700 Australian Shepherd Names (Ideas For Both Male and Females)

Did you know the Australian Shepherd breed didn't originate from Australia? The origin of this amazing dog breed can be traced back to the 1800s when Europe's Basque population who were settled in Australia relocated to the western United States with shepherd dogs.

These tough herding dogs became popular as Australian Shepherds and were lovingly referred to as Aussie dogs. National Stock Dog Registry, formerly known as International English Shepherd Registry registered the first Aussie dog as a breed and it was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1993.

Being great herders, Aussie dogs, both male and female Australian Shepherd appeared frequently in rodeos in America and gained popularity there. These shepherd dogs are one of the few breeds in the world that commonly have Heterochromia or two-colored eyes. The blue merle and red merle breeds of Aussie dogs usually inherit different eye colors. They may even display more than one color in one eye. These loyal and devoted companions have several breed names with Blue Heelers, Pastor Dogs, and Spanish Shepherds being some of them.

Bringing home an Australian Shepherd breed can be exciting, especially knowing that they were considered sacred by the Native Americans for their ghostly blue eyes. The excitement begins with picking the right name for your Aussie dog.

Here are some of the best Australian Shepherd names you can choose from.

Australian Shepherd Names

Popular Australian Shepherd Names

Want to choose a popular name for your shepherd dog?

Here’s a list of 100 popular male and female names for Aussie dogs:

  • Annie
  • Apollo
  • Archie
  • Aspen
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bentley
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Brody
  • Buddy
  • Callie
  • Charlie
  • Chloe
  • Coco
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dexter
  • Dixie
  • Duke
  • Ellie
  • Finn
  • Finley
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Gunner
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jake
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Kobe
  • Koda
  • Kona
  • Layla
  • Leo
  • Lily
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Milo
  • Molly
  • Moose
  • Murphy
  • Nala
  • Nova
  • Oakley
  • Ollie
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Ozzy
  • Paisley
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Piper
  • Ranger
  • Remi
  • Riley
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Skye
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Sydney
  • Teddy
  • Theo
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Winston
  • Zeus
  • Zoe
  • Zoey

Female Australian Shepherd Names

If you are looking for the perfect name for your female dog, we have an extensive list of 100 lovable names to choose from.

  • Adalee
  • Adia
  • Alana
  • Alaska
  • Albany
  • Allora
  • Ambelin
  • Amber
  • April
  • Autumn
  • Azure
  • Beryl
  • Bina
  • Blossom
  • Cami
  • Candy
  • Cassie
  • Celeste
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Clancy
  • Coral
  • Dalena
  • Dani
  • Daya
  • Dinah
  • Diva
  • Dixie
  • Dory
  • Dove
  • Ebony
  • Ella
  • Ember
  • Emma
  • Enya
  • Esma
  • Eve
  • Exie
  • Faith
  • Fergie
  • Freyja
  • Frostee
  • Gala
  • Glory
  • Gracie
  • Gypsy
  • Heidi
  • Henna
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • India
  • Indigo
  • Inez
  • Iris
  • Isla
  • Izzie
  • Jarrah
  • Jenna
  • Jewel
  • Jojo
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Judith
  • Kira
  • Kiwi
  • Lark
  • Liz
  • Lyanna
  • Lyra
  • Magic
  • Magpie
  • Maple
  • Maya
  • Midnight
  • Mila
  • Minka
  • Naia
  • Navy
  • Niagara
  • Ocean
  • Onyx
  • Pearl
  • Phoebe
  • Phoenix
  • Princess
  • Rain
  • Raven
  • Rosalie
  • Sabi
  • Sade
  • Sapphire
  • Scout
  • Secret
  • Silver
  • Star
  • Stormy
  • Talia
  • Tasma
  • Tilda
  • Zula

See more female dog names

Male Australian Shepherd Names

The perfect name for your male Australian Shepherd breed can be tough to find, especially when the list of names you have to choose from is long.

Just look into his innocent eyes before you check out the names we have compiled for you.

