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100+ Old Dog Names For Your Grey-Haired Canine

Names By Abby Dole 1 min read October 10, 2019

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Just adopted an older dog? Or just wanting to name your new pup something reminiscent of better times? Here’s a list of some classically old fashioned names for your new furry friend; young or old!

Fun Names For Senior Dogs:

  • Clockwork
  • Geezer
  • Oldie
  • Fossil 
  • Winter
  • Cassette
  • Old-Timer
  • Snowbird
  • Autumn
  • Dino/Dinosaur  

Female Names That Were Popular 20+ Years Ago:

These female names were popular over 20 years ago, making some of these names very well-suited for an older lady pooch.

  • Abigail
  • Addy
  • Ellamae
  • Garnet
  • Adeline
  • Frida
  • Madeline
  • Maisey
  • Annabel
  • Agatha
  • Clementine
  • Anastasia
  • Gemma
  • Arabella
  • Genevieve
  • Nettie
  • Opal
  • Irene
  • Eda
  • Evelyn
  • Margret
  • Etta
  • Dot/Dottie
  • Marjorie
  • Edith
  • Priscilla
  • Beatrice
  • Lady
  • Bessy
  • Pearl
  • Frances
  • Bernadette
  • Betty
  • Iris
  • Bertha
  • Gertrude
  • Lucille
  • Cecelia
  • Susie
  • Cleo
  • Celeste
  • Charlotte
  • Bonnie
  • Camille
  • Harriet
  • Gretta
  • Maude
  • Maisy
  • Florence
  • Cecil
  • Mabel
  • Prudence
  • Eleanor
  • Meredith 
  • Ezra
  • Gwendolyn
  • Grace
  • Victoria
  • Marylynn
  • Carlotta
  • Myrtle 
  • Daisy
  • Delilah 
  • Doris
  • Lucille
  • Matilda
  • Nellie
  • Hattie
  • Queenie
  • Rosemary
  • Tillie
  • Jacqueline
  • Clarabelle
  • Constance
  • Dora
  • Geraldine
  • Esmeralda
  • Dorothy

Male Names That Were Popular 20+ Years Ago:

  • Abe
  • Hector
  • Harry
  • Albert
  • Gilbert
  • Graham
  • Dexter
  • Wallace 
  • Archie 
  • Arthur
  • Augustus
  • Harvey
  • Bennett
  • Bernard 
  • Benson 
  • Lenord
  • Chester
  • Wilbur
  • Hugh
  • Leroy
  • Bradford
  • Malcolm
  • Cornelius
  • Maguire
  • Lance
  • Herbert
  • Hamilton
  • Cedric
  • Sigmund
  • Layne
  • Davey
  • Randall
  • Finley
  • Norris
  • Lincoln 
  • Franklin
  • Oakley
  • Elmer
  • Harold
  • Ernest
  • Eugene
  • Conrad
  • Hoover
  • Carlton
  • Jasper
  • Percival
  • Fido
  • Stanley 
  • Clement
  • Samson
  • Clifford
  • Clyde
  • Raymond
  • Judith
  • Shelton
  • Martin
  • Earl
  • Donny
  • Edmund
  • Newton
  • Edward
  • Edwin
  • Murphy
  • Edison
  • Stuart
  • Teddy

Unisex Names That Were Popular 20+ Years Ago:

  • Gail
  • Basil
  • Ashby
  • Buddy
  • Reed
  • Charlie
  • Eliott
  • Quincy
  • Parker
  • Ginger
  • Scout
  • Billie
  • Harper
  • Spot
  • Forest
  • Finn
  • Mack

Names For “Old” in Other Languages:

  • Vieja (Old Woman, in Spanish)
  • Viejo (Old Man, in Spanish)
  • Añejo (Old, vintage, in Spanish)
  • Gammel (Old, in Danish)
  • Vieux (Old, in French)
  • Vecchio (Old, in Italian)
  • Vendimia (Vintage, in Spanish)

Do you have an old dog with a name we missed? Or is your pup named something old fashioned? Let us know in the comments!

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Abby Dole

Abby Dole is passionate about pooches, and is the owner of a sweet little Terrier Mix named Maggie. She is not only a lover of dogs, but also of poetry, baking, and the outdoors. You can usually find her drinking tea, listening to Norah Jones, and wishing it was raining.

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