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169 Red Dog Names: Fiery Ideas for Ginger Pups

Ed Malaker

By Ed Malaker

Red Dog Names

Welcoming a new pet into your family is an exciting and joyous occasion, and naming them is part of the fun. But what if your new pet has a vibrant and fiery coat of red? You might want a name that captures their unique personality and stunning appearance. Whether you have a feisty Irish Setter, a lively Vizsla, or any other breed with a striking red coat, keep reading as we list several of the best names to help inspire you!

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Tips for Naming Your Pet

  • Ginger dogs have a distinct and eye-catching coat color, so think about the shade of red and any unique markings that they may have.
  • Observe your dog’s behavior, energy level, and temperament, and choose a name that reflects their personality.
  • Some breeds may have specific traits or origins that can inspire a name. For example, Irish Setters have a rich history in Ireland, so a name like Finnegan or Saoirse might be suitable.
  • Ginger dogs often evoke images of warmth and natural beauty. Consider names inspired by natural elements that can capture the essence of their vibrant coat color.
  • Look for famous redheads in movies, TV shows, and books or even historical figures.
  • Choose a name that is simple to pronounce and easy for your dog to recognize. Avoid names that sound similar to common commands or that can be easily confused with other words.
  • Once you have a few name options, try calling out each name and see how your dog responds. They may naturally gravitate toward a particular name, which can help make your choice easier.
  • Naming your dog is a significant decision, so don’t rush it. Take your time to explore different options, gather ideas, and try them out before settling on one.

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Dog Names Based on Color

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A common way to name a new dog is to base it on their color. Here are several names that work well to describe a red puppy:

  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Blush
  • Burgundy
  • Crimson
  • Fuchsia
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Red
  • Rouge
  • Rusty
  • Magenta
  • Maroon
  • Scarlet

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Red Female Dog Names

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While many dog names are gender-neutral, you might want a more masculine or feminine name. Here is a list of names that seem to suit female red dogs better:

  • Ariel
  • Akari
  • Barbera
  • Blush
  • Brandy
  • Carmine
  • Chimney
  • Fiona
  • Frizzle
  • Glinda
  • Jean
  • Lady
  • Lucy
  • Maraschino
  • Merida
  • Merlot
  • Molly
  • Penny
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Redina
  • Red Rover
  • Roxy
  • Ruby Rose
  • Salsa
  • Sangria
  • Shiraz
  • Spice Girl
  • Terra
  • Valentina
  • Wilma

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Red Male Dog Names

Golden Dox (Golden Retriever x Dachshund) dog lying on grass
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Here is a list of names that would suit a male red dog perfectly:

  • Brick
  • Carrot Top
  • Chili
  • Chucky
  • Clifford
  • Deadpool
  • Derry
  • Elmo
  • Finnegan
  • Flynn
  • Heinz
  • Hot Rod
  • Ketchup
  • Laser
  • Lava
  • Marinara
  • Mars
  • Nacho
  • Pinot
  • Redford
  • Ronan
  • Rooibos
  • Rudy
  • Russet
  • Thor
  • Twizzler
  • Vermillion
  • Weasley

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Orange & Ginger Dog Names

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If your dog is more of an orange or ginger color than a deep red or rust, one of the following names might be a good choice:

  • Alani
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Chester
  • Chuck Norris
  • Custard
  • Henna
  • Hibiscus
  • OJ
  • Saffron
  • Tang
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Multi-tonal Red Dog Names

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If your new pet is multicolored or has different shades of red, the names on this list might suit your pet perfectly:

  • Apollo
  • Blotchy
  • Brighton
  • Fennec
  • Freckles
  • Keegan
  • Malbec
  • Medley
  • Mosaic
  • Patchwork
  • Rory
  • Rover
  • Speckle
  • Splatter
  • Spotty
  • Vermillion

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Feisty Red Dog Names

irish setter in mountains
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We’ve all known a few dogs that can be extra feisty, especially small ones! If you have one such pet, the following names will likely suit them and let strangers know what to expect:

  • Bandit
  • Blaze
  • Candle
  • Dynamite
  • Ember
  • Fire Breath
  • Firecracker
  • Foxy
  • Fuego
  • Flamer
  • Inferno
  • Jinx
  • Loki
  • Lucifer
  • Phoenix
  • Sass
  • Siren
  • Spark
  • Viper
  • Vixen
  • Volcano
  • Vulcan

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Natural Dog Names

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If you like names that take after elements in nature, check out the following list. These are perfect for all red-coated pets and will suit various personalities.

  • Apple
  • Autumn
  • Beets
  • Bloom
  • Cardinal
  • Carrot
  • Cayenne
  • Cheeto
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Clay
  • Clementine
  • Copper
  • Eclipse
  • Finch
  • Garfield
  • Garnet
  • Ginger
  • Harvest
  • Honey
  • Lobster
  • Mahogany
  • Mandarin
  • Maple
  • Marigold
  • Mustard
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Pepperoni
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Quartz
  • Radish
  • Rosebud
  • Rosie
  • Rowan
  • Ruby
  • Strawberry
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Tomato
  • Topaz
  • Turmeric
  • Watermelon
  • Yam

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There is no shortage of great names for a red dog, and you can likely find even more if you keep digging. Our favorites include Rusty, Brandy, Bandit, Blaze, Rudy, Sass, and Cheeto. Remember to be patient, and watch your pet carefully to get an idea of what name would suit them best. Test it out a few times to see if it sounds right and if your pet likes it before you commit to it.

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