DOG NAMES

Girl Dog Names That Start with M: Marvelous, Magnificent, and Momentous

girl dog in red dress
John Walton
Written by John Walton

Both male and female dogs can become wonderful companions, but before you can start living the good life with them, you’ll have to figure out what to call them first. The name game is especially difficult when you have a girl dog. You need a name that not just symbolizes your dog’s loyalty and bravery, but also highlights her feminine nature. The options range from A to Z, but we believe that the best place to begin the search is by going through girl dog names that start with M.

cute girl dog with bow

Why “M,” you ask? Well, why not? The letter “M” comes at the forefront of many good things—things that are marvelous, magnificent, and momentous. Other people would no doubt start looking from the letter “A.” By going some ways down the alphabet ladder, you’re already well ahead of the others in this race to pick out a name that sounds great yet, at the same time, not too common.

We offer hundreds of puppy names beginning with the letter «M.» We’ll start with a list of the top female dog names that start with the letter “M,” then move on to funny and brave dog names, as well as names from different continents. Feel free to browse our names and be sure to add the ones you like to your favorites list.

Top Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

There are thousands of female dog names out there, but you can only pick up one for your girl dog. That’s why it’s so important to choose one that the both of you will like. With that in mind, we’ve started a list of popular female dog names that start with the letter “M.”

nice girl puppy with bow

All these names are recognizable and familiar, but we’ve made sure to include those that don’t sound too common, so as to avoid confusion when you’re trying to call out to your canine companion in a crowded dog park.

NameMeaningOrigin
MacyPlace of MacciusEnglish
MaddiePet form of Mad- namesEnglish
MaddyPet form of Mad- namesEnglish
MadisonSon of MaudEnglish
MagentaA vivid purplish-red colorEnglish
MaggiePearlGreek
MaisyPearl. Variant of MargaretEnglish
MalloryLucklessFrench
MandyShe who must be lovedLatin
MarigoldGolden MaryEnglish
MarisaVariant of MariaHebrew
MaritzaBitterHebrew
MarleneOf MagdalaHebrew
MarleyPleasant woodEnglish
MaxiPet form of names starting with MaxEnglish
MayaMother or great oneGreek
MeadowNature nameEnglish
MelbaShort form of MelbourneEnglish
MelodyMelodyGreek
MercedesMercySpanish
MerylBright as the seaGaelic
MinnieWillGermanic
MorganBright seaWelsh
MyaMother or great oneGreek

Funny Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

funny dogs in hats

A fun dog name brings smiles to everyone’s faces every time you call him or her. Here comes our collection of funny girl dog names that start with letter “M” for your witty female puppies. We’ve collected the names not just from words that sound funny, but we’ve also included names that have a funny meaning or names inspired by funny characters.

NameMeaningOrigin
MagicOnly for dogs who show magic tricksEnglish
MalibuNoisy surfNative American
MangoAfter the character in Saturday Night LiveEnglish
ManiaOf course, we don’t mean this literally, but it can be a great name if your dog is a bit high-strungEnglish
MarshmallowIf your dog is white, plump, and gentleHebrew
MegaCan be a funny name if your dog is actually mini-sizedEnglish
MileyInspired by Miley CyrusEnglish
MiniSmall dogsEnglish
MinnieMickey Mouse’s cute girlfriendEnglish
MinxOld-fashioned name for attractive women
Hebrew
MiracleIf you really appreciate your dogEnglish
MissyGreek name means beeGreek
MittensFor little warm puppiesHebrew
MochaType of coffee. For dark and brown dogsArabic
MohiniCharmingSanskrit
MojoGood luck charmEnglish
MoneyWho doesn’t want more of these?English
MonsterLarge. For giantsEnglish
MontanaMountainousLatin
MooSound cows makeHebrew
MoondancerFriendly and happyHebrew
MooseLarge brown animal like a deerEnglish
MouseNervous personEnglish
MuffinCute sweetieEnglish
MunchieCause we all know that dogs love to eatEnglish
MunchkinSmall. For tiny dogsEnglish

Brave Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

brave dog surfing

If you’ve got a hunting dog, a guard dog, or a rescue dog, then you really don’t want to miss out on this list of brave female dog names. Even if the one you’ve just adopted is still a pup and you don’t know what kind of job she’ll have in the future, we believe that all dogs are brave, so she deserves to bear one of these proud names.

