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Arkansas Dog Names

Updated: April 17, 2024

Welcome to our unique compilation of names inspired by the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of The Natural State. Embarking on the journey of pet ownership is a momentous occasion, and choosing a name for your new canine companion is a major part of that journey. The names listed on this page are a delightful blend of traditional and unconventional, evoking the true spirit of Arkansas.

Whether you're a fan of the Razorbacks, a nature lover captivated by the Ozark Mountains, or a history enthusiast with a deep appreciation for the state's historical significance, we have something here for you. The names we've gathered are as diverse and vibrant as the state itself, from those that reflect its stunning landscapes to those paying homage to its famous personalities and landmarks. So, take your time, enjoy the process, and find that perfect name that speaks to the heart of your dog’s personality and your love for the charming state of Arkansas.

Name Reason to Choose
Alma A city in Crawford County, known as the Spinach Capital of the World
Ashdown A city in Little River County
Atkins A city in Pope County
Baldwin A city in Faulkner County
Barling A city in Sebastian County
Batesville A city in Independence County
Bauxite Arkansas is known for its bauxite deposits
Baxter Named after Baxter County in the state
Bayou Inspired by the bayous found in southern Arkansas
Beaver Named after Beaver Lake, a man-made reservoir in the state
Beebe A city in White County named after Roswell Beebe
Bella Bella Vista is a city in Arkansas
Benton A city in Arkansas
Bentonville Bentonville is a city in Arkansas
Berryville A city in Carroll County
Biscuit Representative of southern comfort food
Blue For the Blue Mountain, a famous feature of the state
Bluff Pine Bluff is a city in Arkansas
Blytheville This name is a homage to the city in Mississippi County
Boone Booneville is a city in Arkansas
Brinkley Brinkley is a city in Arkansas
Buck For the state's rich deer hunting tradition
Butterfly For the state's abundant butterfly population
Cabot A city in Lonoke County
Caddo Named after the Caddo River in the state
Cadron Inspired by Cadron Creek, a popular paddling spot
Cajun A nod to the influence of Cajun culture in the state
Camden Named after a city in Arkansas
Catfish A nod to the state's popular catfish fishing
Cherokee For the Cherokee Village in Sharp County
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Arkansas Flora and Fauna

The state's diverse flora and fauna can provide beautiful and unique names for dogs, and can be a great way to show appreciation for the state's natural beauty.
Name Description
Bass Bass is a popular game fish in Arkansas
Bauxite Arkansas is known for its bauxite mineral deposits
Cardinal Arkansas' state bird is the Northern Cardinal
Catfish Catfish is a common fish found in Arkansas' rivers
Cotton Cotton is a major crop in Arkansas
Crappie Crappie is a popular game fish in Arkansas
Cypress Cypress trees are common in Arkansas' wetlands
Hawg Hawg is a term used in Arkansas for a large fish or pig
Honeybee Arkansas' state insect is the Honeybee
Magnolia State flower of Arkansas
Mockingbird The Northern Mockingbird is a common bird in Arkansas
Ozark Named after the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas
Peach Peaches are a popular fruit grown in Arkansas
Pecan Pecan trees are native to Arkansas
Pine Pine trees are common in Arkansas' forests
Poultry Poultry farming is a major industry in Arkansas
Quail Quails are found in the grasslands of Arkansas
Rice Arkansas is the largest producer of rice in the United States
Soybean Soybeans are a major agricultural product in Arkansas
Sunflower Sunflowers are commonly grown in Arkansas
Swamp Arkansas is known for its swampy terrain
Tomato Tomatoes are a common home garden crop in Arkansas
Walnut Walnut trees are native to Arkansas
Wheat Wheat is a common crop grown in Arkansas
Yucca Yucca plants are native to Arkansas

Arkansas Landmarks

Arkansas has a number of historical and cultural landmarks. Naming dogs after these landmarks can provide a deeply personal and unique name.
Name Description
Argenta After the Argenta Historic District in North Little Rock
Bentonville In honor of the city where the Crystal Bridges Museum is located
Blanchard Named after Blanchard Springs Caverns, a beautiful landmark in Arkansas
Buffalo An homage to the Buffalo National River in Arkansas
Conway Inspired by the city of Conway, home to several landmarks
Crystal From Crystal Bridges Museum, a famous Arkansas landmark
Daisy Inspired by the lovely Lake Daisy in Arkansas
Diamond For the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond mine in the world open to the public
Eureka For the unique town of Eureka Springs, a must-visit place in Arkansas
Fayetteville Named after the city that is home to the University of Arkansas
Helena For the city of Helena-West Helena, home to many historical landmarks
Hemingway From the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, a historic site
Hot A nod to the Hot Springs National Park
Jonesboro Named after the city that is home to Arkansas State University
Mammoth Derived from Mammoth Spring, Arkansas's largest spring
Murfreesboro Named after the town where the Crater of Diamonds State Park is located
Ouachita For the beautiful Ouachita National Forest
Ozark The name of the famous Ozark Mountains in Arkansas
Peabody Inspired by the Peabody Hotel, a historic hotel in Little Rock
Petit This comes from Petit Jean State Park, a treasure of Arkansas
Pinnacle Inspired by Pinnacle Mountain, a popular hiking spot
Quapaw Named after the Quapaw Quarter, a historic district in Little Rock
Riverfront A nod to the Riverfront Park in Little Rock
Smackover From the town of Smackover, home to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Toltec Taken from the Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park