  • Abe
  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Alby
  • Anja
  • Aric
  • Arlo
  • Asher
  • Atlas
  • Atticus
  • Barker
  • Bascomb
  • Beetle
  • Big Red
  • Blaze
  • Boax
  • Bolt
  • Bruno
  • Buck
  • Bunk
  • Captain
  • Cash
  • Chevelle
  • Chief
  • Chipper
  • Cleo
  • Clove
  • Coffee
  • Conaugh
  • Coop
  • Crush
  • Daku
  • Dallas
  • Davis
  • Diego
  • D.J.
  • Dodger
  • Dorito
  • Duncan
  • Elvis
  • Flik
  • Forrest
  • Frito
  • Gander
  • Gator
  • Gatsby
  • Goose
  • Graham
  • Hero
  • Hoops
  • Hooter
  • Hotshot
  • Houdini
  • Jala
  • Jasper
  • Jenga
  • Jet
  • Justice
  • Kailo
  • Kaz
  • Kermit
  • King
  • Kovy
  • Lake
  • Levi
  • Lewis
  • Lofi
  • Lucky
  • Mario
  • Mate
  • Memphis
  • Minus
  • Moe
  • Morley
  • Otto
  • Panther
  • Patch
  • Raff
  • Remy
  • Riff
  • Riley
  • Ripley
  • Roscoe
  • Ruddy
  • Rudolph
  • Rufous
  • Rusty
  • Solo
  • Spot
  • Stub
  • Tawny
  • Thor
  • Tortie
  • Tracker
  • Vic
  • Viper
  • Waldo
  • Wally
  • Whiskey
  • Zeus

See more male dog names

Australian Shepherd Playing Fetch

Badass Dog Names For Australian Shepherds

The Australian Shepherd breed is a pretty tough and badass dog breed, so it would make sense to pick a badass name that suits your dog’s personality.

Here are some great options to choose from.

  • Aerona
  • Aife
  • Akira
  • Aldo
  • Alexa
  • Arma
  • Arna
  • Artemis
  • Astrid
  • Athena
  • Attila
  • Badge
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Banshee
  • Barda
  • Barrett
  • Beast
  • Betsy
  • Boss
  • Brina
  • Bullet
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Cane
  • Capone
  • Clyde
  • Daga
  • Dagger
  • Deacon
  • Dillinger
  • Eagle
  • Elda
  • Elektra
  • Elexis
  • Enyo
  • Eowyn
  • Escobar
  • Evanna
  • Fang
  • Fera
  • Fina
  • Fireball
  • Fleur
  • Fury
  • Gambino
  • Gator
  • Genghis
  • Gesine
  • Ginti
  • Giorno
  • Gotti
  • Hades
  • Hannibal
  • Havoc
  • Hawk
  • Heller
  • Helmer
  • Hercules
  • Hilda
  • Hund
  • Ilma
  • Jager
  • Jedi
  • Karma
  • Katana
  • Katniss
  • Kevlar
  • Kong
  • Kurgan
  • Laika
  • Lobo
  • Lupa
  • Magnus
  • Mags
  • Maverick
  • Maximus
  • Medusa
  • Morana
  • Mufasa
  • Mustafa
  • Neron
  • Omega
  • Pancho
  • Pegasus
  • Quella
  • Ragnar 
  • Saber
  • Slash
  • Stark
  • Talon
  • Tempest
  • Thana
  • Trinity
  • Valda
  • Vigga
  • Vito
  • Vulcan
  • Zelma
  • Zod

See more badass dog names

Good Names For Australian Shepherds

Wondering what would be a good name for an Australian Shepherd breed dog?

Take a pick from this list of 50 good names. 

  • Abril
  • Airin
  • Anika
  • Aramis
  • Asha
  • Aspen
  • Baker
  • Banjo
  • Batman
  • Blackie
  • Blythe
  • Boomer
  • Boscoe
  • Bowie
  • Briggs
  • Bryce
  • Bubba
  • Buster
  • Camo
  • Charity
  • Chazlin
  • Chocolate
  • Collay
  • Conner
  • Crixus
  • Dice
  • Dottie
  • Duma
  • Echo
  • Edgar
  • Eko
  • Ernie
  • Felipe
  • Flame
  • Foxy
  • Galaxy
  • Gough
  • Greta
  • Hamilton
  • Harlow
  • Hawkeye
  • Hearder
  • Higgins
  • Hugo
  • Jingles
  • Knight
  • Knox
  • Magoo
  • Nipper
  • Will 

Australian Shepherd Puppy Names 

Bringing home an Australian Shepherd breed puppy and trying to figure out the most suitable name for the little fur-ball can be exhilarating.