NameMeaningOrigin
MarciaThe god of MarsLatin
MathildaPowerful battlerGermanic
MatildaPowerful battlerGermanic
MaudePowerful battlerGerman
MerciaBorder peopleEnglish
MickeyWho is like God?Hebrew
MillicentStrong workGermanic
MillieLabourGermanic
MinnieWillGermanic
MoxieAbility to face difficulty with courageEnglish
MulanInspired by the kick ass Disney characterChinese

Bad Ass Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

dog chewed on pillow

We have pulled together a collection of bad ass and kickаѕѕ names, and they are perfect for your Pit or Rottie dogs. Although we tend to associate badassery with large dogs, if your mini-sized dog has the courage to face adversaries that are so much larger than she is, then one of the names below will suit her nicely as well.

NameMeaningOrigin
MaddoxGoodWelsh
MadonnaMy lady. Inspired by the bad ass singerItalian
MargaretPearlGreek
MarieBitterHebrew
MarilynBitterHebrew
MaryBitterHebrew
MaureenBitterHebrew
MaverickDissenterEnglish
MemphisAncient cityHebrew
MiaBitterHebrew
MidnightIntense darkness, the middle of the nightEnglish
MimiBitterHebrew
MitsuBearNative American
MollyBitterHebrew
MoonlightLight of the moonHebrew
MystiqueInspired by the bad ass X-men characterEnglish

European Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

Doberman Pinscher holding a rose

Europe is a large place that houses many different countries. Each of these countries is home to many different dog breeds. Take Germany as an example. The Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, and Great Dane all originate from Germany.

Many a world-famous dog breed has also arisen from France, ѕuсh аѕ the French Bulldog, Basset Hound, and the Papillon. If your dog belongs to any of the aforementioned breeds—and even if she doesn’t, we believe that you’ll find at least a few names worth taking into consideration in the list below.

NameMeaningOrigin
MabHappinessEnglish
MabelLovableFrench
MacariaBlessedSpanish
MachaPlainEnglish
MadgePearlGreek
MaeganPearlGreek
MaillePearlEnglish
MaireadPearlGreek
MaisiePet form of MaireadGaelic
MaiyaMother or great oneGreek
MakennaSon of CionaodhGaelic
MakenzieSon of CoinneachGaelic
MallorieLucklessFrench
MalvinaSmooth browGaelic
MandelAlmondGerman
ManonBitterHebrew
MaraBitterHebrew
MarchBoundaryFrench
MareBitterHebrew
MargaretPearlGreek
MargaritaPearlGreek
MargauxPearlGreek
MargePearlGreek
MargedPearlGreek
MargiePearlGreek
MargotPearlGreek
MargueritePearlGreek
MarianneCombination of Marie and AnneFrench
MarieBitterHebrew
MarjoriePearlGreek
MarleeContraction of Maria MagdaleneGerman
MarlenaContraction of Maria MagdaleneGerman
MarlenePearlHebrew
MarlieContraction of Maria MagdaleneGerman
MarquitaPearlGreek
MathildaPowerful battlerGermanic
MauraMoorLatin
MaureenBitterHebrew
MaveJoyEnglish
MckennaSon of CionaodhGaelic
MckenzieSon of CoinneachGaelic
MeaganPearlGreek
MedeaCunningGreek
MegaraWife Of HerculesGreek
MeghanPearlGreek
MelaBlackGreek
MelaneyBlackGreek
MelaniaBlackGreek
MelanthaDark flowerGreek
MelinaHoneyGreek
MelisaHoney-beeGreek
MelissaHoney-beeGreek
MelpomeneAfter the Greek muse of tragedyGreek
MelvaHandmaidenEnglish
MelvinaSmooth browGaelic
MerielBright as the seaGaelic
MerleContracted form of MerielEnglish
MignonCuteFrench
MillaIndustriousEnglish
MillicentStrong workGermanic
MillieLabourGermanic
MimiBitterHebrew
MinaWillGermanic
MinervaMindLatin
MinnaA form of WilliaminaEnglish
MirabelLovelyLatin
MirellaAdmirableFrench
MirielleUncertain, possibly admireLatin
MonaLittle noble oneGaelic
MonetSolitaryFrench
MonikaCounsellorLatin
MontaguePointed hillFrench
MooreDark-skinnedEnglish
MorgenSea-bornWelsh
MoritzMoorLatin
MornaBelovedGaelic
MoyaExceptionalEnglish
MurielBright as the seaGaelic
MusettaSmall bagpipeFrench
MyrnaBelovedGaelic

African Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

African dog wearing costume

Looking for exotic dog names? It doesn’t get any more exotic than Africa. With Africa being such a large continent comprising many countries as well as tribes, you won’t run out of names to choose from anytime soon. Here are a few easy-to-pronounce ones to get you started:

NameMeaningOrigin
MaishaLifeSwahili
MakenaHappy oneAfrican
MandisaSweetAfrican
MarjaniCoralSwahili
MarkaSteady rainAfrican
MeriaRebellious oneAfrican
MonifaI am luckyAfrican

Asian Female Dog Names That Start With Letter “M”

Asian sushi dog

Traditional Asian names are unique, desirable, beautiful, and exotic-sounding. Neither you nor your dog has to have Asian heritage to go for Asian names. You could choose one of these names simply because you like the way it sounds. Here comes our collection of Asian female dog names for your girl canines, along with their meanings.

NameMeaningOrigin
MaganAbsorbedIndian
MagnaThinkingIndian
MahaOryxArabic
MahdiRightly guidedArabic
MaiOcean or eleganceChinese
MaikoDancing childJapanese
MakotoSincerityJapanese
MalaikaAngelArabic
ManiJewelSanskrit
ManishaSagacityIndian
ManjulaAmiableIndian
MarikoChild of true reasonJapanese
MauliCrownSanskrit
MeiThe youngest of sistersChinese
MeshaGiven life during the lunar month of AriesIndian
MichiRouteJapanese
MichikoBeautiful, wise childJapanese
MidoriGreenJapanese
MiekoChild blessed with beautyJapanese
MikaBeautiful smellJapanese
MikiBeautiful storyJapanese
MinakoChild of the beautiful NaraJapanese
MioBeautiful cherryJapanese
MitsukoChild of the lightJapanese
MiuBeautiful feathersJapanese
MiyokoBeautiful childJapanese
MiyukiSilent snowJapanese
MomokoPeach Japanese
MunaHopeArabic
MuniyaA bird's nameIndian

Wrap Up

The decision to add a dog to your life can surprisingly spontaneous or it can involve a great deal of thought, but there is no denying that it can be one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life. As a pet owner, you should be excited about the prospect of picking the perfect name for your dog because it can be fun—as long as you know where to start, that is.

Some dog owners pick out names from a hat, some let their kids do it, whereas others start by looking at a list of dog names like the one we have prepared for you. We’ve decided to prepare a list of female dog names that start with the letter “M” because we believe that this letter is underrated.

yellow puppies on blue sofa

Most people start with the letter “A,” and even if the name is originally male, you can simply add the letter “A” to make it sound feminine (Alexa, Alexandra, etc.). Unfortunately, this has made names that start with the letter “A” way too common. That’s why we decided to take you down a different route.

Remember, you will be hearing and using the name a lot, so it needs to be a female dog name you actually like and can spell out without accidentally biting your tongue. Don’t rush to name your new girl; take your time and pick one you will be able to live with for many years to come.

Did any of the names above catch your fancy? Any other girl names that start with the letter “M” you think should’ve been included in this list? We’d like to hear all about it! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

About the author
John Walton
John Walton

John Walton lives in Somerville, MA, with his two dogs, two sons, and very understanding mate. He is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, an AKC Certified CGC Evaluator, and the Training Director for the New England Dog Training Club.

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