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100+ Dog Names Starting With S For Your New Pup

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Dog Names Starting With S

Choosing a name for your new furry friend is no small task. While some folks might opt for classics like Fido or Spot, others venture into the creative stratosphere, inspired by their favorite books, movies, or even nature.

You’ve found yourself here because you’ve got an “S” fixation—sophisticated, snazzy, or straightforward, you’re determined to find the ideal “S” name for your canine companion.

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How to Choose the Right Name for Your Dog

Choosing the right name for your pooch isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here’s a quick guide to ensure that you pick a name that’s not just trendy but is also a perfect fit for your four-legged friend.

Keep It Simple

A longer name might sound classy, but let’s get real—it’s not exactly practical when you’re shouting it across the dog park. Aim for names that are one to two syllables long. Plus, short and snappy names like “Sam” or “Sue” are easier for dogs to understand.

Future-proof the Name

Trends come and go faster than your dog can chew up a toy. Opt for a name that you’ll love both now and 10 years down the line.

Test the Waters

Feel free to be your own judge of names. Try saying them out loud, as you’ll be using it quite often. Does it roll off the tongue as smoothly as your dog rolls in the grass? Does it fit the character and charisma of your pet? These are crucial questions.

Know Your Dog’s Personality

Is your dog the intellectual type, or is she more of a couch potato, proficient in the art of the afternoon nap? Understanding your dog’s personality can help inform your decision, making the name more than just a label.

Check for Unintended Consequences

Be cautious about names that rhyme with basic commands like “Sit”, “Stay”, or “No”. Naming your dog “Kit” might sound cute until you find yourself in a training pickle.

Use Real Words

Names that are also real words can sometimes make training easier. For example, “Sage” not only speaks volumes about your dog’s wisdom but is also simple and easy to understand.

With these tips and the following “S” names to jump-start your imagination, you should be well-equipped to christen your dog with a name that fits like a glove. Let’s get on with the names so you can find one that suits your pup.


Male Dog Names That Start With S

Rottweiler lying in the grass wearing a prong collar and leash
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  • Sam
  • Sargent
  • Sawyer
  • Seth
  • Shane
  • Shrek
  • Silas
  • Steele
  • Stewart


Female Dog Names That Start With S

chihuahua dog standing on grass lifting one front leg
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  • Sable
  • Scarlett
  • Selina
  • Serenity
  • Sofia
  • Soraya
  • Stephanie
  • Susannah
  • Symphony

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Intellectual Dog Names That Start With S

merle australian shepherd dog with blue eyes
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  • Salvador
  • Santiago
  • Sergei
  • Sheldon
  • Sinclair
  • Socrates
  • Solomon
  • Soren
  • Sydney

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Modern and Trendy Names That Start With S

corgi blue heeler mix dog lying down
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  • Sagan
  • Sancho
  • Saturn
  • Saxen
  • Skylar
  • Slate
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Sven

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The Bold and Fearless

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  • Sabine
  • Sage
  • Scout
  • Sheba
  • Sparrow
  • Starla
  • Stormy
  • Suki


The Timeless Picks

chocolate labrador retriever dog in the parking lot
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  • Samantha
  • Sandra
  • Sara
  • Shannon
  • Shelby
  • Shirley
  • Simone
  • Stella
  • Sue

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Nature-Inspired Names That Start With S

A purebred standard white poodle
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  • Sagebrush
  • Sandalwood
  • Sequoia
  • Sierra
  • Sky
  • Snapdragon
  • Stone
  • Sunny
  • Sycamore

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Water Wonders

golden retriever swimming at lake tahoe
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  • Sailor
  • Salt
  • Sandy
  • Seashell
  • Seaweed
  • Shale
  • Splash
  • Summer
  • Surf

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Cute and Quirky Picks That Start With S

chinese crested dog lying on grass with tongue out
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  • S’more
  • Scone
  • Sherbet
  • Snickers
  • Sorbet
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar
  • Sundae
  • Swizzle

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Tiny But Mighty

shih tzu dog running outdoors with tongue out
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  • Shortstop
  • Skipper
  • Smoky
  • Socks
  • Sparky
  • Sprout
  • Spud
  • Squeak
  • Squirt

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Unique Finds

golden retriever at the beach
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  • Saffron
  • Samba
  • Selah
  • Seven
  • Shasta
  • Skeeter
  • Slade
  • Solace
  • Sorrel

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High Voltage

beagle dog standing outdoor
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  • Scooter
  • Shock
  • Socket
  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Spike
  • Spin
  • Squall
  • Surge

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Hollywood-Inspired Names

Silver-tipped samoyed
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  • Scrooge
  • Shaggy
  • Simba
  • Smeagol
  • Snoopy
  • Snow
  • Spritle
  • Stitch
  • Sylvester

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Action Heroes and Heroines

dog running in a flyball competition
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  • Sabretooth
  • Saul
  • Sherlock
  • Skywalker
  • Snape
  • Solo
  • Spock
  • Strider
  • Sully

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These 100+ S-names have been meticulously divided into thoughtful categories, making your life slightly easier. We hope there’s a name here that catches your eye—and your heart. Each name carries its own flair, be it classic, trendy, or something only Hollywood could come up with. Now, you just have to pick one!

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