Here is a list of 50 cute names for your Australian Shepherd pup:

  • Akai
  • Alma
  • Angel
  • Ari
  • Arrow
  • Arya
  • Austra
  • Ava
  • Axel
  • Azira
  • Billy
  • Binky
  • Bryn
  • Dell
  • Eureka
  • Finn
  • Gadget
  • Joker
  • Lace
  • Lancer
  • Luca
  • Lyndal
  • Maddox
  • Major
  • Mario
  • Missy
  • Mojo
  • Muffin
  • Nuka 
  • Nutmeg
  • Oberon
  • Odie
  • Ouzo
  • Pablo
  • Pia
  • Pinky
  • Piper
  • Pippa
  • Poco
  • Pyro
  • Queenie
  • Quinn
  • Ringo
  • Rocco
  • Ryder
  • Shortie
  • Snowflake
  • Tia
  • Tucker
  • Tuffy
Australian Shepherd Running

Best Australian Shepherd Names

Your Australian Shepherd deserves the best of everything, including the best name that perfectly fits their personality.

Check out this list of the best Australian Shepherd Names for inspiration.

  • Abby
  • Angie
  • Bianca
  • Blakely
  • Bluebell
  • Cedar
  • Gabbie
  • Gia
  • Goliath
  • Haven
  • Holly
  • Hulk
  • Humphrey
  • Isabella
  • Jolie
  • Juniper
  • Jupiter
  • Leon
  • Lilith
  • Lolani
  • Maddie
  • Mel
  • Mercy
  • Nika
  • Nymeria 
  • Ogi
  • Oz
  • Peanut
  • Pilot
  • Po
  • Prince
  • Puzzle
  • Quincy
  • Raisin
  • Rhody
  • Rowdy
  • Sachi
  • Sargent
  • Skipper
  • Striker
  • Tank
  • T-Bone
  • Tara
  • Thunder
  • Trey
  • Ursa
  • Vixen
  • Warne
  • Xander
  • Xena

Unique Names For Female Australian Shepherds

Are you looking for an interesting and exceptional name for your female Australian Shepherd dog?

Check out this list of unique names for you to pick from!

  • Acacia
  • Ada
  • Adelaide
  • Agate
  • Alice
  • Alloriah
  • Angus
  • Aquila
  • Beezie
  • Bindi
  • Cascade
  • Clancy
  • Daly
  • Darby
  • Delia
  • Dia
  • Diamantina
  • Dolly
  • Duchess
  • Etna
  • Etoile
  • Flora
  • Florence
  • Gemini
  • Harmony
  • Indie
  • Jacey
  • Jade
  • Jynx
  • Khira
  • Kinta
  • Kioko
  • Kylie
  • Linnaea
  • Malli
  • Martini
  • Mimzy
  • Minogue
  • Nat
  • Nellie
  • Nova
  • Owl
  • Paulie
  • Peyton
  • Phar
  • Roma
  • Siyah
  • Tali
  • Victoria
  • Yoshi

Unique Names For Male Australian Shepherds

Why choose a common name when you can give your dog a distinctive name?

Here is a list of 50 unique Australian Shepherd names for your Aussie dog. 

  • Aladdin
  • Archer
  • Banjo
  • Bohdi
  • Bruce
  • Byron
  • Cherokee
  • Chippewa
  • Chrome
  • Cohen
  • Dapple
  • Darwin
  • Drover
  • Fletcher
  • Fog
  • Gnasher
  • Harrison
  • Holster
  • Hudson
  • Hunter
  • Karsyn
  • Koala
  • Lachlan
  • Lava
  • Lawson
  • Mamba
  • Mason
  • Mav
  • Murphy
  • Murry
  • Ned
  • Nero
  • Nickel
  • Pango
  • Patton
  • Reef
  • River
  • Romie
  • Seamus
  • Shepley
  • Taj
  • TJ
  • Tobias
  • Tonka
  • Tasman
  • Uluru
  • Varuca
  • Yogi
  • Zep
  • Zeke

Cute Australian Shepherd Names

Are you looking for names that will perfectly epitomize the cuteness of your furry friend is?

