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60 Jazz Dog Names: Inspired by Jazz Music and Musicians




Jazz music is a genre of American music that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was popularized during the 1930s and 1940s by jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Count Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Yes, these could be names for your new pup too! With music-inspired dog names, you can find a unique and jazzy name for your pup from this list!

60 jazz dog names for naming your pup

Male Jazz Dog Names

DUKE Duke Ellington, pianist
HERBIE Herbie Hancock, pianist
DEWEY Dewey Redman, saxophone
BENSON George Benson, guitarist
BOOKER Booker Little Jr, trumpeter
BESSIE Bessie Smith, singer
NAT Nat King Cole, pianist & singer
MUGGSY Francis ‘Muggsy’ Spanier, cornet player
BAGS Nickname of Milt Jackson
HOOTIE Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann, jazz pianist
CONNIE Connie Crothers, pianist
PEE WEE Pee Wee Erwin, trumpeter
BONES Nickname of Tom Malone
CLIFFORD Clifford Brown, trumpet
JUNIOR Junior Collins, French horn
JACO Jaco Pastorius, bassist
CHIEF Chief Bey, percusionist
MOODY James Moody, saxophone & flute
POPS Robert ‘Pops’ Popwell, bass guitarist
LEROY Leroy Jenkins, violinist
KID Kid Ory, trombone
CHET Chet Baker, vocalist
BIG BILL Big Bill Bissonnette, trombone
BUZZY Buzzy Drootin, drummer
LOUIS Louis Armstrong, trumpeter
ARTIE Artie Shaw, clarinet
JELLY Jelly Roll Morton, jazz pianist
DOC Edmond ‘Doc’ Souchon, guitarist
CHARLIE Charlie Parker, saxophone
DIZZY Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet
BILLIE Billy Holiday, singer
MILES Miles Davies, trumpet great
BING Bing Crosby, vocalist
BIG JIM Nicknames of trombone great Jim Robinson
DEE DEE Dee Dee Bridgewater, singer/songwriter
male jazz dog names

Female Jazz Dog Names

BYRD
After Charlie Byrd or Donald Byrd
SIDNEY
As in Sidney Bechet
MELBA
After Melba Liston
ROSEMARY Rosemary Clooney, vocalist
ADDERLEY
As in Cannonball Adderley
REDD
After Vi Redd
REGINA Regina Belle, singer
BLAKEY
In reference to Art Blakey
ELLINGTON
As in Duke Ellington
NINA
Nina Simone is the jazz inspiration
ROBERTA Roberta Flack, singer/songwriter
ORNETTE
Ornette Coleman is the jazz reference
ELLA Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer
NORAH
Referring to Norah Jones
NICOLA
After Nicola Conte
LIL
Lil Hardin Armstrong is the reference
PARKER
After Charlie Parker
TAYLOR
After Cecil Taylor
SUSIE Susie Ibarra, percusionist
PEPPER
After Art Pepper
GLORIA Gloria Lynn, vocalist
MARY LOU
After Mary Lou Williams
DINAH
Referring to Dinah Washington
BASIE
Count Basie is the jazz inspiration
ETHEL Ethel Azama, vocalist
QUINCY
Quincy Davis, drummer
female jazz dog names

You might be looking for a unique name to give your pup, but it can be hard to come up with one. That’s why we put together this list of jazz-inspired dog names! If you like any of these 60 tunes and musicians that inspired the names on our list then feel free to use them as inspiration yourself or find other artists from different genres who would make great influences.

There are so many options out there for musical dog names from your favorite artist if you just take some time to think about what kind of sound reflects your pet best! So go ahead and pick out the perfect new moniker for your furry friend today – they’ll thank you later.

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