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Collie Names

Updated: October 06, 2023

      Collies are known for their intelligence and there is no surprise that names of philosophers, scientists, and medical doctors are popular choices. Plato, Darwin, and Hubble are a few ideas that stem from this naming tactic. A fun spin-off of this approach is to choose real or fictional doctors that don’t actually practice medicine. To get you started, Phil, Dre, Watson, Cosby, Seuss, Finlay, and Moreau are a small sampling of the available options. Many Collie names have been passed down through the generations and can be traced back to roots in Scotland and Northern England. In Scotland, a few of the more popular working Collie names are Tess, Meg, and Bess. Shorter names are a favorable option among most working dogs as they are typically easier to call out.
Name Reason to Choose
Abbot Chosen for its uniqueness and a nod to historical or religious figures
Ace Because your Collie is the best, an ace
Adie Adie is a unique name that stands out, just like the collie breed
Austin The name Austin may be chosen for its sophistication and charm
Bandit For the mischievous Collie
Barron A unique name that may be chosen for its nobility, reflecting the collie's dignified stature
Beau It translates to 'beautiful', reflecting the Collie's handsome appearance
Ben Ben is a common name for collies, possibly due to its familiarity and simplicity
Berry Berry is a sweet and simple name, reflecting the collie's friendly nature
Bess It's a name that conveys loyalty and affection, traits that Collies are famous for
Beton A unique name that may be chosen for its distinctiveness and strength
Blanco Spanish for 'white', alluding to the breed's typical coloration
Bobbie A nod to Bobbie the Wonder Dog, a Collie mix famous for his loyalty
Brewer Brewer is a name that may be chosen for its association with craftsmanship and quality, reflecting the collie's well-bred nature
Brodie Brodie is a Scottish name, making it a fitting choice for this Scottish breed
Bryce Bryce is a name that may be chosen for its strength and uniqueness
Burns An homage to Scottish poet Robert Burns, it reflects the Collie's Scottish origins
Carrick Carrick is a Scottish place name, making it a fitting choice for this Scottish breed
Carson Carson is a name that may be chosen for its sophistication and charm
Carver This name, meaning 'wood carver', resonates with the breed's working origins
Chase Because your Collie loves to run
Chester Resonates with the breed's British origins
Cohen A name with Jewish origins, it may be chosen for its distinctiveness and sophistication
Colleen A clever play on the breed's name
Cosby It's a unique name, befitting the distinctiveness of the breed
Dakota Popular choice due to its Native American origin, reflecting the breed's heritage
Darwin The reference to the famous scientist implies the breed's discerning and observant character
Dolittle A playful name, reflecting the Collie's friendly and affectionate nature
Drake A noble name for a noble breed
Dre This cool, short name suits the Collie's stylish appearance
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Mythological Collie Names

Names inspired by mythology, which can give the Collie a sense of grandeur and mystery.
Name Description
Achilles From the greatest Greek warrior, for a Collie with a strong spirit
Apollo This name is after the Greek god of sun and light, great for a bright and lively Collie
Ares The Greek god of war's name for a brave and courageous Collie
Artemis Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, suitable for a Collie with a strong instinct
Athena This name hails from the Greek goddess of wisdom, perfect for a smart Collie!
Atlas From the Titan who held up the heavens, a sturdy name for a sturdy Collie
Aurora The Roman goddess of dawn's name, perfect for a Collie that loves the early morning
Cerberus Named after the three-headed dog that guards the Underworld, for a protective Collie
Freya The Norse goddess of love's name would suit a lovable Collie
Hera The Greek queen of the gods' name, for a Collie with a regal bearing
Hercules From the strongest of all Greek heroes, a muscular Collie would fit this name
Hermes The Greek god of travel, a fitting name for a Collie who loves to explore
Hermione From the daughter of Helen of Troy, for a Collie with a beautiful coat
Iris The Greek goddess of the rainbow's name, for a Collie with a colorful personality
Juno From the Roman queen of the gods, for a dignified Collie
Loki The Norse trickster god's name, perfect for a playful Collie
Medusa From the Gorgon with a gaze that turns people to stone, for a Collie with a captivating gaze
Odin A majestic name for a Collie, from the chief of the Norse gods
Orion From a Greek hunter turned constellation, for a Collie that loves to chase
Pegasus The mythical winged horse's name would suit a swift and light-footed Collie
Perseus Named after a Greek hero, for a heroic Collie
Phoenix Named after the mythical bird that rises from its ashes, for a resilient Collie
Poseidon The Greek god of the sea's name, for a Collie that loves to swim
Thor This Norse god of thunder's name would suit a powerful Collie
Zeus A strong, commanding name for a Collie, derived from the Greek king of the gods
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Personality-Based Collie Names

