The Brussels Griffon (Griff) is a dog with a great deal of character, both in temperament and their adorable bearded face! Such a unique dog deserves a unique name. But coming up with the right name isn’t always the easiest task.
We present this large list of 325 names that should provide you with your new dog’s name or at least give you a bit of inspiration. After all, both you and your dog must live with this name for a long time (the Brussels Griffon has an expected lifespan of 12–15 years)!
How to Name Your Dog
To start, you can give your Brussels Griffon a name based on their appearance. There’s the color, their small size, and their beard! With small dogs, you can go with names that showcase that they are small, like Jellybean, or you can go ironic with a name like Goliath.
What are your favorite artists, musicians, songs, and movie characters? Do you want to name your dog David Bowie or Harry Styles? You can get inspiration from many different sources in these areas.
Look at your Griff’s personality to get a few ideas. Does your dog have interesting quirks that might make a good name? You can even consider your favorite video games or food and drinks.
Brussels Griffon Female Names
If you have a female Brussels Griffon, here are traditional female names, along with not-so-traditional ones. There are also a few famous women from history for good measure.
- Annie Oakley
- Calamity Jane
- Catherine the Great
- Lady Godiva
- Mata Hari
Brussels Griffon Male Names
For those of you with male Griffs, you can use full names or shorten them into nicknames. Also included are a few famous historical male figures.
Genderless Brussels Griffon Names
If you’re more interested in a gender-neutral name for your Griff, here are a bunch for you to consider.
Names Based on Brussels Griffon’s Colors
You might want a name that refers to your dog’s color. Griffs come in various brown-adjacent colors, as well as black and red, so these are names that relate to these three colors.
Names Based on People With Beards
Since Brussels Griffins are famous for their adorable beards, we would be remiss if we didn’t include any names associated with beards. This is a combination of real people and fictional characters. Beards for the win!
Names Based on Food and Drinks
Food and drinks can give you many options. They can be cute, silly, or cool sounding, and they can also speak to your Griff’s size or personality in some way.
Names Based on Food
Names Based on Drinks
Names Based on Mythology
Greek mythology is probably the most well-known of ancient mythologies, although Norse mythology has gained in popularity and general knowledge in recent years due to the “Avengers” movies and “Magnus Chase” books. That said, included here are more than just Greek- and Norse-related names, so you can have a wide variety of ideas.
Names Based on Fictional Characters
Here are several fictional characters from books, movies, and TV shows to choose from. Even if none of these names work for you, they still might give you a few ideas.
Use Your Imagination!
Once you have your top choices of names in mind, try saying them out loud, like you’re calling your dog to come inside. This might help narrow the choices down. You might find that some of the names sound embarrassing or that one stands out for sounding cool.
Also, consider adding an honorific or title to your Griff’s name. Maybe your dog is a Colonel Frodo or a Queen Tootsie. Use your imagination!
We hope that you’ve now found an excellent name for your fabulous Griff! If not, perhaps you at least found the right inspiration to lead you to the perfect name.
Naming your dog isn’t something to be taken lightly. You don’t want to give your dog a name that you think is funny now, only to feel mortified 3 years later when you must call your Griff’s name out loud at the dog park.
Look at their colors and unique personality quirks, and read the lyrics of your favorite songs. The thesaurus is also your friend when you’re looking for a unique name.
Once the naming is settled, you can spend the rest of your time bonding with your adorable new Griff.
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