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Top 60 Kentucky Dog Names For Your Cute Male And Female Puppies

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Are you a dog lover from Kentucky? If so, you’re in luck!

There are plenty of great name options for your furry friend that is specific to the Bluegrass State. From Lexington to Louisville and all points in between, these names will have your pup howling with pride.

Check out our list of the best Kentucky dog names below.

Male Kentucky Dog Names

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Names Notes
Bourbon Kentucky has a rich history in making liquor
Colonel
Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken, this name is befitting of a regal dog
Fido
Abe Lincoln owned a very “indulged” dog named Fido
Kudzu
Kudzu is a creeping vine that was introduced to prevent erosion, it is now considered a nuisance
Sawyer
Journalist Diane Sawyer was born in Glasgow, Kentucky
Ali
Championship boxer Mohammad Ali was born in Kentucky
Bowie
The inventor of the Bowie knife, James Bowie, hails from the Bluegrass state
Apollo
This horse was the 1982 Kentucky Derby winner
Kit
Frontiersman Kit Carson hails from Kentucky
Hensley
Hensley was once a settlement in Kentucky, it was later abandoned
Clooney
Actor George Clooney was born in Kentucky
Abe
America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, was born in Kentucky
Kincaid
Lake Kincaid is part of the beautiful outdoors in Kentucky, this name is befitting of a Lab
Penn
Author Robert Warren Penn hails from Kentucky
Dewey
Dewey Lake is located in Kentucky, this name is befitting of a Golden Retriever or a Yellow Lab
Man O’ War
Man O’ War was a Kentucky Derby winner, this name fits a Rottweiler
Blaine
A small town in Kentucky, this name is perfect for a Yorkie or a Maltipoo
Jim
Beam Jim Beam whisky is manufactured in Clermont, Kentucky
Cotton
Western-style novelist Ralph Cotton hails from Louisville, this is a great name for a white pup
Grayson
Grayson Lake rests in Kentucky, it is a perfect name for a silver or gray dog
Campton
This refers to a small town in Kentucky, an outdoors enthusiast might name his dog “Campton”
Blue
Kentucky and the color blue are synonymous
Carlisle
A city in Kentucky, this name is perfect for a Pomeranian
Hunter
Controversial author Hunter S. Thompson hails from Louisville
Duncan
The creator of the Duncan Hines line of products is a native of Kentucky
Berry
Author Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky
Ferdinand
A Kentucky Derby winner, this name is befitting of a Bulldog
Rand
Former ophthalmologist Rand Paul represents his home state in the U.S. Senate
Roy
The infamous “hanging judge” Roy Bean was born in Mason County, Kentucky
Evan
Evan WIlliams is a type of Kentucky bourbon, it is brewed in Bardstown

Female Kentucky Dog Names

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Names Notes
Crystal
Loretta Lynn’s sister, Crystal Gayle, was also a country music star, she was known for her ankle-length hair
Destin
A variation of Destiny, the name of a Kentucky Derby winner
Carson
Frontiersman Kit Carson grew up in Kentucky before heading west
Nelle
Refers to Nelle Pitcock Horlander, a women’s rights advocate from Kentucky
Sophia
Notable educator Sophia Alcorn called Kentucky home, this name is perfect for a designer dog
Clara
As in Clara Oldham, a women’s rights advocate from Kentucky
Nelda
As in community advocate leader Nelda Lambert Collings
Rosemary
Singer Rosemary Clooney (George’s aunt!) hails from Maysville, KY
Sue
Author Sue Grafton hails from Kentucky, this name is great for a hunting dog
Rumer
The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore lives in Kentucky
Maddie
A variation of the name Madelyn Breckenridge, a suffrage advocate
Loretta
Country music superstar Loretta Lynn made a career of singing about her upbringing in Butcher Holler, KY
Belle
A traditional Southern name, this name is befitting of a small, petite dog
Lyda
This name refers to Lyda Ramey of Kentucky who worked for orphan’s rights
Patty
A variation on the name Patricia Neal, an actress from Kentucky
Adlai
Former Vice President Adlai Stevenson hails from Kentucky
Mary
Refers to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln
Eula
Eula Hall founded the Grethel’s Mud Creek Clinic in Kentucky
Bellefonte
A small town in Kentucky, this name is perfect for a scent hound
Hannah
Community activist Hannah Hume Baird hails from Kentucky
Laura
As in Laura Clay, Civil rights activist, this name is perfect for a Goldie
Allie
Women’s rights advocate Allie Hixson hailed from Kentucky, this name fits a Maltese or a Yorkie
Lani
This Kentucky Derby winner’s name is befitting of a Rottie or a Pit
Amelia
Social activist (ironically, she worked for temperance) hailing from Garrard County
Wynonna
Wynonna Judd was part of the mother-daughter country duo The Judds
Laurel
The Laurel River Lake rests in Kentucky, this name is perfect for a dog that loves the outdoors
Dixie
A tradition Southern name, this name is fitting of a Beagle
Willa
Kentucky’s Willa Brown was the first African American female earning a pilot’s license
Georgia
Georgia Davis Powers, civil rights leader, was born in Kentucky
Mae
Mae Street Kidd was a Civil rights activist, this name is perfect for a Boston Terrier

So there you have it, a comprehensive list of Kentucky dog names to help get you started on your naming journey.

As always, if you need any more ideas or inspiration, be sure to check out our other articles on patriotic dog names.

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