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130+ Texas Dog Names for Your Lone Star Companion

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Are you adding a dog to your family? If you’re looking for Texas dog names, here you’ll fetch names to remind you of everything from your favorite Texas food to your favorite Lone Star State sayings.

We’re Texans–and we know Texas names. We even wrote a book on Texas town names!

130+ Texas Dog Names

Pure Texas Dog Names

Whether you’re a Texas native or just an admirer of the Lone Star State, these names are sure to give your new furry friend a touch of Texan flair!

  • Blue Norther’ – This term refers to a cold front in the southern U.S. It’s characterized by a sudden and drastic drop in temperature. Naming your dog “Blue Norther” might be fitting for a pup with a cool and calm demeanor.
  • Buckaroo – Another term for cowboy, especially used in the western U.S. It’s a great name for a dog with a playful spirit and rugged charm.
  • Caliche – A type of soil or hard crust of calcium carbonate that forms on the stony soils of arid regions. It’s a unique name, perfect for a tough or outdoorsy pup.
  • Chaps – Protective leather coverings cowboys wear over their trousers. It might be suitable for a dog with a protective nature.
  • Chupacabra – A mythical creature said to drink the blood of goats (cabra is goat in Spanish). Perfect for a mischievous dog that’s up for adventures.
  • Cowboy – Synonymous with Texas, a classic name for a loyal and hardworking canine.
  • Dogie – A motherless calf in cattle ranching terms. This could be a touching name for a rescue dog or one that has overcome tough times.
  • Honky Tonk – Refers to both a kind of upbeat country music and the nightclubs where such music is played. It’s fitting for a lively, energetic dog–or a fun set of names for a pair of dogs.
  • Howdy – A friendly Texan greeting, this would be a fun name for a future therapy dog who loves to greet people.
  • Jackalope – A mythical animal – a rabbit with antelope horns.
  • Lariat – A rope used for lassoing.
  • Lasso – A looped rope used by cowboys to catch livestock. A fitting name for an energetic and playful dog.
  • Lone Star – A nickname for Texas, referencing its flag and its history as an independent republic. A name that’s full of pride and spirit.
  • Rancho – Spanish for “ranch”. Perfect for a ranch dog or one who enjoys wide-open spaces.
  • Spur – A metal tool worn on a cowboy’s heel for urging a horse forward. This name could be suitable for a dog that motivates or drives you forward.
  • Sundown – A serene name, suitable for a dog with a calming presence.
  • Tank – Refers to a large reservoir or container, often for water. It could also be used to describe a dog with a strong, sturdy build.
  • Tejas – The Spanish name for Texas, meaning “friends” or “allies”.
  • Tex – A short, affectionate nickname for Texas. Suitable for any Texas-loving pup.
  • Topaz – Texas’ state gem. This could be a lovely name for a blue eyed dog.
  • Y’all – A Southern contraction for “you all”. It’s a friendly, inclusive term, making it great for a sociable dog that brings people together.

Texas Place Names

  • Alpine
  • Austin
  • Brazos
  • Caddo
  • Dallas
  • Frio
  • Houston
  • Laredo
  • Marfa
  • Padre
  • Panhandle
  • Piney
  • Rio
  • Shiner
  • Trinity
  • Waco

Names from Entertainment and Texas Literature

  • Big Tex
  • Giant
  • Luckenbach: This famous country song is a small community in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Old Yeller: Yes, the tale of Old Yeller was written in Mason, Texas where they still observe Old Yeller Day every year!)
  • Savage Sam
  • Waylon
  • Willie

Texas Food and Drink Inspired Names for Dogs

  • Biscuit
  • Brisket
  • Burrito
  • Chili
  • Cornbread
  • Corny
  • Corn Dog
  • Fajita
  • Frito Pie
  • Hot Link
  • Jalapeño
  • Kolache
  • Nacho
  • Queso
  • Sweet Tea
  • Taco
  • Tater

Names from Texas History

  • Alamo
  • Austin
  • Chisholm
  • Houston
  • Judge Roy
  • Texana
  • Travis
  • Waterloo (Austin’s original name)

Texas Companies and Brands

Buc-ee's gas stations
  • Big Red
  • Blue Bell
  • Buc-ee’s
  • Dr Pepper (don’t forget: there’s no period after the Dr!)
  • Frito
  • H-E-B
  • Lone Star
  • Magnolia
  • Mary Kay
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Shiner
  • Stetson
  • Whataburger
  • Yeti

Texas Plants

dog in bluebonnet field
  • Bluebonnet
  • Cactus
  • Cedar
  • Cotton
  • Dewberry
  • Juniper
  • Mesquite
  • Peachy
  • Pecan
  • Post Oak
  • Yucca

 Texas Animals

  • Bronco
  • Bullfrog
  • Catfish
  • Copperhead
  • Dillo: Short for armadillo.
  • Longhorn
  • Mustang
  • Rattler
  • Roadrunner


  • Cicada
  • Cricket
  • Doodlebug: the slang name of the larva of an ant lion, this is the nickname of our doodle, Isla!
  • Fire Ant
  • June Bug
  • Scorpion
  • Tarantula


  • Aggie: Texas A&M Aggies
  • Astro: Houston Astros baseball team
  • Bevo: the Longhorn mascot of the University of Texas Longhorns.
  • Cowboy: Dallas Cowboys
  • Horseshoes
  • Raider: Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • Ranger: Texas Rangers baseball
  • Reveille: the Collie mascot of the Texas A&M Aggies.
  • Rodeo
  • Spurs: San Antonio Spurs basketball
  • Verde: Austin FC soccer

Famous Texas Names

Could one of these famous Texans inspire your dog’s name?

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Renowned female athlete, particularly in golf and track and field.
  • Beyoncé – Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and actress.
  • Buddy Holly – Influential rock and roll singer and songwriter.
  • Carol Burnett – Award-winning actress and comedian.
  • Dennis Quaid – Actor known for various film roles.
  • Eva Longoria – Actress best known for her role in “Desperate Housewives.”
  • Forrest Gregg – Hall of Fame professional football player.
  • Gene Autry – Famous singing cowboy and actor.
  • Howard Hughes – Business magnate, aviator, and film director.
  • Janis Joplin – Iconic rock singer of the 1960s.
  • Jamie Foxx – Oscar-winning actor and singer.
  • Kacey Musgraves – Grammy-winning country music artist.
  • Lyle Lovett – Singer-songwriter and actor.
  • Matthew McConaughey – Academy Award-winning actor.
  • Nolan Ryan – Legendary Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • Patrick Swayze – Actor known for roles in movies like “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.”
  • Queenie Smith – Actress and dancer.
  • Renée Zellweger – Academy Award-winning actress.
  • Selena – Iconic Tejano singer.
  • T. Boone Pickens – Business magnate and philanthropist
  • Van Cliburn – Renowned pianist.
  • Willie Nelson – Legendary country singer-songwriter.

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