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100+ English Setter Dog Names: Ideas for Gorgeous Hunting Dogs

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Picture a shaggy dalmatian, a pearly white coat with flecks of greys and deep blues, occasionally even black, with fringes of fur running down the length of its legs, tail, chest, and belly. What a beauty! In addition to a stunning coat, the English Setter has some of the most desirable qualities a dog could have. They are fuelled by determination, renowned for their endurance and athleticism, and are often referred to as the “Gentlemen by Nature”.  English Setters are wonderful family pets who get along well with other animals and children. 

So if you’ve adopted one of these lovely dogs, you’re likely looking for a name that compliments their multifaceted personality and captivating appearance. Below are wonderful suggestions for female and male dogs, hunting suggestions for the sporty pups, popular names among the breed, and finally, a list of traditional ideas to honor their gratefulness.

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Female English Setter Dog Names

  • Bella 
  • Maddy 
  • Cleo 
  • Misty 
  • Abby 
  • Roxy 
  • Coco 
  • Missy
  • Juno 
  • Annie 
  • Molly 
  • Brandy 
  • Rosie 
  • Lilo
  • Venus 
  • Flora 
  • Dixie 
  • Lucy 
  • Daisy 
  • Ruby 
  • Honey 
  • Lola 
  • Zoe 
Llewellin English Setter in the field
Image Credit: Ginger Livingston Sanders, Shutterstock

Male English Setter Dog Names 

  • Gus 
  • Smokey 
  • Felix 
  • Sparky
  • Socks 
  • Pluto
  • Riley
  • Duke 
  • Pickles
  • Jack
  • Buster 
  • Oakley 
  • Jinx
  • Harvey
  • Pax
  • Ripley 
  • Rusty 
  • Moo
  • Tucker 
  • Bruno
  • Ollie
  • Pepper 
  • Checkers 
  • Dudley 

Hunting Names for an English Setter 

While your pup may be a great companion, you won’t believe what natural and incredible hunters English Setters are. If you are someone who is constantly on the trail or need an extra paw to help flush the bush, a name inspired by the hunt is sure to be an ideal match for this breed. 

  • Dozer 
  • Hunter 
  • Zeus 
  • Maverick
  • Apollo 
  • Zena 
  • Moose
  • Champ
  • Duchess
  • Boomer 
  • Marx 
  • Reba 
  • Empress
  • Grizzly 
  • Sabre 
  • Ursula 
  • Rogue 
  • Sultan 
  • Bear
  • Persis
  • Bandit 
  • Kahuna 
  • Jett

Popular English Setter Dog Names

You may be interested in choosing your English setters name from the most popular and commonly used names for Setters. Seeing an English Setter at the dog park is likely an uncommon occurrence so there is no need to worry about name sharing and confusing your pup! 

  • Chance 
  • Duke 
  • Marmalade 
  • Cookie 
  • Zero
  • Chester 
  • Journey 
  • Zeus 
  • Lucky 
  • Candy 
  • Tux 
  • Pippi
  • Diva 
  • Charlie 
  • Alpha 
  • Mittens
  • Kaiser
  • Almond 
  • Perdita 
  • Harley 
  • Paws

Traditional English Setter Dog Names

The English Setter’s stunning appearance and regal and often professional personality make English Setters perfect candidates for a timeless traditional dog name. These classic ideas are graceful and polite – just as your new pup is! 

  • Milton 
  • Gracie 
  • Lester 
  • Sophie 
  • Alvin 
  • Winston
  • Alfred 
  • Myrtle 
  • Ezra
  • Chaplin
  • Gideon 
  • Elmer 
  • Marcel 
  • Bertha
  • Joy 
  • Rosie
  • Archie 
  • Martha 
  • Lady 
  • Gretel
  • Oliver 
  • Leonard

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Finding the Right Name for Your English Setter 

You want to know that you’ve done right by your puppy by choosing a name that’s just as fun and adorable as it is suitable to their personality. There may be a bit of added pressure when it comes to selecting just one as there are so many great ones to choose from. If you are able to narrow it down to your favorites, we’ve listed a few helpful suggestions that might guide you to the perfect one for your Setter: 

  • Keep it simple! A single syllable name is best practice when choosing a name. Your puppy will learn and understand it much quicker than a long-winded name. 
  • Choose a name ending in a vowel. A name that ends with an “A” or “O” will make your puppy’s name distinguishable from other words and therefore, easier for them to respond to! Belle could be turned into Bella or Bello. 
  • Ask for a few opinions. If all else fails, you can always recruit a few trusted people to bounce a few ideas off of. Remember, at the end of the day, this is your puppy and you will be the one using the name the most frequently. Ultimately, you should love the name you choose! 

Hopefully, the winning name for your new dog was among our list of the 100+ English Setter names. Of course, you might not spot something on your first look and you might be interested in getting a few other ideas before making a decision. In that case, below are few other popular dog name posts sure to give you the additional inspiration you need: 

Feature Image Credit: Gonzalo Jara, Shutterstock