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220 Amazing Names for West Highland White Terriers: Ideas for Spunky Posh Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Names for West Highland White Terriers

West Highland White Terriers (or “Westies”) are beautiful little dogs who have as much grace as they do white fur. Their dazzling coat is one of the breed’s most prominent features, and they’re often featured on shortbread tins and boxes of tablets due to their Scottish heritage.

This bright and bouncy breed should be graced with a great name, and you get to decide which name your Westie deserves, whether it’s a name that reflects their personality or unique look.

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How Do I Name My West Highland White Terrier?

If your dog is a little grumpy and likes his sleep, a name that reflects this, such as “Grizzly,” comes to mind. Or, if your West Highland White Terrier is bouncy, bright, and loves running along the hills, “Jock” instantly conveys this. Naming them after a favorite treat, such as “Cupcake,” or a place you like to go with your family, such as a Glade, can be a fantastic option.

Once you have your name picked, trying it out and seeing how it suits them can help cement it in both of your minds. So, take a look at our 220 amazing names for your West Highland  White Terrier, and see which inspires you.

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Classic West Highland White Terrier Names

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Naming your West Highland Terrier can be done in two parts: the name idea and suitability. When looking at your Westie, look for any special features you want to point out. For example, do they have the biggest, brightest eyes? Or do they have a walk that tickles you each time you see it? A name that references these individual quirks can be the best name for your dog and can distinguish them as the special pup they are.

Some names fit a breed perfectly and are as classic as they come. For example, the West Highland White Terrier is an old breed (recorded as early as 1567) with a rich history, so a name that keeps ancient traditions alive would suit them amazingly.

  • Alaska
  • Snowy
  • Glasgow
  • Pebbles
  • Lacey
  • Dolly
  • Jock
  • Cloud
  • Angus
  • Dougal
  • Archie
  • Cotton
  • Duncan
  • Millie
  • Grace
  • Gill
  • Bobby
  • Billy
  • Piper
  • Floss
  • Ginny
  • Ace
  • Tucker
  • Gibson
  • Fluff

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Names Based on Your West Highland White Terrier’s Looks and Personality

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If you have a dog that has a strong personality trait, such as a stubborn yet loyal pup, or a dog that radiates energy and happiness, a name to reflect that can be one of the best. Names that play on your dog’s looks are also suitable; Westies have such bright, icy-white fur that lots of names for white dogs fit them perfectly.

  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Silky
  • Icy
  • Bones
  • Tiny
  • Hooter
  • Scooter
  • Trotter
  • Juneau
  • Pearl
  • Blizzard
  • Opal
  • Flurry
  • Winter
  • Tundra
  • Spirit
  • Digger
  • Badger
  • Terry
  • Gunner
  • Douglass
  • Dugless
  • Hunter
  • Sniffer
  • Bramble
  • Marshall
  • Goose
  • Barclay
  • Bear
  • Buttons
  • Teeny
  • Pip
  • Diva
  • Tinkerbell
  • Pudding
  • Rascal
  • Chip
  • Chipper
  • Tanner

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Food-Based West Highland White Terrier Names

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There’s nothing better than finding the cutest name for your West Highland White Terrier, and many of the cutest names are food-related. Some can be quite funny as well, but names that play on your dog’s favorite treat (or yours!) are often the most fitting.

We found that “Haggis” was an excellent fit, as it’s both food-related and a cute reference to the Westie’s country of origin: Scotland.

  • Taffy
  • Butter Scotch
  • Cupcake
  • Shortbread
  • Shortcake
  • Fudge
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow
  • Maple
  • Cookie
  • Apricot
  • Muffin
  • Peppermint
  • Popcorn
  • Truffle
  • Pumpkin
  • Sherbet
  • Crackers
  • Dumpling
  • Candy
  • Jelly Bean
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Milkshake
  • Peanut
  • Biscuit
  • Basil
  • Caramel
  • Beans
  • Nutmeg
  • Toffee
  • Nugget
  • Blondie
  • Fig
  • Persimmon
  • Chiffon
  • Crumpet
  • Custard
  • Waffles
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Chili
  • Mike/Ike
  • Bailey
  • Toddy
  • Pecan
  • Oreo
  • Pancake
  • Mochi
  • Gravy
  • Cream
  • Bagel
  • Clove
  • Chai
  • Coconut
  • Coco
  • Bon Bon

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Nature-Themed West Highland White Terrier Names

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Getting out into nature with your dog can be one of the best facets of dog ownership and companionship. Brisk air and sunny days can lift the spirits, and it’s made all the better by a furry friend running around with you. Names derived from nature are great sources of inspiration, and naming your Westie after your favorite exploring places in nature can pay tribute to great times spent in the outdoors together.

  • Alpine
  • Alps
  • Amber
  • Bud
  • Mossy
  • Everest
  • Fern
  • Oakley
  • Cliff
  • Huck
  • Autumn
  • Daisy
  • Iris
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • Blizzard
  • Briar
  • Druid
  • Cane
  • Barley
  • Copper
  • Brook
  • Brooke
  • Dusty
  • Dale
  • Cove
  • Echo
  • Cypress
  • Valley
  • Ivy
  • Juniper
  • Lana
  • Marin
  • North
  • Reed
  • River
  • Sienna
  • Ruby
  • Jade
  • Garnet
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz
  • Willow
  • Karma
  • Forrest

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Scottish West Highland White Terrier Names

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West Highland White Terriers originated in Scotland between 1500 and 1600 and were presented in their earliest form to France (the kingdom of France at the time) as a gift from Argyll. The Scottish blood that runs through these dogs is why they’re so hugely popular (along with their bright temperament), and a Scottish name is a great way to pay respect to this breed’s rich heritage.

  • Whiskey
  • Tartan
  • Thistle
  • Donnel
  • Sterling
  • Skye
  • Scotch
  • Scottie
  • Nessie
  • Lassie
  • Bairn
  • Tavish
  • Loch
  • Glenn
  • Rosheen
  • Rosie
  • Laughlan
  • Logan
  • Mackenzie
  • Maxwell
  • MacLeod
  • Hamilton
  • Clyde
  • Neil
  • Iver
  • Shona
  • Gail
  • Gray
  • Alastair
  • Haggis
  • Connor
  • Conall
  • Connie
  • Tattie
  • Duffy
  • McDuff
  • Brogan
  • Brodie
  • Maisie
  • Moose
  • Clint
  • Troy
  • Barney
  • Moe
  • Macbeth
  • Fergus
  • McDog
  • Duncan
  • Bonnie
  • Allie

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Final Thoughts

The West Highland White Terrier has to be one of the most recognizable breeds in the world, with its brilliant white fur, shining eyes, and ears held erect. These energetic dogs are all individual characters with some sweet traits shared, which means picking a name for them can sometimes be tricky. We hope this list of 220 amazing names has helped to narrow down (or even finalize!) your naming list and that you find a name that fits your Westie perfectly.

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