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Looking for whippet dog names? Discover unique, Italian dog names to name your new whippet puppy.
What’s in a name? A special moment in our lives, a color, a sound, a song or a flavor that inspires our imagination, or a special characteristic of our whippet pup.
As a family game we put together a collection of whippet dog names and maybe some of them will appeal to you or will inspire a further brainstorming.
Our mother language is Italian and many of the names below have Italian roots. I find that a flavor of Italy goes well with the whippet personality.
Let your creativity go wild until you find the special whippet dog name that sounds just right for your puppy.
Don't be afraid to use long names. Whippets are smart, they will learn their name quickly and respond without hesitation even to long and unusual name.
Romanza, Canzone, Concerto, Cantata, Mirandolina, Figaro, Tarantella, Saltarello, Ballerina, Little Wing, Gypsy Eyes, Concertina, Madrigale, Capriccio
Brunello, Brachetto, Dolcetto, Falanghina, Grignolino, Marzemino, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Zibibbo, Barberino,
Zaffiro, Esmeralda, Rubino, Onix, Giada, Opale, Perla, Jet, Ambra
Tapioca, Pepe, Cinnamon, Cannella, Cardamomo, Zafferano, Cumino, Peperoncino
Pulcinella, Colombina, Arlecchino, Rodomonte, Brighella, Meneghino, Rosaura, Scaramuccia, Tartaglia
Scirocco, Libeccio, Maestrale, Levante, Tramontana, Ostro, Grecale, Ponente
Grillo, Camarillo, Jasmine, Tearose, Ibiscus, Trottola, Scintilla, Pippin, Merlin, Magenta, Drusilla, Grifonetto, Prunella, Artù, Orlando, Dancer, Bellablu, Giramomo, Ghirlando, Svaponaz, Petronella, Rufus, Domitilla, Stella, Luna, Ombra, Chaz, Azzurro, Celsius, Pinocchio, Cassandra
We must admit we find some of these whippet dog names irresistible for their musical sound and their meaning.
We handpicked a collection of the best Italian names to help you find the perfect one for your new puppy. Below you'll find the names in capitol letters followed by their meaning or origin in brackets.
Female Puppy Names
AGATA (virtuous), ALBA (white), ALMA (nurturing), AMBRA (amber), ANASTASIA (reborn), ANGELICA (messenger of God), APOLLONIA (destroyer), AURORA (shining), AZZURRA (sapphire blue)
BETTINA (God is Perfection), BIANCA (white), BRIGIDA (excellent)
CARLOTTA (free), CASSIA (helmet), CELESTE (heavenly), CLARISSA (bright), CLELIA (famous), CLOE (young), CLOTILDE (distinguished), COLOMBA (dove), CORA (young girl)
DAFNE (laurel), DALIA (humble), DALILA (modest), DELFINA (dolphin), DESIDERIA (desire), DIANA (shining), DILETTA (beloved), DOMIZIA (docile), DONATA (given), DOROTEA (god’s gift)
EDVIGE (sacred battle), ELETTRA (sparkling), ELISEA (safety), EMMA (wolf), EULALIA (eloquent)
FELICITA (happy), FIAMMA (flame), FIDELIA (faithful), FLORA (flower), FORTUNATA (lucky), FRIDA (friend)
GIADA (jade), GIOIA (happiness), GLORIA (glory)
IDA (heroine), IRMA (powerful), ISOTTA (warrior)
LEILA (dark), LIA (tired), LIBERA (free), LIDIA (joy), LINDA (neat), LIVIA (pale), LODOVICA (brave warrior), LUCILLA (bright)
MAFALDA (strong warrior), MARGHERITA (pearl), MARILU’ (lady), MEDEA (clever), MIRANDA (awesome)
