Naming Your Red or Orange Dog: Name Ideas for Dogs with Red or Orange Haircoats

Naming Your Red or Orange Dog: Name Ideas for Dogs with Red or Orange Haircoats

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naming your red or orange dognaming your red or orange dog

Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your pooch? Does your dog have red or orange hair?

Naming a dog can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your dog’s physical characteristic such as his coat color.

Here are some dog names that can be associated with red or orange hair-coated dogs! Do you have any suggestions for dog names? Email us your dog name ideas and we will try to add them to our dog name list!

Red or Orange (dog names for “orange or red hair-coated dogs”)


  • Amber (In glassware, it’s a dark orange color)
  • Arizona
  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Burgundy
  • Candyapple
  • Carmello – like the Carmello candy bar
  • Catshup
  • Cheddar
  • Cheeto
  • Cherry
  • Cheyenne, which we found out is an American Indian word meaning RED.
  • Chianti – after the red wine.
  • Chili
  • Chilie
  • Copper
  • Crimson
  • Corky
  • Dana Scully- for the popular TV show the X-Files
  • Dorito
  • Flanigan
  • Gi-Roux after Claude Giroux, the new hockey star with the Philadelphia Flyers. Not only has Claude carrott hair but “roux” in Giroux means red-haired in French
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Heinz – brand of catsup
  • Lucy – Lucille Ball since their hair is the same bright red)
  • Keegan which is a Gaelic name meaning “descendent, or son, of fire”.
  • Mahogany
  • Mango
  • Merlot
  • Muffin (When muffins come out of the oven, they are a golden color)
  • Ochre
  • OJ (like Orange Juice not OJ Simpson)
  • Orange
  • Julius – for “Orange Julius” that made delicious fruit drinks
  • Penny
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Punkin Head
  • Red
  • Ridley – which means red meadow
  • Ruby
  • Ruskin – means ‘red-haired one’
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Scarlet
  • Shiraz
  • Tulip
  • Twany


Do you have an orange or red dog name suggestion? Tell us about the dog name and how you came up with it in the comments below.

Doesn’t matter how or what you would like to name your dog, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits for sweet dogs, small dogs, smart dogs, not so smart dogs, fast dogs, ornery dogs, or talkative dogs?

Or are you looking for a name your dog based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, yellow, silver or grey, black, black and white, spotted, wrinkled or a fluffy dog? Check out the links associated with any of those words and get our list! We have the perfect name for your dog!

Or have you found a stray dog or rescued a stray and want a name that fits?

Here is even a list of over 1200 common dog names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual dog name. How about cool dog names? We have tons of those!

Do you want to know what the most common dog names mean? Learn about the “meaning” behind common Male dog names and Female dog names.



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