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King Charles Spaniel Names

Updated: October 06, 2023
      The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel originated in England and is strongly associated with King Charles II who was very rarely seen without his dogs. Henry, Charles, Mary, and Anne are few names ideas coming from English monarchs. Some name options taken from mistresses of King Charles II include Moll, Gwyn, and Lucy. The King Charles Spaniel is one of the largest breeds that falls into the toy classification. Some fun name ideas can be borrowed from sizeable but popular children’s toys. Hasbro (borrowed from the creator of the classic inchworm ride-on toy), Kraft (after KidKraft which manufactures kitchens and playsets), and Avalon (children's tables) are a few of options that fall into this category. Television is one of the most popular sources of dog names, but most people focus on their favorite characters of today. Many quality names can be taken from the classics that families have grown to love. Lucy (from 'I Love Lucy'), Wally ('Leave it to Beaver'), and Bee ('The Andy Griffith Show') are just a small sampling of many favorites from the past.
Name Reason to Choose
Albert A royal name, shared by Queen Victoria's husband
Alden This name is fitting for a King Charles Spaniel, given its English origins
Alexandra Named after Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII
Alfred A traditional English name that suits the breed's royal history
Anne This is a classic name that has been used by many British queens
Antoinette Named after Marie Antoinette, who was known for her love of dogs
Art This name could symbolize the breed's grace and beauty
Arthur A name with mythical and royal connotations, perfect for a noble breed
Astor A name that suggests sophistication and class, suitable for a King Charles Spaniel
Audrey This elegant name could represent the breed's elegance and charm
Avalon This mythical name could represent the breed's dignified and magical charm
Bard A name that embodies the English heritage of the breed
Barney This name could represent the breed's friendly and approachable nature
Baxter This friendly and fun name complements the breed's playful and sociable character
Beatrice Named after Princess Beatrice, the Queen's youngest granddaughter
Beckett Named after Saint Thomas Becket, reflecting the breed's historical roots
Bee This sweet and small name fits the breed's small size and sweet nature
Benedict Evokes a sense of nobility and charm, fitting for a King Charles Spaniel
Bennett A name that echoes the breed's English roots
Bentley A classy, sophisticated name, just like the luxury British car brand
Blair A name that is elegant and classy, just like the breed
Bobby It's a friendly, approachable name, much like the King Charles Spaniel's demeanor
Buckingham Named after Buckingham Palace, the home of the British royal family
Byron A noble sounding name, inspired by the famous English poet, Lord Byron
Cambridge Named after the city where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live
Canterbury A nod to the breed's English heritage
Capulet Reminiscent of Shakespeare's work, this name reflects the breed's English heritage
Carol Reminiscent of warmth and care, the name mirrors the breed's affectionate and loyal nature
Catherine Named after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Cavalier It's a direct reference to the full breed name, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Luxury Brand Names

King Charles Spaniels are often seen as a luxury breed, so names of luxury brands like Coco (Chanel), Gucci, or Versace could be fitting.
Name Description
Armani It is synonymous with high-end fashion and elegance, just like a King Charles Spaniel
Balenciaga This name stands for the breed's status as a luxury breed
Bentley It signifies luxury, quality, and elegance, much like a King Charles Spaniel
Berluti This name mirrors the breed's elegant and luxurious nature
Bulgari A symbol of Italian luxury, the name matches the regal and sophisticated breed
Cartier This name signifies richness and high quality, attributes commonly associated with King Charles Spaniels
Cavalli The name resonates with the breed's bold and stylish image
Chanel The name reflects timeless elegance and sophistication, traits of a King Charles Spaniel
Chopard The name is a nod to the breed's luxury status and high quality
Dior Perfect for a stylish and classy King Charles Spaniel, it is a nod to the famous French couture house
Dolce The name embodies the sweet and pleasant nature of the breed
Ferragamo This name is perfect for a King Charles Spaniel, representing the breed's elegance and style
Givenchy It is a nod to the brand's elegance and high fashion, much like the breed itself
Gucci It's well-suited to a King Charles Spaniel's upscale and sophisticated image
Hermes Naming your dog after this brand will reflect its high status, as the brand is known for its exclusivity
Lanvin The name exudes a sense of sophistication and chicness, just like the breed
Louboutin The name is a symbol of luxury and elegance, which mirrors the breed's image
Prada The name exudes a luxurious and refined vibe, just like these dogs
Tiffany This name evokes images of luxury and chicness, mirroring the refined nature of the breed
Valentino This name is a representation of the breed's charming and attractive nature
Versace It would be a fitting name for a regal breed, reflecting the brand's Italian opulence
Versus It resonates with the breed's bold and stylish demeanor
Vuitton This name signifies the breed's luxurious and upscale image
Yves The name signifies elegance and high fashion, much like a King Charles Spaniel
Zegna This name mirrors the breed's sophisticated and high-end image

