Congratulations on your new corgi! The adorable, friendly canines were initially bred as herding dogs. Today, most corgis are no longer working dogs but rather affectionate family pets.
Now it’s time to name your corgi, and you need some ideas. We’ve pulled together 250 popular and unique corgi names. We hope that you’ll find the perfect name on our list.
Popular Dog Names for Corgis
We’ll start our list with some of the most popular dog names in the U.S. Many dog owners recently picked these names for their pups, according to the AKC and media outlets.
Unique Welsh Names for Corgis
You can honor the breed’s country of origin with one of these Welsh names.
Popular and Traditional Welsh Names
Names Inspired by Welsh Landmarks
Royal Corgi Names
Corgis have long been a favorite breed of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth has reportedly owned 30 corgi and corgi mixes during her life. Consider one of these royal-sounding names for your dog.
Unique Corgi Names Based on Personality and Appearance
Sometimes dogs practically name themselves! Do any of these personality traits or physical characteristics describe your corgi or unique corgi mix? You can take inspiration from your dog’s attitude, coloring, or unique coat.
Corgi Names Based on Popular Fictional Characters
What’s your favorite novel, TV show, or movie? You can get inspiration from fictional characters and famous authors.
Star Wars-Themed Corgi Names
Corgi Names Inspired by Classic Literature
Superhero Names for Corgis
Adorable Female Corgi Names
Adorable Male Corgi Names
Tough Dog Names for Corgis
Corgis pack a lot of personality into a small body! The breed is known for its big dog bark. Do any of these names fit your pup?
Tips for Naming Your Corgi
You want to avoid names that sound similar to commands you’ll use with your dog. Mae is cute, but it rhymes with “stay.” A corgi could easily confuse Noel and “no.”
You should also consider the names of people and other pets in your home. Calling your corgi Bessie isn’t a good idea if your roommate’s name is Jessie.
Should a Dog’s Name Be Two Syllables?
A name that is one or two syllables is ideal. You want your corgi’s name to sound crisp and commanding when you call it. Any name longer than two syllables can sound muddled.
Most dog owners will admit to calling their pups multiple names. There’s nothing wrong with referring to your corgi as Princess Francesca, but consider using the nickname Frannie to call her.
Naming your corgi is the first step in establishing a bond with your pet. You can draw from Welsh heritage with names like Dylan, Rhys, or Ponty. Is your Corgi on the small side? Then consider Peewee, Tiny, or Peanut. Or maybe a classic name like Benji, Marley, or Lady is more your style. Take your time choosing the right name for your corgi.
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