Names that reflect the personality or demeanor of the Collie, such as Dasher for a fast, energetic Collie or Gentle for a calm, docile Collie.
Name Description
Barker An apt name for a vocal collie
Boomer A suitable name for a collie with a big, booming bark
Buddy A classic name for a collie who's your best friend
Chaser Ideal for a collie who loves running after balls or squirrels
Dash Captures the speed and agility of a fast-running collie
Digger A great name for a collie who loves to dig holes in the backyard
Gambler Ideal for a collie who loves taking risks and exploring new places
Guardian For the protective collie who watches over your family
Houdini This name is suitable for a collie who's always finding ways to escape the yard
Jester A great name for a collie that's always clowning around and making you laugh
Mischief Great for the collie that's always getting into something
Munchkin A cute name for a collie who's small and adorable
Napper For the collie that enjoys a good snooze in the afternoon
Nibbler Perfect for a collie who's always nibbling on toys or treats
Pouncer Fitting for a collie who loves to leap and pounce on things
Rascal A fun name for a mischievous collie
Romper A great name for a playful, active collie
Sniffer An appropriate name for a collie who loves to sniff out things
Snooper A fun name for a collie who's always investigating things around the house
Snuggler Perfect for a collie who loves to cuddle up with you
Spark Perfect for a collie who's full of energy and life
Sprinter Ideal for a collie who loves to run and chase
Swagger Perfect for a confident, outgoing collie
Whiskers A fitting name for a collie with a furry face
Wiggler A cute name for a collie who's always wagging its tail
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Color-Based Collie Names

Names inspired by the color of the Collie's coat, such as Shadow for a black Collie or Snowflake for a white Collie.
Name Description
Amber For a Collie with a golden-brown coat, this name is fitting
Ash For a Collie with a gray coat, this name is fitting
Blondie This name suits a Collie with a light golden coat
Blue This name is ideal for a Collie with a bluish-gray coat
Caramel This name suits a Collie with a sweet, light brown coat
Champagne A name that nicely suits a light beige Collie
Cocoa This name is perfect for a Collie with a chocolate-brown coat
Copper A Collie with a reddish coat would fit with this name
Crimson This name fits a Collie with a reddish-brown fur
Ebony For a Collie with a deep black coat, this name is perfect
Goldie This name is ideal for a Collie with a golden fur
Hazel A Collie with a light brown coat could carry this name well
Ivory A Collie with a white coat would look great with this name
Jet This name is ideal for a Collie with a deep black coat
Mocha For a Collie with a chocolate-brown coat, this name is perfect
Onyx A Collie with a black coat would look great with this name
Peanut A Collie with a light brown coat could carry this name well
Pearl A white-coated Collie would look great with this name
Raven For a Collie with a deep black coat, this name is fitting
Rusty A Collie with a reddish-brown coat could carry this name well
Sable For a Collie with a dark brown coat, this name is fitting
Shadow For a Collie with a dark coat, this name is perfect
Silver A Collie with a silvery-gray coat would look great with this name
Smoky Ideal name for a Collie with a smoky gray coat
Snowy This name is ideal for a white-coated Collie
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Geographical Collie Names

Names that are inspired by places around the world, suggesting a sense of adventure and exploration.
Name Description
Alps A tribute to the majestic mountain ranges in Europe
Amazon Inspired by the world's largest rainforest
Aspen A tribute to the snowy mountains of Colorado
Atlas A tribute to the Atlas mountains
Bali This name is inspired by the tropical paradise in Indonesia
Canyon This name is a tribute to the beautiful canyons
Dakota Inspired by the US states, North and South Dakota
Denver This name is inspired by the capital city of Colorado, a state known for its diverse geography
Equator A tribute to the line dividing the northern and southern hemispheres
Everest A tribute to the highest peak on earth
Galaxy Inspired by our vast and beautiful universe
Hudson This name is inspired by a river in New York
Indus Named after the Indus river, flowing in China and South Asia
Nevada Inspired by the rugged landscapes of Nevada
Nile Named after the longest river in the world
Orion Named after a prominent constellation
Oslo This name is derived from the capital city of Norway
Paris A tribute to the romantic capital of France
Polar Named after the Polar regions, known for their snowy landscapes
Rio Derived from Rio De Janeiro, a city in Brazil with stunning landscapes
Sahara This name is derived from the world's largest hot desert
Savannah Inspired by the vast, treeless landscapes in Africa
Siberia This name is inspired by the vast region in Russia
Sydney Named after the popular Australian city
Tundra Named after the icy landscapes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions
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Historical Collie Names

