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120 Dog Names Starting With A for Your Amazing Pup

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

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When it comes to naming your new dog, it can seem like a daunting task. Should you name your dog a fitting name that’s cute and cartoon-like, or should you go with a human name? The possibilities are endless, but we’ll give you lists of 120 dog names starting with the letter A to help you narrow down the possibilities.

Since the letter A is the first letter in the alphabet, let’s start there. We’ll begin with tough male names, human male names, and fun, famous male names, followed by females of the same categories.

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How to Name Your Dog

The best advice we can give regarding naming your dog is to observe their personality. Sometimes, a dog’s personality names them for you; for example, if your dog is easily excitable and rambunctious, Ace may be a good name. If your female is sweet-natured and born in the fall, why not go with Autumn? In time, you’ll find the perfect name, but don’t wait too long because your dog will need a name as soon as possible!

Tough Male Dog Names Starting With A

Let’s face it: some male dogs’ physiques and breeds scream tough. For example, male Rottweilers or German Shepherds need a bold and tough name to suit their looks and characteristics. This category will fit the big, boisterous male dog with an attitude and spunk.

  • Axel
  • Axe
  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Astor
  • Arrow
  • Arvo
  • Arne
  • Angus
  • Ajani
  • Aiden
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Ash
  • Axton
  • Aziz
  • Augustus
  • Avel
  • Adonis
  • Achilles
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Male Human Names Starting With A

Some male dogs may act more like a human in a dog’s body, which means a more humanistic name would be fitting. Highly intelligent dogs can certainly pull off a human name, such as a male Border Collie or a standard Poodle. Take a gander to see if any of these human male dog names fit the bill.

  • Aaron
  • Andrew
  • Andy
  • Alan
  • Alex
  • Alexander
  • Archie
  • Adam
  • Arthur
  • Abe
  • Abraham
  • Antonio
  • Abel
  • Andre
  • Amani
  • Alonzo
  • Albert
  • Allan
  • Akeem
  • Atwell
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Famous Male Names Starting With A

Sometimes, going with a fun, famous male name seems appropriate. These names will typically have two names, so people know what you’re going for. For instance, Albert sounds cute by itself, but Albert Einstein is perfect for an intelligent male dog. Take a look below to see if one stands out.

  • Albert Einstein
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Adam Sandler
  • Alexander the Great
  • Alan Rickman
  • Al Pacino
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Andre the Giant
  • Aristotle
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Adam Levine
  • Andy Warhol
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Ayrton Senna
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Alex Trebek
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Angus Young
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Tough Female Dog Names Starting With A

If your new dog is female, the following categories will highlight names fitting for each category we listed for males. Males are not the only gender that can be tough; plenty of female names will suit the tough female dog, such as the names below.

  • Alexandria
  • Aphrodite
  • Antonia
  • Adeera
  • Athena
  • Avyanna
  • Adira
  • Alexia
  • Alessia
  • Ayesha
  • Aluma
  • Amira
  • Ada
  • Asima
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Annabelle
  • Althea
  • Amalia
  • Amery
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Female Human Names Starting With A

There are plenty of human female names starting with the letter A that may be a winner for your female dog’s name. Human names work best when you observe your dog’s personality. Hopefully, you’ll see the perfect name below.

  • Alice
  • Averi
  • Anna
  • Aaliyah
  • Abbey
  • Abigail
  • Ava
  • Angel
  • Aubrey
  • Audrey
  • Arabella
  • Anastasia
  • Agnes
  • Annie
  • Amy
  • Alana
  • Amber
  • Autumn
  • Alessa
  • Ashley
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Famous Female Names Starting With A

We couldn’t list fun famous male names without listing fun famous female names starting with the letter A. Is your female pup quirky and funny? Do you have a female Husky who loves to howl? Maybe Adele would work in that case. Anyway, you get the idea. Let’s look at our last category to find a famous female name.

  • Ashley Judd
  • Anna Faris
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Anna Paquin
  • Adele
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Amy Schumer
  • Amy Poehler
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Alicia Keys
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Agatha Christie
  • Ann-Margret
  • Ava Gardner
  • Alanis Morrisette

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Choosing a name for your dog can be fun, and we aim to take the stress out of the sometimes-arduous task of picking the most perfect name possible. Sometimes, a name sticks out right off the bat, but other times, you just can’t seem to choose a name that suits your pup. We hope our list helps you choose the best name for your new doggie, and we wish you luck in the process!

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