169 Dog Names That Start With G

169 Dog Names That Start With G

Adopting a new dog is an exciting experience, and part of that excitement is choosing a name. Since humans have the luxury of being open-minded about what’s acceptable to name a dog, you can get as creative as you want. After all, the sky’s the limit!

The best part is your dog has the ability to learn its name and respond when called. That means you should choose something you adore. If you like names that start with G, then you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled a list of over 150 to choose from. We’ve also separated the names into categories to make it easier to find something that suits your vibe.

Adorable Names for Adorable Dogs

We’d argue that dogs are, hands down, the cutest animals on the planet. There are hundreds of different breeds, yet they’re all adorable! As such, dogs are more than deserving of cute names. Here are some of our favorite cute names that start with G.

  • Gabbie
  • Gabe
  • Gardenia
  • Gary
  • Genie
  • Genna
  • Gentleman
  • Gia
  • Gidget
  • Giggles
  • Gigi
  • Gilly
  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Glenny
  • Gnocchi
  • Gordy
  • Gracie
  • Granola
  • Grape
  • Gumdrop
  • Gummy Bear
  • Gus
  • Gwen

Cool Names for Capable Canines

Appearance-wise, all dogs are adorable. However, when you consider the amazing things that dogs can do, such as guiding the blind or sniffing out cancer, dogs become pretty darn cool. If you agree or if you just like cool names, then this is the list for you.

  • Gadget
  • Gaia
  • Gaius
  • Gallant
  • Galatea
  • Galaxy
  • Gamma
  • Garand
  • Gatsby
  • Gazer
  • Geisha
  • Gemini
  • Genesis
  • Ghost
  • Gibs
  • Gideon
  • Gin
  • Glacia
  • Glamor
  • Glory
  • Gotham
  • Graffiti
  • Guardian
  • Gypsy

Strong Dog Names That Start With G

Okay, so we know dogs are cute and cool, but many of them are also very strong! While most dogs have a bite force that makes ours pale in comparison, some larger breeds can pull heavy loads, like Alaskan malamutes.

If you have one of these strong breeds, you might enjoy some of the tough names below. While we do have a section on funny names, it might also give you a good laugh to name a teacup-sized dog one of these.

  • Galahad
  • Galena
  • Gandalf
  • Gareth
  • Garrison
  • Garvan
  • Gaston
  • Gator
  • Gauge
  • General
  • Geralt
  • Gladiator
  • Glock
  • Godzilla
  • Goku
  • Goliath
  • Gorilla
  • Grizzly
  • Gunnar

Funny G Names for Your Flea-Bag

English bulldog laying on its back

Funny names are basically out of the question for humans as it’s often seen as disrespectful. Plus, it’s a recipe for bullying (though many celebrities are certainly pushing the envelope in that regard). However, picking a silly name for your dog is totally acceptable and will elicit a laugh from anyone who hears it.

If you love goofy names, this is your chance to put one to good use! Here are some of our favorite silly names for dogs that start with G.

  • Geewiz
  • Geezer
  • Giraffe
  • Glutton
  • Gnome
  • Gobble
  • Goblin
  • Golly
  • Goober
  • Goofy
  • Google
  • Goose
  • Grandpa/Gramps
  • Grasseater
  • Gremlin
  • Groovy
  • Grumpy

Gorgeous G Names for Female Dogs

If you’re not into themed names, we totally understand. Sometimes you just want a nice, normal name to call your dog. In that case, here are some traditional female names that start with the letter G.

  • Gabrielle/Gabriella
  • Gail
  • Gal
  • Gamba
  • Garnet
  • Gemima
  • Gemma
  • Geneva
  • Genevieve
  • Georgia
  • Geranium
  • Gertrude
  • Gibi
  • Gillian
  • Gina
  • Ginny
  • Girlfriend
  • Girlie
  • Gladiola
  • Gladys
  • Glenda
  • Glimmer
  • Glinda
  • Gloria
  • Gorgeous
  • Governess
  • Grace
  • Greta
  • Gretchen
  • Gretel
  • Gwendolyn

Great Names for Male Dogs

Once again, if you’re looking for a down-to-earth name for your dog, then we’ve got you covered. These are some of our favorite traditional masculine names that start with G. Of course, it is 2024, so feel free to use these on female dogs as well.

  • Gabriel
  • Galileo
  • Gallop
  • Gambit
  • Garfield
  • Garfunkel
  • Garrett
  • Garth
  • Gavin
  • Geoffrey
  • George
  • Gerald
  • Germaine
  • Gestalt
  • Gibson
  • Gilligan
  • Gimmy
  • Giovanni
  • Giuseppe
  • Glen
  • Gordo
  • Gordon
  • Governer
  • Graham
  • Grant
  • Gregory
  • Greyson
  • Griffin
  • Guido
  • Guinness
  • Gustav
  • Guy

Unisex Dog Names That Start With G

Welsh Corgi sitting in tall grass

Finally, we have some names that would be a fantastic choice for any dog regardless of its gender. And, of course, they all start with the letter G.

  • Gale
  • Gambler
  • Gameboy
  • Geek/Geeky
  • Genius
  • Ghibli
  • Ghiradelli
  • Giddy
  • Ginseng
  • Glade
  • Glossy
  • Gobstopper
  • Godiva
  • Goldie
  • Gouda
  • Granite
  • Gravy
  • Gray
  • Grove
  • Gucci
  • Guinea
  • Gumbo

Quick Tips for Naming Your Dog

For some, naming their dog is straightforward, but others may bounce between names, unsure of which one they like best. Perhaps these quick tips can help you make your final decision.

  1. Two-syllable names are the easiest to call.
  2. Don’t expect your dog to live up to their name.
  3. Give your dog a name that acknowledges its status as a beloved family member (don’t name your dog something like dog, mutt, or cur).
  4. Choose a name you’re certain you’ll love, so you don’t have to change it later (changing a dog’s name is possible, though).

G Names for the Goodest Boys and Girls

Getting a new dog and choosing a name for it is a super exciting experience. You can get quite creative if you want to, which is also a lot of fun. Dogs are also easily trained to know and respond to their name, though they probably don’t care what you call them so long as they get a treat for it!

As fun as picking a name is, sometimes it can be a little difficult. There are many to choose from, which can lead to confusion over what you like best. It’s smart of you to narrow down your choices to names that start with G. We hope our list will help you find the perfect G name for your new good boy or girl.

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