Famous Arkansans

There have been many noteworthy people from Arkansas. Naming dogs after these famous personalities can be a fun and interesting way to honor them.
Name Description
Altheimer For Benjamin Joseph Altheimer, an eminent agriculturalist
Bear A nod to Bear Bryant, a famous football coach born in Moro Bottom
Brooks This name is for Hattie Caraway Brooks, the first female US Senator
Bumpers For Dale Bumpers, a former US Senator and Governor
Cash Named after Johnny Cash, the musician who was born in Kingsland
Clinton Honoring Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States who was governor of the state
Conway In tribute to the Conway family who were prominent politicians
Daisy Daisy Gatson Bates, a civil rights activist, inspired this name
Dillard Named after William T. Dillard, the founder of Dillard's department stores
Eisenhower Inspired by Dwight D. Eisenhower, who commanded the Arkansas National Guard
Eldridge Named for Clyde Eldridge, a well-known baseball player
Evers In honor of Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist born in Decatur
Faubus Orval Faubus, the 36th Governor of Arkansas, is the inspiration here
Glenn Scottie Pippen, born in Hamburg, had the middle name Glenn
Hammerschmidt Honoring John Paul Hammerschmidt, a US Representative
Huckabee For Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and television host
Maya It's inspired by the acclaimed author and poet, Maya Angelou who lived in Stamps
Murphy For Charles Murphy, a business magnate from the state
Parnell For Harvey Parnell, the 29th Governor of the state
Reynolds In memory of Thomas C. Reynolds, a Confederate Governor
Suttles In honor of Wayne Suttles, an anthropologist from the state
Tubbs Named after Willie Tubbs, a prominent journalist
Twitty Named for Conway Twitty, a country music artist born in Helena
Walcott In tribute to Jersey Joe Walcott, a heavyweight boxing champion
Winthrop In honor of philanthropist Winthrop Rockefeller

Rivers and Lakes

Arkansas is known for its beautiful water bodies. Naming dogs after them can be a charming and meaningful tribute.
Name Description
Bayou A term often used in the South, including Arkansas, to describe a body of water
Beaver Beaver Lake is a man-made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains
Bull Influenced by the Bull Shoals Lake, located in Northern Arkansas
Cache The Cache River is a notable river in Arkansas
Caddo Caddo River is a popular spot for canoeing in Arkansas
Chicot Chicot Lake is the largest oxbow lake in North America
Conway Lake Conway is the largest man-made game and fish commission lake in America
Dardanelle Lake Dardanelle is a major reservoir in Arkansas
Greeson Named after Lake Greeson, a reservoir in Arkansas
Maumelle Named after the Maumelle River, a tributary of the Arkansas River
Mulberry The Mulberry River is a beautiful river that flows through the Ozark Mountains
Nimrod Inspired by Nimrod Lake, a popular destination for fishing and boating
Norfork Inspired by Norfork Lake, a popular fishing destination in Arkansas
Osage Osage Creek is a unique waterway in Arkansas
Ouachita Derived from the Ouachita River which flows through Arkansas
Poinsett Poinsett Lake is a well-known lake in the state
Quachita Derived from Lake Quachita, the largest lake located entirely within Arkansas's state borders
Saline Comes from the Saline River, a significant waterbody in Arkansas
Stuttgart Inspired by Stuttgart Reservoir, a water resource in Arkansas
Sylamore Sylamore Creek is a scenic river in the Ozark Mountains
Tallapoosa Named after the Tallapoosa River
Washita Washita River is a historic waterway in Arkansas
White White River is a major river system in the state
Yell Yell County has a significant number of streams and rivers
Zinc The town of Zinc has several creeks and waterways

Cities and Towns

Naming dogs after famous cities and towns in Arkansas can be a wonderful way to show state pride and can provide unique names.
Name Description
Batesville One of the oldest cities in the state
BellaVista A scenic city in the northwest corner of Arkansas
Bentonville It's the birthplace of Walmart
Blytheville This city in Mississippi County has a rich history
Cabot One of the fastest growing cities in Arkansas
Conway Home to three higher educational institutions
Eldorado Known as the heart of south Arkansas
Fayetteville It's the third largest city in the state
ForrestCity A city in the eastern part of Arkansas
FortSmith Second largest city in Arkansas
Harrison Located in the heart of the Ozarks
Heber Shortened name for Heber Springs, popular for its spring water
Hope The birthplace of former President Bill Clinton
HotSprings This town is famous for its naturally heated springs
Jonesboro Known for its agricultural innovations
Maumelle A city located in Pulaski County
Monticello Home to the University of Arkansas at Monticello
Paragould A city in Greene County
PineBluff The city is situated in the southeast section of the state
Rogers Associated with the first Walmart store
Russellville Known for its Nuclear One power plant
Searcy The city houses Harding University
SiloamSprings Known for its natural springs
Springdale A major city in the northwest region of the state
VanBuren Named after the eighth U.S. President, Martin Van Buren
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