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103 Old Lady Names for Dogs: Great Options for Your Old Soul Pup

Brooke Bundy

By Brooke Bundy

Old Lady Names for Dogs

Whether you’ve adopted a rescue in her golden years or brought home a puppy with a granny’s heart, an old lady name can be a funny, endearing title for your dog. We’ve sorted through the most popular names from the early 1900s, including obscure ones that aren’t used anymore, in order to find what would be considered “old lady” names today. Since much of our cultural perception of old age comes from movies and TV shows, we’ve also rounded up some names from senior characters who add a little spunk and flavor to the story—just like our dogs.


Most Popular Old Lady Names for Dogs

These names came straight from the records of the most popular names from the 20th century. Some classic names are still used today, while others have faded into obscurity. Giving your dog an unusual name can be a clever way to show that they’re the original classic in your life and hint at their eccentric flair.

  • Adelaide
  • Agnes
  • Alice
  • Annie
  • Audrey
  • Barbara
  • Beatrice
  • Bernice
  • Bertha
  • Betty
  • Beverly
  • Bonnie
  • Caroline
  • Catherine
  • Cecile
  • Clara
  • Connie
  • Cora
  • Daisy
  • Deborah
  • Edith
  • Edna
  • Elaine
  • Eliza
  • Estelle
  • Eustice
  • Fannie
  • Florence
  • Flossie
  • Frances
  • Georgina
  • Gertrude
  • Gladys
  • Grace
  • Harriet
  • Hattie
  • Hazel
  • Helen
  • Ida
  • Irma
  • Isobel
  • Jane
  • Janice
  • Josephine
  • Judith
  • Julia
  • June
  • Karen
  • Lady
  • Leonora
  • Lizzie
  • Lola
  • Lorena
  • Lorraine
  • Mabel
  • Macy
  • Madge
  • Magnolia
  • Margaret
  • Marie
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Mary Jo
  • Maude
  • May
  • Mildred
  • Minnie
  • Muriel
  • Myrtle
  • Nellie
  • Norma
  • Olive
  • Patricia
  • Pearl
  • Perdita
  • Petunia
  • Polly
  • Rebecca
  • Roselyn
  • Ruby
  • Ruth
  • Sally
  • Shirley
  • Sophie
  • Susan
  • Sybil
  • Sylvia
  • Teresa
  • Trudy
  • Victoria
  • Wilma
  • Winifred
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Image by: M. Maggs, Pixabay


Old Lady Names from Popular Culture

Of course, these names aren’t exclusive to television shows and movies. However, the characters they represent became so ingrained in popular culture that it’s difficult to separate them from their moniker. From I Love Lucy to Golden Girls, here are names that now resonate with old ladies on television.

  • Blanche
  • Dolly
  • Dorothy
  • Emily
  • Ethel
  • Louise
  • Lucile
  • Rose
  • Sophia
  • Thelma
  • Violet
smiling dog in red bandanna
Image by: Kaganovich Lena, Shutterstock


How to Choose a Name for Your Dog

The best way to choose a name for your dog is to spend some time with them observing their personality. Of course, you already know that you want an old lady name, so how can you narrow down this list even further?

One of the best ways is to write down a few of your absolute favorites and draw them out of a hat. There are also similar online tools that you can use. Or, take to social media and use one of the poll features to have your friends and family vote on their favorite name.



With these old lady names on our list, hopefully you’ve found a jewel with which to crown your new classic, or we’ve at least given you ideas of how to continue your search. Your dog’s name is something that sticks with them—and you—forever, so choose wisely. Find something that fits their personality and remember to have fun with it! After all, you’re naming your new best furry friend.

Featured Image Credit: Viktoriia Hnatiuk, Shutterstock

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