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130+ Dog Names Starting with F: Fun Options For Your Pet

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock

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Whether you have a theme going or just like names that start with “F,” there are plenty of options for you to choose from. You may be surprised by the huge number of names out there that start with “F.” Luckily, we’ve divided these names into several categories below so that you can skip to the most fitting option.

Hopefully, one of the names below stands out as an awesome choice for your canine.

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How to Name Your Dog

Naming your dog can be very fun, but it also tends to be a bit overwhelming.

Start by getting to know your furry companion’s personality, appearance, and unique traits. This will help you select a name that feels like a natural fit. Sometimes, you may actually want to put off naming your dog for a few days until you figure out their traits. Puppies will also change as they get older, so don’t worry too much about finding the “perfect” name.

You can also look at their color, size, and markings. Sometimes, a dog’s breed will give you some inspiration when it comes to naming. Other times, you may have to make some guesses when choosing a name (such as in the case of a mixed breed).

If you’re naming your dog alongside other people in your family, consider their feelings and opinions, too. The naming of a dog should be a family affair. It works best if everyone makes a list of their favorite names and then presents them to the others.

If you have small children, be sure they can pronounce the name! This is a mistake I personally made a few years ago when my daughter was 3 years old. You do not want the dog’s name to sound like something else when it comes out of your child’s mouth.

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Traditional Names that Start with F

If you aren’t looking to go too far outside the bounds of “normal,” this list is a good option for you. We’ve included both male and female names that are more on the traditional side of things. These shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows, but they are still pretty unique.

  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Fred
  • Frankie
  • Faith
  • Fluffy
  • Frost
  • Fiona
  • Flash
  • Felix
  • Farley
  • Frisky
  • Fergus
  • Fanny
  • Flossie
  • Figaro
  • Fifi
  • Fenway
  • Flo
  • Fritz

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Girl Dog Names that Start with F

If you want some specific girl names that start with “F,” we recommend starting with this list. These names range from very traditional to more unique, like Fiesta. All are more on the feminine side, though you should use them for a male dog if you’d like, of course.

  • Fiona
  • Fluffy
  • Fifi
  • Felicity
  • Faith
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Freya
  • Frankie
  • Faye
  • Fudge
  • Fernanda
  • Feather
  • Fawn
  • Fantasia
  • Farrah
  • Flossie
  • Frannie
  • Fiesta

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Male Names that Start with F

These names are more on the masculine side of things, making them a great option for male dogs. Again, some of these are very traditional, while some others are sure to stand out.

  • Finn
  • Freddie
  • Felix
  • Finnegan
  • Franklin
  • Frank
  • Fitz
  • Flash
  • Ferdinand
  • Fergus
  • Farley
  • Foster
  • Finnley
  • Ford
  • Falcon
  • Fletcher
  • Fido
  • Frankenstein
  • Finnian
  • Fletch

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Unique Dog Names that Start with F

If the traditional lists above didn’t work for you, consider some of these unique names instead. These dog names are more unique and rarer than other names, making them great for those who want their dogs to stand out.

  • Falco
  • Fable
  • Fandango
  • Fjord
  • Firewall
  • Fennec
  • Fearless
  • Fizz
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Fabletale
  • Flicker
  • Fenton
  • Fuzzywump
  • Filigree
  • Fandabidozi
  • Fontaine
  • Flapjack
  • Frizzle
  • Foxglove

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Nature-Based Names that Start with F

Nature is a great place to pull naming inspiration from. There are tons of things outside that start with “F”, and some of these also make a great name for your dog. Here are some of our favorite options, though you can always go outside and find more:

  • Fern
  • Falcon
  • Flora
  • Forrest
  • Finch
  • Fjord
  • Firefly
  • Fawn
  • Field
  • Flint
  • Feather
  • Frond
  • Frost
  • Falls
  • Fennel
  • Flame
  • Fen
  • Fjell (Norwegian for mountain)
  • Fir
  • Falls

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Funny Dog Names that Start with F

For those who really want something out of the ordinary, try these more humorous names. These dog names are all funny and completely untraditional.

  • Fuzz Lightyear
  • Fido-napoleon
  • Fuzzball
  • Fluffernutter
  • Furry McFluff
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Fuzzinator
  • Furball Fred
  • Fido Dido
  • Fluff Muffin
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Flapdoodle
  • Furrball
  • Fluffzilla
  • Furrguson
  • Fuzzy Lumpkins
  • Fiddlefaddle
  • Fido-docious
  • Fuzztastic
  • Furfur (which means “dust” in Latin)

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Food-Inspired Names that Start with F

Food is also a unique place to take inspiration from when naming your dog. There are plenty of foods that start with the letter “F,” and these range from cute to funny.

  • Fudge
  • Fig
  • Frito
  • Flan
  • French Fry
  • Fajita
  • Flapjack
  • Falafel
  • Frappuccino
  • Fondu
  • Funnel Cake
  • Frittata
  • Fruitcake
  • Fondue
  • Frappe
  • Fennel
  • Flounder
  • Funyun
  • Flap Bread

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Conclusion

Hopefully, one of the names on this list stood out to you, or at least inspired you to come up with a name you love. Don’t feel rushed to pick the perfect name right now. It takes dogs several days to many weeks to learn their name, so there is no need to rush and decide on one the day you bring them home.

You can even try out a few different names and see what works best for your dog. Sometimes, a name looks great on paper, but it may not work so well when you start saying it out loud.


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