Small Size Names

King Charles Spaniels are a small breed, so names that reflect their size like Peanut, Tiny, or Button are appropriate.
Name Description
Acorn A small seed, symbolizing the dog's small size and potential to grow
Biscuit It's a petite, delicious treat - much like a King Charles Spaniel
Button A small fastener, reflecting the petite size of the breed
Chico Translates to 'small' in Spanish, perfect for a little King Charles Spaniel
Daisy A dainty flower that reflects the size and elegance of the breed
Dinky An English slang term for something small and cute
Jellybean A small, sweet treat that mirrors the adorable size of the breed
Micro A prefix meaning 'small', a name fitting the breed's size
Minnie Derived from 'miniature', indicating a smaller size
Mite A tiny insect, perfect for a small-sized pet
Munchkin An endearing term used for small, adorable things
Niblet A small piece of food, a cute name for a small dog
Nugget A small piece of gold, perfect for a small, precious pet
Peanut A small, delightful snack that fits the size of the breed
Pebbles A common name for small pets due to their tiny size
Pickle An adorable name for a tiny, lovable King Charles Spaniel
Pippin A name made famous by a tiny character from a famous book series
Poco Means 'little' in Spanish
Rolo A small, sweet candy that fits the size of the breed
Smudge A cute name for a small, cuddly King Charles Spaniel
Tadpole The smallest form of a frog, a great name for a small dog
Teeny A playful name that emphasizes the dog's small size
Thimble A small sewing tool, reflecting the petite size of the breed
Titch A British slang term for someone small and cute
Twiggy A name that reflects the breed's slender build

Historical Names

King Charles Spaniels have a long history, with owners including Mary Queen of Scots and King Charles II. Names from history like Victoria, Cromwell, or Beckett would be suitable.
Name Description
Beethoven Symbolizes Ludwig van Beethoven, the famous German composer and pianist
Caesar Derived from Julius Caesar, the Roman general, statesman, and historian
Churchill British statesman Winston Churchill led his country through World War II
Cleopatra Last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, she was renowned for her beauty and wit
Columbus A reminder of Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean
Darwin A homage to Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, geologist, and biologist
Edison Symbolizes Thomas Edison, the American inventor and businessman
Einstein Symbolizes Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity
Elizabeth After Queen Elizabeth I who strongly influenced the development of early modern England
Florence A tribute to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing
Galileo Named after Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer
Gandhi Taken from Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist
Hamilton Reminiscent of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Kingston The capital of Jamaica, represents the British colonial influence
Leonardo After Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath of the Renaissance
Magellan Taken from Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies
Marco A homage to Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer
Mozart Inspired by the influential composer of the classical era, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Napoleon A well-known French military leader who crafted the Napoleonic Code
Nelson Reflects Admiral Horatio Nelson, the British naval hero
Newton Represents Sir Isaac Newton, the English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer
Picasso Reflects Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer
Roosevelt Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States
Shakespeare Named after William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language
Victoria Named after the Queen who reigned over Great Britain, Ireland, and later the British Empire from 1837 to 1901

