Dog Names That Start With J

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Written by: Celestine Gomez
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People used to laugh when I called my little old labrador ‘Jumpy’. She was a sleepy little girl. Sometimes, when she was halfway walking over to me, she’d have a nap in the middle of the floor. She was the least jumpy dog anyone had ever seen. 

It was different when she was a puppy. She would leap around. She was so full of energy. Jumpy seemed like the perfect name back then. 

It can be hard to choose the right dog name. Sometimes the name’s right for a puppy, but when they get older, they just don’t seem like a ‘Jumpy’ anymore. 

Sometimes you choose a name that suits your dog but they don’t remember it because it’s too long. And sometimes their name’s too common, and every other dog in the dog park comes running when you call. 

It can be hard to pick out a name for your dog, especially when you don’t have a list to work with. 

You might have a male dog or a female dog. Or you might have a little character who needs a name just for them.

Whatever your situation, you need a name to reflect who your dog is. Here’s a list of some of the best dog names that start with J.

The Best Dog Names

The Best Dog Names

We’ll start with the classics. Here are some of the best names for dogs that start with J which can be for a male dog or a female dog. These names have a tonne of personality, they’re short and they can be given to a dog of any age. Take a look:

  • Jabbo
  • Jabot
  • Jacks
  • Jack
  • Jackal
  • Jacki
  • Jacopo
  • Jeremy
  • Jerez
  • Jerice
  • Jerkin
  • Jerome
  • Jeromy
  • Jerri
  • Jerrod
  • Jerrold
  • Jeru
  • Jiro
  • Jocko

The Best Female Dog Names

The Best Female Dog Names

Now for some of the female names. You might have a dainty little princess living with you, or a graceful warrior woman. Either way, you’ll want a name to suit her. There are plenty of names to choose from for your little female friend. They are short and can work at any age. Here they are:

  • Jabs
  • Jaca
  • Jacatra
  • Jackie
  • Jackina
  • Jacklin
  • Jacky
  • Jean
  • Jeanett
  • Jeanne
  • Jeannie
  • Jeannie
  • Jeany
  • Jecki
  • Jeckie
  • Jekyll
  • Juicy
  • Jinny
  • Jiffy
  • Jiga
  • Jika
  • Jil
  • Jilka
  • Jill
  • Jilla
  • Jille
  • Jo-Ann
  • Joana
  • Joanana
  • Jo-Ann
  • Joanna
  • Joca
  • Jack
  • Jockie
  • Joomla

The Best Male Dog Names

The Best Male Dog Names

Of course, your friend could be male. They could be cool, fun, quirky, intelligent… Whatever they are, you’ll want the right name. 

  • Jab
  • Jabadao
  • Jabo
  • Jacco
  • Jacomo
  • Jaccoro
  • Jach
  • Jacker
  • Jake
  • Jakko
  • Jako
  • Jakob
  • Janus
  • Jap
  • Jappeloup
  • Japs
  • Jars
  • Jarbo
  • Jarco
  • Jard
  • Jesko
  • Jesper
  • Jesse
  • Jester
  • Jet
  • Jibe
  • Jibson
  • Jasco
  • Jigger

The Best Quirky Dog Names

The Best Quirky Dog Names

Regardless of whether they’re male or female, you might have a little nutcase living with you. They might be a unique individual, making their way in the world.

You’ll both want a name to reflect that. Some of these names might be a little long for your dog to remember, or hear in the dog park, but they can be shortened. See what you think:

  • Jubilee
  • Juggles
  • Jujitzu
  • Julia
  • Junebug
  • Juneau
  • Juniper
  • Jellybean
  • Jeronimo
  • Jezebel
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jombie
  • Jona
  • Jonda
  • Joni
  • Jonie
  • Jonka
  • Jokohoma
  • Jokonita
  • Jola
  • Jolana
  • Jolanda
  • Jolande
  • Jolanthe
  • Jyvonne
  • Jira
  • Jirina
  • Jisa
  • Jiska
  • Jiskia
  • Jessy
  • Jitka
  • Jitta
  • Jity
  • Jika
  • Joy
  • Jika
  • Jetske
  • Jetta
  • Jette
  • Jetta
  • Jetty
  • Jeunesse
  • Jeva
  • Jewel
  • Jeywood
  • Jawa
  • Jawina
  • Jaya
  • Jazz
  • Jazza

The Best Cute Dog Names

The Best Cute Dog Names

Whatever age they are, your dog might be a stone-cold cutie. It might be hard to look at them without wanting to cuddle them. If that’s the case, you’ll want a name that reflects that. Here are some of the cutest dog names that start with J:

  • Juanita
  • Judah
  • Judy
  • Juicy
  • JuJu
  • Jules
  • Julie
  • Juliet
  • Julio
  • Julius
  • Jin
  • Jingles
  • Jinn
  • Jinx
  • Jessa
  • Jive
  • July
  • JJ


And there you have it. 100 of the best dog names that start with the letter J. You might have found the perfect name for your dog, or you might have been inspired to think of your own name for your friend. Either way, I hope you’re one step closer to finding the right name for your little pal.

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Celestine Gomez

I'm Celestine Gomez, worked for 5 years in an animal shelter in Los Angeles, California. Having noticed the inherent passion and zeal in me to care for pets, I took a step further to create a team of I and like-minded individuals to provide an informative resource in order to broaden the knowledge base of a regular pet owners.