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100+ Greyhound Names: Ideas for Speedy & Sleek Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Slender, long, and sleek, these incredible dogs are a highly recognizable breed! The Greyhound is one of the fastest dogs on the planet and has its unique and streamlined build to thank for that. In addition to their impeccable speed and agility, this breed is intelligent, quiet, and oh so affectionate and, because of these qualities, is highly sought after by all types of families. Their gentle and calm demeanor makes them excellent companions for children and other pets.

Now that you have adopted a Greyhound, the last thing to check off is finding your new addition a name! Here you will read about the most popular names among female and male Greyhounds, a few suggestions inspired by Italy and historically famous racers, speedy ideas, and finally, grey options – these will always be foolproof! 

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Female Greyhound Dog Names

  • Gracie 
  • Molly
  • Daisy 
  • Cleo 
  • Demi 
  • Ella 
  • Penny 
  • Viva 
  • Rosie 
  • Olive
  • Elsa 
  • Piper
  • Lexi
  • Bliss 
  • Zoey 
  • Millie
  • Mittens
  • Stella
  • Jinx
  • Luna 
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Male Greyhound Dog Names 

  • Juno 
  • Gideon 
  • Toby
  • Chaos 
  • Winston 
  • Barney 
  • Jagger 
  • Gizmo 
  • Pax
  • Harvey 
  • Elliot
  • Archie 
  • Jasper 
  • Finn 
  • Coop
  • Duke 
  • Gus 
  • Felix 
  • Remy 
  • Louie

Italian Greyhound Dog Names

Charmed not only by their stunning appearance but also by their Italian heritage, some may know this breed as the Italian Sighthound, who was fairly popular among the royals. They are also the smallest of their kind, topping the scales at a whopping 11 pounds. One of these Italian-inspired names would be an excellent choice for a Bellissimo dog.

  • Bella – Beautiful 
  • Alto – Wolf 
  • Pompeii – Italian Town 
  • Pesto 
  • Raphael 
  • Amore – Love 
  • Cesar 
  • Dolce – Sweet 
  • Cannoli
  • Vino 
  • Nero 
  • Bravo – Good Boy 
  • Vita – Life 
  • Primo – First 
  • Donatello 
  • Biscotti 
  • Milan  – Italian City 
  • Galileo 
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Famous Greyhound Dog Names

Infamous for their aerodynamic bodies, record speed paces, and springboard legs, these mighty Greyhounds have certainly put their stamp on-track racing, and each is significant and remarkable in their own way. You may not have a champion racer, but your Greyhound is sure to be number one in your heart. 

  • Ravage Again – known as the king of the sprinters
  • Patricias Hope – wons races in English, Welsh, and Scottish derbies 
  • Tims Crow – broke many records for fastest greyhound 
  • Rapid Ranger – back to back winner of the English Derby 
  • Mick the Miller – won 51 of the 68 races he entered 
  • Entry Badge – known as the first great track racing greyhound 
  • Westmead Hawk – held an unbeaten record for two years 
  • Ballyregan Bob – won 32 consecutive races 

Racing Greyhound Dog Names

Even if your pup has no desire to be a track star, they will always possess these quick and sporty qualities. For that, we have suggestions inspired by all things racing.

  • Speedy 
  • Sleek 
  • Arrow 
  • Zippy 
  • Bullet 
  • Fox 
  • Zoom
  • Hustle 
  • Taz
  • Jiffy 
  • Rocket
  • Jett 
  • Bolt 
  • Wheels 
  • Dart 
  • Blitz 
  • Flare 
  • Sprint
  • Wiz
  • Scooter 
  • Ziggy 
  • Sniper 
  • Nitro 
  • Flash 
  • Dash 
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Grey Greyhound Dog Names

In an apparent yet adorable nod to their name, you might be interested in a name inspired by the wonderful and vast shades of grey. Even if your hound doesn’t happen to have the stone-colored coat, I think most will understand the logic behind your choice. Here are our favorite picks for grey inspired Greyhound names. 

  • Pluto 
  • Bones 
  • Slater 
  • Hazel 
  • Atlas
  • Boo 
  • Sage 
  • Milton 
  • Sully 
  • Cosmo
  • Sterling
  • Melody
  • Gunnar 
  • Venus 
  • Skye 
  • Astra 
  • Levi 
  • Lunar 
  • Griffon 
  • Horace 
  • Axel 
  • Nova
  • Comet 

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Conclusion: Finding the Right Name for Your Greyhound

Trying to find the perfect name can have you re-running over options like an endless track superstar, leaving even the speediest of readers tired and often overwhelmed. Don’t let that be the case for you and your pup!  Below are a few helpful tips, that are sure to lead you to the right pooch name pairing. 

  • Compare your favorite choices to your pup’s personality. It may take a few days, but once your new dog settles in, you can bet that their true persona will shine! If you are able to wait it out, you won’t believe how much easier choosing a name becomes.
  • Test them out. Say them aloud – to yourself, your pup, maybe even your closest friends or the family. A little feedback can go a long way.
  • Keep it short and sweet. Simple single or two-syllable names are the most beneficial for a dog. Training and communication will be much easier and quicker if you don’t need to spend too much time teaching your pup a long-winded name! 

At the end of the day, you should love the name you picked, as you will be the one using it daily. Hopefully, you found a great name for your greyhound among our list. If not, you could always take a peep at one of our other posts for some additional inspiration! 

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