Here is a list of 50 cute Australian Shepherd names that are just perfect for your dog.

  • Ani
  • Apple
  • Babe
  • Bento
  • Bluebell
  • Bonkers
  • Boom
  • Buffy
  • Chick
  • Chili
  • Dash
  • Duckie
  • Flip
  • Haiku
  • Hattie
  • Honeybun
  • Inky
  • Jelly
  • Jiffy
  • Jolly
  • Kibble
  • Ladybug
  • Lapis
  • Lego
  • Marbles
  • Mayo
  • Mel
  • Mona
  • Moof
  • Oreo
  • PB
  • Periwinkle
  • PingPong
  • Pocket
  • PomPom
  • Robin
  • Rumi
  • Slinky
  • Sparkle
  • Sparrow
  • Spike
  • Theo
  • Tinkerbell
  • Trifle
  • Trip
  • Twinkie
  • Van
  • Vroom
  • Willow
  • Yip
Blue Merle Australian Shepherd

Dog Name Inspiration

Being inspired to find the perfect Australian Shepherd names is vital. Inspiration can come from anywhere, even from the colorful collar around your dog's neck. All you must do is keep an open mind and accept the inspiration that comes your way.  Besides, there is plenty of stimuli that your dog will give based on which you can find the perfect name.

Here are some ideas to find the perfect name for your Australian Shepherd breed dog!

Colour Based Names

Have you considered naming your dog after their coat? The color of their coat can inspire many names and are a good match for your dog.

To make your dog's name unique, you could also pick a word from another language that means a particular color that matches your dog's coat such as Neela or Neeli for a female blue merle.

Personality Based Names

Picking a name inspired by your dog’s personality requires you to spend some time with them before naming them.

Pick a wacky name for a dog with a crazy personality or a badass name for a tough dog that’s always ready to defend the home. You can even pick cute names for dogs that are just too adorable to be called anything else.  

Funny Names

Funny Australian Shepherd names can be inspired by pop culture, movie characters, or even be a play on existing words. Besides, puns play a significant role in inspiring funny dog names.

Names As Tributes

Choosing the names of loved ones or celebrities you adore is another way to go when deciding on a name for your dog. You not only find a good name, but you also find a way to keep your loved one's memory intact. Dogs are devoted, loving, and protective. Naming your dog as a tribute to someone is an honor.

Names Inspired By Mythology

If you are a fan of mythology, you will find plenty of amazing names of characters that will be a perfect fit for your dog. You can also be inspired by mythology and name your dog based on their personality.

Other sources of inspiration for dog names include names of flowers, type of tree or wood, geographical location, name of the months, and brand names to mention a few.

Help Choosing The Right Name

Finding a long list of names to choose from can be confusing. Here are some tips that will help you choose the perfect name for your Australian Shepherd breed dog:

  • Don’t pick a name that resembles a command like “No” as this can confuse your dog.
  • Names that have fewer syllables are easier for your dog to respond to.
  • If you have more than one dog or pet at home, pick names that sound different from each other. By doing so, you avoid confusing them.
  • Pick a name that you won't hesitate to call out loud in public.
  • Don’t use derogatory terms as names. It is not fun, it is insulting.
  • Try the name out a few times and use positive reinforcement to get your dog to accept it during puppy training.

Conclusion

When you choose a name for your Aussie dog, don’t forget to choose considerately. You must make your decision knowing that you have found the perfect name for them, which best suits them. The best way to choose their name is to be inspired.

Once you pick a name and get your dog to accept it, make sure to stick to it. For dog names and more dog-related information, check out our dog blog here.

Did you find a name? Let us know which name you have picked in the comments below!


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