French Names

King Charles Spaniels are believed to have originated in France, making French names like Pierre, Cherie, or François a great choice.
Name Description
Amelie Amelie is a soft, feminine French name that suits a gentle-natured dog
Belle This name means beautiful in French, fitting for a lovely King Charles Spaniel
Bijou This name means 'jewel' in French, perfect for a precious pet
Brigitte Brigitte is a French name that carries a sense of elegance and charm, much like a King Charles Spaniel
Chanel Named after the famous French fashion house, Chanel is a chic name for a stylish dog
Cherie Because it translates to 'dear' or 'darling' in French, making it a sweet name for a beloved pet
Colette This name has a French origin and it would suit a beautiful and elegant King Charles Spaniel
Dior This name, after the famous French designer, is fitting for a fashionable and sophisticated dog
Etienne This traditional French name would suit a regal and sophisticated breed like the King Charles Spaniel
Fleur Fleur, meaning 'flower', could be a delightful name for a King Charles Spaniel due to their gentle and delicate nature
Francois Francois is a traditional French name, fitting for a dog of this regal breed
Gaston This name is associated with French culture, making it a fitting choice for a King Charles Spaniel
Henri This is a French variant of the name Henry, which has royal connotations
Hugo This French name is perfect for a King Charles Spaniel with a big personality
Jules Jules is a French name with a touch of sophistication, perfect for a King Charles Spaniel
Leon Leon is a French name associated with strength and bravery, great for a King Charles Spaniel with a strong personality
Lilou This is a unique French name suitable for a small and lovable dog
Louis Named after several French kings, this name is perfect for a royal breed
Mignon This name means 'cute' in French, a perfect descriptor for a King Charles Spaniel
Noelle This French name meaning 'Christmas' could be a perfect choice for a King Charles Spaniel born in the holiday season
Olivier This French version of Oliver would make a sophisticated name for a King Charles Spaniel
Pierre Pierre is the French equivalent of Peter, a classic name for dogs
Remy Remy is a classic French name that would suit a noble breed like the King Charles Spaniel
Sophie This name is a common French name and is perfect for a sweet and gentle dog
Yves Yves is a unique French name fitting for a distinctive dog breed like the King Charles Spaniel

Royal Names

Given the breed's royal history and the 'King' in their name, royal names like Queen, Prince, Duke, or Princess would fit perfectly.
Name Description
Baron A name that signifies your dog’s status at home
Bishop A name that signifies wisdom and learning
Count Because your pet adds so much to your life
Crown A name that signifies the very symbol of royalty
Czar Because your dog rules with an iron paw
Duchess For a female dog who carries herself with grace and elegance
Duke Perfect for a dog that carries himself with nobility
Earl Ideal for a dog that is noble and dignified
Empress Because your female dog rules with compassion
King A name synonymous with royalty, ideal for a regal pooch
Knight Perfect for a pet that is your protector
Lady For a female dog that is graceful and noble
Lord Perfect for a pet that is treated like royalty
Majesty A name that signifies the greatness of your pet
Marquess Because your pet deserves a name of high nobility
Monarch A name fit for a dog that rules your home
Prince Appropriate for a pet that rules your heart
Princess Your pet is nothing less than royalty
Queenie Because your beloved pet is a queen in her own right
Regent Ideal for a dog who is a leader in his own right
Scepter Because your pet is a symbol of your power
Sovereign Perfect for a dog that rules your world
Throne For a dog who takes the best seat in the house
Viceroy Because your dog is your second in command
Viscount A name that signifies a high rank in royal hierarchy
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Story of a King Charles Spaniel named Charlie

In the grand and glittering halls of Buckingham Palace, preparations were underway for the wedding of the century. The Queen of England was set to marry her beloved Prince Consort, and the entire nation was abuzz with excitement.

As the palace staff hurried to finalize the arrangements for the royal nuptials, a small King Charles Spaniel named Charlie looked on with interest. Charlie was a beloved pet of the Queen, and he had been chosen for a very special role in the wedding ceremony: he was to be the ring bearer.

Charlie was overjoyed at the honor of being chosen as the ring bearer. He knew that it was a very important job, one that required great responsibility and attention to detail. He spent weeks training for the role, practicing carrying the precious ring on a specially designed pillow and walking with grace and poise.

Finally, the day of the wedding arrived. As the royal family and their guests gathered in the ornate chapel, Charlie watched with anticipation from his spot near the altar. His heart was pounding with excitement and nerves, but he knew that he had a job to do, and he was determined to do it well.

As the music swelled and the bride made her way down the aisle, Charlie sprang into action. He trotted down the aisle with his head held high, his tail wagging with excitement. All eyes were on him as he made his way to the altar, his little legs pumping with determination.

When he reached the altar, Charlie dutifully presented the ring on his pillow to the best man, who accepted it with a grateful nod. The crowd erupted into applause, their hearts touched by the sight of the little King Charles Spaniel playing such an important role in the royal wedding.

As the ceremony drew to a close and the newlyweds made their way out of the chapel, Charlie couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. He knew that he had played a small but vital part in the most important day of the Queen's life, and he would forever be remembered as the adorable little ring bearer who stole the hearts of the nation.

From that day on, Charlie became a beloved member of the royal household, his loyalty and devotion to the Queen earning him a special place in her heart. The story of Charlie, the King Charles Spaniel who became the ring bearer for the Queen's wedding, became a cherished part of the history of the royal family, a reminder of the power of love and the enduring bond between humans and their furry companions.

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