Names inspired by historical or famous Collies, either from real life or from media and literature.
Name Description
Beethoven Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven, indicating a love for music
Caesar After Julius Caesar, symbolizing leadership and ambition
Churchill Named after Winston Churchill, symbolizing leadership
Cleopatra A nod to the Egyptian queen, indicating beauty and grace
Darwin A tribute to Charles Darwin, representing love for science
DaVinci Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci, representing creativity and genius
Einstein Named after the famous physicist signifying intelligence
Elvis Inspired by Elvis Presley, for a dog with a love for music
Freud After Sigmund Freud, representing a deep understanding of human nature
Galileo Honoring Galileo Galilei, representing curiosity and exploration
Gandhi Named after Mahatma Gandhi, symbolizing peace and non-violence
Hemingway Named after Ernest Hemingway, representing a love for adventure
Homer Named after the Greek poet, indicating a love for epic tales
Houdini Inspired by the famous magician, for a dog that often escapes
Lancelot After Sir Lancelot, for a dog with a brave and chivalrous nature
Lincoln After President Abraham Lincoln, representing honesty
Marie Curie After the physicist and chemist, indicating intelligence and dedication
Mozart After Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for a dog with a love for sounds
Napoleon Inspired by the French general, suggesting a strong personality
Picasso A tribute to the famous painter, indicating creativity
Plato Named after the philosopher, symbolizing intellectual curiosity
Pompey Named after the military and political leader of the late Roman Republic
Shakespeare Named after the famous playwright, representing a love for literature
Socrates Named after the philosopher, representing wisdom
Tesla After Nikola Tesla, indicating a love for inventions and electricity
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Story of a Collie named Lila

In a quaint little town nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain range, there lived a clever and resourceful Collie named Lila. Lila was a strikingly beautiful dog with a lush, sable coat and bright, intelligent eyes that seemed to sparkle with curiosity. She belonged to a loving family who owned a small sheep farm on the outskirts of town.

Lila was the pride and joy of the farm, using her exceptional intelligence and natural herding instincts to help manage the flock. She would often accompany her owner, young Molly, to the town market, where she would delight the townsfolk with her playful antics and impressive tricks.

One warm summer afternoon, as Lila and Molly were returning from the market, they noticed a plume of smoke rising from the direction of their farm. With hearts pounding and a sense of urgency, they raced home to find that a small brush fire had ignited and was rapidly spreading towards the farmhouse and the sheep's pasture.

Molly's parents were desperately trying to douse the flames, but the fire was quickly becoming too much for them to handle. Realizing that the situation was dire, Lila knew she had to act fast to save her family and the sheep she had come to love.

With incredible focus and determination, Lila sprang into action. She guided the panicked sheep away from the encroaching flames and towards a nearby pond. Using her innate herding skills, she corralled the flock into the water, ensuring that they were safely out of harm's way.

Meanwhile, Molly and her parents continued their efforts to extinguish the fire. Lila, having secured the safety of the sheep, raced back to assist the family. She noticed a large barrel of water near the barn and, using her wit, knocked it over to create a makeshift barrier to slow the fire's progress.

As the fire continued to burn, Lila's intelligence and resourcefulness shone through. She darted back and forth, finding every water source she could to douse the flames. Her relentless determination inspired Molly and her parents to fight on, and together, they gradually began to gain the upper hand.

At last, with Lila's help, the family managed to extinguish the fire, saving their home and the sheep from certain disaster. Exhausted but grateful, they embraced Lila, showering her with love and praise for her bravery and quick thinking.

The story of Lila's heroics quickly spread throughout the town, and she became a local legend. The townsfolk marveled at her incredible intelligence and the selfless act that had saved her family and the farm.

From that day on, Lila continued to be a valued member of the family and the farm, using her keen mind and unwavering loyalty to help in any way she could. Her tale of bravery and resourcefulness served as a reminder to the people of the town that even in the face of adversity, the power of a clever and loyal Collie could save the day.

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