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113 Dog Names Starting With N for Your Noble Hound

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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One of the most exciting things about bringing home a new dog is deciding on a name, but it can be just as challenging as it is fun. You want something unique that reflects your dog’s personality, looks, or quirks.

If you’re set on a dog name with the letter “N,” here are 105 names inspired by popular names, mythology, pop culture characters, and much more.


Classic Names Starting With “N”

Sometimes, a classic-sounding name just fits the bill. Here is a list of classic “N” names that you might recognize from books, movies, or even people in your life.

  • Nadia
  • Nadine
  • Nancy
  • Naomi
  • Natalie
  • Nathan
  • Ned
  • Neil
  • Nellie
  • Nelson
  • Neville
  • Newman
  • Nicholas
  • Niles
  • Nola
  • Nora
  • Norbert
  • Norman
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“N” Names Inspired By Mythology

So many aspects of modern life have been inspired by mythology. Why not consider mythology when naming your dog?

  • Naga: Nature and water spirits
  • Nagual: Human-animal shapeshifter
  • Naiad: Freshwater nymph
  • Nakki: Water spirit
  • Namazu: Giant catfish from Japanese mythology
  • Nasnas: Half-human, half-demon creature from Arabian mythology
  • Nekomata: Split-tailed magical cat from Japanese lore
  • Nemesis: Goddess of revenge and balance in Roman mythology
  • Nephilim: Gigantic sons of Grigori in Abrahamic mythology
  • Neptune: Roman God of the sea
  • Nereid: Nymph daughters of Nereus in Greek mythology
  • Nian: Predatory animal in Chinese mythology
  • Nike: Goddess of victory in Greek mythology
  • Nikusui: Monster in Japanese lore
  • Nix: Female water spirit in Germanic lore
  • Nobusuma: Monstrous flying squirrel in Japanese mythology
  • Nomos: Spirit of law in Greek mythology

“N” Names Inspired By Pop Culture

If you did not feel any kind of way with the classic names or the mythology-based ones, check out these “N” names inspired by pop culture.

  • Nala: Female lion from The Lion King
  • Napoleon: French military commander and the name of the antagonist in George Orwell’s Animal Farm
  • Natasha: Russian spy and assassin from Marvel comics
  • Navi: Name of a fictional fairy from the Legend of Zelda series
  • Nebula: Humanoid alien from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Neo: Protagonist of The Matrix series
  • Nigella: Name of a prominent English food writer and cook
  • Nymeria: Name of Arya’s dire wolf in Game of Thrones
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“N” Names Inspired By Nature

Nature is incredible; there is no doubt about that. Check out our list of nature-inspired names that could be ideal for your dog.

  • Nandina: A flowering plant with vibrant red berries
  • Nandu: Word for “ostrich” in Swahili
  • Nashoba: Native American name for “wolf”
  • Nectar: The sweet essence of flowers
  • Nettle: A plant with stinging hairs
  • Neva: River in Russia
  • Nightingale: Bird known for beautiful singing
  • Nightshade: A family of plants that includes tomatoes and bell peppers
  • Nimbus: Cloud associated with rain or storms
  • Nova: A star that increases in brightness
  • Nuthatch: A bird known for its unique climbing

Silly Dog Names Starting With “N”

If your dog has a goofy personality, you might want to consider giving them a silly name. Here is a list of our favorites!

  • Nacho
  • Nani
  • Napsalot
  • Ned the Nerd
  • Neddy Nugget
  • Nedwardo
  • Nefertiti Nutcracker
  • Neil the Naysayer
  • Nemo
  • Neutron
  • Neville the Ninja
  • Newt
  • Nightcrawler
  • Ninja
  • Nitro
  • Nog
  • Noisy Nita
  • Noodle
  • Noodlebrain
  • Nosy
  • Novel Nora
  • Nubbin
  • Nudnik
  • Nugget
  • Nutella
  • Nutso
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Unique Names That Start With “N”

All dogs are unique. Giving them a name to reflect their uniqueness will make them the talk of the town!

  • Nadi: Persian name meaning “dew”
  • Nadine: French name meaning “hope”
  • Nahum: Hebrew name meaning “compassionate”
  • Naia: Hawaiian name meaning “dolphin”
  • Nailah: African name meaning “successful”
  • Nairi: Armenian name meaning “country of river”
  • Nairna: Scottish name meaning “dwells at the alder tree river”
  • Nalani: Hawaiian name meaning “silence of the heavens”
  • Nardo: German name meaning “strong, hardy”
  • Nasim: Arabic name meaning “breeze:
  • Natalie: French name meaning “born on Christmas”
  • Nathaniel: Hebrew name meaning “Gift from God”
  • Nea: Finnish name meaning “flower”
  • Neala: Celtic name meaning “ruler”
  • Neale: Celtic name meaning “champion”
  • Neci: Latin name meaning “ardent”
  • Nels: Celtic name meaning “chief”
  • Nessa: Greek name meaning “pure”
  • Net: Egyptian name meaning “divine mother”
  • Nevan: Irish name meaning “holy”
  • Nevin: Gaelic name meaning “worships the saints”
  • Neylan: Turkish name meaning “fulfilled wish”
  • Nikita: Russian name meaning “unconquered”
  • Nila: Hindi name meaning “blue”
  • Nilo: Greek name meaning “people’s victory”
  • Nizana: Hebrew name meaning “blossom”
  • Noah: Hebrew name meaning “comfort”
  • Noe: Hawaiian name meaning “misty”
  • Noelle: French name meaning “Christmas”
  • Nolan: Irish name meaning “noble”
  • Norvin: Teutonic name meaning “friend from the north”
  • Nour: Egyptian name meaning “light and luminous”
  • Nuri: Hebrew name meaning “my fire”
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If you’re struggling to come up with the perfect name for your dog, this list should provide plenty of inspiration for names that start with “N.” Take your time and choose a name that resonates with you and showcases what makes your dog special.

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