.

It’s also worth noting that red can be described using several other words, including scarlet, vermilion, ruby, cherry, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine red, wine-colored, claret, blood red, flame, flaming, coral, and don’t forget rufescent! They’re unique and interesting and will set your pup apart from the rest of the pack!

Final Thoughts

Red dogs come in all shapes and sizes as well as personalities. Some will be tiny with a big voice, and others will be fearsome on the outside and timid on the inside. Whatever the traits of your red dog or the red things in your life you love the most, finding a fantastic name for a red dog shouldn’t be difficult.

Indeed, now that you’ve seen our list, you should have all sorts of ideas running through your head. We hope you find a name that fits your red-hued canine perfectly and gives you and your pet years of joy!

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