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Whippet Dog Names 

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.



Our Favorite Whippet Dog Names

Music:

Romanza, Canzone, Concerto, Cantata, Mirandolina, Figaro, Tarantella, Saltarello, Ballerina, Little Wing, Gypsy Eyes, Concertina, Madrigale, Capriccio

Wines:

Brunello, Brachetto, Dolcetto, Falanghina, Grignolino, Marzemino, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Zibibbo, Barberino,

Precious Stones:

Zaffiro, Esmeralda, Rubino, Onix, Giada, Opale, Perla, Jet, Ambra

Spices:

Tapioca, Pepe, Cinnamon, Cannella, Cardamomo, Zafferano, Cumino, Peperoncino

Theatre:

Pulcinella, Colombina, Arlecchino, Rodomonte, Brighella, Meneghino, Rosaura, Scaramuccia, Tartaglia

Winds:

Scirocco, Libeccio, Maestrale, Levante, Tramontana, Ostro, Grecale, Ponente

Everything else:

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




Italian Dog Names

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)

MELCHIORRE (light)

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) 




Black Dog Names


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 

Espresso, 

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

Ombra, Onix, 

Pirate, Pure Silk, Pepper, Pepe, Pepenero, Petrolio

Souedia, Scuro, Shuck, 

Velluto

Zorro, Zarzaitine



White Dog Names


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

Jasmine

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

Regina, Relampago

Scintilla, Seashell, Shine, Silver, Smokey, Snow, Splash, Spuma, Stella, Sugar, Supernova

Trielina

Whisper

Zinc, Zucchero



Brown Dog Names

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 

Precious Stones

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.


Everything Else

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. 



Unique Female Dog Names

Amalia, Ambra, Appia, Artemisia, Allegra

Bluette, Brillante, Babette, Begonia

Camelia, Carina, Cassandra, Celeste, Clio, Cordelia, Cosette, Cleopatra, Cassia, Cabiria, Calypso, Circe

Dorotea, Drusilla, Diva

Emira, Esperia

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

Wanda, Wendy,

Zara, Zoe, Zola, Zelda




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