A good name for a girl dog is a matter of opinion and sometimes depends on the breed, appearance or personality of the dog. Popular names for girl dogs are Stella, Bailey, Coco, Bella, Sophie, Katie, Zoey, Molly, Pandora and Lexi. Other popular names are Lucy, Molly, Daisy, Maggie, Sadie, Chloe, Lola, Roxy, Abby and Ginger.

A dog's name can also reflect the personality or sense of humor of the owner. Names for a dog can be given in honor of a loved one or a friend. One way to narrow down the list is to start with the kind of name desired. Most pet names are either human names or nicknames. Some dog names are based on the personality or appearance of the puppy. Useful naming inspiration can be gained from the breed's heritage. Dogs that originated in other countries can inspire foreign-sounding names. A name should be one or two syllables, which is easier for a dog to recognize. When considering a longer name, think of how that name might become shortened over time, and be mindful of whether a name or nickname sounds similar to a common command. Names such as Zoe, Jo and Flo may be too close in sound to "no."