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100+ Australian Dog Names: Ideas for Lovable & Courageous Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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G’day mate! You’re likely here because you’ve picked up an Australian dog, and now you need an Australian name to go with them. We want to help you find the perfect one for your furry pet. You also might be interested in one of these names if your pup is a surfer and enjoys the sunshine. 

So, we’ve built this list of over 100 of our favorite Australian dog names to help you decide. In addition to the list of names for female and male dogs, we have plenty inspired by farm-dog names and Aussie slang terms..

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Female Australian Dog Names

  • Kora
  • Dannii
  • Amarina
  • Miki
  • Kylie
  • Corindi
  • Vic
  • Acacia
  • Inala
  • Brizzy
  • Sydney
  • Bindi
  • Toowoomba
  • Alice
  • Canberra
  • Tazzie
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Adelaide
  • Pavlova
  • Isa
  • Queen
  • Cardinia
  • Kolya
  • Coral
  • Tarni
  • Lynda
  • Kirra
  • Noosa
  • Sheila
  • Roo
  • Coorah
  • Matilda
  • Ja’mie
  • Koala
Surfer Australian Dog
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Male Australian Dog Names

  • Irwin
  • Chico
  • Boomer
  • Koa
  • Aussie
  • Ace
  • Roo
  • Steven
  • Adami
  • Uluru
  • Creature
  • Bondi
  • Zeil
  • Barramundi
  • Vegemite
  • Murphy
  • Baz
  • Thornton
  • Perth
  • Ollie
  • Ozzie
  • Orchy
  • Ian
  • Fraser
  • Tao
  • Dundee
  • Gaz
Australian Shepherd & Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Mix
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Australian Animal Dog Names

What a fun idea it would be to name your Aussie pooch after an animal native to Australia. Of course, Dingo would be the obvious choice, but take a peek at some of the others; you might be surprised by how silly some of these suggestions are.

  • Koala
  • Dingo
  • Wombat
  • Joey
  • Kangaroo
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Platypus
  • Wallaby
  • Kookaburra
  • Macrotis
  • Echidna
  • Glider
  • Quoll
  • Goanna

Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog Names

Farming is a popular industry in Australia, especially with livestock, so a good shepherd dog is commonplace. You may even have an Australian Shepherd pup of your own! Did you know that despite their name, the Australian Shepherd was developed on ranches in the United States? If your shepherd dog isn’t of the Aussie variety, but you’re still interested in a farm-dog title, take a peek at our top picks below. They’re easy to call out during training and have a great Aussie twang.

  • Bonnie
  • Lad
  • Mick
  • Foster
  • Cascade
  • Tucker
  • Bess
  • Toohey
  • Jock
  • Gaz
  • Shep
  • Carlton
  • Cooper
  • Cairns
  • Jet
  • Bob
  • Meg
  • Garry
  • Jaf
  • Nell
  • Max
  • Bloke
  • Lass

Australian Slang Dog Names

If you’re unfamiliar with Aussie slang, you should bloody well get yourself up to speed. It includes phrases like “six of one, half a dozen of the other,” meaning “you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” or “wrap your laughing gear around that,” which is simply “eat that,” but contrary to popular belief, they don’t say “put another shrimp on the barbie.”

They say Barbie, but shrimps are always called prawns down under. The phrases are one thing, but the slang words are another NRL game. We’ve selected our favorites, but we recommend you get the full John Dory (story) on them before selecting one for your pup.

  • Billabong
  • Bogan
  • Duna
  • Arvo
  • Footy
  • Goldie
  • Mate
  • Macca
  • Drongo
  • Shredder
  • Barbie
  • Flannie
  • Grom
  • Stubby
  • Mozzie
  • Skull
  • Nuddy
  • Bikkie
  • Choco
  • Coldie
  • Smoko
  • Lollie
  • Chook
  • Tinny
  • Larrikin
  • Brolly

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Finding the Right Australian Name for Your Dog

An exciting twist on the English language with a very fascinating accent gives us some of the best choices for Australian dog names. We hope one tickled your fancy and you’re ready to give your new family member their new name. Whichever name you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the way it sounds.

Above all else, we hope that you had fun while reading and that our list was able to spark your creativity and inspiration should your name search continue! If you’re still keen to peek around at a few additional ideas before you make a final decision, check out another one of our dog name other lists:

Featured Image Credit: Cintia Freitas, Dreamstime

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