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Updated: May 15, 2024

Welcome to our dedicated page, a resource specifically designed for those who have just welcomed, or are about to welcome, a fuzzy, energetic bundle of joy into their lives: a Border Collie. This intelligent breed is known for its agility, herding instincts, and boundless energy, necessitating a moniker that is just as lively and unique as they are.

Choosing a name for your new furry friend is an exciting part of the pet ownership journey. We understand how important and sometimes challenging this process can be, which is why we've created this comprehensive resource. Our aim is to help you find the perfect title for your new companion that reflects their unique personality and charm.

Whether you're searching for something traditional or completely out-of-the-box, our list includes a wide range of options to suit every type of Border Collie. So, let's embark on this naming adventure together and find a name that your Border Collie will be proud to respond to!

Name Reason to Choose
Usher Reflects the Border Collie's natural herding instincts
Voyage A name that portrays the adventurous nature of a Border Collie
Wallace This name, referencing the Scottish hero William Wallace, reflects the breed's origin
Walter This name is often associated with intelligence and diligence, which perfectly describes Border Collies
Whirl A name that matches the Border Collie's energetic and lively nature
Whisper Could be the perfect name for a Border Collie with a quiet, gentle demeanor
Whistle A nod to the breed's herding background where whistles are often used
Windy If your Border Collie loves to run in the wind, this might be a great name
Xerox A fun name that reflects the Border Collie's ability to learn and mimic commands
Yonder A unique name that signifies the Border Collie's love for exploring open spaces
Zephyr A light, airy name that mirrors the Border Collie's swift and agile nature
ZigZag A fun name that represents the breed's agility and quick movements
Zip A name that perfectly embodies the lightning-fast Border Collie
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Names inspired by famous Border Collies

There are many famous Border Collies in history and popular culture. Their names can be a good source of inspiration.
Name Description
Betsy This name pays homage to a Border Collie that was reported to have a vocabulary of over 340 words
Cap This name nods to a Border Collie who won the International Sheepdog Trials multiple times
Chaser Inspired by a Border Collie known for learning and remembering over 1,000 words
Fly Derived from the mother dog in the movie 'Babe'
Gail Inspired by the Border Collie who won the Supreme Championship at Crufts
Glen Paying tribute to the Border Collie who won the International Sheepdog Trials in 1966
Jill Paying tribute to the Border Collie who was a champion in agility trials
Jumpy Inspired by a Border Collie mix known for his impressive skateboarding skills
Lad A classic Border Collie name, popularized by a well-known dog in literature
Lassie Inspired by the famous TV show, even though Lassie was not a Border Collie but a Rough Collie
Meg Named after a famous Border Collie who appeared in many films and TV shows
Mick A nod to the champion sheepdog featured in the film 'Babe'
Mo A nod to the Border Collie who holds the record for the most national sheepdog championships won
Nana A tribute to the dancing Border Collie who appeared in various TV shows
Nap Inspired by the Border Collie featured in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'A Study in Scarlet'
Nell This classic Border Collie name has been used in both film and literature
Old Hemp A homage to the dog considered the progenitor of the Border Collie breed
Pip A tribute to the Border Collie who appeared in the movie 'The Land Before Time'
Rico Named after a famous Border Collie who could understand over 200 simple phrases
Shep A throwback to the Border Collie who appeared on the television show 'Blue Peter'
Spot A nod to the Border Collie who appeared in 'The Adventures of Tintin'
Striker A tribute to the Border Collie who holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest car window opened by a dog
Tweed Named after the famous Border Collie, Tweed, who was a champion sheepdog
Wiston Cap Named after the most influential sheepdog of all time
Zoe A nod to the Border Collie who set the record for the fastest 5m crawl by a dog

Names based on their origin

Border Collies originated from the border region between Scotland and England. Names inspired by this region can be a good fit.
Name Description
Alba Alba is a Scottish term for Scotland, fitting for a breed originated from the UK
Argyll A region in western Scotland, a geographic name
Bagpipe A traditional Scottish musical instrument
Caledonia The Latin name for Scotland, harking back to the breed's origins
Celt Refers to the Celtic people, who lived in the UK and Ireland
Clan A term used to describe a family group in Scotland
Dublin It's the capital of Ireland, a country close to the Border Collie's origin
Edinburgh The capital of Scotland, where Border Collies were often used
Gael Refers to the Gaelic languages spoken in Scotland and Ireland
Glen A Scottish term for a valley, often found in place names
Hadrian For Hadrian's Wall, a significant landmark between England and Scotland
Haggis A traditional Scottish dish, a humorous nod to the breed's homeland
Heather A plant native to Scotland, symbolic of the breed's homeland
Highland The Highlands are a historic region of Scotland
Inverness A city in the Scottish Highlands, a location that influenced the breed's development
Kelpie A water spirit from Scottish folklore, a quirky, cultural choice
Kilt A type of skirt traditionally worn by men in Scotland
Nessie For the Loch Ness Monster, a legendary creature from Scotland
Pict An ancient tribe in Scotland, acknowledging the breed's long history
Scotch An informal term for Scottish, a fun, affectionate name
Shire For the counties or regions in England
Skye An island in Scotland, a beautiful, nature-inspired name
Tartan The pattern often associated with Scotland
Thane A title in old Scotland, suitable for a noble-looking Border Collie
Thistle The national flower of Scotland, a nod to the breed's roots

