What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas if you give your dog one of these Vegas dog names. You don’t have to be a high roller to hit the jackpot with one of these winning names for your four-legged lucky charm!
- Pai Gow
- Monte: Three Card Monte, this might be a fun name for a tripawd dog
Famous People and Shows Associated with Vegas
- Blue Man: The Blue Man Group, a great name for a Blue Heeler!
- Bugsy: Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel in 1946.
- Celine: Celine Dion
- Cirque: Cirque du Soleil
- Forum: The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
- Elvis: Along with his Vegas shows, Elvis played a race car driver in town for the big race in Viva Las Vegas, a fun movie that costarred Ann-Margret. Don’t miss our post of Elvis Dog Names!
- Hughes: Howard Hughes to Vegas’s Desert Inn in 1966.
- Liberace: The performer’s show was such a Vegas staple that the city was even home to the Liberace Museum for a while.
- Mystère: Longtime Cirque du Soleil show
- Sammy: Sammy David Jr., one of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack
- Siegfried: Siegfried and Roy’s long-running show was one of the most famous in Vegas. Known for their white tigers, this makes a fun name for a white dog.
- Sinatra: Frank Sinatra was a longtime fixture in Vegas starting in 1951.
- Wayne: Wayne Newton is known as Mr. Las Vegas.
Gaming Words and Words Associated with Vegas
Because you feel like you’ve been smiled upon by Lady Luck when your dog joined your family!
- Buffet: The famous Las Vegas buffet got its start in the early 1940s with the El Rancho Vegas Hotel. As the first hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, the hotel was looking for a way to keep customers in the joint after the second show. They came up with the Midnight Chuck Wagon Buffet and guests could have all they could eat for $1.
- Dark: a night with no show when the showroom is dark
- Double or Nothing
- Edge: casino’s advantage over the players
- George: a player who is a big tipper
- Grinder: the opposite of a high roller
- High Roller
- Joker: A Vegas dog name for a fun-loving dog.
- Lady Luck
- “Lost Wages”
- Marker: an IOU the player owes the casino
- Pit Boss
- Punter: a gambler playing in the casino
- Puppy: an underdog in the game
- Viva: Viva Las Vegas!
- Whale: the high roller of the high rollers!
Famous Streets as Vegas Dog Names
To the world’s travelers, Las Vegas is a land of glitter and gold. Its famous Strip shines night and day with endless slot machines, miles of flashing neon and equally flashy hotels. Casinos tempt vacationers with gaming tables, top name entertainers and world-class food along some of these famous streets.
- Desert Inn
- The Strip
Famous Vegas Hotels and Casinos that make great dog names
Vegas means a few days of reveling in a world of castles and pyramids, skyscrapers and rainforests thanks to its mega-hotels and casinos. These hotel names offer some good possibilities for Vegas names for dogs:
- Binion: Binion’s, a downtown casino
- Caesar: Caesars Palace
- Circus: Circus Circus
- Cosmo: Cosmopolitan
- Cortez: Or El Cortez if you want to sound fancy when calling your dog. Dates back to the 1940s and once owned by Bugsy Siegel.
- Flamingo: This hotel is where Las Vegas as we know it all began in 1946; the original hotel was built by Bugsy Siegel.
- Mandalay: Mandalay Bay
- Nugget: Golden Nugget
- Treasure: We miss the rollicking pirates of the old Treasure Island!
- Venetian: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino transports you to Venice with cobbled “streets” and reproductions of Venetian landmarks like the Grand Canal and St. Marks’ Square–and, yes, gondolas.
Vegas hotels that are gone but not forgotten
- El Rancho
Attractions around Vegas
These natural and man-made attractions might be fun for lending their name to the dog who’s going to accompany you to many attractions:
- Charleston: The Mount Charleston Wilderness is less than 50 miles away from the Strip, but what a difference an hour’s drive makes. You’ll discover much cooler temperatures away from the valley floor, sometimes as much as 30 degrees. The highest point, Charleston Peak, stands 11,900 feel tall.
- Grapevine: OK, it’s not the Grand Canyon but this canyon is close to Las Vegas. Grapevine Canyon is located near Laughlin, about an hour from Las Vegas, and it is home to Native American rock art and some pretty desert views.
- Hoover: Hoover Dam
- Mead: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, located 25 miles east of Las Vegas, is a popular destination for boating, water skiing, and fishing. The park is truly colossal in scale: over 1.5 million acres. Here you’ll find quiet coves for swimming or fishing and wonderful photo opportunities as well.
- Red Rock: Red Rock Canyon provides families a nice counterpoint to the neon bustle of Las Vegas. Only a few miles west of the city, the canyon is named for its brilliant sandstone formations, a naturally-occurring display of gaudy colors and shapes. A fun name for a red dog!