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60 Names for Dogs With Blue Eyes: Ideas to Match Your Pup’s Looks

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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No one can resist the big brown doe eyes that many dogs have, but there’s something special about the icy stare of a Husky, Malamute, or other breeds known for stunning blue eyes. Like with people, blue eyes are rarer than brown and have a mystique, especially when contrasted with black, steel gray, or pure white coats.

Whether you have an Arctic working breed, a water retriever, or a diligent herding dog, take a look at these names for dogs with blue eyes to honor your dog’s unique looks.


Names Inspired by Shades of Blue

  • Periwinkle: A mix of white, blue, and red that’s a light tone
  • Lapis lazuli: A bright blue mineral
  • Savoy: A shade of blue named for the House of Savoy, a ruling dynasty in Italy
  • Picotee: The color of the picotee flower
  • Patrick: St. Patrick’s Blue, a shade of azure
  • Bluebonnet: A bright shade of blue with a violet tinge, named for the flower
  • Azure: The color of the clear blue sky
  • Bleu: The French name for blue
  • Capri: A deep sky blue
  • Cobalt: A rich shade of blue
  • Kobi: Derived from the German word Kobald, which refers to cobalt
  • Cyan: A greenish blue
  • Royal: A rich, regal blue color
  • Cornflower: A blue dye derived from the cornflower plant
  • Huck: Short for huckleberry blue
  • Indigo: A dark blue shade between purple and midnight blue
  • Oxford: Oxford Blues are awarded for the highest level of athletic achievement within British Universities
  • Skye: Sky blue is a lighter shade of blue that resembles the sky
  • Zaffree: A deep blue that’s created by roasting cobalt ore
  • Celeste: Italian sky blue, derived from the word celestial
  • Sapphire: Blue gemstone that represents power and strength
  • Cerulean: A shade between sky blue and azure
  • Slate: A dark bluish-gray
  • Denim: The name for tough blue fabrics
Gray Great Dane Puppy with blue eyes running outdoors
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Blue Names Inspired by Famous People, Places, and Things

  • Yogo: Name for a gulch in Montana that’s known for producing sapphires
  • Calvin: Calvin Klein, a premier designer of blue jeans in the 1970s and onward
  • Diesel: A popular brand of blue jeans
  • Dussault: A brand of luxury jeans
  • Guess: A popular blue jeans brand from the 1980s
  • Jordache: A popular jeans brand in the 1980s
  • Levi: The first company to manufacture blue jeans, named for Levi Strauss
  • Lucky: Lucky Brand blue jeans, still popular today
  • Wrangler: Popular denim jeans with Western branding
  • Seine: Famous river in northern France
  • Huron: One of the Great Lakes of North America
  • Erie: One of the Great Lakes of North America
  • Nyos: A crater lake in Cameroon
  • Baikal: An ancient lake in Siberia
  • Cahuilla: A prehistoric lake in California
  • Lucerne: A large lake in Switzerland
  • Geneva: A crescent lake between France and Switzerland
  • Maracaibo: A brackish lagoon lake in Venezuela
  • Naivasha: A freshwater lake in Kenya
  • Caspian: For the Caspian Sea in the Middle East
  • Côte d’Azur: The nickname for the French Riviera
  • Saint Tropez: A glamorous beach area in the French Riviera
  • Aegean: The beautiful sea near Greece
  • Ipanema: One of Brazil’s famous beaches
  • Frank Sinatra: Old Blue Eyes
  • James Stewart: American actor from It’s a Wonderful Life and Vertigo
  • Paul Newman: Steely-eyed actor from Cool Hand Luke
  • Tony Curtis: Academy Award-winning actor from Some Like It Hot
  • Steve McQueen: Beloved American actor from The Blob and Bullitt

Names Inspired by Blue Flowers

  • Agave: Blue plants that produce tequila
  • Bluebell: A delicate and beautiful flower
  • Blueberry: A perennial flowering plant with blueberries
  • Veronica: A blue flower that symbolizes youth and purity
  • Aoki: An evergreen blue tree
  • Lobelia: A plant with soft blue flowers
  • Delphinium: Beautiful perennial blue flowers
Gray blue-eyed husky dog in the sun next to pine branches
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Get Inspiration for Your Blue-Eyed Dog

Plenty of breeds come with beautiful blue eyes, including Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, Chinese Cresteds, Dalmatians, and Great Danes. If you have a stunning blue-eyed pup, take inspiration from this list to come up with a name that showcases your dog’s beautiful looks and even better personality.

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