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150+ Border Terrier Dog Names: The Best Unique, Cute & Fun Ideas

Nicole Cosgrove

Border Terriers are scruffy, adorable dogs that hail from the border of Scotland and England. These distinctive little dogs need extra special names, whether you want to honor their heritage or start a new tradition! So how do you find a name that’s just right?

If you’ve just adopted a sweet Border Terrier, it’s time to start searching for the perfect name. We hope you find it on our extensive list, which offers male Border Terrier names, female Border Terrier names, and a list of famous Border Terriers. Get ready for some excellent names!

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Male Border Terrier Names

adorable Border Terrier puppy
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Take one look at the mustache on a Border Terrier and a few classic British names will come to mind. These dogs wouldn’t be out of place in a stuffy London mens’ club or by a roaring fire at an English estate. But if your pup is more of a Bacon than a Chester or Alistair, we have plenty of great ideas! Great male Border Terrier names can range from traditional British options to favorite foods and more.

  • Wrigley
  • AJ
  • Basil
  • Gus
  • Chester
  • Blossom
  • Boomer
  • Bows
  • Brownie
  • Indigo
  • Buttons
  • Endeavor
  • Aaron
  • Alex
  • Bacon
  • Bailey
  • Cooper
  • Vermillion
  • Harley
  • Finn
  • Evan
  • Bernie
  • Nerf
  • Hawkeye
  • Bub
  • Stormy
  • Dublin
  • Hershey
  • Finn
  • Timothy
  • Pepsi
  • Trapper
  • Jordan
  • Major
  • Henry
  • Tate
  • Butter
  • Shaggy
  • Courageous
  • Brian
  • Taco
  • Ezra
  • Bear
  • DJ
  • David
  • Dr. Who
  • Ember
  • Finn
  • Fuzzy
  • Scottie
  • Midnight
  • Christopher
  • Guinness
  • Pancake
  • Coal
  • Tartan
  • Haggis
  • Hashbrown
  • Brave
  • Tumble
  • Harry
  • Devin
  • Scruffy
  • Edgar
  • Spinach
  • Fenway
  • Jiggy
  • Churchill
  • Morris
  • Stormy
  • Blackbean
  • Taiko
  • Larry
  • Cordial
  • Licorice
  • Kaine
  • Timothy
  • Black Onyx
  • Ralph
  • Enigma
  • Dorjan
  • Avery
  • Victor
  • Scrappy
  • Yahtzee
  • Condan
  • Moon
  • Chai
  • Cinders
  • Jet
  • Omelet
  • Oreo
  • Teddy
  • Banger
  • Otto
  • Shadow
  • Dumbledore
  • Jeremy
  • Skittles
  • Skye
  • Alistair

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Female Border Terrier Names

cute purebred border terrier portrait
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With their distinctive otter-shaped heads and floppy, dark ears, Border Terrier faces have a lot of personality. If your Border Terrier is female, there are all kinds of names to choose from. Do you want a sweet name or a feisty one? Is your pup an adventurer or a homebody? Keep reading to find the perfect name for any female Border Terrier:

  • Aaliyah
  • Abby
  • Addie
  • Adelene
  • Eloise
  • Alexis
  • Alice
  • Ally
  • Alyssa
  • Vivian
  • Amber
  • Amy
  • Anabel
  • Anastasia
  • Rainbow
  • Angel
  • Angie
  • Butterfly
  • Anna
  • Emma
  • Annie
  • April
  • Ariel
  • Chase
  • Ashley
  • Autumn
  • Eva
  • Ava
  • Avery
  • Azzurra
  • Baby
  • Bambi
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Birdie
  • Biscuit
  • Ebony
  • Blackberry
  • Blondie
  • Bubbles
  • Buttercup
  • Callie
  • Candy
  • Carly
  • Carmela
  • Cassie
  • Chloe
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cydney
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Diamond
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Endora
  • Esther
  • Faith
  • Fifi
  • Gabby
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Chelsea
  • Gracie
  • Greta
  • Gypsy
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Sia
  • Isabella
  • Izzy
  • Jennifer
  • Jill
  • Julia
  • Julianna
  • Juliet
  • Creamy
  • Kahlua
  • Kate
  • Katie
  • Kayla
  • Keha
  • Kelsey
  • Kiki
  • Lacey
  • Lady
  • Lexi
  • Tess
  • Liesel
  • Lily
  • Lindsay
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Mackenzie
  • Macy
  • Velvet
  • Maddie
  • Maggie
  • Mia
  • Miley
  • Minnie
  • Misty
  • Molly
  • Mouse
  • Nikki
  • Tara
  • Pandora
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Phoebe
  • Pippa
  • Stella
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Queenie
  • Priscilla
  • Rene
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Wasabi
  • Rylee
  • Maura
  • Sadie
  • Sasha
  • Snickers
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Yummy
  • Sugar
  • Sydney
  • Talia
  • Ella
  • Tate
  • Tessa
  • Trixie
  • Mermaid
  • Willow
  • Zailey
  • Zoe
  • Fiona
  • Zoey

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Famous Border Terriers

Though this amazing breed is recognized by the major dog organizations, Border Terriers often play lovable “mutts” on the big screen. You’ve likely seen them in movies like “There’s Something About Mary” (Puffy, played by Slammer), “Return to Oz” (Toto, played by Tansy), and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (Baxter, played by Quincy). There’s also a Border Terrier named Poppins in the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Famous Border Terrier owners include Andy Murray, Clay Aiken, Elton John, and Eva Green. Steve Dean, the chair of the British Kennel Club, owns an impressive 12 Border Terriers!

Owney, the famous Post Office dog who traveled the world on mail wagons, trains, and ships, may have been a Border Terrier, though it’s more likely that he was a mixed breed.

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Wrapping Up

Now that you’ve seen our extensive collection of Border Terrier dog names, it’s time to take your pick! We recommend testing out any names you like before settling on one. Try saying each name out loud, and then try yelling it. Consider whether it will stand out at the dog park or blend into the crowd. Once you find a name that sounds right, try it on your Border Terrier. See if your pup seems to like the new name — and be patient if not. Most dogs will pick up names quickly, but some may take a little more repetition. Your adorable dog deserves a fun, unique name, and we hope you found it on this list of over 150 options! Whether you go for a new dog name or choose a famous doggie namesake, your pup will thank you for taking the time to find the right name.

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Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.