NEREA (of the water), NERINA (swimmer), NORA (coming from the light), NOVELLA (new)
OFELIA (helpful), OLIVA (olive), ORSOLA (bear), ORTENSIA (garden)
PAMELA (honey), PELLEGRINA (pilgrim), PENELOPE (weaver), PETRONILLA (rock), POMPEA (fifth daughter), PRISCILLA (ancient), PROSPERA (prosper)
REGINA (queen), ROSSELLA (red)
SALOME’ (peaceful), SELVAGGIA (wild), SERAFINA (burning), SIBILLA (adviser), STELLA (star)
TEA (god’s gift), TOSCA (from Tuscany)
VANESSA (winner), VIOLA (violet)
ZITA (girl), ZOE (life)
Italian Dog Names for Males
AMATO (loved), AMLETO (crazy), ARCHIMEDE (intelligent), ARCIBALDO (strong), ARMANDO (courageous), ARSENIO (powerful), ARTURO (stone), ASTOLFO (strong wolf)
BASILIO (regal), BERTOLDO (distinguished), BONIFACIO (does good)
CAIO (bird), CASIMIRO (leader), CASSIO (helmet), CIRILLO (of god), COSMA (neat)
DANTE (firm), DELFINO (dolphin), DESIDERIO (wish), DONATO (given), DURANTE (firm)
ERALDO (strong), ERASMO (beloved), ERMES (messenger), ETTORE (ruler)
FAUSTO (propitious), FEDELE (faithful), FERRUCCIO (strong), FILIBERTO (famous), FORTUNATO (lucky), FOSCO (dark)
GANDOLFO (magic wolf), GASPARE (shining), GASTONE (stranger), GILBERTO (capable), GINO (healthy), GLAUCO (shining)
INDRO (bright), IVO (wood)
LEONE (lion), LEOPOLDO (valiant), LIBERO (free), LODOVICO (brave warrior), LUPO (wolf)
NAPOLEONE (from Naples), NARCISO (stupor), NATALE (Christmas), NEREO (swimmer), NESTORE (happy return)
ODDO (rich), OMERO (token), ORAZIO (dark), ORLANDO (bold), ORSO (bear), OTELLO (owner), OTTONE (rich), OTTO (rich), OVIDIO (shepherd)
PELLEGRINO (pilgrim), PETRONIO (stone), POLDO (valiant), POMPEO (fifth son), PROSPERO (lucky)
QUINTINO (fifth son), QUIRINO (sword)
ROCCO (stone), ROMEO (from Rome), RUFFINO (red), RUFUS (red)
SERAFINO (burning), SEVERO (serious), SILVESTRO (from the woods), SISTO (sixth son)
TADDEO (god’s gift),TANCREDI (wise), TEOBALDO (brave), TOLOMEO (warrior), TRISTANO (sad)
UBALDO (smart), UBERTO (wise), ULISSE (angry)
VALENTINO (strong), VASCO (Basque), VINCENZO (winner), VIRGILIO (sailor), VITALE (lively)
ZENO (son of Zeus)
I love black dogs! Especially whippets and greyhounds look so elegant in their little tuxedos!
After a family brainstorm we came up with a collection of whippet dog names especially suited for black puppies.
Antracite, Apollo, Apollonia, Attila
Birba, Black Lady, Black Star, Black Jack, Black Opale, Black Diamond, Black Knight, Blunotte, Buio, Bella Mora, Black Rose
Carbone, Carbonio, Calimero, Casper, Caffè, Cafè Noir, Chocolate, Corsaro
Diamond, Diavolo, Diavolina
Fosco, Fosca, Fondente,
Grisù, Ginepro, Grafite
Iago, Inchiostro, Ink
Jet, Jafar, Jasper
Lunanera, LunaNuova, Lucifero, Lupo, Lupita, Liquirizia, Licorice, Liala
Macchia, Moro, Mora,Melampo, Metello, Mavro, Melanina, Mirto, Merlin, Mephisto, Morellino, Morello Mokambo, Moka
Nero, Nerone, Nerina, Nottola, Notte, Nebbia, Noir
Pirate, Pure Silk, Pepper, Pepe, Pepenero, Petrolio
Souedia, Scuro, Shuck,
I find that Italian dog names are especially musical and, although they tend to be longer than the English ones, dogs learn them quickly and respond willingly. I love these whippet dog names for a light colored puppy!
