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100+ Elegant Dog Names: Fancy, Graceful & Poised Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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We commonly associate puppies with being wild and carefree, but occasionally we find a dog who is exceptionally refined and regal. They maintain a clean coat and have a polished demeanor. They walk with pride and keep their composure around other pups. They’re airy and tranquil and remain calm in the most testing of times. With such grace, these special pups deserve a name as elegant as they are. 

So when it comes time to pair your little heir with a name, you want to ensure it compliments the good little pup that they are!  We’ve gathered the most elegant dog names—from the simple old-fashioned to the incredibly stylish. Regardless of what breed or gender your best friend is, you should be able to find the perfect name here.

So, take a break from admiring your polished pooch and begin your search for their elegant and fancy dog name!

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Female Elegant Dog Names

Naturally, females are known to be the nurturers, the ones who are a bit more refined and “put together.” If your pup happens to fall into this category, we have the selected our favorite fancy female dog names for you to consider:

  • Celeste
  • Stella
  • Vivian
  • Anastasia
  • Thea
  • Sophie
  • Audrey
  • Marilyn
  • Susanne
  • Dorothy
  • Pandora
  • Amelia
  • Doris
  • Blanche
  • Opal
  • Astrid
  • Coco
  • Sabrina
  • Violet
  • Willa
  • Arabella
  • Beatrice
  • Clementine
  • Austen
  • Octavia
  • Abigail
  • Julianne
  • Diana
  • Adelaide
Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinscher | Image credit: PeakPx

Male Elegant Dog Names

Male dogs can be elegant too! Certain breeds more than others, of course! There are in fact some instances where the male dogs are more poised than their female counterparts. With incredible posture, they move about with ease and are even able to keep their paws clean in the process. Pairing your elegant pup with one of these fancy dog names for a male below may just be showstopping!

  • Berkley
  • Cooper
  • Clancy
  • Goldwin
  • Talladega
  • Aesop
  • Alfonso
  • Chaucer
  • Duke
  • Emerson
  • Calhoun
  • Atticus
  • Maximilian
  • Bernard
  • Rupert
  • Gerald
  • Francois
  • Madden
  • Reginald
  • Carlson
  • Rory
  • Preston
  • Cromwell
  • Dickens
  • Washington
  • Franklin
  • Atlas
  • Hudson
  • Rufus
  • Churchill
  • Jefferson
  • Blake
  • Alfred
  • Princeton
  • Chandler
Chow Chow
Chow Chow | Image credit: Marius-Kristensen, Pixabay

Old-Fashioned Elegant Dog Names

Old-fashioned names are an increasingly popular trend for human babies, so why not bring them back for fur babies as well? The names on our list of elegant and fancy dog names below will transport you back a few eras and remind you of how marvelous traditional names are. While reading through, you might also notice that each of them holds their own meaning, and have a historical story behind them.

  • Guinevere
  • Lord
  • Wolfgang
  • Earl
  • Wilfred
  • Jefferson
  • Ophelia
  • Shakespeare
  • Edward
  • Isadora
  • Esme
  • Clancy
  • Romeo
  • Admiral
  • Keats
  • Portia
  • Desdemona
  • Arthur
  • Darcy
  • Flora
  • Lancelot
  • Cecil
  • Horace
  • Eldridge
  • Edison
  • Persephone
  • Amadeus
Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd | Image credit: 1195798, Pixabay

Unique Elegant Dog Names

When it comes to finding a name for your elegant canine, you may be interested in something that is just as different and special as they are. Here we have listed the most uniquely fancy dog names while still holding true to their poised and self-assured meanings.

  • Briar
  • Cobalt
  • Emerald
  • Jewel
  • Saffron
  • Hamlet
  • Monet
  • Satin
  • Emperor
  • Twilight
  • Sterling
  • Valentine
  • Perdita
  • Sage
  • Ivy
  • Ambassador
  • Mozart
  • Primrose
  • Ambrosia
  • Midnight
  • Persimmon
Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky | Image Credit: Kateryna Babaieva, Pexels

Finding the Right Elegant Name for Your Dog

It’s only natural to overthink this exciting choice; you want the name to be a perfect description of your dog. The first note to make when naming your regal pup is to consider their breed as this may help eliminate some of the far-fetched options. Trust your gut, and know that whatever name you do end up deciding on, your puppy will absolutely love. Their eyes will light up each time you call them over.

Trust us when we say they will be just as excited about the name as you are, even though they may not show it. Just be sure to practice saying the name aloud, in a soft and calming voice, and in a stern voice (for training purposes). You’ll know the perfect one as soon as it comes out.



Sophisticated, old-fashioned, unique… elegant names can be endless and overwhelming. We hope that you were able to draw out some inspiration from our list of elegant dog names, and in the end, found the match for your proper pooch. From traditionally classic names to bold and completely unique ideas, we know there is a name for every type of dog!

If these fancy dog names weren’t quite right for your dog, be sure to take a look through our other name posts. They are sure to give you additional inspiration:

Featured Image Credit: Saluki, PickPik

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