Names based on their personality

Every Border Collie has its own unique personality, and a name that reflects this can be very special.
Name Description
Angel If your dog has a gentle and kind nature
Bolt For the quick and agile Border Collie
Champion Your Border Collie is always the winner in every game
Comet Suitable for a Border Collie with a fast and lively nature
Dynamo For a dog that's full of energy
Echo For a dog that's always responsive to their surroundings
Fable For a dog with a personality that's larger than life
Guardian Because your Border Collie is always watchful and protective
Haven If your Border Collie is your safe and comforting companion
Herald If your Border Collie is always announcing its presence
Jester If your Border Collie loves to do funny antics
Keeneye Perfect for a Border Collie with an observant nature
Marvel For a dog that constantly amazes you with its talents
Mischief Perfect for a playful and naughty Border Collie
Muse If your collie inspires creativity and innovation in you
Pacer If your dog loves to set the pace when you're on walks
Puzzle For a dog that's always full of surprises
Radiant For a dog that always brings light and joy into your life
Riddle For the Border Collie that always keeps you guessing
Rover For the explorer collie who loves to roam around
Shadow Perfect for a dog who always follows its owner
Storm For a dog with a powerful and intense spirit
Voyager Perfect for the Border Collie that loves to travel with you
Whirlwind Because your Border Collie never seems to stop moving
Wise Because your Border Collie shows intelligence beyond compare

Names based on their coat colors

Border Collies come in various coat colors. Naming them based on their unique coat color can be a nice touch.
Name Description
Brandy A good choice for a dog with a warm, reddish-brown coat
Caramel For a pup with a sweet, golden-brown coat
Cherry A fun choice for a dog with a reddish hue to their coat
Chestnut Ideal for a dog with a rich, brown coat
Cloud Perfect for a fluffy, white Border Collie
Coal Perfect for a black-coated Border Collie
Cocoa For a brown or chocolate colored canine
Ebony Perfect for a Border Collie with a dark, black coat
Graphite Evokes the color of gray for a dog with a similar coat
Honey A sweet option for a golden or light brown dog
Ivory Ideal for a dog with a soft, white coat
Jet Suits a dog with a shiny, black coat
Latte An adorable option for a light brown canine
Misty A fitting name for a dog with a gray coat
Mocha A good choice for a brown-coated canine
Onyx Ideal for a black coat, as Onyx is a black gemstone
Panda A fun name for a black and white Border Collie
Peach A cute name for a pup with a light orange or reddish hue to their coat
Pepper This can be a good match for a black and white dog
Poppy A vibrant choice for a reddish-coated pup
Raven Suits a Border Collie with a dark, black coat
Rusty Evocative of a reddish-brown coat, common in some Border Collies
Shadow Ideal for a dog with a dark coat
Smokey This name suits a dog with a gray or smoky coloured coat
Snow A great match for a white-coated pup

Names inspired by nature

Border Collies are known for their agility and love for the outdoors, so names inspired by nature are fitting.
Name Description
Aspen This breed's adaptability to different tasks and environments is well represented by this name
Birch Symbolizes the breed's strong and resilient nature
Blaze This name captures the breed's fiery spirit and energy
Breeze The agility and swift movement of this breed is reflected in this name
Cloud Reflects the breed's light-footed agility
Copper The often reddish-brown coat of this breed is represented in this name
Coral Just as corals form strong structures, this name signifies the breed's strength and endurance
Dawn Symbolizes the breed's readiness to start each day with enthusiasm
Dusk Just like dusk, this breed signifies the end of a hard day's work
Fern The delicacy yet hardiness of ferns mirrors this breed's gentle yet hardworking nature
Flint This name represents the breed's determination and hardiness
Frost A tribute to the breed's resilience in all weather conditions
Lava The breed's intense energy and heat when working is well represented by this name
Maple This breed's intelligence and robustness is well symbolized by the strong, enduring maple tree
Meadow Reminiscent of the open fields where Border Collies love to run and play
Moss The resilience and adaptability of moss is mirrored in this breed
Pebble The small, hard pebble signifies the breed's compact strength
Petal This name highlights the breed's delicate and beautiful nature
Pine Reflects the breed's endurance, referencing the evergreen nature of pine trees
Rain This breed's work ethic doesn't falter, even in adverse weather conditions
River Inspired by the peaceful flow of a river that this breed tends to emulate
Spruce This name is inspired by the breed's lively and spirited nature
Storm The energy and intensity of this breed is encapsulated by this name
Thistle Emphasizes the breed's toughness and tenacity
Willow The graceful and flexible nature of a willow tree mirrors the agility of this breed
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