Aspirina, Avorio, Azucar, Azure
Bianca, Blanc, Blanca, Blizzard, Blondie, Bluette, Bubbles
Clara, Clarabella, Comet, Cottoncandy, Cottoncloud
Delicia, Desert Sand, Diamond
Eggshell, Encanto, Essence, Estrella
Farinata, Fiorello, Flash, Fleur, Flora, Flower, French Vanilla
Ice blue, Isabelle, Isabelline, Ivory
Lampo, Latte, Lightning, Lille, Lily, Linda, Luce, Luna, Luz
Magnolia, Marfil, Milkyway, Mist, Moonstone
Nebbia, Nebiolo, Nebula, Neve, Nieblina, Nivea, Nova, Nuvola
Ola, Onda, Opale, Opaline
Panna, Pannacotta, Papermoon, Papirus, Pearl, Platinum, Popcorn, Porcelain, Princess
Scintilla, Seashell, Shine, Silver, Smokey, Snow, Splash, Spuma, Stella, Sugar, Supernova
What is the hue of your dog’s coat? Red like a warm mahogany wood or rich yellow like a golden autumn morning?
For your convenience we sorted these original dog names by source of inspiration. Let your imagination run wild to find the perfect whippet dog name and have fun!
Spices and Sweets
Chocolate, Coffee, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Hazel, Toffee, Ginger, Brownie, Canela, Nutella, Bittersweet, Cocoabean, Candy, Praline, Marronglace , Gianduia, Cocoa, Tumeric, Mustard, Pepper, Curry, Cardamom, Cayenne, Ginger, Chile, Juniper, Licorice, Paprika, Saffron, Sesame, Sorrel, Tamarind
Amber, Topaz, Agate, Goldie, Citrine, Tourmaline, Smoky, Coral, Jasper, Ruby, Garnet.
Wood and Earth
Mahogany, Turf, Sienna, Fir, Larch, Alder, Aspen, Cherry, Elm, Hickory, Jacaranda, Laurel, Maple, Sycamore, Chestnut, Willow, Olive, Poplar, Cedar, Sassafras, Bamboo, Coconut.
Magenta, Red, Ember, Indiansummer, Navajo, Tangerine, Papaya, Peach, Peru, Sandy, Tomato, Almond, Auburn, Bittersweet, Bronze, Burgundy, Orange, Umber, Carmine, Carnelian, Cerise, Champagne, Chrome, Cinnabar, Congo, Copper, Crimson, Orchid, Scarlet, Tan, Terracotta, Peach, Falu, Fire, Gold, Harlequin, Honeydew, India, Iris, Lemon, Tiger, Mango, Vermillion, Mint, Navajo, Otter, Pumpkin, Rufus, Russet, Sandy, Sunset, Sunglow, Tango, Vanilla, Xanadu.
Amalia, Ambra, Appia, Artemisia, Allegra
Bluette, Brillante, Babette, Begonia
Camelia, Carina, Cassandra, Celeste, Clio, Cordelia, Cosette, Cleopatra, Cassia, Cabiria, Calypso, Circe
Dorotea, Drusilla, Diva
Fanny, Fedora, Flower, Fortuna, Foxy, Fifi
Gelsomina, Giada, Gioia
Ida, India, Irma, Isotta
Lalla, Leona, Lupa, Lola, Loreley
Magenta, Maya, Mammola, Matilda, Metella, Milly, Minerva, Minnie, Miranda, Mitzi, Morgana, Musette, Margarita, Milonga, Mara, Mimì, Mimma, Mignon
Nanà, Nerina, Ninfa, Nanù
Odessa, Olimpia, Orchidea, Orangina
Penelope, Perla, Primavera, Pupa, Pandora, Paris, Pamina
Roma, Rossa, Rubina, Rumba
Salomè, Sybille, Siviglia, Smeralda, Sissy, Sol, Sharifa, Shyraz, Samba, Salsa
Tea, Titti, Tamara, Tilde, Tess, Tara
Urania, Umbria, Una
Venus, Venere, Verbena
Zara, Zoe, Zola, Zelda
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